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School of Rock the Musical

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4.8/5 - based on 616 reviews
  • Starring: David Fynn
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About School of Rock the Musical

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - -
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 15:00 -
Starring:

David Fynn

School of Rock the Musical description

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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School of Rock the Musical reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 616 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (79%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (89%)
Couples (82%)
Theatregoers (82%)
Latest customer reviews
Gwenda
Fabulous

Reviewed on 02 March 2020 by , Holyhead, United Kingdom

Amanda
Incredible wow wow wow

This was the most amazing show which was uplifting and inspirational. I took my children and husband and the atmosphere was absolutely amazing. Such talent in the stage and what a privilege to watch it. Our seats were amazing. One of the best experiences ever.

Reviewed on 02 March 2020 by , Surrey, United Kingdom

Rhys
Absolutely fantastic

Brilliant, cast were amazing, the show was fantastic, would recommend to anyone, had a brilliant time, well done to all who were part of it

Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Mark
Wow, what an excellent child friendly musical

Was brilliant.

Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by , Wickhambrook, United Kingdom

Lisa
Amazing!

One of the best shows I’ve seen. Our 10 year old daughter loved it.

Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by , Chepstow, United Kingdom

Hayley
Incredible show!!

This show was incredible- the acting was fantastic from all and the singing was out of this world! Seeing the kids playing the musical instruments was just awe inspiring for my daughter. Fun for all he family with humour for kids and also for adults too!

Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by , South Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom

Stephen
Great show

Would highly recommend this show. Absolutely fantastic all round and the talent is on another level!!

Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by , Thame, United Kingdom

Martin
Brilliant show with an amazing cast

Great energy throughout the show that kept the audience entertained and willing to dance in the aisles! So good to see the grown-up band so enthusiastic in their encouragement and acknowledgement of the skills on display from the child performers on stage

Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by , Hatfield, United Kingdom

Janet
Inspiring

Fantastic show! Unbelievable talent from the young cast. First time seen. Sad it's closing 1 March 2020. Would have returned otherwise. Great seats, where ever you sat views were excellent.

Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by , Redhill, United Kingdom

Janice
Fun and lively

Great show. Amazing young talent.

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , London, United Kingdom

Helen

Great fun show Balence of sound not quite right as very hard to hear the actors voices when playing music - found the child actors spoke very fast and was unclear

Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by , Wetherby, United Kingdom

Amy
A must see in London!

The show was amazing. The acting was great and the music was so good it was hard to believe the children were playing it themselves! A must see if in London

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Bellshill, United Kingdom

Karan
Fabulous fun filled show a must see

Reviewed on 08 February 2020 by , Burnham On Crouch, United Kingdom

Timea
The kids are awesome!!

The musical was fantastic, the kids are pretty amazing, the music, the choreography, the costumes, I could watch it again tomorrow! I would highly recommend to anyone, in any age, it was a brilliant night out.

Reviewed on 02 February 2020 by , Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom

Chris
Great fun, not to be missed!!

Reviewed on 30 January 2020 by , Bolton, United Kingdom

Dermot
Amazing Talent

Excellent show with very talented actors and musicians. All seats had a good view of the stage. Quick entry collecting tickets. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on 28 January 2020 by , Co. Dublin, Ireland

Jarrett
Great perfect

Reviewed on 27 January 2020 by , Victoria, Canada

Keith
MUST SEE

Absolutely brilliant show, really funny and entertaining for all ages.

Reviewed on 23 January 2020 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom

RIDVAN
Fascinating!

The enthusiasm i got from watching the show was pretty uncomperable, great acting, great storytelling and most of all amazing talent. Would totally recommend adding to your list.

Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by , Istanbul, Turkey

Janet
Rock Reviews.

My husband and I took our granddaughter to celebrate her 16th birthday. We all enjoyed it tremendously.

Reviewed on 12 January 2020 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Paulina
Fun and funny!

