49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF GB This show is now closed.
This show is now closed.
Top Hat

Top Hat Tickets

4.8/5 - based on 262 reviews
  • Information
  • Reviews

About Top Hat

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

Top Hat description

Top Hat – 1930s glamour brought to vibrant life on stage

We’re delighted to introduce Top Hat, a musical extravaganza packed with glamour and glitz, based on the famous Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie with dreamy music by Irving Berlin.

Top Hat – The story

Whether or not you’ve seen the film, you’ll fall head over heels with this luscious stage production of the timeless love story. American dancer Jerry Travers, originally played by Astaire, works in London. Practising a new dance routine late at night, he wakes Dale Tremont, originally played by Ginger Rogers. When she complains about the noise, romance blossoms and it’s love at first sight. But will they ever get together, or will misunderstandings ruin their relationship before it starts?

Feisty Dale Tremont and nimble-footed tap dancer Jerry Travers eventually end up in Venice, the most romantic city on earth, where Jerry finds he has a rival for Dale’s affections. Thankfully the butler, Bates, is there to smooth the path of true love.

Top Hat – A classic ‘feel good’ show

Top Hat the movie was a classic feel good movie. And the stage version has the same charm, with the story brought to life before your eyes set to a suite of stunning tunes by Irving Berlin. The dance routines are simply spectacular and rave reviews mean it’s looking like a smash West End hit the making.

Top Hat the musical is a wonderful feast of nostalgia and Hollywood glamour. If you’re one of the many millions of us who are hooked on Strictly Ballroom, this’ll be right up your street. The choreographer Bill Deamer, who was also involved in Love Never Dies and So You Think You Can Dance, has overseen the original 1930s dance routines to deliver an authentic and faithful representation of one of the world’s favourite old-time dance classics. As the critics say, it can’t put a foot wrong.

Top Hat songs

The Top Hat movie included just five tunes by Irving Berlin: Isn’t This A Lovely Day, Cheek To Cheek, No Strings, Piccolino and Top Hat itself, the show’s signature tune. But the stage show’s production team, led by director Matthew White and producer Kenny Wax, has also included two more fantastic period songs for the West End version: Let’s Face The Music And Dance and I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket.

Top Hat theatre tickets

We offer great seat and ticket availability with a wide choice of seat options and prices. You can buy premium and full price tickets here, as well as discount Top Hat tickets, so there’s something for every budget.

Top Hat reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 262 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (73%)
Families (79%)
Teenagers (74%)
Couples (91%)
Theatregoers (94%)
Latest customer reviews
Anonymous

Classic musical

Reviewed on 08 November 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat top class

Just go and enjoy it. Absorb yourself in the superb music, brilliant dancing and slick movement. The shifts in geographical location were well achieved. The second act particularly reminded me of the old Whitehall farces of Brian Rix.

Reviewed on 30 October 2013 by

Anonymous
brilliant

Reviewed on 28 October 2013 by

Anonymous
An absolutely amazing show with great talent

Brilliant, brilliant The best show I have seen in a very long time I hope it is touring the country as I will definitely go and see it again should it come around my way

Reviewed on 27 October 2013 by

Anonymous
nostalgic and cheerfulvery enjoyable

Reviewed on 27 October 2013 by

Anonymous

Excellant music and dance

Reviewed on 26 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Tops for Top Hat

Terrific. Would have given 6 stars if had option

Reviewed on 25 October 2013 by

Anonymous
an entertaining evening

an old favourite of mine, marred only by the (for me) over effective miking which pained my ears even in Row K of the Dress circle. Not quite as deafening as Thriller, but too many decibels for me - and i am over 70 and slightly deaf anyway.

Reviewed on 24 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Review of Top Hat

A show suitable for all the family well worth travelling far to see and enjoy a very relaxing and pleasant time.

Reviewed on 23 October 2013 by

Anonymous
A taste of Fred and Ginger' s taptoe dacing at it"s bes

The show was an excellent taste of glamour, elegance and lavish life style, often depicted in USA comedy\romatic films in the 1930's. Lots of tapdacing and great singing. Nostagic.The Best.

