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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
Dominion Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue
New London Theatre
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Noel Coward Theatre
Palace Theatre
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Piccadilly Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre
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Prince of Wales Theatre
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St Martin's Theatre
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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, WC2B4LD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple 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

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

10th February to 13th June 2015 | £15-£69.50, Feb 10-26 previews £15-£57.50

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Aldwych Theatre Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which charts the early life and career of singer-songwriter Carole King including her relationship with her ... 2015-02-102015-06-13 Where:
Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych London, WC2B4LD
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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

Stomp Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st August 2010 to 21st December 2015 - Various Times | £26-£52.50, Premium Seats £67.50

 
Stomp Ambassadors Theatre Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody speaks a word. Instead a group of rhythmically gifted, extremely coordinated bodies find beauty and ... 2010-08-012015-12-21 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street London, WC2H 9ND
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Be Bop A Lula
On Soon

Wednesday 1st April 2015 - 7.30pm | £27.50-£45

 
Be Bop A Lula Ambassadors Theatre Gavin Stanley sings Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury, and Lars Young is Roy Orbison and Gene Vincent in this toe-tapping tribute show to four iconic rock'n'roll artists. 2015-03-042015-04-01 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre, West Street London, WC2H 9ND
Category: Theatres

Gavin Stanley sings Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury, and Lars Young is Roy Orbison and Gene Vincent in this toe-tapping tribute show to four iconic rock'n'roll artists.

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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

My Night With Reg Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th January to 11th April 2015 | £25-£55, Premium Seats £75

 
My Night With Reg Apollo Theatre My Night With Reg is "the most artificial and the truest, the funniest and most searing play to be found anywhere on the London stage" writes Dominic Cavendish in The Telegraph. Rising star Robert Hastie ... 2015-01-172015-04-11 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7EZ
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The Audience On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st April to 25th July 2015 | £25.50-£65.50, Premium Seats £88

 
The Audience Apollo Theatre Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen in an updated version of The Audience, the role which Helen Mirren originally starred in last year. While Scott Thomas takes on the regal role in London, Helen Mirren ... 2015-04-212015-07-25 Where:
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7EZ
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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

1st August 2010 to 7th November 2015 - Various Times | £15-£95

 
Wicked Apollo Victoria Theatre Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 'The Untold Story of ... 2010-08-012015-11-07 Where:
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road London, SW1V 1LG
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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, W1D 7DY

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square 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

18th October 2011 to 24th May 2015 - Various Times | £20-£62.50

 
Matilda The Musical Cambridge Theatre The Royal Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End. Directed by Matthew Warchus and adapted by seasoned playwright Dennis ... 2011-10-182015-05-24 Where:
Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, Seven Dials London, W1D 7DY
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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 39 Steps Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th September 2006 to 31st October 2015 - Various Times | £15-£49.50

 
The 39 Steps Criterion Theatre Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer and prey for a shadowy international conspiracy. Classic scenes of The 39 Steps - at ... 2006-09-142015-10-31 Where:
Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus London, W1V 9LB
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Dominion Theatre

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

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

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 

This huge theatre plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a big stage and hundreds of seats - on a packed night here noise levels are like those at a rock concert. Built in 1928, the venue was originally used as a cinema before turning to theatre and musicals. Later, 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. The massive rooftop statue of Freddie Mercury that greets you as you leave the Tottenham Court Road tube stop is a hint of the show that's been playing here for the last few years.

 
 

Events at Dominion Theatre

Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

9th March to 5th September 2015 | £29.50-£65, Premium Seats £90, Mar 13-31, Apr 1-4 £19.50-£55, Premium Seats £80

 
Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games Dominion Theatre Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic re-vamped, dance-theatre spectacular, featuring a cast of 40 dancers and guest performer Nadine Coyle of ... 2015-03-092015-09-05 Where:
Dominion Theatre, 268 Tottenham Court Road London, W1T 7AQ
Category: Theatres
Elf The Musical

24th October 2015 to 2nd January 2016 - Various Times | £38.50-£78.50, Premium Seats £105-£125

 
Elf The Musical Dominion Theatre Morgan Young directs this upbeat musical based on the 2003 festive film starring Will Ferrell in which an orphan boy called Buddy mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas. With music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. 2015-10-242016-01-02 Where:
Dominion Theatre, 268 Tottenham Court Road London, W1T 7AQ
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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 Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015 | Sep 5-Oct 19 £20-£39.50, Oct 20-Feb 1 £20-£49.50

