West End LIVE 2024 in pictures and numbers: over 70,000 theatre fans come together in Trafalgar Square for Europe’s biggest free musical theatre festival

Tanisha Spring/ Moulin Rouge. Lucy St Louis and Alexia Khadime/ Wicked – Courtesy of Danny Kaan

Over 70,000 people flocked to London’s Trafalgar Square this weekend (Sat 22 & Sun 23 June) for West End LIVE, Europe’s biggest free theatre festival which has been hailed as ‘Glastonbury for theatre lovers’. Theatre fans travelled from all over the UK and even further afield for this unique and hotly anticipated event, presented on the Saturday by theatre stars Bradley Jaden and Mazz Murray, and on the Sunday by Cedric Neal and Zizi Strallen.

Six the Musical/ Courtesy of Danny Kaan

The weekend was packed with 11 hours of performances from an impressive line-up of over 50 of London’s top shows.

Musicals on the bill included West End LIVE favourites Back To The Future The MusicalThe Book Of MormonCabaretThe Choir Of ManDisney’s FrozenHamiltonHeathers The

Cabaret/ Courtesy of Danny Kaan

MusicalDisney’s The Lion KingMamma Mia!RSC’s Matilda The MusicalLes MisérablesMoulin Rouge! The MusicalThe Phantom Of The OperaTina – The Tina Turner Musicaland Wicked.

Hadestown/ Courtesy of Danny Kaan

These shows were joined by new hit productions making their West End LIVE debuts, including The Curious Case Of Benjamin ButtonFangirlsHadestownKathy & Stella Solve A Murder!Mean GirlsMJ The MusicalMrs DoubtfireStanding At The Sky’s EdgeTwo Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York)Why Am I So Single?and Your Lie In April.

Why Am I So Single?/ Courtesy of Danny Kaan

There were also special performances from West End stars Carrie Hope Fletcher, Mazz Murray (who also presented Saturday’s showcase) and John Owen-Jones, with Westway Music hosting a special slot featuring stars from their exciting roster of theatre performers including Christine AlladoLuke Bayer and Rachel Tucker, alongside recent Britain’s Got Talentwinner Sydnie Christmas.

Videos of the performances posted to the Official London Theatre YouTube channel have already accumulated over 2.1 million views, with that figure growing by the minute. Overall, the West End LIVE and Official London Theatre social channels had a reach of 1.8 million across the weekend.

Britain’s Got Talent’s 2024 winner Sydnie Christmas/ Courtesy of Pamela Raith

Tina the Musical/ Courtesy of Danny Kaan

West End LIVE would not be possible without the on going partnership between Westminster City Council and Society of London Theatre, or the support of TikTokLondon Heritage QuarterArt of LondonATGASDAThe Crown EstateDisney On StageDelfont Mackintosh TheatresFM ConwayFujifilmHeart of London Business AllianceNew West End CompanyNimax TheatresRegent Street and St James’sLW TheatresShaftesbury CapitalTheatre Royal HaymarketTrafalgar EntertainmentVeolia and Ontix.

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Written by Theatrefullstop