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There’s an excellent choice of top shows to enjoy in London’s famous West End. If you’re unsure which to choose, why not explore our special critics’ choice? Here you’ll find the highest acclaimed plays, dramas, classical and contemporary concerts, opera, long running and new musicals, celebrity shows, comedies and more, representing the finest live entertainment opportunities in town. Find out which shows have impressed the critics most and enjoy low priced tickets here. Next time you’d like to celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself to a big night out in London’s famous West End, our critics’ choice will help you decide on the best show to suit your tastes.

War Horse

Troubadour Theatre - Wembley

4.8/5 - based on 572 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 572 reviews Tickets from £17.90
Families (86%) Couples (89%) Theatregoers (94%) i
War Horse is a triumph in superbly skilled puppetry as well as one of the most moving tales told on the West End stage for years. Children and adults alike revel in this heart-wrenching, war-torn tale of a young man’s love for his horse.
  • Booking from: Friday, 18 October 2019
    Booking until: Saturday, 23 November 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval
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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre

4.7/5 - based on 811 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.7 811 reviews Tickets from £23.75
Families (97%) i
The terrible parents of Matilda Wormwood, who is five years old, are completely uninterested in their daughter. But she’s a gifted child who taught herself to read at age three and devours both adults’ and childrens’ books from her local library with devilish joy. Matilda the Musical tells the story of this very special little girl and her battles against the weird world of grown-ups.
  • Booking until: Sunday, 20 December 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
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Singin' In The Rain

Sadlers Wells

4.7/5 - based on 31 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.7 31 reviews Tickets from £35.50
Couples (87%) Theatregoers (90%) i
It’s lively, funny, light hearted, romantic and exciting. It’s packed solid with breath-taking choreography set to a wealth of classic show tunes. And you’ll fall in love all over again with the same compelling story that made the original and ever-popular 1952 Gene Kelly movie such a massive hit.
  • Booking from: Friday, 24 July 2020
    Booking until: Sunday, 30 August 2020
  • Playing at: Sadlers Wells
  • Booking until: Sunday, 30 August 2020
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Les Miserables

Queen's Theatre (The Sondheim Theatre)

4.8/5 - based on 1579 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 1579 reviews Tickets from £32.50
Families (81%) Couples (92%) Theatregoers (97%) i
It is three decades since the smash hit musical Les Miserables first hit the stage in Paris. Since then the sheer drama and romance of the tale, beautiful music and incredible stage sets have thrilled tens of millions of people. The French revolution provides a dramatic backdrop for this superb show, which has woven itself indelibly into our consciousness.
  • Booking from: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
    Booking until: Saturday, 4 April 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
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The Lion King

Lyceum Theatre

4.8/5 - based on 4689 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 4689 reviews Tickets from £35.00
Families (98%) Couples (90%) Theatregoers (90%) i
The Lion King, the multi-award winning musical, continues to wow audiences night after night with amazing puppets and stage sets, a heart-warming storyline, incredible choreography and a musical score that hits the mark every time.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 30 May 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre

4.8/5 - based on 3994 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 3994 reviews Tickets from £23.75
Couples (87%) Theatregoers (83%) i
It's rare for a show to cause such a stir. But when this production hit the Broadway stage in 2010 a flock of often-hard-to-please reviewers gave it an immediate and enthusiastic thumbs-up. It's rude, irreverent and definitely NOT for the easily offended. Introducing The Book of Mormon, which has made the long-rumoured transfer to London's West End at last!
  • Booking until: Saturday, 7 December 2019
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Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre

4.6/5 - based on 5673 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.6 5673 reviews Tickets from £32.50
Families (92%) Couples (90%) Theatregoers (87%) i
If you love Michael Jackson’s music you’ll adore this smash hit West End show. It’s a veritable feast for the eyes, ears and emotions with breath-taking choreography in true Jackson style and a musical roll of honour including thirty five of his greatest dance, disco, soul, Motown and indie chart toppers.
  • Booking until: Sunday, 26 April 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
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Wicked

Apollo Victoria

4.7/5 - based on 4318 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.7 4318 reviews Tickets from £26.00
Families (93%) Couples (87%) Theatregoers (89%) i
Based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, this multi-award winning show is packing the house to the rafters every night, dubbed Best Musical of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 23 May 2020
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The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre

4.4/5 - based on 1947 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.4 1947 reviews Tickets from £20.00
Theatregoers (89%) i
If you thoroughly enjoy being frightened, you’ll love this super-scary show, an exercise in pure gothic creepiness that’ll see you hanging onto the edge of your seat and jumping at the slightest sound. The fact that it has been released as a film, starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, is testament to its uncanny appeal.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 28 March 2020
  • Running time: 2 Hours (with a 15 min interval)
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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majesty's Theatre

4.8/5 - based on 2682 reviews - (Read reviews) 4.8 2682 reviews Tickets from £29.50
Families (81%) Couples (93%) Theatregoers (95%) i
The Phantom is a story that has captivated audiences from all over the world, a dark tale of love, obsession, revenge and tragedy set to a musical score that makes the heart soar. Based on a French thriller by writer Gaston Leroux, it’s a visual and aural feast of lavish costumes, eye-popping special effects, wonderful soaring music and superb acting.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 4 April 2020
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