Celebrate Theatre At Home

All the world’s a stage… even from your living room

Shining a spotlight

While we’ve lowered the curtain at our theatres, the digital stage is set to bring the show online. If you’re looking for boredom busters, we have some of the best bits of West End that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Latest: Pilot Event

On Thu 23 July, The London Palladium hosted a spectacular live performance by Beverley Knight as part of the Government‘s official pilot programme.

The event, the first live, large-scale performance since the start of lockdown, was conducted with a socially distant audience, allowing us to test the wide range of new measures to support the reopening of theatres, at full capacity, all over the country.

To open the momentous event Andrew Lloyd Webber took to the stage to give an impassioned speech.

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Tune In

The show must go online! Check here for the latest streaming theatre shows online, digital broadcasts, and a plethora of live performances and events that are bringing fans and the theatre community together.

Lights, Camera, Movie Marathon!

From stage to screen (and vice versa), check out these films that were inspired by, or served as the inspiration for, productions that have called our theatres home over the years.

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Discover New Musical Theatre

The Other Palace supports emerging artists and contemporary writing, offering audiences the opportunity to see musicals in development. See what exciting new work is coming up and help shape the musical theatre landscape.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

West End theatres may be taking a short interval, but that hasn’t stopped our owner and legendary composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Make sure you’re following his social channels for the latest ‘Composer in Isolation’ videos, featuring singalongs from Joseph, song requests from Phantom, Q&As and much more.

Home Is Where The Music Is

Singalong to your favourite West End tunes with the LW Theatres Spotify Channel. You’ll find all your favourite musical theatre soundtracks and exclusive playlists from shows & artists that have called our theatres home over the years, including Phantom, Matilda and lots more. On this week’s rotation…

Video Vault

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again? Get your live entertainment fix with these recording sessions, live performances, interviews & more.

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History & Architecture

Step back in time and learn about the history of our incredible West End theatres, and the beautiful architecture and spaces that give each their own distinctive identity.

Go Backstage

One of the oldest theatres in the UK, Theatre Royal Drury Lane is a treasure trove of stories. Access all areas with Tour Guide David Kerby-Kendall.

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Wall of Fame

Find out about how we’ve commemorated the most celebrated artists to have trod the boards at The London Palladium.

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Celebrating Frank Matcham

In the centenary of the prolific theatre architect’s death, we shine a light on his life, career and most iconic venues. 

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The Extraordinary Tales of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Theatres

The Suffragettes regularly staged protests in London theatres. In 1914 they infiltrated a performance at His Majesty’s Theatre, (as we were known then), attended by the King in an attempt to press one of their leaflets into his hand. Despite not getting up close to the monarch, they managed to get up into the gallery and shower the stalls audience with their literature.

William Terris, a celebrated performer appearing in Secret Service at the Adelphi Theatre in 1897, was fatally stabbed by jealous actor, Richard Prince. His last words reportedly were “I’ll be back”. These may have some truth in them, as his ghost has allegedly been seen inside the auditorium.

On 11 May 1941 The London Palladium was hit by an unexploded German parachute mine. A Royal Navy disposal team soon arrived, but the bomb started ticking. After evacuating the area and waiting it out, the team were able to return and extract the fuse, rendering the mine safe. They then lowered it to the stage before disposing of it.

Back in 1766 Charlotte Chapel stood on the site of The Other Palace. It fell into disrepair and was converted into an ‘Electric Picture House’ in 1924. It was later redeveloped and opened as the Westminster Theatre in 1931, making it the first theatre on the site. The Chapel’s Crypt was still used as a dressing room, green room and bar serving unlimited red wine.

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up made the Cambridge Theatre his home for many years. Dating back to JM Barrie’s original play in 1943, to Lulu starring as Tinkerbell in the American musical adaptation of the story in 1987. Finally, Ron Moody and Nicola Stapleton brought a modern spin to the tale with the British musical Peter Pan in 1994.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane has been a site for entertainment since 1663 and is the world’s oldest theatre site in continuous use. Throughout history royalty and celebrities are known to have frequented Theatre Royal. Samuel Pepys, famous for his private diaries, attended performances during the 1660s. His diaries span over 10 years, detailing everyday life in over million words and provide much of what we know about theatre in the 17th century.

Stars On Stage

Look back at the legendary stars who have tread the boards of our historic theatres.

Read All About It

Check out our exclusive interviews with stars of LW Theatres past, present and future.

We caught up with Sophie Ellis-Bextor following the announcement of her show at The London Palladium, as part of her Kitchen Disco tour.

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Meet Arsenal’s most successful manager, Arsène Wenger OBE and the man who brought him to the Gunners, David Dein MBE .

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Ben Forster (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera) gives us his best lockdown recommendations.

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C-c-c c’mon and read our latest #TOPTalks post with Be More Chill‘s Scott Folan 🎮

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Ahead of his show at The London Palladium, we chat to actor and singer Luke Evans.

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Let The Music Play

We want to take a moment to celebrate the brilliant work done by those who have kept us all going during this difficult period.

● To all the NHS workers, carers and front line workers
● To our casts, crews, producers and partners
● To our staff, friends, families, colleagues and neighbours
● To our audiences

Thank you for your ongoing support in these uncertain times. We look forward to reopening our doors and welcoming you back soon.

*Designed by Matt O’Reilly from the Front of House team at The London Palladium