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Enjoy the best entertainment the capital has to offer with London theatre tickets! London’s West End is famous for its vibrant theatre scene that attracts millions of visitors from across the globe every year. Seeing one of Theatreland's iconic musicals or critically acclaimed plays is an unforgettable experience and there is something for every taste.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or last-minute theatre tickets, SeatPlan makes it easy to secure your spot at London's best shows. Browse the hottest tickets at over 60 West End theatres today.

102 Shows in London

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical has been enchanting audiences since 1986 with its haunting tale of love and obsession.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Hear the people sing in the world's longest-running musical, which has been in the West End since 1985.

Hamilton

Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hugely popular musical Hamilton follows the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of America.

The Lion King

The Lion King

Disney’s spectacular musical features stunning puppetry and an unforgettable score by Elton John. Best for age 6+.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Dance the night away to ABBA’s greatest hits at the hilarious West End musical that inspired the film.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Enter a world of excess and faded glamour at this extravagant jukebox musical, based on Baz Luhrmann’s film.

Wicked

Wicked

Discover the untold story of the witches of Oz, with spellbinding songs, a powerful story and incredible visual spectacles. Best for age 7+.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Discover the life and career of a global superstar in this electrifying show, featuring hits "Proud Mary" and "River Deep Mountain High".

Cabaret

Cabaret

A daring revival of the hit musical welcomes audiences to 1930s Berlin, via the immersive Kit Kat Club.

Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical

Tim Minchin's mischievous musical adaptation is a hilarious, heart-warming modern classic for the whole family. Best for age 6+.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

From the creators of South Park this outrageous, multi-award winning musical tells the hilarious story of two naïve Mormon missionaries.

MJ the Musical

MJ the Musical

Discover the creative mind and artistry behind the King of Pop in this Tony Award-winning musical, opening in 2024.

Back to the Future the Musical

Back to the Future the Musical

Great Scott! The legendary time-traveling comedy is back in this incredible musical adaptation that will delight the entire family.

Player Kings

Player Kings

Ian McKellen stars as Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, adapted by Olivier Award winner Robert Icke.

Sister Act

Sister Act

Hallelujah! The heavenly musical, based on the hit film, returns to the West End starring Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke.

Frozen the Musical

Frozen the Musical

Experience Disney's modern classic on stage in this spectacular musical, featuring hit song “Let It Go”. Best for age 6+.

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

The Bridge Theatre transforms into the streets of New York and clubs of Havana in a new, immersive production of the classic musical comedy.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Standing at the Sky's Edge

The award-winning new British musical, inspired by Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, transfers to the West End.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Discover the thrilling origins of the Upside Down in this incredible new prequel to the Netflix series, co-created by the Duffer Brothers.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit is the world's longest running show. Can you keep the secret?

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Brian Cox returns to the West End after 10 years, in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer-winning play about a dysfunctional family.

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Enjoy a Christmas classic as London’s most popular festive ballet returns for another exhilarating season. Best for age 5+.

Hadestown

Hadestown

Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell's genre-defying take on Greek mythology takes audiences on an unforgettable trip to the Underworld.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Succession star Sarah Snook performs every single role in an exciting multimedia production of Oscar Wilde’s classic Gothic novel.

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

Henry VIII’s embattled ex-wives reign over the West End with their fist-pumping histo-remix.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

She’s in the West End, dearies! The classic Robin Williams film is now a hilarious, heart-warming musical comedy.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Mischief Theatre’s hilarious comedy of errors will leave you in stitches, as an am-dram group's latest murder mystery goes awry.

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

The landmark production of Agatha Christie's courtroom thriller is set inside the magnificent council chamber of London County Hall.

Oedipus

Oedipus

Lesley Manville and Mark Strong star in director Robert Icke’s radical version of the Greek tragedy, now a modern-day political thriller.

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Enjoy sparring lovers and mischievous plots as Shakespeare’s timeless comedy returns to the Globe in an Elizabethan dress production.

The Hills of California

The Hills of California

Olivier Award-winner Jez Butterworth’s (Jerusalem) new play premieres in the West End, directed by Sam Mendes.

Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers

Make a reservation for this hilarious play, based on the ‘70s sitcom. Written by John Cleese & guaranteed to make you cry with laughter!

Opening Night

Opening Night

Olivier Award winner Sheridan Smith is back on stage in this world premiere new musical, created by Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove.

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York)

Boy meets girl has a 21st-century twist in this charming new British musical, in the West End after a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The iconic film becomes a fun and fabulous new musical, with songs by Elton John. Dress to impress because Miranda Priestly is on her way!

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Olivier Award-winner Imelda Staunton returns to the West End! This beloved matchmaking musical plays a limited season at the Palladium.

Red Pitch

Red Pitch

Tyrell Williams’ hit play about teenage boys affected by gentrification opens in the West End following sold-out seasons at Bush Theatre.

Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate

Brush up your Shakespeare! Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J Block star in Cole Porter’s Golden Age musical as it returns to London.

