Here, you will find our full listing for every single one of London’s Shows. Listed alphabetically, you are able to browse through London’s current productions, from plays and musicals to opera and ballet. All the information is up to date and includes ticket offers and deals to make sure you get the best seats in the house for an excellent price.
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Disney's landmark film The Lion King captivated people of every age right across the world. And the musical adaptation is simply stunning. Combining dazzling staging and amazing costumes, masks and puppets, it's the cream of the crop at London's smart Lyceum Theatre. Truly magnificent stuff!
Mamma Mia has gone global. Everyone loves Abba. And timeless songs like 'Dancing Queen' and 'Take A Chance On Me' pull in huge numbers of show goers. It's an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. And London's Novello Theatre is bursting at the seams every night as a result. Fantastic!
Oh, the music! This is one seriously funky show. Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, Thriller - Live is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of pop hero Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. It's a real soul-funk roller coaster!
This is powerful stuff. This is musical theatre on a grand scale. Les Miserables is the planet's longest-running musical. More than 55 million of us have seen it. In 40 countries and 21 languages. It's a spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece. And it's at London's Queens Theatre now!
Starring: David Shannon, Geronimo Rauch
Her Majesty's Theatre is proud to present Lloyd Webber's wonderful classic tale of love and obsession. It's the magical, unforgettable Phantom of the Opera, a musical masterpiece that traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and the disfigured young composer who loves her. Fabulous!
Aladdin – Disney's colourful classic hits the West End. There's a treat in store for anyone who loves Disney, as the wonderful stage musical version of the animated movie hits the West End for its UK première. Your venue is Cameron Macintosh's Prince Edward Theatre, the show takes to the stage from summer 2016 and it has already scored a massive hit on Broadway. Let the magic begin!
Based on the acclaimed and much loved book by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the incredible story of the Witches of Oz. Did you ever wonder how one came to be called 'good' and the other 'wicked'? You won't have to wonder much longer when you book tickets for this superb, award winning Apollo Victoria Theatre show!
There's theatre. There's dance. There's comedy. And percussion. It's big. It's warm. It's inspiring. It's funny. It's a unique, non-stop theatre experience that's thrilled audiences worldwide. It's Stomp. And it makes music from the mundane at London's Ambassadors Theatre. Award winning, brilliant stuff!
The Mischief Theatre's smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is at it again, extending for another West End stint thanks to massive popular demand. It's an absolute hoot by all accounts, and theatre lovers really do have problems remaining calm as the hilarity unfolds. If you love your stage shows funny, this is one of the funniest... ever!
The original scored a huge hit at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Now this fantastic musical, inspired by the 1951 Academy Award winning movie of the same name, is on its way to the West End after a sell-out run at Broadway's Palace Theatre. It's a Tony winner and tickets are set to sell like hot cakes. What's not to like?
Dreamgirls – Love Glee's Amber Riley? You'll adore this... After opening on Broadway in 1981, the musical Dreamgirls - which was also made into a movie starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy - is finally coming to the West End. And Amber Riley, the incredible powerhouse of talent from TV's Glee, is about to make her theatreland stage début in the starring role.
Starring: Amber Riley, Karen Mav, Ruth Brown
If you were wishing this show was on in London, it's your lucky day! Motown the Musical is set to open in the West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre, landing fresh from Broadway in February 2016 and preceded by a host of brilliant reviews. Fresh and soulful, glittering and glamorous, it's the ultimate soul music spectacular.
Matilda’s parents are absolutely horrid: selfish, stupid, cruel and completely oblivious to their five year old daughter’s needs. But Matilda is a live-wire, a gifted little girl who likes nothing better than settling down with a good book. Join cheeky Matilda as she navigates the unpleasant grown-up world with a charming blend of humour and mischief.
The original Cast Album of The Book of Mormon shot to prominence, becoming the highest charting cast album in four decades. The musical has shocked and delighted US audiences on Broadway and won an impressive collection of top awards. It's rude, foul mouthed, crude, wonderfully satirical and billed as the next massive West End Smash hit!
Mary Shelley's classic will never be the same.
When Frederick Frankenstein, a respected New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle in Transylvania from his deranged grandfather, creator of the famously awful monster, he's not sure what to do. Should he stay safely put in New York or head for Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s crazy experiments?
The Sun newspaper was born in 1969 on London's famous Fleet Street. The young Rupert Murdoch sent it rocketing to fame and fortune, creating a new kind of tabloid that gave 'the people' what they wanted. And he didn't care what it cost – Murdoch was determined to succeed. Welcome to Ink.