Reviewed on 23 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Great day out

Reviewed on 21 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat 18th October 20013

Wonderful Show, feel good factor, same it is closing shortly!

Reviewed on 21 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat 18th October 20013

Wonderful Show, feel good factor, same it is closing shortly!

Reviewed on 21 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat 18th October 20013

Wonderful Show, feel good factor, same it is closing shortly!

Reviewed on 21 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat 18th October 20013

Wonderful Show, feel good factor, same it is closing shortly!

Reviewed on 21 October 2013 by

Anonymous
fantastic

Top Hat is one of the best shows we have ever seen. Would strongly recommend as a must seen show.

Reviewed on 21 October 2013 by

Anonymous
First Class Show

I have been twice to see the show - last time was last week as I wanted to see it before the show closed. Can't think why the show is closing - it is marvellous - the whole cast lovely but especially Gavin Lee - super dancer and singer. Hope it comes back to a London theatre soon.

Reviewed on 20 October 2013 by

Anonymous
An excellent experience for the more mature theatregoer.

Reviewed on 19 October 2013 by

Anonymous
A good night out

Loved the dancing and costumes a happy show

Reviewed on 17 October 2013 by

Anonymous
fantastic & uplifting

Reviewed on 13 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat

Thought stage a bit small & not always in step with dancing. Lead lady's voice not brilliant and a bit harsh, but show not bad for price.

Reviewed on 13 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Wonderful theatre

Quite simply the best entertainment ever, and I speak as a theatregoer.

Reviewed on 13 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Thoroughly enjoyable

I think children would really enjoy it even though there were very few in the audience. I took my 12 year old daughter for her birthday - she loves tap dancing, ballet and modern dance and absolutely loved the show.

Reviewed on 12 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Marvellous top hat

After the show you have that great feel good factor

Reviewed on 11 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Good night out.

Reviewed on 11 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Perfect Dancing

The dancing makes it a show not to be missed

Reviewed on 10 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Great Entertainment

Reviewed on 06 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Good Fun, Wonderful Sets

The Art Deco sets were wonderful, The costumes beautiful. The script was funny and dancing and acting really enjoyable. You will like this if you enjoy watching Strictly come Dancing and the music of the time. One of the group I went with wasn't that keen on 1st half which was mainly tap dancing but in the 2nd half the story really developed and more dancing. Many humorous bits.

Reviewed on 06 October 2013 by

Anonymous
1st class

outstanding. must see.

Reviewed on 06 October 2013 by

Anonymous
100% ENTERTAINMENT

From start to finish you are being entertained with fabulous dancing and singing.

Reviewed on 06 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Classic West End musical fabulous

GET THERE BEFORE THE SHOW CLOSES!

Reviewed on 06 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat was a Top Show

a feel good show,thoroughly enjoyable

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat was a Top Show

a feel good show,thoroughly enjoyable

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Excellent show but an inconvenient theatre especially for older and disabled persons.

Reviewed on 04 October 2013 by

Anonymous
Brilliant

Reviewed on 30 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat

Reviewed on 30 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top class

They don't come better than this. Everything was superb, The costumes were superb especially the ladies dresses which were better than anything in todays shops. I would love one and so would my friend who was with me at the theatre even though she was feeling very ill. in fact 30 minutes later we were in A & E as she could not breathe.

Reviewed on 30 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic top hat

This show is fantastic the music the singing were great abd the dancing was wonderful, it was like watching Fred Astaire Gavin Lee was amazing he had all his traits, and his voice was really good too, Kirsten Beth Williams was also very good her voice was also great and their dances together really good, definately a must to see .

Reviewed on 29 September 2013 by

Anonymous
A brilliant evening's entertainment

Fabulous singing, dancing & costumes plus the show was extremely well-played and very funny in parts. We had a wonderful evening & would urge you catch the show before the run ends. A great tribute to the wonderful Fred & Ginger, thank you.

