Open Run, Victoria Palace Theatre, 8 Victoria St. Astounding sets and configuration; magnificent play about boy from mining town who pursues ballet career in spite of father's & community discomfort; also about local solidarity during the Thatcher years.
Ongoing at BFI Southbank, screenings of over 2000 classic and contemporary films every year, over 1000 hours of free film and TV in the Mediatheque, plus two restaurant/bars. The BFI National Archive holds a magnificent collection of film and television, from the birth of cinema to today; also posters, images, publicity material, original scripts, letters and other artifacts.
Full spectrum of Off West End theatres; heady darkness, dangerous passion of little powerhouses above a pub, under a railway bridge, in a disused warehouse, a butcher's shop or a shopping centre. Taking risks to push boundaries of live performance, entertaining intellects, stretching imaginations -breeding grounds for new talent, new ideas to feed, reinvent, reinvigorate our culture.
Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month, 10pm-late, Union 2, Goding St, Vauxhall. No clothes needed dance-floor & play room. Largest UK men-only, all-naked dance club, all-body types, all-ages 18+. Regular DJs keep the dance-floor busy all night. Also monthly Naked Foam Dance Party: Saturday 10pm-5am - see website for dates.
Every Friday at Barcode, club night for fit and sport-loving lads who come to socialize, cruise, dance, and get up on stage to vie for cash prizes in the weekly amateur strip contests. Dress in track suits, caps, trainers/sneakers, sports gear. Dance to vocal, progressive and tech from DJs PJ and Pete Blakely. No cover charge for guys sporting 8" or more.
Fridays, 11pm-4am, at Heaven. Three rooms of music: Main Floor - 70s & 80s; Star Bar - 90s; The Island & Pop Room - 00s. Travel "the G-A-Y Tardis" through four decades - just by going from one room to another.
Every Friday night/Saturday morning at Union, Vauxhall. Saturday morning afterhours dance club, gay and straight scene. No pop, no commercial dance music, just cutting-edge underground tech house. £7 with a flyer, ad or invite.
Friday night/Saturday morning, 1am-noon, at Fire, (Protocol entrance), 6a South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. Stripped down underground vibe, two rooms, each with completely different music styles. DJs; D’JOHNNY, PAUL HERON, GONZALO RIVAS, GEORGE SHARP, ZACH BURNS, TERRY BRYAN, ARNALDO NOVAIS, PHIL PARSONAGE, CHRIS BROGAN, MICHEL MIZRAHI.
Saturdays, 11pm-5am at Heaven Under the Arches, off Villiers Street, Charing Cross. The UK's biggest weekly gay party, wide range of music, younger dance crowd, world class pop act performances. Several dance areas play a wide range of music: the best in 80s & 90s pop music, Electro House, commercial dance and R&B. New releases and special events and guest performers.
Saturdays weekly, 10pm-6am at Pulse, Southwark St, Vauxhall. 18+ men-only for big guys & friends, no attitude, value for money dance/cruise/booze; bears, cubs, chubs, muscle bears & admirers of all ages, backgrounds, tastes & sizes: “one club fits all” ethos. DJs Christian M, Alex Logan, Joe Egg. November 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013.
Sunday mornings, 3am to noon at Area. In three rooms, featuring London’s most talented DJs and performers, and dancing well into Sunday. Resident DJs: Steve Pitron, Mike Dower, Paul Heron, D’Johnny, Fat Tony, HiFi Sean, David Jimenez, Maze & Masters, Jamie Head, Fabio Luigi, Daniel Braggins, Zach Burns, Adam Turner and special guests. For more info see website:
Every Sunday, 2pm-midnight, at RVT, 372 Kennington Lane, the fabulous show from the amazing and talented D E EXPERIENCE (on stage 5.30pm; huge dance anthems and commercial house from resident DJs: SIMON LE VANS, ANDY ALMIGHTY, SEAN SIRRS. Entry £8 til 7.30pm and £5 thereafter.
Sundays 6pm-1am, at Area. Sunday soiree,super-cool surroundings. Unique DJ line-up includes: FABIO LUIGI / MISWHITE / ZACH BURNS / LEE HARRIS / NATHAN SIX. Society hosts: MARTIN PRINCESS RAB with JONNY HOOLEY & Chris Chandler. Hot party people, naughty Vauxhall clubkids, monthly theme parties, state-of-art sound and lights, large outside terrace with heating, Embankment chill zone.
