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London Fringe Theatre - Off West End Shows

Explore fascinating new plays and fresh new musicals in smaller Off-West End theatres across the city, the very best of London Fringe theatre. Here's where to find unforgettable musicals, dramas, operas, pantomimes, stand-up and more, in intimate settings seating anything for forty to four hundred. You might even discover a West End legend in the making.

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Kiss Me Kate

Barbican Theatre

4.9 11 reviews 4.9 11 reviews Tickets from £25.00
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If you’re a musical theatre fan you’ll love Kiss Me Kate, a classic take on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, complete with a suite of delicious Cole Porter tunes, gangsters, romance, comedy and thrills. It’s an enduringly popular show loved by millions, and it’s back for another run courtesy of Bartlett Sher. The production heads to the Barbican Theatre in Summer 2025.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 14 September 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.
  • Starring: Adrian Dunbar, Stephanie J. Block
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My Neighbour Totoro tickets Opens 1 Mar 2025 Opens 1 March 2025 My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

Gillian Lynne Theatre

4.9 21 reviews 4.9 21 reviews Tickets from £30.00
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The Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi are delighted to announce the return of My Neighbour Totoro, this time at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. It’s all down to the Japanese creative powerhouse Studio Ghibli, whose beautiful fantasy comes to magical life on stage at London's Gillian Lynne Theatre this autumn in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV. No wonder My Neighbour Totoro theatre tickets are predicted to be hot property.
  • Opens: Saturday, 1 March 2025
    Booking until: Sunday, 2 November 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Shrek The Musical tickets Opens 19 Jul 2024 Opens 19 July 2024 Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical

Eventim Apollo

4.5 134 reviews 4.5 134 reviews Tickets from £24.00
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Join Shrek, our hilarious and spectacularly grumpy hero, as he enjoys the adventure of a lifetime, tasked with rescuing the lovely Princess Fiona from her tower prison which is guarded by a fierce fire breathing dragon. It’s silly, funny, romantic, dramatic… everything you could want from top class on-stage family entertainment.
  • Opens: Friday, 19 July 2024
    Booking until: Sunday, 5 January 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Only Fools and Horses the Musical tickets Opens 17 Dec 2024 Opens 17 December 2024 Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Only Fools and Horses the Musical

Eventim Apollo

4.7 370 reviews 4.7 370 reviews Tickets from £54.00
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If you fell about laughing every time Del Boy, Rodney, Trigger and co appeared on telly, you're not the only one. Millions of us almost did ourselves a mischief when Del Boy fell through the bar, and you're in good company. More or less the entire nation laughed fit to bust, and now it's coming to the West End stage. Welcome to Only Fools and Horses, the Musical.
  • Opens: Tuesday, 17 December 2024
    Booking until: Sunday, 5 January 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.
  • Starring: Paul Whitehouse, Ryan Hutton, Tom Bennett
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Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

London County Hall

4.7 202 reviews 4.7 202 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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London County Hall is the perfect venue for this, a resurrection of one of Agatha Christie's best short stories and a courtroom drama that'll have you on the edge of your seat. Witness for the Prosecution is the name of the play, and it's as tense and dramatic as you'd expect from the pen of one of the most respected and original mistresses of crime drama.
  • Booking until: Sunday, 30 March 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.
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FANGIRLS tickets Opens 13 Jul 2024 Opens 13 July 2024 FANGIRLS

FANGIRLS

Lyric Hammersmith

Tickets from £18.00

Get ready for an unmissable show that pulses with the soaring adrenaline of a first crush and feels like the best pop concert you’ve never been to…

  • Opens: Saturday, 13 July 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Wedding Band

Lyric Hammersmith

5 1 review 5 1 review Tickets from £18.00
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Set in the deep south of USA in 1918 when interracial marriage was illegal, Julia, a black seamstress, and Herman, a white baker, are defying all odds with their secret love.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 29 June 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.
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101 Dalmatians tickets Opens 20 Jun 2024 Opens 20 June 2024 101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians

New Wimbledon Theatre

Tickets from £27.40
This classic canine caper is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppetry, show-stopping choreography, witty songs and irresistible puppies! This new musical is written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.
  • Opens: Thursday, 20 June 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 29 June 2024
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Now That's What I Call A Musical tickets Opens 8 Apr 2025 Opens 8 April 2025 Now That's What I Call A Musical

Now That's What I Call A Musical

New Wimbledon Theatre

Celebrating 40 years of the iconic and chart-topping compilations NOW That’s What I Call Music, which have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, this fun filled evening is bursting with 1980’s hits from Whitney Houston, Wham! Blondie, Tears For Fears, Spandau Ballet and so many more.
  • Opens: Tuesday, 8 April 2025
    Booking until: Saturday, 12 April 2025
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The Marilyn Conspiracy tickets Opens 19 Jun 2024 Opens 19 June 2024 The Marilyn Conspiracy

The Marilyn Conspiracy

Park Theatre

Tickets from £27.00

On Wednesday August 1st 1962, seven people gathered at Marilyn Monroe’s home to celebrate her new $2m two-picture deal with 20th Century Fox.

