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Christmas At Kew

This Christmas head to Kew Gardens for its magical annual event.

There's something for everyone at this festive time of year as the one mile sparkling path winds its way through the world-famous gardens in a magical after dark experience.

Now in its fifth year, our new 2017 winter trail boasts over one million twinkling lights. Welcome to an enchanting world festooned with seasonal cheer as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.

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Here, fairy-tale meets fantasy as singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ever-changing ribbons of light, giant baubles, a tunnel of bubbles and a flickering Fire Garden await. And for the finale, criss-crossing laser beams leap to life at the Palm House, with jumping jets of light and kaleidoscopic projections.

See Santa and his elves at the North Pole along the way. Enjoy your favourite vintage rides*, gather to toast marshmallows and traditional festive fare, and browse in Kew’s well-stocked gift shops.

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• Wednesday 22 November - Sunday 26 November
• Wednesday 29 November - Sunday 3 December
• Wednesday 6 December - Sunday 10 December
• Wednesday 13 December - Sunday 24 December
• Tuesday 26 December - Monday 1 January


Christmas at Kew opens at 5pm and closes at 10pm.

Main Entrance - Victoria Gate: Choose from nine entry times every 20 minutes between 5pm and 7.40pm.

Last entry at the main entrance, Victoria Gate is at 8.00pm.

Tickets with pre-paid parking at Brentford Gate - choose from eight timed entry slots, at 20-minute intervals, between 5pm and 7.20pm. Last entry at 7.40pm.


Advance tickets from £16 (£10 for children). Friends of Kew receive further discounts. Booking fees apply.

Off peak pricing applies on the following dates: Wed 22 - Fri 24 Nov, Wed 29 & Thurs 30 Nov, Wed 6 & Thurs 7 Dec, Wed 13 & Thurs 14 Dec. Peak pricing applies on all other dates.

*separate charges apply for the vintage rides

VIP your experience

Why not make an evening of it with our VIP exclusive package - with fast track entry, access to a private area within The Botanical overlooking the beautifully lit Palm House Pond, and informal hospitality. The VIP upgrade costs £45 and can be purchased as an add on to your adult or family ticket. Children are welcome to join you, but no food or drink is included. VIP packages are available at 5pm, 5.40pm, 6.20pm and 7pm in conjunction with entry tickets at Victoria Gate.

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Kids Week 2017

There are loads of great shows taking part, so browse the listings now, helpfully sorted by age suitability.

Alternatively, you can book a Show & Activity package, where the show ticket also includes a free activity!

Kids Week is all about encouraging young people to get involved in theatre.
A child aged 16 or under can go free to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Parents can also purchase up to two extra children’s tickets at half price. Plus, there are no booking fees to pay!


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An Italian Themed Food & Drink Event Comes to London's Studio 338!

Coming to London's Studio 338 is the Italian themed -  'The FoodFather - A Mob Family Wedding Special' presented by FatBoiz.  


Themed around the wedding of a fictional Italian crime family (The Tagliatelles) guests can enjoy a mix of London's best  pasta, pizza, cannoli and other authentic Italian recipes! 


The event will feature: 

[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A big band playing some of the best Italian hits
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A Cabaret Show with singers, musicians, comedians and host - Tommy Riccottone (The FoodFather's Godson)
[INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER][INCOMPATIBLE CHARACTER]A wedding photographer - please wear your finest!

Guests are asked to dress for the occassion!

Tickets for 'Fatboiz Presents: The FoodFather - A Mob Family Wedding Special' are on sale with See Tickets now  



What's on at the Underbelly Festival Southbank?

Hang out in the sun, get some drinks in and see one of these unique shows at London's Southbank:

Catch Me (Attrape-Moi)

High flying, fearless, and fantastic fun, a circus sensation that has astounded audiences around the world with adrenaline pumping feats of extreme acrobatics, dramatic turns on a trampoline, and inventive parkour. This incredible display of athleticism and showmanship makes its London debut.

Tickets from £16.80


Jungle Book

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling's classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family.

Child tickets for £12.00

Adult tickets for £21.60


Knightmare Live

The critically acclaimed comedy stage adaption of the cult TV classic is now bigger and better than ever. Multiple dungeoneers will be required to take on Lord Fear's catacombs of evil in a mostly improvised quest. Every show is different, every room a new challenge.

Tickets for £18.60


Casus: Driftwood

An international circus sensation, renowned for their aesthetic of delicately human circus, Casus play London for the first time, following rave reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. As we drift along the current of life we are shaped by the humans we encounter.

Tickets from £24.00

Briefs: Close Encounters

Having glitter-bombed the globe as we know it with their iconic and hilarious brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy, the Briefs boys are now ready to explore the third dimension. With their trademark skill and humour they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency.

Tickets from £24.00

Narcos - DEA Agents Murphy and Pena Live

Hot off their successful 2016 tour, DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena bring their conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar to Edinburgh with four nights at the Grand Hall of the New Town Theatre for Edinburgh Fringe.

August 4th / 5th / 6th / 17th
Grand Hall, New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

"Narcos - A Conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar with DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena" - The real life actions of Murphy and Pena were the inspiration for the hugely successful Netflix crime series 'Narcos', which tells the story of Colombia's infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar's fight to maintain his position as its most powerful player. In a rare treat for 'Narcos' fans, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena will be delivering their first hand account of the real life capturing of Pablo Escobar!

Tickets for Narcos - DEA Agents Murphy and Pena in Edinburgh are on sale now with See Tickets   


NASS Festival announce new acts for 2017!

