London is the live entertainment capital of the world, with around fifty West End theatres to choose from and a constant stream of fresh live entertainment offerings. We've put together a collection of exciting new shows, everything from serious drama to hilarious comedy antics, supreme musical and dance talent, compelling story lines and comedy masterpieces. Enjoy celebrity-studded stage performances, children's classics, brand new operas from leading composers and breath-taking contemporary and traditional dance performances. Enjoy yourself more and pay less with today's most exciting, thrilling and entertaining new theatre productions.
Love, betrayal, death, mercy: The United Ukrainian Ballet, comprising some sixty dancers in exile, stage one of the greatest works in the classical repertoire in a powerful new interpretation by world renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.
Opens: Tuesday, 13 September 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 17 September 2022
4.3/5 - based on 30 reviews - (Read reviews)4.330 reviews Tickets from £12.00
The West End theatre scene is ageless and timeless, and there’s something special for young theatre lovers too with Room On The Broom. It’s a funny, silly and highly entertaining show for children by the creators of The Gruffalo, the wonderful Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
4.6/5 - based on 5 reviews - (Read reviews)4.65 reviews Tickets from £12.00
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Fierce love can’t be tamed. Carmen: a woman ablaze with passion, surrounded by men possessed by obsession and jealousy. One of opera’s most well-known characters sets herself on a road to tragedy when she meets Don José, a corporal in the army searching for love.<
Opens: Wednesday, 1 February 2023 Booking until: Friday, 24 February 2023
4.6/5 - based on 428 reviews - (Read reviews)4.6428 reviews Tickets from £27.00
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The musical of the movie loved by millions, Dirty Dancing hits the West End stage again. The story of Baby and Johnny is poignant, gritty, incredibly romantic and a wonderful piece of escapism into a lost golden age. The choreography is guaranteed to thrill, the costumes set to delight and the wonderful music, as you’d expect, sits right at the centre of this fantastic production.
Opens: Wednesday, 18 January 2023 Booking until: Saturday, 29 April 2023
The greatest threat to power is love. Compromise is for the weak: and Tosca is nothing of the sort. With her artist beau Cavaradossi (Adam Smith) competing for her affections against the sadistic police chief Scarpia (Noel Bouley), Tosca’s (Sinead Campbell Wallace) story becomes intertwined with the tumultuous political landscape of Rome itself.
Opens: Friday, 30 September 2022 Booking until: Friday, 4 November 2022
4.4/5 - based on 47 reviews - (Read reviews)4.447 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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The brilliant English National Ballet has delighted us with a dazzling version of Nutcracker every single year since 1950. This year is no different. The production promises to be just as magical as ever, starring more than 100 dancers and musicians who bring the story to life. Welcome to the classic fairytale, perfectly enhanced by the classical composer Tchaikovsky’s fantastic score.
Opens: Thursday, 15 December 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
This Christmas is already looking special thanks to an awesome new panto production. Join the well-loved comedy superstars Dawn French and Julian Clary, who will b leading a dazzling cast of this brand new production of Jack and the Beanstalk, the classic fairytale. The fun takes place at the capital's beloved home of panto, the London Palladium.
Opens: Saturday, 10 December 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 15 January 2023
Running time: 2 hours 15 mins (including interval)
Starring: Dawn French, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Paul Zerdin, Gary Wilmot
4.6/5 - based on 137 reviews - (Read reviews)4.6137 reviews Tickets from £24.00
Elf is a musical based on the 2003 smash hit motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. There's an hilarious book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan, also based on the film, and the musical ran and ran on Broadway as well as touring the USA to great popular acclaim. And now it's coming here again.
Opens: Monday, 14 November 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 7 January 2023
4.3/5 - based on 15 reviews - (Read reviews)4.315 reviews Tickets from £24.00
Bad Jews sells out wherever it appears. Welcome back to the outrageous original West End production of Joshua Harmon's dark social comedy. It’s returning to the West End to play a strictly limited run at the Arts Theatre. Preceded by a couple of sold-out engagements, also in theatreland, this play is being billed as a controversial hit comedy. Are you ready for a laugh?
4.8/5 - based on 752 reviews - (Read reviews)4.8752 reviews Tickets from £15.00
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It's back in London, we are absolutely thrilled and the media is buzzing. It's one of the best-loved stories in show business, revealing the rags to riches life of a young chorus line dancer Peggy who makes the Broadway big time. Whether or not you have stars in your eyes you'll adore the spectacle, the fun, the music, the laughter and the tears. Welcome back, 42nd Street!
