For the ninth year in a row this summer Trafalgar Square will play host to the very best from the West End stage. Once again the square will be filled with people wanting to experience the thrills of the top West End musical extravaganzas for free. If you have ever wanted to take in a West End show but never had the money or the opportunity West End Live is just what you have been waiting for. Spectators will be able to enjoy performances from the very best shows that the West End has to offer its audiences as well as being able to enjoy performances from some of the longest running musicals the stage has ever seen.
The event lasts for two days, and last summer it is estimated that more than half a million people attended the performances; this year they are expecting even more. With performances from shows like the Jersey Boys, Wicked, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, fans of the stage musical are not going to be disappointed. Aside from the on stage performances there are plenty of other activities that the whole family can get involved in. Many of the city museums will be hosting interactive exhibits and displays and some of the other London attractions will also be represented, bringing with them their own attractions to the event. The fact that this event is free means that people turn out in their thousands, and as you will appreciate there is only a certain amount of space available in Trafalgar Square, so the earlier you get there the better.
About the Event
West End Live takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2013. The aim of the event is to not only showcase the very best on the London theatre scene, it is also there to highlight the diversity and the high quality of the entertainment that can be found in the city. So where better than to showcase the very best that the city offers than right in its heart in the iconic setting of Trafalgar Square. There will be performances scheduled from every musical that has played and is playing in the West End as well as a number of live bands performing throughout the event. This event has become one of the most popular annual attractions that takes place in the city.
On Saturday June 22nd the performances take place between 11am – 6pm and on Sunday 23rd June they run from 12pm – 6pm. Entrance is strictly on a first come first served basis. There will be a wheelchair viewing area situated on the North Terrace, at the top of the steps. Access to the wheelchair area will be granted to one wheelchair user and one carer only. As this is a very popular event it is highly likely that you will be required to queue before you gain entry to the event space, so please be as patient as possible during this time, and take care of any personal belongings that you bring with you.