Our first ever Summer School for 8-13 year olds – apply here!

Building on our work with primary school children across the London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets, we are delighted to announce that this Summer will […]

Behind the scenes

Our annual pantomime for grown-ups runs from mid January into March each year, taking the traditional slot of Music Hall pantomimes, which usually started on Boxing […]

The Perfect Antidote to the February Blues… Click here to view!

Preview The Pantomime Adventures of Peter and the Loose Boys  – our 2024 pantomime for grown-ups – “The perfect antidote to the February blues… ” The […]

Peter and the Loose Boys

***** “Absolutely fantastic” Google Reviews ***** “Absolutely amazing! Costumes unbelievable. Venue spectacular. Staff efficient, friendly & lovely. A triumph in every aspect” Tripadvisor ***** “It’s always […]

Introducing the cast of our 2024 pantomime for grown-ups!

Vincent Hayes leads the cast of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter and the Loose Boys, playing Willy Starkey, son of Widow Starkey played by Andrew Robley, […]

“A unique experience in a fabulous venue”

Brick Lane Music Hall has been featured in Pantomime Magazine, the insider’s guide to pantomime in the UK. The aficionados described Brick Lane Music Hall’s annual […]

“Afternoon tea was a triumph”

In the true tradition of Music Hall, every performance at Brick Lane Music Hall is accompanied by food and drink, with delicious food freshly prepared by […]

Travellers’ Choice 2023

Based on customer feedback alone, Brick Lane Music Hall has been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2023. This is an award given to only […]

Watch our first ever Christmas video!

With thanks to everyone who took part in making this film, including the cast of Vincent’s Jinglebell Christmas for appearing and for providing the backing track. […]

Christmas starts here!

Christmas has arrived at Brick Lane Music Hall - with shows until December 20th! Led by Vincent Hayes, Vincent's Jinglebell Christmas is our annual Christmas show, […]

Your passport to Christmas…

Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and at the beginning of November Brick Lane Music Hall is transformed into a sparkly Christmas wonderland, […]

Pearly Queens to Grime MC’s

Brick Lane Music Hall is proud to be situated in the vibrant Borough of Newham and enjoys playing an active role in the community, from supporting […]

Back to School!

It was back to school for this year’s schools team who have been working with Year 6 pupils over a period of several weeks, providing skills […]

What a Summer!

As part of its commitment to supporting young talent, in addition to its work in schools and on-going support for Newham youth charity, Ambition Aspire Achieve, […]

Brick Lane Music Hall Charity Night

All proceeds from Saturday’s show were donated to Newham Charity, Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, which supports young people in need, including those with disabilities or additional needs, […]

Your safety is our priority

We very much look forward to welcoming audiences back to our theatre for the exciting programme of shows for 2023. We would like to update customers […]

Happy Birthday BLMH!

This week Brick Lane Music Hall celebrates its 31st birthday! The only permanent home for Music Hall in the UK, Brick Lane Music Hall first opened […]

Christmas present ideas solved

What to get those tricky relatives or friends for Christmas? Easy! A Brick Lane Music Hall festive gift voucher. Simply contact the Box Office and buy […]

Christmas at Brick Lane Music Hall

Whether you wish it could be Christmas every day, or you’re worried you’ve made it to Santa’s Naughty List – we would love to celebrate Christmas […]

Travellers’ Choice 2022

Thanks to your amazing support, Brick Lane Music Hall has been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for 2022. This is an award given to the […]

Birthday Celebrations

Brick Lane Music Hall first opened its doors in 1992, in London’s famous Brick Lane, from where it took its name. The first Music Hall to […]

Plenty more to come

As we take our Summer break after a phenomenal first half of the year, there are plenty more celebrations to come when the new season gets […]

70 Glorious Years

On the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee, everyone at Brick Lane Music Hall offer their congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen – and heartfelt thanks for […]

A Fitting Tribute (‘ave a banana….)

In 2013 Vincent Hayes was presented with an MBE by Charles, then Prince of Wales, at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his services to British Music […]

Let the celebrations begin!

Our season of celebrations has begun with our patriotic St George’s Day Show. Led by Vincent Hayes, the show starred, (pictured from Vincent’s left), Joe Datson, […]

Let’s all go to the Music Hall

The founder of Brick Lane Music Hall, and our regular host, Vincent Hayes, was awarded an MBE in 2013 for his services to British Music Hall. […]

Robin Hood and his Camp Followers

Our annual pantomime for grown-ups, Robin Hood and his Camp Followers, opened on January 20th 2022 and runs until March 5th, still one of the longest […]

Panto Magic

Preparations are well under way as the excitement builds for this years annual pantomime, Robin Hood and his Camp Followers. Pictured above, Steven Metcalfe adds some […]

Box Office now Open!

