Best events in London April 2017

Best events in London in April

Our guide to the best events in London during April 2017.

Theatre show in London: Stepping Out at Vaudeville Theatre

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to Vaudeville Theatre 'Stepping Out' has an amazing cast that includes Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tamzin Outhwaite.
Musical in London: An American In Paris at Dominion Theatre

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to Dominion Theatre "An American in Paris" uses the music of George and Ira Gershwin to tell the story of an American GI in post-war Paris. See An American In Paris at the Dominion Theatre during April 2017.
 
Art exhibition at National Gallery

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to National Gallery An exhibition showing two collaborations by the great Renaissance masters, Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo.
Musical in London: 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

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to Theatre Royal Drury Lane 42nd Street tells the story of a Broadway dancer who gets her shot at stardom when the leading lady gets injured.
 
Opera in London: Madam Butterfly at Royal Opera House

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to Royal Opera House Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' tells of the doomed love that Cio-Cio-San has for the American naval officer Pinkerton.
Comedy in London: Henning Wehn at Leicester Square Theatre

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to Leicester Square Theatre Henning Wehn is bringing his new stand-up show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to the Leicester Square Theatre.
 
Theatre show in London: The Goat at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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to Theatre Royal Haymarket TV star Damien Lewis will be starring in 'The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?', about the pitfalls of having an impossible affair. You can catch the popular theatre show The Goat at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in April 2017.
Music concert in London: Who at Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall The Who will be playing a new acoustic version of 'Tommy' at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
 
Music concert in London: Olly Murs at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena Olly Murs will be playing three nights at the O2 Arena in March and April, as part of his UK Spring tour.
Sport in London at River Thames

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River Thames The University Boat Race is a popular date in London's calendar - Cambridge have the lead over Oxford with 82 wins to 79.
 
Music concert in London: Lindsey Stirling at Eventim Apollo

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Eventim Apollo Electronic dance-star Lindsey Stirling will be coming to London in April and playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Childrens event in London at Harlem Globetrotters at Wembley Arena

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Wembley Arena American basketball legends Harlem Globetrotters are back in London to show off their basketball skills at the SSE Arena.
 
Classical music in London: Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall Every Good Friday without fail, the Royal Choral Society gives a performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Royal Albert Hall.
Childrens event in London at Harlem Globetrotters at O2 Arena

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O2 Arena The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London at The O2 to show off their basketball skills.
Comedy in London: Pam Ann at Leicester Square Theatre

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to Leicester Square Theatre Pam Ann will be celebrating her 20th anniversary when her 'Touch Trolley Run To Galley' comes to the Leicester Square Theatre.
Comedy in London: Jack Dee at Royal Albert Hall

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Royal Albert Hall Jack Dee has signed up to appear at Symfunny -- a charity night of music and laughs at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
Sport in London at The Mall

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The Mall The London Marathon is one of the premier marathons in athletics, twenty six miles from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace.
Comedy in London: Jimmy Carr at Eventim Apollo

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to Eventim Apollo Jimmy Carr is back on tour with his best jokes from the last ten years, and playing one night at the Eventim Apollo.
 
Classical music in London: Royal Festival Hall

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Royal Festival Hall Join the London Concert Orchestra for the flag-waving "Last Night of the Spring Proms" at the Royal Festival Hall.

That’s all of our top picks, but there are plenty more London events in April, including:

Frank Sinatra: An afternoon of music and danceApril 2017The Royal Festival Hall is putting on an afternoon of music and dance to celebrate the work of Frank Sinatra.

Eddi Reader (from Fairground Attraction)April 2017Eddi Reader was the singer in Fairground Attraction, and you can hear her when she comes to the Union Chapel in April.

Chris de Burgh, at the London PalladiumApril 2017Chris de Burgh will be coming to the London Palladium in April and is promising to bring ‘A Better World’ with him.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons — O2 ArenaApril 2017If you’ve seen ‘Jersey Boys’ then now you can see the real Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons when they play The O2.

80s star Billy Ocean, at the London PalladiumApril 2017When the going gets tough, the tough get going to see Billy Ocean’s gig at the London Palladium (what a terrible joke, I’m sorry).

Joe Bonamassa, at the Royal Albert HallApril 2017Joe Bonamassa will be playing a couple of nights at the Royal Albert Hall in April, to support his latest album.

Mahler’s Symphony No.8 — London PhilharmonicApril 2017The London Philharmonic will be playing classical music by Thomas Tallis and Gustav Mahler at the Royal Festival Hall.

Lindisfarne — at Under the BridgeApril 2017Lindisfarne are playing one night at Under the Bridge, with the original band member Rod Clements at the helm.

Ravel, Stravinsky and Turnage — Royal Festival HallApril 2017Marin Alsop will be conducting some music by Ravel, Stravinsky and Turnage at the Royal Festival Hall.

 
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