Things to Do In April in London

Unmissable Things To Do in London in April 2024

The clocks have done their thing, we all lost an hour in bed, but don’t spend the rest of April feeling grumpy about it! Make the most of the longer days because April is here, and our latest monthly list of Unmissable Things To Do in London (and beyond) is no fool!

Unmissable Things To Do in London in April 2024 1

Frank’s Closet | Union Theatre | Until 13 April | £30

The most hilarious fun you can have in London right now. Think proper old school camp cabaret mixed with great musical songs and irresistible catty comedy. Unmissable and outrageous, all in the best possible taste.

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Holly Spillar: HOLE | Soho Theatre | 2-3 April | £17

A ‘muff-busting’ comedy about vaginismus and one woman’s desire to have penetrative sex.

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Four Seasons | Battersea Arts Centre | 2-6 April | Pay What You Can

Vivaldi, puppetry, clowning and fun collide in cult champions Little Bulb Theatre’s new show.

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Seal Boy | Riverside Studios | 2-7 April | £22

A mythic tale of giving birth to an unusual child.

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This Dark Gleam | ICA | From 3 April

ICA commits once more to performance with this season of experimental dance work including the sensous gutter punch of GONER by marikiscrycrycry (pictured).

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Love Steps | Omnibus Theatre | 3-20 April | £18

Anastasia Osei-Kuffour exposes the pressure of finding love in this beautiful harmony of drama, poetry, dance and music (R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel).

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TaliaBle | Dreamhouse Records | 4 April | FREE

North London based Punk Rapper and Visual Artist, TaliaBle, heads up this free gig.

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MANBOX | Camden People’s Theatre | 5 & 6 April | £8

Dan Egg challenges masculinity and how the patriarchy fails all of us.

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Dynamite Waterloo | Brighton | 6 April | £20

Take a trip to the seaside for the club that pioneered the mantra: TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH. Join fabulous special guests including the legendary Le Gateau Chocolat (operatic vocals), Boogaloo Stu (quifftastic), Dolly Rocket (boobalicious) and Sparklemotion (think Pan’s People on acid). Plus there’s a free silent disco walking tour before the main event. See you there!

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Coco Peru: Bitter, Bothered & Beyond | King’s Head Theatre | 9-13 April | From £10

Global sensation Coco Peru rocks up to London Town to give us a lesson in drag storytelling, satire and home truths aplenty.

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Show & Tell Book Club with Julia Bell on Radical Attention | BLOC, Queen Mary University of London – Mile End | Free

Stand up to the social media and companies extracting our attention for profit with novelist Julia Bell, in conversation with insightful host Jonathan Keane.

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Playing Latinx | Soho Theatre | 10-13 April | From £16

Smash the Latinx stereotypes with Guido Garcia Lueches.

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Dringo Bingo: Dancehall + Reggae Edition | Peckham Levels | 11 April | £14

Dancehall + bingo sounds like a great chance to let your hair down with guaranteed bingo, dancing and dancehall trivia, all hosted by LGBT+ member Melanin King.

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Michael Brunström: Copernicus Now | Museum of Comedy | 11 April | £9

Our favourite oddball (and proud portrayer of Dorito Fish in Weirdos Comedy) presents a chance to blow the knowledge you know into space. Plus laughs.

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Chisholm for President! | Southbank Centre | 13 April | From £22.50

A plethora of special guest musicians give a sneak peek of new soul and funk musical inspired by Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to be elected to the United States Congress.

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Arty Farty Makers Market | The Albany | 13 April | £1

Support local makers and shakers at this fabulous market and relish the chance to explore the joys of Deptford’s wider Saturday junk market. There’s nowhere like Deptford, where you can buy a coffin, 60s porn magazines and Pat Butcher fur coats all in one place!

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Musical Comedy Awards Final 2024 with FJORD | Bloomsbury Theatre | 13 April | £15

One of To Do List’s highlights of any year, the Musical Comedy Awards is sure to entertain and bedazzle you.

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cheeky little brown | Theatre Royal Stratford East | 16-20 April | From £10

Original songs of Black female friendship by hit playwright Nkenna Akunna at Stratford East.

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Cum As U Are | Vogue Fabrics | 18 April | From £8

A sex positive night all about feeling good and turning yourself on, in London’s most adventurous basement haven Vogue Fabrics.

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ORAL: The Second Cumming | The Common Press | 19 April | Pay What You Can

An evening of smut, or – if you’re talking to your mum – an ‘erotic reading night’.

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The TigerFace Show | The Electric Theatre (Guildford) | 20 April | £15

Wild. Wacky. Wonderful. What did you want to be when you grew up? An audience-responsive, ragged-scream party-piece, 1-part misery to 2-parts joy.

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Aisha Devi: Les Immortelles + Rat Section | ICA | 20 April | £23.64

Aisha Devi’s Les Immortelles proves music can be theatre with this odyssey into her album.

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Saraid de Silva & Nina Mingya Powles: Amma | London Review Bookshop | 22 April | £10

Saraid de Silva discusses her new book AMMA which – via Sri Lanka, Singapore, Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and London – explores memory, trauma and displacement.

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A Spectacle of Herself | Battersea Arts Centre | 23-27 April | Pay What You Can

Circus, mental health & queerness collide in this show full of autobiography, lip-sync, video and aerial rope, directed by cult queen Ursula Martinez.

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Blue Beard | Battersea Arts Centre | From 23 April | From £16

National treasure Emma Rice presents this musical bloody tale of Bluebeard.

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OUT | Sadlers Wells | 25-26 April | From £17

Challenging homophobia and transphobia across our communities, this is interdisciplinary dance performance to change the world.

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Northern Soul Orchestrated | Royal Festival Hall | 26 April | From £39.50

BBC’s Northern Soul Prom in 2023 was epic, and this concert builds on the unstoppable energy of the cult music genre which took working mens’ clubs by storm in the 1960s.

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The Classic Car Boot Sale | Granary Square | 27 & 28 April | £7

King’s Cross development Coal Drops Yard comes to life with glorious retro fashion, vintage cars, chic home bargains and gorgeous flowers from Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (i.e. us hehe).

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Le Gateau Chocolat and Decus Ensemble | British Library | 29 April | £12

Le Gateau Chocolat is a global superstar reconfiguring the world of opera, so don’t miss this intimate chance to celebrate late 18th to early 20th century Black British composers. 

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Agathe | Stanley Arts | 30 April | From £12

The hidden story of Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a university professor and an advocate for women and girls’ education’s, is told in a play marking the 30th year since the 1994 genocide against Tutsi people in Rwanda.

Did we forget any unmissable things to do in London? We almost certainly did – please let us know in the comments below or contact us!