We couldn’t be more excited to announce that the Brick Lane Music Hall Box Office is now open! We are taking bookings now for our exciting […]

#HereForCulture

After closing our doors just over a year ago, on March 17th 2020, Brick Lane Music Hall has been fearful for its very survival, especially when […]

TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE

We are extremely proud to announce that Brick Lane Music Hall has won the 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award. This is an award given to only […]

Friends and Neighbours

Brick Lane Music Hall is proud of its association with Tate and Lyle, the famous sugar company operating in Silvertown, on the banks of the Thames […]

Looking to the future

Our thanks to Elizabeth Hodgson, Group Travel Organiser for Barnet U3A, for recommending Brick Lane Music Hall as the most memorable day out (pre Lockdown…) in […]

A very East End knees-up

While audiences enjoyed the first of the St George’s Day Shows at Brick Lane Music Hall, the Outreach team were out and about, performing at Hawthorne […]

Bring Me Sunshine!

As well as our regular programme of shows throughout the year, Brick Lane Music Hall is committed to taking shows out on the road to hospices […]

Full Show Listings

PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEW LISTINGS ONCE WE GET THE ALL-CLEAR TO RE-OPEN   March 17th -19th 2020 St Patrick’s Irish Music Hall Show Lunchtime […]

Theatre closure

Following the Government’s request, the theatre is currently closed until further notice. All customers who have bookings will be contacted as soon as we are able […]

This week in 1992

This week in February 1992, Vincent Hayes was putting the finishing touches to his ambitious venture, a brand new music hall, the first music hall to open […]

Celebrating 28 Years

This week Brick Lane Music Hall celebrates 28 years since Vincent Hayes first opened Brick Lane Music Hall in the Truman’s Brewery in London’s Brick Lane […]

Show Guide

Your handy guide to all of our shows for the coming year! We hope to see you soon. Please remember to book early to avoid disappointment. […]

Take a Bow!

The Brick Lane Music Hall 2020 Pantomime for Grown-ups…. Big Dick Whittington January 22nd – March 14th 2020 “A five star panto – dowsed in fabulousness” […]

“Music Hall Magic”

TripAdvisor Review November 2019 Fantastic *****"Went to The Brick Lane Music Hall on Sat 2nd Nov 2019 to see their performance of There will Always Be […]

A true story…. well, almost

Dick Whittington is the only pantomime based on a real person – a poor boy from Gloucestershire who walked to London to seek his fortune. A […]

How was it for you??

Marvellous theatre – wonderful food – fabulous show I was blown away… What can I say? Vincent was hilarious, the cast amazing. Tripadvisor ***** Excellent show […]

We’ve only just begun!

 

Deck the Hall!

Planning for Christmas starts during the Summer months at Brick Lane Music Hall, as the team plan out ideas and start to create the theming that […]

Music Hall of Fame

With an incredible score of 93% “five star” customer reviews, Brick Lane Music Hall has again received the TripAdvisor ® Certificate of Excellence, celebrating another year […]

Remembrance Sunday at Brick Lane Music Hall

Held in conjunction with Silvertown and North Woolwich British Legion, this year’s Remembrance Sunday Service was led by Cannon Anne Easter, Chaplain to Her Majesty the […]

Don’t dilly or dally…

Before the age of television, wherever there was a piano and someone to play it, there was a sing-song. Even some of the poorest households in […]

The Great Joe Longthorne

                                           The great Joe Longthorne 1955 […]

The Joe Longthorne Story

Joe Longthorne is widely regarded as the country’s finest vocalist and live performer. Held in high esteem by his fellow professionals, loved and adored by fans […]

Inspiring young minds

Brick Lane Music Hall is proud to work regularly with local schools across the Borough of Newham. This year’s summer schools programme has been in progress […]

Stars of Tomorrow

Brick Lane Music Hall is working with four schools this summer to stage musical productions of Mary Poppins. The first performances were in Selwyn Primary, Plaistow, […]

Curtain Up!

The new season at Brick Lane Music Hall got off to a brilliant start this week with our bumper Cockney Sing-Song. The music hall-style show is […]

Did someone say “Heatwave”?

Vincent Hayes led the cast keeping cool in the Brick Lane Music Hall summer show, our first Summertime Showcase. The show reprieved some of the highlights from […]

Here Comes Summer!

The Brick Lane Music Hall Summertime Show brings all the fun of the traditional end-of-the-pier show to East London! Starring, above left to right, Vincent Hayes, […]

Let’s All Go to the Music Hall!

At a time when British music hall was thought to have all but died out, Vincent Hayes decided to open a new music hall in London’s […]

Prepare to be amazed!

