Theatre, food, talks and special pop-ups
Regent’s Place is at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter – 22 museums and galleries, science institutes, eight universities and more all based around King’s Cross, the Euston Road and Bloomsbury – and sits next to the sweeping Regent’s Park and its Open Air Theatre. With our very own House of Wisdom and New Diorama Theatre, discover incredible things to see and do in 2022.
Don’t miss amazing shows at the New Diorama Theatre
In its 10th year, New Diorama Theatre has been named Fringe Theatre Of The Year by 2002 in the Stage Awards. From 17 May-11 June, they’ll be showing Everyday: a gathering up true stories of deaf women and non-binary people's experiences of surviving abuse, they form a witches’ coven like no other. Book tickets. Discover their latest show announcements.
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Book now for Regent’s Park Open Air theatre
This summer, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre will be presenting a new musical version of Dodie Smith’s classic book 101 Dalmatians (12 July-28 August) with Olivier and Tony Award nominee Kate Fleetwood as Cruella de Vil who’s currently starring in Amazon’s Wheel Of Time. With puppet dalmatians and a special relaxed performance on Sunday 14th August, it’s set to be one of London’s must-see productions.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 90th anniversary season also includes the musical Legally Blonde (13 May-2 July) directed by Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of Six the Musical, and – in a second commission from the theatre in 2022 – Antigone (3-24 September) by Barber Shop Chronicles writer Inua Ellams after Sophocles, directed by Max Webster and co-directed by Jo Tyabji.
Hire One Marylebone for your summer party
One Marylebone is a unique venue right next to Regent’s Place and was designed by Sir John Soane and built in 1828. Available to hire for events and corporate parties (ideal for summer celebrations), you can choose from sitdown dinners, street food and receptions drinks.
Relax and rejuvenate at the House of Wisdom
Stepping into the neon-lit lobby of House of Wisdom is the perfect way to escape the buzz of the city. Holding classes designed to uplift the physical and spiritual, they host everything from Kundalini Yoga to crystal bowls, gong baths and shamanic healing. With plenty of natural light and plant-based snacks, adaptogenic-infused lattes and smoothies, this is the perfect spot to unwind in the summer. Find out more.
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Book London Zoo
With over 750 species of animals at London Zoo, it’s a really fun day out for all ages with daily events including Meet The Penguins and Feed The Gorillas (they spend every £1 donated into 54p on the zoo animals and zoo-based conservation; 28p on field conservation, science and research; 11p on the costs of trading and 6p on raising funds). You can explore the zoo via open-air colour-coded walks featuring outdoor and indoor exhibits such as the Rainforest and Reptile House. They also host special experiences such as Junior Keeper For A Day and overnight stays in their Zoo Lodges.
Expand your mind with UCL’s events
The UCL Minds events calendar is open to all and features online and in-person talks, seminars, workshops, lectures, performances and exhibitions. Most are free but require online registration. UCL also run the Bloomsbury Theatre & Studio (unmissable stand-up and music), the Grant Museum of Zoology that’s open to the public and holds a fascinating 68,000 zoological specimens including the world’s rarest skeleton, the quagga; thylacine specimens and dodo bones plus the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. Find out more.
© Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
Royal Academy of Music events
Hosting both free and paid-for events, the Royal Academy of Music is a wonderful place to discover new and established musical talent playing everything from classical to jazz. It offers a diverse calendar of events at lunchtime and in the evening with special masterclasses and festivals throughout the year. Find out more.
See incredible exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection
Whether you want to take part in the Wellcome Collection’s online discussions or find out more about their upcoming exhibitions (Rooted Beings which explores plants and fungi is running until 29 August while new exhibition In The Air arrives on 19 May until October), explore what’s on. The Collection is also a wonderful place to meet people, browse their bookshop and study in the library.