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What to expect

  • Smash-hit Broadway musical Bring It On: The Musical is coming to the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre for a high-energy production inspired by the film of the same name,
  • Join Campbell Davis in her cheertastic senior year at Truman High School in an unmissable musical tale of unlikely friendship, jealousy and forgiveness.
  • Expect explosive choreography and tricks from Love Island’s Amber Davies and Olympic gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing sensation Louis Smith.
  • Written by Tony Award winners Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) and Tom Kitt (Grease: Live), the creative team is a recipe for success.

Get ready for dynamic choreography and acrobatics, awesome songs and a sprinkling of sass as Bring It On: The Musical backflips to the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s South Bank for a strictly limited run.  

Inspired by the much-loved Kirsten Dunst movie of the same name and adapted for the theatre, Bring It On: The Musical is an energy-fuelled story following young cheerleader Campbell Davis in her senior year at Truman High School. Campbell has big dreams of leading her cheerleading squad to victory at a national competition, but out of nowhere she is transferred to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High. When she learns that the school doesn't have a cheerleading squad, Campbell fears that all her dreams have been cut short before they have begun. Despite her struggles to fit in, Campbell builds some unlikely friendships that propel her towards trying to help a new group of unlikely cheerleaders win the national championships instead. Can Campbell summon the fire to achieve the impossible with the powerhouse squad?

There's another powerhouse squad to mention too; produced by Selladoor Productions, an award-winning team is behind Bring It On: The Musical. Loosely based on Jessica’s Bendinger’s brilliant screenplay of the same name, the musical is brought to the stage by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt and Jeff Whitty. Expect a witty script and original score that'll leave you wanting to start your own cheer squad when you leave the auditorium.

Bring It On: The Musical is led by former Love Island star Amber Davies and four-time Olympic medalist Louis Smith as Campbell and Cameron respectively, who will be lending their unbelievable dance and gymnastic talents to their roles. They are joined by Vanessa Fisher as Danielle, Alicia Belgarde as Eva, Georgia Bradshaw as Nautica and tons more incredible young talent.

Book your tickets to Bring It On: The Musical and somersault into a musical story of jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Accompanied by witty lines, extraordinary choreography and utterly mesmerising acrobatics, this musical is sure to be a hit for older kids.

What to know before you go

  • The running time of Bring It On: The Musical is 2 hours 30 minutes long, including an interval.
  • Bring It On: The Musical is suitable for children aged 10+. There’s no nudity or inappropriate language on stage.
  • There is step-free access to the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Take the Royal Festival Hall JCB lift up to Level 2 and enter through the Riverside Terrace to get to the foyer. To gain access to the wheelchair spaces and auditorium seating row A, go through the Artist Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road on Level 1. The Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden can be accessed using the Roof Garden lift in the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road on Level 1. To discuss access issues, including seating, please contact the Centre directly.
  • Guests with disabilities are able to join Southbank Centre’s free Access Scheme.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the foyer and a Changing Places toilet on Level 1 of Royal Festival Hall.
  • The cloakroom, located next to the ticket desk at the bottom of the stairs, opens one hour prior to the performance. It closes approximately 15 minutes after the performance ends.
  • The on-site Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, serving soft drinks, tea, coffee, sandwiches, salads, cakes and snacks, is a great place to have a bite to eat and a drink whilst enjoying a view of London.
  • If you're feeling peckish before or after seeing the musical, there are loads of family-friendly places to eat nearby, including Wagamama, Wahaca, Strada, Giraffe, Ping Pong and Gourmet Pizza Co. The Southbank Centre Food Market also runs every Friday to Sunday.

Getting there

  • Queen Elizabeth Hall at situated at the Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.
  • London Waterloo station (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo & City lines and South Western and Southeastern mainline train services) is a five-minute walk away. Alternatively, Embankment station (Circle and District lines), is a seven-minute walk away.
  • The venue is served by plenty of buses. Bus routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243 and 521 stop two minutes away on nearby Waterloo Bridge, while routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381 and 507 stop on York Road, a five-minute walk.
  • By boat, the Thames Clippers river bus stops at the London Eye Pier, just a couple of minutes' walk away.
  • As the venue is in central London, parking is limited, and anything that is available is typically expensive. There is a car park at the National Theatre and also APCOA Cornwall Road car park. These car parks are available free of charge of charge to Blue Badge holders.
  • Four Blue Badge parking spaces can be found on the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road off Belvedere Road. These are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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