Theatres in London

Here is our guide to the best theatres in London – from the National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe, to the best theatres in the West End.

Popular theatres in London

> Dominion Theatre
The Dominion Theatre is currently showing the Queen rock opera, ‘We Will Rock You’, by Ben Elton.
> Globe Theatre
London’s Globe Theatre is a perfect reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan playhouse.
> London Coliseum
The London Coliseum is home to both the English National Opera and the Royal Festival Ballet.
> London Palladium
The Palladium, famous for ‘Last Night at the London Palladium’, is in Argyll Street, near Oxford Circus.
> National Theatre
The National Theatre is part of the Southbank Centre, with the Royal Festival Hall and Film Theatre.
> Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre is home to ‘Les Miserables’, and can be found down Shaftesbury Avenue.
> Queen’s Theatre
The Queen’s Theatre can be found down Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of London’s West End.
> Savoy Theatre
The Savoy Theatre is found halfway up the Strand, close to London’s Covent Garden.
> Shaftesbury Theatre
Shaftesbury Theatre stands on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of the West End.
> Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal dates from 1812. A couple of ghosts are said to drift around from past productions.

Other theatres in London

Upcoming events in London


From:
Where:Peacock Theatre, Holborn
Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.


From:
Where:Vaudeville Theatre, London
Come and join the ragtag gang of adventurers on their quest to capture the mythical Snark, through the worlds of Lewis Carroll.


From:
Where:New London Theatre, Covent Garden
The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.


From:
Where:Dorfman Theatre, Southbank
Rob Drummond will be returning to the National Theatre to perform his new political show, 'The Majority'.


From:
Where:Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Square
Join Sh*T-Faced Shakespeare at the Leicester Square Theatre for a drunk performance of 'Much Ado About Nothing'.


From:
Where:Novello Theatre, London
"Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.

 

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