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Taylor
Must see!

Reviewed on 10 January 2020 by , Mount Isa, Australia

Lynne
Kids loved it and we did too.

Took teens and under 10s to this show, so a tough audience. They all loved it.

Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Auckland, New Zealand

Catherine
Very uplifting

Reviewed on 06 January 2020 by , Horsforth, United Kingdom

Jonathan
A great show!

Very entertaining in all ways. Great music, good comedy in parts. The lead actor was brilliant. It was as if Jack Black himself was on stage. The kids were excellent, great acting and dancing. Would suit all but particularly good for families.

Reviewed on 04 January 2020 by , Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom

Catherine
Really good fun!

A really great musical and perfect for our family - two teenage boys who love rock music!

Reviewed on 03 January 2020 by , Hitchin, United Kingdom

Richard
Absolutely Fantastic

What a surprise. Completely amazing to see the superbly talented adults and kids perform together. Lead male and female were outstanding.

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Rachael
So much fun! Full of talent!

Really was a fabulous show because we didn’t want it to end. We were old and young viewers and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The young talent was outstanding and Noel Sullivan was unrecognisable and amazing. Well done to all!

Reviewed on 31 December 2019 by , Sale, United Kingdom

Jennifer
A Must See

What an energetic, exciting experience. So much fun to watch. Interactive and engaging . A show everyone will enjoy.

Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by , Nome, Australia

Sandra
Feel good

Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by , Weston Turville, United Kingdom

Brian
Musical spectacular

Show was brilliant with a great funny story with superb child actors playing all the instruments

Reviewed on 09 December 2019 by , Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

Christina
Splendid show

Show was fantastic it was a really interactive tow tapping show and had everyone clapping. Loved the film now love the show!

Reviewed on 07 December 2019 by , Calne, United Kingdom

Joe
Excellent show, all the family loved it , from teenagers to little ones

Reviewed on 28 November 2019 by , Newmarket On Fergus, Ireland

Jennifer
It was good but more geared towards kids

Reviewed on 25 November 2019 by , Beith, United Kingdom

Sue
A must see

What a fantastic show. The guy who played Dewey was fantastic along with the youngsters. The way they played the guitars, keyboard and drums wow they were phenomenal. One of the best musicals we’ve seen. A must see !! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reviewed on 22 November 2019 by , Prestwich Manchester, United Kingdom

Irene
Rock N' Roll feeling for everyone!

The show was really amazing. The kids, as well as the rest of the cast had an outstanding performance and the songs were well played and quite catchy. I saw people from every age there and everyone seemed to be really enjoying the show, therefore I can recommend this show to everyone.

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Bruck An Der Leitha, Austria

Alessandro
School of Rock rocks!

Such a fantastic show! My kids loved it. The actors are all so incredibly talented!

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , Roncello (mb), Italy

Alexandra
Musical for families

Nice Musical especially for kids. Very funny scenes and good messages for the kids. It is fun and creates a positive energy. Solo of the headmaster is musically the best. Impressive talented kids acting.

Reviewed on 01 November 2019 by , Waldenbuch, Germany

SARAH
Amazing, a must see!

Amazing show, a must see..

Reviewed on 28 October 2019 by , Felixstowe, United Kingdom

Martyn
Fab show

Fab entertainment and decent price

Reviewed on 25 October 2019 by , Peterborough, United Kingdom

Okan
Good job

children are incredible, talented cast, very entertaining....

Reviewed on 24 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Ansa
Funny, talented kids!

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Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , Jorvas Kirkkonummi, Finland

Olga
Amazing show, nice story and great performance

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom

Vi
Superb!!!

Must see. Thoroughly enjoyed tte show from start to finish.

Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by , Seattle, United States Of America

nicole
Outstanding!

All cast were amazing, the children did an outstanding performance. Music was amazing. Such a feel good factor and exactly like the movie. A must see!

