How to Book London Theatre Tickets
Buying theatre tickets from us is very straightforward; click the “Book Tickets” button on any show page, then choose your seats via our live booking platform.
Once payment is completed, you will receive an email confirmation with your booking reference number and eTickets.
Upon arrival at the venue, display the eTickets on your phone or show the box office a printed ticket.
Top London Musicals
If you’re visiting London, we recommend seeing at least one of the following shows.
The Lion King is a spectacular stage production of the classic Disney film. The story is brought to life with beautiful sets, costumes and puppetry, and the music of Elton John and Tim Rice.
Les Miserables is a musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo. The story is set in France during the French Revolution and follows the lives of several characters as they struggle through poverty, love, and loss. The musical features some of the most iconic songs in theatre, including “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own”. The Les Miserables musical production has been running for over 30 years and is one of the most popular musicals in the world.
Tina Turner is a legend, and her story has been transformed into a hit musical! This fantastic show chronicles Tina’s life, from her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her rise to international superstardom. Get ready to rock out to all of Tina’s greatest hits, including “Proud Mary,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Don’t miss your chance to see it!
Mamma Mia is a feel-good musical that has entertained audiences in theatreland for over two decades. The story follows the journey of a young woman, Sophie, as she tries to discover the identity of her father. With the help of her mother’s diary, she narrows down the possibilities to three former Flames of her mother. The story is set to the catchy tunes of ABBA and will leave you with a beaming smile.
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How many theatres are in the West End?
It all depends on your definition of West End theatre! Some classify it as any theatre in the loosely defined entertainment district known as the West End (typically Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Regent Street and their surrounding side streets). The City of Westminster, which contains these areas, is home to 53 theatre venues.
However, some of these theatres are small, independent venues which don’t host big musical productions typically associated with the term ‘West End theatre’. Equally, some of these shows are hosted at venues in other parts of town. By this definition, there are around 40 West End theatres in London. So there’s no excuse for a quiet night in!
What’s on at which theatre?
Theatre Royal Drury Lane – Frozen the Musical
Lyceum Theatre – Lion King
Aldwych Theatre – The Tina Turner Musical
Prince Edward Theatre – Ain’t Too Proud
Cambridge Theatre – Matilda
Apollo Victoria Theatre – Wicked
Savoy Theatre – Pretty Woman
Duchess Theatre – The Play That Goes Wrong
Piccadilly Theatre – Moulin Rouge
Sondheim Theatre – Les Miserables
Trafalgar Theatre – Jersey Boys
Adelphi Theatre – Back to The Future
London Coliseum – We Will Rock You
Apollo Victoria Theatre – Wicked
Novello Theatre – Mamma Mia
Vaudeville Theatre – Six the Musical
Which is the oldest theatre in London’s West End?
The Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in Covent Garden is not just the oldest theatre in the West End but the whole of London. A performance venue has existed on the same site since 1663, though previous Theatre Royal buildings were either demolished for refurbishment or ruined by fire. The current building, a beautiful, Grade I listed example of Regency architecture, was erected in 1812. It also lives up to its name, having hosted every monarch since Charles II. Today, the institution is owned by the king of musicals, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
What’s The longest running musical?
Regarding the West End’s hugely popular musicals, Les Misérables holds the title of the longest-running show, having been wowing audiences non-stop since October 1985. The performance matches Victor Hugo’s heart-wrenching tale of the French Revolution with unforgettable music by Claude-Michel Schönberg. It’s not hard to see why ticket sales are still strong today.
As well as holding the record for the longest-running West End show in the world, it is decorated with multiple Olivier Awards, including taking home the Audience Award for Most Popular Show in 2012 and 2014.
What’s The longest-running play?
Some West End shows never go out of style. The Mousetrap has been continuously showing in the West End since 1952, smashing the record for the longest-running show in British history in 1957 and making it impossible for anyone to beat ever since. It’s the longest-running show anywhere in the world. In 2018 the show marked another remarkable milestone of 27,500 performances. We’re sure its playwright, Agatha Christie, who died in 1976, would be astonished to know her murder mystery is still just as famous today.