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What to See in Wimbledon

 

Set your sights on something new

 

The New Year signals new beginnings – a time to reflect, set goals and explore something different. From live music to theatre performances, comedy and community events, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in Wimbledon Town Centre.

Look for a superb line-up of performances this season at the New Wimbledon Theatre, including the show-stopping musical On Your Feet!, Matthew Bourne’s legendary film adaptation of ‘The Red Shoes’ and Adam Kay’s ‘This is Going to Hurt’.  If it’s live music or comedy you’re after, head to the Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre for Jazz in a Broad Way or Comedy Round Mine.

The Polka Theatre is set to re-open late 2020 and is still running activities in Wimbledon Library and the Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre.

 

See What’s On in Wimbledon

 

Sparrow    

 

Looking for something a little more low-key? Take a wander through Wimbledon to view the new ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’ art collaboration with artist Louis Masai, on Alwyne Road. This street art aims to raise awareness of the decline of British birds in London, particularly the House Sparrow, renowned for its birdsong and seen as a vital part of urban life. Watch the public reaction to the art.

Or go further afield and head out for a stroll to visit the landmarks of Secret Wimbledon or the Rainbow Crossing on The Broadway, next to New Wimbledon Theatre and CMYK bar, which celebrates the town’s inclusivity.

 

 

Events

Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed

Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical based on the legendary comic characters and the No. 1 animated CBBC series, tells the story of the mischievous twosome and their best friends the Dinmakers; Rubi, JJ and Pieface. Their mission is to save Beanotown from the grips of the evil W Corps!

Brought to you by Selladoor Family in partnership with Beano Studios and written and directed by Will Brenton.

Theatre Tours

Come and explore Wimbledon’s historic theatre on an exciting New Wimbledon Theatre Tour!
Join the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides for an engaging, entertaining and enjoyable 90 minute tour that takes you behind the scenes and delves into the history of this wonderful theatre.
Please note, with 114 steps climbed during our theatre tours they are not accessible to all.
Time: 10.30 am

Theatre Tours

Come and explore Wimbledon’s historic theatre on an exciting New Wimbledon Theatre Tour!
Join the knowledgeable and friendly tour guides for an engaging, entertaining and enjoyable 90 minute tour that takes you behind the scenes and delves into the history of this wonderful theatre.
Please note, with 114 steps climbed during our theatre tours they are not accessible to all.
Time: 10.30 am

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Bill Kenwright’s ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical comes to New Wimbledon Theatre.
With additional new choreography from Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live, Heathers), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is brought to life in a colourful explosion of joy.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go JosephAny Dream Will DoJacob and SonsClose Every Door To Me and many more.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat was the first of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world.
Brilliant! It explodes like glittering fireworks’
– Sunday Times
‘A dream come true. It is utterly irresistable, go, go, go, Jo!’
– Mail on Sunday
‘A technicolor triumph’
– The Independent

Running time: 2 hr 5 minutes