West End LIVE is presented by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre with support from the Mayor of London. The show features free performances from London’s most celebrated West End musicals, live and free in Trafalgar Square.
No tickets are required, with entry operated on a first come, first served basis. To help keep everyone safe, all attendees over the age of 18 will be asked to demonstrate their Covid-19 status to gain entry to the event.
Saturday 18 September: 11am – 5pm
Sunday 19 September: 12 midday – 5pm
Entrances are located on the northern side of Trafalgar Square. Event stewards will be able to advise you of the queueing areas upon arrival.
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.
To help keep everyone safe, all attendees over the age of 18 will be asked to demonstrate their Covid-19 status using the NHS Covid Pass to gain entry to the event. Bag searches will be in operation and we would therefore ask that you keep luggage to a minimum. West End LIVE is a free event. No tickets are required with entry operated on a first come, first served basis. Due to the high-audience numbers you may well need to queue. Thank you in advance for your patience – it will be worth it.
The accessible viewing area is located on the steps that link the main square to the North Terrace. Demand for this area is extremely high. Therefore to maximise use of the space, we adhere to a ratio of one wheelchair/one companion. You must not stand in this area. Access to this area is managed by stewards on a first come, first served basis.
An additional viewing area is available on Pall Mall East, just outside of the Square where the event is relayed live on screen, providing a more relaxed viewing environment away from the body of the Square.
An accessible toilet will be located on the North Terrace.
This year’s event will be BSL interpreted. For any further accessibility enquiries, please email WestEndLive@westminster.gov.uk
Please visit https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/covid-19-response/how-to-use-the-nhs-app-to-demonstrate-your-nhs-covid-pass-in-england/ to find out how to obtain your Pass if you are aged 18 or over.
You do not need a ticket to attend West End Live and the event is completely free to attend. However entry is on a first come, first served basis.
This year, West End LIVE will remain a free, un-ticketed event. However to keep everyone safe, all attendees aged 18 and over will be asked to demonstrate their Covid-19 status to gain entry to the event.
This can be achieved quickly and easily by downloading the NHS App and using it to show either your vaccination or lateral flow test status, or evidence of natural immunity via a positive PCR test.
Alternatively you can download and show an offline version or present a printed a copy of your status instead.
This requirement will be updated in line with current Government guidance, so attendees are advised to check the West End LIVE website and social channels before their visit.
Do not visit West End LIVE if you feel unwell, have any coronavirus symptoms or have been told to self-isolate.
This is an entirely outdoor event, so dress for the weather! Bring layers and a raincoat if it’s due to be cold & wet and sun cream if it’s going to be hot! You are welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks but there will also be vendors available inside the event. You can also bring your own camp chairs if you want or need to sit.
Yes. There are toilet facilities within the Square and an accessible toilet on the North Terrace.
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. Event stewards will be able to advise on which queue to join.
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.
Follow along with us on the West End Live Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels, and keep an eye on our YouTube channel for highlights from the weekend.
West End LIVE is a popular event – you 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.
Check the weather in advance and dress accordingly.
Share your photos, videos, tweets and comments @WestEndLIVE
Buy theatre tickets from the official stores on site.
Please be polite and respectful to everyone you meet/encounter at the event.
On occasion, more people want to get into Trafalgar Square than we can accommodate. And so, if you are required to queue then please, please be patient and remember that West End LIVE is a free, un-ticketed event. We will do what we can to get you into the event as quickly and safely as possible.
If you have any specific questions about the event then please contact: WestEndLive@westminster.gov.uk
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