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London Theatre, Music and Concerts
London is a hive of activity when it comes to evening entertainment. Live music and concerts can be found in an eclectic mix of venues around the city. Here is a selection of venues with gigs and concerts worth watching.
What's On Music Highlights
With so many London gigs and concerts to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. Use this link : www.visitlondon.com to help you view the program of live music, London highlights and their top pick of London gigs, with plenty of information to help you make up your mind.
West End Theatre
A popular term for the mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of ‘Theatreland’. The West End theatres are famous for staging very successful long-running productions of musicals including household names such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Les Miserables and We Will Rock You.
There are over forty theatre houses in the West End. Some of the larger venues include Apollo Victoria Theatre, Dominion Theatre, London Palladium, Lyceum Theatre and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
And to see the shows that on for today at discounted prices from the official London Theatre’s own site.
Royal Albert Hall
One of the world’s most famous venues – best known for its classical music performances, the venue also hosts pop performances and has embraced a range of genres including rock and hip hop. You could catch stand-up comedy here as well.
Along with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the National Theatre is one of the UK’s most prominent public-funded theatre companies. There are three theatres within the National Theatre: The Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe. Each day up to three different shows are presented, a long with music in the main foyer prior to performances as well as free exhibitions. Also known as The Royal National Theatre, it has been located next to the Thames in the South bank area of London since 1976. The theatre presents a varied programme, which includes Shakespeare, other international classic drama and new plays by contemporary playwrights.
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.
Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.This theatre is the modern reconstruction of the Globe Theatre which was demolished in 1644. The theatre opened to the public in 1997 with a production of the famous Shakepeare play Henry V.
The Royal Opera House
Located in Covent Garden, Central London, The Royal Opera House seats over 2000 in the audience. Productions of Opera are shown here, as the name of the building suggests, as well as ballet performances.