New London Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

School of Rock the Musical

School of Rock the Musical Tickets

4.8/5
based on 191 reviews

New London Theatre

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Starring: David Fynn

Booking until: Sunday, 13 January 2019

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (Including one interval)

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Booking from:
Monday, 24 October 2016

Booking until:
Sunday, 13 January 2019

Running time:
2 hours 30 minutes (Including one interval)

It's School of Rock! The Broadway version of this brand new musical, based on the hit movie, has Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes to thank for its broad people-appeal. They're both involved in the production, a considerable theatrical accolade in itself.

If you loved the antics of Jack Black in the movie, you'll enjoy the musical theatre version even more. Worldwide the film grossed more than a hundred and thirty one million US dollars. And it held sway for years as the biggest-grossing comedy movie of all time, until it was finally overtaken in 2015 by Pitch Perfect. Now this hugely popular story takes to the stage.

School of Rock musical – The story

The plot follows the struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey Finn. He's been kicked out of his own rock band because of his ridiculous on-stage antics and he's at a loose end, bored and broke. When he decides to disguise himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious private school, all hell lets loose.

Dewey's students are a talented musical bunch and Dewey encourages them to form a rock band. But his motivation is far from honourable - with a bit of luck his fourth graders will beat the favourites, his old band No Vacancy, and win the Battle of the Bands contest. And he'll be able to pay his rent.

This is a comedy and, of course, everything goes horribly pear-shaped. But despite a series of madcap misadventures and total disasters, Dewey eventually proves that there's no stopping the school of rock.

No matter what your age, if you've ever fancied playing in a rock band you'll be totally inspired by the amazingly talented band of youngsters who form the stage band. You'll go home singing, thanks to fourteen brand new show tunes by Lloyd Webber and a host more original songs from the movie.

If you like nothing better than a big, bold musical comedy with a warm heart, this one's for you.

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Press Reviews

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy The Telegraph

Terrific fun Daily Mail

A triumph for Andrew Lloyd Webber as King of hit musicals Daily Mirror

A big hearted show. Loud and cheeky, a feel-good experience with a hint of anarchic wildness Evening Standard

Customer Reviews

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Anyone:
83%
Families:
98%
Teenagers:
89%
Couples:
84%
Theatregoers:
84%

based on 191 reviews

Brilliant a must see!

Fantastic show the children so talented, playing the music instruments themselves very professional yet fun!


London Box Office customer

Good entertainment quite American and Disney like . Good family entertainment .


London Box Office customer

Fun show for all the family

Had trouble finding the theatre initially, thought we were going to miss it. The theatre seating was great, I doubt anyone had a bad view, the stage could be clearly seen from every seat in the house. I would like to have heard some familiar songs like they did in the film. But a great show, fun and entertaining for all the family.


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Top musical

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Brilliant show all round and would love to see it again

We really enjoyed the show it was great


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Family Rocking without any doubt!!!

Took my 2 kids (15) and (20) and my wife - who is not big fan of musicals - but the School of Rock was a winner on all fronts - awesome. The tickets were expensive - almost £400 quid for 4 of us - but had 2 birthday celebrations - and was worth every penny and a lot more.


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Thoroughly enjoy!

Really enjoy the show, would recommend to anyone.


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Amazing

Fantastic efforts from all . To see the young cast sparkle was brilliant


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Simply outstanding

Such a superb show and the kids are just amazing! The theatre is modern and the seating is the best ever as the level of gradient is the best, no person would block your view! Would see another show at this theatre!!


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The ultimate gig

If you've always wanted to be in the crowd at the final gig in the film, this is your chance to experience it! A great show


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Great, same as the film

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Briliant

Casting was brilliant just like the film. Would recommend to all age groups.


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Brilliant performance and experience

My first show in 20 years and I forgot what I was missing this was a fantastic show and I will make sure I go more often


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Amazing

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Fantastic Show

Fantastic show would highly recommend the lead was brilliant as were the children.


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Very good

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A must see show.

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Full of energy

Great show and fab cast would go again in a heartbeat


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must see

Great family entertainment and reasonably priced


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Wonderful if you love the film

This is really aimed at kids but I went with my partner and we loved it because we loved the movie. The finale brought a tear to our eyes, all actors are very talented.


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Don't miss it

A real mood lifter.


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fab show!

fab show! kids were amazing, i feel like there wernt as many restricted seats as it says on the booking!


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Powerful and funny

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Very good show

I loved it thanks very much


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Outstanding performances by the children!

Kids were amazingly talented, performed instruments live. Simple story brought to life by energetic performers.


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Pure enjoyment

Engaging and fun! Up to date jokes, music was flawless. The children can dance, they can sing, they can act. Found myself laughing throughout.


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Excellent show The kids particularly were amazing but so werethe whole cast really Loved the music


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A Rocking great time!

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Entertaining!

This show was brilliant! The children were extremely talented, well done to all of them.


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brilliant show

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A must see

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Great show, recommended

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Excellent show for the whole family

A wonderfully entertaining show: good story, excellent performers (primary school kids!), very talented. We were entertained from beginning until the very end and would recommend it for anyone.


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rock kids

This is a very energetic show. The kids are great and the music is uplifting


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School of rock

Brilliant show, funny, emotional and rocktastic. The kids are amazing.


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fantastic - another success by ALW

great show - full of energy and the feel good factor - we came out smiling as did all the other members of the audience


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Excellent night out.

