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Ticketmaster's West End Theatre Guide

Ticketmaster’s West End Guide is dedicated to the best London Theatre shows and entertainment for 2019. Whether you’re looking for West End theatre tickets for today, tomorrow or months in advance, we’ve got you covered with listings to over 60 shows currently on sale in the West End.

We’re the only place outside of the box office where you can buy tickets for the ground-breaking musical HamiltonMagic Mike LIVE and the record-breaking, Olivier Award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two.

Our London Theatre guide is designed to help you find tickets to your next favourite show, from featured new musicals and plays – hand-picked by our West End experts – to listings for some of the longest-running legacy shows like The Phantom of the OperaLes MisérablesWickedMAMMA MIA! and Disney’s The Lion King, both of which celebrate 20 years in the West End in 2019.

Want to buy London West End Theatre tickets for tonight? That’s no problem. Our West End Guide lists all shows currently on sale in the West End so you can explore musicals and plays by date of performance and secure your tickets for that last-minute treat.

Looking for the perfect gift? West End theatre tickets make the perfect gift for someone you love and with our discounted offers you can even save yourself a few pennies while making someone’s night.

With West End theatre shows on every day of the week, you’re bound to find something you’ll love. So, what are you waiting for? Discover your new favourite show in our West End London Theatre guide for 2019.

Discover more theatre content, including cast interviews and new tour announcements here. 

FAQs

Are West End shows and London theatres open on Sundays?

Most West End theatres are closed on Sundays, but there are some exceptions to this rule if you want to catch a London Theatre show at the weekend.

The following musicals and theatre shows can be attended on Sundays in London:

Are theatres open on Mondays?

The majority of West End theatres have performances on Monday nights, but some of those shows that have Sunday performances close on Mondays. You can’t see Six the MusicalMatildaThe Comedy About a Bank RobberyThe Play That Goes WrongThe Woman in Black, Disney’s The Lion KingThriller LIVEHarry Potter and the Cursed Child or Fiddler on the Roof on Mondays.

When are West End Theatre showtimes?

Evening performances of London Theatre shows by and large start at 19:30 every night that there is a performance, but there is some variation on this. The following shows’ evening performances do not start until 19:45 nightly:

On Thursday nights Six the Musical performs a late-night show from 21:00, and at 20:00 on other evenings. Matilda the Musical starts evening performances at 19:00 and The Woman in Black doesn’t have curtain up until 20:00.

When are London Theatre matinees?

Matinees vary depending on the show. Traditionally shows have a Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 14:30 but some shows that run on Sundays often include a matinee performance here instead of one mid-week.

On Wednesdays, Matilda and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child matinees start at 14:00. On Saturdays, these times remain the same, and the following shows also vary their curtain-up from the usual 14:30 showtime at weekends:

The Mousetrap has matinees on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 15:00 and on Saturdays at 16:00.

In addition, the following shows have matinees on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays, which is becoming increasingly more common:

What are the best shows in London West End Theatre at the moment?

Our guide covers all of the top theatre shows in London. Much-loved legacy shows such as The Phantom of the OperaLes MisérablesWicked and Disney’s The Lion King often top lists for the most popular show in West End theatres.

New shows like Hamilton, WaitressCome From Away and Only Fools and Horses the Musical are all must-sees, and the West End is gearing up for the arrival of shows such as Dear Evan HansenSoldier of Orange and BIG the Musical.

Where is the West End in London?

London’s West End is famous for its world-class theatre productions. The West End is located in central London, west of the City of London and generally makes up the areas around Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The West End includes theatres such as the Piccadilly Theatre behind Piccadilly Circus,Victoria Palace Theatre on Victoria Street, the London Palladium Theatre on Argyll St Soho, The Prince Edward Theatre on Old Compton St and the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. It also includes the Savoy Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre, Trafalgar Studios and the Lyceum Theatre amongst many more.

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Where can I listen to West End Music?

If you’re looking to listen to some of the best show tunes and West End musical songs, then check out our West End Theatre playlist here.

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