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
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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.

 
 
 

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 to 27th October 2018 | from £15

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical Dominion Theatre 2018-04-022018-10-27 Where:
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 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

Katie Piper: What's in My Head
On Soon

Monday 21st May 2018 - 7.30pm | £24.75, at least £10 of the ticket price goes straight to The Katie Piper Foundation

 
Katie Piper: What's in My Head Duchess Theatre 2018-05-212018-05-21 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
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The media personality discusses inner beauty and her journey to self-confidence following a brutal acid attack.

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

Monday 4th June 2018 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | £21.25

 
Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired Duchess Theatre 2018-06-042018-06-04 Where:
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street London, WC2B 5LA
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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.

 
 

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The Moderate Soprano Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

5th April to 30th June 2018 | From £15

 
The Moderate Soprano Duke of York's Theatre 2018-04-052018-06-30 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martins Lane London, WC2N 4BG
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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.

 
 
 
 

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
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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 Ferryman Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018 | £19.50, £29.50, £49.50, £79.50

 
The Ferryman Gielgud Theatre 2017-06-202018-05-19 Where:
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6AR
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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

Cirque Berserk! Now On Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

19th April to 7th May 2018 | £10-£39.50 (premiums £55), Children half price (suitable for ages 5+)

 
Cirque Berserk! Harold Pinter Theatre 2018-04-192018-05-07 Where:
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DN
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Combining contemporary circus skills with thrilling stunt action, Cirque Berserk is a danger-filled spectacle that promises to amaze audiences of all ages. Acts include the "off the scale awesome" (Daily Telegraph) ...more

Consent Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

29th May to 11th August 2018 | £15-£85

 
Consent Harold Pinter Theatre 2018-05-292018-08-11 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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Frozen Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

9th February to 5th May 2018 | £10-£55, Premium Seats £85

 
Frozen Haymarket Theatre Royal 2018-02-092018-05-05 Where:
Haymarket Theatre Royal, Haymarket London, SW1Y 4HT
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Tartuffe On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th May to 28th July 2018 | £15, £25, £35, £45, £55, £70, 90, £110

 
Tartuffe Haymarket Theatre Royal 2018-05-252018-07-28 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.

 
 
 
 

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
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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 Waterboys
On Soon

Friday 27th April 2018 - 7.30pm | £40-£49

 
The Waterboys London Palladium 2018-04-272018-04-27 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
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Scottish folk-rock outfit led by Mike Scott, the only original and constant band member, supporting their forthcoming studio album due to be released this year.

Bryan Ferry
On Soon

Tuesday 1st May 2018 - 7pm | £35-£85

 
Bryan Ferry London Palladium 2018-05-012018-05-01 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
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The former pottery teacher and Roxy Music frontman performs his pop-influenced art rock hits, including Jealous Guy and Let's Stick Together.

Don Mclean
On Soon

Wednesday 9th May 2018 - 7.30pm | £37.50

 
Don Mclean London Palladium 2018-05-092018-05-09 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
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The iconic American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for the hit song American Pie, performs his folk and rock originals.

Gary Barlow On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th, 18th and 19th May 2018 | £55-£75

 
Gary Barlow London Palladium 2018-05-172018-05-19 Where:
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF
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Gary Barlow, the Ivor Novello award-winning Take That front-man and the former X Factor judge, heads out on a solo tour with his commercial pop tunes. The singer-songwriter will be touring the UK in 2018, ...more

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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
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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
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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
On Soon

19th Jan, 19th Feb, 19th Mar, 16th Apr, 14th May, 11th Jun and 9th Jul 2018 - 7.30pm | £20-£50

 
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2017-09-182018-07-09 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
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We're Going On A Bear Hunt (Over 3s)

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

 
We're Going On A Bear Hunt (Over 3s) Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 2018-07-042018-09-02 Where:
Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 7ES
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Sally Cookson's adaptation of Michael Rosen's popular children's book.

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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

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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Quiz Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

31st March to 16th June 2018 | £15-£67.50, Premium Seats £95

 
Quiz Noel Coward Theatre 2018-03-312018-06-16 Where:
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4AU
Category: Theatres
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore 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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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.

 
 

Events at Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia! Ongoing

6th September 2012 to 20th October 2018 | Mon-Fri £15-£65, Premium Seats £75-£90, Sat £15-£69.50, Premium Seats £79.50-£95

 
Mamma Mia! Novello Theatre 2012-09-062018-10-20 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

Mood Music Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st April to 30th June 2018 | £12-£65

 
Mood Music Old Vic Theatre 2018-04-212018-06-30 Where:
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut London, SE1 8NB
Category: Theatres
A Monster Calls 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

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

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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 I
Ongoing

1st January 2017 to 21st October 2018 - Various Times | £15-£65, phone for availability, the next release of advance tickets will be Dec 2017

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I Palace Theatre 2017-01-012018-10-21 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1A 4AF
Category: Theatres
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Ongoing

1st January 2017 to 21st October 2018 - Various Times | £15-£65, phone for availability, the next release of advance tickets will be Dec 2017

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II Palace Theatre 2017-01-012018-10-21 Where:
Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1A 4AF
Category: Theatres
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

7th June 2016 to 22nd July 2018 | £20-£130

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Palace Theatre 2016-06-072018-07-22 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

Strictly Ballroom The Musical Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th March to 21st July 2018 | Mon-Thu £15-£72.50, Fri & Sat £15-£79.50, Mar 16-Apr 11 Mon-Thu previews £15-£62.50, Fri & Sat previews £15-£69.50, tickets on sale Sep 8, 2pm

 
Strictly Ballroom The Musical Piccadilly Theatre 2018-03-162018-07-21 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 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
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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 Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th May 2016 to 2nd June 2018 | £69.75, £49.75, £44.75, Premium Tickets: £89.75

 
Aladdin Prince Edward Theatre 2016-05-272018-06-02 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.

 
 
 

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
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Eric Bibb
On Soon

Sunday 6th May 2018 - 7.30pm | £34.25-£36.75

 
Eric Bibb Savoy Theatre 2018-05-062018-05-06 Where:
Savoy Theatre, Strand London, WC2R 0ET
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The American-born singer and versatile guitarist performs blues infused with gospel and soul.

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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 5th January 2019 | Mon-Thu £29.50-£69.50, Premium Seats £89, Fri & Sat £35-£75, Premium Seats £99

 
Motown The Musical Shaftesbury Theatre 2016-02-112019-01-05 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.

 
 

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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
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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.

 
 

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The Grinning Man Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

5th December 2017 to 5th May 2018 | £22.50-£85

 
The Grinning Man Trafalgar Studios 2017-12-052018-05-05 Where:
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall London, SW1A 2DY
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Killer Joe On Soon 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
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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.

 
 

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An Ideal Husband
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20th April to 14th July 2018 - Various Times | £19.50-£55, Premium Seats £75

 
An Ideal Husband Vaudeville Theatre 2018-04-202018-07-14 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand London, WC2R 0NH
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The Importance Of Being Earnest

20th July to 20th October 2018 - Various Times | £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
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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.

 
 

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Red On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th May to 28th July 2018 | £10-£69, Premium Seats £99

 
Red Wyndham's Theatre 2018-05-042018-07-28 Where:
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0DA
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