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Most popular London theatre tickets

The London theatre scene is a jewel in the cultural crown of the UK, from world famous musicals to critically-acclaimed plays. London's West End is one of the top global tourist attractions for its wealth of varied stage shows playing across 57 theatres.

Browse our complete list of the top London theatre tickets based on popularity with our customers. Whether you want to buy tickets to see popular shows for yourself, or you're looking for the perfect gift, you will find the right London theatre tickets for you. Filter shows based on date and matinee or evening to find the performance you are looking for. If you want to introduce your little ones to the world of live performance, check out our London Kid's Theatre page.

Frequently asked questions

    2022 is going to be a huge year in theatreland. Prestige, star-driven plays in London such as The Seagull and The Human Voice offer poignant evenings out while staple, crowd-pleasing West End musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Wicked will continue to delight huge audiences. This year also sees the long-awaited return of classic musicals such as South Pacific and My Fair Lady.
    Most West End shows start at 7.30pm for their evening performances and 2.30pm or 3pm for matinees. 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.
    Yes, almost all West End shows have matinees. Most only perform matinees on certain days of the week. Wednesdays and Thursdays are popular days for matinees and most shows will have one matinee on weekends as well. If matinees are of interest to you, we let you filter to matinees only when booking West End tickets.
    The majority of West End theatres are open on Sundays. However, not all of them are and many only perform matinees. Sunday matinees can be an excellent choice for childrens' theatre in London such as The Lion King or Mary Poppins.
    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.
    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.
    Many popular music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music hold a wide selection of musical soundtracks from both the West End and Broadway. Original Cast Recordings are a fantastic way to enjoy songs from your favourite musicals even long after they have closed. Using data from Spotify, we have compiled the Ultimate Musicals Playlist for you to enjoy.
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