Archive – Events
An archive of past events in London, including queer and LGBTQ+ events, and exhibitions and events that have now closed
2018 Gay Events Calendar – Summer 2018
A quick run down of some of the queer events happening in London in 2018.
2018 Gay Events Calendar: January and February
A quick run down of some of the queer events happening in London in 2018.
2018 Gay London Events – Autumn & Winter 2018
A run-down of some of the best gay events happening in London in summer, autumn and winter 2018, from theatre and film, to exhibitions and parties.
9 to 5 The Musical
The classic camp movie 9 to 5 is live and onstage as 9 to 5 The Musical hits the West End!
A-Typical Rainbow at the Turbine Theatre
JJ Green brings his new musical A-Typical Rainbow to the Turbine Theatre this summer
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A
V&A London presents a major retrospective of fashion enfant terrible Alexander McQueen
The King's Head Theatre in Islington presents new gay play All That, as part of their 2021 Queer Season
Alyssa, Memoirs of a Queen!
For one week only, experience the magic of Alyssa Edwards as she sashays her way into London's West End with Alyssa, Memoirs of a Queen!
Another Country returns to London stage
A new production of Julian Mitchell’s gay classic Another Country is returning to London. The play was turned into a movie starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth and has become a gay classic for its career-defining performance by Everett as a gay public school boy in love with the blond and gorgeous Harcourt (played in …
Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed musical comes to the award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory in a new production starring Catherine Tate and Aaron Tveit.
Autumn Winter 2017 Gay Events Calendar
A quick run down of some of the queer events happening in London this Autumn and early Winter 2017.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre
The Broadway hit musical BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical comes to London.
Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming star in new LGBT plays at the Old Vic Theatre and BBC Four
New season of monologues around gay and LGBT themes to premiere at the Old Vic Theatre and on BBC Four this July
BFI Flare LGBTQI+ Film Festival 2021
London’s biggest queer film festival is back in 2021. Yes, okay, it still means having to huddle over our TV’s like in 2020 to see some of the best LGBTQI+ cinema around; and being all together in the dark was always going to be a better scenario. But this time the BFI folks have had …
BFI Flare LGBTQI+ Film Festival 2022
Flare is back as the British Film Institute celebrate LGBTQ+ film with its annual BFI Flare film festival
Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Based on the smash-hit movie, Billy Elliot The Musical is a dazzling theatrical experience.
Bishopsgate Institute LGBTQ+ Archive
The LGBTQ+ archives of the Bishopsgate Institute are a treasure trove of gay history
Black Friday London Theatre Offers
West End Theatre is running its annual Black Friday promotion, so grab a ticket bargain to over 40 great London Shows
Boys in the Buff at the Drayton Arms Theatre
A sexy, hilarious Christmas cabaret night at the Drayton Arms Theatre in West London.
Briefs: Bite Club at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Cult cabaret and circus troupe BRIEFS return to London's Southbank this Summer for more mayhem.
British Library: Gay UK – Love, Law and Liberty
A free queer exhibition at the British Library, looking at 122 years of gay history.
British Museum: Desire, love, identity exhibition
The British Museum has opened a major new exhibition highlighting LGBTQ histories, experiences and lives.
CATS at the London Palladium
Nicole Scherzinger stars in this major revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical classic CATS.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The spectacular, big-budget musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber's brand new musical Cinderella is now playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London's West End.
Cock starring Jonathan Bailey
COCK comes to the West End next year with Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey and Rocketman's Taron Egerton
Theatre / From 18 June 2021: Constellations returns to the West End, featuring four different casts including It's a Sin star Omari Douglas and Russell Tovey
Cruise at the Apollo Theatre
Set in late 80's Soho, Cruise is a vibrant and intoxicating true story starring Jack Holden
Damn Yankees hits London at the Landor Theatre
Classic musical Damn Yankees is given a sexy spin at London's Landor Theatre.
Dance Til Dawn at the Aldwych Theatre
Starring Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.
David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020
The Royal Academy of Arts big summer blockbuster is David Hockney's latest collection - The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020.
Dubbed a "Dragatha Christie" murder mystery, Death Drop is a riotously entertaining evening of fabulous drag and heinous murder at the Garrick Theatre
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album at the Royal Academy
A major photography exhibition at the Royal Academy highlights the work of actor Dennis Hopper.
