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Musical Con returns for 2023

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 22 April 2022, Last Updated 12 May 2023

Musical Con have announced that they will return to ExCel London for another weekend of all things stagey! After a sell-out weekend at their first ever event, the music, merch, workshops, interviews and more will be back again on October 21 & 22 2023.

Special guests announced include superstar ambassadors Aimee Atkinson, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Ben Forster, Shanay Holmes, Lucie Jones, Jon Robyns, Jodie Steele, Miriam Teak Lee & Layton Williams.

This year, the convention will also feature stars of the big screen, with special appearances from blockbuster movie Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical’s Alisha Weir (Matilda) and Meesha Garbett (Red Beret Girl).

Lucie Jones says, ‘Musical Con is a place where all of the fans, of all different musicals, can come together under one roof and celebrate something that we all love. I’m so excited to see people in their favourite cosplay, taking part in a workshop, or just meeting someone they love!’

The star-studded line up also includes Michael Ahomka-Lindsay, Bronte Barbe, Courtney Bowman, Tom Francis, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Dom Hartley Harris, Holly Anne Hull, Cassidy Janson, Aisha Jawando, Hannah Lowther, Grace Mout, Joel Montague, Natalie May Paris, Josh Piterman, SVN, Ivano Turco, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Rachel Wooding, Michael Xavier and many more.

Alisha Weir says, ‘Musical Con is so important because it inspires other kids and gives them the hope and determination to be who they want to be and do what they love.’

Once again thousands of likeminded musical theatre fanatics will take centre stage with the return of the hugely popular cosplay, competitions, singalongs and fan meets. Theatreland will be back with unique exhibits and photo opportunities from shows and the Marketplace where fans can purchase a whole host of musical theatre treasures from independent creators. There will also be an exciting new feature this year, with a pop-up cinema showing non-stop musical films, from modern-day hits to everyone’s favourite classics.

We were at Musical Con’s first ever weekend last year, with an Official London Theatre stall selling our on-the-day discount TKTS tickets and our Olivier Awards stand giving people the chance to have their photo taken holding a real life Olivier Award!

Check out our vlog of the weekend below, jam-packed with performances, previews of brand new shows, workshops, exhibitors, fan competitions and our very own find the cosplay game!


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West End Musical Productions organise Musical Con with the support of the Society of London Theatre, the charity that runs Official London Theatre!

Emma De Souza, Head of Marketing and Communications for SOLT, says: “We are delighted to support this incredible convention which we look forward to becoming a staple of the West End’s annual events calendar, celebrating our world-leading theatre industry and its devoted audience.”

So get your costumes ready, your pipes warmed up and grab your tickets here!


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