Reviewed on 15 October 2019 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Caroline
Highly entertaining!

Such an entertaining performance, keeps you engaged the whole time. My daughter & I loved it !

Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by , Maroubra, Australia

Suzanne
Fun Musical for everyone!

What a fun, well performed musical for everyone.

Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by , West Beach, Australia

Shaun
Fantastic

The show was fantastic, great for all ages, it so relates to the film well acted all round by all members of the cast, the children in the band was such a spit from the movie, the only down side is more aimed at the thearta staff, as they could of been more helpful compared to other theatres we have been to

Reviewed on 08 October 2019 by , Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom

karen
A must see

Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Veronika
Fun and positive

Very good script and good actors, especially kids :) Good voices!

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Mytischi, Russian Federation

ROSANGELA
AMAZING SHOW🍹REALLY IMPRESSED AND EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS!!HIGLY RECCOMENDED⚘

I though that only children would enjoy this performance..but I was wrong!I Really enjoyed the show and it is for people of all ages!The main actor is brilhant. THe kids were amazing!.The head teacher, what a voice!Myself and my 11 years old nice, we both had a Fabulous time there!!thank you!! And seats view were great, no problem whatsoever! Congratulations you all for a very enjoyable evening !

Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Lorraine
This show should be on prescription

Wow if this show doesn’t put a smile on your face a lump in your throat a tear in your eye dancing feet and clapping hands and the greatest feeling of wanting to be here forever..., nothing will

Reviewed on 08 September 2019 by , Brynmawr Gwent, United Kingdom

Andy
Brilliant show

Great show fantastic music and singing

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Sunderland, United Kingdom

Kath
Even my Husband enjoyed it

Brilliant show. My wasn't keen on going but he loved it too. Noel Sullivan was fantastic. Each of the child performers were a amazing. And the music was just brilliant.

Reviewed on 01 September 2019 by , Aldershot, United Kingdom

Vicky
Great night out

Great show. Good location.

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Romford Essex, United Kingdom

Susan

Brilliant! Enjoyed every minute.

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Skegness, United Kingdom

Jackie
Stick It To The Man

Fantastic show for all the family. Mr Schneibly and the kids were brilliant.

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Stonehaven, United Kingdom

Che Leung Lawrence
Wonderful!!

Reviewed on 21 August 2019 by , Yuen Long, Hong Kong

Helen
Energetic

Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

Claire
Totally rocked

Took my 7 year old daughter to see School of Rock and we both loved it. Towards the end the whole audience were on their feet clapping and singing along. Feel good and rock good!

Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom

Haylea
Great feel good theatre show

When the lead guy started speaking/singing it made me lose a tiny bit of interest the American accent is so generic and lacking in any skill but his music skills were amazing and this play made me feel like humans can be capable of great things at such young ages!!

Reviewed on 17 August 2019 by , Wirral, United Kingdom

Bernice
Great fun

Reviewed on 11 August 2019 by , Royston, United Kingdom

Gillian

Get Holborn tube. Quick walk up Parker street and you’re there. Staff were great and helpful. Had to leave show just before closing to catch a train. Would watch again x Performances were great. Show had a little bit of a slow start in my view but as soon as teacher pupil dynamic started it was great x

Reviewed on 07 August 2019 by , Rossendale, United Kingdom

Steven
Great Show!,

Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by , Bardia, Australia

LAURA
INCREDIBLE!!!!!

Reviewed on 02 August 2019 by , Buenos Aires, Argentina

Leanne
Amazing Show

This show was absolutely amazing! The cast were all outstanding, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by , Burton Latimer, United Kingdom

Edit
fantastic

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by , Wilen Bei Wollerau, Switzerland

Lynne
Amazing, a must see!

This show is fantastic. Any age would enjoy it, my 10 year old loved it as did I.

Reviewed on 27 July 2019 by , Newport, United Kingdom

Anel
Brilliant!

