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Best Musicals in London 2022

London's West End is famous for its ground-breaking creative output, with some of the biggest musicals in the capital entertaining crowds since the 1980s. Whether it's The Phantom of the Opera haunting Her Majesty's Theatre or a feel-good jukebox hit like Mamma Mia!, the best musicals in London transport audiences into remarkable stories based on true life and spectacular fantasy.

Below, we’ve put together a list of West End shows which we think are unmissable, to help you choose and book the top London musicals that'll have you humming along long after the curtain falls.

If you're torn between a Broadway star making their big debut, a musical theatre adaptation of a beloved film, or a buzzy transfer from one of our fantastic regional venues, keep an eye on our list for the latest recommendations.
My Fair Lady London
My Fair Lady London

My Fair Lady

Broadway transfer - Audience favourite - Classic musical

The truly loverly story of Cockney flower girl Eliza and uptight professor Henry Higgins is back in London in 2022, bringing musical cheer to the London Coliseum. Transferring from New York, where it picked up 10 Tony Award nominations, this refreshing, exciting revival of a classic is packed full of hummable tunes, including “The Rain in Spain” and “Get me to the Church on Time”.
from £23.80
50 seat views
Sister Act London
Sister Act London

Sister Act

Star casting - Film adaptation - Audience favourite

Get ready to count your blessings! Hit musical Sister Act is descending from the heavens and into the Eventim Apollo this year, starring Beverley Knight as disco diva turned holy sister, Doloris Van Cartier and Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior. Featuring irresistible, gospel-inspired songs including "Take Me To Heaven" and "Raise Your Voice", the musical is a perfect dose of nostalgia for anyone who fondly remembers the feel-good film and its sequel. This show is going to be fabulous, baby!
from £31.20
Opens July 2022
save £40.00
Anything Goes London
Anything Goes London

Anything Goes

Returning hit - Audience favourite - Classic musical

After a sold-out season in 2021, the hit musical is back at the Barbican for a limited time only this summer. Featuring tap-dancing sailors, high-seas hijinks and some of the best golden-age musical numbers including “You’re The Top” and “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, this sensational show will put a smile on your face.
from £29.50
Opens July 2022
Moulin Rouge! The Musical London
Moulin Rouge! The Musical London

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Broadway transfer - Film adaptation - Jukebox musical

The Piccadilly Theatre is spectacularly transformed into Paris' Montmartre Quarter - full of glitz, glamour and tragedy. Featuring an immersive, show-stopping set and remixing songs from Adele, U2, Elton John and other chart-toppers, this incredible show is unmissable for fans of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film.
from £29.80
482 seat views
Grease London
Grease London

Grease

Audience favourite - Romantic comedy

The Dominion Theatre is welcoming a musical that's automatic, systematic and hydromatic this year! The classic, feel-good story of high schoolers Danny and Sandy rolls into town with fresh energy in this updated show, which features all the hit songs you love from the film - "Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin’”, “You’re the One That I Want" and more.
from £17.89
52 seat views
The Phantom of the Opera London
The Phantom of the Opera London

The Phantom of the Opera

Long-running show - Audience favourite - Bucket list show

Nothing sums up the West End quite like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular, sumptuous adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s novel. The tale of talented soprano Christine and the obsessive Phantom who will stop at nothing to possess her has played at Her Majesty's Theatre for over 30 years. You'll be left in no doubt that this is one of the best London musicals of all time when you hear the rock-infused opening notes of the titular song.
from £26.80
1781 seat views
Les Misérables London
Les Misérables London

Les Misérables

Long-running show - Audience favourite - Bucket list show

The West End’s longest-running musical, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, brings the tragedy, camaraderie and sacrifice of the French revolution to the Sondheim Theatre stage with epic clarity. Stars including Michael Ball and Lea Salonga have previously appeared in the show, and with unforgettable songs including “I Dreamed A Dream”, “On My Own” and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” featured, this is an iconic musical for any London theatre fan's bucket list.
from £23.80
1902 seat views
save £59.40
Come From Away London
Come From Away London

Come From Away

Broadway transfer - Audience favourite - Based on a true story

The remarkable true story of a small Newfoundland town which welcomed the world after 9/11 has become a firm favourite among West End audiences since opening at the Phoenix Theatre in 2019. Featuring a fantastic ensemble cast playing a range of characters, this heart-warming story about Gander’s “plane people” is indisputably one of the best musicals in London - and has the Olivier Awards to prove it.
from £20.00
2458 seat views
Back to the Future the Musical London
Back to the Future the Musical London

Back to the Future the Musical

New musical - Film adaptation - Comedy

This high-octane musical adaptation of the beloved sci-fi comedy sees Marty McFly, Doc Brown and the DeLorean burst onto the Adelphi Theatre stage with incredible special effects and fist-pumping music. Mixing a brand new score from Adam Silvestri with franchise favourites including “The Power of Love”, this is 1.21 gigawatts of fun - so make like a tree and get tickets like, yesterday!
from £23.30
894 seat views
Wicked London
Wicked London

Wicked

Long-running show - Broadway hit - Book-to-stage adaptation

If you’ve ever longed to hear the story behind Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West, this incredible show should be top of your list. Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel, the story of Elphaba’s unlikely friendship with Glinda the Good and their journey up the Yellow Brick Road has enchanted audiences at Apollo Victoria Theatre since 2003. Fantastical sets and powerhouse songs including “Defying Gravity” make this one of the most uniquely magical musicals in London.
from £23.20
3785 seat views
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