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London Theatre Shows in September 2024

September is back-to-school month, and visitors to London can enjoy some fantastic West End shows with fewer crowds. Long-running audience favourites including Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera are all available to book ahead now, so you can experience the most iconic musicals in the capital.

New shows opening in London in September 2024 include Giant, starring John Lithgow - a smart and compelling look at Roald Dahl’s antisemitism - while the reviews will be coming in for pop musical Why Am I So Single, from the creators of SIX.

Finally, squeeze in a trip to some of the incredible shows saying goodbye this month, including Broadway sensation Slave Play, Imelda Staunton’s Hello, Dolly, and comedy musical Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder!.

81 Shows in London

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.

Hamilton

Hamilton

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

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+.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

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

Cabaret

Cabaret

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

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.

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+.

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.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Dance the night away to ABBA’s greatest hits at the hilarious West End musical that inspired the film.

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.

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.

MJ the Musical

MJ the Musical

Discover the creative mind and artistry behind the King of Pop in this Tony Award-winning musical.

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+.

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.

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.

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.

Starlight Express

Starlight Express

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

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

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

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.

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.

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!

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+.

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.

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+.

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.

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.

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.

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+.

Six the Musical

Six the Musical

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 now in London.

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!

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.

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+.

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!

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!

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.

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 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.

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 Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

Dress up for Time Warps and pelvic thrusts at the ultimate cult musical, starring Jason Donovan as the iconic Dr Frank’n’Furter.

Shifters

Shifters

Benedict Lombe’s fierce romance about first loves and second chances transfers from the Bush Theatre for a strictly limited season.

The Fabulist

The Fabulist

A magician on the run falls for an eccentric screenwriter in this new musical, inspired by Italian composer Paisiello’s comic operettas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Austentatious

Austentatious

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

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.

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist

Cake: The Marie Antoinette Playlist

Zizi Strallen and Renée Lamb star in this electrifying new pop musical - perfect for fans of SIX, My Son’s a Queer and & Juliet.

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.

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.

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.

All’s Well That Ends Well

All’s Well That Ends Well

Shakespeare’s rarely-performed story of a woman who will do anything in the name of love plays at London’s only candlelit theatre.

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.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Discover gods, monsters and teenage destiny as this epic musical, based on Rick Riordan’s best-selling books, opens in London.

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Follow the breadcrumbs for a festive treat! Simon Armitage’s version of the beloved fairytale returns for Christmas. Best for age 5+.

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.

Cymbeline

Cymbeline

Love and rebellion fill the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as Shakespeare’s late tragi-comedy returns, directed by Jennifer Tang.

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.

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov’s masterful domestic drama is performed by candlelight. A new version by Rory Mullarkey.

Richard II

Richard II

Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey stars as Richard II in a new revival of Shakespeare’s History play, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Disney's Hercules

Disney's Hercules

Experience Disney’s beloved film on stage in this dazzling new musical, featuring “Zero to Hero” and more. Best for age 6+.

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