Events in London - Wednesday 8th January

Need some inspiration for 8th January? The world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking was born on this day in 1942. He is best-known for his work on black holes, so why not visit the Royal Observatory at the top of Greenwich Hill and watch one of the star movies in their state-of-the-art planetarium?

Theatre shows on 8th January

Here’s a guide to all the theatre shows playing in London on Wednesday 8th January

A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

8 to A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre

Dear Evan Hansen

8 Jan to The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is coming to the West End for a five-month run at the Noel Coward Theatre
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

8 to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia - with the songs of ABBA

8 Jan to Mamma Mia is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan and uses the songs of ABBA

Family & Kid’s events on 8th January

Here are some good events for kids if you’re taking them to London on the 8th January

A Christmas Carol at Old Vic

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

8 to A Christmas Carol is returning to the Old Vic with a unique staging that will please everyone aged 8 and above
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

8 to Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahls Matilda - The Musical

8 Jan to Roald Dahls Matilda tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers

Art & Museum exhibitions on 8th January

How about spending a few hours on Wednesday in one of London’s art galleries or museums?

National Gallery
free

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

8 Jan to An exhibition of early works by David Bomberg alongside some of the Old Master paintings that inspired him
Royal Academy of Arts

Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy

8 Jan to Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Saatchi Gallery

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

8 Jan to More than 150 artefacts from Tutankhamuns tomb will be put on display to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their discovery
Royal Academy of Arts

Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits

8 to The Royal Academys landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freuds self-portraits in a single exhibition

Royal & Religious events on 8th January

See inside some beautiful buildings with one of these Royal or religious events

Queen’s Gallery

George IV - Art & Spectacle

8 Jan to An exhibition of paintings and porcelain from the Royal Collection that were collected together during the reign of George IV
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

8 Jan to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
 
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