Theatre shows in London

Our guide to the best theatre shows currently running in London. The theatre district is around the West End. A lot of the most popular musicals are down Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. There are plenty of theatres down the Haymarket, the Strand and around Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

Theatre shows playing this month

Here’s our pick of the best West End shows running in London during February

Craig recommends… I’ve seen a few theatre shows and enjoy seeing the West End lit up at night. Read my reviews of Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus as well, to see what the nightime atmosphere is like around London’s West End.

Les Miserables at Queen’s Theatre

to Queen’s Theatre "Les Miserables" is an epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Woman In Black at Fortune Theatre

to Fortune Theatre A man is obsessed with a family curse and hires a sceptical young actor to help him exorcise the fear that grips his soul.
Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

to Her Majesty’s Theatre "The Phantom of the Opera" has some of the best sets in the West End, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest scores.
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre

to Apollo Victoria Theatre If you like "The Wizard of Oz" then you will love "Wicked" -- it tells the story of what happened to the good and evil witches.
Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre

to Lyric Theatre "Thriller Live" celebrates the career of Michael Jackson in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
Matilda at Cambridge Theatre

to Cambridge Theatre Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
Mamma Mia at Novello Theatre

to Novello Theatre "Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.
Play That Goes Wrong at Duchess Theatre

to Duchess Theatre The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society decide to put on a West End show, but will they start to crack under the pressure?
Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

to Adelphi Theatre 'Kinky Boots' tells the story of a Lola, who helps to save a bankrupt shoe factory by singing some Cyndi Lauper songs.
Motown The Musical at Shaftesbury Theatre

to Shaftesbury Theatre Relive the Motown years and Berry Gordy's journey as he launches the careers of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more!
Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre

to Criterion Theatre The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion Theatre.
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre

to Gielgud Theatre Sam Mendes will be directing a production of Jez Butterworth's 'The Ferryman' at the Gielgud Theatre.
Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre

to Garrick Theatre Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein has been turned into a West End musical starring Hadley Fraser, Lesley Joseph and Ross Noble.
Everybodys Talking About Jamie at Apollo Theatre

to Apollo Theatre 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' is a new musical about overcoming prejudice, with songs by The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells.
Hamilton at Victoria Palace Theatre

to Victoria Palace Theatre Alexander Hamilton was George Washington's right hand man, and one of America's original founding fathers.
Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre

to Harold Pinter Theatre Harold Pinter's 'The Birthday Party' is a darkly comic masterpiece about the menace that comes to a sleepy boarding house.
Alls Well That Ends Well at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on a performance of Shakespeare's 'All's Well That Ends Well'.
Mary Stuart at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams will decide who will be playing the role of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart by the toss of a coin.
Captive Queen at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be performing 'The Captive Queen' -- a re-imagining John Dryden's 'Aureng-zebe'.
All Or Nothing at Arts Theatre

to Arts Theatre 'All Or Nothing' tells the story of the Small Faces, one of the bands who grew up in the mod-era of 1965.
York Realist at Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse 'The York Realist' tells the story of two men from different classes falling for each other during the rehearsals of a play.
Shen Yun at Dominion Theatre

to Dominion Theatre 'Shen Yun' uses traditional Chinese dance to send you on a journey through five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
Much Ado About Nothing at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' during February and March.

Theatre shows starting in March

Theatre shows and musicals opening in London during the month of March

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enjoy a theatrical version of Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons', with a quintet of musicians and Gyre & Gimble's master puppeteers.
Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

to Aldwych Theatre TINA is a new musical that tells the story of Tina Turner's life, from her humble start in Nutbush to her rise into a global superstar.
Little Matchgirl at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

to Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Enter the wonderful world of Hans Christian Anderson when the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse puts on 'The Little Match Girl'.
Way Of The World at Donmar Warehouse

to Donmar Warehouse Family, money and desire are 'The Way of the World', where everybody has to win just to get by in William Congreve's satirical comedy.

Theatre shows starting in April

Here are some more theatre shows if you’re coming to London in April

Bat Out Of Hell Musical at Dominion Theatre

to Dominion Theatre The Domionion Theatre will be putting on 'Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical', using the music of Jim Steinman and Meatloaf.
Moderate Soprano at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre 'The Moderate Soprano' tells of John Christie's attempt to build an Opera House in Sussex, to glorify the music of Wagner.
Remembering Fred at London Palladium

London Palladium Join Strictly Come Dancing's Aljaz and Janette at the London Palladium, as they remember the career of Fred Astaire.
Hamlet at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre This summer the Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies -- Hamlet.
Chess at London Coliseum

to London Coliseum The London Coliseum is reviving the legendary West End musical Chess, written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice.

Theatre shows starting in May

West End shows and productions that are showing in London during May

As You Like It at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of 'As You Like It' -- one of Shakespeare's most popular cross-dressing comedies.
Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a short three-night run of 'Twelfth Night' in May - one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.
Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's outrageous and controversial comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Merchant Of Venice at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a short-run of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' for just three nights in May.
Two Noble Kinsmen at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre See the Globe Theatre's 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' and hear some of the last words that Shakespeare ever wrote for the stage.

Theatre shows starting in June

Some of the new productions that are opening in London’s theatres this June

As You Like It at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special one-off midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's cross-dressing comedy, 'As You Like It'.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love, loss and reconciliation, and is full of wild and uncontrollable emotions.

More Theatre shows in 2018/19

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King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre

to Duke of York’s Theatre Hollywood star Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear, in one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' -- for one night only!
Othello at Globe Theatre

to Globe Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe Theatre's three-month production of one of Shakespeare's most tragic plays: Othello.
Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a performance of 'Twelfth Night' in September - one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.
Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a performance of Shakespeare's outrageous and controversial comedy, 'The Taming of the Shrew'.
Merchant Of Venice at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of William Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' for one night in September.
Othello at Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre The Globe will be putting on a special one-off midnight matinee performance of William Shakespeare's tragic play, 'Othello'.
Company at Gielgud Theatre

to Gielgud Theatre The legendary Broadway musical 'Company' is coming to the West End with some of Stephen Sondheim's best songs.
Nativity The Musical at Eventim Apollo

to Eventim Apollo The smash-hit 'Nativity' movies have now been turned into a comedy musical, fun for all the family this Christmas.
 
 
 
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