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Elf the Musical

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  • Booking until: Saturday, 6 January 2024
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Elf the Musical description

Elf Musical – An elf is for life, not just for Christmas

How does the stage musical differ from the film? For a start, the story is narrated by Santa Claus himself, not Papa Elf. And the sub-plot is slightly different, with Buddy's cynical brother a Santa- denier, someone who doesn't believe in Father Christmas. Other than that, this is the Elf you know and love, brought to the London stage at last to make Britain laugh.. and laugh.

So what if it isn't Christmas? Elf is a magical fairy story for every time of year.

Elf Musical - The story

Little William 'Buddy' Hobbs is an orphan. When he crawls inside Santa's toy sack he mistakenly ends up at the North Pole, where Santa and his magic elves live and work. The elves bring him up, and for all intents and purposes he thinks he's an elf himself.

It takes a few years for Buddy to realise he's much bigger than the rest of the elves and useless at making toys. His elf family tells him the truth and off he goes, with their blessing, to track down his human relatives.

Buddy's dad, Walter Hobbs, is as cynical as the rest of the New Yorkers Buddy meets. There doesn't appear to be a spirit of Christmas in the city at all, and it's a huge problem since people's belief is what powers Santa's magical sleigh.

Faced with the harsh reality that his father is a non-believer and his brother Michael doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy vows to win his relatives over and help the entire city rediscover the real meaning of Christmas.

There's a raft of excellent show tunes to enjoy, including the sing-along greats Christmastown, World's Greatest Dad, In The Way, Sparklejollytwinklejingley, I'll Believe in You, Just Like Him, A Christmas Song and plenty more.

Funny, charming and beautifully silly, Elf is a feel-good masterpiece of a musical and is set to return to London's West End at the Dominion theatre in 2023. Don't miss it!

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  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 6 January 2024

  • Age restrictions

    Children under the age of 4 cannot be admitted to the auditorium. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

  • Important Information

    Smoking depicted on stage/occasional strong language.

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

Next Performances for Elf the Musical at the Dominion Theatre

today30th Nov 2023 7:30pm
tomorrow 1st Dec 2023 7:30pm
Saturday 2nd Dec 2023 2:30pm
Saturday 2nd Dec 2023 7:30pm
Monday 4th Dec 2023 7:30pm
Tuesday 5th Dec 2023 7:30pm

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Elf the Musical reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 200 reviews

What to expect:

  • Recommended for:
  • Families (98%)
Latest customer reviews
Colourful, amazing flying Santa

Reviewed on 28 November 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Magic moments

Reviewed on 27 November 2023 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Well worth seeing

We thoroughly enjoyed this. The actor who played Buddy was superb, despite being the stand-in, and had amazing energy. The dance routines were excellent and the songs suited the storyline.

Reviewed on 22 November 2023 by , Aylesbury, United Kingdom

Excellent performance

we enjoyed as a family the show and i would recommended for sure.

Reviewed on 21 November 2023 by , Houston, United States Of America


Very disappointing, didn’t live up to my expectations.

Reviewed on 20 November 2023 by , Dartford, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 November 2023 by , Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom


Very entertaining and excellent intro to christmas.

Reviewed on 19 November 2023 by , Coatbridge, United Kingdom

Creative, well choreographed truly amazing show

Well written, music was well composed and conducted, costumes well made and bright, cast was perfect ? And the snow ❄️ Perfect Christmas show.

Reviewed on 16 November 2023 by , Ramsgate, United Kingdom


Great seats although I did have a tall person sat In front of me! But didn't stop me enjoying this amazing show. Sound was great could hear all the actors. Just a fantastic show all round.

Reviewed on 08 January 2023 by , King's Lynn, United Kingdom

Fantastic show

Reviewed on 07 January 2023 by , London, United Kingdom

Really good show for the whole family whether you know the film or not!

Reviewed on 05 January 2023 by , Canterbury, United Kingdom

Buddy, the EPIC Elf

First class casr & production.I have nothing bad to say!

Reviewed on 04 January 2023 by , Swansea, United Kingdom

Perfect for the time of year

An all round feel good show suitable for all the family with a strong message for workaholic dads!

