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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. If you want to introduce your little ones to the world of live performance, check out our London Kid's Theatre page.

98 Shows in London

The Lion King

The Lion King

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

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+.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

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.

Hamilton

Hamilton

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

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".

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.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

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

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+.

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+.

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.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

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

The Motive and the Cue

The Motive and the Cue

Johnny Flynn and Mark Gatiss star as Burton and Gielgud in this fascinating backstage play, based on the pair’s 1964 production of Hamlet.

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria

Step into the light and experience the joy of Cirque du Soleil’s beloved show on its 30th anniversary.

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!

The King and I

The King and I

Helen George stars in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, back in London for a limited season.

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.

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.

Sister Act

Sister Act

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

The Merchant of Venice 1936

The Merchant of Venice 1936

Tracy-Ann Oberman stars as Shylock in this acclaimed new production of Shakespeare’s classic, set in the 1930s East End of London.

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.

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.

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

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

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.

Hadestown

Hadestown

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

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.

A Mirror

A Mirror

Jonny Lee Miller stars in the West End transfer of this explosive play about censorship and free speech, direct from the Almeida 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!

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

The sensational British musical is back in London for a limited season, celebrating the superstar schoolboy who dared to be different.

The Unfriend

The Unfriend

Lee Mack stars in the acclaimed dark comedy of manners about a couple who spot trouble when a potential murderer comes to stay!

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!

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.

An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People

Matt Smith stars in Thomas Ostermeier’s iconoclastic version of Ibsen’s classic play about a community that rejects inconvenient truths.

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.

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.

The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things

Mouth artist Henry Fraser’s best-selling memoir is adapted into a brand-new musical - the first to play at London’s Soho Place.

Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy

The Wild West meets the West End as this rollicking new musical, based on Clint Eastwood’s film, opens in London.

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.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Time Traveller's Wife

The Time Traveller's Wife

Audrey Niffenegger's best-selling book is adapted into a new musical with songs from Joss Stone and Eurythmics' Dave Stewart.

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.

Just For One Day

Just For One Day

Discover the story behind Live Aid in this brand new jukebox musical, with songs from David Bowie, Diana Ross, Elton John and more.

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.

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?

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s enchanting opera marries fairytale and spectacle in an acclaimed production from Simon McBurney.

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.

The Enfield Haunting

The Enfield Haunting

Catherine Tate stars as the mother at the centre of the infamous Enfield poltergeist case in this major new psychological thriller.

Richard III

Richard III

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

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.

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.

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.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Kafka’s strange and captivating novella is adapted for the stage by acclaimed physical theatre company Frantic Assembly and Lemn Sissay.

Austentatious

Austentatious

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

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.

FANGIRLS

FANGIRLS

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

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.

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Rossini’s divine comic opera fizzes with joyful melodies, mischievous plots and young love that wins the day.

Faith Healer

Faith Healer

Prolific playwright Brian Friel’s masterpiece about a travelling healer and the tales woven around him plays a limited season in London.

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.

Wedding Band

Wedding Band

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

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.

The Duchess Of Malfi

The Duchess Of Malfi

Ten years after it opened the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Webster’s iconic and chilling revenge tragedy returns to the candlelit theatre.

Queen by Candlelight

Queen by Candlelight

Hear your favourite Rock n' Roll Glam band like you never have before!

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.

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!

Meat Loaf by Candlelight

Meat Loaf by Candlelight

Experience the best hits of Meat Loaf in a brand new setting!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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+.

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.

Cabaret

Cabaret

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

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.

Derren Brown's Unbelievable

Derren Brown's Unbelievable

Masterful illusionist Derren Brown creates a brand-new show in London, combining the very best of live theatre with astonishing trickery.

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker bring a smash hit revival of Neil Simon’s comedy about love and marriage to London.

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

The Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s beloved film returns to London for a limited season. Best for age 6+.

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.

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.

Starlight Express

Starlight Express

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

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.

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.

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove

Steve Coogan stars in the world premiere stage adaptation of Kubrick’s Cold War satire, adapted by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It).

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top London theatre shows in 2024?

2024 is an incredibly exciting time in Theatreland. Prestige, star-driven plays in London such as Long Day's Journey into Night with Brian Cox and Falstaff with Ian McKellen offer poignant and stimulating evenings out while staple, crowd-pleasing West End musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and Wicked continue to delight huge audiences.

The coming year also sees the long-awaited return of classic musicals such as Hello, Dolly! starring Imelda Staunton, revivals of comedies including Plaza Suite, and exciting new shows like Opening Night with Sheridan Smith.

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 listen to West End musical soundtracks?

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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