 
The Play That Goes Wrong Duchess Theatre Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they attempt to create an ambitious 1920's murder ... 2014-09-052015-09-05 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
Category: Theatres
Lights! Camera! Improvise!
On Soon

7th April, 5th May and 1st June 2015 - 8pm | £20

 
Lights! Camera! Improvise! Duchess Theatre Mischief Theatre creates an improvised movie live on stage based on audience suggestions for the location, genre and title of this cinematic masterpiece. A resident film expert called Oscar pauses, rewinds and fast-forwards scenes at will. 2015-03-022015-06-01 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
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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

The Nether Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

30th January to 25th April 2015 | Jan 30 & 31, Feb 1-22 previews £10-£35, Feb 23-Apr 25 £10-£52.50

 
The Nether Duke of York's Theatre An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the year 2050, The Nether is a futuristic fantasy in which a young female detective reveals a disturbing brand of entertainment. Transferring to the Duke ... 2015-01-302015-04-25 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres
Hay Fever Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

29th April to 1st August 2015 | £20-£57.50, Premium Seats £85

 
Hay Fever Duke of York's Theatre The Good Life actress Felicity Kendal plays recently-retired matriarch Judith in the West End transfer of Theatre Royal Bath's acclaimed production of Noel Coward's Hay Fever, a comedy of familial bad manners set during one ... 2015-04-292015-08-01 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres
Hetty Feather (Over 7s) Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th August to 6th September 2015

 
Hetty Feather (Over 7s) Duke of York's Theatre Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Duke of York's Theatre stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April last year. Phoebe Thomas reprises ... 2015-08-062015-09-06 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres

Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Duke of York's Theatre stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April last year. Phoebe Thomas reprises ...more

Farinelli And The King

1st to 30th September 2015 | see website for details

 
Farinelli And The King Duke of York's Theatre Featuring a selection of arias first sung by Farinelli in the 18th century, Claire van Kampen's drama unfolds in 1730s Spain where Queen Isabella Farnese implores the world famous castrato to king for her husband, Philip V of Spain, in the hope that Farinelli's heavenly voice will lift the king's depression and insomnia. Mark Rylance stars as the anguished monarch, directed by John Dove. 2015-09-012015-09-30 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
Category: Theatres

Featuring a selection of arias first sung by Farinelli in the 18th century, Claire van Kampen's drama unfolds in 1730s Spain where Queen Isabella Farnese implores the world famous castrato to king for her husband, Philip V of Spain, in the hope that Farinelli's heavenly voice will lift the king's depression and insomnia. Mark Rylance stars as the anguished monarch, directed by John Dove.

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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 Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st July 2009 to 10th June 2015 - Various Times | £18.00 - £48

 
The Woman In Black Fortune Theatre One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth alone. In Stephen Mallatrat's stylish adaptation of The Woman in ... 2009-07-012015-06-10 Where:
Fortune Theatre, Russell Street London, WC2B 5HH
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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

Let It Be Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th February to 27th September 2015 | £15-£65, Premium Seats £100 inc brochure

 
Let It Be Garrick Theatre Following a two-year absence Let It Be is back in London, at the Garrick Theatre, from February 2015. Over 50 years after the release of the super-group's first single, Love Me Do, the ... 2015-02-282015-09-27 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
Category: Theatres
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Three Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th July to 5th September 2015 | £15-£20, Premium Seats £27.50

 
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Three Garrick Theatre We've had great, gory fun with Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Parts One & Two, but now the Birmingham Stage Company returns to the Garrick Theatre with the brand new Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain ... 2015-07-252015-09-05 Where:
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH
Category: Theatres

We've had great, gory fun with Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Parts One & Two, but now the Birmingham Stage Company returns to the Garrick Theatre with the brand new Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain ...more

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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.

 
 

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

24th June 2014 to 23rd May 2015 | £12-£57.50, Premium Seats £85

 
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Gielgud Theatre This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. Since then 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' transferred to the West ... 2014-06-242015-05-23 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.