A must see show that both young and old will appreciate. Talented actor musicians put on an edgy, energetic performance.

Reviewed on 14 July 2019 by , Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

TANIA
Great show to see

Reviewed on 07 July 2019 by , Champigny Sur Marne, France

Natalie
Fab

The whole show from start to finish was excellent. Actors had the parts down to a T. I would recommend it for everyone to go and see. Thank you for an a amazing night.

Reviewed on 06 July 2019 by , Durham, United Kingdom

Amie
Just like the film, with a west-end twist

Reviewed on 30 June 2019 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

John
School of Rock

Excellent entertainment. Suitable for all

Reviewed on 30 June 2019 by , Salford, United Kingdom

Heather
Good music

Great music, cute kids, good acting... The only issue is that the drunk loser is the star (like the movie)... I wish everyone would quite all this forced inclusion, it just makes the whole thing fake.

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , Port Townsend, United States Of America

andrew
Great afternoons entertainment

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

Cheryl
Fantastic show - well worth it!

We loved everything about the show!!!

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Durban, United Kingdom

Julie
A feel good show

Reviewed on 24 June 2019 by , Werrington County, Australia

Row
Impressive talent on the stage and great lead act that fulfilled his role.

Amazed by the talent and such a fun show to watch.

Reviewed on 24 June 2019 by , Essex, United Kingdom

Darren
Outstanding

Faultless

Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Water Orton, United Kingdom

Kath
spectacular

Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom

Sarah
Outstanding

Outstanding performance everything from start to finish was excellent. The cast were so well played by all actors. Loved every minute.

Reviewed on 21 June 2019 by , Uttoxeter, United Kingdom

Oh
Rocking Enjoyment

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Madelene
Incredible show

Me and my boyfriend absolutely loved the show, it was very funny and all of the actors did an amazing job. Weren't sure how well the kids would do but my god were they brilliant! We had "restricted view" seats but there were absolutely fine.

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Daniel
Wicked, a must see

Reviewed on 17 June 2019 by , Prestatyn, United Kingdom

Cynthia
Fun show

Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Felix
A Great Musical that 'Rock'...

Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by , Singapore, Singapore

Sheena
Amazing

Absolutely amazing from start to finish... only thing is I bought cheeper seats and view was bit blocked if you can pay little more without obstruction

Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by , Cheshunt, United Kingdom

Suzanne
Feel good family fun

I loved this show! It may not have the greatest story line or even the greatest singers, but it was really entertaining, and the kids were all fabulous. The theatre itself is also ideal, comfortable seats and a good view. I can certainly recommend the show for a light hearted, feel good evening of entertainment. Well done School of Rock.

Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by , Newport, United Kingdom

Wendy
A great way to spend an afternoon

Well worth making the journey to see this musical.

Reviewed on 28 May 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Philip
Excellent!

Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

Rebecca
What an excellent show

Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by , Ynyswen, United Kingdom

Jan
Loved it!

It's fab. Kids are phenomenal. Jack Black guy is better than Jack Black! Xx

Reviewed on 25 May 2019 by , Welton, United Kingdom

Mary rose
Great show

Great view right at back in middle of row brilliant choice.show is well worth seeing for all ages

Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by , Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Carol
Lively

Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by , Helsby, United Kingdom

Steven

What an amazing night. Real feel good musical. Would love to do it all over again.

Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by , Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Alice
A lot of nice music, fun a musical to be seen

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Salon De Provence, France

Jon
Amazing

One of the best shows I’ve ever seen, always keep you interested and the music is fantastic

Reviewed on 11 May 2019 by , Corby, United Kingdom

Jessica
Fantastic production! Everything about it was amazing!!

Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by , Harrogate, United Kingdom

Sarah

Best musical I've ever seen. Children were absolutely amazing playing their instruments! Loved the show ! Xx

Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by , Port Talbot, United Kingdom

Brad
Very funny

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Stowmarket, United Kingdom

14 Oct
2019
Miriam Gibson

Review: School Of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

by Miriam Gibson | Monday, October 14 2019, 08:57

School of Rock the Musical Next month, School of Rock will celebrate the third anniversary of its opening night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. It’s a faithful and fun adaptation of the Jack Black movie, but there are some distracting flaws in its writing and production.

Review: School Of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
26 Sep
2018
Isabella James

Fresh Look: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gillian Lynne Theatre

by Isabella James | Wednesday, September 26 2018, 14:53

School of Rock This West End production brings to the stage all of the fun, quotable moments of the film but with an added underlying story about children under pressure from pushy parents. Andrew Lloyd-Webber has used the songs from the Jack Black movie but added a number of extra solos and anthems, including the catchy and rebellious ‘Stick it to the Man’.

Fresh Look: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
25 Sep
2017
Stuart King

Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre

by Stuart King | Monday, September 25 2017, 12:22

School of Rock The Musical Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Julian Fellowes (hardly the types generally associated with rebelliousness), are ‘the talent’ behind this stage adaptation of Richard Linklater’s 2003 film, in which a down-on-his-luck, guitar-playing slob, Dewey Finn (played with gusto in the West End by Gary Trainor), surreptitiously wangles a job as a supply teacher at a posh prep school, where he introduces his already musically talented young charges, to the joys of rock.

Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre
10 Feb
2017
Phil Willmott

Andrew Lloyd Webber is once again the toast of Broadway and the West End

by Phil Willmott | Friday, February 10 2017, 16:21

Andrew Lloyd Webber Last night the production of SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Glenn Close, which Londoners enjoyed last year at the Coliseum opened on Broadway to a sweep of rave reviews.

Coming fast on the back of that it was announced that his latest musical SCHOOL OF ROCK has extended its run at the New London Theatre until January next year.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is once again the toast of Broadway and the West End
17 Nov
2016
Phil Willmott

Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre

by Phil Willmott | Thursday, November 17 2016, 10:07

School of Rock It's been a tough few decades for Andrew Lloyd Webber since the 1980s when announcement of a new show by him would prompt a ticket buying frenzy keeping hits like EVITA, CATS and PHANTOM in the West End for years. Of the big mega hits only PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is still running.

I say "only" but it's an extraordinary achievement to have created something that's been so loved by so many people for so long in London and on Broadway. In recent years however the composer's new pieces have failed to take root and grow into long running hits.

Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre
04 Apr
2016
Phil Willmott

Andrew Lloyd Webber is as busy as ever

by Phil Willmott | Monday, April 4 2016, 18:21

Andrew Lloyd Webber The UK’s Greatest living theatre composer shows no signs of slowing down after five decades at the top.

In a recent interview his regular lyricist, Don Black, has revealed plans are afoot to revamp ALW’s latest flop STEPHEN WARD with the addition of new songs and there are still hope that a newly conceived Australian production of the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA sequel, LOVE NEVER DIES, will come to the UK.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is as busy as ever
03 Jan
2016
Oliver Mitford

School of Rock breaks Broadway box office records ahead of West End run

by Oliver Mitford | Sunday, January 3 2016, 18:01

School Of Rock The new musical School of Rock that opened on Broadway in December has broken the current box office record at the Winter Garden Theatre. The show has taken more than $1.5 million dollars since opening.

The West End transfer of School of Rock as also been announced and the adaption by Andrew Lloyd Webber is due to open at the London Palladium in the Autumn of 2016, so the news of massive box office success stateside bodes well for the London production

School of Rock breaks Broadway box office records ahead of West End run
14 Oct
2015
London Box Office

School of Rock - an immersive experience

by London Box Office | Wednesday, October 14 2015, 20:49

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.

We've seen this technology used in sports videos but this is the first time it is applied to a musical number.

School of Rock - an immersive experience