Every Sunday (except first) 6-10pm, every Wednesday 7-11pm Naked Only at Backstreet, East End. Totally naked except footwear, original Backstreet nights. All kinds, 18+ men, climate controlled, heated smokers' terrace, full bar, horny visuals. Saturdays Semi-Buff 6-10pm, underwear, shorts, boxers, or naked. See website for Hardplay dates.
Every Sunday night/ Monday morning, 11pm-10am (or later) at Fire, South Lambert Rd, Vauxhall. Unadulterated, uplifting Funky House Music from DJ Fat Tony + up and coming talents and true Orange heroes -- "Sunday nights are no longer dull and boring." Lock In 6am "until you decide..." at Lightbox entrance.
Every Monday and Wednesday, 10pm to 1am, at Underground Club, "where hard men cum" No dress code. Crowd: Men only, hard, up-for-it guys. Music: Sleazy and dirty house music. Entry: FREE!
Every Monday night, 11pm-5:30am, at Heaven, The Arches.Presenting some of UK's leading DJs, upfront and uplifting vocal progressive house, the coolest hip hop & RnB via Top 40 pop, guilty pleasures, relaxing lounge bar, chill out games arcade. POPCORN operates a strict EVERYONE WELCOME door policy. See website for weekly DJ lineups, and special theme events:
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 8pm-midnight at East Bloc, 217 City Rd, Shoreditch. Labyrinth of small rooms, booths for private sessions, maze, video room, dark room for frisky moments -- perfect for spanking and other punishment! Smokers area, discrete entrance. Wear anything you want. Army, leather, rubber, uniform, industrial or as you are. No dress code!
Second Wednesday 6-10pm and Fourth Friday 6:30-11pm at Underground. Butt Naked sessions they tape the fun on the dance floor and in the cruise/maze area, then make DVD copies for participants to keep. Get naked and play! - masks optional. They also do Pants, Feet, Spankz, and City Boys, a suit and tie club "for a big office orgy."
Wednesdays/Thursdays 2-8am, at Club No. 65 (former Covert), 65 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall. Electro, tech, nu disco, deep, minimal, classic house polysexual dance/after party.
Thurdays 11pm-4am at Heaven, Under the Arches, off Villiers St, Charing Cross. Fun with or without your clothes on. Anyone can enter the strip contest and let it all hang out! Mixed, mostly gay crowd. Mostly guys get on stage and take off all their clothes, hoping to win the £100 cash prize. Email email@example.com to enter a future contest.
Thursday nights/ Friday mornings, 12-10am, Protocol at Fire, Vauxhall. The only way to start your weekend - the deeper sound of house, London’s finest DJs week in and out without taking itself too seriously! Two dance floors offer laid back party tunes and best in house music; state of the art sound and light systems, and sophisticated lounge areas.
December 4, 2013 - January 26, 2014, at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. Premiered in 1995, now firmly established as a modern day classic, and best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. Bourne blends dance, humor and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs. "Powerful, entertaining and visually splendid" -TIME OUT
December 7, 2013, 11pm-7am at Coronet Theatre. Signature super-scaled We Party production/dance shows with Spanish flair, a latin-inspired showpiece to knock your tango high-socks off! DJ lineup TBA. Guapo-packed outrageous show featuring some of the hottest dancers on the circuit.
December 7, 2013, 2013, 10pm-6am, at newly relaunched Fire, Vauxhall. Hi-octane deep bass, house and electro DJs and artists: LA-based garage house legend Todd Edwards; Irish producer Krystal Klear; London’s young MADTECH’s Applebottom, Sheffield’s Walter Ego, US underground sensation Goldroom; Two Door Cinema Club, Gigamesh, Beataucue, Logo, Maze + Masters.
December 8, 2013, 3am-noon at Area (as a golden palace). Gold envelopes with prizes for first 150 paying guests, hot shot boys, dancers in special outfits + pumping sound to carry on from WE Banana well into Sunday morning. DJs Fat Tony, Hifi Sean and GSP plus D’Johnny, Maze & Masters, Dmitry Strigun, Jamie Head, Ania Iwinksa, Miro. HOSTS: JJ CLARK and ALFONSO CINQUE
December 13, 2013, 10pm-3am, at The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Sq, London. This Christmas treat yourself to a great Latin party, great location, great bar prizes and a mix Juanchito CD by DJ G. Warm up with the music and get lucky under the mistletoe.
December 14, 2013 at The Black Cap. Come shimmy with the popstarz and Wig Out DJs (plus some very special guests) for a festive fairy romp. Music: office Xmas party inspired, we drunkenly dig into our DJs bags and drag out all manner of party pop, indie, RnB 80s 90s 00s and more.