Have you ever seen Annie on stage? Maybe you've enjoyed the movie, a great experience and a fitting tribute to the theatre version. Either way it's long overdue a reprise, and now it's about to happen. May 2017 sees Annie on stage at the Piccadilly Theatre, with one of Britain's favourite comedians, Miranda Hart, making her West End début as the horrid Miss Hannigan.
Starring: Miranda Hart, Craig Revel Horwood
It’s about time that Tina Turner got her own musical! TINA comes to the Aldwych Theatre from 21 March 2018 and features such classic songs as River Deep, Mountain High and What’s Love Got To Do With It – a guaranteed show that will get your toes tapping and your hands clapping. Book those tickets now!
On 5th August 2016 theatreland let out an almighty cheer. The rumours were confirmed - a new production of the extravagant 1930s musical 42nd Street is set to begin previews from late March 2017, returning once more to its London home, the magnificent Theatre Royal Drury Lane. And Mark Bramble is directing again, the icing on an already delicious cake. Welcome back!
School of Rock, The Musical – Dewey Finn is back! If you giggled your way through the hugely popular Paramount film by Mike White, which starred the hilariously silly Jack Black, you will quite simply adore this brand new musical. It cut its teeth on Broadway at the Winter Garden theatre and now it's due in London's theatreland, as big and brash and bold as you'd expect, a real laugh a minute.
Starring: David Fynn
It's been on the West End stage for more than 50 years. It still pulls huge crowds. And audiences are just as thrilled and mystified as ever by Agatha Christie's legendary whodunnit, The Mousetrap. The world's longest-running play, this murder mystery masterpiece is a cracking yarn. And a great night out!
Brilliant! The smash Broadway hit Kinky Boots is dancing its way into theatreland after causing a stir stateside. It's based on the film of the same name, telling the compelling true tale of a struggling Northampton shoe factory which turns its fortunes around by creating wonderfully kinky shoes for drag queens.
The Gielgud theatre is your venue for the latest play by the wonderful Jez Butterworth. That's good enough news in itself... but the James Bond director Sam Mendes is set to direct, which makes the news even more thrilling. The Ferryman was a huge hit at the Royal Court theatre, now it's due to transfer once the excellent The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time takes a final bow in early summer 2017.
David Mamet’s Pultizer Prize-winning Glengarry Glen Ross comes to London’s Playhouse Theatre for a limited, fourteen-week season in October 2017. Four real estate agents are desperate to sell property to unwitting buyers and will go to any lengths to close the deal. This production is high stakes and high reward – riches for victor, but blow the sale and you’re out.
Michael Grandage Company and Headlong present the world première of James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire. This razor-sharp political comedy reunites James Graham and director Jeremy Herrin following their previous collaboration on This House, and plays at the Noël Coward Theatre from the 15 September for 11 weeks only.
Starring: Martin Freeman, Sarah Lancashire
Harold Pinter’s second full-length play, The Birthday Party, returns to London’s West End for its 60th birthday. Acclaimed theatre director Ian Rickson brings one of Pinter’s most seen and celebrated works to the Harold Pinter Theatre, featuring a star-studded line-up including Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoë Wanamaker. Playing for only 14 weeks, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
In 1993 Mona Juul and her husband, Terje Rød-Larsen, both diplomats from Norway, organised secret breakthrough negotiations between two sworn enemies, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, Yasser Arafat. This is their story.
Great news for lovers of top class drama! Natalie Dormer and David Oakes star in the West End première of David Ives' acclaimed seduction drama Venus in Fur, on at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in autumn 2017. It's critically acclaimed stuff, and tickets are predicted to sell like hot cakes.
Starring: Natalie Dormer
Thanks to a stellar combination of Underbelly Productions, Cameron Mackintosh, Steven Harris and Westminster City Council, all working in collaboration, a glittering new production of Five Guys Named Moe will be playing at a purpose built pop-up in the shape of Marble Arch Theatre in West London in the autumn of 2017.
It's new. It's brave. It's outrageous. And it comes with a musical score that'll knock your socks off. It's Everybody's talking about Jamie, and it's playing at the Apollo theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, packed with amazing music by Dan Gillespie Sells.
Most people know it as an Oscar-winning film, but in fact The King And I started life as a musical on Broadway five years before the film release. Now, 65 years since it was first performed on the West End, this tale of unexpected love returns to London once more. Opening in June 2018, The King and I is a show that we all have dreamed will return.
It played a sold out run at The Old Vic this summer. Now Girl From The North Country transfers to the Noel Coward Theatre for twelve weeks only to kick off the 2018 season. Using music from the iconic Bob Dylan songbook, this tale of a community living on the edge is one not to be missed.
The magnificent Duke of York's theatre is proud to host the transfer of a production that has already wowed huge audiences at The Almeida theatre. It's Schiller's famous political play, it dates back to 1800 and it has been thrilling audiences for more than 200 years.
