Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

School of Rock the Musical

School of Rock the Musical Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 531 reviews
  • Booking until: Sunday, 5 April 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Starring: David Fynn
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About School of Rock the Musical

Age restrictions

Ages 5+

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Sunday, 5 April 2020
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Mon - 19:30
Tue - -
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 15:00 -

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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Next Performances for School of Rock the Musical at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
today18th Oct 2019 7:30pm

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

David Fynn
tomorrow19th Oct 2019 2:30pm

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

David Fynn
tomorrow19th Oct 2019 7:30pm

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

David Fynn
Sunday20th Oct 2019 3:00pm

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

David Fynn
Monday21st Oct 2019 7:30pm

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

David Fynn
Wednesday23rd Oct 2019 2:30pm

166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW GB

David Fynn

School of Rock the Musical reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 531 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (81%)
Families (98%)
Teenagers (90%)
Couples (83%)
Theatregoers (83%)
Latest customer reviews
Funny, talented kids!


Reviewed on 18 October 2019 by , Jorvas Kirkkonummi, Finland

Amazing show, nice story and great performance

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Brentford, United Kingdom


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

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


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

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

Fun Musical for everyone!

What a fun, well performed musical for everyone.

Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by , West Beach, Australia


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

A must see

Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Fun and positive

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

Reviewed on 01 October 2019 by , Mytischi, Russian Federation


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

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

Brilliant show

Great show fantastic music and singing

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Sunderland, United Kingdom

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

Great night out

Great show. Good location.

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


Brilliant! Enjoyed every minute.

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Skegness, United Kingdom

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

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


Reviewed on 18 August 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

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

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

Great fun

Reviewed on 11 August 2019 by , Royston, United Kingdom


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

Great Show!,

Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by , Bardia, Australia


Reviewed on 02 August 2019 by , Buenos Aires, Argentina

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


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

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


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

Great show to see

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


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

Just like the film, with a west-end twist

Reviewed on 30 June 2019 by , Beckenham, United Kingdom

School of Rock

Excellent entertainment. Suitable for all

Reviewed on 30 June 2019 by , Salford, United Kingdom

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

Great afternoons entertainment

Reviewed on 29 June 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

Fantastic show - well worth it!

We loved everything about the show!!!

Reviewed on 27 June 2019 by , Durban, United Kingdom

A feel good show

Reviewed on 24 June 2019 by , Werrington County, Australia

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



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


Reviewed on 23 June 2019 by , Plymouth, United Kingdom


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

Rocking Enjoyment

Reviewed on 20 June 2019 by , Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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

Wicked, a must see

Reviewed on 17 June 2019 by , Prestatyn, United Kingdom

Fun show

Reviewed on 07 June 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

A Great Musical that 'Rock'...

Reviewed on 05 June 2019 by , Singapore, Singapore


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

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

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


Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by , Ilford, United Kingdom

What an excellent show

Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by , Ynyswen, United Kingdom

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 is well worth seeing for all ages

Reviewed on 24 May 2019 by , Dún Laoghaire, Ireland


Reviewed on 23 May 2019 by , Helsby, United Kingdom


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

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

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


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

Fantastic production! Everything about it was amazing!!

Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by , Harrogate, United Kingdom


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

Very funny

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Stowmarket, United Kingdom


The kids are great!

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Tilburg, Netherlands

Absolutely incredible, a must see!!

Reviewed on 26 April 2019 by , Derby, United Kingdom

Outstanding Children’s Performance!!

Amazing to see children performing live.

Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by , Ormond Beach, United States

Amazing cast, what a performance

Wasn't sure about seeing this show, as wasn't that keen on the film. It was absolutely amazing, great show for all the family.

Reviewed on 20 April 2019 by , St. Neots, United Kingdom

Wow a reall good time


Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by , Grays, United Kingdom

School of Rock rocked!

Reviewed on 17 April 2019 by , Mirfield, United Kingdom

Lively and true to life

Not to be missed...very entertaining and lively...great show

Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by , Sliema, Malta

Must see

Awesome performances, music and sets

Reviewed on 02 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Wow up their with the best ever seen

Great for kids and adults alike. Top rates from us and recommend as a must see to all.

Reviewed on 31 March 2019 by , Brigg, United Kingdom

A great show

Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by , Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom

professional in everyway

I was dragged along by my 13yr old granddaughter. I was so impressed by quality of acting and singing. Enjoyed it massively

Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by , Cedar Walk, United Kingdom


Attended with my 15 year old niece and we both had a great time. Great music, great show.

Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Fun show with amazing young actors and musicians

The show was great and showed off the amazing talent of the young actors. Their skill as musicians, singers and actors is outstanding. As are the adults but the kids really do steal the show.

Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by , Matlock, United Kingdom

Loved it!

From start to finish it was fabulous...something for everyone. I didn’t expect it to be so powerful but it was! Characters and kids were awesome! I wanted to get up and dance but had to wait until the end to get on my feet.

Reviewed on 24 March 2019 by , Dumfries, United Kingdom

Must see!

Reviewed on 21 March 2019 by , Luxembourg, Luxembourg


I liked this show the first half took a bit to get going the children where brilliant and the leads to just some since in school with teachers went on but riley got going then was very good show I have wached a lot of shows second half was stronger

Reviewed on 17 March 2019 by , New Mills, United Kingdom

Best show in awhile

It doesn't matter where you sit for this show, it's great from everwhere!

Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by , Masnuy St-jean, Belgium

Rocking good show!

For my son who is 15 years old and never seen a show in London as we live three hours away we were rocking from the start to the end. Really good story and the music , kids who performed were amazing so talented. Just a real good switch off show and the audience loved it joined in the end. Must see.

Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by , Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom

AMAZING must see musical

It was overall a great production and I would definitely go again.

Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by , Richmond, United Kingdom

Fab show

The fact that the kids in the show play live for the audience all night is immense. Their parents must be and should be really proud. A great show.

Reviewed on 22 February 2019 by , Barnsley, United Kingdom


A fantastic show highlighting the unique talents of all involved. Leaves the audience feeling happy and inspired.

Reviewed on 17 February 2019 by , Salisbury, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 14 February 2019 by , Korsør, Denmark

Better than Broadway....

Better than the Broadway version we saw Feb 2018... much more relatable to the British humour.

Reviewed on 12 February 2019 by , Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom

Didn't expect to but I absolutely loved it.

Reviewed on 08 February 2019 by , Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 08 February 2019 by , Dundee, United Kingdom

Such a amazing, feel good show!

Reviewed on 07 February 2019 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Absolutely entertaining and engaging

I loved this show. In the audience there were people from 8 till about 80. Everyone was laughing, singing, smiling, cheering and clapping. The music was absolutely beautiful and the kids - wow they can play those instruments well. I cannot fault this show - everything was really good. I was a really good night and I'd love to go and see again.

Reviewed on 02 February 2019 by , Futian District Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Brilliant performance

Brilliant, Absolutely loved this musical and totally amazed with Jake Sharp’s performance as well as the rest of the cast. No one can leave this show without coming out on a high. Thank you for putting on such a memorable performance, I will be back with others again and again.

Reviewed on 02 February 2019 by , Guernsey, United Kingdom

A must see!

The show is absolutely brilliant. The acting and singing are first class. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish with our 2 grandsons aged 10 and 7.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by , Belfast, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by , Par, United Kingdom


The show was awsome.

Reviewed on 26 January 2019 by , Haapsalu, Estonia

Very close to rhe movie!

Reviewed on 16 January 2019 by , Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Amazing Show

Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by , Rosebery, Australia

very good music

the chirldren were great!!

Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by , Quarto, Italy

Most enjoyable!

Took the kids (10 and 14) and hubby (50). We all love the movie and the show definitely lives up to it. Main characters were Great. Mr. Finn ‘Schneeeeble’ has big boots to fill ( Jack Black) but does so convincingly and has made the role his own. Head teacher has an amazing voice. All the children were brilliant. Once they came on stage the story really kicked off and after the break the stage was on Fire from beginning to end!

Reviewed on 13 January 2019 by , Romford, United Kingdom

Definitely a must see!

Reviewed on 07 January 2019 by , Cranleigh, United Kingdom

A great show

An excellent show well worth putting on your itinery

Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by , Altrincham, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 04 January 2019 by , Aying, United Kingdom

Amazing New Years treat

Fantasy show, lovely view amazing sound.

Reviewed on 02 January 2019 by , Tiverton, United Kingdom


I love this musical

Reviewed on 31 December 2018 by , Jacou, France

A fantastic show, for 10 to 100 year olds

A great show for families, singles and couples. Two, minor, swear words; great singing, acting and a very talented cast, to go with an excellent production.

Reviewed on 28 December 2018 by , Dartford, United Kingdom

14 Oct
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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