December 14, 2013, 10pm-4am. Exilio is on the road, exploring what London has to offer. This fantastic secret venue has a great dance floor, traditional Colombian drinks, good public transport and DJ G mixing the best of Exilio's crossover latin music. Coming up: Dec 28th, 10pm-4am, The Pre-NYE Party at The Latin Groove, 1 Archway Close.
December 20, 2013, 10pm-3am, and every third Friday each month at Dome. The World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours & Western classics by DJ Ritu, flying you around the world in 80 tunes -- sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, and RnB. Next date: January 17th, 2014.
December 21, 2013, 10pm-late, at Union (Vauxhall). Stomping party, pervy action, horny pick-ups, ball-shaking tunes, hot/ dirty sex show. Strictly leather vests, leather jeans, chaps, shorts, harnesses, skin, naked, rubber. Dark room, sling maze, glory holes, dance floor, chill-out bar, wet area, lasers, massive sound, smoking area. Next dates: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, 2014.
December 25, 2013, 10pm-7am at Fire. A very Orange Christmas at London's favorite gay superclub. Dance into Boxing Day to uplifting house sounds of your favourite Orange Nation DJs or relax/ chat in the new social lounge. Register online for free entry. DJs FAT TONY, HIFI SEAN, THE OLI + ALL-TIME CLASSICS, POP TO CAROLS. JASON PRINCE & GUESTS.
January 1, 2014, 4:30am-2pm, at Fire. London’s biggest stars Steve Pitron, Fabio Luigi, D’Johnny B2B Jamie Head and Rob Sykes take you on a funky, vocal journey. Paul Heron, Lee Yeomans, Hifi Sean, Fat Tony and Maze & Masters pump up the vibes well into the morning! Plus entertainment, full sets of dancers, aerialists and more.
January 1, 2014, 9pm-9am, at Area. The mother of all parties spread across three rooms of incredible sound and lighting systems, with best Orange productions, biggest DJs and performers, guest Tom Stephan, Fat Tony and Mike Dower. Followed by LATER at FIRE.
Through January 5, 2014. Cross-dressing, romance, silliness and songs in Upper Jumper, Yorkshire's least touristy village. Jack Trott and mum sell their beloved cow for a handful of magic beans. As evil landlord Fleshcreep is trying to evict them to stage a festival, enter sexy TV talent-show hopeful Cillian O'Connell, hiding from the press after a drug scandal.
January 14 - February 16, 2014. With classic plays, lofty ambitions and a theatre, the Integrity Players have everything except an audience! Can a NY gay theater team and young male porn star change their fortunes with a fabulously trashy homoerotic staging of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ? Rude and raucous as the plays that inspired it, the show has its cock and eats it.
March 11-30, 2014, at Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, Holborn. Groundbreaking show by internationally acclaimed dance troupe. Fusing creative styles: shadow theatre, dance, circus and concert; moving screens of different sizes and shapes create a performance merging projected images with front-of-screen choreography. Original score by David Poe ranges from ballads to hard-driving rock.
Mid-March, 2014. The best in new queer cinema each year from around the world. See schedules and venues online.
April 24-27, 2014 at the O2, An action-packed three days of the best independent cinema straight from the legendary Sundance Film Festival, and live performances from filmmakers and musicians from around the globe. An expanded filmmaker development program includes a Shorts Workshop and the return of the Sundance London Short Film Competition.
May 8-10, 2014, at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. Focusing on anatomy of the human body, nine men and nine women are literally and figuratively stripped bare to explore the human condition. The nude dancers combine concise repetitious movements, to create a hypnotic chorus, where body and soul meet, creating an engrossing tribal atmosphere, reaching a thrilling crescendo.
June 24-29, 2014 (tentative). Past year included Parade march through the city, rally in Trafalgar Square, Soho party, ‘Festival of Pride’ with cultural, political, artistic and theatrical events. See website for 2014 schedule and ongoing events during the year.
Late summer 2014, annual music festival at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight. 4 days at a country park near Downend and Newport. 2013 acts included: Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, M.I.A, Franz, Ferdinand, Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan. See website for 2014 details.
Early September, 2014, at Cafe de Paris. Burlesque naughtiness and West End razzle-dazzle - the hottest male and female dancers 'strut their stuff' to benefit Theatre MAD & the Make A Difference Trust. Check the website for information, and to buy photo calendars, tee-shirts and West End Bares bears to help the cause.
October, 2014, almost two weeks of screenings to showcase the best new films from around the world; strong and eclectic programs of feature films, shorts, artists' film, video & experimental work, plus discussions & special events.