Events in London – 16 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 16th December

The Forum
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Sham 69 - at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

Sham 69 will be doing some live shows in December, including one night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.
SSE Arena Wembley
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Korn and Limp Bizkit - SSE Wembley Arena

Korn and Limp Bizkit are back on tour together and co-headlining a show at the SSE Wembley Arena.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Friday 16 December, or one of London’s musicals

Hackney Empire
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Aladdin - Panto at the Hackney Empire

Come with Aladdin to the mystical world of Hackney, as he rubs a magic lamp and gets granted three wishes from a purple genie.
Eventim Apollo
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Brian and Robins Christmas Compendium

Join Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a night of science, music and comedy at their Christmas Compendium of Reason.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 16 December for one of these family events

Phoenix Theatre
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Peppa Pigs Surprise - at the Phoenix Theatre

Take your little kids to see "Peppa Pig's Surprise" and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.
Criterion Theatre
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Mr Poppers Penguins - family puppet musical

Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Friday 16th December and see an exhibition

National Gallery
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Australia’s Impressionists - National Gallery

The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia's Impressionist movement.
Tate Modern
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Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.
 

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 16 December?

Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Carols - Kings College Choir, Cambridge

King's College Choir Cambridge returns to the Royal Albert Hall to sing some Christmas carols and classical favourites.
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 16 December

Garrick Theatre
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This House - at the Garrick Theatre

'This House' takes us behind the scenes in Parliament, when the whips do all they can to coerce the MPs into voting the right way.
Imperial War Museum
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Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art

Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.
 
 

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Barbican Hall
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, at Barbican Hall

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Ravel at Barbican Hall.
London Coliseum
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The Nutcracker - English National Ballet

The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 16 December

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Trafalgar Square
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Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Friday 16th December

Alexandra Palace
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William Hill World Darts Championship

The William Hill World Darts Championship features 72 of the world's best players competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy.
London Olympia
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The London International Horse Show

The London International Horse Show will feature world-class show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competitions.
Museum of Comedy
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Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

Join the Thinking Drinkers for a Christmas-themed version of "Around the World in 80 Drinks" at the Museum of Comedy.
 
 
 
 
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