Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre have revealed the line-up for this year’s annual West End Live event in Central London.
The free, unticketed theatre event will take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2023 in Trafalgar Square in London.
Over 40 West End shows are scheduled to appear, including long-running shows Cabaret, Grease The Musical, Hamilton, Les Misérables, Disney’s The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, RSC’s Matilda The Musical, SIX, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Back To The Future The Musical, The Book Of Mormon, The Choir Of Man, Disney’s Frozen, Jersey Boys, Heathers The Musical, Magic Mike Live, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
New musicals in town that will appear at West End Live include Ain’t Too Proud, Aspects Of Love, Rodger & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, The Time Travellers Wife: The Musical, 42nd Street, Crazy For You, Glory Ride, Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical, Operation Mincemeat, The SpongeBob Musical, A Strange Loop and The Wizard Of Oz.
Billed as Europe’s largest free musical theatre festival, tens of thousands of theatre fans are expected to attend the event, which is organised by Westminster City Council in partnership with the Society of London Theatre, and with the support of the Mayor of London.
West End theatre owners and organisations that also participate and support the event include Ambassador Theatre Group, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, Disney Theatrical Group, LW Theatres, Nimax Theatres, Theatre Royal Haymarket and Trafalgar Entertainment. Their key partners include Edwardian Hotels, Shaftesbury Capital, Ontix, Art of London, The Crown Estate, FM Conway, Regent St and St James’s, Veolia, New West End Company, The Northbank BID and Shaftesbury Capital.
The event will be BSL interpreted by Omoyele Davey, Marco Nardi and Caroline Richardson.
Councillor Tim Roca, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Young People, Learning and Leisure at Westminster City Council, said in a statement: “West End Live is a highlight of the Westminster calendar so we’re very excited to invite fans to another weekend of incredible live performances in Trafalgar Square. Westminster City Council is committed to making live theatre, culture and the arts accessible for all of our communities, and events like this are a fantastic celebration of the world class theatre we have right on our doorstep.”
Check out photos and videos from West End Live 2022 here
West End Live 2023 – Full line-up
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life And Times Of The Temptations
Aspects Of Love
Back To The Future The Musical
The Barricade Boys
The Book Of Mormon
The Choir Of Man
Crazy For You
Death Note: The Musical
Grease The Musical
Heathers The Musical
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical
Disney’s The Lion King
Magic Mike Live
RSC’s Matilda The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
The Phantom Of The Opera
Queenz: The Show With Balls!
Roles We’ll Never Play
Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical
The SpongeBob Musical
A Strange Loop
Then, Now & Next
The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
We Will Rock You
The Wizard Of Oz
More shows and acts to be announced.