In the heyday of Music Hall, exotic circus acts brought their skills to the stage, and jugglers were in high demand, performing between musical acts. A […]

The SS Brick Lane Music Hall

The SS Brick Lane Music Hall set sail from North Woolwich Pier on May 25th, for a round the world magical mystery tour. Led by Captain […]

Watch This Space

Although Danny La Rue liked to quip that he was just “a comic in a frock” – the sheer glamour and sumptuousness of those frocks, the […]

Magnificent Music Hall

The impressive line-up for our Music Hall shows this week was led by Vincent Hayes MBE and starred Andy Eastwood, Lucy Reed, Bill Byrne, Joni Talks […]

Pure Imagination

One of the world’s most successful musical theatre and film songwriters, with acclaimed shows in the West End and on Broadway and taking Hollywood by storm […]

Touching Hearts

Congratulations to Tom Canning and the team at Tollgate Primary School in Plaistow, which has come a remarkable 12th place in The Sunday Times league table of […]

All Aboard!

All Aboard for a full year of shows! New listings are available this week from the Box Office for the whole of 2019. Please phone or […]

St George’s Day Celebrations

For hundreds of years St George’s Day was celebrated in England as a national holiday on a par with Christmas. The celebrations included the wearing of […]

A final bow

“This was the 5th time of seeing the panto’…. the food is fantastic. The entertainment is beyond the best, it’s brilliant…. There really is no other […]

Best Mates

Anyone who has been to see Big Dick Whittington, will have noticed that there is an additional cast member in the programme. Vincent Hayes, who was due to play […]

Get ready to party!

With St Patrick’s Day less than a month away – we are getting ready to party! St Patrick’s is such a special time at Brick Lane […]

Run extended!

Our annual pantomime for grown-ups for 2019, Mother’s Goosed!, will run for one more week! All shows have been very close to sold out for some […]

St Patrick’s Week

We have been celebrating St Patrick’s Day with a whole week of shows, including a special matinee on the day itself, Sunday, March 17th. Shows continue […]

Panto’ magic!

Introducing the cast of Aladdin, our 2018 pantomime for grown-ups, led by Vincent Hayes, who takes the role of Wishee Washee. Wishee Washee’s brother, Aladdin is […]

The Cat’s Whiskers

In the Brick Lane Music Hall annual pantomime, Big Dick Whittington, Andrew Robley takes on the role of Tommy the Cat.           […]

Who doesn’t love a panto?

‘We all love a panto’ … Vincent Hayes is the Good Fairy. The Victorian critic, Leigh Hunt, summed it up when he wrote “Not to like […]

2019 Finalists!

Brick Lane Music Hall has been nominated as a Finalist in the 2019 British Coach Tourism Awards in the category of Britain’s Most Coach Friendly Attraction. This […]

A New Year’s Party!

Our New Year’s party started early this year, with a matinee show and a special afternoon tea in addition to our black tie gala celebrations in […]

A Season of Celebrations

This week sees the start of our season of special shows to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday. In Britain and around the commonwealth, the […]

Mother’s Goosed!

The story of Mother Goose is possibly the oldest story to be turned into a pantomime, dating back to an ancient Greek legend about a goose […]

Oh, yes they are!

We have been performing pantomimes at Brick Lane Music Hall since the 1990’s. They proved so popular that we moved the start of the run from […]

Oh, yes it is!

It’s that time of year again – Oh, yes it is! We are gearing up for panto’! Pictured above, Stage Manager and Wardrobe Mistress, Rhys Mann, […]

The Hall of Fame!

Brick Lane Music Hall has entered the tripadvisor Hall of Fame. Voted by our customers as consistently excellent since we first joined tripadvisor in 2014. Many […]

Booking now for 2019!

We are excited about our programme of shows for the coming year. As ever, we offer a full programme, with lunchtime, evening shows and matinees, with […]

Festive Greetings!

May we take this opportunity to wish all our customers, friends and families, the happiest of Christmases and all good wishes for the New Year. We […]

A Celebration of British Music Hall

Brick Lane Music Hall began as an idea in a small pub, The Lord Hood in Bethnal Green in the 1980’s. Because of his love of […]

A Day to Remember

Members of Brick Lane Music Hall’s staff gave their time to attend this year’s Remembrance Sunday Service, held in the grounds of the Music Hall.  Members of the […]

A Special Remembrance Service

  The RAF roundel was just one of the many wreaths and poppies placed at the War Memorial in the grounds of Brick Lane Music Hall […]

Christmas starts here!

As our Christmas show gets under way, we take you behind the scenes to see some of the work that has been done on the staging […]

Commemoration and Celebration

There’ll Always Be An England – our wartime music hall show, takes on a special poignancy in 2018, one hundred years since the signing of the […]

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday at Brick Lane Music Hall was a moving occasion, with staff and customers joining local families, dignitaries, the police and members of the Silvertown […]

There’ll Always Be An England

It’s that time of year again – Brick Lane Music Hall has been busy with its school’s programme. This year, five Newham schools took part in the programme,  Central […]

A date for the diary

Many of you will know that Paul O’Grady came to Brick Lane Music Hall last November and took part in our Wartime show. This was filmed […]

Brick Lane Music Hall hosts Jeremy Paxman

Worshipful Company of Firefighters

Vincent Hayes was guest of honour at the annual dinner for the Worshipful Company of Firefighters at the prestigious Armoury Hall in the City of London.

