West End LIVE is presented by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London.
The event celebrates and promotes London’s cultural offering and is a key fixture in the capital’s event calendar, growing in popularity year-on-year.
Now in its 14th year, the show features stellar performances from London’s most celebrated West End musicals on a specially built stage in Trafalgar Square. In 2017 over more than 30 shows performed over the course of the weekend to an audience of thousands.
A range of merchandise, refreshments and interactive, family-friendly exhibits will also be available in Trafalgar Square.
The event is completely free to the public and no tickets are required. However, entry is on a first come, first served basis.
The accessible viewing area is located on the North Terrace and is managed by stewards on a first come, first served basis.
To maximise use of the space, please note that we operate a policy of allowing one wheelchair / one carer into the viewing area.
Please enter via the North West gate (off Pall Mall East, by the 4th Plinth) where stewards will guide you to the area.
Please note that bag searches will be in operation.
Whilst we try to minimise queuing times as much as possible, please note that due to the popularity of the event, there may be occasions where there are delays getting you into the event arena. As spaces fill up very quickly we advise you to arrive early.
This year’s event will be BSL interpreted.
For any further accessibility enquiries, please email WestEndLive@westminster.gov.uk
Saturday 16 June: 11am – 5pm
Sunday 17 June: 12pm – 5pm
Entrances are located on the northern side of the Trafalgar Square. The Southern part of Trafalgar Square is exit only.
Entrance A (North West corner) will open at 10:15am on Saturday and 11:15am on Sunday
Entrance B (North East corner) will open at 10:30am on Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday
Please note that West End LIVE is a free event and that no tickets are required with entry operated on a first come, first served basis.
West End LIVE is a popular event and due to the high-audience numbers you may be required to queue. We thank you in advance for your patience – it will be worth it!
Bag searches will be in operation and we would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation.
The closest mainline station is Charing Cross.
Charing Cross, Embankment and Leicester Square underground stations are a five to ten minute walk away.
Check your journey before you travel at: tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
When arriving at Trafalgar Square make your way to the entrance arches which can be found to the north of the site.
Please note that West End LIVE is a popular event and that due to the high-audience numbers you may be required to queue to get into the event site.
Bag searches will be in operation and we would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation.
West End LIVE is a popular event – attendees are advised to arrive early.
Please make sure you drink plenty of water – refreshments will be available in the square, but feel free to bring your own (though no alcohol please).
Bring sun cream (you never know, it is June after all!).
Share your photos, videos, tweets and comments @WestEndLIVE
Buy theatre tickets and merchandise from the official stores on site.
Please be polite and respectful to everyone you meet/encounter at the event.
Above all, enjoy yourselves!
If you have any specific questions about the event then please contact: WestEndLive@westminster.gov.uk
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