Reviewed on 29 September 2013 by

Anonymous
appreciation of Top Hat

High hairstyles of members of the audience should be discouraged they block the view of the stage.

Reviewed on 27 September 2013 by

Anonymous
A gret day out

Everything about the show (performances, costumes, choreography, etc.) was excellent. The only disappointment was the seats. We would have been better off in the front of upper circle rather than the back row of the dress circle because the upper circle overhangs dress circle.

Reviewed on 27 September 2013 by

Anonymous
top hat is top notch

I wasn't sure whether I would enjoy the show or not when I booked, but it was much better than I ever expected. Excellent singing and dancing and nicely played humor. Very satisfied!

Reviewed on 26 September 2013 by

Anonymous
nice throwback to a fabulous musical era

Reviewed on 25 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Splendid

Innocent escapism

Reviewed on 22 September 2013 by

Anonymous
EXCELLENT

We were a party of 6 and we all agreed the price of your drinks was way over the top hence none of our group had a drink.

Reviewed on 22 September 2013 by

Anonymous
take yourself on a magical trip into song and.

Reviewed on 22 September 2013 by

Anonymous
A good evening's entertainment

Reviewed on 22 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Hats off to Top Hat

lmmensly entertaining production....witty,funny with superb tap dancing and singing with top professionals

Reviewed on 19 September 2013 by

Anonymous
My husband loved it!!

My husband doesn't "do" musicals but even he was blown away by this one. Everyone of the cast excelled in all areas, acting, singing and dancing and the orchestra were superb.

Reviewed on 18 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat, Top Show

I fab night out

Reviewed on 16 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top marks for Top Hat

Great if you like nostalgia and remember the Astaire/Rogers film. Our sets were central in the Dress Circle Row E unfortunately they were immediately behind the row in front and the people there obstructed the view of the front of the stage somewhat. Tip: book rows A to D at this theatre, which are staggered in future,

Reviewed on 11 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat

Very funny and great tap dancing.do go along for a very entertaining afternoon or evening

Reviewed on 10 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Tongue in Cheek Show

Reviewed on 09 September 2013 by

Anonymous
cumbria daytrippers

Reviewed on 08 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Truly entertaining

Reviewed on 08 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Fun and Romance

Top Hat is a wow. Beautiful Costumes, wonderful dancing and acting. It's very funny and so refreshing. I enjoyed it greatly. A beautiful show.

Reviewed on 06 September 2013 by

Anonymous
s'wonderful

A fun evening and a walk down memory lane. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 06 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat Top Class

As a Musical theatre follower this rates high up my list. Loved the authentic set and costumes The dancing was fabulous I was with my daughter who is an ex professional dancer and she agreed

Reviewed on 05 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Bring the show to Canada

Reviewed on 03 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Awesome

amazing show, completely stunning.

Reviewed on 02 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Tap-tastic

I loved the show. It had a bit of everything.

Reviewed on 01 September 2013 by

Anonymous
TopTopHat

Good all round entertainment

Reviewed on 01 September 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat

Lovely show, pretty close to the old hollywood film. Very funny in second part. Great dancing and gorgeous music. Our party ranged in age from 12 to 68 and all loved it.

Reviewed on 31 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Dazzling and fun!

It's a celebration of dance, music and love! With good humour and wonderful acting!

Reviewed on 31 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat - an old friend returns!

Beautifully staged, sets and costumes excellent. dance routines slick, and both speech and song always audible. Knew all the songs - overaal a great experience, and worth the money!

Reviewed on 30 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic

Lighthearted,great story,fantastic dancing. Would love to go again.

Reviewed on 29 August 2013 by

Anonymous
good

just m cup of tea!!

Reviewed on 28 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Great ending to a tour of England!

Reviewed on 26 August 2013 by

Anonymous
top class entertainment

a wonderful nights entertainment for all ages, which I would whole heartedly recommend to all

Reviewed on 25 August 2013 by

Anonymous

The show was well received - unfortunately a lot of tickets upstairs had not been sold by agents so it could have been better

Reviewed on 24 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Excellent night out

wanted to entertain niece visiting from Dubai who wanted to see Matilda. No regrets seeing top hat instead.

