A night out in London

From DJs, films, late night exhibitions, concerts, inspiring talks, immersive performances, sleepovers, Museum Lates, lectures - there is plenty to do here in South Kensington in the evening.

Film

The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

1st March - 1st June
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Goethe-Institut
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With partners, the Goethe-Institut London presents the first complete UK retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who have crafted one of the most influential and controversial oeuvre in modern cinema. Screenings take place across several London venues.

Crime Scene Live

Monthly
6.30-10.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum's scientists to solve a murder mystery. This thrilling interactive experience combines real science with crime fiction for an unforgettable night out in London.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

13 September, 9 November
6.30pm - 9.30am
Natural History Museum
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Sleep at the Museum and enjoy a unique night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

Science Museum Lates

Last Wednesday of the month
6.45-10pm
Science Museum
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Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

Natural History Museum Lates

Last Friday of every month
Natural History Museum
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The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates.

V&A Lates

Last Friday of every month
V&A
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An ever-changing, programme of live performances, fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.

Lates

Silent Disco

28th June
10.15pm - 1am
Natural History Museum
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Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics. Don a headset and carry on the party into the night in the spectacular Hintze Hall.

Music

Love Classical

25th April - 4th June
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Royal Albert Hall
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Love Classical returns to with an eclectic selection of some of the most distinct and original voices in classical music today. There will be a range of events taking place beyond the main stage, featuring everything from classical music for kids to late night performances in the Elgar Room.

Night Out

Cinderella

6th – 16th Jun
2:00pm, 2:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Christopher Wheeldon restages his sparkling production of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale in-the-round. Cinderella becomes a truly spectacular ballet as the Royal Albert Hall is brought to life with over 90 dancers, a live orchestra, and plenty of surprises.

Classical Spectacular

21st - 24th Nov
3pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The most popular classical music show in the UK returns to the Royal Albert Hall in November. From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture!

Design
Movies

Bauhaus Spirit

26th Jun
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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In the year of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Bauhaus art school, the film celebrates its ideas, practices and people. A historical look at a utopia, including contemporary projects which prove that the Bauhaus spirit lives on.

Movies

The Cut

29th May
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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At the time of the Armenian genocide a blacksmith sets out to search for his daughters who were able to escape from killings. His epic journey leads him from Turkey to Syria, Lebanon, Cuba and the USA. Following his films Head-On and The Edge of Heaven, this is the third and final part of Fatih Akin’s trilogy “Love, Death, and the Devil”.

IMAX: Hubble 3D

Dates & Times Vary
Science Museum
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Join a team of space-walking astronauts as they perform one of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. Narrated by Oscar™-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D explores the mysteries and grandeur of our celestial surroundings and offers a unique and inspiring look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

Ciné Lumière

Various
Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

Family
Movies

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D (U)

Daily
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Science Museum
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Experience the lift-off, landing and return of the historic Apollo 11 mission on one of the biggest cinema screens in Europe. To coincide with the 50th anniversary of this extraordinary moment, Apollo 11: First Steps offers a thrilling cinematic experience.

Lates
Music

DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem

2 August 2019
7pm
Natural History Museum
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The night will kick off with House Gospel Choir Soundsystem, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music.

'Apollo's Moon Shot' & Teeth of the Sea live score

21st June
7.30-10pm
Science Museum
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Join a unique preview of Smithsonian Channel's new series 'Apollo’s Moon Shot' with a live score from Teeth of the Sea. There will be screening an abridged feature-length cut of the documentary series, with a live score performed by London psychedelic rockers Teeth of the Sea.

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8 Days: To the Moon and Back Q&A

28th June
7.30-9.30pm
Science Museum
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Eight days, three hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That’s the total duration of the most important and celebrated space mission ever flown. Join a special preview screening of a brand new BBC Two docu-drama to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

Martin Rees in Conversation with Brian May

24th May
7-9.30pm
Science Museum
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Astronomer Royal Martin Rees joins astrophysicist and legendary Queen guitarist and songwriter Dr Brian May to discuss the past, present and future of space travel.

Lates - The Measure of All Things

29th May
6.45-10pm
Science Museum
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Join a celebration of the digitisation of the kilogram and explore all things measurement and control. Get hands on with a range of activities from the National Physical Laboratory, including their measurement parlour games and bot stack challenge.

Family

Cirque du Soleil - LUZIA

12 Jan-16 Feb 2020
Royal Albert Hall
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Cirque du Soleil returns with a new spectacular extravangza, LUZIA, which takes you to an imaginary Mexico, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

Movies
Night Out

Interstellar IMAX + Special Guests

29th May
7-10pm
Science Museum
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To celebrate the historic images of black hole M87, join us for a special screening of Christopher Nolan’s epic sci-fi blockbuster. Experience the film in glorious IMAX 15/70mm format, introduced by Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Franklin and Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team member Professor Sera Markoff.

