London West End Theatres

 
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
Novello Theatre
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Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Palace Theatre
Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre
Apollo Theatre
Duchess Theatre
Duke of York's Theatre
Garrick Theatre
Gielgud Theatre
Haymarket Theatre Royal
London Palladium
Old Vic Theatre
Playhouse Theatre
Savoy Theatre
Savoy Theatre
Shaftesbury Theatre
Wyndhams Theatre
Ambassadors Theatre
Cambridge Theatre
Cambridge Theatre
Cambridge Theatre
Criterion Theatre
Criterion Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
New London Theatre
New London Theatre
Noel Coward Theatre
Palace Theatre
Palace Theatre
Piccadilly Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre
St Martin's Theatre
Vaudeville Theatre
Dominion Theatre
Trafalgar Studios
 

 

From all singing, all dancing musicals and glitzy productions to satirical comedies and renowned dramas, London's West End Theatres boast a year-round world-class programme of productions. Here, LondonTown.com lists the theatres to ensure you never miss out on the hottest ticket in town.

 
 

Aldwych Theatre

Historic West End theatre which has been the home of both farce and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4DF

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Temple Station, Holborn Station

 
 

With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched in between them, the Aldwych and Novello theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for being the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1960 to 1982), and for Ben Travers' famed Aldwych Farces (1925 to 1933). Previous notable productions include Noel Coward's Private Lives and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

 
 

Events at Aldwych Theatre

Tina Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st March 2018 to 16th February 2019 | £10-£79.50, Premium Seats £95, Mar 21-Apr 16 previews £10-£69.50, Premium Seats previews £89.50

 
Tina Aldwych Theatre 2018-03-212019-02-16 Where:
Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych London, WC2B 4DF
Category: Theatres
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Ambassadors Theatre

A mid-sized theatre which gained fame as the home of 'The Mousetrap'.

West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9ND

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 

From the outside, it appears impossible that an entire West End theatre could be fitted into this two-storey Soho corner. However, not only is there a medium-sized auditorium, cheerfully over-decorated, but the whole Louis XVI interior feels spacious and airy. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opened at the theatre in 1952 and played here for more than two decades before transferring to St Martin's Theatre.

 
 

Events at Ambassadors Theatre

Pressure
Ongoing

6th June to 1st September 2018 - Various Times | £15-£55, Premium Seats £75

 
Pressure Ambassadors Theatre 2018-06-062018-09-01 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street London, WC2H 9ND
Category: Theatres
Foxfinder
On Soon

6th September 2018 to 5th January 2019 - Various Times | £25-£60, Premium Seats £75 & £85

 
Foxfinder Ambassadors Theatre 2018-09-062019-01-05 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street London, WC2H 9ND
Category: Theatres
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Apollo Theatre

The first West End theatre of the Edwardian age.

29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 7EZ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

The first West End theatre of the Edwardian Age, the Apollo has a pleasingly over-the-top design that takes in facades, statuary, and a gypsy coat-of-arms that was intended to bring good luck. Playing host mainly to relatively small-scale shows rather than more obvious crowd-pullers, this compact theatre has never really established an important role in the West End.

 
 

Events at Apollo Theatre

Horrible Histories Live On Stage - Barmy Britain Part Four! Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

2nd August to 1st September 2018 | £17-£31.50

 
Horrible Histories Live On Stage - Barmy Britain Part Four! Apollo Theatre 2018-08-022018-09-01 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7EZ
Category: Theatres

The Birmingham Stage Company has been bringing Horrible Histories to the West End for six years but in 2018 the Barmy Britain is back and this time they've got a brand new world premiere. Terry ...more

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th November 2017 to 6th October 2018 | £20-£69.50, Premium Seats £85

 
Everybody's Talking About Jamie Apollo Theatre 2017-11-062018-10-06 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7EZ
Category: Theatres
Operation Ouch! Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th December 2018 to 6th January 2019 | From £15.50

 
Operation Ouch! Apollo Theatre 2018-12-062019-01-06 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7EZ
Category: Theatres

Dr Chris and Dr Xand are, as any well informed 8 year old knows, identical twin doctors and the stars the hit CBBC television series, Operation Ouch! Now the show goes from the small screen ...more

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Apollo Victoria Theatre

Art Deco theatre - one of the largest in London.

17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1LG

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

In the days before cheap air travel, the first thing travellers from the continent would see as their trains pulled into London was the vast Apollo Victoria, a single building that took up an entire block. This huge theatre has played host to some classic shows over the years, with the outstanding popular favourite Starlight Express delighting millions in a run that stretched over a decade.

 
 

Events at Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

7th September 2006 to 25th May 2019 - Various Times | £19.50-£175

 
Wicked Apollo Victoria Theatre 2006-09-072019-05-25 Where:
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road London, SW1V 1LG
Category: Theatres
The Spellbinding Costumes Of Wicked, The Hit Musical
On SoonFree Event

17th, 18th, 20th and 21st Sep 2018 - 12noon-4pm | Free

 
The Spellbinding Costumes Of Wicked, The Hit Musical Apollo Victoria Theatre 2018-09-172018-09-21 Where:
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road London, SW1V 1LG
Category: Theatres

An exhibition consisting of Susan Hilferty's Tony Award-winning costumes and props from the hit musical Wicked.

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Cambridge Theatre

An Art Deco theatre which has been home to blockbuster musicals and some spectacular bombs.

Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Soho, London, WC2H 9HU

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 

The Cambridge Theatre is a 1930s design classic in the Art Deco style, with smooth, sparsely decorated curves and two stunning gold murals. Its simplicity is belied by a long history of bizarre and spectacular productions, from the West End's first ice dancing (John Curry's Theatre of Ice), through the high-camp of Return to the Forbidden Planet to the all-singing, all-dancing Ku Klux Klan members in Jerry Springer, the Opera. In its time, this dignified auditorium has played host to a cinema, an opera company, the Comedie Francaise, the National Theatre, a magic show and some of the most important figures in theatre.

 
 

Events at Cambridge Theatre

Matilda The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Tuesday 18th - Sunday 10th February 2019 | £20-£62.50

 
Matilda The Musical Cambridge Theatre 2011-10-182019-02-10 Where:
Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, Seven Dials London, WC2H 9HU
Category: Theatres
Loving Linda Comedy Gala

Monday 8th October 2018 - 7pm | £40-£50

 
Loving Linda Comedy Gala Cambridge Theatre 2018-10-082018-10-08 Where:
Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, Seven Dials London, WC2H 9HU
Category: Theatres

For the eighth years, stars of comedy and music come together to raise funds and awareness for Target Ovarian Cancer in memory of Linda Smith. This year, Arthur Smith comperes stand-ups Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, ...

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Criterion Theatre

A subterranean theatre in the West End that has a romantic interior.

218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London, W1V 9LB

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to miss one of London's most enchanting theatres. Use of mirrors and stunning murals of clouds and cherubs turns this underground labyrinth into an airy paradise.

 
 

Events at Criterion Theatre

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

31st March 2016 to 4th November 2018 | £19-£48.50, Premium Seats £68.50

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery Criterion Theatre 2016-03-312018-11-04 Where:
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus London, W1V 9LB
Category: Theatres
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Dominion Theatre

This large venue has been host to big, over the top musicals for decades.

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 7AQ

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 

Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a £6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as a cinema before turning to theatre and musicals, The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a packed night here noise levels are like those at a rock concert. In the past, Universal hired The Dominion for its movie 'Phantom of the Opera', and Charlie Chaplin's City Lights was shown here with synchronised music and sound effects. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Dominion played host to long runs of The Sound of Music and South Pacific. More recently its been home to Christopher Wheeldon musical An American in Paris.

 
 

Events at Dominion Theatre

Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

2nd April 2018 to 5th January 2019 | from £15

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical Dominion Theatre 2018-04-022019-01-05 Where:
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road London, W1T 7AQ
Category: Theatres
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Duchess Theatre

One of the smallest theatres in the West End.

Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5LA

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Temple Station

 
 

The Duchess Theatre is one of the smallest in The West End, which is not entirely a bad thing. The seating is almost on top of the stage, creating an intense engagement between audience and actors of the kind usually reserved for the fringe. This has made the Duchess a favourite with actors and directors, in spite of cramped backstage conditions.

 
 

Events at Duchess Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong
Ongoing

1st January 2018 to 7th April 2019 - Various Times | £20-£55.50, Premium Seats £67.50 & £72

 
The Play That Goes Wrong Duchess Theatre 2018-01-012019-04-07 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatres
Michael McIntyre's Big Show Showcase
On Soon

Monday 3rd and Monday 10th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £20, phone for availability

 
Michael McIntyre's Big Show Showcase Duchess Theatre 2018-09-032018-09-10 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatres

McIntyre comperes two nights of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians in the UK.

Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt
On Soon

Monday 17th September and Monday 8th October 2018 - 8pm-9.10pm | £25

 
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt Duchess Theatre 2018-09-172018-10-08 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatres

Adam Kay talks about everything you wanted to know about being a junior doctor.

The Many Fictions Of William Boyd

Monday 24th September 2018 - 7.30pm-9.20pm | £26.50

 
The Many Fictions Of William Boyd Duchess Theatre 2018-09-242018-09-24 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatres

The best-selling author talks candidly about his distinguished career.

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

Monday 12th November 2018 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £21.25

 
Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired Duchess Theatre 2018-11-122018-11-12 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatres

The beloved voice of international cricket shares previous unheard anecdotes.

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Duke of York's Theatre

A medium sized West End theatre that has been home to plenty of solid hits.

St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4BG

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 

This theatre has more than its share of name changes. Originally called The Trafalgar in 1894, it became the Duke of York's to honour the future King George V. During the late '90s, the name was temporarily changed to The Royal Court Theatre. Over the years, the theatre also hosted ballets and operas and is also where the world was first introduced to the play (and character) of Peter Pan, in 1904.

 
 

Events at Duke of York's Theatre

King Lear Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

11th July to 3rd November 2018 | £25-£95, Premium Seats £125, £5 tickets for 16-25 year olds

 
King Lear Duke of York's Theatre 2018-07-112018-11-03 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres
Cry God For Harry, England, And St George
On Soon

Monday 3rd September 2018 - 7.30pm | £10

 
Cry God For Harry, England, And St George Duke of York's Theatre 2018-09-032018-09-03 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres

Mulberry School for Girls' timely drama about female empowerment.

