Unmissable Things to Do in London in March 2018

Unmissable Things to Do in London – March 2018

Snow jokes, it’s March already!

This month’s top picks include crazy cabaret, a psychic duck, bright lights, women of the world, short films, amazing food, scratch theatre, nights out & much more…

Cabaret & Circus

The Night | Crazy Coqs | 5 March | 9:15pm | £10

Venture under the heart of Picadilly Circus to be entertained to death in this variety revival.


The 50 Greatest Films in 50 Acts | Mirth, Marvel and Maud | 4 March | 4-10pm | £15 – £20

Expect top name and up and coming comedians behaving badly in this epic 6 hour movie-themed medley bring popcorn and laughing gas.

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck | Amersham Arms | 14 March | 7:30pm | £12.50

The title really sold us this show…Join Ada Campe for this rollicking riot of old school cabaret with a weird twist.


Nasty Women Exhibition | The Black & White Building | 8-10 March | 7-11pm | £5.86

To celebrate International Women’s Day Creative Debuts have joined forces with Nasty Women New York, Amsterdam, Lisbon, North East, and London to celebrate the work of international feminist artists..

Tunnel Visions: Array | Beech Street Tunnel | 17-18 March | FREE

A ‘spectacular light and sound installation’ in a tunnel. If you liked Lumiere London you’ll love this.


WOW – Women of the World | Southbank Centre | 7-11 March | Times Vary

So much to see at the incredible Jude Kelly’s Women of the World festival this year including according to Julie Evans on FB: ‘150 piece women’s choir, 96 piece women’s orchestra, Sandi Toksvig and many more influential women all weekend’.

Women in Focus Festival | Poplar Union | 10 & 11 March | FREE

To celebrate International Women’s Day Poplar Union are putting on a festival full of performances, talks, workshops, film screenings and discussion groups.

Barbican OpenFest | Barbican | 17-18 March

The Barbican’s yearly festival opens up the monolithic estate to show off the best things that happen there.

Playback Festival 2018 | ICA | 21-25 March

This fresh festival ‘brings together the work of over 300 emerging artists in one interactive exhibition of short experimental films, alongside five days of screenings, live spoken word performances, discussions and practical workshops. All entirely free to attend.’.


Make a Short Film! | Action On The Side | Weekends in March | Times | £60

Want to make a film? What’s stopping you? Well this affordable series of workshops may give you a much needed kick up the jacksy.

Short Sighted Cinema Presents: British Shorts | The Institute of Light | 5 March | 7:15pm | £8

Short films delving into the quirks that make up the British sensibility.

The Amazing Nina Simone | Bernie Grant Arts Centre | 9 March | 7pm | £8

Get closer to the legend that is Miss Nina Simone with a film exploring Nina’s most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements and the reason she left America.

Launches & Openings

What The Pitta – Camden Flagship Opening | 89-91 Bayham Street | 9 March


Theatre & Performance Art

Mobile Incitement in Tower Hamlets | QMUL | 22 March | 3pm | FREE

A rebellious riot of a tea party… ‘Expect a song, a dance and perhaps the start of the revolution!’


Hear Our Voices | House of Vans | 4 March | 12-6pm | FREE

All-female creative collective gal-dem present this free celebration of women from all walks of life.

S A L O N – LONDON presents Laynie Browne in conversation with Andrea Brady | Fyvie Hall | 13 March | 7pm | FREE

Laynie Browne; a poet, prose writer, teacher and editor is author of thirteen collections of poems and three novels.

Wuthering Nights | BGWMC | 16 March | 9pm | £8

Out on the wiley, windy moors...YOU KNOW THE REST.

Writing the Self: LGBT Autobiography | London Metropolitan Archives | 17 March | 11am-4pm | £15

Learn how to write the history of marginalised groups and don’t let the past disappear.

Did we miss the perfect March event or opening? Let us know and we’ll do our best to add it in!


Occasionally the To Do List team are forced to work together.

Rupert likes: free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.

Stuart likes: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.