Loved the show . Full of colour and amazing dancing and singing. A feel good evening


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Fantastic show great cast and highly recommended!


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Exceptional

Children were very talented, whole show great family fun - loved the jokes e.g. The one about Cats!


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Frenetic

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MUST SEE

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Amazing

School of Rock was amazing, fantastic acting and singing. Especially the kids a great show well worth seeing.


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What a spectacular, a showcase for young talent

If you like the movie then you will love the show. If you can't stand the movie then this show will rock your socks off. This is a spectacular full of fun, wit and will make you smile and wish you were 12 all over again. Raw talent of youth fills the stage and rocks your world. Take your friends and family and enjoy the ride.


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Very entertaining

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Super talented kids

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Fantastic show

This is a must see and one of the best musicals I've seen. The kids are fantastic.


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Feel Good Musical

A brilliant mix of adult & child talent, all the children actually play all the instruments! Tons of humour & the music was great! Teacher was brilliant very Robin Williamsesque! Couldn't help but walk out smiling


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First class

Very enjoyable lively show


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Absolutely fabulous

Great music, funny, well written. Well worth going to see. Lovely theatre. Dress circle not for those who don't like heights though. A show which I would return too over again.


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Superb

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Highly enjoyable

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Amazing talent, excellent production!

I attended this with my cousin and her children and wasn't sure what to expect but it was amazing! My parents also joined us and everyone had such a brilliant time!


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Absolutely amazing!!!

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amazing non stop musci and aciton.

it was a last minute show for us. The show was amazing and the American main character was non stop dancing, singing and acting, he was just super super.. he made me, laugh, cry, sob, sing along and most importantly happy that i booked this show and not other.


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School of Rock - Family time.

If you need to find a show that entertains teenagers with adults it's brilliant.


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Very uplifting story about kids + rock & roll

Very well done. The child actors were in particular amazing (young girl base player, young boy playing lead guitar in particular). Worth seeing with the family


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Creative

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Great

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AMAZING

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High energy , a rocking good night out !

Absolutely great, loved every minute of this excellent show ! Highly recommended.


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Must see

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Amazing!!!

Brilliant from start to finish - there were no boring bits it kept us all entertained from start to finish and the time just flew! The acting was brilliant and I even preferred Gary Trainor than Jack Black in the movie! Our grandchildren were hooked and didn't make a murmur other than to laugh and loved getting the chance to have their photo taken with Mr Trainor as he left the theatre - the best musical we've seen and we've see a few!


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Must see

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Rock And Roll All Nite !!

Great story, great acting, great music and all in the name of rock and roll !!


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day out with dad

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fantastic! the acting was top notch ...the children actors unbelievable!

Loved the show and the extraordinary energy from all ...the standing ovation was well deserved


London Box Office customer

The show starts slow, but once the kids are out on stage this show was great. You can take kids and they will enjoy it.


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Rock party

Stuck true to the movie with slight changes, which brought the story out. The kids are awesome and can certainly become real rock band! Katie the base players face was really memorable.


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Return visit!

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AMAZING

Made me laugh and cry (with proudness) throughout - will definitely be booking in to see this show again!


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Amazing

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Amazing

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Fab!

Fantastic show, to be honest we booked it as we didn't fancy anything else but so glad we did as it was outstanding. The kids really made the show. Would recommend it to anyone.


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Fantastic kids were great!

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Master class in entertainment

All the cast were superb, the energy throughout was infectious the best compliment I could give is that I'd happily pay to see this show again :)


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Get Didplay of Young Talent

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The facinating aspect of the show is that children are actually playing great music live. A novelty in itself.


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A must see, amazing!!

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A must see musical

This was a really good musikal based on the Movie School of Rock. Very good performance from the children and the other cast.


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One size fits all

If you're looking for the hottest ticket in town, sell the family silver and take the whole family or you and your besties to School of Rock, The Musical! I loved the film and was, in a way, dreading some loss in translation. My misgivings were totally dispelled at this fitting homage, yet reinvention of my original experience. The production had all the slickness you would expect from a West End show in a modern theatre, but there is so much more in the way of being pinned to your seats by pure energy, talent of young (and not-so-young) performers, emotional statements about childhood, parenthood and life's ambitions. It is a short 5 minute walk from Covent Garden tube station or, if you want to take your time, have a look at Covent Garden itself with street performers, eateries and shops galore. Beware of pick-pockets (although if you decide to buy in this area, you may have an empty wallet at the end anyway!!). Taxis are available just outside the theatre, although limited in number so get out quickly at the end of the show if you need a cab. Just one negative: I am a big chap and climbing stairs is an effort. It wasn't the easiest journey to my seat (although I've had a lot worse). I paid £75 for my seat in the very back row of The New Theatre, but didn't miss a thing. The modern design allows the audience to get unrestricted views of the stage (as far as I could tell). Was it good value? You bet!


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Fun show

This show was good and very professional. Some catchy tunes. My children aged 11 and 8 loved it!


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Show was great, live music fantastic and funny too!

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Brilliant!

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Brilliant

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School of Rock Andrew Lloyd Webber just released a fully immersive 360° youtube video for “You’re in the Band”, one of the songs featured in his new Broadway musical, School of Rock – The Musical. The Youtube video allows you to navigate all angles of the classroom for an immersive experience of the song.

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