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15 Best Musicals in London
London Box Office Editorial Team
by London Box Office Editorial Team,
Last updated on 24 May 2024

15 Best Musicals in London

For decades, London has been renowned for its rich offering of musicals, with classics like The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables continuing to draw in audiences night after night. In recent years, more beloved musicals have taken the stage, including The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and Mamma Mia!—making the West End one of the best places to visit while in London. Our carefully curated guide will help you choose the perfect musical to see the next time you're in town.

  1. MJ the Musical
  2. The Lion King
  3. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
  4. Sister Act
  5. Back to The Future the Musical
  6. Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  7. Mamma Mia!
  8. Hamilton
  9. Les Miserables
  10. The Book of Mormon
  11. Phantom of the Opera
  12. Wicked
  13. Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical
  14. Matilda The Musical
  15. SIX
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MJ The Musical - The 10-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is in London!

Tickets from £24.00

MJ The Musical is an electrifying tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The new musical showcases his iconic music, legendary dance moves, and unparalleled influence on pop culture. MJ The Musical is based on the 1992 Dangerous World Tour and features more than 25 of Jackson's greatest hits.

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Disney's The Lion King - a roarsome adaptation of the beloved film!

Tickets from £45.00

Inspiring audiences for the past three decades, The Lion King is one of the West End's most popular musicals. The production contains innovative puppetry, intricate costumes, and mesmerising choreography resulting in a spectacle like no other. Experience Simba's journey as he discovers his identity and embraces his destiny in this brilliant production that has touched the hearts of millions around the world.

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Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – The true story of a music icon

Tickets from £12.00

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical treats audiences to an electrifying journey through the life and music of the legendary Tina Turner. Set against the backdrop of her iconic hits, such as "Shake A Tail Feather," "Proud Mary," and "River Deep Mountain High," this jukebox musical immerses theatergoers in the highs, lows, and triumphs of Turner's extraordinary life. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is an unforgettable experience in the West End that pays homage to one of the music's most influential and inspiring figures.

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Sister Act - A joyous celebration of sisterhood and music!

Tickets from £24.00

Love the 1992 film? Sister Act The Musical is in the West End for a limited time only! Featuring a heavenly cast including Beverley Knight, Lesley Joseph and Ruth Jones; this musical is a joyous celebration of sisterhood, music, and the power of transformation. Filled with catchy tunes, sparkling choreography, and plenty of laughs, Sister Act The Musical is an uplifting experience that reminds us all of the importance of embracing our true selves and finding strength in unity.

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Back To the Future – An electrifying ride back in time

Tickets from £23.00

Based on the hit 80s movie, this Olivier Award winning musical features spectacular effects, nostalgic sounding songs and of course, a DeLorean! You’ll be transported to Hill Valley, as Marty McFly accidentally sends himself to 1955 in Doc Brown’s time machine. But time travel never runs smooth, and when Marty ruins his parents’ first meeting, he ends up in a race against time to fix the past and get back to the future. Buckle your seatbelts and prepare to speed your way to the Adelphi Theatre for this new hit musical.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical - Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film hits the stage

Tickets from £30.00

Bringing a whirlwind of colour, music, and theatrical magic to the West End is the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's iconic 2001 film. The award-winning production, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, follows the forbidden love story between a struggling writer and a captivating cabaret performer. The Piccadilly Theatre has been transformed into a world of extravagance and allure for the show—it's truly spectacular!

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Mamma Mia! - Promises the night of your life!

Tickets from £14.75

Celebrating 25 years in the West End, Mamma Mia! is a beloved musical phenomenon, set to the timeless tunes of ABBA. Looking for an evening of pure joy, laughter, and infectious energy? This is the show for you! Be transported on a journey of love, friendship, and self-discovery whilst enjoying hit songs like "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia".

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Hamilton - Revolutionary smash-hit musical!

Tickets from £24.00

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking masterpiece, Hamilton, blends history with hip-hop in an electrifying musical jam-packed with energy and a gripping narrative. Set against the backdrop of America's founding era, uncover the story of Alexander Hamilton, a remarkable immigrant who rose from obscurity to shape the very foundations of the nation. Hamilton promises an inspiring night at the theatre!

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Les Miserables - The West End's longest-running musical!

Tickets from £30.00

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables has been captivating audiences in the West End since 1985. The timeless tale of love, redemption, and revolution will resonate with audiences of all ages. Supported by its stirring score, including beloved musical theatre songs like "I Dreamed a Dream", and "One Day More", Les Miserables promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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The Book of Mormon - the laugh a minute show!

Tickets from £24.00

This Tony Award-winning musical, created by the minds behind South Park, is a riotous satire that humorously tackles religion, society, and the human condition with equal parts irreverence and heart. Follow the misadventures of two mismatched Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in Uganda and discover why The Book of Mormon will leave you laughing long after the curtain falls.

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The Phantom of the Opera – Dive into the drama of this historic West End musical!

Tickets from £30.00

Solidifying its status as one of Lloyd Webber's most beloved and enduring masterpieces, The Phantom of the Opera is one of the West End's best musicals of all time. Enchanting over 145 million people across 41 countries during its history, discover the timeless tale of a hauntingly mysterious Phantom who is captivated by the enchanting voice of a talented singer named Christine.

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Wicked - The West End's 11th longest-running show!

Tickets from £25.00

Wicked is an enchanting spectacle of a show, inspired by the book by Gregory Macguire, this production transports audiences to the magical land of Oz for a new story. The untold story of the Witches of the West and Glinda the Good is amped up by the themes of friendship, love, and acceptance. This musical has won over 100 major international awards and continues to wow audiences 18 years after it arrived in the West End!

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Mrs Doubtfire The Musical - The show which "soars from screen to stage!"

Tickets from £27.00

Prepare to laugh, cry, and be thoroughly entertained by Mrs Doubtfire The Musical. This is a heartwarming adaptation of the beloved film, it follows the same hilarious and touching journey of Daniel Hillard, a struggling actor who transforms himself into the lovable Scottish nanny Mrs. Doubtfire to spend more time with his children after a messy divorce. Mrs Doubtfire The Musical contains witty humour, catchy musical numbers, and poignant moments that will stick with you long after the show ends.

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Matilda – The beloved book that became an Olivier Award winner

Tickets from £24.00

With original music by Tim Minchin, this Royal Shakespeare Company production follows a miraculous girl with a big imagination, a huge love of books and plenty of courage. Never afraid to be a little bit naughty, Matilda is on a mission to help her friends and bring some rebellious energy to the world around her. Delighting audiences of all ages for over a decade, Matilda has won over 99 international awards, including 24 Best Musical accolades. The longest running production to play at the Cambridge Theatre, you’ll never enjoy a school lesson more than with Matilda!

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SIX tickets Now Open SIX

SIX - Reclaim history with this empowering musical!

Tickets from £41.00

SIX is a sensational musical that delivers a fresh and empowering take on history's forgotten queens. Packed with an infectious pop score, electrifying performances, and witty storytelling, SIX is a royal spectacle like no other in the city. Experience the reign of Henry VIII's wives like never before in this dynamic and feminist-forward musical that's sure to leave you singing and inspired.

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