Murder Mystery

We held our first ever Murder Mystery show at Brick Lane Music Hall this week – Murder at the Music Hall! A Music Hall show was […]

That’s Entertainment!

The Best of British is a spectacular show, with dazzling performances throughout, celebrating the Best in British talent. Pictured above, the glittering finale. Back row, left to […]

The Greatest Stage on Earth

From glittering musicals to legendary pantomimes, from Sunday Night at the London Palladium to generations of royals attending Royal Variety Performances, the London Palladium is loved […]

A Good Old Sing-Song

Brick Lane Music Hall was the place for a right royal sing along today, as our autumn season got underway with a host of brilliant performances. Vincent Hayes and the outstanding cast […]

Murder At The Music Hall!

With the culprits from our last murder mystery night safely behind bars, Brick Lane Music Hall have decided to take the plunge with another Music Hall […]

Brick Lane Music Hall supporting the local community

Brick Lane Music Hall supports local charity, Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, which was set up a year ago by Brick Lane Music Hall Charity Trustee, Kevin Jenkins OBE. […]

Here comes Summer!

The final show of our amazing 2017-18 season was our Summertime Show, starring Vincent Hayes, Paul James, Andrew Robley, Ben Goffe, Lucy Reed, Chris Draper and […]

Schools programme

As the school term comes to a close, final performances of Annie have been taking place in the seven Newham Schools taking part in the Brick […]

The Brick Lane Music Hall Summertime Showcase

Roll up, roll up! The Brick Lane Music Hall Summertime Showcase will be our last show of the 2015/16 season. Be sure to book your seat […]

A backstage peek!

We took a peek backstage at the Cockney Sing-Song to give you a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes. Pictured above, Vincent Hayes and Andrew […]

Brick Lane Music Hall changing lives

“The jewel in Newham’s crown is helping charity to make a difference and change lives of the young.” Colin Grainger, former Editor in Chief at The […]

Oh, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

If you’re at home waiting for the British Summer to arrive – then you have one week left to get to Brick Lane Music Hall for […]

Schools Programme

The Brick Lane Music Hall Schools Programme offers Year Six pupils the opportunity of a lifetime, giving them a helping hand with their transition to senior […]

Tate and Lyle

Brick Lane Music Hall has long been associated with Tate and Lyle, the famous sugar company created in Silvertown by the merger of Henry Tate’s factory […]

The Swinging Sixties!

If the 1950’s was epitomised by the emergence of rock and roll, when it was finally “cool” to be a teenager, the 1960’s was a decade […]

A Treat of a Week!

Announcing the line up of our next show, a Week of Music Hall, which opens on October 24th! Led by Vincent Hayes MBE, the artists appearing […]

Autumn preview

We are currently taking bookings for all of our Autumn shows – please check availability with the Box Office (020 7511 6655) – for what promises to […]

Grand Order of Water Rats

The Grand Order of Water Rats was founded in 1889 as a charitable organisation with a membership limited to 180 long-serving male members of the entertainment […]

Let’s celebrate, by George!

Most people recognise St Patrick’s Day and anyone north of the border will be able to name St Andrew’s Day, because in both Ireland and Scotland […]

The Full English

Pictured above, Bill Byrne as Sir Lancelot and Victoria Aindow as Guinevere performing “If ever I would leave you” from the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot”. […]

A Fond Farewell

We bid a fond farewell to the girls and boys of pantoland… We look forward to welcoming the rest of the cast in future shows through […]

It’s a great day for the Irish!

The Irish have always known how to party and celebrating St Patrick’s Day is the biggest party of the year. Above, guest artist, Victoria Yellop. You […]

Join the party!

Announcing the line up for our Irish Show, when we celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style! Led by Vincent Hayes, who was born in Galway, the […]

Let’s All Go to the Music Hall!

As part of our annual programme of shows, we have been presenting traditional music hall bills at Brick Lane Music Hall since 1992. This week sees […]

Keeping Tradition Alive

One of the great pantomime traditions which we love to uphold at Brick Lane Music Hall in our annual pantomime for grown-ups,  is the tradition of […]

There is nothing like a dame!!

  The panto’ is now well and truly underway. We spotted Andrew Robley and Nigel Ellacott conferring backstage. Below, Andrew Robley, the long-suffering Dame Trott.

“An old-fashioned sense of fun”.

After a recent visit to Brick Lane Music Hall to see the panto’, Paul Vale of The Stage, wrote: “While the venue may have long since […]

“The most glamorous woman in the world”

Eight years ago, in March 2010, Brick Lane Music Hall hosted an auction of costumes worn by the late great Danny La Rue. Among the more than […]

Do You Know This Man?