Reviewed on 03 January 2023 by , Frome, United Kingdom

Festive fun for all the family.

Reviewed on 02 January 2023 by , Caterham, United Kingdom


Beautiful show for all the family

Reviewed on 30 December 2022 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Very enjoyable

Good show and jokes for all adults and kids alike. Very enjoyable and would recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on 30 December 2022 by , Falkirk, United Kingdom


This show was just amazing . I actually felt emotional at the end it was just so magical and engaging.

Reviewed on 24 December 2022 by , York, United Kingdom

A must see

Really loved this show, the cast, the costumes, the lightning and ending were brilliant. First half better than the second but the ending was delightful. Took my adult daughters and had a great afternoon.

Reviewed on 23 December 2022 by , Watford, United Kingdom

Amazing production

Absolutely amazing a must see show

Reviewed on 22 December 2022 by , Chatham, United Kingdom


This far exceeded our expectations. The sets were amazing and the standard of acting superb. Great seats. Snacks and drinks brought to our seats within minutes of checking in, good airflow and very comfy seats with good legroom.

Reviewed on 22 December 2022 by , Sevenoaks, United Kingdom


Dreadfully boring. Dreadful story line. Dreadful music. Appalling staging. Theatre boiling hot. Diabolical

Reviewed on 22 December 2022 by , Tonbridge Kent, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 December 2022 by , Littleport, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 18 December 2022 by , Hants, United Kingdom

Fantastic Christmas feel good show

If you want to feel Christmassy then this is the show for you. Just a great, feel good, happy show.

Reviewed on 17 December 2022 by , Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Christmas Treat for all the family

Just like the film, magical Christmas entertainment, a trip to the theatre to enjoy such an amazing show

Reviewed on 15 December 2022 by , Hayling Island, United Kingdom

A festive must!

Reviewed on 15 December 2022 by , Rochester, United Kingdom

Brilliant feel good shoe

If you love the film Elf then this is a must see show! I laughed, sang and cheered all the way through!

Reviewed on 14 December 2022 by , Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

I thought the show was really good. My grandchildren really enjoyed it

Reviewed on 13 December 2022 by , Romford Essex, United Kingdom

What a great night

Fun from beginning to end

Reviewed on 13 December 2022 by , Keynsham, Bristol, United Kingdom

A wonderful show that was even better than I thought it would be. Absolutely would recommend it.

Reviewed on 12 December 2022 by , London, United Kingdom


What a fantastic show, something for everyone but thought we might have had a ‘ Santa Claus is coming to town’ singalong at the end but would definitely go and see it again.

Reviewed on 10 December 2022 by , Essex, United Kingdom


What a fantastic show, something for everyone but thought we might have had a ‘ Santa Claus is coming to town’ singalong at the end but would definitely go and see it again.

Reviewed on 10 December 2022 by , Essex, United Kingdom


While overall it was ok, wasn't enough singing and dancing especially for my 6 year old grandson. I thought this would be a perfect Christmas family treat and was disappointed.

Reviewed on 10 December 2022 by , Dartford, United Kingdom

Funny, creative & colorful

First saw this musical in 2015 was then only on for 11 weeks loved it & always said we’d go again if ever it came back to London. Once again fantastic !

Reviewed on 10 December 2022 by , Banbury, United Kingdom

Brilliant festive fun

Excellent show and loved the sleigh and snow scenes

Reviewed on 09 December 2022 by , Tendring, United Kingdom

Couldn’t make show due to car accident

I was involved in a car accident so we were very disappointed we couldn’t go to the show and my two daughters were extremely upset they had been so looking forward to it

Reviewed on 08 December 2022 by , Ickleford, United Kingdom

Very entertaining

Reviewed on 04 December 2022 by , West Drayton, United Kingdom

Christmas show London

Reviewed on 03 December 2022 by , Hamilton, United Kingdom

Wonderful - Feel Good Show

So wonderful for all ages, excellent production!

Reviewed on 30 November 2022 by , Bargoed, United Kingdom

Christmas joy with ur favourite elf

Such an amazing show. We really did enjoy it, funny as well known story with added fun of song.

