Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ GB

Bat Out of Hell

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4.7/5 - based on 568 reviews
  • Starring: Christina Bennington, Andrew Polec
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About Bat Out of Hell

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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Christina Bennington, Andrew Polec

Bat Out of Hell description

The Dominion Theatre is the venue for a show that's set to rock your world. If you love Meat Loaf's unique musical style in all its humorous, loud and proud glory, you'll never forget this particularly big night out. Bat Out of Hell features more than twenty massive songs from the Loaf, set to a plot that'll have your heart racing ten to the dozen. Huge fun, eagerly anticipated, don't miss it!

Bat Out Of Hell is inspired by the albums of the same name, with tunes by the brilliant songwriter Jim Steinman and Jay Scheib at the helm. It's no surprise it has made it to the stage, joining a host of music industry stars whose songs have been immortalised in top class musicals.

In a way it's surprising it took so long for Steinman and Meatloafs' extraordinary rock opera to make it to the stage. It's been on Steinman's mind for some time, by all accounts, so it's fantastic to finally see it on the way to the West End.

Bat Out of Hell – The story

Expect twenty or more classics from the Loaf, woven into a story you'll revel in. Are you ready to rock? The story goes like this: young Strat is stuck in a post-apocalyptic world and he'd do anything for love. Being madly passionate about the mad dictator Falco's daughter is a risky business – will romance win the day?

The musical knits together classic tunes from all three Bat Out of Hell albums, a plot that does full justice to the music's power, drama and massive electric charge.

Expect plenty of singing and dancing to spice up the action, and plenty of humour too – a staple of the personality behind the music. By all account Meat Loaf is a very funny man, and while the fine details of this hit-in-the-making of a musical are yet to be revealed, the signs are looking good. Very good.

Best of all, the word on the streets is there'll be a few brand new Steinman songs to add to the classics we all know and love. If your idea of a great night out includes top music plus themes of love and loss, you've got it. There might even be the occasional motorbike on stage. You'll have to wait and see!

Bat Out of Hell tickets – A stage musical legend in the making

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Bat Out of Hell reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 568 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (62%)
Families (63%)
Teenagers (81%)
Couples (90%)
Theatregoers (88%)
Latest customer reviews
Robert
One word ‘Amazing’

Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Dennis
Go see it!

Reviewed on 08 January 2019 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Shaun
A show never to be walked on by.

Have seen this show three times, each time i was left in the same place, when can i buy a ticket to see it again? Very sad to see the last performance but know the beat will live forever via You Tube.

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Farnborough, United Kingdom

Jane
Energetic

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Tina
Amazing voices and dancing supported by unusual but poweful staging

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Robin
Wow, just Wow!!

The music, singing and band were top class. Lots of surprises, and although we may have got used to these being Meatloaf songs, it didn't matter who sang them, male or female.

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Banbury, United Kingdom

Jackie
Amazing Vibrant Show

I saw this 6 times so you can see I LOVED IT. Amazing show, cast and energy!

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

martine
Wonderful experience

Fantastic show. Shame it's the last one.

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Wanda
Enjoyed it tremendously. Highly recommended

I loved the show. Loved the music

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Loraine
BRILLIANT

If you like Meatloaf and Jim Steinman you'll love it. But even if not I think you could be fan by the end of the show. Just a shame it ends today. Let's hope they bring it back with the same lead cast.

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Orpington, United Kingdom

Mark
My first musical

Amazing!!

Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by , Buckley, United Kingdom

philip
Amateur acting and terrible storyline so bad we left at interval

Thank goodness it is finishing tomorrow!!

Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by , Braintree, United Kingdom

dianne
A definite must see!!

Have no dislikes about the show or theatre at all. Loved every minute of it!!

Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by , Carlinghow, United Kingdom

Susan
Strong show

Strong show but very good. Probably not recommended for children.

Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by , Birmingham, United Kingdom

Richard
An excellent show

Fantastic set and lighting, slick scene changes and excellent effects. Imaginative choreography. Music to give you goosebumps. Not to be missed.

Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by , Harpenden, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Awesome show, one of the best I’ve seen!

Absolutely fantastic show, fabulous music .. great story. Enjoyed the few funny bits .. highly recommended.

Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by , March, United Kingdom

Nigel
Awesome

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Church Crookham, United Kingdom

Penelope
Must see

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Watlington, United Kingdom

kathleen
Fantastic

Very good

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Chesham, United Kingdom

Terry
FANTASTIC

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Keith, United Kingdom

Alan
So much energy, so much emotion.

Come. See. Enjoy.

Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by , Barnet, United Kingdom

GREGORY
Loved the show

Amazing energy, whole audience was standing and clapping by the last song

Reviewed on 31 December 2018 by , Toronto, Canada

ruth
Up lifting 3 hours

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Berkshire, United Kingdom

Hayley
Best ever

I was very impressed! Best musical I’ve seen, everyone’s singing was incredible, never heard anything so amazing 😀

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Andover, United Kingdom

David

This was our second time to see Bat out of Hell and it was just as good second time round we took our Friends who were pleasantly suprised with the quality of the production well done to everyone concerned.

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Halesowen, United Kingdom

JOHN
Awesome

Great show, just nailed it. Cast were brilliant and Meat would be proud

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Melboune, Australia

Amanda
Wasn’t sure about the story

Really enjoyed this show..strong voices and great young talent. Effects were fabulous although a bit too much to follow at times. Highly recommended

Reviewed on 30 December 2018 by , Devonshire, Bermuda

Ann
A show with a difference

The show was excellent as it held you in suspense as to what would happen. We had a seat in the front stalls which we thought was a very good seat as you felt part of the show. I did not feel that this show would be a good idea for young children.

Reviewed on 27 December 2018 by , Leigh-on-sea, United Kingdom

Karen
Not what you expect!!!

Sit in middle seating very obstructing on wing

Reviewed on 23 December 2018 by , East Geelong, Australia

Emily
If you like rock music, it’s a must see!

Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by , Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Clare
Fantastic show for fans of Meatloaf

Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by , Redhill, United Kingdom

Amy
Gripping

Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by , Wicken, United Kingdom

Joanne
AWESOME SHOW

One of the best musicals ever. You left the theatre on a real high. Would definitely go and see it again

Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by , Varsity Lakes, Australia

Jason
Energetic and Fun

Great show kept me entertained from start to finish, great vocalists. I would highly recommend seeing it before it ends.

Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Lance
Deservedly rated London's best theatrical production

I attended the Bat Out of Hell show on December 19th 2018 with my wife, having already seen the production with my daughter in August. I simply HAD to bring my wife up from Brighton to see the show and could barely wait for her to see it over those four months. Fantastic vocal performances by all principle characters, great stage production, wonderful musical direction and so very moving that we were both reduced to tears during and even after the show. I cannot recommend this show highly enough and thank Jim Steinman for the incredible music which inspired it.

Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by , Brighton, United Kingdom

Hanneloreq
Fantasic !

Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by , Walton On The Naze, United Kingdom

Monika
The lighting and sounds effect were amazing, created an amazing effect. The whole show in general is really worth the watch! Amazing!

Reviewed on 19 December 2018 by , Gravesend, United Kingdom

Jane
Disappointing

Disappointing. Poor story line and acting. Rather bored and left at the interval

Reviewed on 19 December 2018 by , Hundon, United Kingdom

Simon
Oh my God it was dreadful

there's no story! the cast can sing and all seem to be trying their hardest, but the music is terrible, story-line is non-existent and the acting awful. We left at the interval.

Reviewed on 18 December 2018 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Loud, rock and roll, rebellion, pure energy

Wow, the singing and the music was incredible - the live orchestra amazing. Although the story is a little cheesy I think quite a clever weaving together of the Meat Loaf songs where they all make sense within the storyline: clever writing. The singing was incredible. How these performers so this every night or even more is just crazy. Go see it before it goes off. Such a shame it is finishing. Maybe it was put into a theatre that was too big. It is a great theatre and I hope it gets put on to a smaller one somewhere else or what a waste!

Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Simon

The old Meatloaf songs are good. The story line I was not sure about, stage and set were very good.

Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by , Thornton Heath, United Kingdom

Kenneth
Great songs

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Prestonpans, United Kingdom

Ruth
One of the best

Great music, excellent singers, band, just amazing

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Nottwil, Switzerland

judith
Amazing show!!

I love it so much. Been 5 times. Devastated it's closing. Don't know what i will do now!!!!

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Wickford, United Kingdom

Chris
Best musical production ever

The production, the set, the music were fantastic. If you have the chance make time to see this, you won’t be disappointed

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Nicola
Rock n roll perfection!

Amazing music, amazing singing & dancing - a must see for anyone who loves Meatloaf

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Barbara
Not to be missed.

Absolutely fantastic, the songs brought to life in a new way , goose bumps throughout.

Reviewed on 15 December 2018 by , Telford, United Kingdom

Robert
Not to be missed!

I simply love this show. On seven occasions I have been privileged to see this wonderful cast, listen to the outstanding musicians and watch the unbelievable production. On each of those seven visits I have been in awe at the commitment that the personnel involved show in entertaining those lucky enough to be present. I have tickets for the final show on the 5th January, but I may try and fit one more in before that exciting but sad occasion. BOOH has spoiled me from viewing musical theatre from this point onwards. All future shows I see have a lot to live up to. This production has set the bar very high. Thank you to all those involved. ,

Reviewed on 14 December 2018 by , Westgate On Sea, United Kingdom

Jessica
Special effects spectacular

Special effects were spectacular, music and songs were fantastic. Highly recommend!!

Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by , Dunstable, United Kingdom

Jordan
Weird and wonderful

Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Susan

Loads of energy. Incredible and very clever staging - very atmospheric. Great singing (although don’t expect it to sound like MeatLoaf). Not much of a story but it really didn’t matter.

Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by , Hitchin, Herts, United Kingdom

Lynda
Ab fab

Was brilliant

Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by , Nether Wyndings, United Kingdom

Lindsay
A must see show amazing !

The show was amazing cant say enough about spectacular lighting & effects , the cast are brilliant actors with amazing voices , my second time seeing it !

Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by , Dartford, United Kingdom

John
An attack on your emotions! Fanbloodytastic!!!!

Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by , Hockley, United Kingdom

Simon
The best musical score ever to hit the West End stage.

Astonishingly beautiful. End to end incredible music. Seen it 3 times and the cast continue to give it 110% every time. Catch it while you can.

Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by , Dorking, United Kingdom

Tracey
Underwhelming

Please don’t expect to enjoy the show, don’t sing along or move or even look as if you might smile. The show is only for people who don’t have any personality.

Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by , Crowborough, United Kingdom

Karen Eie
A classical music experience

Reviewed on 11 December 2018 by , Gadstrup, Denmark

Ruth
Brilliant!

Was brilliant!

Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Hexham, United Kingdom

Peter
Not what you might expect.

Fistly, a fantastic evenings entertainment. Not what you might expect as the performance is loosely based on Peter and Wendy / Lost Boys, it incorporates the music of Meat Loaf. Dual cameras included in the performance adds to the visuals, and the 3D, (although sparse) is excellent. Seats L2/L3 Stalls, advertised as non restricted view, was in fact restricted to anything on the far right of stage.

Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by , Ely, United Kingdom

John
Rocking good show

Tremendous original set and a very young energetic and talented caste.

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by , Broadstairs, United Kingdom

Raymond
Amazing!!!

Go see it before it ends! Stunning production that blew me away with the performances and vocals

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Anne
Super show

Feel good show. Really enthusiastic cast. Loved it. Lovely theatre but it was very cool at the start as the air con was on.

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Rostrevor, United Kingdom

Dale
Full Throttle

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Gilfach Goch, United Kingdom

Jsell
Just brilliant

Seen the show rwice. Row F circle provides perfect view. This is the best musical by far.

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Donna
Bursting with energy

Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by , Kenley, United Kingdom

odette
Rock fest

Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Frances m
Absolutely excellent!

What an amazing show! Full of amazing singers, musicians and actors. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Stuart
Best musical ever

Really great show best ever.

Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Stuart
Great show shame its ending

Brilliant show love it. A must see for Bat fans.

Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Jacquie
Upbeat show

Seen three tunes now, upbeat show leaving you with a great feeling when you leave. Seen once with main cast members and twice with understudies, loved the main characters and would have liked to see them again but certainly did not spoil anything with the understudies.

Reviewed on 04 December 2018 by , Folkestone, United Kingdom

BEVERLY
Energy

Dancing, singing, music and acting was amazing Story line was a little confusing Lightning and stage settings were excellent

Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by , Malvern, United Kingdom

tracey
excellent

have seen this show for three years running at least twice a year & each time there are slight differences so makes it fresh each time. cast are so believable & music & stage changes are really good. there are a few flashing light times.

Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by , Dagenham, United Kingdom

Annette
Spectacular show

What a brilliant all round show but I would stress there are sexual connotations so not suitable for young children. The special effects were out of this world a must see

Reviewed on 02 December 2018 by , Feltham, United Kingdom

Maria
Brilliant

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Huntingdon, United Kingdom

David
Interesting

Unfortunately our experience was spoilt by a number of drunks sitting two rows in front of us.

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Barnard Castle, Co.durham, United Kingdom

Vyvyan
If you like meat loaf then this is the show for you

It takes time to understand the story but stick with it

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Arundel, United Kingdom

Paul
Excellent all round show

Watched Bat Out Of Hell today and was totally impressed would advise to see this before it closes maybe not for young children because of adult themes but one of the best shows I’ve seen totally excellent

Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

Geoffrey
Great entertainment

Came with open mind! Enjoyed every moment!!

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , Billericay, United Kingdom

Stuart
Bat at its best

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

Charles
Great music

Reviewed on 29 November 2018 by , Bossier City, United States Of America

Karen
Explosive, dynamic and brilliant

Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

Paul
Entertaining

Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom

Peter
Heavenly, Hell of a show.

