Enjoy performances from London’s most celebrated West End musicals and discover exciting new shows at West End LIVE, live and free in Trafalgar Square on 22-23 June 2024.
Theatre’s biggest stars will perform some of London’s leading musicals and must-see new shows.
This event is free, unticketed and very popular.
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West End LIVE is presented by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London and our sponsors.
West End LIVE is a free event and you do not need a ticket. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
Charing Cross, Embankment and Leicester Square are the nearest stations.
West End LIVE is a popular event, and you will need to queue. Each day a long queue forms for entry to the event. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee entry.
Once you are in Trafalgar Square, there is no re-entry without queueing.
There is no shade in the queue so please wear a hat if it’s hot or bring an umbrella and waterproofs if rain is forecast.
Entrance information will be available closer to the event.
Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.
To ensure your safety and that of those around you, bag searches will be in operation on entry. Please do not bring large cases or bags. Left luggage facilities are available at Charing Cross station.
Please do bring your own food and soft drink. Alcohol is not permitted.
Pimms, water, coffee and ice cream will be available to buy at the event.
Chairs are not permitted.
The event will be filmed and photographed. By entering the event you are consenting to being filmed and photographed for use online, on social media and in broadcast media
Free toilets are available in Trafalgar Square, located under the North Terrace by the steps.
An accessible toilet will be located on the North Terrace, close to the accessible viewing area.
An additional viewing area will be available on Pall Mall East, just outside of the Square where the event will be shown live on a screen, providing a more relaxed environment for those who may not be comfortable in crowds.
Entry to this area is via the general entrance, on the North West corner of the Square.
If you’re unable to join us in person, follow us on the West End LIVE Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels, and keep an eye on our YouTube channel for highlights from the weekend.
Please share your photos, videos, tweets and comments @WestEndLIVE
The West End LIVE schedule will be announced around one week before the event on westendlive.co.uk and social media.
The schedule is subject to change on the day.
WILL WEST END LIVE MOVE TO A BIGGER VENUE?
The event will remain in Trafalgar Square, the largest space owned by and available to Westminster City Council, the joint organisers of West End LIVE.
Trafalgar Square is in the heart of Theatreland, close to many West End theatres. This means shows and performers can get to us quickly and easily after their matinees and we can include performances from shows that wouldn’t be able to get to us if West End LIVE was further away.
The aim of West End LIVE and many of our sponsors is to bring more people into the West End, showcase the area and generate business for the shops, restaurants, theatres and other cultural venues surrounding Trafalgar Square.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
West End LIVE is an outdoor event without shelter or shade, so please check the forecast and be prepared.
We suggest layers and a raincoat if the forecast is cold and wet or sun cream and a hat if it’s sunny.
Please bring your own food and soft drinks and drink plenty of water in the queue and during the event if it’s hot.
DO I NEED A TICKET?
You do not need a ticket for West End LIVE. The event is free, and entry is on a first come, first served basis.
IS SEATING AVAILABLE?
West End LIVE is a standing event and there is no seating for the public except on the accessible viewing area. Fold up chairs will not be allowed into the event.
We host a sponsor area with seating for sponsors, producers and theatres who perform free of charge. I West End LIVE would not take place without the support of our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring West End LIVE, please email email@example.com.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Dogs are not permitted in the event except for Assistance Dogs on the accessible viewing platform. It is a very busy and loud event which is not suitable for animals.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINK?
Ice cream, water, coffee and Pimms will be available to buy in the Square. You can bring your own food and drink with you but no alcohol please.
There is one water fountain in the Square for which there will be queues. Please bring your own water.
The event programme will be available for sale in the merchandise tent. The schedule will also be available at westendlive.co.uk and on social media.
CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers are recruited via the council’s Westminster Connects volunteering programme [link to: Westminster Connects | Westminster City Council]. Please note you will be front of house, dealing with guest queries, updating people in the queue and helping in the accessible viewing area and information tent. There are no backstage or production volunteering roles.
Items handed in to the event team will be kept in the information tent on the North Terrace then handed to the police if they remain unclaimed at the end of the event.
WHEN WILL THE SCHEDULE BE ANNOUNCED?
The schedule will be announced in June, approximately one week before the event.