As well as a host of classics and all-time favourites, there are plenty of brand new productions waiting in the wings. Here's where you can keep up to date with upcoming new shows and buy tickets at great prices. You might be keen to catch the next big thing, experience a long-anticipated revival of a classic show or enjoy a stage adaptation of your favourite film. Whatever your taste, we're your one-stop-shop for new musicals, ballet, dance, comedies, tragedies, children's shows, celebrity stage debuts and more. These are the shows the West End is waiting for, and here's where you can experience them for less.
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This is such great news! The brilliant Amy Adams will make her West End debut as Amanda Wingfield in a new production directed by Jeremy Herrin. Paul Hilton, Tom Glynn-Carney, Lizzie Annis and Victor Alli will also star in Tennessee Williams’ classic memory play. This is the debut production from Second Half Productions, co-founded by Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey and Rob O’Rahilly. And it has all the makings of a massive success. Don’t miss it!
Opens: Wednesday, 1 June 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
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The West End theatre scene is ageless and timeless, and there’s something special for young theatre lovers too with Room On The Broom. It’s a funny, silly and highly entertaining show for children by the creators of The Gruffalo, the wonderful Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Opens: Thursday, 21 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 4 September 2022
Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific transfers to Sadler's Wells in 2022 for a strictly limited season. Set during the Second World War, it’s a dramatic love story brought to life by the theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans plus a cast of more than thirty. Add a full orchestra and the impact is sensational.
Opens: Wednesday, 27 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
Get you laughing gear and give it a good polish... it's time for the musical version of the hilarious 1992 movie Sister Act. There's magical music by Alan Menken, dazzling lyrics by Glenn Slater, a fabulous book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, and lots of extra book material by Douglas Carter Beane. It's due in the West End for 2020, and it's going to be huge fun.
Opens: Tuesday, 19 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 28 August 2022
This Christmas is already looking special thanks to an awesome new panto production. Join the well-loved comedy superstars Dawn French and Julian Clary, who will b leading a dazzling cast of this brand new production of Jack and the Beanstalk, the classic fairytale. The fun takes place at the capital's beloved home of panto, the London Palladium.
Opens: Saturday, 10 December 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 15 January 2023
Running time: 2 hours 15 mins (including interval)
Starring: Dawn French, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin, Gary Wilmot
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Make your way to the splendid Brutalist building hosting the Barbican theatre, and leave all your troubles at the door. It's time to indulge yourself in a classic musical from Cole Porter and P G Wodehouse, first produced on Broadway in 1934 in between the world wars. The score is happiness personified and the show delivers all the fantasy, glamour and escapism you could need in today's crazy world. Enjoy!
Opens: Friday, 15 July 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 3 September 2022
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Elf is a musical based on the 2003 smash hit motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. There's an hilarious book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan, also based on the film, and the musical ran and ran on Broadway as well as touring the USA to great popular acclaim. And now it's coming here again.
Opens: Monday, 14 November 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
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Bad Jews sells out wherever it appears. Welcome back to the outrageous original West End production of Joshua Harmon's dark social comedy. It’s returning to the West End to play a strictly limited run at the Arts Theatre. Preceded by a couple of sold-out engagements, also in theatreland, this play is being billed as a controversial hit comedy. Are you ready for a laugh?
Opens: Thursday, 14 July 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 25 September 2022
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Meat Loaf is one of the best-selling rock musicians of all time, offloading more than 80 million records through his glittering career... and counting. Now his remarkable work is being celebrated on the London stage thanks to a brilliant new musical playing at the Dominion Theatre from spring 2018. Bat Out of Hell is due in theatreland, and it's a little slice of theatrical heaven for anyone who loved big, noisy, bold rock.
Opens: Friday, 17 February 2023 Booking until: Saturday, 1 April 2023
Your venue? The Duke of York's theatre. The star? Juliet Stevenson. Welcome to The Doctor, in which the fabulous Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s five-star Almeida Theatre production. A play for our times, this one is created for the divisive world we live in, written by a man who many feel is Britain's best director. Welcome to The Doctor.
Opens: Thursday, 29 September 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 11 December 2022
The Seagull is a marvellous classic of a play by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, written in 1895 and first staged a year later. This is one of the playwright's greatest successes, dramatising the romantic and artistic battles between four powerful people: the writer Boris Trigorin, an innocent young woman called Nina, the ageing actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the playwright Konstantin Tréplev. And the talented British actress Emilia Clarke is about to give it an entirely new, fresh face.
Opens: Wednesday, 29 June 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 10 September 2022
They call it the most enchanted musical of all time, and no wonder when the plot is so exciting, the characters are so appealing, and the costumes and music are so gorgeous. Beauty and the Beast, the Disney musical classic, is back, returning to the British stage in 2021. And it's set to be a 'spectacular new production'. If you adored Disney’s much loved animated film, this one will rock your world!
Opens: Friday, 24 June 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 17 September 2022
Running time: 2hr 30 mins including 20 minute interval
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The runaway international hit from the creative minds of Andrew Kay – Soweto Gospel Choir, Noise Boys, Gobsmacked and the award-winning North by Northwest – and Nic Doodson – The Magnets, Gobsmacked and Noise Boys – opens in London’s West End!
Opens: Saturday, 1 October 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 12 February 2023
The stage is set for a tumultuous new production of The Tempest, Shakespeare’s tale of reckoning and redemption, this summer in the Globe Theatre.For powerful Prospero’s opening act of revenge, he raises a ferocious storm to shipwreck a crew of men - including his usurping brother - onto the remote island he now rules.
Opens: Friday, 22 July 2022 Booking until: Tuesday, 25 October 2022
From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as they launch their attack!
Opens: Thursday, 28 July 2022 Booking until: Friday, 2 September 2022
David Harbour and Bill Pullman are back! They’re returning to London’s theatreland to star in the world première of Theresa Rebeck's darkly amusing new play. Mad House. The action is beautifully directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and the fun takes to the stage at the Ambassadors Theatre in June 2022, for a strictly limited run.
Opens: Wednesday, 15 June 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 4 September 2022
Gary Barlow is highly respected and widely acclaimed for his gorgeous voice, remarkable song writing talent, and producing skills. The man at the heart of the ‘90s superstar boy band Take That, he’s bringing his hot theatrical one man stage show, A Different Stage, to theatreland. The drama takes place at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30th August to 18th September. We predict Barlow fans will be queuing in the streets!
Opens: Tuesday, 30 August 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 18 September 2022
For a limited run ahead of their 2023 UK tour, Rambert Dance are bringing the World Premiere of their new dance theatre production, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby to Wembley Park from 12th October 2022 to 6th November 2022.
Opens: Wednesday, 12 October 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 6 November 2022
As part of the Royal Albert Hall 150th anniversary celebrations, we will be bringing the multi-award winning production of The Car Man live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall! This will also be the first time New Adventures performs a full production at this historic and iconic venue.
Opens: Thursday, 9 June 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 19 June 2022
La Voix is a vivacious performer, her many talents add saucy layers to her shows, with live spine tingling vocals that are the finest in the industry. Her uncanny ability to switch between the vocal styles of Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland or Cher with the click of a finger leaves the audience mesmerised.
Opens: Monday, 7 November 2022 Booking until: Monday, 7 November 2022
Jim Becker and his unlicensed drivers take the people of Pittsburgh Hill District where regular taxi cabs won’t – healing old wounds and tearing new ones as they pass the time in a condemned taxi rank between pick-ups.
Opens: Thursday, 9 June 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 9 July 2022