Last Chance to See in London

This is your chance to be captivated, inspired, impressed, terrified, amused and thoroughly entertained by these West End shows about to close. These theatrical masterpieces are what memories are made of, shows that proved so good, hard to resist and well-loved they made West End history. Explore our Last Chance list, displayed by popularity, and embrace the magic while you can.

Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House

Tickets from £263.00

Puccini’s devastating tragedy about a young geisha who falls in love with an American naval officer.

  • Booking until: Thursday, 18 July 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 45min. Incl. 1 interval.
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The Secret Garden

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

3.3 3 reviews 3.3 3 reviews Tickets from £18.00
Families (100%) i

Spoilt and abandoned, 10-year-old Mary Lennox is sent from India to Yorkshire, and put into the care of an Uncle she has never met.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 20 July 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.
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The Marilyn Conspiracy

Park Theatre

3 2 reviews 3 2 reviews 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.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. interval.
  • Playing at: Park Theatre
  • Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2024
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Echo (Every Cold-Hearted Oxygen)

Royal Court Theatre

Tickets from £27.00

A new performer takes to the stage at every show without having a clue of what is going to be asked of them. Unrehearsed and unprepared, the script becomes their guide as they journey through the story of the playwright, connected live from his flat in Berlin? Or is he? Can we really know where or when we are?

  • Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2024
  • Running time: 1hr 20min. No interval.
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Closer to Heaven

The Turbine Theatre

Tickets from £25.00

Let us take you back to the Millennium for the night of your life. Suddenly what was wrong seems right… The Turbine Theatre is proud to present new production of this adored club musical.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 27 July 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min.
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Marie Curie the Musical

Charing Cross Theatre

5 2 reviews 5 2 reviews Tickets from £27.00
Anyone (100%) i

Marie Curie is certain that she can make a name for herself and change the course of science in the progress as she arrives from her native Poland to study at Sorbonne University in Paris.

  • Booking until: Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Running time: 1hr 40min.
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A View from The Bridge

Theatre Royal Haymarket

4.8 20 reviews 4.8 20 reviews Tickets from £20.00
Theatregoers (90%) i
Theatre Royal Bath Productions with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen for Access Entertainment present Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge starring BAFTA Award winner Dominic West (The Wire, The Crown, The Affair), Olivier and Tony Award nominee Kate Fleetwood (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Macbeth, London Road) and BAFTA Cymru Award winner Callum Scott Howells, (It’s A Sin, Cabaret).
  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 20min. Incl. 1 interval.
  • Starring: Callum Scott Howells, Kate Fleetwood, Dominic West
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Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Gillian Lynne Theatre

4.8 53 reviews 4.8 53 reviews Tickets from £47.00
Theatregoers (94%) i

The multi-award winning new musical Standing at the Sky’s Edge has won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. It won the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production, and also the South Bank Sky Arts Award. Now it transfers to the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre after dazzling sold-out runs at the National Theatre and Sheffield Theatres.​ Widely considered the most exciting new British musical in years, it’s a must for lovers of top quality home-grown musical theatre.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 50min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Richard III | Globe

Globe Theatre

Tickets from £6.00

Meet Richard: the man, the myth, the monster. A new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III unfolds in the Globe Theatre this summer, with Artistic Director Michelle Terry in the title role.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 3hr. Incl. 1 interval.
  • Playing at: Globe Theatre
  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
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Boys From The Blackstuff

Garrick Theatre

5 5 reviews 5 5 reviews Tickets from £24.00
Roll back time to the ‘80s and life was hard for unemployed Yosser, Loggo, Chrissie, George, Dixie and his son Kevin. The 1980 TV series was a legend, now James Graham’s adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff transfers to the West End for a limited 8 week run.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30 min. Incl. 20min interval.
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2:22 A Ghost Story

Gielgud Theatre

4.5 107 reviews 4.5 107 reviews Tickets from £24.00
Theatregoers (85%) i
It's being called 'The West End theatre event of the year'. As The Guardian said, “With a brilliant sense of mounting dread and just the right number of jump-scares, Danny Robins' new ghost story is a slick, chilling romp of a play”. Now it's back by popular demand. The play has already enjoyed mutliple record-breaking seasons. And acclaimed star performances are the name of the game. Buy Theatre tickets for 2:22 A Ghost Story and prepare to be scared.
  • Booking until: Sunday, 4 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr. Incl. 1 Interval.
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People, Places and Things

Trafalgar Theatre

4.6 25 reviews 4.6 25 reviews Tickets from £60.00
Theatregoers (92%) i
Duncan Macmillan's (Lungs, 1984) intoxicating hit play PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies, Wolf Hall, This House) and designed by Tony Award-winner Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), makes a triumphant return to London this Spring.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 10 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.
  • Starring: Denise Gough
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The Constituent

Old Vic Theatre

4.7 3 reviews 4.7 3 reviews Tickets from £30.00
Theatregoers (100%) i
This volatile new play stars BAFTA Award winner Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, Line of Duty) as a hard-working opposition backbencher whose ideals of public office are tested by the demands of a man in crisis, played by Tony, BAFTA and Emmy Award winner James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors, The History Boys).
  • Booking until: Saturday, 10 August 2024
  • Running time: 1hr 30min.
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Lyric Hammersmith

5 1 review 5 1 review Tickets from £18.00
Anyone (100%) i

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…

  • Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.
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Rough Magic | Globe

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets from £18.00

Following the Olivier Award-nominated, ‘fantastically funny’ ★★★★★ (Broadway World) Midsummer Mechanicals, Shakespeare’s Globe and Splendid Productions present a brand-new family show, Rough Magic, in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this summer.

  • Opens: Saturday, 20 July 2024
    Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2024
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Much Ado About Nothing | Globe

Globe Theatre

Tickets from £13.00

Welcome to a luxurious paradise in the Globe Theatre this summer as love in its many forms is celebrated in Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, Much Ado About Nothing.

  • Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.
  • Playing at: Globe Theatre
  • Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2024
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Skeleton Crew

Donmar Warehouse

Tickets from £12.00

UK premiere of the Tony Award-nominated Best Play by Dominique Morisseau directed by Olivier Award-winner Matthew Xia. The cast is Tobi Bamtefa (Mayor of Kingstown), Branden Cook (Masters of the Air, Chicago PD), Oliver Award nominee Pamela Nomvete (To Kill a Mockingbird, Gangs of London) and Racheal Ofori (Artemis Fowl, Ready Player One).

  • Booking until: Saturday, 24 August 2024
  • Running time: 2hr. Incl. 1 interval.
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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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West End shows to see before they close

Maybe you missed out on a new musical you were dying to see, and now it's your last chance. Perhaps you saw a play once before and it was so inspiring you really want to experience it again. You might have only just realised the season's coming to an end for the production you've been keen to see. Either way we have a collection of unforgettable entertainment to see before it's too late. Grab tickets before the curtain falls for the last time, then relax.

So what's it like attending one of the final few performances of a popular West End show? It's really exciting, there's a great buzz, and the audiences are dotted with super-fans there to say goodbye to a production that has meant a lot to them. There's a fast turnaround to enjoy as shows close every week, replaced by new productions set to become just as well-loved.

For every West End closing, there's a new opening. Don't miss out on these last-chance treats, some of the most exciting shows in town. Check out the scheduled end dates then choose your favourite production. Do it right now to void disappointment and fall in love with London Theatre all over again.

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