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Delight in the laughter and emotion of this classic musical about faith, family and love as it closes the Open Air Theatre’s 2024 season.

People, Places and Things

People, Places and Things

Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating play returns to London, starring Olivier Award winner Denise Gough as an actor struggling with addiction.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Experience the breathtaking spectacle of Derek Deane and English National Ballet’s production, performed with a live orchestra.

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

Mind Mangler: Member of the Tragic Circle

The team behind The Play That Goes Wrong are back with another hilarious show full of mind-bending magic and chaos.

Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical

The iconic ‘90s movie will seduce you with its tale of love games and deception, laced with a soundtrack of the decade’s best songs.

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Ryan Calais Cameron’s Olivier Award-nominated play about six Black men who meet in therapy returns after a sold-out 2023 run.

Starlight Express

Starlight Express

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s exhilarating musical, performed entirely on rollerskates, returns to London at the dazzling Starlight Auditorium.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

Fetch news alert! Tina Fey's Mean Girls musical, based on the hit film, is coming to London.

Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

Join the murderous students of Westerburg High in this WhatsOnStage Award-winning musical, based on the cult film.

Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt

Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt

Back by popular demand, the comedy legend brings his latest show to the West End for another strictly limited run this summer.

A View From the Bridge

A View From the Bridge

Dominic West (The Wire) leads an all-star cast in this gripping revival of Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of sexual desire and jealousy.

Jonathan Pie: Heroes and Villains

Jonathan Pie: Heroes and Villains

The UK’s angriest political correspondent celebrates the country’s biggest heroes and villains in this hilarious new live show.

Next to Normal

Next to Normal

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical makes its long-awaited West End debut after wowing audiences at the Donmar Warehouse.

Slave Play

Slave Play

Fisayo Akinade and Kit Harington star in the West End premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ record-breaking play about sex, race and power.

Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke

Emmy Award winner Billy Crudup stars in a wickedly funny thriller about a charismatic conman, playing 19 roles in 80 riveting minutes.

Bluets

Bluets

Maggie Nelson’s touching book about grievous heartbreak and the colour blue is adapted for the stage, starring Ben Whishaw.

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man

Experience the ultimate pub lock-in in London, thanks to nine normal guys with incredible voices - and a real bar on stage!

Machinal

Machinal

Rosie Sheehy stars as a woman pushed to the edge in this 5-star revival of Sophie Treadwell’s explosive drama, based on true events.

Minority Report

Minority Report

Race through the streets of futuristic London as Phillip K Dick’s sci-fi story is adapted for the stage by the team behind Life of Pi.

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Shakespeare’s tragedy returns to the Globe for the first time in 10 years. A stunning new production with Spoken English and BSL.

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

Leicester Curve’s celebrated revival of this classic Broadway musical comes to London for a limited season in summer 2024.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy shines with mistaken identity, nostalgia and party spirit in this new staging at the Open Air Theatre.

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Tennesse Williams’ devastating memory play is as compelling as ever in Atri Banergee’s production, starring Geraldine Somerville.

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking family drama, set in Chicago’s South Side, is back in London, directed by Tinuke Craig.

Princess Essex

Princess Essex

The Globe welcomes an Edwardian beauty pageant in Anne Odeke’s new play about a trailblazing woman who shook up the competition.

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Long-lost siblings, mistaken identity and incredible plot twists abound as Sean Holmes’ exuberant production returns by popular demand.

Magic Mike Live

Magic Mike Live

Let your hair down with a night of irresistible, temperature-raising entertainment, inspired by Channing Tatum’s sizzling film franchise.

Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon

Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon

Bridgerton’s Charithra Chandran makes her West End debut in this darkly funny show about a teen girl’s tumultuous life.

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

From horrible Henry VIII to ruthless Elizabeth I, Tudor history has never been more fun in this hit stage show! Best for age 5+.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

You give a place, time and situation and they create a brand-new musical! Showstopper is perfect for theatre fans who enjoy the unexpected.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show that is now a West End favourite! Best for age 3+, babes in arms under 18 months.

Rough Magic

Rough Magic

Join Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters as they cook up a magical and surprising family show, based on Macbeth. Best for age 5+.

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Enjoy ogre-sized family fun this summer as blockbuster musical Shrek returns to London, for a hilarious adventure Far Far Away.

The Smartest Giant in Town

The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson’s story about helping others is adapted into an engaging family musical. Best for ages 2+. Babes in arms under 12 months

The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile

This riotous family musical, based on Roald Dahl’s picture book, prowls into London for a scrumptious summer season. Best for age 4+.

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder!

Kathy And Stella Solve A Murder!

There’s murder in the West End as this new British musical hits London! Can amateur podcasters Kathy and Stella solve the case?

Giant

Giant

John Lithgow stars as Roald Dahl in the world premiere of Mark Rosenblatt’s debut play, based on real events.

Boys from the Blackstuff

Boys from the Blackstuff

Alan Bleasdale’s hit drama is adapted into a powerful play by James Graham. In London following a sold-out world premiere in Liverpool.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story of a man who ages in reverse becomes a dazzling folk musical set on the coast of Cornwall.

