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 95 reviews

New London Theatre

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Starring: David Fynn

Booking from: Monday, 24 October 2016

Booking until: Sunday, 14 January 2018

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

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Booking from:
Monday, 24 October 2016

Booking until:
Sunday, 14 January 2018

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

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Anyone:
84%
Families:
98%
Teenagers:
92%
Couples:
86%
Theatregoers:
85%

based on 95 reviews

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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A must see. Everyone sang in the streets after

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Stick it to the man!

A fantastic production, only marginally straying from the storyline of the film. Great addition of new songs. Brilliant performance by Dewy, staying true to character. Wonderful performances by the children, with extraordinary musical ability on those instruments! Funny, entertaining and fabulous music.


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Great entertainment.

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Brilliant kids

The kids rock!


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Amazing young stars!

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Excellent west end show

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Kids were brilliant wanted to see more

I thought any scenes with the children were absolutely brilliant-their singing, dancing any playing. The only "downside" was that I felt the "tuneless musical links" between all the action was outdated and unnecessary-The kind of thing where someone sings to explain their mundane actions rather than just letting us work it out. this was show with plenty enough opportunity for music, it didn't need to be shoe-horned in everywhere and was a bit exasperating


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Brilliant show!

Amazing production - clever staging and an incredible cast. Brilliant throughout and thoroughly enjoyable!


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Great night out

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one of the best shows iv seen

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Must See

Had a fantastic time.


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Absolutely incredible! The kids are just amazing!

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Best show I've been to.

This is the best show I've been to for a while. The cast were fantastic especially the kids. Well worth another visit.


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I'm in the band

Great show brilliant cast


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A wonderful surprise

I was pretty skeptical about this show going in, but it was brilliant! An incredibly talented young cast, and a lovely combination of different musical styles. Would 100% recommend!


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Absolutely full of energy and life! Rock on!!!

I took my mum to the theatre as a treat! We love musicals and we both equally love the School of Rock movie. Such a brilliant stage show! We loved every minute. The staging, lighting, energy, everything! We loved the lead and all of the children are stars! Highly recommended! You could sit anywhere in the theatre and have a superb view.


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Rock and roll

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Absolutely fantastic

A must see production of an already fantastic film !!! Not to be missed and the kids are fantastic


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Great show

The kids in the show were excellent and they were definitely enjoying themselves. It's a very lively and fun filled show with great music.


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Excellent fun filled entertainment

An excellent show that provides great entertainment with catchy songs and a light hearted script.


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Awesome

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Brilliant show from beginning to end.


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Great fun

Will have a good view wherever you sit!


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Fantastic fun show

Fantastic entertainment,all seats have great viewing it seems. Good for age 10 and up as a little bit of swearing and loudness .


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Not to be missed!!

Loved the show! It rocks! Would definitely recommend to anyone aseen it was incredible


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Good fun if you are prepared for loud noisy music

Warning! It is very very loud but full of action My grandchildren from 20 down to 13 enjoyed it


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Brilliant

I have seen the film a number of times. The ransition from film to stage is excellent. All the cast are good but the four kids who play the musical instruments are amazing. Stars in their own right and so talented.


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Excellent interpretation of the film and fabulously performed

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Brilliant

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Loud

The sound was distorted and unclear. When all the cast were singing you could understand better but then it was so loud.


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An upbeat, positive must-see show!

I loved the show and highly recommend it. Everyone in the theater left with high spirits and smiles on their faces. It was a fun night out for all ages. They really brought the movie to life


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Noisy but great

Perfect for teenagers. For adults ok.


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Fab show!

A really great show for a fun time, no matter what age you are. Everyone, from the kids to the adults are spectacular with great singing and playing all round. And I thought the sets were just incredible. A must see!


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Energetic and brilliant

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Fun & Entertaining

It is a good introduction to kids for musical


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School Of The Year ❤️

No words to express the pure enjoyment and pleasure we experienced watching this wonderful production. From start to finish it was uplifting mesmerising and a class act. The energy was breathtaking and the music so catchy!!! LOVED


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Excellent. Thoroughly entertaining

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Totally Amazing !!

Absolutely loved the show ! Brilliant music, story and the acting amazing ! The kids are so talented and the lead man ... just excellent. Highly recommended !


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Energetic, Amazing, Super talented Kids! MUST SEE for everyone who loves ROCK.

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must see

Brilliant show, followed the film,kids were great,the quality of the music was excellent.


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Bestever

Real high energy entertainment with great acting and music from start to finish.


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Awesome

I loved the show because the kids were awesome with the instruments and the act was just wow


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Enormous rock & roll FUN

The theatre was small but easy. We were at the very top but still saw and heard and enjoyed everything. Staff from the desk, security, icecream man and programme seller were absolutely delightful and helpful.


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Great acting by the children and lead actors especially the lead actor. He was the best thing about the show.


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Rocking!

fantastically energising


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School of Rock rocks

What a thoroughly enjoyable night out. Our party ages ranged from 20 to 60 and everyone was smiling as they left. Im still singing Sock it the Man on Monday morning. Rob Leamington Spa


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Amazing!!

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Fantastic

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Up beat and funny

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Fabulous!!

This show was amazing. Kids r so talented. Loved the film and this is a great version. Will recommend to friends


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Fab show

Loved it, fun, funny, amazing young musicians, a real feel good show.


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So good

I like all of it very good acting by the kids


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SOR

Kids in the show were amazing and actually played the instruments!


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Absolutely fabulous

A feel good want to get up and shuffle you're stuff & would recommend it to anyone Absolutely fabulous . & would go back so many times well done to all involved


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Best show I've ever seen

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Brilliant Night Out

Excellent everyone worked really hard and the show was brilliant. They all worked as a great team. The children who played the instruments were so talented


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Full of adrenaline

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  • Year built: 1973

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