West End plays are a major part of the London theatre scene. Award winning dramas, hilarious comedies and vibrant kid's shows all form the rich cultural mix that plays in London have to offer. Play tickets in London's West End bring you close to an artistic tradition with centuries of history.
Browse our list of London plays below. Sort by date and matinee or evening performances to find your ideal theatre tickets. To see our own picks for the must-see London plays this year, see our Best Plays in London page.
To Kill A Mockingbird
All rise for Harper Lee’s classic novel about race and injustice on stage, adapted by Academy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin.
David Tennant returns to the West End as a morally conflicted German professor during the rise of Nazism, in C.P. Taylor's classic play.
Witness for the Prosecution
The landmark production of Agatha Christie's courtroom thriller is set inside the magnificent council chamber of London County Hall.
Stage and screen star Emma Corrin returns to the West End to star as Virginia Woolf’s Orlando in an exciting new stage adaptation.
Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit is the world's longest running show. Can you keep the secret?
My Neighbour Totoro
The beloved Studio Ghibli film is adapted for the stage in a magical new production. Best for age 6+.
John Gabriel Borkman
Simon Russell Beale, Clare Higgins and Lia Williams stars in an exciting new version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic dark comedy.
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.
My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)
Internet sensation Rob Madge’s joyful, hilarious autobiographical show transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.
A Christmas Carol
This delightful production of Dickens’ masterpiece returns, ready to warm the cockles of audience members young and old. Best for age 8+.
Life of Pi
Yann Martel's international bestseller roars on the West End stage in a spectacular theatrical adaptation.
Helen Hunt stars in this viciously funny satire about a progressive school community which is brought to its knees by ideological warfare.
Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson and director Robert Icke reunite in this smart, snappy study of race, gender and identity politics.
2:22 A Ghost Story
The hit supernatural thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as it returns to London for a third season.
Best of Enemies
James Graham’s acclaimed political play transfers to the West End, starring Zachary Quinto and David Harewood as Vidal and Buckley Jr.
The Globe Theatre is filled with a passionate cry for revolution at this new play, inspired by Joan of Arc.
Shakespeare’s history play explores the cost of war and British identity, as Henry V leads his troops to the Battle of Agincourt.
The Lehman Trilogy
After huge success on Broadway, this epic drama about a family business that changed the world returns to the West End.
Steven Moffat’s hilarious middle-class satire transfers to the West End, starring Amanda Abbington, Reece Shearsmith and Frances Barber.
This modern take on Shakespeare's play presents the story of Britain's most infamous king from the perspective of the women in his life.
Iphigenia in Splott
Gary Owen’s acclaimed play transforms Greek mythology into a compelling one-woman monodrama, set in the streets of south Cardiff.
Blues for an Alabama Sky
Samira Wiley makes her UK stage debut in a revival of Pearl Cleage’s play about struggling artists during the 1930s economic decline.
The Woman in Black
Susan Hill’s classic ghost story continues to haunt the West End, offering a spooky night out for theatre fans.
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s romantic comedy welcomes summer to the Globe in a new production from Lucy Bailey, set at the end of World War Two.
The Globe Ensemble conjure the sights and sounds of Prospero’s island, in Shakespeare’s magical tale of revenge and redemption.
Hakawatis: Women of the Arabian Nights
A group of women gather to share and reclaim ancient tales under candlelight in this new play from Globe Resident Writer Hannah Khalil.
Shakespeare’s gory tragedy about a Roman general’s descent into madness is performed by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
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+.
Arthur Miller’s story of paranoia, power and abuse during the Salem witch trials is a gripping modern classic.
The Upstart Crow brings the hit TV comedy to the West End, starring David Mitchell as Shakespeare in a witty, laugh-out-loud performance.
Frequently asked questions
One of the most successful comedy plays of all time, The Play That Goes Wrong, still plays at the Duchess Theatre after nearly 8 years after its West End debut.