Reviewed on 28 November 2022 by , Canvey Island, United Kingdom


A must for a bit of Christmas magic x

Reviewed on 28 November 2022 by , Denbighs, United Kingdom

A brilliant must see show

Well I was totally thrilled and amazed, the show was just magical I nearly cried during one of the last scenes at the sheer genius of the props

Reviewed on 26 November 2022 by , Banstead, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 24 November 2022 by , Harlow, United Kingdom

Perfect feel good musical to get you in the Christmas spirit

Reviewed on 23 November 2022 by , London, United Kingdom

Elf did not stop from start to finish

The story was well told, loads of energy and lots of fun. The cast was brilliant. First class show

Reviewed on 22 November 2022 by , Potters Bar, United Kingdom

A real feel good Christmas show, with a bit of humour for the adults as well.

Reviewed on 20 November 2022 by , Hernebay, United Kingdom

Elf of a shoe!

Reviewed on 20 November 2022 by , Stafford, United Kingdom

Not to be missed

I loved the show. It was funny and just the thing to watch at Christmas. They also had it snowing inside the theatre. I would see it again

Reviewed on 20 November 2022 by , Bilston, United Kingdom

Fantastic - a Christmas extravaganza!

I left with a warm glow (nothing to do with the Prosecco!) and am totally Christmas ready!

Reviewed on 19 November 2022 by , Jersey, United Kingdom

Best Christmas show ever

Just like the film this is a great feel good Christmas show for all the family

Reviewed on 18 November 2022 by , Doncaster, United Kingdom

Festive fun

Reviewed on 14 November 2022 by , Skegness, United Kingdom

Great show all round

So glad I went to see this due it only being on over Christmas.. Very good show!

Reviewed on 25 January 2016 by , Carshalton, United Kingdom


The Best Show

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Eton, United Kingdom

Fantastic show, a must see!

Never disappoints, fantastic production! Would recommend and would 100% come backs again.

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Sheerness, United Kingdom

Great for families with kids looking to get into the Christmas Spirit

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , East Kilbride, United Kingdom


The show was totally amazing throughout the entire cast were excellent.

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Chatham, United Kingdom

Great, especially if you're a fan of the film

Really good version of the film. It's worth the extra money to sit nearer the front

Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by , New Malden, United Kingdom

amazing show

What a show....1st class acting and a great way to spend New Years Eve

Reviewed on 01 January 2016 by , Sleaford, United Kingdom

A Christmas feel good show! :-)

Reviewed on 01 January 2016 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Colourful, fun - but very different from the film - disappointing!

We had high expectations for the show as we are huge fans of the film "Elf." However the musical was very different - starting with the absence of Papa Elf, and Santa narrating the story instead. It was such a shame not to have Papa Elf in the show!! I didn't like that Buddy made suggestions of going to bed with Jovie after "going for food" as this was unnecessary and lowered the tone of the story; it wasn't in the film! There were lots of small changes - like Macy's instead of Gimbles, having "The world's best hot dog" instead of the worl's best coffee. Miles Finch was absent, another writer was mentioned in the story - I forget his name now. When Santa's sleigh crashed in Central Park and singing was needed for Chrsitmas cheer Jovie didn't sing "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" like she did in the film, which was a shame I think. It also seemed odd that Emily was dressed (including hairstyle) as if she was from the 1950's - as she wasn't like this in the film. There was an additional storyline where Jovie's Christmas wish was to have dinner at a posh restaurant whilst it was snowing - I'm not really sure why this was added, it wasn't in the film, and my daughter couldn't understand why it was there. At the end of the story Buddy, Jovie, Walter, Emily and Michael all went to the North Pole, whereas in the film just Buddy, Jovie and their baby, Rosie, went back to see Papa Elf. For some reason the baby was changed from a girl to a boy -"Buddy Junior." All in all we were disappointed that the story had been changed too much. The acting was good and the costumes were pretty. Santa's sleigh was impressive at the end when it "flew" out towards the audience. But I don't think we will be going back to see the show next year!

