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London musicals

For decades London's West End has hummed with the tunes of musical theatre. Audiences from around the world flock to the capital to see the hottest shows on stage, from award winning masterpieces like The Phantom of the Opera, to spectacular musicals for the whole family, such as Disney's The Lion King.

Offering compelling stories and songs that are guaranteed to get stuck in your head, West End musicals remain some of the most sought-after of all London theatre tickets. Check below to see which shows our customers are loving right now, and filter by date and time for the best availability during your visit. If you’d like curated recommendations from the SeatPlan team visit Best musicals in London.

Frequently asked questions

The West End is famous for hosting a range of musicals including long-running classics, critically-acclaimed Broadway transfers and contemporary new work. Check our listings above to see which London musicals are currently booking.
Our guide to the Best Musicals in London is updated regularly to help you find and book the perfect show for your tastes. The list is curated by our team of theatre experts, who keep an eye on the latest news to recommend the top musicals currently on in the West End
A trip to the theatre is a great day out for the whole family, and the West End offers entertainment suitable for all ages. The best London musicals for kids include the magical, big-budget adaptation of Disney’s Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and popular book-to-stage hit Matilda. For a full list of West End musicals and plays suitable for families, visit our Kids theatre page.
There are many new and returning musicals in London this year, including a transfer of Tony Award-winning My Fair Lady and the return of Sister Act, starring Beverley Knight. For all the latest news of upcoming London musicals and plays visit our Coming Soon page, which is regularly updated with rumoured and confirmed shows.
Les Misérables opened in the West End in 1985, making it the longest-running musical and second-longest running show in London’s theatre district. After reopening with a new staging in 2020, the musical continues to attract audiences from around the world. 

Other long-running musicals in London include The Phantom of the Opera, which opened in 1986, and The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, which have both run for 23 years in London, since 1999.
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