Events in London – 31 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Saturday 31st December

Eventim Apollo
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Club de Fromages New Years Eve Party

See in the New Year at the Eventim Apollo, and help Club de Fromage celebrate 2017 with a 10th birthday extravaganza!
O2 Academy Brixton
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RAM New Years Eve party, at the Brixton Academy

Brixton Academy will be holding a big New Year's Eve party night to help you see in 2017.
 

Theatre shows

Watch a play on 31st Dec, New Year’s Eve, or one of London’s musicals

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.
 

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 31 December for one of these family events

Garrick Theatre
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Potted Panto - seven pantomimes in one show

Dan and Jeff are back with seven shows in one -- managing to shoe-horn seven pantomimes into a single show!
London Palladium
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Cinderella - with Paul OGrady, Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium.
 

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Saturday 31st 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.
 
 

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 31 December

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.
Imperial War Museum
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Edmund Clark: State Control and the War of Terror

The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
 
 

Classical music

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

Barbican Centre
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Viennese New Years Eve Gala - Barbican Hall

See in the New Year with some Viennese waltzes performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johan Strauss Dancers.
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 31 December

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?
Saatchi Gallery
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Painters Painters - at the Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery's "Painters' Painters" exhibition showcases the work of nine artists who are inspiring the next generation.
 

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Saturday 31st December

Southbank
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Celebrate the New Year with Londons fireworks

Celebrate the New Year with about a bazillion other people, as they watch London's spectacular fireworks display.
Tower Bridge
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Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes - Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called 'Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes'.
Broadgate Ice Rink
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Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)

Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.
 
 
 
 
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