Summer And Smoke

10th November 2018 to 19th January 2019 - Various Times | £10-£95, Nov 10-19 previews £10-£85

 
Summer And Smoke Duke of York's Theatre 2018-11-102019-01-19 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres
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Fortune Theatre

The first theatre to be built after World War I.

Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HH

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Holborn Station

 
 

This intimate theatre was built on the site of the old Albion Tavern, and opened in November 1924. The beginnings of the Fortune Theatre were anything but fortunate. The opening play, 'Sinners' by Laurence Cowen, closed after two weeks. Over the next few decades, the Fortune Theatre had to resort to showing amateur plays and during World War II the venue was used by ENSA, the concert party corps of the Forces. But in the 1960s the theatre's fortunes began to change and blockbuster hit, Stephen Mallatratt's The Woman in Black (1989) has been performed (over 5000 times) at the theatre ever since.

 
 

Events at Fortune Theatre

The Woman In Black
Ongoing

1st January 2018 to 27th July 2019 - Various Times | £19.50-£66

 
The Woman In Black Fortune Theatre 2018-01-012019-07-27 Where:
Fortune Theatre, Russell Street London, WC2B 5HH
Category: Theatres
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Garrick Theatre

This theatre is largely associated with comedies and dramas.

2 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0HH

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 

Named after the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick, The Garrick is a fantastic piece of late-Victorian kitsch. In recent years this venue has played host to a number of hugely popular shows including the Lieutenant of Inishmore and Tommy Cooper tribute Jus' Like That. The Garrick has also proved to be something of a magnet for Hollywood starlets, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Paquin.

 
 

Events at Garrick Theatre

Young Frankenstein Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th September 2017 to 29th September 2018 | Mon-Thu £20-£69.50, Fri-Sun £20-£74.50, Premium Seats £97.50, Sep 28-30, Oct 1-9 Mon-Thu previews £20-£59.50, Fri & Sat previews £20-£64.50, Premium Seats previews £97.50

 
Young Frankenstein Garrick Theatre 2017-09-282018-09-29 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
Category: Theatres
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room
On Soon

17th to 29th September 2018 - 8pm | £23.25

 
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Garrick Theatre 2018-09-172018-09-29 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
Category: Theatres

Dark and warped humour from the London-based Canadian stand-up, who uses the sparkly decoration of her young daughter's bedroom as the starting point for her musing on gender inequality, motherhood and suburban life.

Don Quixote Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th October 2018 to 2nd February 2019 | From £10 (Auldts), from £5 (16-25 year olds)

 
Don Quixote Garrick Theatre 2018-10-272019-02-02 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
Category: Theatres
Macbeth

20th November to 7th December 2018 - Various Times | £15-£20.50

 
Macbeth Garrick Theatre 2018-11-202018-12-07 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
Category: Theatres

Natasha Nixon directs Moira Buffini's abridged and gender-fluid adaptation of Shakespeare's blood-soaked tragedy of greed, betrayal and revenge for National Youth Theatre's award-winning REP Company.

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Gielgud Theatre

A Louis XVI style theatre named in honour of the famous actor, John Gielgud.

Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6AR

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

The Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue. For such an impressive theatre, it has had a surprisingly chequered history, with few long-running shows and notable flops. Still, there have been some high points in its history: the 1943 production of The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as being the definitive version of one of the great British comedies.

 
 

Events at Gielgud Theatre

Imperium Part II: Dictator Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st June to 8th September 2018 | £29.50-£69.50, Premium Seats £99.50

 
Imperium Part II: Dictator Gielgud Theatre 2018-06-212018-09-08 Where:
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6AR
Category: Theatres
Imperium Part I: Conspirator Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th June to 8th September 2018 | £29.50-£69.50, Premium Seats £99.50

 
Imperium Part I: Conspirator Gielgud Theatre 2018-06-142018-09-08 Where:
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6AR
Category: Theatres
Company Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

26th September to 22nd December 2018 | £12.50-£79.50, Premium Seats £99.50

 
Company Gielgud Theatre 2018-09-262018-12-22 Where:
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6AR
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Harold Pinter Theatre

Victorian theatre with a reputation for staging landmark productions in both comedy and drama genres.

6 Panton Street, Soho, London, SW1Y 4DN

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

The Harold Pinter Theatre's 1881 interior is one of the oldest in London and one of the most charming, in spite of the damage wrought by an ill-considered restoration in 1954. The Renaissance-style auditorium, with its wooden panels, and gold ceiling and wallpaper, still retains many original features, while the unpretentious exterior is the most attractive and unspoilt among London's smaller theatres. Though in its early years it lived up to its name, the theatre has become known more recently for high-quality drama, notably the works of Harold Pinter (hence the name) - five of which have been performed here since 1991.

 
 

Events at Harold Pinter Theatre

Gangsta Granny: Birmingham Stage Company (Over 5s)
Now On

14th to 26th August 2018 - Various Times | £15-£65

 
Gangsta Granny: Birmingham Stage Company (Over 5s) Harold Pinter Theatre 2018-08-142018-08-26 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DN
Category: Theatres

Stage adaptation of David Walliams' popular children's book.

Pinter At The Pinter: One For The Road /The New World Order/Mountain Language/Ashes To Ashes
On Soon

6th September to 20th October 2018 - Various Times | £15-£65, Premium Seats £99.50

 
Pinter At The Pinter: One For The Road /The New World Order/Mountain Language/Ashes To Ashes Harold Pinter Theatre 2018-09-062018-10-20 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DN
Category: Theatres

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays begins with a quartet of his most political works starring Paapa Essiedu, Kate O'Flynn, Sir Antony Sher and Maggie Steed. The programme includes One For ...

