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Backstage at Hamilton

Life Backstage

Get a unique look at the backstage world of UK theatre with these exclusive videos, exploring behind the scenes of some of the country’s biggest shows.

My West End

Official London Theatre have partnered with Digital Theatre + to create a unique education resource, My West End.

This series of short online films dives into the world behind the curtain, shining a spotlight on the extremely dedicated and often unseen backstage practitioners working at the heart of each theatre in the UK.

Our My West End videos are available for a strictly limited time. We’ll post a new video every month. Joanna Smedley, Head of Hair/Wigs & Make Up at Wicked, the spell-binding spectacular which continues to enchant audiences night after night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.


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My West End wants young people to know that they could be the next generation of technical, production and venue teams – regardless of economic or geographic constraints.

With My West End, you can discover a whole new world of possibilities and be inspired to choose a career in theatre.

If that peaks your interest – explore Digital Theatre+ for hundreds of resources.

Backstage Tours

From the secrets of Hamilton’s “Hamil-tones” in costume design, to how theatre’s biggest night, the Olivier Awards with Mastercard, constructs its set in the grandeur of the Royal Albert Hall, if you’re interested in life backstage, our exclusive videos below are must-sees.