Afficionados of Brick Lane Music Hall pantomimes will remember Rusty Goffe’s historic performance in Snow White and the Dwarf, where his character was masterminding a benefits […]

Everyone loves an Oompa Loompa

You know you have made it when there is a knitted version of you. The original Oompa Loompas from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory still have […]

Happy Holidays!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas break. The Box Office will be closed from 5pm Friday December 22nd […]

The Magic Continues

Magician, John Styles MBE joins the cast of Vincent’s Christmas Wonderland throughout December, as we continue our countdown to Christmas with a truly magical Christmas show. […]

The story of Aladdin

At Brick Lane Music Hall we have performed our famous “pantomime for grown-ups” every year since the early 90’s. This will be our fourth production of […]

“Oh, Yes it is!”

With the panto’ season getting underway at theatres all over the Country, at Brick Lane Music Hall we are getting ready for our annual panto’ for […]

Brick Lane Music Hall and The Best of British

As the cast of The Best of British bid a fond farewell, we take our hats off to them and the production team for a spectacular show. […]

Christmas is coming!

  Vincent’s Christmas Wonderland has enough fun to raise even the most weary Christmas spirits. “Lots of fun” – “The enthusiasm of all the performers was […]

Countdown to Christmas

Our Christmas show, Vincent’s Christmas Wonderland, opened this week. Pictured above, Paul James, Laura Hayward, William Byrne, Sophie Mckinnon, Vincent Hayes, Shelby Morgan, Andrew Robley, Jordan […]

Remembrance Sunday

When Brick Lane Music Hall moved to its current home in Silvertown, in the former church of St. Mark’s, the war memorial housed in the grounds […]

Remembrance Sunday at Brick Lane Music Hall

When Brick Lane Music Hall moved into its current home in the former Church of St Mark’s in 2004, the War Memorial in the grounds had […]

Autumn Preview!

Highlights of our Autumn season at Brick Lane Music Hall include our sparkling extravaganza, Welcome to the London Palladium, and our first ever murder mystery event, […]

Now you see it, now you don’t….

It is not uncommon for a magician to ask his assistant to wear a blindfold, but quite unusual when the assistant is a duck. John Styles […]

Reaching for the Stars

  Peter John is appearing this week in a Brick Lane Music Hall outreach show at Pilgrim’s Hospice in Kent, alongside Brian Walker and Michael Topping. Artists from […]

Sunday Night at the London Palladium

The London Palladium has attracted the finest artists from the world of variety and entertainment for over a hundred years. In 1930 the Palladium hosted its first Royal […]

Surprise, Surprise….

People who came to see our wartime show this week were not only treated to a magnificent show, but also to a surprise when Paul O’Grady […]

Le Grand Depart

As the Tour de France sweeps past Brick Lane Music Hall and on to its next stage, our artists make a grand departure from the stage for […]

The 2017 Schools Programme

As the school year comes to an end, Year 6 pupils are giving their final performances of Oliver! in six schools across the Borough. The schools […]

A memorable performance in a night of memorable performances

Anita Harris delighted audiences during our 25th Anniversary Show on Saturday night, taking part in our medley of songs performed in tribute to some of the […]

A lot can happen in 25 years!

Join us for a celebration of 25 years: The Brick Lane Music Hall Anniversary Showcase May 26th – June 10th 2017   Booking now for the […]

Let’s All Go to the Music Hall!

Richard Gauntlett joined the line-up for the Music Hall Show today. Pictured above backstage, left to right, Lucy Reed, Laura Hayward, Andrew Robley, Lloyd Ellery, Richard […]

Sixties Fun!

The Sixties Show with Anita Harris has been receiving rave reviews. “Fab Sixties Show. 11/10. Better than a West End Show.” Facebook “It is an experience […]

So what did you think…. ?

***** “What an unexpected fantastic experience a trip to this fabulous theatre was. Went to the 60’s music bonanza. Had a trip down memory lane with […]

Summertime fun!

Our final show of the season is our special Summertime Showcase, featuring some of the highlights of our 2015/16 calendar, including excerpts from the Cockney Sing-Song, […]

The Brick Lane Music Hall Summer starts here!

While congratulations continue to pour in following our phenomenally popular 25th Anniversary Showcase, we are already busy with our Summer schedule. The Brick Lane Music Hall […]

The show goes on!

The Brick Lane Music Hall Charity sends shows throughout the year to the frail and elderly around London and the Southeast. Through the summer teams have […]

Welcome to the Musicals!

With West End and Broadway Musicals never more popular, our new show, Showtime!, puts the spotlight on all our favourite songs from the Musicals from stage […]

Step Inside Brick Lane Music Hall

  As a seasoneMusic Hall performer, Brian Walker has appeared many times on stage at Brick Lane Music Hall, particularly in the early years, and now […]

A moving performance

Lowri-Ann Richards is one of the artists who regularly joins the team for our Outreach shows programme. A versatile performer, Lowri-Ann first appeared on stage at […]

A Sparkling Show

The St George’s Day Show is fast becoming one of our most popular shows, this year spreading over 3 weeks. The show takes us on a […]

Brick Lane Music Hall – a completely unique experience

In recent years, Brick Lane Music Hall has been voted “Britain’s Friendliest Venue” and has been delighted to receive the coveted TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” for […]

Celebrations all round!

