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London Theatre Shows in July 2024

To mark the start of the summer holidays, there are lots of children’s shows in London in July, including The Lion King, The Gruffalo and, new for 2024, Shrek the Musical. For adults, we recommend escaping to a Greek Island with Mamma Mia! or making a match with Imelda Staunton as she returns to the stage in Hello, Dolly.

July is also the month to soak up the atmosphere at London’s best outdoor theatres. Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has some fantastic, family-friendly shows including The Secret Garden, or you can enjoy an authentic Shakespearean experience with standing tickets at the Globe Theatre.

Finally, don’t miss the last few weeks of two very different but acclaimed shows: A View from the Bridge starring Dominic West, and quirky rom-com musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York).

66 Shows in London

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.

The Lion King

The Lion King

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

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.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

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.

Cabaret

Cabaret

A daring revival of the hit musical welcomes audiences to 1930s Berlin, via the immersive Kit Kat Club.

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".

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Enter a world of excess and faded glamour at this extravagant jukebox musical, based on Baz Luhrmann’s 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+.

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.

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.

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.

Sister Act

Sister Act

Hallelujah! The heavenly musical, based on the hit film, returns to the West End starring Beverley Knight and Alexandra Burke.

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+.

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.

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.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Standing at the Sky's Edge

The award-winning new British musical, inspired by Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, transfers to the West End.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

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

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

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

Hadestown

Hadestown

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

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

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

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!

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.

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.

Starlight Express

Starlight Express

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s exhilarating musical, performed entirely on rollerskates, returns to London at the dazzling Starlight Auditorium.

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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

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

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.

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.

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?

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 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!

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

You give a place, time and situation and they create a brand-new musical! Showstopper is perfect for theatre fans who enjoy the unexpected.

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.

Marie Curie The Musical

Marie Curie The Musical

After wowing audiences in South Korea, this new musical about scientific pioneer Marie Curie celebrates its English-language premiere.

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.

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.

Austentatious

Austentatious

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

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+.

Babies

Babies

Heartstopper’s Bradley Riches stars in this brand-new British musical about teens tackling an off-beat sex education project.

Richard III

Richard III

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

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.

Echo

Echo

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

FANGIRLS

FANGIRLS

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

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+.

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+.

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.

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.

Othello

Othello

Ola Ince directs a thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, which lays bare the devastating effects of racism and resentment.

The Duchess Of Malfi

The Duchess Of Malfi

Ten years after it opened the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Webster’s iconic and chilling revenge tragedy returns to the candlelit theatre.

Bear Snores On

Bear Snores On

Join Regent’s Park as it comes out of hibernation with this heartwarming family show, based on the beloved picture book. Best for age 4+.

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.

Heathers The Musical

Heathers The Musical

Join the murderous students of Westerburg High in this WhatsOnStage Award-winning musical, based on the cult film.

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 Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story of a man who ages in reverse becomes a dazzling folk musical set on the coast of Cornwall.

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