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.
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.
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.
An ever-changing, programme of live performances, fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
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.
A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Cinematic Sinfonia and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by Ben Palmer.
An intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the sultry setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Various nights
Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.
Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.
Leighton House Museum is delighted to present the Salomé Quartet, their first ever Musicians in Resident. Join them for their debut concert in the house, performing Grieg String Quartet no.1, Mozart 'Spring' Quartet No.14 K387 G major and Haydn op.33 no.3 'Bird' Quartet
Learn the basic tassel making stages as they show you how to make all of your tiered tassel, doorknob wraps and wrap knots come true. They'll have keyrings and chains for you to attach your tassels and plenty of colourful yarns from their studio will be supplied.
A new free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month supported by MOO. A professional designer or illustrator will set a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition.
Experience iconic films from It's A Wonderful Life and Elf to Home Alone and Love Actually on the big screen at Kensington Palace this Christmas season. Located at the Pavilion on the Orangery Lawn, this is the perfect place to enjoy a festive film with the stunning Kensington Palace in the background.
Discover the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and solar-powered cars, engineering plays a crucial role in so many of our greatest innovations. Dream Big: Engineering Our World celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.
Join the Science Museum for the first Lates of 2019 as they celebrate Chinese New Year. Find out more about the latest science and emerging technology in China, and discover how its people celebrate the new year.
The RCM Big Band is joined by versatile clarinettist Giacomo Smith for a swinging, soulful celebration of New Orleans music. Take an unforgettable jazz journey through the city’s eclectic fusion of signature sounds, guided by big band favourite Guy Barker.
Talented percussionists from the RCM join with reputable percussionist She-e Wu to perform a world premiere. She-e Wu is both a formidable composer and performer. Here, she performs alongside young musicians in Blue Identity.
Celebrate the Year of the Pig as we welcome in the Chinese New Year with a special concert of traditional and western repertoire curated by RCM musicians.
In this illustrated lecture, Miles Taylor talks about the significant effects India had on the Queen as well as the pivotal role she played in India.
Seven Decades is a unique rock and roll experience – weaving together live music, documentary, and rare vintage guitars to tell the epic story of how a simple musical invention had a revolutionary impact on the world.
Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet brings the Chamber Festival to a thrilling close with a vibrant and diverse programme of classical and jazz works from all over the world.
The Sacconi Quartet present the only surviving complete string quartet by Edvard Grieg, alongside Mozart's String Quintet no 4. While the quintet is one of the Austrian composer's darkest and most melancholy works, the ending brings an unexpected warmth and joviality.
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.
Join us for Acoustic Lates, live every Thursday evening in the Ice Rink Café Bar – brought to you by Ticketmaster. Come along to experience a showcase of emerging talent, while enjoying a mulled wine or glass of bubbles. This is a series of free events featuring artists to be announced.
Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet take to the stage for the world premiere of a brand-new audiovisual concert to celebrate their latest major exhibition, The Sun: Living with Our Star. This event includes DJ support and complimentary admission to the exhibition.
Jim Al-Khalili and a panel of energy experts join the Museum to discuss the future of nuclear fusion and solar power, following a screening of the absorbing documentary 'Let There Be Light'.
An exploration of infection, a science fashion show, and a celebration of pioneering women form part of a new series of evening public events.
To mark International Women's Day join us for an evening with the femmes radicales of science awaits. Inspirational women everywhere are pushing the boundaries higher, further, faster and challenging what it means to be a women in the modern world. Join us not only to celebrate amazing achievements, research and innovations, but be part of the conversation about equality across the sciences and the arts.
Birmingham Royal Ballet brings its especially-created version of this Christmas ballet back to the Hall. This enchanting production wowed audiences with its spectacular setting, grand ensemble pieces and ravishing Tchaikovsky score – it is without a doubt the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family.
The Gipsy Kings, France’s most successful group of all time, will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2019. They first captured the world’s imagination in 1987 with a self-titled album that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe. Throughout their hugely successful career they’ve introduced millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms through globally-popular singles such as Bamboléo and Volare.
Totem takes you on a stunning journey into the Evolution of Mankind – from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight. Featuring Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts, Totem is an unforgettable spectacle for all ages.
Channel your inner-party animal and send off 2018 by dancing beneath the largest creature to have ever lived, hosted in collaboration with experiential events company It's Unknown. Pick up your drink before trying your luck at Musical Bingo, sampling edible insects, or having a hoot in the silent disco.
Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter. Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air.
Join us for Astronights and spend a night at the Science Museum with exclusive access to galleries after hours and the chance to sleep among our incredible objects.
This year will see new and exciting attractions as well as the return of the Magical Ice Kingdom, the UK's largest outdoor Ice Rink, the iconic Giant Observation Wheel and shows from Zippos Circus in the Big Top plus a huge selection of food and drink stalls and more!
A new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery will be unveiled for the premiere of award-winning drama The Wider Earth. The play, about the story of a young Charles Darwin, features a cast of seven, remarkable puppetry, an original score and cinematic animations to bring to life uncharted landscapes.