  • Opens: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2024
  • Playing at: Park Theatre
  • Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2024
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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

President Hotel

4.7 415 reviews 4.7 415 reviews Tickets from £74.00
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A 2 hour interactive production set in a restaurant where the audience are the diners who enjoy a 3 course lunch or dinner. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience debuted in Brisbane on April 24 1997. Since then thousands of people have enjoyed the antics of Basil, Sybil and Manuel. This is the 5-star critically acclaimed production constantly in demand throughout the Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, United Arab Emirates...
  • Booking until: Sunday, 22 December 2024
  • Running time: 2hr.
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A Chorus Line tickets Opens 31 Jul 2024 Opens 31 July 2024 A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

Sadlers Wells

3.8 39 reviews 3.8 39 reviews Tickets from £18.00
A group of young dancers is auditioning for a new Broadway show. What are the stories behind their determination to succeed in their chosen career? This fantastic show is based on real life tales, a fascinating and colourful exploration of the secrets that fired the cast’s show business ambitions.
  • Opens: Wednesday, 31 July 2024
    Booking until: Sunday, 25 August 2024
  • Running time: 1hr 55min. No interval.
  • Playing at: Sadlers Wells
  • Booking until: Sunday, 25 August 2024
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Guys and Dolls

The Bridge Theatre

4.8 104 reviews 4.8 104 reviews Tickets from £19.50
Teenagers (87%) Couples (90%) Theatregoers (99%) i
Join us for Guys & Dolls as The Bridge transforms for one of the greatest musicals of all time. It has more hit songs, more laughs and more romance than any show ever written.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 4 January 2025
  • Running time: 2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream tickets Opens 3 Dec 2024 Opens 3 December 2024 A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Barbican Theatre

4.7 3 reviews 4.7 3 reviews
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A Midsummer Night's Dream offers audiences an enchanting blend of romance, comedy, and magical elements and it heads to London this summer. Starring Matthew Baynton, this 'ravishing fusion of flamboyancy and fun’ (Guardian) performs at the Barbican Theatre for a limited time this Winter.

  • Opens: Tuesday, 3 December 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 18 January 2025
  • Starring: Mathew Baynton
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The Fabulist tickets Opens 12 Aug 2024 Opens 12 August 2024 The Fabulist

The Fabulist

Charing Cross Theatre

The hazards of love, the wonder of magic, and the mysteries of the universe collide in The Fabulist, a joyous and fast-paced feast of musical comedy.

  • Opens: Monday, 12 August 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 21 September 2024
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The Buddha of Suburbia tickets Opens 22 Oct 2024 Opens 22 October 2024 The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia

Barbican Theatre

The RSC's and Wise Children's 'intoxicating five-star' (The Times) production of the award-winning 1990 novel transfers to London's Barbican Theatre. Expect a vibrant and incisive coming-of-age story from The Buddha of Suburbia for four weeks this Autumn.

  • Opens: Tuesday, 22 October 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 16 November 2024
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See something special with Off West End Theatre

This is London's version of 'Off Broadway', the London Fringe, where the finest new productions and revivals live. Some of them are Offies winners, proud owners of well-deserved Off West End Theatre Awards and nominations. If an exciting, constantly changing list of entertainment for audiences of all ages is your thing, you'll enjoy discovering these great venues scattered in and around the West End itself and beyond.

You might find yourself a member of a small audience in a theatre on the top floor of a London pub, or one of a few hundred people loving the intimacy of a small purpose-built theatre space. The home of top quality, small scale productions packed with new and established talent, it's always worth checking back regularly to see what's new off the West End. From Hoxton Hall to Brixton House, the Arts Depot to Stockwell Playhouse, there are around fifty varied venues in London's Fringe scene, all waiting to welcome you.

As well as discovering a load of fantastic new shows you'll unearth areas of the capital you've never been to before, enriching your adventures. So what kind of thing would you most like to see gathering momentum in the West End Fringe?

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