Opens: Wednesday, 7 June 2023 Booking until: Sunday, 2 July 2023
4.7/5 - based on 568 reviews - (Read reviews)4.7568 reviews Tickets from £30.00
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Meat Loaf is one of the best-selling rock musicians of all time, offloading more than 80 million records through his glittering career... and counting. Now his remarkable work is being celebrated on the London stage thanks to a brilliant new musical playing at the Dominion Theatre from spring 2018. Bat Out of Hell is due in theatreland, and it's a little slice of theatrical heaven for anyone who loved big, noisy, bold rock.
Opens: Friday, 17 February 2023 Booking until: Saturday, 1 April 2023
4.4/5 - based on 10 reviews - (Read reviews)4.410 reviews Tickets from £17.90
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Returning to London’s West End after a SOLD-OUT Worldwide tour with standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the international hit show also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more.
Opens: Monday, 14 November 2022 Booking until: Monday, 14 November 2022
4.8/5 - based on 14 reviews - (Read reviews)4.814 reviews Tickets from £24.00
Roll Up! Roll up! This Christmas, the marvellous Circus 1903 returns to London. Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus in an all-new home for 2022 – Eventim Apollo!
Opens: Thursday, 15 December 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 1 January 2023
4.7/5 - based on 32 reviews - (Read reviews)4.732 reviews Tickets from £24.00
The National Theatre and Neal Street Productions' brilliant play, The Lehman Trilogy, is set to make a triumphant return to London after a widely-acclaimed season in Los Angeles and a run on Broadway that delighted the critics. It has won 5 Tony Awards including Best Play. It’s directed by the Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes. And it features a cast of three playing the Lehman brothers, their sons and grandsons. The result is an extraordinary feat of storytelling.
Opens: Tuesday, 24 January 2023 Booking until: Saturday, 20 May 2023
Your venue? The Duke of York's theatre. The star? Juliet Stevenson. Welcome to The Doctor, in which the fabulous Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s five-star Almeida Theatre production. A play for our times, this one is created for the divisive world we live in, written by a man who many feel is Britain's best director. Welcome to The Doctor.
Opens: Thursday, 29 September 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 11 December 2022
Good opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre, starring David Tennant, on Thursday 9th June. This is one of the nation’s most powerful and influential plays, whisking us to the troubled times just before the Second World War. Are you ready for a thought-provoking play that is more relevant to our modern world than we would like to think?
Opens: Thursday, 6 October 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 24 December 2022
4.9/5 - based on 8 reviews - (Read reviews)4.98 reviews Tickets from £18.00
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We have a brand new show for you – how exciting! It's called Cruise, it's playing at theatreland's beautiful Duchess Theatre, and it's on stage from 18th May to 13th June 2021. This play is being billed as 'urgent, moving and inspirational', written and performed by the dazzlingly brilliant Jack Holden, who plays Michael. The year is 1988. The setting is Soho. And this is the last night of his life. Are you ready to be blown away by this true story?
5/5 - based on 17 reviews - (Read reviews)517 reviews Tickets from £15.00
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The runaway international hit from the creative minds of Andrew Kay – Soweto Gospel Choir, Noise Boys, Gobsmacked and the award-winning North by Northwest – and Nic Doodson – The Magnets, Gobsmacked and Noise Boys – opens in London’s West End!
Opens: Saturday, 1 October 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 12 February 2023
The stage is set for a tumultuous new production of The Tempest, Shakespeare’s tale of reckoning and redemption, this summer in the Globe Theatre.For powerful Prospero’s opening act of revenge, he raises a ferocious storm to shipwreck a crew of men - including his usurping brother - onto the remote island he now rules.
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From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as they launch their attack!
Gary Barlow is highly respected and widely acclaimed for his gorgeous voice, remarkable song writing talent, and producing skills. The man at the heart of the ‘90s superstar boy band Take That, he’s bringing his hot theatrical one man stage show, A Different Stage, to theatreland. The drama takes place at the Duke of York's Theatre from 30th August to 18th September. We predict Barlow fans will be queuing in the streets!
Opens: Tuesday, 30 August 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 18 September 2022
For a limited run ahead of their 2023 UK tour, Rambert Dance are bringing the World Premiere of their new dance theatre production, Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby to Wembley Park from 12th October 2022 to 6th November 2022.
