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Last updated: Wednesday, 22 May 2024 at 15:28

Wednesday, 22 May 2024
16:28

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed, award-winning world premiere production is extending.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow is now booking at the Phoenix Theatre until 16 February 2025.

Friday, 26 April 2024
10:51

The new British musical which transferred to the West End following a sold-out, extended run at Kiln Theatre has been proving very popular!

Two Strangers (Carry A Cake Across New York) will now be performing at the Criterion Theatre until 31 August 2024.

Thursday, 11 April 2024
16:15

The hit musical continues its reign at the Vaudeville Theatre into 2025!

Offering a fresh perspective on history, SIX is now extending its West End run until 4 May 2025.

11:05

The new musical based on John Cassavetes' 1977 film was brought to the West End stage by multi-award-winning director Ivo van Hove and stars Sheridan Smith.

Originally planned to end on 27 July, OPENING NIGHT will now play its final performance at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 May 2024.

Tuesday, 9 April 2024
16:22

Continuing the musical's 25th anniversary, MAMMA MIA! announces an extension to its run at the Novello Theatre.

Experience the show's infectious energy and timeless ABBA hits until 29 March 2025.

Monday, 8 April 2024
10:13

Heading to London for the first time in its 175 years of existence, The State of Georgia's awe-inspiring production of this beloved classic will be a hit with London audiences.

SWAN LAKE is now extending its run at the London Coliseum, with performances now running until 8 September 2024.

Wednesday, 20 March 2024
17:39

Ryan Calais Cameron's acclaimed play has announced an extension to their run in the West End.

The Olivier Award-nominated FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY will now play performances at the Garrick Theatre until 1 June 2024.

Monday, 18 March 2024
09:51

The thrilling prequel to the hit Netflix and 5-time Olivier nominated play, STRANGER THINGS: THE FIRST SHADOW is extending its run in the West End!

Catch the production at the Phoenix Theatre until 15 December 2024.

Tuesday, 12 March 2024
11:08

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking production about one of the USA's founding fathers is extending its run in the West End.

HAMILTON will continue performances at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 29 March 2025 it has been announced.

Friday, 8 March 2024
10:39

The longest-running musical in the West End announces an extension to its booking period.

LES MISERABLES will continue performances at the Sondheim Theatre until 29 March 2025.

Wednesday, 6 March 2024
10:39

The West End stage musical phenomenon has announced another extension in London!

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz and is the 11th longest-running West End production in history. You can now book performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre until 1 June 2025.

Monday, 12 February 2024
16:04

Now in its eighth year in the West End, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD extends performances again!

The original two-part multi award-winning production is now booking at London's Palace Theatre until 2 March 2025.

Tuesday, 6 February 2024
16:04

Following its acclaimed season at The Other Palace, CRUEL INTENTIONS THE MUSICAL extends its run by 5 weeks.

The "Sexy, sassy, witty and sophisticated, bold and imaginative" (The New European) production will now play until Sunday 19th May 2024.

Monday, 5 February 2024
10:54

Regarded as a "West End triumph" by The Guardian, OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL announces an extension to its run at the Fortune Theatre.

The new musical which follows thirty-three strong years of The Woman in Black is now booking performances through to 16 November 2024, extending for an eighth time since it opened in May 2023.

Tuesday, 30 January 2024
10:24

The hit West End Production which is based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner announces an extension to its booking period, making it the longest running show ever to run at the Aldwych Theatre.

Performances of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL are now booking until 31 May 2025.

Friday, 26 January 2024
17:23

Neil Simon's hit comedy announces an extension due to unprecedented demand.

PLAZA SUITE, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, is now playing until 13 April 2024 at the Savoy Theatre.

16:52

Excited about the highly anticipated West End production of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical, HADESTOWN? The show which opens on the 10 February has already announced an extension!

HADESTOWN is now booking at the Lyric Theatre through to 22 December 2024.

Thursday, 25 January 2024
10:32

The critically acclaimed Olivier, WhatsOnStage, and Broadway World Award-winning musical extends its booking period and celebrates 1000 performances in the West End.

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL will now be performing until 22 December 2024.

Thursday, 11 January 2024
11:16

Time is running out to see the new musical, THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE.

Adapted from Audrey Niffenegger's acclaimed and mind-bending novel of the same name, the musical will close at the Apollo Theatre on 28 February.

Friday, 5 January 2024
15:43

The Old Vic's production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will return to the stage for its eighth consecutive year in 2024.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL will run from 9 November 2024 until 4 January 2025. More information to come in due course.

