Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing Tickets

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Phoenix Theatre

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Booking until: Saturday, 31 December 2016

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Tickets from £42.00
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Age restrictions

Recommended for 12+

Children under 5 years and babes in arms will strictly not be admitted.

The show features a limited amount of mild swearing and themes of a sexual nature. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Booking from:
Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Booking until:
Saturday, 31 December 2016

Running time:
2 hours 20 minutes

Dirty Dancing – Captivating, uplifting, gritty

You’ll have the time of your life. And you will carry a watermelon! If you get what I mean, you’ll have seen the film starring the late and sadly missed Patrick Swayze. A genuinely charming man. This production does the film more than justice, with absolutely stunning choreography. Wow!

Dirty Dancing - The story

It's the summer of 1963. Seventeen year old Frances Houseman, nicknamed Baby, is right on the edge of adulthood. On a family holiday she discovers an unexpected amount about herself, womanhood, the grown up world and, of course, dancing. Not the polite kind. The dirty kind.

At first the mellow Catskills holiday resort doesn’t seem to offer much entertainment for Baby. Until she discovers the exciting, darker side of the place when she stumbles upon the staff quarters, where there’s a party in full swing. It’s no ordinary party – they’re dancing like nothing she’s seen before. It’s raw. It’s raunchy. At the centre of everything there’s the gorgeous Johnny Castle, the resort’s charismatic dance instructor. And she’s spellbound.

Not a baby for much longer, she’s soon involved to a deeper level than she’d imagined possible, dancing with Johnny, discovering a natural talent for it and falling truly, madly and deeply in love.

A heart-pounding affair

Expect breath-taking dance routines and you won’t be disappointed. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage is a heart-pounding affair packed with passion and full of sensationally sexy dance moves. It’s colourful, vibrant, exciting, thrilling… a splendid version of the story of the most challenging and joyful summer in two fiercely independent young people’s lives.

Searing hot tunes

Sing along to Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me?, the classic I’ve Had The Time Of My Life and loads more. This is a real feel good show - you’ll leave with a huge smile on your face!

Dirty Dancing theatre tickets – Seriously stunning dance

What a delightful show. Big, bold and brave. If you’d like to treat yourself to premium, full price or discount Dirty Dancing tickets, we sell the lot and we offer excellent availability.

Press Reviews

'The live theatre phenomenon of our globalised age' The Sunday Times

Customer Reviews

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based on 101 reviews

Excellent version of this classic musical

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Fantastic show, would definitely go and see it again

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Don't Recommend

It wasn't much of a musical and we were disappointed that so much of the soundtrack wasn't part of the show.

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Dirty Dancing on stage

First half a bit slow, better if you have seen film and new the story. Unexpected adult scenes, but were in keeping with the storyline.

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Very good all round

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Loved it!!

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enjoyable and worth seeing

This is not my type of music but I really enjoyed the show. The male lead was a terrific dancer. I considered Sandy to be not such a good danced which made her very suitable for the learning to dance scenes. I was hoping that she would have been as good as him in the final scenes. This would really have been a show stopper. But I enjoyed the show and would thoroughly recommend it.I am inclined to be very hard to please. My remarks on Sandy might give a viewer into the ending so omit if you like.

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Wonderful fun production

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True to the Film

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Good show

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Absolutely fab

It's the second time I've seen the show and would definitely see it again and again, loved it.

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Brilliant night out

Get your drinks at a pub as very expensive in theatre

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I'd never seen the film but loved the show

It's well acted, the accents are 99% perfect, the dancing is brilliant and the enthusiasm from the die hard fans was infectious.

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in awe

The show was fantastic - it is a shame the run is coming to an end, I hope I can see it again somewhere. The dancing was amazing - especially Jonny, Baby and Penny - I am thoroughly in awe of anyone who can dance like that! fantastic!

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worth every penny

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Fantastic show! True to the film dancing and singing was super, we had a fantastic time.

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Nobody puts baby in the corner

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lead singers should be able to sing

Dirty Dancing

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watched the show with my daughters it was brilliant

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A great musical show.

A must see musical show. Excellent.

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A great start to the weekend

Women will love this show, men must watch the film first. Very good

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We had wonderfull time

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absolutely briliant!

Enjoyed every minute- a must see! We even got moved to better seats and the view was amazing!

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Excellent entertainment!

The show was excellent ! I had been concerned that the show would not portray the key points and sensuality of the film. My fears were unfounded! The show was as captivating and sensual as the film. Throughly enjoyed the show and highly recommend this to all!

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Poor choice of actors and props.

Actors were nothing like Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. They had little presence or appeal. This prevented tension from building throughout the plot and for me to identify with them.

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The story was almost spot on to the movie and the music was excellent

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A great show

Wonderful though, as usual, much too loud. I hope the cast wear really good ear plugs.

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Amazing show!

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Just fantastic

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Great show, very entertaining, a must see!

I would have given the show 5 stars but the lights towards the end of the show were shining into the audience and were blinding. Couldn't see some of the final act because of this.

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Best musical i have ever seen!

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Best musical i have ever seen!


No chemistry between the lead characters. Penny was the only amazing dancer/actress. The show seemed rushed. Set basic for a West End show. Expected more.

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Ive seen this show in a bigger theatre in the West End, tho Ienjoyed it I found the atmosphere wasn't the same and some of the scenes had been missed out or shortened and there wasn't as many dancers.

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The worst musical I have ever been to. The only musical I have ever been to that I didn't enjoy. Terrible.

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Very disappointing. Set very basic,amateur and done on cheap Music very poor. A big disappointment, would not recommend anyone to see this show

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Dirty dancing

1st show...was not disappointed

It's the first time I've been to a show. I wasn't expecting the exact story line of dirty dancing. And I wasn't disappointed. The theatre was lovely, plenty of leg room in the seats. The show.....well the if al dance scene with the famous lift...gave e tears. The actors were brilliant. Especially the understudies who p.ayed baby and jonny.....jonny in particular was a fabulous patric swayze. I went with my partner who wasn't happy about going but at the end said he actually enjoyed it. Would go back again to Piccadilly

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Fab fun fantastic

Excellent show , true to the film, brilliant cast, lovely theatre, perfect only advice would be take your own sweets , drinks, as they are expensive to buy in the theatre,

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Main actor Johnny unfortunately spoilt the musical

It's a shame as I really love "Dirty Dancing" but unfortunately main actor Johnny spoilt the whole musical. He was just not the right choice for the Johnny character. Acting, singing and dancing of some of the supporting roles stuck out a lot more (especially Penny and Johnnys cousin). Additionally I expected a lot more "musical" - means a lot more singing and dancing and less plain acting. In my opinion it's too expensive for what you get compared to other musicals!

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The dancing and the songs also the acterors were brilliant will go to see the show again. This was a birthday treat for me from my grandaughter

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Classic film transferred beautifully to the stage

You won't be disappointed, unless its very hot and humid - the air conditioning isn't great

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Very good entertainment

I didn't feel the actors always really connected with their character, which at times made their lines clipped and quite abrupt. Otherwise it was a super show and I'm very impressed at how they overcame the scenes played in the field and the water. Super effort.

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A really good dancing show - but my daughter remarks that it is not a real musical because the main actors don't sing ... but it's the right stuff to remember the film: a really good dancing show with music ...!

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Loved the Film

Strange, We both love the film, and the show follows the film almost word for word, so why was I so under-whelmed by the first half of this show, The second half and the finale were superb, we saw phantom the day before which lacks a strong finish IMO, this finished brilliantly just a real shame about the lack of energy in the first half

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Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 1000
  • Year built: 1930