Reviewed on 01 January 2016 by , Bristol, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Melmerby, United Kingdom


Every aspect was excellent! Really enjoyed it and acting was amazing!

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Great family fun!

Great fun and a good twist on the original Elf storyline. Would highly recommend it

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Pontyclun, United Kingdom

Don't expect it to be the same as film

Story was ok if never seen film before but expected actual songs or at least some Xmas songs in the show and there were none. Ok show to watch if never seen film.

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Beford, United Kingdom

Very funny

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Deeping St James, United Kingdom

Very good musical, definitely worth a watch

It's a bit different to the movie, but still a great story

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Christmas fun!!

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Heart warming

It made me feel like it was Christmas. It made me smile and laugh. I couldn't think of a better show to see with my family.

Reviewed on 30 December 2015 by , Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom

Fantastic, must see

Amazing loved it!

Reviewed on 29 December 2015 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Fantastic feel good show

Reviewed on 29 December 2015 by , Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Spectacular Christmas Entertainment

Reviewed on 29 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

absolutely fantastic! gutted the shower scene was missed out but on the whole a fabulous job- loved the endin with the sleigh so magical!

Reviewed on 29 December 2015 by , Glemsford Suffolk, United Kingdom

Colourful, funny, entertaining

Reviewed on 27 December 2015 by , Manchester, United Kingdom

magical to watch on Christmas eve

Took the family as a treat on Christmas Eve ages ranged from 19-14 for the kids and they loved it the scene at the end with the sleigh was very magical. Great cast and amazing voices, loved the dancing and one liners in the script. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on 26 December 2015 by , Kelvedon, United Kingdom

The Spirit of Christmas

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Elf, perfect Christmas cheer!

Slow first half, better second half. Very festive, despite being a simple story. The musical elements were OK, not the best show ever buy brilliant for children.

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom

A Must see

Amazing show go see!

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Crowthorne, United Kingdom

Unreal! An absolute must see

Reviewed on 23 December 2015 by , Atherton, United Kingdom

Christmas show with friends

The show was fab for families, acting was great, music was ok, a few known Christmas songs at end would be good. Setting wasn't brilliant for money paid, £75 each, and sat at back in circle, couldn't see clearly. Very busy, but queues manageable. Restaurants around theatre were good, but advise booking...... Overall was happy, if a little disappointed with settings!!

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Westbury, United Kingdom


Excellent show, would recommend it for the whole family.

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Bristol, United Kingdom

Family fun entertainment but expensive

Great show to see just before Christmas, colourful, has humour but feel tickets are very over priced. Works out expensive for a family and as a show for families a very expensive night out.

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Southend, United Kingdom

Festive cheer!

Great Christmas show based on the film but with some differences so don't expect a straight copy of the film. Great singing and story telling - a Christmas must see!

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Festive fun for everyone with budddddy the elf

Fantastic show for all Lovers of Elf the movie. Great for all ages, a real feel good few hours

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Essex, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Wickford, United Kingdom

Santa! I know him!

Ben Forster was outstanding as buddy the elf. A must see for the whole family.

Reviewed on 21 December 2015 by , Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom

Christmas cheese

A fair adaptation of The Elf story which certainly gets you in the festive mood. Ben Forster as Elf is excellent and keeps the musical alive. Everyone else is fairly average I'm afraid to say, which includes lighting and props. Missed opportunity during finale to sing a Christmas song as well. Overall a good evening of Christmas cheese but not raving about this one I'm afraid.

Reviewed on 21 December 2015 by , West Parley, United Kingdom

A festive treat!

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Port St Mary, United Kingdom

Funny and festive!

Very funny a must see!

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Great fun....!!!!

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

Perfect Christmas Show

My self, daughters and 7 year old granddaughter thought Elf was just amazing! A birthday treat for my Granddaughter, it was just perfect. A very slick performance, wonderful stage production, great music. A great start to Christmas!

