The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas at OVO Arena Wembley in Wembley Park!

Jack is Back! Multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman returns to the UK this December with the live-to-film concert event celebrating the timeless classic, “Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas" for two very special shows at London OVO Arena Wembley.

This unique live cine-concert production taking place Christmas 2024 features Danny Elfman (the original singing voice of the film’s main character, Jack Skellington, and writer of all the film’s songs) performing live in sync with the full-length movie projected on the big screen, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and very special guests.

"It’s impossible to believe it has been thirty years since Tim Burton made our strange little musical,” Said Danny Elfman. “What a tremendous thrill it is to perform it live in concert again at London OVO Arena, Wembley.”  

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” stands out as a seminal creative triumph from the legendary film making duo of director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman. First released in 1993, Tim Burton's “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was directed by Henry Selick (“James and the Giant Peach”) and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton.

The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - to help him kidnap Santa Claus.

Since its release, this beloved family film has become a world-wide classic and staple part of the extended holiday season. This unique live production has performed to sold out audiences across the globe, including the Hollywood Bowl, Barclays Center, Tokyo International Forum, and London’s The OVO Arena, Wembley in 2019 and 2022.

OVO Arena Wembley in Wembley Park

You know you’re in London’s most iconic live music venue when the echoes of “Hello Wembley!” are ringing through your ears. OVO Arena Wembley has been a destination for music and live entertainment for over 80 years and it’s not slowing down. With over 100 events every year and over one million visitors each year passing through its legendary doors, OVO Arena Wembley (formerly known as The SSE Arena, Wembley) has something for everyone, from the most in-demand gigs from a hot new artist to classic once-in-a-lifetime performances from your favourite band.