There was an air of celebration at Brick Lane Music Hall on St George’s Day. Not just because it was Shakespeare’s birthday or England’s National Saint’s […]

For England and St George!

  Pictured above, Vincent Hayes rides through the glen…. The show presented a lively romp through English myth and legend, and included a rare mix of […]

St George’s Day Show 2017

We are proud to share a few comments from TripAdvisor this week…. “Three hours of pure enjoyment” “The St George’s Day Show is EXCELLENT” “I haven’t […]

St George’s Day Show

This year’s tribute to merry old England has been as much fun for the cast as for audiences! The show has featured scenes from English life […]

AAA Benefit Night

“My sincerest thanks and gratitude to all our friends at Brick Lane, you are just simply the best.” Kevin Jenkins OBE, Founder, Ambition, Aspire, Achieve. The […]

A last hello to the panto’ …

Vincent Hayes presented bouquets to all the cast and to Musical Director, David Harvey and percussionist, Andy Pook on the last night of our annual pantomime, Big […]

Laughter is the best medicine

This is a small sample of the feedback we have been receiving for Schlepping Beauty in just the last few days: What a brilliant show, laughed so […]

New dates for your diary

Due to high demand, our popular St Patrick’s Day celebrations have been extended until March 21st! Our St Patrick’s Show is now running every day from […]

Brick Lane Music Hall 25 years of Great British Entertainment

February 12th 2017 is a historic day in the annals of modern day Music Hall – it marks the 25th anniversary of the day Vincent Hayes […]

Keeping Variety Alive in East London

Brick Lane Music Hall was featured in The Stage newspaper this week, under the headline: The east London venue that’s kept variety alive In celebration of […]

Let’s All Go to the Music Hall!

It’s hard to believe that we have been presenting traditional music hall shows at Brick Lane Music Hall for 25 years. This week sees two shows […]

Some mothers do ‘ave ’em….

February 12th 2016 marks Brick Lane Music Hall’s 24th Birthday! From the early days in Brick Lane, one of the highlights of every year has been […]

‘An absolute joy’

In between our New Year’s Show double bill on Saturday, and rehearsals for Mother’s Goosed which started in earnest this week, the intrepid trio that is […]

“Showbusiness at its best”

On a recent visit to Brick Lane Music Hall, theatre critic, Johnny Mans had the time of his life. As well as the high standard of […]

A Happy New Year from Ruth and Agnes

Brick Lane Music Hall’s most glamorous duo, Ruth and Agnes have just dropped by to wish everyone a Happy New Year and say how much they […]

Brick Lane Music Hall – booking now for 2017

“If you’ve never been to Brick Lane Music Hall, then do so as soon as you can. Great food, great show, great service, great atmosphere and […]

Charity Gala Night

A special gala performance of Schlepping Beauty was held on Saturday evening to raise funds for the Grand Order of Water Rats Charity. Among the guests […]

Curtain Up!

A slave, a genie, a Dame, a Princess, a baddie …. it must be panto’ time! Vincent Hayes leads the cast of Aladdin, Brick Lane Music […]

Schlepping Beauty

Schlepping Beauty, our 2017 pantomime for grown-ups opened this week. Vincent Hayes MBE takes the role of master of mayhem as Muddles, the Court Jester, while Paul […]

So That’s All Folks!

The cast of Jack and his Giant Stalk waved a fond farewell on Saturday night to a lively crowd, including Brick Lane Music Hall friends and […]

From Us to You

We wanted to take this chance to wish everyone the compliments of the season and to thank those that have take time to leave such positive […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our loyal customers – we couldn’t do it without you! We hope you have a lovely break and we look forward to […]

A Genuine Wartime Hero

We are dedicating our 2016 Wartime Music Hall Show to our very dear friend, Jimmy Perry OBE, who died this week just a few weeks after […]

A Show Packed Full Of Surprises!

Today, we bid a fond farewell to Sunday Night At The London Palladium, a show that was full of surprises in nostalgic tribute to one of […]

Our Finest Hour

We wanted to pay tribute to the 2016 cast of There’ll Always Be An England, which this year took us to both World Wars and focussed on […]

Simply the Best

Brick Lane Music Hall have been selected as finalists in the 2016 Group Travel Awards, in the category of Best Group Dining Experience. A big thank […]

There’ll Always Be An England – our marvellous wartime music hall show

Our Wartime show There’ll Always Be An England – a wartime music hall show opened last week and runs until November 11th. Our marvellous line-up, above, […]

Hello Children Everywhere!

