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West End plays are a major part of the London theatre scene and are proving it's not just musicals that attract big crowds. A play brings you closer to the artistic history of London, dating back hundreds of years. From award-winning dramas to hilarious comedies and even lively kid's shows, tickets to a London play have a lot to offer.

If you’re looking to grab tickets for a few hours of laughter or thrills, a play can provide just that. From magical fictional stories to historical modernised plays, London theatre is a must-do when visiting the city. You can check the listings below to see which plays our customers love and book your theatre tickets to a play that will entertain and inspire you this year.

Theatregoers can find it tricky to know where to book tickets for London shows, but SeatPlan can help you out. If you want to buy your tickets, browse the listings below to find the ideal play for you and purchase your tickets online safely and securely. We recommend booking in advance to ensure the best availability and prices.

50 Plays In London

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.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

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

2:22 A Ghost Story

2:22 A Ghost Story

The hit supernatural thriller is back in the West End for a sixth season of chills, thrills and things that go bump in the night.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

James McArdle and Bel Powley star as a couple afflicted by self-deception in this starry revival of Tom Stoppard’s popular comedy.

The Constituent

The Constituent

James Corden and Anna Maxwell Martin star in the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s smart and volatile new political drama.

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.

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).

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

London Tide

London Tide

Charles Dickens’ final novel Our Mutual Friend is adapted into an exhilarating thriller, featuring original songs by PJ Harvey.

The Duchess

The Duchess

Jodie Whittaker stars in Zinnie Harris’ radical new version of John Webster’s blood-soaked revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi.

Richard III

Richard III

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

Oedipus

Oedipus

Rami Malek and Indira Varma star in an exciting new version of Sophocles’ tragedy about fate and free will.

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.

Death of England: Delroy

Death of England: Delroy

Paapa Essiedu stars in the second part of the Death of England trilogy - a bold monologue about race and identity in modern Britain.

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The smash-hit comedy thriller, inspired by Hitchcock’s classic film, returns to the West End for the first time in 10 years this summer.

Giant

Giant

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

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.

Wedding Band

Wedding Band

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

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+.

My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

The Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s film is a magical West End experience. Best for age 6+.

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Enjoy a hilarious and unpredictable take on Shakespeare’s famous comedy as one cast member is chosen to get drunk before heading on stage!

Death of England: Michael

Death of England: Michael

Roy Williams and Clint Dyer’s acclaimed series of monologues about British identity are performed together for the very first time.

Echo

Echo

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

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.

Death of England: Closing Time

Death of England: Closing Time

Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Erin Doherty star as in-laws at odds in the final part of Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ trio of plays.

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.

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 Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

Discover the sprawling history of a firm and family that triggered the financial crisis in this Tony Award-winning epic.

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.

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+.

Austentatious

Austentatious

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

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.

Bluets

Bluets

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

Juno and the Paycock

Juno and the Paycock

J. Smith-Cameron (Succession) and Mark Rylance star in a huge West End revival of Seán O’Casey's classic Irish tragi-comedy.

Macbeth

Macbeth

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo star in an electrifying version of Shakespeare’s play, which transfers to the West End for a limited season.

The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

Hanif Kureishi’s novel is adapted into a joyful five-star play, transferring to London direct from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

The Old Vic’s hit show returns for its eighth year. Immerse yourself in the warmth, cheer, and charity of a Christmas classic this winter.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Ghosts star Mathew Baynton delights as Bottom in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s magical and mischievous production.

Inside No 9 Stage/Fright

Inside No 9 Stage/Fright

Expect the unexpected: Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith bring their masterful black comedy to the stage in a brand-new play.

Frequently Asked Questions

What plays are on in London theatres?

With a wide selection of plays that offer everything from classic dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies and cutting-edge new writing, you’ll be able to book tickets to one that suits you and your party. Find our listings for West End plays above and grab your tickets now!

What are the best plays to see in London in 2024?

If you’re not sure what to see this year, we have a guide to the Best Plays in London that's kept up-to-date with the team's top picks. Our in-house theatre expert team have carefully curated the list to help you find the unmissable plays that will become legacies in the West End. Browse the current and upcoming plays in London above and book your tickets today!

What new plays are opening in London this year?

Theatre fans are spoilt for choice with plays heading to London this year, from television adaptations Fawlty Towers and Boys from the Blackstuff to star-studded dramas. Prepare to be thrilled by James Corden as he returns to the stage for the first time in over a decade - book The Constituent tickets and enjoy him in a political drama opposite Anna Maxwell Martin Opening later in the year is the stage adaptation of the famous movie, Dr. Strangelove, starring English actor and comedian, Steve Coogan.

What are the best comedy plays in London?

Theatregoers looking for a hilarious night out should catch the Olivier Award-winning comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, where everything that can go wrong does! Theatre troupe Mischief Theatre also have Mind Mangler on stage this year, which promises magic and mayhem rolled into one.

Why not check into the Apollo Theatre as an outstanding sitcom comes to London? If you’re looking for familiar, outrageous, slapstick comedy then you’re in for a treat! You don’t want to miss tickets to Fawlty Towers when it opens in May. It's safe to say theatregoers are spoilt for choice when looking for rib-tickling laughs in London's West End!

Where can I buy tickets to London plays?

You can book your tickets to a West End play on SeatPlan by browsing the listings above. Or, if you’re looking for a specific date and show time, you can filter by date and matinee or evening performances. If you’re looking for a deal, you can also filter by offers.
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