About the Production

The highest-grossing film of 1996, Independence Day was a phenomenon that propelled Will Smith to superstardom and thrilled audiences with its huge set-pieces, humour and an exploding White House. As huge alien ships hover over the major cities of the world, threatening all life on earth, fighter pilot ace Captain Steve Hiller (Smith) and data analyst David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) attempt to save the day, with help from the President. Kicking alien butt has never been this fun.

Independence Day Live was premièred at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, under the supervision of composer David Arnold. The entire score, just over 2 hours in length, was compiled from scratch to match exactly what is in the movie – a process that took 6 months. The huge orchestra (and chorus) filled the stage and the result was a truly exciting, visceral and fun night that brought the movie to audiences young and old in a thrilling way.

Independence Day Live is rights-owned by 20th Century Fox and licensed by U-Live Film.

For more information, to view a Technical Rider, or book the show, contact us.


Year of release
Roland Emmerich
David Arnold
Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich
Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

Our Production

Tommy Pearson
Royal Albert Hall, London, September 2016
Première Performed By
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Greenaway

Forthcoming Performances

Dates Venue

Previous performances

Dates Venue
22nd Sep 2016Royal Albert Hall
20th May 2017Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

"a new dimension to the blockbuster, making it jump to life on the screen"

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