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Truro, United Kingdom

Expected more

Ok show but have a suspicious feeling that it was not live singing

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , West Midlands, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Yapton, United Kingdom

A must see for Christmas

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom


A great show amazing lead performance ,missing a few fave scenes from the movie But still great

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Christchurch, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 19 December 2015 by , Ingatestone, United Kingdom

magical, comical, wonderful

Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by , Bushey Heath, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by , Rochester, United Kingdom

Most expensive

Most expensive tickets then £10 for a program

Reviewed on 17 December 2015 by , Harrogate, United Kingdom

Dissapointing Show

The first half was very boring - very American - with little humour which is what I was expecting the most We all felt that it was no better than an average pantomime Second half picked up a bit but for the very high price of tickets it was not value for money £100 per ticket is a huge amount of money to pay for a family

Reviewed on 17 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

02 Nov
Emmie Newitt

Best 2023 Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in London

by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, November 2 2023, 14:52

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself with all of the festive shows London has to offer! London comes to life during Christmas, offering a spectacular array of theatrical delights - not just musicals which promise to warm your heart and spark your holiday spirit.

Best 2023 Christmas Shows and Pantomimes in London
17 Oct
Emmie Newitt

The 9 Shows Opening in London Theatres in November 2023

by Emmie Newitt | Tuesday, October 17 2023, 09:37

As the brisk autumn air sweeps through the bustling streets of London, a unique sense of magic and excitement envelops the city. Before the arrival of Christmas, November brings with it a new month of shows opening in the West End.

shows opening in november 2023My Neighbour Totoro, The Witches and Enfield Haunting artwork.

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06 Jul
Emmie Newitt

Initial cast for ELF's West End return announced

by Emmie Newitt | Thursday, July 6 2023, 11:11

ELF THE MUSICAL is back in the West End this Christmas and initial casting has been announced.

inital-cast-for-elf-musical-west-endNicholas Pound, Kim Ismay, Dermot Canavan, Rebecca Lock and Georgina Castle in Elf The Musical

Initial cast for ELF's West End return announced
26 Apr
Eleni Cashell

ELF THE MUSICAL returns to London

by Eleni Cashell | Wednesday, April 26 2023, 11:56

Elf the MusicalChristmas is here early, as it's been announced that ELF THE MUSICAL is returning to the West End.

After a successful run last year, the festive musical returns to the Dominion Theatre from 15 November 2023.

ELF THE MUSICAL returns to London
19 Dec
Eleni Cashell

Christmas shows to see in London

by Eleni Cashell | Monday, December 19 2022, 14:42

Jack and the Beanstalk ticketsIt’s the festive season and there’s plenty of Christmas shows in the West End to get you into the yuletide spirit! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly show for the whole gang, something completely new this year or a big sparkly musical night out, there’s lots to choose from!

From Christmas classics like A Christmas Carol and immersive Shakespeare in the round with As You Like It, to panto hits like Jack And The Beanstalk and Mother Goose, here’s a round-up of all the gifts in London this year.

Christmas shows to see in London
14 Nov
London Box Office

Elf - New set up images

by London Box Office | Monday, November 14 2022, 22:11

Elf The Musical The beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell inspired this musical, which tells the charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts as a baby, and is transported back to the North Pole to be raised as an elf. Now the respected theatre actress Rebecca Lock will play Emily Hobbs. Elf returns to the West End in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season from 24th November 2022 to 7th January 2023.

Elf - New set up images
12 Nov
Davor Golub

Review: ELF at the Dominion Theatre

by Davor Golub | Thursday, November 12 2015, 12:19

Elf: The Musical There are certain shows where you are painfully aware that you are just not the target audience. Arriving at Elf, which is playing a Christmas season at the Dominion Theatre, I tried vainly to go with the flow and just accept the evening for the light, Christmas treat it is meant to be. However the relentless predictability and lack of theatrical imagination left me frustrated. Yet despite the controversially inflated ticket prices for a family show, the rest of the audience appeared to be having a great time and the show delivered the kind of family entertainment they were clearly anticipating.

Review: ELF at the Dominion Theatre
24 Aug
Oliver Mitford

Full cast announced for West End run of Elf

by Oliver Mitford | Monday, August 24 2015, 10:05

Elf The Musical The full cast has been revealed for the upcoming West End production of Elf, due to open at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015.

Full cast announced for West End run of Elf