Di and Viv and Rose at the Vaudeville Theatre
Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell star in smash-hit comedy Di and Viv and Rose at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Diary of a Somebody at the Seven Dials Playhouse
A new production of Diary of a Somebody, based on Joe Orton's diaries, at Seven Dials Playhouse in London.
Dick Whittington at the Phoenix Theatre
Drag entertainment company TuckShop are back in the West End this festive season for another round of mega-camp all-drag panto!
Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town at Above the Stag
Above the Stag queer theatre in Vauxhall has outdone itself this year, with fabulous LGBTQ+ panto Dick Whittington: A New Dick in Town.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre
Glamorous musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre.
DIVA: Live From Hell! at the Turbine Theatre
Luke Bayer stars in DIVA: Live From Hell at the Turbine Theatre.
Drag Fest London 2021
Re-scheduled from March, the mega festival of all things DRAG is finally back, with live performances a-plenty plus a drag market, comedy stage and more.
Drag stars Yummy Iconic at The Underbelly Festival
The ever fabulous and award-winning Yummy ensemble are back in London.
East is East at the Trafalgar Studios
Ab Fab's Jane Horrocks stars in the hilarious comedy East is East, based on the hit movie.
Electra at the Old Vic Theatre
Kristin Scott Thomas stars in Ian Ricksons' five-star revival of Electra at the Old Vic.
Evita at the Dominion Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's epic musical EVITA returns to London.
Exhibition: David Hockney retrospective at Tate Britain
A massive new retrospective of David Hockney's body of work, staged at Tate Britain
Exhibition: Queer British Art at Tate Britain
Tate Britiain stages an impressive exhibition exploring queer British art.
Fetish Week London 2022
Fetish Week London is back this year, running from 9 to 17 July 2022, after a 2 year absence.
Film: Swan Song starring Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans & Michael Urie
Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans and Michael Urie star in new movie, Swan Song from Todd Stephens
FOC IT UP with Kemah Bob podcast live at 21 Soho
Go see Kemah Bob live, recording their new podcast FOC IT UP with Kemah Bob at 21 Soho
Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre
The cult Broadway show hits London ripping the West End's best loved musicals to shreds!
Foxes at Seven Dials Playhouse
Exciting new Queer play Foxes returns to London's Seven Dials Playhouse
Francis Bacon: Man and Beast at the Royal Academy
This major new exhibition, Francis Bacon: Man and Beast at the Royal Academy, focuses on Bacon’s life-long fascination with animals
Gay Events Christmas 2014
What's on this Christmas in London, featuring the best gay-themed events for December 2014
Gay London Events – March 2019
Gay events in London this winter and spring 2019 including theatre and concerts
Gay London Events 2019 / 2020
Gay events in London this winter 2019 and 2020 including theatre and concerts including 9 to 5 The Musical, Sink the Pink, Cinderella, and Winter Pride
Gay London Events 2020 – Updated January 2020
Gay events in London in 2020 including theatre, concerts and exhibitions, from Mary Quant to Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Gay London Events January – February 2019
Gay events in London this January and February 2019 including theatre and concerts
Gay London Events Summer 2019
Gay events in London this spring and summer 2019 including theatre and concerts, from Christian Dior to the Pink Singers and London's Gay Men's Chorus
Gay musical “He Shoots! He Scores!”
Above the Stag gay theatre in South London premieres it's brand new musical "He Shoots! He Scores!" this Summer.
Gay play “Holding the Man”
Above the Stag gay theatre in South London premieres it's new revival of moving gay play "Holding the Man"
Gay Travel Links
The 150 Worst (& Safest) Countries for LGBTQ+ Travel An annual list of safe – and not safe – places to visit for LGBTQ+ people
Ghost Stories at the Arts Theatre
Prepare to be well and truly scared out of your wits at Ghost Stories.
Ginger Johnson’s Good Clean Fun at the Pleasance London
Ginger Johnson returns to London's Pleasance Theatre for riotous new show, Good Clean Fun.
Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Fast and furious, Great Britain is the hilarious new satire that is a riot of razor-sharp wit.
Homostash Roof Rave at Egg London
Homotash are back! Finally! And they are planning a very chilled out roof top evening on Sunday 8 August at Egg London.