In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday we offer There’ll Always Be An England – A Wartime Music Hall Show. Always a popular show, the songs […]

One to Watch

With the Divas show well under way, all our artists are having fun taking on a range of roles as they step into some very big […]

A good time was had by all

We were thrilled to welcome back Laura Hayward (pictured above) for the 2016 Cockney Sing-Song who, along with Catherine Dennison (pictured below), gave us some rousing […]

A right old ding-dong…

Vincent Hayes and Andrew Robley Just Strollin’ Before the age of television and computers, in homes all over London Saturday night was the night for a […]

Happy Holidays!

Backstage during the Summertime Show on Saturday – our last performance of the current season – the whole cast (and several from the Anniversary show!) – […]

The best traditions never die

In the Middle Ages the word Cockney was used by country people as a derogatory reference for effeminate townies who no longer did the “real work” […]

2016 Schools Programme

The end of the school year sees the culmination of the Brick Lane Music Hall 2016 Schools Programme. This year we have been working with five local […]

2016 Schools Programme

Work is well underway with our 2016 Schools Programme. Our talented team are working in five Newham schools over a six week period to produce six Year […]

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!

Towards the end of the Victorian period a visit to the seaside became one of the great British traditions. Alongside ice cream and donkey rides, music […]

Oh, Boy!

We have been absolutely delighted with the success of our new show, Be Bop A Lula. As reported earlier on Backstage News, the show is the […]

That’s the way to do it!

Taking part in our Music Hall shows on May 9th and 10th will be John Styles MBE. John is a seasoned entertainer, well known for his […]

Vintage Brick Lane Music Hall

Brick Lane Music Hall ended its Summer run with a classic Music Hall show. The cast, led by Vincent Hayes MBE bid a fond farewell before […]

Congratulations and Celebrations!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Back to the 50’s & 60’s Show. The first half was dedicated solely to the Rock and Roll years of […]

The most swinging decade comes to Brick Lane Music Hall this Summer!

We are excited to announce that as part of our celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which run from April to October, Sixties pop […]

A Week of Music Hall

Our special Week of Music Hall, from April 12th – 16th, celebrates the very best in British Music Hall. The talented line-up will be led by our own, […]

Happy Easter from all at Brick Lane Music Hall

Our last show before the Easter break was a Music Hall matinee. We had great pleasure in welcoming Pauline Shoop who chose to come to Brick […]

How to celebrate St George’s Day

To the uninitiated, St George’s Day is England’s national day and falls on April 23rd. You would be forgiven for not being familiar with the date; […]

Vincent for Mayor, by George!

The founder of Brick Lane Music Hall and regular host of our shows, Vincent Hayes MBE, has appeared on ITV News giving his manifesto as the […]

Back to our roots

Our next show will be a Week of Music Hall, with Vincent Hayes, Andrew Robley, Catherine Dennison, Hettie Hobbs and special guest artist, the Music Hall […]

Brick Lane Music Hall – keeping the East End smiling!

It’s official! Brick Lane Music Hall is the smiling heart of the East End. On the day that a Right Move survey was published claiming that […]

In Loving Memory

In loving memory of his father, John Arthur Rogers, one of our regular customers, Robert Rogers, gave a donation to the Brick Lane Music Hall Charity […]

Happy Birthday Brick Lane Music Hall!

A great time was had by all at Brick Lane Music Hall as we celebrated our 24th Birthday this weekend. Many friends came to the show […]

A warm welcome awaits!

Our full 2017 listings are now available from the Box Office. We have an exciting programme of shows, beginning on Saturday, 14th January with our New […]

Laughter is the best medicine

The Outreach team have had a busy week, with a Strawberry Tea in Edenbridge in Kent, sponsored by the Edenbridge Rotary Club, where Brian Walker and […]

The fun starts here!

Announcing our full 2016-17 programme, our new listings brochure will be available in the next few days! We will be sending a copy to everyone on […]

Booking Now for Autumn!

We launch our 2016-17 season with three exciting shows this Autumn, The Cockney Sing-Song, The Best of British and There’ll Always Be An England, a wartime […]

An Insider’s Guide to the Sixties

When we came to devise our new Sixties show, we were fortunate enough to have on hand a man who can truly claim to have inside knowledge of the subject, Paul […]

Put On Your Blue Suede Shoes!

We are happy to announce that the winner of two tickets for our new show, Be Bop A Lula, is a lady from Kent. Having answered […]

The King is coming to Silvertown!

As far as anyone can be sure, the closest Elvis Presley ever got to Silvertown was Prestwich. His plane briefly touched down there to refuel in 1960, on his way home from […]

How will you be celebrating St George’s Day?

For almost four hundred years St George’s Day was celebrated as a national feast day on a par with Christmas. The tradition died out at the […]

How will you be celebrating St Patrick’s day?