Pinter At The Pinter: The Lover/The Collection
On Soon

13th September to 20th October 2018 - Various Times | £15-£65, Premium Seats £99.50

 
Pinter At The Pinter: The Lover/The Collection Harold Pinter Theatre 2018-09-132018-10-20 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DN
Category: Theatres

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with a bruising double-bill of comedies starring John Macmillan, Hayley Squires, David Suchet and Russell Tovey. The programme includes The Collection, which explores the ...

Pinter At The Pinter: Landscape/A Kind Of Alaska

25th October to 8th December 2018 - Various Times | £15-£65, Premium Seats £99.50

 
Pinter At The Pinter: Landscape/A Kind Of Alaska Harold Pinter Theatre 2018-10-252018-12-08 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DN
Category: Theatres

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with a moving double-bill of meditations on loneliness and isolation starring Keith Allen, Tamsin Greig and - at select performances - Dame Penelope Wilton. ...

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Haymarket Theatre Royal

One of the oldest theatres in London, with a colourful past.

Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 
 

The Haymarket Theatre was built by John Potter on the site of the King's Head Inn and the Gun Smith shop in 1702. It has had a colourful history, complete with riots, death by stampedes, falling chandeliers and censorship - as well as plenty of smash hits. It was also one of the most forward thinking theatres and in 1873 became the first venue to introduce a matinee performance.

 
 

Events at Haymarket Theatre Royal

Heathers The Musical
On Soon

3rd September to 24th November 2018 - Various Times | Mon-Thu £15-£55, Premium Seats £75, Fri & Sat £15-£65, Premium Seats £75

 
Heathers The Musical Haymarket Theatre Royal 2018-09-032018-11-24 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4HT
Category: Theatres
The Band

1st December 2018 to 12th January 2019 - Various Times | £16.50-£77.50, Premium Seats £105-£127.50

 
The Band Haymarket Theatre Royal 2018-12-012019-01-12 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4HT
Category: Theatres

Featuring the winners of Gary Barlow's Let It Shine TV talent search, Tim Firth's musical charts the misadventures of five teenage girls for whom the music of Take That provides a soundtrack to their haphazard ...

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Her Majesty's Theatre

A large theatre which was a long history of staging operas and blockbuster musicals.

Haymarket, St James's, London, SW1Y 4QL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

For much of the 18th century, the building on this site, mostly used for opera, was the largest theatre in England. Though rebuilt since, its operatic roots can still be seen in a grandiose exterior that includes a turreted dome and the popular Royal Opera Arcade. The interior is equally plush, with marbled pillars, gold statuary around the stage and three tiers of luxurious boxes.

 
 

Events at Her Majesty's Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Wednesday 9th - Saturday 2nd March 2019 | £21-£67.50

 
The Phantom of the Opera Her Majesty's Theatre 2002-01-092019-03-02 Where:
Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4QL
Category: Theatres
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London Palladium

Luxurious Victorian Theatre known for hosting variety shows.

8 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7TF

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 

For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and '60s, the London Palladium is the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who had previously been mere voices on the radio, leapt into the living room when Sunday Night at the London Palladium was first broadcast. The tiered auditorium, the second-largest in the West End, is undeniably impressive, as is the richly-ornamented foyer and staircase.

 
 

Events at London Palladium

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Monday 29th October 2018 | £29.50-£59.50

 
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me London Palladium 2018-10-292018-10-29 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' actress and comedian, Joanna Lumley, who first came onto our screens as Purdey in the New Avengers in 1976, takes us through her life story which started in London in the swinging ...more

The King & I Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st June to 29th September 2018 | £35-£75, Premium Seats £125 & £150, Jun 21-30, Jul 1 & 2 previews £29-£69, Premium Seats previews £79 & £99

 
The King & I London Palladium 2018-06-212018-09-29 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres
Matt Goss
On Soon

Sunday 26th August 2018 - 7pm | £62-£84

 
Matt Goss London Palladium 2018-08-262018-08-26 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

The former Bros lead vocalist, who has a residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, performs a special hometown show including covers and some of his own songs from the Bros. years and beyond.

Rick Astley In Concert
On Soon

Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 7.30pm | £29-£53.75, phone for availability

 
Rick Astley In Concert London Palladium 2018-09-022018-09-02 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

The chart-topping pop singer is joined by the 40-piece BBC Concert Orchestra for new arrangements of his hits including Never Gonna Give You Up, She Wants To Dance With Me and Hold Me In Your ...

TEN: A Decade Of Dreams

Sunday 30th September 2018 - 7.30pm | £84-£209.50

 
TEN: A Decade Of Dreams London Palladium 2018-09-302018-09-30 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

Stars from West End musicals, international pop acts, comedians and stars of stage and screen unite at a fund-raising variety show to mark the 10 year anniversary of breast cancer charity Future Dreams.

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The Lyceum Theatre

A 2,000-seat theatre located just off The Strand.

21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7RQ

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Temple Station

 
 

A few theatres have previously inhabited The Lyceum's site, including one designed by Samuel Beazley. Following a fire in the theatre the majority of Beazley's building had to be demolished, but the current building, opened in 1904, still retains Beazley's formidable original portico and facade. Despit the threat of demolition in 1939, the theatre has continued to host major productions.