15:41

The new musical which has been delighting audiences since it opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in May 2024 has announced an extension to their West End run.

MRS DOUBTFIRE THE MUSICAL will now be booking to 16 February 2025.

Wednesday, 13 December 2023
13:37

An additional performance has been added to THE ADDAMS FAMILY, The Musical Comedy which will take place at the London Palladium next year.

Starring Michelle Visage, Ramin Karimloo, Lesley Joseph, and with further casting to be announced, THE ADDAMS FAMILY The Musical Comedy will now play in the afternoon on Tuesday 13 February at 3pm.

Tuesday, 12 December 2023
16:19

The new musical has been thrilling audiences since its arrival earlier this year at the Fortune Theatre.

OPERATION MINCEMEAT is now extending its run to 22 September 2024.

Wednesday, 6 December 2023
15:42

The final extension of Jake Shears and Rebecca Lucy Taylor AKA Self Esteem in the multi award-winning, critically acclaimed production has been announced. They will play as 'The Emcee' and 'Sally Bowles' until 9 March 2024.

12:48

SIX is extending its run at the Vaudeville Theatre on the heel of celebrating its 1000th West End performance. The smash-hit musical is now booking until 3 November 2024.
Tuesday, 28 November 2023
11:11

Celebrating 5 years in the West End, MAGIC MIKE LIVE has announced an extension to its run at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London.

MAGIC MIKE LIVE is now booking until 5 January 2025.

Wednesday, 22 November 2023
10:26

Due to phenomenal demand, SPIRITED AWAY has announced a five-week extension for its European premiere next Spring.

SPIRITED AWAY will now play at the London Coliseum from 30 April until 24 August 2024.

Monday, 13 November 2023
09:40

The acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production will be closing in the West End earlier than planned.

CRAZY FOR YOU is now closing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 31 December 2023, three weeks before its inital date.

Wednesday, 1 November 2023
11:30

London's premier dining experience MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY announces an extension due to extraordinary demand.

MAMMA MIA! THE PARTY is now booking until 15 June 2025 at The O2, London.

Friday, 20 October 2023
12:14

The award-winning production announces an extension in the West End.

BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL continues its run at the Adelphi Theatre with the booking period now extended to 21 July 2024.

Thursday, 19 October 2023
13:44

The record-breaking seven Olivier Award-winning musical CABARET announces an extension.

Known for being an intimate and electrifying revival, the production is now booking until Saturday 28 September 2024 at the Kit Kat Club.

Tuesday, 17 October 2023
11:48

The original two-part multi award-winning production has announced an extension in the West End.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is now booking until 29 September 2024 at London's Palace Theatre.

Thursday, 12 October 2023
11:05

THE LION KING announces an extension to its run in the West End.

The smash-hit Disney stage adaptation is now booking at the Lyceum Theatre until 2 June 2024.

Monday, 9 October 2023
13:55

The new British musical, based on the best-selling memoir by Henry Fraser announces an exciting extension to its run.

THE LITTLE BIG THINGS is now extending its performances at @sohoplace until Saturday 2 March.
Thursday, 5 October 2023
10:52

LES MISERABLES announces an extension to its booking period in the West End.

The longest-running West End musical is now extending its booking period until Saturday 28 September at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

10:48

HAMILTON announces an extension to its booking period in the West End.

The biographical musical around the life story of Alexander Hamilton is now booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 28 September 2024.

Wednesday, 27 September 2023
10:33

Celebrating 17 years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and becoming the 11th longest-running production in West End history, WICKED has extended its booking period.

The West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz is now booking until Sunday 15 December 2024.

10:25

Due to the phenomenal demand for tickets and with most performances already sold out, Ben Weatherill's new comedy, FRANK AND PERCY, has extended its run.

The production starring Ian McKellen and Roger Allam will now run until Sunday 17 December 2023 at The Other Palace.

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
10:54

Based on the life of legendary artist, TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has extended its booking period at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End until 14 September 2024.

Monday, 11 September 2023
16:50

The critically acclaimed FROZEN THE MUSICAL has extended its booking period at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane until June 2024.

Thursday, 7 September 2023
13:01

STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS have delayed their first performance at the Gielgud Theatre to 21 September. Due to sudden personal reasons, Haydn Gwynne has been forced to withdraw from the production.

Monday, 31 July 2023
09:02

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is celebrating its 7th anniversary at London's Palace Theatre this month with an announcement it's extending its booking period to 19 May 2024.

