What’s On Waterloo – May 2023

What’s On Waterloo – May 2023



Business Spotlights / Events / Placemaking

The countdown is on! Secure your tickets to unmissable events taking place in Waterloo this May. From classical music to classic musicals, this month is jam-packed with events to kick off summer 2023 with a bang. Are you ready?

Lunchtime Concert: Harpsichord Recital

Save the date! On Tuesday 2 May, the wonderful students of Morley College will perform a harpsichord recital. This lovely lunchtime concert is free to attend!

  • Location: Waterloo Centre, 61 Westminster Bridge Road London, SE17HT
  • Date: Tuesday 02 May 2023
  • Price: Free

Swing Out Fridays

Ready to dance your heart out? Swing Out Fridays wouldn’t be the same without you! Join us for an evening of vintage jazz and social dancing – no previous experience or partner required. Be sure to grab tickets now, before they’re gone!

  • Location: Waterloo Centre, 61 Westminster Bridge Road London, SE17HT
  • Date: Friday 5 May 2023
  • Price: £10

War Games – video game exhibition

Last chance! The Imperial War Museum’s free video game exhibition is coming to an end this month. ‘War Games’ invites visitors to interrogate the tension that exists between the thrill and tragedy of warfare, both in video games and the real world. Ending on 28 May 2023, make sure to visit before it goes!

  • Location: Imperial War Museum
  • Date: ending 28 May 2023
  • Price: Free

Event: Chopin & Champagne by Candlelight

What better way to celebrate the end of a week than beautiful music and a glass of champagne? Enjoy this candlelit performance by the spectacular pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, performing piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin.

  • Location: 1901 Arts Club
  • Date: Friday 19 May 2023
  • Price: £35 including champagne reception before the performance

‘The Second Woman’ – 24-hour performance

Golden Globe and two-time Olivier Award winner, Ruth Wilson, stars in this unmissable 24-hour performance – The Second Woman. 100 different male, non-binary and queer people will perform opposite Ruth Wilson, in this unique cinematic theatre experience. Be sure not to miss it!

  • Location: Young Vic
  • Date: 19 May 2023 – 20 May 2023
  • Price: Prices from £15

Weekly Wine Tastings

Your options for this summer: 1) Grab tickets for Unwined weekly wine tastings  2) Stay home with FOMO. The choice is yours! Every Tuesday at 7pm, Unwined hosts fun-filled, seasonally inspired tastings. Be the friend who makes the best plans – book your tickets now!

  • Location: Unwined Waterloo, Lower Marsh
  • Date: Every Tuesday at 7pm
  • Price: Prices from £20

Groundhog Day returns

Get ready Waterloo! Groundhog Day is coming to The Old Vic in May 2023. Tickets for this Olivier Award-winning musical sensation are now on sale, make sure you don’t miss out!

  • Location: The Old Vic
  • Date: 20 May 2023 – 12 August 2023
  • Price: Tickets from £10

Lower Marsh Lates… at the Movies! – ‘Mama Mia!’

Your summer days are set to be sizzling, but what about your evening plans? Join us from 5:30-8:30pm on the last Thursday of every month between May to September for a series of unmissable FREE outdoor screenings. The buzzing atmosphere of Lower Marsh Lates makes its much-anticipated return this summer letting you fill your evening with laughter, irresistible food, cheap drinks and FREE movies under the stars!

  • Location: Lower Marsh 
  • Date: 25 May 2023
  • Price: Free

Waterloo, Who Knew? – FREE Women’s Self-Defence Class

The clock is ticking! Last chance to secure tickets to Grapple Zone’s latest event, offering Waterloo’s women and girls a FREE self-defence class and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu taster session. Join us on Tuesday 16 May (5:30-7pm) to discover your potential, welcoming all levels of practitioners, regardless of experience. Limited tickets are available, get yours now!

  • Location: Grapple Zone
  • Date: 16 May 2023
  • Price: Free

Waterloo Walks – London History Day

Join WeAreWaterloo on a guided walking tour of the BID area! Waterloo’s history is full of surprises – step back in time this London History Day to explore its streets, from the urban oasis of Isabella Street to the historical Imperial War Museum via film-set favourite, Roupell Street. Discover hidden gems, local history, and get a complimentary Lower Marsh Market voucher! This FREE walk – taking place Thursday 1 June (12:30-1:30pm) – is the perfect way to reclaim your lunch break, and find new bars and restaurants close to your office!

  • Location: Meet at Southwark Tube Station
  • Date: 1 June 2023
  • Price: Free

For more information on our upcoming events – keep an eye on our Waterloo events calendar.




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