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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.
Enjoy a live performance curated by Yamaha and a talk with Yuri Suzuki. This event stems from an ongoing research project exploring how everyday objects can be used as musical instruments. In this event, Suzuki and Yamaha re-imagine pens, switches, and combs as musical tools to create new sounds and interactions.
Blockchain has promised to revolutionise the global economy and cybersecurity, but how many of us really understand how the technology works? Alex Winter’s excellent documentary explains it all.
Join us as we celebrate the music of RCM Research Fellow and leading composer Mark-Anthony Turnage in his 60th birthday year. This evening talented RCM pianists perform a selection of his chamber music, including the lyrical Duetti d’amore and the romping Slide Stride.
We continue our 60th birthday celebration of composer Mark-Anthony Turnage with a performance from the RCM’s contemporary music ensemble New Perspectives.
For the final concert in our Composer in Residence series, the RCM welcomes Ben Gernon to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s orchestral works reflecting on artistic muses.
The RCM String Quartet in Residence returns with its unique playing style and 'new attitude to classical music' (Cincinnati Enquirer). Praised by The New York Times for their ‘panache’, the members of Harlem Quartet bring a special energy, joy and inclusivity to all their shows. This thrilling evening of classical and jazz fusion is not to be missed!
Written during a spell in Italy, Sibelius’s Second Symphony was surely influenced by the composer’s immersion in the romantic legacy, not least in the work’s ultimately triumphant play on a three-note motif. Here the RCM Philharmonic performs it alongside Kaija Saariaho’s Asteroid 4179: Toutatis, inspired by the asteroid that orbits closest to Earth, in a concert that will stir your soul and imagination.
Experience the premiere of a unique after-hours show at Kensington Palace, created with Olivier nominated theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles. With modern twists throughout, this limited theatrical run will explore how these women made their own mark on their world and ours.
Singers from the RCM regularly go on to take leading roles in the world’s greatest opera houses so don’t miss the opportunity to spot the stars of the future! Hear works by some of opera's greatest composers in this concert of scenes, conducted by Natalie Murray Beale.
Question the ritual of handshaking, explore the future of prosthetic hand design, and help your fingers cope with smartphone withdrawal. Take part in a workshop to question the ritual of handshaking and explore the language of hands through dance.
The Night of Ideas, is a thought-provoking programme of free debates, screenings and concerts - this year the theme is 'Alive' which is the common thread to tackle the latest ideas behind issues central to our times.
A lecture that sheds light on Leighton's interest for Spanish art and culture, delivered by art historian Véronique Gerard Powell.
Leighton House Museum is delighted to present British soprano Dame Felicity Lott, who will be performing some of her most-beloved songs accompanied by her pianist, Sebastian Wybrew. This biographical repertoire will include songs by Gilbert and Sullivan, Franz Lehar, Richard Strauss, Jacques Offenbach, Francis Poulenc and Noël Coward.
Join the RAEBURN team for an evening of activities inspired by the red planet. Activities include: A talk and a RÆBURN T-shirt Customisation workshop.
Join an evening of romantic fascination. Have you ever shown someone how much you like them by choreographing an elaborate dance routine, or by moulting your entire head? This Valentine's Day take inspiration from our Museum experts with a drink in hand.
Join a series of yoga events for all levels at the Museum, hosted in collaboration with East of Eden. Stretch out under a blue whale skeleton in the iconic Hintze Hall, or reach for the Moon under Luke Jerram's stunning artwork in the Jerwood Gallery.
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.
Exploring an ocean of science, music, comedy and wonder, this inspiring and exhilarating new variety show will see the iconic Auditorium transformed into a virtual underwater playground with live performances, special effects, puppetry and lasers!
Ever experienced the joys of the London commute, sat in traffic on the M25 or worried about the carbon footprint of a summer get away, you may have wondered what the future of transport might deliver. Well now is your chance. Meet the scientists and engineers exploring the probabilities of our future mobility.
Hit-makers Level 42 return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, for a special concert closing their From Eternity To Here Tour.
Sir Cliff Richard will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2020 to conclude a UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday.
As Part of the Films in Concert series, experience The Matrix live, as composer Don Davis himself conducts his iconic original score on stage.
Professional road-racing cyclists are among the fastest humans on the planet. But what does it take to propel them to such speeds? The discussion will explore the rigours that the human body endures to withstand the punishing World Tour season, examining the physiology, biomechanics and nutritional needs of elite riders.
Discover more about some of the curious and creepy cures used to keep us healthy in days gone by, discuss the history and horrors of the humble condom and listen to songs performed by the NHS choir who achieved Christmas No 1 in 2015 and performed on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.