Emmie Newitt

10 theatre shows opening in London in June (2024)

Wondering what theatre shows to see in London in June 2024? We’ve got a guide to the best ones opening this month!

london theatre shows in june 2024

June brings with it a huge collection of new shows opening in London. From revivals like Kiss Me, Kate and Starlight Express heading to the stage and then new productions like Slave Play and Your Lie in April no doubt creating huge excitement across London’s theatres. With our guide to the best new shows in London, you’ll continue to stay ahead of the curve, ensuring that you don’t miss out on the must-see productions heading into the city. But let’s dive into the show's opening in May!

1. Kiss Me, Kate

kiss me kate barbican theatreAdrian Dunbar and Stephanie J Block, photos supplied by the production.

Starring Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block, a vibrant new production of Cole Porter's musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate opens at the Barbican Theatre this month. This brilliantly witty and entertaining show, based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, promises to captivate audiences with its high-energy dance numbers. Don't miss the chance to be dazzled by this theatrical masterpiece!

Kiss Me, Kate Tickets

2. Mean Girls

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If you loved the hit 2004 film, the acclaimed Broadway musical Mean Girls is finally opening in the West End. This production delivers a fresh, hilarious, and energetic take, written by Tina Fey herself. Featuring catchy songs by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, the show offers sharp humour and memorable performances that resonate with both fans of the movie and newcomers alike.

Mean Girls Musical Tickets

3. Slave Play

slave play londonKit Harington and Olivia Washington . Photo by Olivia Lifungula

Jeremy O. Harris' groundbreaking play Slave Play, the most controversial and Tony-nominated play of all time, is now coming to the Noel Coward Theatre for a strictly limited run. The play follows three interracial couples undergoing therapy sessions to address their sexual dysfunctions, while also delving deeply into racial identities, histories, and desires. Don't miss this provocative and thought-provoking theatrical experience.

Slave Play Tickets

4. Starlight Express

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Returning to the London stage for the first time in years, Starlight Express will be staged in a purpose-built, specially designed auditorium at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Billed as a fully immersive audience experience of speed, song and storytelling; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about humanlike trains racing to win love and glory provides an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Starlight Express Tickets

5. Your Lie in April

your lie in aprilYour Lie in April artwork.

Following on from the sold-out concerts last year, Your Lie in April heads into the West End for a strictly limited 12-week run at the Harold Pinter Theatre. A stage adaptation of one of Japan’s most popular manga series, Your Lie in April explores themes of grief, love and the transformative power of music.

Your Lie in April Tickets

6. The Secret Garden

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A stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved classic, The Secret Garden, arrives in the idyllic setting of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this summer. This captivating tale of friendship, healing, and the transformative power of nature is brought to life in a new production by Holly Robinson and Anna Himali Howard. Don't miss the chance to experience this enchanting story in a breathtaking outdoor venue.

The Secret Garden Tickets

7. Julie The Musical

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Inspired by history’s most outrageous LGBTQ+ icons, Julie The Musical is a brand new musical which became a huge hit with audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 as well as a tour last year. Julie The Musical celebrates Julie’s life as well as the wider themes of queerness, found family and finding your place in a world that isn’t designed for you.

Julie The Musical Tickets

8. Next To Normal

next to normal west endThe cast of NEXT TO NORMAL at the Donmar Warehouse. Credit: Marc Brenner

The critically acclaimed rock musical Next To Normal transfers to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre and it opens in June! Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next To Normal dives deep into the challenges behind mental illness and grief, alongside an unforgettable score.

Next to Normal Tickets

9. Marie Curie Musical

marie curie musical londonMarie Curie Musical artwork.

A tale of life and death, Marie Curie The Musical has already enraptured audiences in Korea with its sweeping score and compelling narrative. Now, it’s making its way to London's Charing Cross Theatre, where you can experience the breathtaking display of courage and resilience from the woman who discovered the potential for curing cancer. Don't miss this inspiring journey of scientific discovery and personal triumph.

Marie Curie Musical Tickets

10. The Acrobatic Swan Lake

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A unique fusion of Western classical ballet and mesmerising chinese acrobatic arts, The Acrobatic Swan Lake will perform at Sadlers Wells for a limited season. Created by China’s breathtaking Xi’an Acrobatic Troupe, audiences will be utterly captivated by its harmonious blend of artistic disciplines. Something different to grab a ticket for this summer!

Acrobatic Swan Lake Tickets

June promises another fantastic month of theatre in London, so don't miss out! Book your tickets with London Box Office today for the best availability and enjoy some showstopping productions in the heart of the city. What are you waiting for? Secure your seats now and experience the magic of London's theatre scene.