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London Theatre Shows in August 2024

Take a break from the warm weather in August with some of the hottest West End shows. Some of the biggest new musicals of the year are still going strong including Hadestown and the sizzling Kiss Me Kate. There are children’s shows for all ages and interests in London this month as well, including The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Starlight Express and The Wizard of Oz musical, starring Aston Merrygold and The Vivienne.

This is also your last chance to catch some of the most anticipated new musicals of the year. Olivier Award-winner Standing at the Sky’s Edge plays its final performance on 3 August, while FANGIRLS at Lyric Hammersmith bows out at the end of the month.

83 Shows in London

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

Hamilton

Hamilton

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

ABBA Voyage

ABBA Voyage

The Swedish pop group are projected into the ABBA Arena in a cutting-edge digital performance, promising a concert experience like no other.

The Lion King

The Lion King

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

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.

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.

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+.

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+.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Immerse yourself in a world of spectacle and faded glamour at this unmissable 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.

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.

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!

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+.

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.

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.

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.

Sister Act

Sister Act

Hallelujah! The heavenly musical, based on the hit film, returns to the West End starring chart-topper Alexandra Burke.

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.

Hadestown

Hadestown

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

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.

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.

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.

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!

Olivier Award-winner Imelda Staunton returns to the West End! This beloved matchmaking musical plays a limited season at the Palladium.

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.

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.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

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

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?

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.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

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

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Blippi: Wonderful World Tour

Blippi: Wonderful World Tour

Learn about the world around you with Blippi! The hit series brings its energetic educational show to London this summer. Best for age 2+.

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.

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Introduce your children to the magical world of live theatre as their favourite picture book bursts onto the stage! Best for age 3+.

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.

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.

Richard III

Richard III

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

A Night with Janis Joplin

A Night with Janis Joplin

Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies stars as Janis Joplin in this acclaimed jukebox musical’s UK premiere.

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

Horrible Histories - Terrible Tudors

From horrible Henry VIII to ruthless Elizabeth I, Tudor history has never been more fun in this hit stage show! Best for age 5+.

Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt

Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt

Back by popular demand, the comedy legend brings his latest show to the West End for another strictly limited run this summer.

Frankie Goes to Bollywood

Frankie Goes to Bollywood

Dive headfirst into the glitzy, make-or-break world of India’s film industry in this vibrant new musical about being British in Bollywood.

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.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Enjoy a pop-fuelled history lesson at this hit musical, based on suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurt’s award-winning picture book.

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!

Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April

One of manga’s greatest romantic tearjerkers becomes a stunning musical, which plays a full season following sold-out performances.

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+.

FANGIRLS

FANGIRLS

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

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!

Why Am I So Single?

Why Am I So Single?

The creators of smash-hit musical, SIX, bring you a big new fancy musical about two besties who find themselves very, very single.

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Delight in the laughter and emotion of this classic musical about faith, family and love as it closes the Open Air Theatre’s 2024 season.

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.

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

Click your heels and wish for fun! The technicolour musical returns, starring Aston Merrygold and The Vivienne. Best for age 6+.

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.

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+.

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.

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.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Experience the breathtaking spectacle of Derek Deane and English National Ballet’s production, performed with a live orchestra.

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.

The Snowman

The Snowman

Now in its 27th year, this Christmas ballet is a true staple of the festive season for London theatregoers. Suitable for all ages.

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.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

The Palladium Panto is back for another thrilling adventure this Christmas, with Julian Clary and Jane McDonald. Under 4s not permitted.

Oliver!

Oliver!

Matthew Bourne directs a thrilling revival of Lionel Bart’s musical, featuring “Consider Yourself”, “I’d Do Anything” and more.

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.

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