Family

Abbaphonic

29th May
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Back by popular demand! Celebrating ABBA’s greatest hits in all their sparkling, show-stopping glory, West End stars Abbie Osmon and Emma Kershaw will perform an amazing line-up of the Swedish pop group’s timeless classics in ABBAphonic.

Agnes – From Page To Stage and Screen

28 May
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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How does a novel become transformed into a film or stage play? How do playwrights, screenplay writers and directors approach the adaptation of a novel for stage or screen? Taking Peter Stamm’s Agnes as an example in this talk, we will follow the journey from novel to theatre and film production.

Reintroducing Our Pioneering Women

5th June
6.30-8.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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The Society’s ‘Pioneering Women’ project aims to shine a light on the lives, careers and legacies of some of our early female members. This first event focuses on sculptor Anne Crawford Acheson (1882-1962) who was one of our earliest female members.

The Hyde Escape

14th June
6.30-10.30pm
Hyde Park
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The Hyde Escape is an adult only event packed with experiences to explore your inner wild side. The perfect blend of themed walks, talks, creative crafts, campfire tales, wildlife encounters and chilled summer vibes, Experiences run throughout the event and guests choose their own activity pace.

Music

Maren Morris Girl: The World Tour

31 May
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Maren Morris will make her Royal Albert Hall debut in May 2019 as part of GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR.

Music

Mariah Carey

25-27 May
8:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Mariah Carey, the legendary pop diva and one of the best-selling female artists of all time, is making a a rare three-night debut at the Royal Albert Hall.

Music

Roger Hodgson

23-24 May
8:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Roger Hodgson, the legendary songwriter and singer returns to the Albert Hall, accompanied by a four-piece band, performing all the hits he wrote and recorded with Supertramp.

Lates - Ancestors

31st May
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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How has life on Earth changed over time? Explore the surprising ancestors of modern-day plants and animals. Find out how natural and artificial selection shaped the animals and plants living today..

Music

BBC Proms 2019

19 July - 14 Sept
Royal Albert Hall
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The world's largest classical music festival returns for its 125th season.

Design
Talk

Kubrick’s London

28th May
6:30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Stanley Kubrick moved to Hertfordshire during the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He lived there for 28 years until his death in 1999. This talk explores Kubrick’s love affair with London and how he managed to morph the city into something entirely new in each film.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

21st - 23rd Sept
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is presented live in concert for the first time in the UK. The second installment in the original trilogy of George Lucas’ classic saga will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Dirk Brossé.

Skyfall in Concert

4th & 5th Oct
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, Skyfall will be screened with full orchestral accompaniment when it hits the big screen at the Royal Albert Hall. You will be able to experience Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in sync to the picture.

Responsible Travel

30th May
7-9pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Are you determined to reduce the impact of your holidays on the planet? If so, join our panel of experts as they discuss the various approaches you can take and answer the question: what does it mean to travel well?

DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsyste

2nd Aug
From 7pm
Natural History Museum
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See DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem perform in Hintze Hall. Kicking off with the Choir, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music. Then the multi-award-winning hip-hop producer DJ Yoda will bring his fresh beats centre stage.

Luna Cinema

30th July - 2nd Aug
Film starts at 9pm
Kensington Palace
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The Luna Cinema returns to Kensington Palace with three of the hottest smash hit movies, The Favourite, A Star is Born and Mary Poppins Returns alongside the 2009 film Young Victoria.

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Lates
Creative

Friday Night Sketch | Sketching Place

6th Jun
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Mapping Memory. You are invited to explore the Design Museum and its collections to create a series of sketches that explore our different relationships to place and their role in shaping our identity. Led by illustrator Olivia Twist.

Blade Runner Live

25th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Experience Ridley Scott’s multi Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen while Vangelis’ synthesizer-led score is performed by The Avex Ensemble for the first time in-sync with the 1982 motion picture.

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

28th-30th June
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This summer join us for a weekend of curiosity, discovery and exploration, bringing together science and the arts. From drones to design, and from symphony orchestras to brass bands, get stuck into a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances.

Yoga Under the Moon

24 June - 1 September 2019
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Natural History Museum
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Join a special series of yoga & wellbeing classes under Luke Jerram's magnificent artwork, Museum of the Moon. In each class a qualified instructor will guide you through a series of movements and poses that connect to the Moon hanging above. You can choose from a variety of classes.

Space Spectacular

22nd June
3pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond, with lights, lasers and indoor fireworks. Featuring works by Holst, Strauss and John Williams – perhaps the greatest film composer of all time and winner of over 40 prestigious awards, including 5 Oscars.

Settling the Score

18th Oct
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Join a night of award-winning film and TV music from legendary composers, David Arnold and Michael Giacchino, as they strike up the orchestra and go into symphonic battle, comparing and colliding on their impressive back catalogue of music.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert

1st - 3rd Nov
1.30pm, 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.

Science Nights

Various dates
6.45pm - 10am
Science Museum
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Science Night is a special overnight event for 7–11-year-olds, featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, and a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits—all followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in our IMAX theatre.