 
 

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Sunny Afternoon Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th October 2014 to 24th October 2015 | £15-£65, Oct 4-27 £15-£49.50

 
Sunny Afternoon Harold Pinter Theatre Using music and lyrics by The Kinks' lead singer and songwriter Ray Davies, and a script by award-winning playwright Joe Penhall, Sunny Afternoon tells the extraordinary story of the musician, the ... 2014-10-042015-10-24 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DN
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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.

 
 

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Harvey Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th March to 2nd May 2015 | £18-£79

 
Harvey Haymarket Theatre Royal The Pulitzer prize-winning comedy about Elwood P. Dowd, played by James Dreyfus, and his friendship with an invisible rabbit named Harvey transfers to the West End on 17th March after a nationwide tour and a ... 2015-03-172015-05-02 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4HT
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The Pulitzer prize-winning comedy about Elwood P. Dowd, played by James Dreyfus, and his friendship with an invisible rabbit named Harvey transfers to the West End on 17th March after a nationwide tour and a ...more

The Elephant Man Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

19th May to 8th August 2015 | £25-£108

 
The Elephant Man Haymarket Theatre Royal Bradley Cooper reprised his 2012 role of Joseph Merrick in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning The Elephant Man last year on Broadway, which is still enjoying a record-breaking run, and now the play is set to ... 2015-05-192015-08-08 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4HT
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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

9th January 2002 to 26th September 2015 - Various Times | £21-£67.50

 
The Phantom of the Opera Her Majesty's Theatre Andrew Lloyd Webber's most enduring hit has been running since 1984 and is still as popular with audiences and critics as it ever was. Phantom of the Opera tells the haunting tale of the tragic ... 2002-01-092015-09-26 Where:
Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4QL
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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

Cats: The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th December 2014 to 25th April 2015 | £17.50-£75, concs available

 
Cats: The Musical London Palladium Following a successful return at the beginning of December 2014, Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical based on TS Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' extends its West End run until the end of ... 2014-12-062015-04-25 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres
An Evening With Texas

Saturday 2nd May 2015 - 7pm | £25-£50

 
An Evening With Texas London Palladium The Glaswegian band featuring Sharleen Spiteri and founder Johnny McElhone, celebrate a quarter of a century of hit tunes, as well as performing tracks from their latest studio album, The Conversation. 2015-05-022015-05-02 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

The Glaswegian band featuring Sharleen Spiteri and founder Johnny McElhone, celebrate a quarter of a century of hit tunes, as well as performing tracks from their latest studio album, The Conversation.

Beyond Bollywood Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

8th May to 27th June 2015 | £25-£55, Mon-Thu concs/under 16s £25-£45, Premium Seats £75

 
Beyond Bollywood London Palladium From Mumbai to the London Palladium, Beyond Bollywood is an Indian dance musical bringing the colour and culture of India to England. Performed by 24 dancers, four actors and four musicians from India, the musical ... 2015-05-082015-06-27 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

From Mumbai to the London Palladium, Beyond Bollywood is an Indian dance musical bringing the colour and culture of India to England. Performed by 24 dancers, four actors and four musicians from India, the musical ...more

Bruce Forsyth Entertains Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

Sunday 10th May 2015 - 7.30pm | £25-£60

 
Bruce Forsyth Entertains London Palladium Bruce Forsyth quit Strictly after he 'began to feel stale' but if anything can keep him on his toes its this live show at The London Palladium. For the first time in nearly two decades, ... 2015-05-102015-05-10 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
Category: Theatres

Bruce Forsyth quit Strictly after he 'began to feel stale' but if anything can keep him on his toes its this live show at The London Palladium. For the first time in nearly two decades, ...more

John Barrowman

Sunday 24th May 2015 - 7pm | £37.50 & £47.50

 
John Barrowman London Palladium The Glasgow-born entertainer and TV personality performs pop hits and songs from musical theatre. 2015-05-242015-05-24 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
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The Glasgow-born entertainer and TV personality performs pop hits and songs from musical theatre.

