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London Theatre Shows in October 2024

New shows in October 2024 make the most of the spooky season, with bizarre but brilliant Cold War satire Dr Strangelove hitting the stage, starring Steve Coogan; and Greek tragedy Oedipus, starring Mark Strong, creating brilliant unease. If you prefer musicals, get into the Halloween spirit with some of the scariest rom-com ice queens: Regina George in Mean Girls the Musical and Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. Just make sure you don’t run into any fashion horror stories on your way to the theatre!

Over half term, kids can return to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, discover the witches of Oz in Wicked or meet a little girl with extraordinary powers in Matilda. Dressing up is welcome so they can feel totally immersed in the magic!

61 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.

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.

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 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.

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".

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.

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.

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!

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.

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

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

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 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.

Hadestown

Hadestown

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

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.

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.

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The iconic film becomes a fun and fabulous new musical, with songs by Elton John. Dress to impress because Miranda Priestly is on her way!

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

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

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.

Mean Girls

Mean Girls

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

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.

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 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 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!

Starlight Express

Starlight Express

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

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.

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.

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.

Rigoletto

Rigoletto

Jonathan Miller’s '50s gangster staging of Verdi’s opera is a thrilling tale of love and revenge. Performed by English National Opera.

La Boheme

La Boheme

Jonathan Miller’s iconic 1930s-set production of Puccini’s tragic opera returns to London, performed by the English National Opera.

Giant

Giant

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten’s famous opera is a chilling ghost story, accompanied by music that ramps up the tension second by second.

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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