West End Live Moves to Trafalgar Sq, 18 & 19 JunDate: 24 January 2011
Dates and location for the seventh annual West End Live, the world's largest free theatre festival, have been announced with the event being staged on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2011 in Trafalgar Square.
The free theatre festival, which is organised by Westminster City Council and supported by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), will be relocated to Trafalgar Square due to the renovation of Leicester Square, where the event has previously taken place.
The line-up for this year's event has not been announced, but is likely to include some of the West End's biggest shows. Last year's event attracted nearly a quarter of a million visitors across the two days, despite the distractions such as the World Cup and Wimbledon.
Last year West End Live featured performances by 23 hit shows including Sweet Charity, Billy Elliot, Wicked, Hair, Chicago, Love Never Dies, Avenue Q, Sister Act, Grease, Mamma Mia!, Stomp, Dirty Dancing, Thriller Live and We Will Rock You.