This is without a doubt one of the most exciting, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Two decades of success proves it. The Woman In Black is unanimously critically acclaimed. And this Stephen Mallatratt adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel is playing at London's Fortune Theatre now!
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family. In a world of Edwardian elegance, The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.
Set in London during the Second World War, Matthew Bourne's interpretation of Prokofiev's haunting score has, at its heart, a true wartime romance.
Imagine this: someone clever has picked out Oscar Wilde's four best-loved Victorian plays, shows that still resonate strongly today, raising the rafters with delighted, shocked laughter. They've decided to produce them for a West End season, a series of plays designed to thrill Wilde fans to bits. Well, you can stop imagining. It's real!
The London Palladium has a long and glittering history as the capital's home of variety shows. But it hasn't hosted a panto for almost three decades. That's about to change thanks to the venue's owners, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatre Company, who are reviving the genre for the festive season 2017.
Take two of Britain's best-loved star-studded actors, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville. Take one of the most popular and critically acclaimed 20th century American plays. Take one sold-out run at Bristol Old Vic, and add a splash of Richard Eyre. What do you get? It's Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville
Hold on to your hats! The weird and wonderful La Soiree is returing to London for the Christmas season.
Oscar Wilde is one of the very few, very rare talents whose work translates down the ages, as relevant today as it was when it first hit the stage. No wonder theatreland is in such a spin, eagerly awaiting the start of the Oscar Wilde Season at the magnificent Vaudeville theatre.
The director of War Horse, Tom Morris, and Kneehigh writer Carl Grouse bring their acclaimed new fairground act across to London this winter. The Grinning Man, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, comes to life through magical music and puppetry at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December for a limited season. Don’t miss out of this spectacular freakshow!
You laughed yourself silly at The Play That Goes Wrong. You adored Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Now it's time for a new show that has already been awarded five star reviews from a stable of respected theatre critics, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The Telegraph and The Times, the Radio Times and Sunday Telegraph all loved it, as did Whats On Stage.
Baz Luhrmann’s acclaimed film turned electrifying musical is set to hit London’s Piccadilly Theatre in March 2018, full of dazzling choreography and salacious, sequinned costumes. Olivier Award-winning director and choreographer Drew McOnie takes the helm – with songs both new and familiar by internationally acclaimed performers, this is a feel-good production not to be missed. Perfect to brighten up your spring!
A family ripped apart when a young girl goes missing and told from the perspective of her mother and her killer, Frozen comes to Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited, twelve-week season with Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins in the starring roles. How can you make sense of the unimaginable? How can you forgive the unforgiveable? Watch as these characters try.
Drift back to a glamourous era and join Frank, Sammy and Dean in this all singing, all dancing, production, featuring a plethora of Rat Pack songs.
After a worldwide tour seen by over 7 million people in 206 cities, the stunning theatrical event WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is back!
After a worldwide tour seen by over 7 million people in 206 cities, the stunning theatrical event WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is back!
The Other Palace opened in London's glittering West End during autumn 2012, the first new theatre complex built in central London for three decades. Now it's home to Big Fish, a brand new musical based on the hugely popular novel and the film by Tim Burton. It's eccentric, it's fun, it's touching and it's a proper heart-warmer, perfect for anyone over aged five.
If you've already seen it at the Vault Festival, this acclaimed musical is about to take a step into the West End limelight, at a venue that was long kept a close-held secret. If you want to immerse yourself in the excesses of the jazz age, an America where the obscenely rich rubbed shoulders with abject poverty, you're set for one of the musical experiences of a lifetime.
The Girls – Inspired by the smash hit film. What happens when a group of older ladies decide to pose naked for a Women’s Institute calendar? All they want to do is raise cash to buy a sofa for their local hospital, to celebrate the memory of one of their husbands. But they get a whole lot more than they bargained for and their story – which is inspired by the truth - has become a legend.
The revised version of the 1977 hit Stephen Schwartz musical Working will receive its European premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in summer 2017, a brilliant expose of the USA's blue collar workers, the work they do, and how they feel about it.
Your venue for a proper Xmas treat? It's the Noel Coward theatre, where tickets for a legendary Christmas special, A Christmas Carol, are on sale from 3rd September 2015. Revived yet again for keen festive audiences, the production is testament to the endless popularity of the story of Mr Ebeneezer Scrooge and the Xmas that changed his miserable life forever.
Starring: Jim Broadbent
Celebrated Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks.
Sylvia, a ballet based on a Greek myth, is composed by Delibes and considered one of the finest 19th century ballet scores.
