West End LIVE 2018 in pictures, videos and record-breaking numbers


        With queues stretching back to Leicester Square, there was a capacity audience within Trafalgar Square of around 80,000 across the weekend – a record for West End LIVE – and many more watching on screens outside the square. The event is estimated to have drawn hundreds of thousands of people into the West End.

       27 shows performed at West End LIVE this year, alongside a host of other acts including solo stars, ensembles, comedy duos and stage schools – 11 hours of performance in total. Around 700 performers took to the stage in Trafalgar Square.

        #WestEndLive was the number 1 Twitter trend in London on both days of the event.

         There were around 20,000 Instagram posts tagging #WestEndLive.

         The TKTS pop-up booth in Trafalgar Square reported record ticket sales.

         Videos of performances have reached over 1.5 million views on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

         Initial indications suggest that West End LIVE had a very positive impact on surrounding Westminster businesses over the weekend.

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