December 2018Dec 18

Order by:

West End Shows in December

Company

Gielgud Theatre Open Run

In short, it's glorious

Company, Gielgud Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Broadway royalty Patti Lupone will make a triumphant return to the West End stage in 2018 starring as Joanne in this eagerly awaited gender-swapped version of the Sondheim masterpiece. Last fully staged...

Prices from: £15

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Open Run

...this joyful, lungs-bursting show is simply the best

Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Biographical musicals are all the rage both on Broadway and in the West End. With the latest to join the glitz of the stage being this phenomenal extravaganza based on the life of iconic songstress Tina...

Prices from: £60

The Inheritance Part One

Noel Coward Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

To be seen, and not just for the sake of it.

The Inheritance Part One, Noel Coward Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a stellar run at London's Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's trailblazing and epic two-parter, The Inheritance, makes its way to the Noel Coward Theatre for its West End transfer. From the playwright that...

Prices from: £15

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics....

Prices from: £25

A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Piccadilly Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The seven-time Olivier and five-time Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London's West End for a limited time only this Winter! Wowing audiences since 2013 the hit...

Prices from: £25

The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

It is the best kids show in the UK for Christmas by far!

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg's best-loved children's cartoon makes another return to the Peacock this Christmas. On a cold winter's night, a young boy gets the surprise...

Prices from: £20

Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre Open Run

Sheer enjoyablility... a 5-STAR experience!

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Soon-to-be-married Sophie is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it is! After discovering three possible candidates in her mother's...

Prices from: £20

Nine Night

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Feb 9, 2019

Gordon's drama is wholesome, humane and hilarious

Nine Night, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a stellar run at the Dorfman Theatre last spring Natasha Gordon's debut play, Nine Night, is heading to the West End! In this funny and poignant piece, family traditions and rituals are explored...

Prices from: £30

Les Miserables

Queens Theatre Open Run

The iconic musical phenomenon!

Les Miserables, Queens Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Over 70 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion...

Prices from: £25

The Inheritance Part Two

Noel Coward Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

To be seen, and not just for the sake of it.

The Inheritance Part Two, Noel Coward Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a stellar run at London's Young Vic, Matthew Lopez's trailblazing and epic two-parter, The Inheritance, makes its way to the Noel Coward Theatre for its West End transfer with an appearance from...

Prices from: £15

True West

Vaudeville Theatre Until Feb 23, 2019

Wickedly funny revival of Sam Shepard's play featuring two superb performances from Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn

True West, Vaudeville Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington heads back to the West End this winter for the revival of the late Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize finalist play, True West. Also starring Matthew Dunster, this production...

Prices from: £40

The Nutcracker

London Coliseum Dec 13 - 30, 2018

A Christmas cracker!

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet. The production's beautiful...

Prices from: £75

Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

Prices from: £25

A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a triumphant run last year, Jack Thorne's (the writer behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2018 festive season! Matthew Warchus...

Prices from: £80

Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre Open Run

The most cryingly good night out to have come along for years!

Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price, but things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's sent to...UGANDA! From Trey Parker and Matt...

Prices from: £35

Dreamgirls

Savoy Theatre Until Jan 12, 2019

Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. First hitting the Broadway stage in 1981, in 2005 it enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson,...

Prices from: £25

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Until Apr 7, 2019

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Following a 21-date national tour around the UK and huge popularity at Trafalgar Studios last year, Mischief Theatre's Olivier-winning comedy lands in the Duchess Theatre due to huge demand. After benefiting...

Prices from: £25

Don Quixote

Garrick Theatre Until Feb 2, 2019

...a fun and playful epic that bubbles over with imagination

Don Quixote, Garrick Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After a stellar run at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre, Don Quixote makes its West End transfer this October! With stars of the show, Rufus Hound and David Threlfall, accompanying the transfer...

Prices from: £15

Chicago

Phoenix Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

Rouge your knees and pull your stockings down!

Chicago, Phoenix Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After six years away from the West End the infamous Chicago returns this March! Join Roxie and her merry murderesses as they battle for fame and freedom in this satirical look at the world of celebrity...

Prices from: £40

Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Until Mar 15, 2019

"Lucy Bailey's production of Agatha Christie's ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamber"

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

Prices from: £15

The Band

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Jan 12, 2019

The Band is a poignant watch about ageing and loss. But it has a solution. It's out to show there's nothing more important in life than having a mate at your side, singing and dancing like deranged teenagers at some gig.

The Band, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Drawing on his recent success stories on the stage with Finding Neverland and The Girls - a musical retelling of Calendar Girls, Take That lead Gary Barlow is gearing up once more for another West End...

Prices from: £20

Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

Prices from: £30

Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate...

Prices from: £55

Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

After more than 32 years in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera continues to sound marvellous.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majestys Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. A mysterious masked Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine Daae, the...