The action sports and music festival is back with a bang this July with headliners Method Man & Redman, Pendulum and Kano and international pro skate & BMX competitions.

Other acts just announced include High Focus & SIKA Records Showcase, Big Narstie, Dub Pistols, Calyx & Teebee, Rejje Snow, General Roots, Evil B, Logan D, Premise, M Blaze, DJ Darko, Linguistics and Klimax.

See the full line up so far:


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On Blackheath 2017

The line-up for OnBlackheath 2017 has been announced! On Saturday Travis will headline, with Metronomy, De La Soul, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Steve Mason and a special guest to be announced.

The Sunday will be headlined by The Libertines with Seasick Steve, Jake Bugg, Fun Lovin' Criminals and more.

In addition to the musical line-up, OnBlackheath will also feature food stalls and family friendly areas.

Tickets for OnBlackheath go on sale with See Tickets at 9am on Friday 28 April.  


Mindhorn Competition

Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis).

Directed by Sean Foley, and starring Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter and Steve Coogan, MINDHORN is British comedy at its best.

Mindhorn Trailer 

Enter now for your chance to win a pair of tickets to a special preview screening of the film, featuring a special cast appearance at Picturehouse Central on 30th April

Question: Which famous British comedian starred alongside Julian Barratt in The Mighty Boosh as Vince Noir?

A: Ricky Gervais
B: Noel Fielding
C: Bill Bailey 
D: Lee Evans

This competition has now ended

1. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
2. Competition is open to UK residents only.
3. The Prize for one Winner is two (2) tickets to the Mindhorn special preview screening featuring a special cast appearance at Picturehouse Central on 30th April.
4. There is no cash or other alternative to the Prize stated. The Prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. If a Winner is unable to attend the event, no substitute prize will be offered.
5. No travel or accommodation is included.
6. Closing Date : 27th April 2017 at 9:00am.

Casting announced for Dick Whittington pantomime at London Palladium

Hot on the heels of Cinderella, pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium for Christmas 2017. An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington will open on Saturday 9 December 2017.

Featuring an all-star cast including the fan favourites from last year’s show, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers.

Topped off with spectacular sets, special effects and plenty of laughs, you'll need to book early to secure the best seats for the greatest pantomime adventure of them all!


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Dick Whittington Cast

Exciting news! Andy Murray to play on Tuesday 20 June at the Aegon Championships

Record five-time champion Andy Murray will launch the defence of his Aegon Championships title on Tuesday June 20 at The Queen’s Club, Tournament Director Stephen Farrow has announced.

Murray, who returned to action with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Gilles Muller in Monte Carlo today, will play the clay court season before arriving on the grass at The Queen’s Club, where he has won the title in 2009, ’11, ’13, ’15 and ’16. In 2013 and 2016, he also went on to win the Wimbledon title.

The World No.1 will have his work cut out against one of the strongest line-ups ever assembled at the Aegon Championships. The full entry list will be released in the second week of May, but the following players have already confirmed they will play the event, along with Murray, from June 19-25:

·         Rafael Nadal

·         Stan Wawrinka

·         Milos Raonic

·         Grigor Dimitrov

·         Nick Kyrgios

·         Juan Martin del Potro

·         Jamie Murray.

Earlier this year, Murray made a career-commitment to play in the Aegon Championships, and the BBC announced that they will cover the tournament until at least 2024.

The Aegon Championships is expanding its Centre Court capacity by more than 30% for 2017 and has sold more than 9,000 tickets than ever before. Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June are almost completely sold out, but there is still limited availability on the other days of the tournament.

Last year, the Aegon Championships was voted ATP-500 Tournament of the Year by the players - the fourth successive year that the event has received a tournament of the year award.

Book Aegon Championship Tickets here

Easter events at the Doctor Who Experience

This Easter, it's monster time... !

Saturday sees the return of Doctor Who to our screens and to celebrate a new series of thrilling adventures and monsters, the Doctor Who Experience is hosting some exciting events, including their biggest monster event YET on Saturday 15th April and the return of the popular TARDIS set tours PLUS the world premiere of the Doctor Who Mr Men collaboration on Saturday 22nd April. 

Find out more and book tickets via the links below

Monster Day Out

TARDIS Set Tours

Doctor Who Mr Men collaboration

Reload Festival

Returning to Norfolk Showground, Norwich is Reload Festival which is back with a huge line-up of pop, club, soul and disco artists for a weekend packed full of floor fillers. 

Artists on the 2017 bill include: Billy Ocean / Blue / Soul II Soul / Craig Charles / Level 42 / Trevor Nelson / Jocelyn Brown / ASWAD / Brand New Heavies  / Danny Rampling / Mungo Jerry / Human Jukebox / Jay Funk and many more.  

Early bird tickets for Reload Festival are on sale with See Tickets. Early bird offer ends 25 April  



European Premiere of Working comes to Southwark Playhouse

Gillian Bevan (Teachers, Holby City), Dean Chisnall (Blood Brothers), Krysten Cummings (Rent), Siubhan Harrison (Guys and Dolls), Peter Polycarpou (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Oaklahoma) and Liam Tamne Rocky Horror Picture Show)  lead the cast of the European Premiere of WORKING, directed by Luke Sheppard, with choreography by Fabian Aloise which opens at Southwark Playhouse on 2 June 2017 for a limited seaon

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner 
Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with
the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel
About What They Do.

The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the
creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.

This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of
those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the
waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that
make up a nation.

WORKING employs a range of musical styles and genres from contributing
composers, including five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-
Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) as well as Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers
& Susan Birkenhead.