The Exhibition ROAD SHOW, is a major culture and science festival taking place over the first nine days of the Olympic Games, commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The festival offers a platform for emerging and uncompromising creative talent, and will bring together live performances, scientific experiments, large-scale games and playful interventions that celebrate the area’s unsurpassed cultural heritage.
Much of the live action will take place from pop-up stages, in the form of customised trailers, which will move in and out of Exhibition Road over the course of the afternoon and evening.
Each day will surprise and delight in different ways, taking the visitor on a lively journey, and allowing them to see the iconic institutions and buildings of London’s cultural heartland in a new light. The trailers will also host a house ‘orchestra’ for a nightly ballroom of tango, waltzes, jives, Scottish reels and jigs
An international music programme spanning classical, contemporary, pop and folk music and artists including twice nominated Mercury Music prize musician Eliza Carthy, radical English singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf and experimental group, Kåmmer Klang are just some of the spectacular highlights of Exhibition ROAD SHOW.
To view the full programme, click here.
Location and travel
- Nearest tubes: South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Gloucester Road, all are about 5-10 mins walk from Exhibition Road.
- Bus: You will need the 360, but bare in mind there may be diversions, it's best to check the TFL website to see where you need to get off.
- Bike: There will be nearby bike parking
- Car: There is no nearby parking, so travelling by car is stongly advised against.
The event is mostly free, however there are some events which are ticketed, it's best to check the programme section on the official website.