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West End LIVE 2024 announces theatre line-up for free Trafalgar Square performances

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The line-up for West End LIVE, which will take over Trafalgar Square for a free open-air extravaganza in three weeks, has been announced and will take place between Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June.  

Dubbed the un-ticketed Glastonbury for theatre-lovers, the stellar 50+ act line-up includes classics such as Disney’s Frozen, Mamma Mia!, and The Lion King. Debuting this year are Mean Girls, MJ the Musical, and Mrs Doubtfire. 

The production, in its ninth year, is produced by Westminster Council and Society of London Theatre, and is supported by: The Mayor Of London, TikTok, London Heritage Quarter, Art of London, ATG, ASDA, The Crown Estate, Disney On Stage, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, FM Conway, FujiFilm, Heart of London Business Alliance, New West End Company, Nimax Theatres, Regent Street and St James’s, LW Theatres, Shaftesbury Capital, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Trafalgar Entertainment, Veolia and Ontix. 

Debbie Jackson, Executive Director of Regeneration, Economy and Planning said:

We are thrilled to once again be celebrating West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square for a weekend of top-tier theatrical performances.  

“This free event showcases our commitment to making arts and culture accessible to our communities, providing residents and visitors with a unique taste of what the West End has to offer. 

“Theatre productions in the West End attract visitors from all over the world, providing a major boost to Westminster’s local economy, supporting jobs within the creative industries and inspiring the next generation into a career within the performing arts.” 

West End LIVE remains free as in previous years. The event will be BSL interpreted live by Omoyele Davey, Marco Nardi, Caroline Richardson, and the weekend’s performances, including with accompanying BSL interpretation for the first time, will be streamed on Official London Theatre’s YouTube after the event. 

The Council has continued to encourage disadvantaged communities living in the borough and city-wide, to join in and come together. 

Gates will open at approximately 10.15am on Saturday and 11.15am on Sunday. Entry to all areas is managed on a first come, first served basis and queues are expected. Entry cannot be guaranteed due to the event’s popularity. 

Official London Theatre will be backstage throughout the West End LIVE weekend sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes content across our social channels.

With more shows and acts being announced shortly, the latest line-up can be found on the West End LIVE website.

Published: 31 May 2024