 
 

Events at The Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Tuesday 24th - Saturday 29th September 2018 | £25-£68

 
The Lion King The Lyceum Theatre 2002-09-242018-09-29 Where:
The Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street London, WC2E 7RQ
Category: Theatres
London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol

Monday 10th and Monday 17th December 2018 - 7.30pm | £15-£75

 
London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol The Lyceum Theatre 2018-12-102018-12-17 Where:
The Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street London, WC2E 7RQ
Category: Theatres

The orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for two performances of the festival musical based on Charles Dickens' book with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn ...

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Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

The oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.

Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 7ES

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

The Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue's oldest theatre was opened in 1888, just two years after the street itself was completed. An indistinct red brick building, it lacks the grandeur of the neighbouring Gielgud and Apollo, but has a charm and unassuming beauty that are all its own. The auditorium is also unconventional, with u-shaped balconies offering fine unrestricted views and bringing the audience closer to the action than in many large theatres. Though designed as a home for comic opera, the Lyric's major successes have been with serious drama.

 
 

Events at Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

Thriller Live Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Thursday 1st - Sunday 30th September 2018 | From £30

 
Thriller Live Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2009-10-012018-09-30 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres
We're Going On A Bear Hunt Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th July to 2nd September 2018 | £15.60-£23.90

 
We're Going On A Bear Hunt Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2018-07-042018-09-02 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres

Go squelching through mud, slide through the long grass and splash through water as you join a family happily hunting a big bear, 'We're not scared' they chant. This is a funny stage version of ...more

Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
On Soon

Monday 20th August 2018 - 7.30pm-9.40pm | £21.50-£62

 
Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2018-08-202018-08-20 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres

East Coast Boys perform the music of the famous pop group, whose number one hits include Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Rag Doll and more.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Ongoing

24th Sep, 22nd Oct, 26th Nov and 17th Dec 2018 - 7.30pm | £20-£50

 
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2018-07-092018-12-17 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
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An Evening With Stacey Dooley

Monday 8th October 2018 - 7.30pm-9.20pm | £22.25

 
An Evening With Stacey Dooley Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2018-10-082018-10-08 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres

The intrepid BBC3 investigative reporter talks about her work, followed by a book signing.

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New London Theatre

Versatile theatre that is a classic of 1970s design

Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5PW

Tube: Holborn Station , Covent Garden Station

 
 

Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it one of the West End's newest theatres. The building is sleek and impressive, with a stunning mirrored facade. The amphitheatre was designed along the hyper-modern lines of post-war continental theatres. Stage, seats, lights, even the walls, can all be made to change their position. This allows directors to choose between conventional and in the round productions, as well as any number of different sizes and shapes for their stages. In practice, this wealth of choice rather bamboozled directors and it was nearly a decade before this revolutionary space had a major hit.

 
 

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School of Rock Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

24th October 2016 to 13th January 2019 | Mon-Thu £15-£69.50, Premium Seats £95, Fri-Sun £15-£75, Premium Seats £95-£129.50

 
School of Rock New London Theatre 2016-10-242019-01-13 Where:
New London Theatre, Drury Lane London, WC2B 5PW
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Noel Coward Theatre

A mid-sized theatre where Noel Coward debuted as an actor and playwright.

St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AU

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 

Built as a companion to the Wyndham's Theatre, the Noel Coward theatre was originally named the New Theatre. It shook off its unimaginative and inaccurate name on its 70th birthday, becoming the 'Albery', and was renamed the Noel Coward Theatre after a 2006 refurbishment. Noel Coward appeared in 'I'll Leave It To You' at the theatre in 1920, the first West End production of one of his plays.

 
 

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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

23rd June to 8th September 2018 | £10-£69, Premium Seats £99

 
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore Noel Coward Theatre 2018-06-232018-09-08 Where:
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4AU
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The Inheritance: Part 1

21st September 2018 to 5th January 2019 - Various Times | £15-£69.50, Premium Seats £99.50, save £20 if you book Parts 1 and 2 together from www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

 
The Inheritance: Part 1 Noel Coward Theatre 2018-09-212019-01-05 Where:
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4AU
Category: Theatres
The Inheritance: Part 2

28th September 2018 to 5th January 2019 - 7.15pm | £15-£69.50, Premium Seats £99.50, save £20 if you book Parts 1 and 2 together from www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk

 
The Inheritance: Part 2 Noel Coward Theatre 2018-09-282019-01-05 Where:
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4AU
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Novello Theatre

One of the most impressive theatres in London, with a long record of hits.

Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4LD

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Temple Station

 
 

Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre is one of London's more spectacular theatres and has matching roster of hit shows. An attractive columned exterior gives way to a gorgeous foyer and auditorium, with marble, polished brass and gold the dominant materials. It was also at this theatre that Buddy became the most successful rock and roll musical of all time.

 
 

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Mamma Mia! Ongoing

6th September 2012 to 2nd March 2019 | Mon-Fri £15-£65, Premium Seats £75-£90, Sat £15-£69.50, Premium Seats £79.50-£95

 
Mamma Mia! Novello Theatre 2012-09-062019-03-02 Where:
Novello Theatre, Aldwych London, WC2B 4LD
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Old Vic Theatre

One of the oldest and greatest theatres in the world.

