10 autumn exhibitions and shows not to miss

10 autumn exhibitions and shows to book now

By Natasha Berman

Discover the most captivating autumn events with our curated list of 10 must-see shows and exhibitions. Book your tickets early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Main image: Tate Britain, Now You See Us: The Excursion of Nausicaa (1920) by Dame Ethel Walker
The Royal Family Dance Crew

 Don’t miss ‘The Royal Family Dance Crew – Skulls and Crowns Tour’ making their London debut at New Wimbledon Theatre for one day only. Renowned for performances at events like The Grammys and Super Bowl Halftime Shows, this is a rare chance to witness one of the world’s most celebrated street dance crews. 

Heathers the Musical

Winner of “Best New Musical”, ‘Heathers the Musical’ is back on tour and a must-see at Richmond Theatre. This high-octane, black comedy rock musical opens on October 8th with tickets starting at just £15. Don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettable event for fans of the cult classic film. You can also join the free open day at Richmond Theatre on September 21st to celebrate the venue’s 125th birthday. 

(c) Pamela Raith Photography
Now You See Us

‘Now You See Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520-1920’ features over 150 works that dismantle stereotypes by showcasing women artists who defied expectations to paint history pieces, battle scenes, and nudes. This exhibition highlights their fight for equal access to academies and art training. This powerful display runs until October 13th, with free admission for members.  

The Rocky Horror Show

After a sold-out Australian tour, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ returns to London’s Dominion Theatre for a limited run this autumn. This iconic production promises to electrify audiences, making it a must-see event in the West End this season. You won’t want to miss this thrilling and quirky rock ‘n’ roll classic.

The Griffin Catalyst Exhibition: Monet and London. Views of the Thames

Visiting this iconic exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery offers a rare opportunity to see Claude Monet’s Impressionist paintings of the Houses of Parliament, Charing Cross Bridge, and Waterloo Bridge. The gallery describes these works as “amongst the most significant representations of the Thames ever made.” Be sure to check out this historic reunion of artworks, not seen together for over a century.

Abigail’s Party

Set in 1970’s suburbia, ‘Abigail’s Party’ at Rose Theatre follows Beverly and Laurence as they host a drinks party for their neighbours. As the evening unfolds, tensions rise and prejudices are revealed. Running for only 11 days, this dramatic portrayal of suburban dynamics is a must-see with tickets starting at just £5. 

Anthony McCall: Solid Light

Anthony McCall’s ‘Solid Light’ exhibition offers an immersive experience with groundbreaking light installations. Tickets should be purchased now to secure entry, with free admission for members and starting at £5 for non-members. Don’t miss the chance to explore mesmerising light sculptures this season at Tate Modern.

Anthony-McCall-installation-view-of-Face-to-Face-Sean-Kelly-New-York-2013. Photo-by-Jason-Wyche
The Lehman Trilogy

The highly praised production of ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ is back at Gillian Lynne Theatre in Covent Garden this autumn for a limited encore season. Celebrated as “a truly epic production” by The New York Times, it unfolds the gripping tale of the rise and fall of the Lehman Brothers. Don’t miss this captivating journey through over a century of American history. 

Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers

An autumn blockbuster not to miss, Van Gogh’s iconic artworks are brought together in ‘Poets and Lovers’ at the National Gallery. The exhibition features famous paintings, rare pieces, and remarkable drawings, offering a unique glimpse into his poetic landscapes and romantic visions. 

Murder on the Orient Express

Catch ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ live at Richmond Theatre for a limited four-day run. Agatha Christie’s masterfully cryptic murder mystery features a final twist that ranks among her best, keeping you guessing until the very end.