Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment

Since Victorian times, the Northbank district has been a vibrant player in London's Theatreland. Internationally acclaimed shows continue to pull huge audiences to this historic area. From long-running family triumphs like The Lion King at The Lyceum to powerhouse performances in Kinky Boots at The Adelphi, fans of musicals know the Northbank is a destination with top billing.

World-class actors love to appear live on stage at venues like The Vaudeville, The Duchess and The Savoy taking their place in a rich tradition of performance. Even the backstreets offer unexpected quirky delights – if you fancy a night at a Victorian Music Hall, head to The Players Theatre where they prove that Britain’s always had talent! If the roar of greasepaint gets too loud, try going for tea at The Waldorf Hotel, it’s just the place to spot actors tucking into a treat after catching their friends in a matinee.

The Northbank is alive with the sound of music in all sorts of venues. All year you’ll find glorious churches, art galleries and green outdoor spaces hosting musical events. Every season has its delights, from candlelit Christmas carols in beautiful churches to lazing in deckchairs on sunny afternoons of riverside jazz. Innovative bands rock the summer night in the spectacular setting of Somerset House and look out for one-off events turning Trafalgar Square into an urban festival. Starry nights see film-lovers taking their popcorn outside at Somerset House where Film4 Summer screenings provide a perfect London movie experience.

Picasso said “Every child is an artist” and the National Gallery runs exciting workshops for children who like their art to be playful. Check out events for all ages to get the creative juices flowing at the National Portrait Gallery and The Courtauld too.

On The Northbank