Book tickets to West End musical theatre concerts
Appreciate the beauty of songs in West End musicals.
May 17, 2022 09:01
The West End is bursting with a variety of productions for all ages. There’s bright and bold West End musicals which are suitable for introducing little ones to live theatre. There’s heartfelt, sentimental London plays which will make you see the world with a different perspective. And in smaller London theatres, Off-West End shows often stun audiences before taking over the world.
There's one common theme between the vast majority of live theatre though — the use of live music and singing. Well what if there were London shows which put a spotlight on music and original scores? To take a line from Mamma Mia!, we say “Thank You for the Music” at these London musical theatre concerts.
Experience the best of London’s theatre scene without watching a musical and head to musical theatre concerts around the city. Whether these live music events feel like a festival atmosphere or they're more reflective, you'll leave these concerts with a wider appreciation for a show's music.
There's something happening on every London street corner. But what if you could escape the real world for a few moments and find a calm place? Head to the Actors Church in London and listen to a string quartet play musical theatre classics at Musicals by Candlelight.
The Icon String Quartet will perform songs from a variety of West End musicals currently running such as The Lion King, My Fair Lady and Moulin Rouge! The Musical. There’ll also be songs from beloved West End favourites including The Sound of Music and Cats.
The Musicals by Candlelight concerts will take place in a well-known theatre location too. St Paul’s Church is also called The Actors Church — a 17th-century church which gained its stagey moniker due to the opening of Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House.
Find a deeper meaning in the joy of musical theatre songs at Musicals by Candlelight.
ABBA are back in concert. And they're in London. Experience ABBA’s music in a new way that demonstrates the future of musical concert technology at ABBA Voyage. Step inside ABBA Arena, a new custom-built stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, and discover the joy of ABBA music once more.
The ABBA Voyage concerts will include avatars of all four ABBA members: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Even thought they won't appear in person, the custom ABBA avatars will be so lifelike, they'll still be in the room. Experience ABBA like never before. Head to the ABBA Voyage Dance Floor and book your tickets now.
For one night only, Dirty Dancing in Concert promises a nostalgia-fuelled, heady theatre experience combining the film and boogieing the night away like you’re ‘Baby’. During Dirty Dancing in Concert, you’ll watch the digitally-remastered Dirty Dancing film on a cinema screen. Then once the film's over, the party truly begins with a Dirty Dancing themed soirée and all your favourite Dirty Dancing songs rolled in one. Watermelons will likely be provided.
Samantha Barks and Hadley Fraser star in a one-off Chess concert performance at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The hit musical follows two chess grandmasters who battle it out on the chess board and for the affection of one woman. Chess songs include "One Night in Bangkok" and the infamous duet, "I Know Him So Well." Chess is in the West End on 1 August.
The Olivier-winning musical Kinky Boots heads to the West End in concert form this summer. The joyful and inspirational show follows Charlie Price, a shoe-making factory owner who saves his family business by creating a variety of shoes for drag queen Lola. Together, Charlie and Lola discover more about themselves and one another. The Kinky Boots concert cast includes Matt Wills as Charlie, Cedric Neal as Lola and Courtney Bowman as Lauren. The Kinky Boots concert is on 8 August.
There's many London shows based on historical events. But if you're looking to see the past come to life on stage, then why not see Treason in concert? The new musical is based on Guy Fawke's failed gunpowder plot. The Treason cast includes Carrie Hope Fletcher, Bradley Jaden, Daniel Boys and Les Dennis. See Treason in concert on 22 August before it inevitably blows up in the West End.
West End Does: Hollywood
Escape London for Los Angeles in this glitzy concert series that celebrate the best of Hollywood movies. All your West End favourites, including Rob Houchen, Amber Davies and Louise Dearman, will perform songs from the best movies of all time. Expect James Bond, Titanic, Disney movies and more.
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