What’s on in London today
London events > Events in London today (Today) Thursday 5 May 2016 • O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush Suggs' one-man show will take you on a journey through his life, with a bit of talking, a bit of comedy, and a bit of music too. (Today) Thursday 5 May 2016 • Royal Albert Hall Electronic group Above and Beyond will be coming to London and the Royal Albert Hall, as part of their 'Acoustic Tour'.
(Today) Thursday 5 May 2016 • Udderbelly Festival Andy Zaltzman's 'Political Animal' show will be returning to the Udderbelly Festival to pass a satirical eye over a naughty planet. (Today) Friday 6th May 2016 • Eventim Apollo Shawn Mendes will be touring Europe this year, which will include two big nights at London's Eventim Apollo. Catch Shawn Mendes’s gig today at the Eventim Apollo in May.
(Today) Thursday 5 May 2016 • Roundhouse Britpop band The Bluetones are back on tour this year, and playing one night at the Camden Roundhouse. (Today) Thursday 5 May 2016 • Royal Festival Hall The Philharmonia Orchestra will be playing some classical works by Mozart, Beethoven and Elgar at the Royal Festival Hall.
(Today) to Thursday 5th 7th May 2016 • Soho Theatre Dane Baptiste will be appearing at the Soho Theatre in May, and performing his stand-up show "Reasonable Doubts". See Dane Baptiste’s show at the Soho Theatre on Thursday 5th May. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 11th September 2016 • Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's comic love story, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 4th June 2016 • Hampstead Theatre "Lawrence After Arabia" tells the tale of how TE Lawrence sometimes struggled with worldwide fame, and craved normality. See the theatre show Lawrence After Arabia today, at the Hampstead Theatre in London. (Today) to Thursday 5th 15th May 2016 • Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House will be putting on a performance of one of Richard Wagner's early operas -- "Tannhauser". (Today) to Thursday 5th 7th May 2016 • Soho Theatre Join Marcus Brigstocke at the Soho Theatre as he explains why he's got a long face in his new show -- and it's a long list! (Today) to Thursday 5th May 18th June 2016 • Donmar Warehouse "Elegy" imagines a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to medical science, and people can extend their life.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 14th August 2016 • British Museum This British Museum exhibition will explore the history of Sicily -- an important ccultural centre in the ancient and medieval world. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 6th September 2016 • British Library 'Shakespeare in Ten Acts' will show how William Shakespeare's plays have been transformed during the last 400 years.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 9th October 2016 • Queen’s Gallery The Queen's Gallery's "Butterflies" exhibition will showcase works by Maria Sibylla Merian from her "Metamorphosis". (Today) to Thursday 5th May 3rd July 2016 • Photographer’s Gallery The "Drawing and Photography" exhibition explores the different ways artists they used them to engage with the world.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 3rd July 2016 • Photographer’s Gallery This year's Deutsche Prize shortlist includes Laura El-Tantawy, Erik Kessels, Trevor Paglen and Tobias Zielony. (Today) to Thursday 5 May 7th January 2017 • New London Theatre The New London Theatre will be putting on a production of the classic Hollywood musical 'Show Boat'.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 8th October 2016 • Savoy Theatre Sheridan Smith will be starring in "Funny Girl" at the Savoy Theatre — sure to be one of the highlights of the theatre year. You can catch the popular musical Funny Girl tonight, at the Savoy Theatre during May. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 25th June 2016 • Duke of York’s Theatre "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington will be starring in Christopher Marlowe's 400-year old play, "Doctor Faustus". The theatre play Doctor Faustus will be shown tonight (5th May), at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
(Today) to Thursday 5th 21st May 2016 • Lyttelton Theatre "The Suicide" tells the story of a man who finds himself the most popular man in town, now that he wants to commit suicide. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 29th August 2016 • National Gallery 'Dutch Flowers' at the National Gallery will showcase some of the best Dutch flower paintings in the gallery's collection.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 4th September 2016 • Saatchi Gallery The Rolling Stones will be taking over the Saatchi Gallery with 'Exhibitionism' -- a journey through their entire career. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 6th November 2016 • Jason’s Trip Jason's Trip runs a beautiful painted 100-year old canal boat down the Regent's Canal, from Little Venice to Camden Lock.
(Today) to Thursday 5th 7th May 2016 • London Coliseum The London Coliseum is putting on Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard", with Glenn Close in the lead role. See Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum today, on the 5th May. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 31st October 2016 • Serpentine Spend a pleasant afternoon pedalling around in a little hire boat on the Serpentine, or catch the sun-powered SolarShuttle.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 2nd October 2016 • Criterion Theatre 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion Theatre is by the same guys as behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong'. (Today) to Thursday 5th 14th May 2016 • Old Vic Timothy Spall will be starring in Harold Pinter groundbreaking play "The Caretaker", at the Old Vic Theatre.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 9th October 2016 • Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood have captured The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine, and put them in their new exhibition. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 30th October 2016 • Phoenix Theatre The Phoenix Theatre is bringing back "Guys and Dolls", a tale of New York gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 9th October 2016 • Queen’s Gallery "From Caledonia to the Continent" includes works by Scottish artists from the reigns of George III up to Queen Victoria. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 26th June 2016 • National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition is called "Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky".
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 19th June 2016 • Barbican Art Gallery "Strange and Familiar: Britain Revealed" will explore how photographers have managed to capture the British identity. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 4th September 2016 • Geffrye Museum "Swept Under the Carpet" explores the life of servants in London, and the important role they played in everyday family life.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 5th June 2016 • Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Art's "In the Age of Giorgione" exhibition will include works by Titian, Giorgione and Bellini. (Today) to Thursday 5th 7th May 2016 • Menier Chocolate Factory You can see the premiere of Florian Zeller's new play, "The Truth", at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The Truth will be playing in London today, during its run at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
(Today) to Thursday 5th May 3rd June 2016 • Royal Academy of Arts The "Life of Line" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts will explore the work of illustrator William Heath Robinson. (Today) to Thursday 5th May 3rd July 2016 • V&A The Victoria & Albert Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by the 15th-century Italian painter Sandro Botticelli.