What happens when a naïve fan of a massive Hollywood star, ageing but still powerful, and her heroine, meet? Sparks fly, that's what. The wonderful old movie All About Eve has been transferred to the stage and it'll be thrilling audiences in 2018, with Cate Blanchett in the starring role as the horrible Margo Channing.
Starring: Cate Blanchett
A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets. The seasonal favourite The Nutcracker draws on all the imagination and fantasy of ETA Hoffmann's story of Christmas Eve, when young Clara creeps downstairs for one of her presents, but finds herself instead at the start of a night of magical adventures.
A brand new musical with audience input is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production, as heard on BBC Radio 4.
With magical tunes by Cole Porter and a plot detailing a contemporary take on William Shakespeare’s wonderful play, the Taming of the Shrew, you can expect gangsters, romance, drama, action and comedy. It’s a thrill a minute and it’s back for another west end run, thanks to the marvellous Trevor Nunn.
Starring: Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe, Hannah Waddingham
The RSC transfer their major new production of Julius Caesar to the N?el Coward Theatre this August as part of the celebrations for the World Shakespeare Festival.
Starring: Paterson Joseph, Ray Fearon, Jeffery Kissoon, Cyril Nri
The Olivier-Award winning troupe (Best Entertainment, 2015) returns to London’s Aldwych Theatre this Christmas with La Petite Soirée, an hour-long cabaret that’s fun for all the family. The perfect event for a wintery Saturday afternoon, the show promises to be just as cheeky and hilarious as its adult equivalent, but also a suitably unforgettable occasion for ages 8 to 80.
La traviata tells the famous story of how beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation.
It's a hit Broadway musical. The original musical score comes courtesy of Take That's hugely talented Gary Barlow. According to Vogue it's an, “ambitious and exciting production, a true must-see!”. And it's arriving in London's theatreland for January 2017. Don't miss it!
Hamilton is a Broadway show with a glittering history. It tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the USA as well as the chief staff aide to General George Washington and one of the most vocal promoters of the nation's famous Constitution. The music, lyrics and book are by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the plot is inspired by a 2004 biography written by historian Ron Chernow.
A young man obsessed with death and an old woman determined to live life to the full, an unlikely friendship that blossoms in an unlikely place. Harold and Maude is a dark comedy that comes to the Charing Cross Theatre from 19 February 2018. With Sheila Hancock in a starring role, this alternatively heart-warming tale is one not to miss.
When Marianne Elliott, the Olivier and Tony award-winning director with awesome plays like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse under her belt, met former National Theatre producer Chris Harper, a man with a suite of great theatrical credentials behind him, something amazing was born. It's Elliott & Harper, a brand new theatre company, and their inaugural play is predicted to become very popular indeed.
Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff
The beautiful Palace Theatre, jewel of the West End, is your venue for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a brand new story starring Harry Potter himself. He's one of the planet's most popular characters whose adventures have charmed millions – if not billions - of adults and children right across the planet. Now it's on stage, an unmissable event in the theatreland calendar.
The crème de la crème of Spain's flamenco talent are performing during Sadler's Wells' very special two week Flamenco Festival. From Rafaela Carrasco's bold, contemporary flamenco style to Maria Pagès emotional rollercoaster of a show and the maestros of flamenco, Rojas and Rodriguez, with their sublime company Nuevo Ballet Español, famed for their heart-racing sequences, this is a unique chance to sample some authentic Spanish flamenco in London.
One of Verdi's most popular operas, Rigoletto is a combination of musical and dramatic power, set against the backdrop of an intense and corrupt 16th century Italy.
Salome, the troubled stepdaughter of Herod, has an unhealthy attraction to the devout John the Baptist. Torn between lust and hatred of her life at the corrupt court, she pushes her demands to the most extreme limits.
Slava's Snowshow is a stage spectacle created and staged by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin. The show won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
Over 30 years since its world premiere in London and Chess returns to the West End! ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus team up once more with renowned lyricist Tim Rice to tell the story that marries personal love with political uncertainty. Running for only five weeks, get your tickets now for a musical that we all know so well.
Christmas With The Rat Pack is the perfect production to get you in the mood for the festive season, with seasonal classics including Silent Night, Merry Little Christmas, Baby It's Cold Outside and White Christmas.
Company is switching genders! The new production, coming to the Gielgud Theatre in Autumn 2018, is the first of its kind in any Stephen Sondheim show. The only part that stays the same will be played by Broadway legend Patti LuPone, who last played the role in 2011 as a staged concert. Book your tickets, they will sell fast!
Cilla Black was one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. She had a string of chart hits, she appeared in countless TV shows and audiences loved her for her straightforward Liverpudlian warmth and humour. This show celebrates her extraordinary life.