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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

24th September 2002 to 4th October 2015 - Various Times | £25-£68

 
The Lion King The Lyceum Theatre The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the African Pridelands. ... 2002-09-242015-10-04 Where:
The Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street London, WC2E 7RQ
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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

1st October 2009 to 6th September 2015 - Various Times | £26-£58

 
Thriller Live Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show must go on "to the memory of the man ... 2009-10-012015-09-06 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres
Compania De Flamenco: Jay Markwick: Explosion
On Soon

Monday 27th April 2015 - 7.45pm | £17-£35, Premum Seats £45

 
Compania De Flamenco: Jay Markwick: Explosion Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue Marwick, female lead Victoria Guijarro Hernandez and the company perform traditional flamenco, Bulerias, Farrucas and Tangos in this vibrant fusion of dance and music. 2015-04-272015-04-27 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres

Marwick, female lead Victoria Guijarro Hernandez and the company perform traditional flamenco, Bulerias, Farrucas and Tangos in this vibrant fusion of dance and music.

Standard Issue Stands Up For Comic Relief

Monday 11th May 2015 - 7.30pm | £20 & £25

 
Standard Issue Stands Up For Comic Relief Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue Online women's magazine Standard Issue hosts an evening to benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls in the UK and across Africa, featuring Sarah Millican, Katherine Ryan and an army of female stand-ups. 2015-05-112015-05-11 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
Category: Theatres

Online women's magazine Standard Issue hosts an evening to benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged women and girls in the UK and across Africa, featuring Sarah Millican, Katherine Ryan and an army of female stand-ups.

The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre Company Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st July to 6th September 2015 | £14.50-£19.25, Premium Seats £23.40 & £24.50 inc postergramme

 
The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre Company Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue The Gruffalo is a classic that kiddies just love and this Tall Stories adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is "A fine piece of children's theatre," says The Sunday Times; ... 2015-07-012015-09-06 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
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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.

 
 

Events at New London Theatre

War Horse Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016 | £15-£59

 
War Horse New London Theatre This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed sell-out seasons at the National Theatre. When his beloved ... 2009-03-282016-02-13 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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Shakespeare in Love Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

2nd July 2014 to 18th April 2015 | £15-£57.50, Jul 2-22 previews £10-£52.50

 
Shakespeare in Love Noel Coward Theatre This stage adaptation of the hugely popular film, Shakespeare in Love, is "the best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors", according to the Daily Telegraph. Directed and designed by Cheek by Jowl's Declan Donnellan ... 2014-07-022015-04-18 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 25th October 2015 | Mon-Fri £15-£64, Sat £15-£67.50

 
Mamma Mia! Novello Theatre Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and careless nights whilst her daughter Sophie dreams of tradition, ... 2012-09-062015-10-25 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

Clarence Darrow
Now On

3rd March to 11th April 2015 - Various Times | £10-£65, phone for availability

 
Clarence Darrow Old Vic Theatre Kevin Spacey reprises his award-winning performance as the eponymous lawyer in David W Rintels's compelling one man drama, which relives some of Darrow's pivotal cases and his fiercely contested battles against the establishment. Directed by Thea Sharrock. 2015-03-032015-04-11 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres

Kevin Spacey reprises his award-winning performance as the eponymous lawyer in David W Rintels's compelling one man drama, which relives some of Darrow's pivotal cases and his fiercely contested battles against the establishment. Directed by Thea Sharrock.

Kevin Spacey In Conversation
On Soon

Sunday 29th March 2015 - 7.30pm | £15, concs £10, phone for availability

 
Kevin Spacey In Conversation Old Vic Theatre The out-going Artistic Director of The Old Vic reminisces about his career on stage and screen. 2015-03-292015-03-29 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
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The out-going Artistic Director of The Old Vic reminisces about his career on stage and screen.

History Tours
On Soon

Saturday 4th April 2015 - 10.30am | £10, concs £8

 
History Tours Old Vic Theatre Stage Door Manager Ned Seago leads a tour of the historic theatre. 2015-03-142015-04-04 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
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Stage Door Manager Ned Seago leads a tour of the historic theatre.

A Gala Celebration
On Soon

Sunday 19th April 2015 - 6pm | £100-£1000, Premium Seats £2000

 
A Gala Celebration Old Vic Theatre Hugh Bonneville hosts a one-night tribute to Kevin Spacey's 11 years as Artistic Director of The Old Vic, featuring contributions from theatrical friends and colleagues plus musical performances from Annie Lennox and Sting. All proceeds from the evening will go to The Old Vic Endowment Fund. 2015-04-192015-04-19 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
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Hugh Bonneville hosts a one-night tribute to Kevin Spacey's 11 years as Artistic Director of The Old Vic, featuring contributions from theatrical friends and colleagues plus musical performances from Annie Lennox and Sting. All proceeds from the evening will go to The Old Vic Endowment Fund.