Jarman at Greenwich Theatre
A new solo play called Jarman is debuting at the Greenwich Theatre this month, celebrating Derek Jarman.
Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre
Smash-hit Broadway show Jersey Boys continues to pack them in at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.
Jonny Woo’s All Star Christmas Cabaret at Battersea Arts Centre
The fabulously talented Jonny Woo is doing Battersea this Christmas, with his All Star Christmas Cabaret.
King’s Head Theatre 2017 Queer Season
The award-winning King's Head Theatre in North London is hosting a season of Queer plays for 2017, with work from playwrights including Jonathan Harvey, Kevin Elyot and Patrick Wilde.
La Clique at Underbelly Festival Cavendish Square
The original, trailblazing, genre-defining cabaret show La Clique is back in London
London Trans+ Pride 2022
London Trans+ Pride is happening this year on Saturday 9 July 2022, at Wellington Arch near Hyde Park in London.
LXZEvents at Libertine
LXZEvents are taking over swanky Libertine by Chinawhite for a queer party of DREAMS
Made in Dagenham The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre
Made in Dagenham is the brand new musical based on the smash-hit British movie and starring Gemma Arterton.
Memphis The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Broadway musical Memphis opens at London's Shaftesbury Theatre starring Beverly Knight.
Mighty Hoopla 2021
After last year’s cancellation, the Mighty Hoopla is getting back on track for another round of 7 stages of pop-tastic music.
Mighty Hoopla 2022
Mighty Hoopla is back in 2022, with more pop-tastic music in Brockwell Park on 3 and 4 June 2022
Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre
The spectacular, epic production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre in London.
Moment of Grace at the Hope Theatre
Award-winning play Moment of Grace returns to London, telling the powerful story of the moment Princess Diana famously shook hands with an AIDS patient.
My Son’s a Queer But What Can You Do?
Theatre / From 17 June 2021: West End musicals performer Rob Madge writes and stars in this one-man show at the Turbine Theatre this summer, which celebrates the joy and chaos of raising a queer child.
National Student Pride Festival 2021
Festival / 25 April 2021: Virtual this year because of Covid, but still promising students everywhere a fun festival of interviews, panels, club nights, performances and more.
National Theatre’s Queer Theatre event series
National Theatre to run LGBT A series of LGBT+ rehearsed readings, exhibition directed by Stephen Daldry, Tarell Alvin McCraney Polly Stenham.
New Year’s Eve 2018 Gay London Events
A quick line-up of gay events happening in London this New Year's Eve 2018
Noel Coward: Art & Style
Noël Coward: Art & Style is a glamorous new exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London, celebrating the style and glamour of Coward.
OFF London – Reawakening
DJ Pagano is producing another of his now infamous and inclusive parties, with OFF London Reawakening at The Steel Yard
ONCE at the Phoenix Theatre
ONCE is the joyous musical starring Ronan Keating* at the Phoenix Theatre
Out and About! at The Curve, Barbican
Out and About!: Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute is a free event coming to The Curve space in the Barbican this February and March.
Pleasance Theatre LGBTQ+ Season 2022
The Pleasance Theatre serves up another helping of LGBTQ+ plays, musicals and camp horror for History Month
Pride at the Palace
Pride at the Palace is a special benefit concert which brings together the West End's LGBTQIA+ performers and Queer stars to celebrate Pride.
Pride in London 2021 (Cancelled)
Festival / 11 September 2021: London’s biggest annual LGBTQ+ festival is back! The Pride in London organisation has announced the 2021 date – 11 September – based on latest UK government guidelines.
Pride in London 2022
London’s biggest annual LGBTQ+ festival is set to return in 2022 on Saturday 2 July, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pride in the UK
Queer Earth and Liquid Matters at Stone Nest
Queer Earth and Liquid Matters brings together artists, writers, filmmakers, sound and architecture practitioners to explore decolonial and queer ecologies.
Queer East Film Festival 2022
Queer East is the annual LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia
Queers and War: a conversation with Pussy Riot, Rain Dove and Queer Svit
An event about how LGBTQ+ people have been affected by the war in Ukraine
Qw’re First Birthday
Qw’re is heading home to Deptford to celebrate its first birthday – with a fabulous event Visual arts show, cabaret, big party and general queer joy and celebration is to be had – 10 September from 7pm.