Tuesday, 25 July 2023
13:06

OPERATION MINCEMEAT: A NEW MUSICAL has announced its fourth extension at the Fortune Theatre. The smash-hit production extends its booking period into 2024, to 24th February.

Sunday, 23 July 2023
16:00

Producers of the West End premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD have today confirmed that the show will end its run in the West End earlier than planned.

It will close at the Prince Edward Theatre on Sunday, 17 September 2023.

Friday, 21 July 2023
13:01

2:22 - A GHOST STORY announces cast change in the West End.

Frankie Bridge will join the cast in her West End debut as Lauren after Sophia Bush has unfortunately withdrawn from the production due to illness. Bridge will perform from August until the end of the run on 17 September.

Wednesday, 12 July 2023
12:30

Spectacular news! MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is extending its run in London's West End. The award-winning production is now booking until 25 November 2023.

Tuesday, 11 July 2023
09:48

The critically acclaimed revival of CABARET has extended its West End run until Saturday 29 June 2024.

Thursday, 29 June 2023
11:04

Comedian and actor Hugh Dennis will join the cast of Caroline Leslie's production of Mark Evans' BLEAK EXPECTATIONS as the Guest Narrator for one week only from 11-16 July at London's Criterion Theatre. 

Monday, 12 June 2023
09:45

THE LION KING and FROZEN have both extended their runs in the West End.

FROZEN, which celebrates its second birthday in the West End this summer has extended its run through until 7 January 2024, whilst THE LION KINGcontinues its reign at the Lyceum Theatre until 11 February 2024. 

Thursday, 1 June 2023
11:41

MATILDA THE MUSICAL has announced an extended booking period to 15 December 2024 at London's Cambridge Theatre.

Wednesday, 31 May 2023
10:08

Great Scott! BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL is extending at London's Adelphi Theatre until 11 February 2024!

Thursday, 18 May 2023
10:36

MAGIC MIKE LIVE has extended its booking period to 30 June 2024.

Tuesday, 16 May 2023
17:05

The West End premiere of the smash-hit, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical AIN’T TOO PROUD, has extended its booking until 7 January 2024 at the Prince Edward Theatre, with the Christmas performance schedule now on sale.

Friday, 28 April 2023
10:10

Kenneth Branagh will direct and play the title role in William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR at Wyndham’s Theatre from 21 October 2023. The production will run for 50 performances only, and tickets will go on sale on 5 June at midday.

Wednesday, 26 April 2023
13:11

It has been announced that Georgina Onuorah will return to THE WIZARD OF OZ  to play the lead role of Dorothy this summer. Georgina previously played this role in the production during its run at the Leicester Curve last year.

Friday, 21 April 2023
12:31

OPERATION MINCEMEAT has extended its run at the Fortune Theatre after selling out their preview performances.The show has now added an extra six weeks to its run, extending until 19 August 2023. Tickets for the extension go on sale later today.

Wednesday, 19 April 2023
12:50

GUYS AND DOLLS has extended its run at the Bridge Theatre till 24 February 2024. Tickets for the extended dates will go on sale on 21 April.

Friday, 31 March 2023
11:43

The Greek holiday continues, as MAMMA MIA! has extended its booking period to March 2024.

10:34

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has announced it's going to keep on rolling to 11 February 2024.

Tuesday, 28 March 2023
11:18

2.22 - A GHOST STORY is having a record-breaking fifth West End transfer. It will open at the Apollo Theatre for a limited season of 18 weeks from 18 May 2023.

Monday, 20 March 2023
11:10

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD announces a further booking extension to 3 March 2024. Tickets for this extended period go on sale on 23 March 2023.

Friday, 24 February 2023
10:25

SIX has extended its record-breaking reign at the Vaudeville Theatre until April 2024, with tickets now on sale.

Monday, 20 February 2023
13:28

In consultation with Mousetrap, Mamma Mia! will be holding a relaxed performance on the 8 March at 6.30pm.

Friday, 17 February 2023
10:11

To celebrate its 100th performance today, My Son’s a Queer, (But what can you do?) has announced it's extending at the Ambassadors Theatre until 1 April 2023.

Monday, 16 January 2023
13:05

After breaking Theatre Royal Drury Lane box office records, FROZEN has extended its booking period to October 2023.

Wednesday, 11 January 2023
13:16

HEATHERS is extending its run at The Other Palace until September 3 2023. In addition to this, the musical will also hold additional singalong performances on the 14 April, 25 May, 30 June and 9 August.

