Entertainment in WC2

WC2 Entertainment by category: Theatres (47), Cinemas (9), Comedy Clubs (9), Live Music (7), Jazz Clubs (5), Arts Centres (4), Classical Music (2), Bars (1)

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Somerset House
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld... More
Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, WC2, London EC4A | in WC2
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with... More
The Donmar Warehouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Housed in an impressive red-brick industrial building - at various times a brewery, a banana warehouse and a film studio - this tiny repertory theatre... More
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
BFI Southbank
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Belvedere Road, South Bank, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Originally the National Film Theatre, the BFI Southbank is the perfect film buff's cinema, with three large screens and a smaller studio space showing up... More
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2, London W1D | in WC2
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, WC2, London WC2B4LD | in WC2
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted... More
Leicester Square Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6 Leicester Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
In 2002 this compact, 350 seater opened with Taboo, Boy George's musical trawl through Thatcher's 80s and his own turbulent career, a production that ran... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling... More
CellarDoor
London > Entertainment > Bars
Zero Aldwych, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
The Victorians built their public buildings on a grand scale and they built to last, which is why this former public toilet makes a surprisingly... More
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... More
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a 100 million revamp that will see the 1960s... More
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
The Borderline
London > Entertainment > Live Music
16 Manette Street, WC2, London W1D | in WC2
This subterranean Soho music venue has played host to numerous big name acts since opening in the late '80s. Tiny and unbelievably intimate, you're guaranteed... More
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
Garrick Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Charing Cross Road, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Named after the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick, whose portrait hangs in the foyer bar, The Garrick is a fantastic piece of late-Victorian kitsch,... More
Adelphi Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
The Adelphi Theatre is a London institution - an historic venue with a long history of staging upscale musicals. Now a West End stalwart,... More
Duke of York's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martins Lane, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
This West End theatre has more than its share of name changes. Originally called The Trafalgar in 1894, it became the Duke of York's to... More
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2, London W1A | in WC2
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited... More
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique... More
12 Bar Club
London > Entertainment > Live Music
22-23 Denmark Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Averaging four acts a night, seven nights a week, this busy bar/restaurant is a great place to check out the variety of London's live music... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Wc2

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
Peroni Ambra: The Terrace
Foodie Events | Until 30th September 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

To celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event ...More

 
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Somerset House's new exhibition, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, invites visitors into a vibrant new scent scene. A ...More

 
Corpus: The Body Unbound
Exhibitions | Until 16th July 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Paintings selected by students of the MA Curating The Art Museum course, exploring how artists past and present have engaged ...More

William Henry Hunt: Country People
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Wc2

An investigation of the artist's depiction of rural figures in his work of the 1820s and 1830s....More

Bloomsbury Art And Design
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Wc2

A wide-ranging selection of objects including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the influential group....More

Michael McIntyre: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 10th July 2017 

Duchess Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Observational humour as the energetic and quintessentially middle-class stand-up tries out new material based on the absurd nature of everyday ...More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Wc2

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Sounds Of The City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wc2

The top 100 entries from The Prize For Illustration 2017, this year focusing on creative interpretations of the sounds heard ...More

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Nobu Shoreditch
Nobu Shoreditch
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At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
VQ Aldgate
VQ Aldgate
Dining 

Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
Shikumen Aldgate
Dining 

Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
Dining 

Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
Dining 

Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
Dining 

After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
Dining 

The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
Dining 

A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
Hampstead Beach
Hampstead Beach
Seasonal | From 2nd July 

JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
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The Revolution will be Photocopied
The Revolution will be Photocopied
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
Barnes Film Festival
Film Events | From 29th September 

Various Venues London

The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
September in London 2017
September in London 2017
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The Wellcome Collection explores the relationship between graphic design and health, The London Design ...More

 
 
 
 
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