Skate West End

Supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

4 November '23 - 1 January '24

This Christmas we welcome a stunning new festive ice rink set in the heart of the West End, which supported Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Skate West End was a uniquely designed elliptical rink, featuring a beautiful seasonal bar in the centre of the square.

It was perfect for after-work fun, as well as making the perfect spot to escape from the Christmas shopping bustle.

Supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

A percentage from every ticket sold was donated directly to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to support seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The money raised will help fund the hospital’s most urgent needs, such as research into paediatric brain tumours to support vital work which will help to put the brakes on this devastating childhood cancer. To find out more about GOSH Charity visit here.

Nutcracker Nights

The Tuff Nutt Jazz Club stayed open into the night with dancing, cocktails and exclusive live jazz shows ‘Nutcracker Nights’.  Nutcracker Nights was an exclusive live jazz show with dancing…

Nutcracker at the Tuff Nutt Jazz Club

Visitors were invited to dive head-on into a glittering wonderland with a playful reimagining of the festive classic, in London’s newest pop-up jazz club under the Royal Festival Hall. Wild-spirited,…

Underbelly at Depot Mayfield

The rooftop at Depot Mayfield was home to La Clique’s spectacular Spiegeltent.  Alongside La Clique and the Spiegeltent, Underbelly brought its signature summer pop-up experience with a beautiful outdoor bar and local…

Live at The RSC

Live at the RSC returns, in association with Underbelly and Orchestra of the Swan featuring a mixed bill of live comedy, music and discussion.

31 May - 4 June

Joining the previously announced As You Like It and Macbeth in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Live at the RSC returns from Wednesday 31 May – Sunday 4 June in association with Orchestra of the Swan and Underbelly.

The programme opens with a unique performance by Orchestra of the Swan who present Red Sky at Sunrise: Laurie Lee in Words & MusicRed Sky at Sunrise follows Lee’s extraordinary journey through his much-loved trilogy, Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and A Moment of War, from growing up in Gloucestershire, to fighting with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. Laurie Lee is performed by Anton Lesser and Charlie Hamblett, with music from Orchestra of The Swan.

The festival also features appearances from British Comedy award-winning ventriloquist Nina Conti, award-winning comedian Mark Watson plus, direct from the West End, improvised comedy show; Austentatious inspired by the novels of Jane Austen.

The festival includes solo shows and mixed bill shows with performances from BBC New Comedy award-finalist Fern Brady, Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Mock The Week, Live at The Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Jess Fostekew, Ivo Graham (the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe) and award-winning stand-up comedian Sarah Keyworth (Are You A Boy or A Girl, BBC Radio 4, Dark House, Amazon Prime) with further acts to be announced.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Tuesday 11 April at 10am with further programming to be announced.

Pride in London

For four years Underbelly was the Event Producer for Pride in London, the second largest one day event in London after the New Year’s Eve fireworks. 

London, UK
2014 - 2017

For four years Underbelly was the Event Producer for Pride in London, the second-largest one-day event in London after the New Year’s Eve fireworks.

London Pride includes a 30,000-strong parade of participants travelling from Baker Street to Whitehall, a concert to 65,000 people in Trafalgar Square, and stages and street parties in Soho.

The event is supported by the Mayor of London and we’re contracted by the board of London LGBT Community Pride to deliver the event.

Trafalgar Square Christmas Light Switch On

Underbelly had the pleasure of organising the Trafalgar Square Christmas Light Switch On on Thursday 1st December 2022. 

This year marked the 75th year of Norway’s annual donation of a beautiful tree to stand in the iconic London square and we had the honour of unveiling it. The Christmas markets buzzed with festive magic, as everyone stood around with their hot chocolates and mulled wine, eagerly anticipating the Switch On! When the moment finally came at 6pm to switch on the Christmas lights, the tallest tree in London did not disappoint. And as the winter night fell upon Trafalgar, the Norwegian tree lit the square with its cascading vertical lights.

Kings Road Light Switch On

Underbelly was invited by Cadogan Estates to produce the magical Chelsea Christmas Lights Switch On. On Saturday 19th November 2022, thousands gathered to ring in the festive season in style.

A pedestrianised King’s Road was transformed into a festive wonderland, with roaming street performers, live music on the King’s Road stage, free horse and carriage rides and a bustling Mini Makers Market. Some of Father Christmas’ reindeers even popped their head in to join in with the festive fun!

At 5pm, when the winter sun began to set, Father Christmas and his special helpers – two local children at the top of his ‘Nice’ list – switched on the sparkling Christmas lights. This signalled the start of a beautiful fireworks display to bring a close to the most special of days.

The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse

The Great Christmas Carnival at Newbury Racecourse was a magical and immersive festive spectacular, with something for everyone! This Christmas we brought The Great Christmas Carnival to Newbury Racecourse. It…

Dubai World Expo

Underbelly produced the roaming entertainment programme in March 2022 for the Dubai World Expo.

March 2022

Underbelly produced the roaming entertainment programme in March 2022 for the Dubai World Expo.

Dubai World Expo was a global gathering of nations, dedicated to finding solutions to pressing challenges of our time by offering a journey inside a universal theme through engaging and immersive activities.

As part of this, Underbelly produced a roaming entertainment programme at the expo, showcasing a range of exciting acts.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

One of the ‘Top 100 things to do before you die’ and the only festival to appear in the ‘Discovery Channel – Top 25 World Travel Experiences’, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is…

Chelsea Christmas Grotto

Follow the glittering Christmas Tree lined trail to meet Father Christmas and create unforgettable memories with your family and friends. During the session, Father Christmas will read his favourite festive…

Edinburgh’s Christmas

Running for six weeks, across a number of city-centre sites, Edinburgh’s Christmas is the UK’s second-largest Christmas destination event.  Over the years Edinburgh’s Christmas has included four major city centre…

The Walk

Little Amal is the giant puppet at the heart of The Walk, travelling 8,000km in support of refugees.

Underbelly was proud to be the London Production Parrtner for the event. Working alongside Good Chance Theatre. 

In 2021, the 3.5 metre-tall living artwork of a young Syrian refugee child will walk across Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and the UK to focus attention on the urgent needs of young refugees.

‘Little Amal’ is not so little at 3.5m high. Find out more about how she operates from her creators Handspring Puppet Company.

 

StreetEat

Free to enter and completely outdoors, StreetEat brings together the finest local independent street food traders, open-air bars, socially distanced seating, and free live music on the StreetEat stage from…

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