High Society Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

30th April to 22nd August 2015 | Mon to Thu £16-£60, Fri & Sat £16-£65

 
High Society Old Vic Theatre Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the round, in which the socialite Tracy Lord finds that three suitors add to the general ... 2015-04-302015-08-22 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
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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

The Commitments Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st September 2013 to 13th September 2015 | Sep 21-30, Oct 1-7 previews £5-£33.75, Oct 8-31, Nov 1-30, Dec 1-31, Jan 1-26 £10-£67.50

 
The Commitments Palace Theatre Roddy Doyle's bestselling novel 'The Commitments', best known as a hit film in the 1990s, comes to the London stage more than 25 years after the book first published. The show, which took more than ... 2013-09-212015-09-13 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1A 4AF
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Flintoff & Holcroft: Balls Out 2015

Monday 20th July 2015 - 7.30pm | £25, Premium Seats £50 inc meet and greet with Freddie after the show

 
Flintoff & Holcroft: Balls Out 2015 Palace Theatre The podcast featuring Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and Clyde Holcroft takes to the stage with stories and anecdotes, including the truth about the infamous Ashes traffic-stopping bus tour and Flintoff's world record-breaking marathons for Sport Relief. 2015-07-202015-07-20 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1A 4AF
Category: Theatres

The podcast featuring Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and Clyde Holcroft takes to the stage with stories and anecdotes, including the truth about the infamous Ashes traffic-stopping bus tour and Flintoff's world record-breaking marathons for Sport Relief.

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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

Jersey Boys Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

15th March 2014 to 25th October 2015 | £20-£60

 
Jersey Boys Piccadilly Theatre Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre is the tale of four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who went on to become a chart-topping close harmony group. Frankie Valli and the ... 2014-03-152015-10-25 Where:
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street London, W1D 7DY
Category: Theatres
Gilbert O'Sullivan

Monday 15th June 2015 - 7pm | £42.25

 
Gilbert O'Sullivan Piccadilly Theatre Soft rock singer-songwriter known for his hits including Nothing Rhymed and Clair. 2015-06-152015-06-15 Where:
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street London, W1D 7DY
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Soft rock singer-songwriter known for his hits including Nothing Rhymed and Clair.

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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.

 
 

Events at Playhouse Theatre

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015 | £24.50-£59.50

 
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Playhouse Theatre Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical theatre debut in the UK premiere of Women on ... 2014-12-172015-05-09 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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Miss Saigon Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

3rd May 2014 to 19th December 2015 | £27.50-£67.50

 
Miss Saigon Prince Edward Theatre Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward Theatre. The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil enjoyed a record-breaking run at the ... 2014-05-032015-12-19 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.

 
 

Events at Prince of Wales Theatre

The Book of Mormon Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th February 2013 to 25th July 2015 | £37.50-£150

 
The Book of Mormon Prince of Wales Theatre Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With a helping hand from the composer (Robert Lopez) of Avenue Q, this ballsy comedy has ... 2013-02-252015-07-25 Where:
Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street London, W1D 6AS
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Kerry Ellis: Live & Unplugged

Thursday 7th May 2015 - 10.45pm | £22 & £27.50, standing £12.50

 
Kerry Ellis: Live & Unplugged Prince of Wales Theatre The singer and musical theatre actress, who was recently on stage as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, performs an intimate set of reinterpretations of songs from her shows plus a few surprises. 2015-05-072015-05-07 Where:
Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street London, W1D 6AS
Category: Theatres

The singer and musical theatre actress, who was recently on stage as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium, performs an intimate set of reinterpretations of songs from her shows plus a few surprises.

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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

1st January 2010 to 5th September 2015 - Various Times | £20-£65, Premium Tickets £95

 
Les Miserables Queen's Theatre Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats ... 2010-01-012015-09-05 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.

 
 

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Gypsy Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th March to 18th July 2015 | £32-£63, Premium Seats £87-£127, Mar 28-31, Apr 1-14 previews £25-£96

 
Gypsy Savoy Theatre Imelda Staunton stars as Mama Rose in the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Gypsy which comes to London after much speculation and anticipation. Based on the memoirs of ... 2015-03-282015-07-18 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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Memphis The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

9th October 2014 to 31st October 2015 | £20-£67.50

 
Memphis The Musical Shaftesbury Theatre Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis. Already a smash hit on Broadway and following a triumphant 55-city North ... 2014-10-092015-10-31 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.