Austentatious

Austentatious

The Jane Austen-inspired improv troupe pulls a fantastic new show out from under their bonnets every night, based on your suggestions.

Richard III

Richard III

Globe Artistic Director Michelle Terry stars in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s thrilling history play.

Wedding Band

Wedding Band

Alice Childress’ classic drama about interracial marriage in the American Deep South comes to London in a stirring new production.

Babies

Babies

Heartstopper’s Bradley Riches stars in this brand-new British musical about teens tackling an off-beat sex education project.

Marie Curie The Musical

Marie Curie The Musical

After wowing audiences in South Korea, this new musical about scientific pioneer Marie Curie celebrates its English-language premiere.

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Step inside the Globe for Shakespeare’s witty and barbed comedy. A battle of the sexes that divides opinion - so watch for yourself!

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Discover Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic in a new adaptation, performed amidst the burgeoning nature of Regent’s Park.

FANGIRLS

FANGIRLS

Australia’s pop musical juggernaut that celebrates teenage girls premieres in London - and promises one of the best nights out around!

Echo

Echo

Discover a play that pushes the boundaries of unrehearsed cold reads in this ambitious, magical and uncompromising production.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Introduce your children to the magical world of live theatre as their favourite picture book bursts onto the stage! Best for age 3+.

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

Click your heels and wish for fun! The technicolour musical returns, starring Aston Merrygold and The Vivienne. Best for age 6+.

Why Am I So Single?

Why Am I So Single?

The creators of smash-hit musical, SIX, bring you a big new fancy musical about two besties who find themselves very, very single.

Our Country's Good

Our Country's Good

Timberlake Wertenbaker's powerful drama about British prisoners in colonial Australia returns to London, reimagined for the 21st century.

Aladdin: The Pantomime

Aladdin: The Pantomime

Hop onto a magic carpet ride over the streets of Hammersmith with this exuberant family show!

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Join Del Boy and Rodney in this pukka musical, created by Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan, back in London for three weeks only!

Giselle

Giselle

Mary Skeaping’s striking production of the timeless ballet returns, with music performed by the English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Play On!

Play On!

Get your toes tapping as Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night becomes a spectacular Jazz Age musical, featuring the music of Duke Ellington.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World is transformed on stage, offering fans a unique return to their favourite fantasy world. Best for age 10+.

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

The zany true story of the corpse that fooled Hitler is turned into a high-spirited musical that riffs on WWII films and classic showtunes.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Delight in the magic of live theatre as the enchanting stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s genre-defining film transfers to the West End.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Spider-Man star Tom Holland joins forces with director Jamie Lloyd for an electrifying new version of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw star in a revival of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece that tore up the theatre rulebook.

Oliver!

Oliver!

Matthew Bourne directs a thrilling revival of Lionel Bart’s musical, featuring “Consider Yourself”, “I’d Do Anything” and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top London theatre shows in 2024?

2024 is an exciting time for West End theatre. Prestige, star-driven plays in London are always popular so don't wait to book Dr Strangelove tickets with Steve Coogan or Player Kings with Ian McKellen for poignant and stimulating evenings out. Staple, crowd-pleasing West End musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Wicked are also great choices that continue to delight huge audiences.

The coming year sees the long-awaited return of classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton, comedies including Fawlty Towers, and exciting new shows like Why Am I So Single? from the creators of SIX. If you're thinking about booking, avoid disappointment and do it today; they are some of the best London theatre shows all year and tickets will fly out of the door.

What are the showtimes for West End Theatres?

Most West End shows start at 7.30pm for their evening performances, while 2.30pm or 3pm are standard for London matinee shows. There are some exceptions to this, such as Matilda and Frozen, which start evening performances at 7pm. Shows aimed specifically at young children may adhere to even earlier showtimes. Always check showtimes thoroughly when booking London theatre tickets and planning your visit.

Where in London is the West End?

The West End is located in the Western region of Central London; West of the City of London and East of Mayfair. Many West End theatres can be found along major thoroughfares such as the Strand, Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. Popular tourist areas such as Leicester Square and Covent Garden are part of the West End. Tube stations that are well located for West End theatres include Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Why is the London theatre district called 'The West End'?

The theatre district is located in Central London, but just to the West of what is known as 'the City of London'; the commercial district surrounding tube stations such as Bank and Monument. In the early 19th Century, areas West of Charing Cross were highly fashionable and this is when the term 'the West End' became widely used. While the urban sprawl of London now extends much farther West than the theatre district, the majority of popular theatres are located in what was traditionally the Western end of the city, before it merged with the nearby city of Westminster to become the city recognisable today.

Where can I buy London theatre tickets?

You can find tickets to top London shows right here on SeatPlan. Browse our listings, which are kept up-to-date with the latest musicals, plays, dance shows and opera in the capital, and avoid queues with our hassle-free online booking experience. You won't have to worry about remembering your tickets on the day either - they're delivered straight to your inbox and can be shown on your phone or printed out.

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