103 The Cut, South Bank, London, SE1 8NB

Tube: Waterloo Station , Southwark Station, Lambeth North Station

 
 

With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John Gielgud to Judi Dench, the Vic has played host to generation after generation of stars. Charles Dickens and Bernard Shaw reviewed plays here and it was the first theatre to perform the complete works of William Shakespeare as a series.

 
 

Events at Old Vic Theatre

A Monster Calls Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

7th July to 25th August 2018 | £12-£50, Mon-Thu under 16s £12-£25

 
A Monster Calls Old Vic Theatre 2018-07-072018-08-25 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres

Sally Cookson - the director behind Jane Eyre and Peter Pan at the National Theatre - creates a stage version of Patrick Ness's magical realist novel, A Monster Calls, for the Old Vic, as part ...more

ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company: Sylvia On Soon

1st to 22nd September 2018 | £12-£45

 
ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company: Sylvia Old Vic Theatre 2018-09-012018-09-22 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres

Dance, hip hop, soul and funk combine to bring to life the struggles of Sylvia Pankhurst, a leading figure in the Suffragette movement, in a dance drama co-written by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar with ...more

Big Dance Theater: 17c

26th to 29th Sep 2018 - Various Times | £12-£45

 
Big Dance Theater: 17c Old Vic Theatre 2018-09-262018-09-29 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres

The company performs a contemporary dance piece built around the problematic 17th century diaries of Samuel Pepys.

Wise Children

8th October to 10th November 2018 - Various Times | £12-£65

 
Wise Children Old Vic Theatre 2018-10-082018-11-10 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres

Emma Rice launches her new theatre company by directing and adapting Angela Carter's evocative final novel, which charts the trials and tribulations of septuagenarian chorus girls Nora and Dora Chance.

A Christmas Carol

27th November 2018 to 19th January 2019 - Various Times | £12-£67.50

 
A Christmas Carol Old Vic Theatre 2018-11-272019-01-19 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres

Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive season. Four ghosts visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve and ...

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Palace Theatre

Five storey theatre dominating Cambridge Circus, which is known for its musicals.

Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1A 4AF

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 

The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to a court than a theatre. This sinister atmosphere is continued inside, with heavy blocks of marble, and Renaissance style arches in the foyer and stairwells.Previous performances at the theatre include The Sound of Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables and its current production, which has run since February 2012, Singin' in the Rain.

 
 

Events at Palace Theatre

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Ongoing

1st January 2018 to 7th April 2019 - Various Times | £15-£65, phone for availability, the next release of advance tickets will be autumn 2018

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II Palace Theatre 2018-01-012019-04-07 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1A 4AF
Category: Theatres
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Ongoing

1st January 2018 to 7th April 2019 - Various Times | £15-£65, phone for availability, the next release of advance tickets will be autumn 2018

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I Palace Theatre 2018-01-012019-04-07 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1A 4AF
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Piccadilly Theatre

A simple exterior conceals this grandiose Art Deco theatre.

16 Denman Street, Soho, London, W1D 7DY

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

A simple exterior conceals this grandiose Art Deco theatre, whose huge auditorium is decorated in shocking pink. A patchy production history has included few major hits. A celebrated John Gielgud production of Macbeth was ended in 1942 by the traditional misfortunes that haunt this play: four of the cast died, a designer committed suicide then the theatre was hit by a stray German bomb. In the 1960s and 1970s it improved its reputation with a series of successful transfers from Broadway. In its incarnation as a cinema, it also premiered the first talking picture to be shown in Britain.

 
 

Events at Piccadilly Theatre

The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Over 3s)
Ongoing

28th June to 9th September 2018 - Various Times | £10-£25

 
The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Over 3s) Piccadilly Theatre 2018-06-282018-09-09 Where:
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street London, W1D 7DY
Category: Theatres
The Tiger Who Came To Tea Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th June to 9th September 2018 | £11.90-£27.90 plus £2.85 transaction fee

 
The Tiger Who Came To Tea Piccadilly Theatre 2018-06-282018-09-09 Where:
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street London, W1D 7DY
Category: Theatres
Strictly Ballroom The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th March to 20th October 2018 | £15-£89.50, Mar 29-Apr 11 Mon-Thu previews £15-£62.50, Fri & Sat previews £15-£69.50

 
Strictly Ballroom The Musical Piccadilly Theatre 2018-03-162018-10-20 Where:
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street London, W1D 7DY
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Playhouse Theatre

Stylish theatre just south of the main West End.

Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DE

Tube: Embankment Underground Station , Charing Cross Station

 
 

A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing Cross and Embankment. If the exterior is a little too restrained however, the same cannot be said for the auditorium, which is a sumptuous tribute to theatrical excess.

 
 

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The Jungle Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th June to 3rd November 2018 | £10-£69.50

 
The Jungle Playhouse Theatre 2018-06-162018-11-03 Where:
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue London, WC2N 5DE
Category: Theatres
Caroline, Or Change

20th November 2018 to 9th February 2019 - Various Times | £20-£65, Premium Seats £99.50-£125

 
Caroline, Or Change Playhouse Theatre 2018-11-202019-02-09 Where:
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue London, WC2N 5DE
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Prince Edward Theatre

A popular Soho-based theatre that has premiered several major musicals.

Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HS

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 

The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical Rio Rita. Just a few years later, the space was converted into a dance and cabaret hall, and was renamed the London Casino. After a few more name changes, the building was turned back into a theatre, re-christened with its original name, and opened in 1978 with the world premiere of Evita.

 
 

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Aladdin
Ongoing

1st January to 1st December 2018 - Various Times | Mon-Thu £25-£69.50, Premium Seats £87.50-£142.50, Fri & Sat £27.50-£72.50, Premium Seats £92.50-£149.50

 
Aladdin Prince Edward Theatre 2018-01-012018-12-01 Where:
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton Street London, W1D 4HS
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Prince of Wales Theatre

Art Deco theatre with a long history of presenting musicals.

Coventry Street, Soho, London, W1D 6AS

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

Various theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The original theatre on this site, called The Prince, had the distinction of showing the first ever musical comedy. The current building has stood since 1937, its seven-storey tower standing out even in the heart of London.

 
 
 

Queen's Theatre

A theatre famous for short runs of high quality drama.

Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 6BA

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

The paradox of the Queen's Theatre, so ugly outside, so gorgeous within, is explained by a German bomb, which destroyed the faade and foyer in 1940. For almost twenty years, the theatre stood empty, before a reconstruction in 1959 created the current curve of concrete and brick. A photo in the foyer shows the theatre as it once looked, but if you want to see it in reality, the Gielgud Theatre is almost identical to the original design.

 
 

Events at Queen's Theatre

Les Miserables Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd March 2019 | £20-£65, Premium Tickets £95

 
Les Miserables Queen's Theatre 2010-01-012019-03-02 Where:
Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6BA
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Savoy Theatre

An elegant theatre located next door to the Savoy Hotel.

Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0ET

Tube: Embankment Underground Station , Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 

This elegant Art Deco theatre opened in 1881, financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte, who had banked a fortune from Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas. The Savoy Theatre was originally meant to be a showcase for opera, but it was not a success. In the 1950s onwards, the Savoy did much better with Agatha Christie's The Spiders Web and Alibi For A Judge.

 
 

Events at Savoy Theatre

Dreamgirls Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

19th November 2016 to 25th September 2018 | Preview prices - Band A tickets £59.50 & £10 off band B, C & D and £5 off band E | Full price for main run - from £72.50

 
Dreamgirls Savoy Theatre 2016-11-192018-09-25 Where:
Savoy Theatre, Strand London, WC2R 0ET
Category: Theatres
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

30th Sep, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec, 9th Dec and 16th Dec 2018 - 7pm | £15-£45

 
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel Savoy Theatre 2018-09-302018-12-16 Where:
Savoy Theatre, Strand London, WC2R 0ET
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Shaftesbury Theatre

A large Edwardian theatre that has been home to some of the biggest hits in the West End.

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 8DP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station

 
 

A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular drama and musicals. The most notorious of these was Hair, infamous both for onstage nudity and an unfortunate ceiling collapse that terminated its near 2000 performance run. With other successful productions including Rent and Carousel, the Shaftesbury has a history of pleasing both audiences and critics alike.

 
 

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Motown The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

11th February 2016 to 20th April 2019 | Mon-Thu £29.50-£69.50, Premium Seats £89, Fri & Sat £35-£75, Premium Seats £99

 
Motown The Musical Shaftesbury Theatre 2016-02-112019-04-20 Where:
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue London, WC2H 8DP
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St Martin's Theatre

This theatre is home to Agatha Christie's 'Mousetrap'.

West Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 0DP

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 

Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassadors, St Martin's was completed in 1916. This theatre has had its successes in the past, but its performance history is dominated by a single show. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap transferred here in 1974 to continue its successful run. It has done that and more, continuing for threedecades and becoming in the process the world's longest-running play.

 
 
 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The oldest theatre in London, and the most beautiful.

Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Holborn Station, Temple Station

 
 

London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this site was built in 1662 on the orders of Charles II. It has been rebuilt a number of times since then, but the current auditorium incorporates many elements from as long ago as 1820. As a result, this vision in cream and gold possesses an elegance unmatched in the West End. Its broad staircases, its chandeliered salon, its statuary and panels speak of an older, more glamorous theatrical age.

 
 

Events at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

42nd Street Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th March 2017 to 20th October 2018 | £25-£125

 
42nd Street Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2017-03-202018-10-20 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres
Time Flies

Sunday 7th October 2018 - 7.30pm | £29-£184.50

 
Time Flies Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2018-10-072018-10-07 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

A star-studded celebrity gala performed in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent to mark the centenary of the RAF and raise vital funds for The National Memorial to the Battle Of Britain and ...

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me

Sunday 11th November 2018 - 7.30pm | £33.95-£66.95

 
Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2018-11-112018-11-11 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

The comedian and actress discusses her life.

Christmas Spectacular 2018

Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd December 2018 at 3pm and 7.30pm | £32.85-£74.65

 
Christmas Spectacular 2018 Theatre Royal Drury Lane 2018-12-162018-12-23 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
Category: Theatres

West End vocalists join a show band and the Jingle Belle Dancers for sing-along seasonal songs including Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Merry Christmas Everyone, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town ...

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Trafalgar Studios

Pair of studio theatres housed within the former Whitehall Theatre.