 
 

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The Mousetrap Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st August 2010 to 27th June 2015 - Various Times | £16.60-£63.10

 
The Mousetrap St. Martin's Theatre The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 years. Playing at St Martin's Theatre, it's a classic murder mystery set in a remote ... 2010-08-012015-06-27 Where:
St. Martin's Theatre, West Street London, WC2H 0DP
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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.

 
 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

22nd May 2013 to 4th June 2016 | £16.50-£92.50

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Theatre Royal Drury Lane Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells the heart-warming tale of Charlie Bucket and his fortunate discovery of a life-changing golden ... 2013-05-222016-06-04 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
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House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards

Sunday 10th May 2015 - 6.30pm | phone for availability

 
House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards Theatre Royal Drury Lane For the first time, members of the public are allowed to attend the most glittering night in the television calendar, walking the red carpet alongside celebrities and enjoying the ceremony, which honours the best of British talent. 2015-05-102015-05-10 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
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For the first time, members of the public are allowed to attend the most glittering night in the television calendar, walking the red carpet alongside celebrities and enjoying the ceremony, which honours the best of British talent.

Lulu

Sunday 17th May 2015 - 7pm | £32.50-£55, VIP tickets £99

 
Lulu Theatre Royal Drury Lane The feisty Scottish singer and actress, best known for Shout, her Eurovision-winning song Boom Bang-a-Bang and her collaboration with Take That on Relight My Fire. 2015-05-172015-05-17 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
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The feisty Scottish singer and actress, best known for Shout, her Eurovision-winning song Boom Bang-a-Bang and her collaboration with Take That on Relight My Fire.

ABC

Sunday 8th November 2015 - 7pm | £35-£75

 
ABC Theatre Royal Drury Lane New wave as Martin Fry and his band perform The Lexicon Of Love in full. 2015-11-082015-11-08 Where:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JF
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New wave as Martin Fry and his band perform The Lexicon Of Love in full.

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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

The Father
Now On

11th March to 11th April 2015 - Various Times | £17.50-£30, Mar 11-16 previews £17.50-£25

 
The Father Trafalgar Studios Alex Ferns and June Watson play the Captain and his wife Laura, whose disagreement over the future of their daughter triggers an all-out war in a new version of August Strindberg's Naturalistic tragedy by Laurie Slade. Directed by Abbey Wright. 2015-03-112015-04-11 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
Category: Theatres

Alex Ferns and June Watson play the Captain and his wife Laura, whose disagreement over the future of their daughter triggers an all-out war in a new version of August Strindberg's Naturalistic tragedy by Laurie Slade. Directed by Abbey Wright.

The Ruling Class Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th January to 11th April 2015 | £15-£52.50

 
The Ruling Class Trafalgar Studios Atonement actor James McAvoy who played a highly acclaimed Macbeth in an all-Scottish production here two years ago, returns to Jamie Lloyd's Traf Transformed season at Trafalgar Studio to play Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic ... 2015-01-162015-04-11 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
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Golem
On Soon

15th April to 22nd May 2015 - Various Times | £20-£59.50

 
Golem Trafalgar Studios A colourful and philosophical multimedia fantasy from theatre collective 1927, which combines original animation, music and performance to question what happens when man and machine become intertwined. Written and directed by Suzanne Andrade. 2015-04-152015-05-22 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
Category: Theatres

A colourful and philosophical multimedia fantasy from theatre collective 1927, which combines original animation, music and performance to question what happens when man and machine become intertwined. Written and directed by Suzanne Andrade.

Bomber's Moon
On Soon

20th April to 23rd May 2015 - Various Times | £15-£25, Premium Seats £40

 
Bomber's Moon Trafalgar Studios Engine House in association with Park Theatre present William Ivory's touching drama about the battle of wits between a former RAF gunner and his new care assistant, who have both been through the wars. Directed by Matt Aston and starring James Bolam and Steve John Shepherd. Contains strong language. 2015-04-202015-05-23 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
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Engine House in association with Park Theatre present William Ivory's touching drama about the battle of wits between a former RAF gunner and his new care assistant, who have both been through the wars. Directed by Matt Aston and starring James Bolam and Steve John Shepherd. Contains strong language.

