Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen | BFI Tour

Dust off your dancing shoes, practice your scales and join us for some heart-lifting movies

Want to escape our troubled times? Immerse yourself in the emotional, life-enhancing pleasures of the musical. Expect the biggest stars! Expect epic song-and-dance routines! Expect Technicolor! Expect exclamation marks!!! We’ll be celebrating musical talent from the late 1920s to today, rubbing sequinned shoulders with the stars, and exploring the visionary work of those behind the camera, artists who transformed the musical into the most joyful and creative of film genres.

Going beyond escapism, our global journey will see how the musical tackled the Depression, confronted racism and how it continues to reflect the contemporary world. But most of all we’ll be having fun.

Robin Baker, Head Curator, BFI National Archive


Summer of Soul (…Or. When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 12A
Today until Thu 5 Aug 15:45
Powerful and transporting documentary created..

The Sparks Brothers 15
Thu 29 Jul 19:00
A musical odyssey through five..

Wattstax no rating
Sat 7 Aug 20:45
Exciting, vibrant documentary record of..

Shine A Light 12A
Thu 19 Aug 20:15
A career-spanning documentary on The..

Janine Jansen: Falling For Stradivari U
Mon 6 Sep 13:00
Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and..

Mick Fleetwood & Friends 12A
Wed 8 Sep 20:15
Celebrating the music of Peter..