Shakespeare in Love cast announced
News on the exciting new production of Shakespeare in Love at the Noel Coward Theatre in London
SHOW OF THE MONTH: Shakespeare in Love
The Show of the month is Shakespeare in Love - now playing at the Noel Coward Theatre
Sink the Pink: Farewell Ball
Sink the Pink is throwing one final queer party, with its Farewell Ball on 15 April 2022 at Printworks London
Sondheim Songtime: London Gay Men’s Chorus
London Gay Men's Chorus celebrate Stephen Sondheim at Cadogan Hall this April
A moving revival of Charles Dyer's 1960s play at the Southwark Playhouse starring Paul Rider and John Sackville
Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre
See explosive dance and music show STOMP at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
Straight White Men at the Southwark Playhouse
Following an acclaimed Broadway run, the hilarious Straight White Men arrives at Southwark Playhouse for four weeks only
Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Hit The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon gets a well-deserved West End transfer
Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum
The theatrical event of the year as Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel come together for Sweeney Todd in London
The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller is turned into an hilarious romp in this award-winning comedy
The Bodyguard starring Alexandra Burke
Whitney Houston musical The Bodyguard has a new star as Alexandra Burke makes her West End debut in London
The Car Man at the Royal Albert Hall
Matthew Bourne's extraordinary dance show The Car Man gets a spectacular new production at the Royal Albert Hall this June 2022
The Commitments at the Palace Theatre
The Commitments is a riotous, soul-filled musical night at the theatre
The Convert at Above The Stag
Ben Kavanagh’s timely play about conversion therapy gets a new revival at Above The Stag, directed by Gene David Kirk.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican
This summer the Barbican’s art gallery puts on the first major exhibition devoted to French fashion designer and gay fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier. It is hard to believe that Gaultier has been shaping fashion for over 40 years, and this major fashion retrospective aims to understand where he came from and how he got …
The gay man behind the Beatles
A new play explores the life of Brian Epstein - the man behind the world's most successful pop group, the Beatles.
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A
The V&A’s major new Summer 2014 exhibition looks at the world of Italian fashion in “The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014”. It promises to be a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day, exploring all of the key fashion figures who have contributed …
Epic, award-winning new gay play The Inheritance about the lives of multiple generations of New Yorkers
The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs at the Soho Theatre
Iman Qureshi's play The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs comes to Soho Theatre for a strictly limited season
The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me starring John Bell
TV's Outlander star John Bell is making his London theatre debut in the revival of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me by David Drake at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
The Normal Heart starring Ben Daniels
Larry Kramer's ground-breaking play The Normal Heart is to open at the National Theatre starring Ben Daniels.
The Queens’ Jubilee at Queercricle
Queercircle hosts its first archive exhibition this June - called The Queens' Jubilee
The Scottsboro Boys at the Garrick Theatre
Kander & Ebb's acclaimed musical The Scottsboro Boys comes to London directed by Susan Stroman
Topsie Redfern’s Crystal Balls at the Two Brewers
London drag performer Topsie Redfern brings Topsie Redfern's Crystal Balls to the Two Brewers this July.
UK Black Pride London 2022
UK Black Pride is back as a live event for 2022, running on 14 August 2022 at Queen Elizabeth Park in East London
Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre
The smash-hit Broadway show makes it to London in this FIVE STAR hit production
Welcome to Queer Britain
The brand new Queer Britain Museum opens on 5 May 2022, and the first exhibition is Welcome to Queer Britain.
West End Bares – Nude Dunnit?
The hottest night in the West End is back as WEST END BARES hits London.
West End Bares – Ruby Slippers: October 2017
London Theatre's charity night West End Bares is back for 2017. This sizzling event sees the West End's hottest stars perform for one night only - all in aid of raising money for HIV and AIDS projects.
What’s On at London Gay Pride Summer 2014
Check out what's on at this weekend's London Gay Pride 2014, including the Parade and performers including Conchita Wurst
White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre
A spectacular Christmas treat as Irving Berlin's White Christmas comes to the Dominion Theatre in London.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre
Pedro Almodóvar’s camp, cult movie classic gets a musical makeover in London starring Tamsin Greig.