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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

Oppenheimer
Now On

27th March to 23rd May 2015 - Various Times | £25-£49.50, Premium Seats £65, Mar 27-31 previews £12.50-£24.75, Premium Seats previews £32.50

 
Oppenheimer Vaudeville Theatre Angus Jackson directs Tom Morton-Smith's historical drama about the Manhattan Project and the discovery of atomic fission during the Second World War. John Heffernan plays American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who wrestles with the personal cost of creating a weapon to end all conflicts. 2015-03-272015-05-23 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
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Angus Jackson directs Tom Morton-Smith's historical drama about the Manhattan Project and the discovery of atomic fission during the Second World War. John Heffernan plays American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who wrestles with the personal cost of creating a weapon to end all conflicts.

Di and Viv and Rose Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

22nd January to 23rd May 2015 | £15-£49.50, Premium Seats £55 & £65

 
Di and Viv and Rose Vaudeville Theatre Following its sell out success at Hampstead Theatre, 'Di and Viv and Rose', a heart-warming play by Amelia Bullmore transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End and Tamzin Outhwaite, star of the original, ... 2015-01-222015-05-23 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
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Just Jim Dale Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

26th May to 20th June 2015 | £20-£45, Premium Seats £65

 
Just Jim Dale Vaudeville Theatre In his "light-footed and lovable new solo show" (The New York Times) the Tony and Grammy award-winning singer, dancer, comedian and Shakespearean actor takes us on a whistle-stop tour through his career laden with showbusiness ... 2015-05-262015-06-20 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
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In his "light-footed and lovable new solo show" (The New York Times) the Tony and Grammy award-winning singer, dancer, comedian and Shakespearean actor takes us on a whistle-stop tour through his career laden with showbusiness ...more

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

24th June to 7th November 2015 | £25-£55, Premium Seats £67.50

 
The Importance Of Being Earnest Vaudeville Theatre David Suchet, best known for his role as the precise Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, purses his lips as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde's razor-sharp satire on Victorian manners. Famously, The Importance of Being Earnest centres ... 2015-06-242015-11-07 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
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I Believe in Unicorns Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st to 30th August 2015 | £17.50, Premium Seats £25

 
I Believe in Unicorns Vaudeville Theatre Back at the Vaudeville Theatre following a successful run here last year, Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents ... 2015-08-012015-08-30 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
Category: Theatres

Back at the Vaudeville Theatre following a successful run here last year, Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents ...more

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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.

 
 

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Billy Elliot Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

22nd March 2005 to 19th December 2015 | £19.50-£68.50

 
Billy Elliot Victoria Palace Theatre Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even more affecting on the stage of the Victoria Palace ... 2005-03-222015-12-19 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.

 
 

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A View From The Bridge Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

11th February to 11th April 2015 | Mon-Thu £19.50-£59.50, Fri & Sat £24.50-£62.50

 
A View From The Bridge Wyndham's Theatre Ivo Van Hove's five star Young Vic stripped-back production of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, which picked up two prizes at the Critics' Circle theatre awards ahead of its West End transfer to ... 2015-02-112015-04-11 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0DA
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Ivo Van Hove's five star Young Vic stripped-back production of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, which picked up two prizes at the Critics' Circle theatre awards ahead of its West End transfer to ...more

American Buffalo On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th April to 27th June 2015 | £15-£62.50

 
American Buffalo Wyndham's Theatre Homeland star Damian Lewis stars in Daniel Evans' production, of David Mamet's drama, American Buffalo, in which three small-time crooks plan a big heist, but a number of errors lead to divided loyalties and a ... 2015-04-162015-06-27 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0DA
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The Mentalists

3rd July to 26th September 2015 - Various Times | £19.50-£59.50, Premium Seats £89 & £99, Jul 3-12 previews £9.50-£49.50, Premium Seats previews £79 & £89

 
The Mentalists Wyndham's Theatre Stephen Merchant makes his West End debut opposite Steffan Rhodri in Richard Bean's darkly comic two-hander about friends Ted and Morrie, a fanatic and an off-duty hairdresser, who confront the darker side of their unique relationship while holed up in a London hotel room. Directed by Abbey Wright. 2015-07-032015-09-26 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0DA
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