Big Night of Musicals 2023

Putting musical theatre in the spotlight

There’s something magical about a big West End musical. The songs, costumes and sets sweep you into another world from the moment the curtain goes up.

The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals 2023 featured performances from some of the biggest shows in the world.

They included Hamilton, Les Misérables, MAMMA MIA!, We Will Rock You the Musical, Wicked, SIX the Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, The Bodyguard The Musical and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I.

You can watch some highlights of our musicals extravaganza below or check out a longer broadcast of the 2023 show on BBC iPlayer.

The National Lottery’s Big Night of Musicals is yet another example of your ticket unlocking the action. To thank players for the amazing support they made possible for tens of thousands of arts projects and over 2000 theatres during the pandemic, The National Lottery made a total of 12,000 tickets available to this incredible event on a first come, first served basis. The tickets to the show, released in January 2023, were immediately snapped up by musical fans across the country.

Originally published 16th January 2023. Updated 28th February 2023, 23rd and 28th March and 9th October 2023.

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