Plan New Year's Theatre Breaks Now

Plan New Year’s Theatre Breaks Now

New Year’s Theatre Breaks It’s that time again, and Christmas is coming. But never mind, it will soon be all over – yay! But what are you doing for New Year’s? If you don’t plan anything you can end up staying in and watching Jools Holland and friends only half pretending it’s New Year’s Eve […]

2012 Theatre Breaks in the Olympics and Jubilee Year

2012 Theatre Breaks in the Olympics and Jubilee Year

2012 Theatre Breaks 2012 is a special year for the United Kingdom and theatre breaks, not just because of the London 2012 Olympic Games, but also because it’s the The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year as well. That means a lot of extra activity and tourism in central London which will have an effect on the […]

Theatre Breaks in December - What's On

Theatre Breaks in December – What’s On

Theatre Breaks for December An occasional list post about current musicals and plays for London theatre breaks.  With a few shows closing at the end of October or in November the list of what’s on for December theatre breaks in the West End should look like this: Musicals for Theatre Breaks We Will Rock You […]

Theatre Breaks in London

Theatre Breaks in London

Why Theatre breaks in London Theatre breaks in London are an excellent way of having a short holiday in the capital. You can combine a show with sight-seeing and a little shopping and turn a couple of days into a real mini-break. When you are choosing your main show you need to decide whether you […]

Billy Elliot London

Billy Elliot London

I thought I’d do a series for the magazine of my top 5 classic shows that I think everyone should see. I’m going to start with Billy Elliot and try to explain exactly why Billy Elliot (London) remains one of the best choices for theatre breaks. Billy Elliot London Billy Elliot the musical started in […]

West End Guide - West End Live 2009

West End Guide – West End Live 2009

West End Live West End Live is an annual event usually held in Leicester Square towards the end of June. Most of the big musicals take part and extracts are performed live on a stage in the Square. The whole event is free and, although it can get very busy, well worth a visit. If […]

Theatre Breaks to Classic Shows

Theatre Breaks to Classic Shows

Planning your Theatre Break When you are planning a theatre break often the safest option is to pick a classic show that you know will deliver a good night out. These are the shows that have been running the longest and have the best established productions. Theatre breaks to these shows are often a little […]

West End Guide - Theatreland

West End Guide – Theatreland

West End Guide – where is “Theatreland”? In the heart of the West End of London is an area sometimes called ‘Theatreland’. Traditionally it is bordered by The Strand to the south, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, and Kingsway to the east. Important streets with theatres include : Drury Lane, […]