Although in Ireland St Patrick’s day has become a festival which takes place over 5 days, with parades all over the country, the first St Patrick’s Day […]

What a party!

There was no shortage of shenanigans at Brick Lane Music Hall as we celebrated St Patrick’s Day 2015. Regulars included the Lewisham Irish Pensioners Club and the Joy Club, […]

Keeping Alive a Great British Tradition

In the week that we celebrated 23 years of Music Hall at Brick Lane, we took a brief pause in our pantomime schedule to present a […]

Love is in the air!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is in the air in Silvertown, where cupid has arrived with his golden arrow…. in the form of Rusty Goffe, in Babes […]

The cast of 2015

Vincent Hayes MBE leads the cast of Babes in the Wood, the 2015 Brick Lane Music Hall pantomime for grown-ups. Vincent takes the role of Everard […]

Merry Christmas from Brick Lane Music Hall!

  Thank you to all our incredibly hard-working staff and all the artists who have helped make this our busiest and most successful year ever at Brick […]

Vincent’s Christmas Wonderland

Christmas is now officially in full swing at Brick Lane Music Hall, with a spectacular show to celebrate the festive season in amazing style. Pictured below, our […]

Welcome to Christmas!

 Vincent Hayes presents the line-up for Vincent’s Christmas Wonderland 2014. Left to right: Paul James, Tommy Knapp, Laura Hayward, Stephanie Sen, Lottie Johnson, Andrew Robley, Bill Byrne […]

Winter Wonderland Spectacular

Our theme this year for Vincent’s Christmas Wonderland, is an animal circus, with, of course, Vincent Hayes as ringmaster. Visitors to the show have been treated to sumptuous lighting, as […]

Happy New Year!

  2014 has been a big year for new talent at Brick Lane Music Hall, with three bright young talents in particular being introduced to the […]

There’ll Always Be An England – 2014 Centenary Year

This year’s show pays special tribute to the First World War, to mark its Centenary year, including a dramatic re-enactment of men being recruited for the […]

Prize Star Quiz!

Vincent Hayes MBE appeared on stage this week with Andrew Robley, dressed in the iconic costume of fur coat and battered hat of one of the […]

The new season starts here!

The new season opens at Brick Lane Music Hall on September 10th, with our lively Music Hall show, the Cockney Sing-Song! This is followed by our not-to-be […]

TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner!

Due to the incredible customer reviews we have been receiving on TripAdvisor since joining in the Autumn, we are delighted to announce that Brick Lane Music […]

Neighbours in Poplar

Our Outreach team paid a visit to the St Mathias Centre in Poplar to perform a show for Sister Christine Frost (pictured below, left), who has […]

Taking on the Ritz

Our talented kitchen team are not ones to boast as they tirelessly labour away to prepare our tasty lunches, dinners and matinee teas. But the accolades […]

Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’

“Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’” was the battle cry from Henry V at Agincourt, according to Shakespeare, and warriors reported that they saw their Patron Saint on the […]

Oh, What A Lovely War!

Backstage at the opening of There’ll Always be An England – A Wartime Music Hall Show. Pictured above, Vincent Hayes. Below left, The Orchestra – MD […]

Don’t miss the party!

Vincent Hayes led the Irish Music Hall show which opened today to a standing ovation from the lively audience.               […]

Roger Foss Reviews Brick Lane Music Hall

We recently asked Roger Foss, West End theatre critic, writer and broadcaster, to review Brick Lane Music Hall and this is what he wrote: “What a place! What […]

St Patrick’s Irish Party

Brick Lane Music Hall was a sea of green at our St Patrick’s Day show on March 17th. Our annual St Patrick’s Irish party has become so […]

The show goes on!

This is the first time Ross Tomlinson has appeared at Brick Lane Music Hall, and we are delighted to welcome him. Brick Lane regulars will be interested to hear […]

A very stylish marriage….

“I honestly can’t think of a better place anywhere in the world where I would have wanted to bring all of our loved ones to celebrate […]

Unmistakeable glamour comes to Brick Lane Music Hall

Nigel Ellacott and Andrew Robley make a handsome couple backstage at rehearsals and are guaranteed to bewitch and bedazzle on stage in equal measure. Brick Lane Music Hall […]

Britain’s Friendliest Venue

Brick Lane Music Hall has pulled off an amazing double at the National Coach Awards 2013. Up against all the major tourist destinations across the UK, […]

Vincent Hayes MBE

As the messages of congratulations flood in following the announcement of Vincent’s MBE award, we have another cause for celebration at Brick Lane Music Hall, our […]

New Year’s Honour

We are extremely proud to announce that comedian, impressario and founder of Brick Lane Music Hall, Vincent Hayes has been named by the Queen in this […]

English Heritage

Brick Lane Music Hall is housed in a magnificent Victorian Grade II listed building, formerly St Mark’s Church, designed by the acclaimed architect, Samuel Teulon. As part […]