Monday, 7 November 2022
10:38

FROZEN is extending until 18 June 2023 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Thursday, 9 June 2022
16:00

DEAR EVAN HANSEN will play its final performance at the Noël Coward Theatre on Saturday 22 October 2022, the end of the current booking period.

Thursday, 2 June 2022
11:31

New offer for Only Fools and Horses at Theatre Royal Haymarket - (including £50 seats for £20), which runs until midnight next Tuesday (7/06)

Monday, 23 May 2022
12:27

THE BOOK OF MORMON at the Prince of Wales theatre has been extended to 24th September 2022.

10:28

Disney's THE LION KING has been extended from the 4th of October 2022 – 12th of February 2023 at the Lyceum Theatre.

Thursday, 10 March 2022
10:37

The Drifters Girl has been extended until February 2023 at the Garrick Theatre.

Wednesday, 2 March 2022
13:29

Doctor Who Time Fracture has been extended until 4th September.

Saturday, 26 February 2022
14:58

THE MOUSETRAP at St Martins Theatre is extending to January 2023.

Friday, 25 February 2022
14:54

The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre is extending its Booking period to Saturday 25th June.

Thursday, 24 February 2022
12:10

Back to the Future the Musical at the Adelphi Theatre has been extended through to 23rd October 2022.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022
18:11

The booking period has been extended for Pretty Woman at the Savoy Theatre  from July 5th 2022 through to September 4th 2022.

Monday, 17 January 2022
15:37

Frozen extends at the Drury Lane Theatre Royal until October 2022.

12:53

JERSEY BOYS at the Trafalgar Theatre extends through to 2 October 2022. Tickets are now on sale.

Friday, 14 January 2022
10:19

Best seats tickets for LIFE OF PI a Wyndham's Theatre are now available from £45 when you book by 16 January 2022. Tickets start from just £18.

10:14

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) at the Criterion Theatre will close on Sunday 6 February, due to lack of audiences following the government’s implementation of Plan B Covid restrictions.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
15:30

THE CHOIR OF MAN extends at the Arts Theatre to 3 April 2022.

Friday, 19 November 2021
16:38

MAMMA MIA! at London’s Novello Theatre is now extending its booking period to Saturday 1 October 2022. MAMMA MIA! is now in its 23rd year in London.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021
16:32

OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE at the Duke of York's Theatre has been extended for a further three weeks until Saturday 14th May 2022.

16:30

Life of Pi at Wyndhams Theatre has been extended from the 16th of January 2022 to 27th of February 2022.

16:27

Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre has been extended Tuesday 31st May 2022 to Saturday 18th December 2022.

16:15

THE SHARK IS BROKEN extends its run at the Ambassadors Theatre until 13 February 2022.

Thursday, 4 November 2021
10:47

The booking period of PRIDE & PREJUDICE* (*SORT OF) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen is extended to Sunday 17 April 2022 at the Criterion Theatre.

10:00

There won't be a West End transfer of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT which was rumoured to be coming to the Dominion Theatre for a limited run in early 2022.

Tuesday, 2 November 2021
10:20

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION extends its run to 25 September 2022 a the London County Hall.

Monday, 11 October 2021
11:26

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is extending at the Aldwych Theatre is extending to 17th December 2022.

Monday, 4 October 2021
12:59

THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Tickets at just £25, £35 and £45
Valid Monday - Friday perf. from 4 October - 5 November 2021
Book by Date: 7 October 2021

Friday, 24 September 2021
14:54

The performances have been extended for & JULIET at the Shaftesbury Theatre from the current booking period (which is 12th Feb) up to Saturday 25th of June, 2022.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021
12:14

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at the Duchess Theatre has been extended and is now running to the 30th October 2022.

Friday, 10 September 2021
13:14

The West End production of THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT will extend its run by eight weeks and will now play at the Gielgud Theatre until Sunday 23rd January 2022.

Tuesday, 7 September 2021
11:42

The Great Gasby has been extended until 16th January 2022.

Monday, 15 March 2021
19:50

The opening of JERSEY BOYS at the Trafalgar Theatre is postponed until 28th July 2021.

Monday, 2 November 2020
10:51

The opening of CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL will be postponed with previews now starting on Friday 30th April 2021. The run will also be extended until Sunday 13th February 2022.

Friday, 23 October 2020
11:36

The venue have just advised that the dates between the 12th and 27th of November 2020 for EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE ath the Apollo Theatre are now cancelled with refunds being processed as usual.

Monday, 5 October 2020
10:41

Performances of Tina The Musical have been cancelled until Saturday 30 January 2021. The show is still booking until Saturday 29 January 2022.

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