14 Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2DY

Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station

 
 

The Trafalgar Studios are two venues housed within what was London's Whitehall Theatre. The building itself is Grade II listed, and is an excellent example of simple, unadorned Art Deco style. The interior, however, is spectacular, with complex, cubist designs and sweeping curves of moulding and ironwork. Set among the great palaces that house the administrative machinery of British government, the Trafalgar Studios seat 380 and 80 people respectively and act as one of the London bases for the RSC who have been leading a somewhat nomadic existence since they vacated the Barbican Theatre.

 
 

Events at Trafalgar Studios

Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online) Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

8th August to 1st September 2018 | £20-£30

 
Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online) Trafalgar Studios 2018-08-082018-09-01 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
Category: Theatres

Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), Alex Oates's timely drama about buying drugs on the dark web, got rave reviews after appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and at London's Vault festival earlier ...more

Killer Joe Ends Today Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th May to 18th August 2018 | £22.50-£85

 
Killer Joe Trafalgar Studios 2018-05-182018-08-18 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
Category: Theatres
Dust
On Soon

4th September to 13th October 2018 - Various Times | £15.50-£35.50

 
Dust Trafalgar Studios 2018-09-042018-10-13 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
Category: Theatres

Sara Joyce directs the West End transfer of Milly Thomas's award-winning drama about a woman, who is compelled to witness the aftermath of her suicide and the impact of her death on family and friends.

Misty
On Soon

8th September to 20th October 2018 - Various Times | £20-£75, Sep 8-12 previews £10-£65

 
Misty Trafalgar Studios 2018-09-082018-10-20 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
Category: Theatres

Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinze Kene's lyrical journey through the pulsating heart and underground soul of inner city London transfers to the West End. Directed by Omar Elerian, the production features ...

Nine Night Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st December 2018 to 9th February 2019 | £25-£75

 
Nine Night Trafalgar Studios 2018-12-012019-02-09 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
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Vaudeville Theatre

1920s theatre that has traditionally specialised in light comedy and cabaret.

404 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0NH

Tube: Covent Garden Station , Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. Since its opening, the Vaudeville has presented a wide range of shows, from comedy to melodrama.

 
 

Events at Vaudeville Theatre

The Importance Of Being Earnest Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th July to 20th October 2018 | £19.50-£55, Premium Seats £75

 
The Importance Of Being Earnest Vaudeville Theatre 2018-07-202018-10-20 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
Category: Theatres
Mo Gilligan: Coupla Cans Tour

22nd October to 10th November 2018 - 8pm | £17.55-£28.50

 
Mo Gilligan: Coupla Cans Tour Vaudeville Theatre 2018-10-222018-11-10 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
Category: Theatres

Highly-energetic stand-up from the actor, comic and social media star.

James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999

29th Oct to 3rd Nov 2018 - 8pm | £20.30-£39

 
James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 Vaudeville Theatre 2018-10-292018-11-03 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
Category: Theatres

The energetic comic reflects on the best and worst year of his life while throwing a strop.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

12th to 17th Nov 2018 - Various Times | £19.50-£60

 
The Simon & Garfunkel Story Vaudeville Theatre 2018-11-122018-11-17 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
Category: Theatres

Award-winning actor Dean Elliott writes and directs a 50th anniversary celebration of the musical duo featuring original photos and film footage, as well as all the hits. Not suitable for under 8s.

True West Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019 | From £15

 
True West Vaudeville Theatre 2018-11-232019-02-16 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
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Victoria Palace Theatre

Giant, grandiose theatre on the South-West edge of the West End.

Victoria Street, Victoria, London, SW1E 5EA

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

Originally known as Moy's Music Hall, a theatre has always existed on this site since 1832. The Victoria Palace Theatre as we know it today was built in 1910 and many of its original features remain (or have been restored). One of the theatre's biggest hits was 'Me and My Girl' (1937) starring Lupini Lane. In recent years, the Victoria Palace has been home to Grease and Billy Elliot.

 
 

Events at Victoria Palace Theatre

Hamilton Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th December 2017 to 15th December 2018 | £37.50-£89.50, Nov 21-30, Dec 1-6 previews £27.50-£79.50, tickets on to priority members from 12noon on Jan 16, 2017, tickets on general sale from 12noon on Jan 30, 2017

 
Hamilton Victoria Palace Theatre 2017-12-062018-12-15 Where:
Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street London, SW1E 5EA
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Wyndhams Theatre

A gorgeous Edwardian Theatre in Charing Cross.

Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0DA

Tube: Leicester Square Station , Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 

Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road in 1899. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend which ran for 2078 performances before transferring to Broadway. More recent times have seen the world premiere of The Ride Down Mount Morgan, the British premiere of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women and the West End run of The History Boys.

 
 

Events at Wyndham's Theatre

The Height Of The Storm

2nd October to 1st December 2018 - Various Times | £14.75-£69.75, Premium Seats £99.75

 
The Height Of The Storm Wyndham's Theatre 2018-10-022018-12-01 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0DA
Category: Theatres

Jonathan Kent directs the world premiere staging of Florian Zeller's intimate drama about the fragility of life, told through the eyes of Andre and Madeleine, who have been in love for 50 years but something ...

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit

3rd December 2018 to 5th January 2019 - Various Times | £12.25-£77.25

 
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit Wyndham's Theatre 2018-12-032019-01-05 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0DA
Category: Theatres

Imaginative musical comedy and offbeat humour from the writer and actor.

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