Opens: Wednesday, 12 October 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 6 November 2022
La Voix is a vivacious performer, her many talents add saucy layers to her shows, with live spine tingling vocals that are the finest in the industry. Her uncanny ability to switch between the vocal styles of Tina Turner, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland or Cher with the click of a finger leaves the audience mesmerised.
Opens: Monday, 7 November 2022 Booking until: Monday, 7 November 2022
The Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi are delighted to announce the world premiere of My Neighbour Totoro. It’s all down to the Japanese creative powerhouse Studio Ghibli, whose beautiful fantasy comes to magical life on stage at London's Barbican this autumn in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV. No wonder My Neighbour Totoro theatre tickets are predicted to be hot property.
Opens: Saturday, 8 October 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 21 January 2023
A meaningful meditation on motherhood, love and loss, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs adapts texts in Polish taken from sources spanning the centuries, giving perspectives from both a mother having lost their child, and a child separated from their parents.
Opens: Wednesday, 3 May 2023 Booking until: Saturday, 6 May 2023
A generational rift leads to father and son at odds, with the fate of the family at risk. Asking ever relevant questions of race, duty and the extent to which loyalty can hold before breaking, Blue follows an African-American family as the patriarch’s job as a policeman clashes with his activist son’s notions of equality and justice.
Opens: Tuesday, 2 May 2023 Booking until: Thursday, 4 May 2023
Heartbreak has never been so funny. The Tower of London is the scene for a tangled web of melancholy and mirth in Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved operetta, The Yeomen of the Guard. The arrival of a travelling troupe of performers sparks forbidden romances, fantastical plots and unrequited love.
Opens: Thursday, 3 November 2022 Booking until: Friday, 2 December 2022
Christmas is for friends, family and guardian angels. The classic Christmas story, redefined for a new generation. Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s operatic adaptation of the genre-defining Frank Capra film of the same name, It’s a Wonderful Life will transport you to the idyllic little town of Bedford Falls, where it’s a white Christmas – though not everything is merry and bright.
Opens: Friday, 25 November 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 10 December 2022
Greedy. Jealous. Lustful. The gods are all-too-human. When the forging of a prophesied ring of the Rhine proves more problematic than you’d possibly think, the realms of gods and men prove all the more chaotic for it. Giants, dwarfs, nymphs and deities quarrel and clash, with the fate of the nine worlds in the balance.
Opens: Friday, 10 February 2023 Booking until: Friday, 10 March 2023
Can true love last forever? Recently bereaved, Paul is haunted by visions of his deceased wife Marie. But when he meets the all-too-familiar Marietta, the lines between past and present blur, and reality itself is called into question. Moving on is impossible when presented with the implausible.
Opens: Saturday, 25 March 2023 Booking until: Saturday, 8 April 2023
1605. Orthodox Russia stands alone, defiant against the Roman Catholic and Protestant West. The Kremlin has suppressed all opposition and keeps a ruthless grip on power with the support of the church and an appeal to nationalist sentiment. In Poland, a formidable young opponent appears: Dmitry. At his back a Polish army fuelled by fear of the Russian threat marches on Moscow.
Opens: Thursday, 29 September 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 5 November 2022
Set during the 1930s in the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, this heart-warming and truly unforgeable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the season.
Opens: Thursday, 8 December 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 8 January 2023
A widely-anticipated memoir by Gabriel Byrne, the award-winning actor who’s starred in more than 80 movies, Walking with Ghosts has been described as an ‘exquisite portrait’ of an Irish childhood. The Hollywood star writes beautifully, creating a hugely evocative portrait of his early life. Now you can see him live on stage revealing the ‘dreamy, lyrical, unvarnished’ truth about life in a working class family and the discontent fame can bring.
Opens: Tuesday, 6 September 2022 Booking until: Saturday, 17 September 2022
In Jonathan Spector's timely and hysterical comedy, polite debate descends into ideological warfare, as a democratic utopia tears itself apart. Starring Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, The Sessions, Mad About You) and directed by Katy Rudd (Camp Siegfried, The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
Opens: Tuesday, 6 September 2022 Booking until: Monday, 31 October 2022
This heart-warming tale about friendship and helping those in need is brought to life in a musical, puppet-filled adventure, following on from Little Angel Theatre’s bestselling adaptations of Julia Donaldson’s picture books including The Singing Mermaid and The Everywhere Bear.
Opens: Wednesday, 30 November 2022 Booking until: Sunday, 1 January 2023