Reviewed on 22 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic show

Do not miss it

Reviewed on 22 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic

This very enjoyable show had me smiling from beginning to end. Thoroughly recommended for all age groups!

Reviewed on 21 August 2013 by

Anonymous
an excellent nights entertainment

A very slick & thoroughly enjoyable evening

Reviewed on 20 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat, top show

Reviewed on 17 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Totally fabulous

Wonderful music; brilliant dancing. Left me happy and uplifted. A real tonic.

Reviewed on 16 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Top afternoon at Top Hat show

Loved the show, very funny, clever story, beautiful dancing , amazing female costumes, felt like I was back in the 1930's I smiled all the way through

Reviewed on 15 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat - Top Show

Wonderful tap dancing, authentic costumes, great entertainment

Reviewed on 15 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Nostalgic

Too much acting not enough dancing

Reviewed on 13 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Great night out

Reviewed on 12 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Enjoyable show for those who like tap dancing

Love the acting, dancing and singing. The story line is a bit predictable and drawn out. Good punch lines for laughs. Overall an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed on 12 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Excellent

A very good lively polished show.A pity That I seem unable to get a refund on my origial tickets.Nobody at London Box Office seems interest to even return my emails.

Reviewed on 11 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic

Reviewed on 11 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Theatre

We really enjoyed the show but found the seating uncomfortable. Very low and not enough room for legs. My Husband is 6ft4 and managed to move to the row behind(we were booked in the Grand Circle) which had a gangway in front. The show however was excellent and the dancers very talented.

Reviewed on 10 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Fantastic

Very professional performance all round. Good light hearted entertainment

Reviewed on 10 August 2013 by

Anonymous

Non stop good humour, excellent singing and dancing.

Reviewed on 09 August 2013 by

Anonymous
the best

one of the best shows we have seen it was great

Reviewed on 09 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat, a top show,

Top Hat is a story of love, told through singing, dancing and lots of laughter. Tremendous.

Reviewed on 08 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Lively and thoroughly entertaining

Reviewed on 07 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Excellant Evening

The props, the actors and actress, the music were all Tops in Top Hat a very stunning performance.

Reviewed on 06 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Wonderful evening of entertainment

Not for children under 12 I would suggests, as the ones in the audience seemed less interested in the dialogue and appeared not to have been provided with booster seats so could not see too well either! Simply stunning show all the same, my husband says he'd love to go again! A budding Fred Astaire at 70!

Reviewed on 05 August 2013 by

Anonymous
We loved the show, so will you!

There were children in the audience who had no cushions to raise them enough to enable them to see properly. In our opinion this is not a show to hold the interest of most children under 12 years !

Reviewed on 04 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Best Musical we hve seen for decades!

Very entertaining, lively, good singing and acting and a funny story line.

Reviewed on 04 August 2013 by

Anonymous
top hat top show!

Fantastic show very funny quick wit amazing dancing !

Reviewed on 04 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Marvellous magical musical

If you like music and dancing watch Top Hat and be transported back to a chivalrous, magical, musical time.

Reviewed on 04 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Super night our to celebrate a special occasion

Cheerful and light-hearted - just the thing to give everyone a rise. super dancing, acting and singing.

Reviewed on 03 August 2013 by

Anonymous
A lovely evening.

A great experience for us all - right down to the right year old boy who thinks he enjoyed it 'even more than the London Aquarium' (visited earlier in the day!). Especially enjoyed the performances of 'Horace' and 'Madge' and of course 'Alberto'!

Reviewed on 01 August 2013 by

Anonymous
Fun afternoon entertainment!

Reviewed on 31 July 2013 by

Anonymous
really super evening

Gloriously funny, witty and charming. Music was clear with a superb band and unlike most contemporary Music Theatre, was not too loud.

Reviewed on 31 July 2013 by

Anonymous
Top Hat really was 'the tops'

A very slick show including excellent dancing, lovely music, impressive set and production.

Reviewed on 29 July 2013 by