I was told there would be newspaper on the seat explaining the back story but there weren’t any. Having said that we soon picked up the plot although the music was the most important item.

Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by , Basildon, United Kingdom

Trevor
Wonderful

Seen this twice, second time was a singalong and what a great party there was with a wonderful atmosphere and everyone joining in with the classics. The show is brilliantly staged, sound is fantastic and all the performances excellent. If you are a Steinman fan don't miss this treat.

Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by , Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

robert
Must see before it ends

For me this is 'west side story' set in 2025 so should appeal to anyone who enjoys brilliant singing, excellent acting and an exceptional storyline. Do not be put off if there are 'understudy or stand ins' everyone in this troupe gives heart and soul to the performance, being a newbie I have only seen it 20 times from the early days in Manchester through the Colosseum to the Dominion. Don't prevaricate - book those tickets now before the show ends and enjoy.

Reviewed on 28 November 2018 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

Elaine
Best show we’ve ever seen.

The whole cast in this production have the most powerful voices I have ever heard. Each time I see this show I like it more and more.

Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by , Northwich, United Kingdom

Robert
Genious, powerful, and inspiring

Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by , Huddinge, Sweden

Michael
Fantastic Show

Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by , Bend, United States Of America

Rebecca
Such fun!

Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

Laura
Amazing, surprises, sing-along

Amazing show. Great view in all seats due to the stage setup.

Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by , Brackley, United Kingdom

Jayne
See it if you like Meatloaf music!

Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by , Alvington, United Kingdom

Tamar
A must see!

Everything I want from a play is Bat Out of Hell. Awesome music, dancing, acting and special effects!

Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

Ariane
Must see if you like rock musicals

100% must-see for Meatloaf/Jim Steinman fans. The songs are great anyway, but are really brought to life in the musical. Stunning.

Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by , Manningtree, United Kingdom

Gail

Spectacular

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Claire

I wouldn’t recommend it for under16’s because if the sexual contents.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by , Fleet, United Kingdom

Sharron
Energetic lively performance

An amazing production with an energetic lively cast. Back for a second time! Sitting close to the stage gave a different perspective and appreciation of the back ground action and dancing. Some amazing special effects and very interesting use of the stage, being multi level. Took older teens who loved the show.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by , Maidenhead, United Kingdom

SAMANTHA
Brilliant exciting show

This show is wonderful for anyone who loves the Meatloaf soundtrack. It is also a love story which has been cleverly written to incorporate all the well known tracks from the Bat out of Hell compilation. Amusing aswell and aimed at an adult audience.

Reviewed on 22 November 2018 by , Scarborough, United Kingdom

Justin
Worth going to see

Really enjoyed show. Music was good by the orchestra and the singing was good too. Story line very simple basic. But show was mostly about the music so does not matter. We really enjoyed it and would recommend people seeing it. Does contain strobe lighting so they should warn people in case anyone has epilepsy for example.

Reviewed on 22 November 2018 by , Irvine, United Kingdom

Michael
Must see - incredible music

Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by , Bruchsal, Germany

Jade
Fantastic Show

I did not have any expectations which was good as it blew me away! Cant help but sing along to the songs and had great energy and vibe! Generally really fun exciting show with quite a lot of comedy aspects too which was great!

Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by , London, United Kingdom

26 Apr
2018
The Break A Leggers

Video review: BAT OUT OUF HELL at the Dominion Theatre

by The Break A Leggers | Thursday, April 26 2018, 14:03

The Break A Leggers - Bat Out Of Hell The Break A Leggers review Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell The Musical at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End. Will it be Break A Leg? Or Leg It!

Video review: BAT OUT OUF HELL at the Dominion Theatre
04 Nov
2016
Phil Willmott

BAT OUT OF HELL Producers Assemble an Exciting Cast of Young Talent

by Phil Willmott | Friday, November 4 2016, 14:57

Christina Bennington and Andrew Polec The full casting has been announced for BAT OUT OF HELL heading to the London Coliseum next June and I'm very excited about the line up.

The casting is daring and imaginative and it’s going to introduce a lot of people to some hot new talent.

BAT OUT OF HELL Producers Assemble an Exciting Cast of Young Talent
19 Aug
2016
Phil Willmott

BAT OUT OF HELL flies into London

by Phil Willmott | Friday, August 19 2016, 14:49

Bat Out of Hell It’s been a long time coming but now finally everything’s in place and it’s been announced that Meatloaf’s most theatrical of albums, BAT OF OUT HELL, will be the basis of a new stage musical, to be staged by Obie Award-winning director Jay Scheib.

The music and lyrics were written by Jim Steinman and the songs on the best selling trilogy of albums performed by Meat Loaf have always had a story linking them together.

BAT OUT OF HELL flies into London