Prices from: £35

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Sadlers Wells Theatre Until Jan 27, 2019

Witty, menacing, lyrical and wild

Matthew Bournes Swan Lake, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In 1995, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures set the ballet world aflutter with their audacious interpretation of Tchaikovsky's iconic masterpiece. Bold, brilliant and vibrantly enthralling, this gender-bending,...

Prices from: £15

42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Until Jan 5, 2019

It's an extraordinary thing, crammed with songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, full of the sound and fury of tapping feet, illuminated by dazzling colour.

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

42nd Street sings and dances is back at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 30 years after it made its West End debut on that very same stage! A dazzling cast of over 50 tell the iconic story of a chorus girl who...

Prices from: £20

School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

Prices from: £20

Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Until Mar 1, 2019

"The Greatest Show on Earth", one paper declared the other day. C'mon! But seriously folks, there's going to be more where that came from, because - lock up your doubters: I have to report that it really is as good as we've been told

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

It's the musical that has bowled over Broadway, an all out smash-hit epic that traverses the life of one Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers, who took on the might of the British and...

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Open Run

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL London Zoo, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Whether you love animals cuddly, scary, creepy, slinky, big or small, old or very young, you are bound to be thrilled by at least one of the 750 species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. Nestled within Regent's...

Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Open Run

A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out.

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage...

Prices from: £35

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre Open Run

It's not what could go wrong; more a question of what could go right!

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Not content with dominating the West End with their mega-hit madcap romp The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre bring us a brand new show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths that...

Prices from: £15

Bat Out Of Hell

Dominion Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

...a complete joy.

Bat Out Of Hell, Dominion Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Crack out those leathers, this hard-rocking musical epic is coming back to London in 2018, giving you a second chance to have your mind blown by the ingenious fusion of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's incredible...

Prices from: £20

Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre Open Run

Impressive stage magic, a gold-dripping design and a party-loving genie make this energetic adaptation of the animated movie a wicked treat

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin,...

Prices from: £30

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

Prices from: £25

Operation Ouch! Live On Stage

Apollo Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

This is the type of educational entertainment that needs to be encouraged

Operation Ouch Live On Stage, Apollo Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Get excited for the UK premiere of BAFTA award-winning CBBC Television favourite, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage. The successful children's health programme hailed a stage show so engrossing, two sold-out...

Prices from: £20

The Wider Earth

Natural History Museum Until Dec 30, 2018

In such carefully planned stagecraft, the awe and wonder of the young Darwin feels, just for a scene at a time, totally, humanly present.

The Wider Earth, Natural History Museum, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

The multi-award winning The Wider Earth makes its European debut as it lands at the Natural History Museum this autumn! Telling the story of a young Charles Darwin as hit sets out the biggest journey of...

The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating 30 years of frightening audiences in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur Kipps retells...

Prices from: £20

Snow White

London Palladium Until Jan 13, 2019

If you go down to the woods today...

Snow White, London Palladium, London

2018 ushers in the fairest fairytale of them all for the Palladium's much-anticipated panto come Christmas! After last year's Olivier winning Dick Whittington, the iconic West End venue is sure to pull...

Prices from: £25

Pinter at the Pinter - Party Time/Celebration

Harold Pinter Theatre Dec 20, 2018 - Jan 26, 2019

A unforgettable celebration

Pinter at the Pinter Party Time Celebration, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Jamie Lloyd and co have cooked up a unique new event paying tribute to theatrical iconoclast Harold Pinter for the tenth anniversary of his death - a whole season at his namesake theatre, dedicated to...

Prices from: £15

Magic Mike Live

London Hippodrome Until Apr 28, 2019

The law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers

Magic Mike Live, London Hippodrome, London

Conceived and directed by Channing himself, you're invited to the large-scale, live production of Magic Mike Live! The empowering and exhilarating performance which took Las Vegas by storm, now sees Channing...

Switzerland

Ambassadors Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

The writer gets a mystery visitor in Joanna Murray-Smith's smartly self-referential salute to her riveting crime tales

Switzerland, Ambassadors Theatre, London

Fresh from a much-lauded run at Bath's Theatre Royal, this neat thriller steps into the Ambassador's Theatre this November, bringing with it lead Phyllis Logan who inhabits the role of celebrated novelist...

Prices from: £20

Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre Until Jan 12, 2019

Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous.

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London

Price and Sons spent the last century making a range of shoes for men, and now they're spending this century making shoes for a range of men! Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the uplifting story of...

Prices from: £20

Pinter at the Pinter - The Room/Victoria Station/Family Voices

Harold Pinter Theatre Dec 13, 2018 - Jan 26, 2019

Three short by sharp classics

Pinter at the Pinter The Room Victoria Station Family Voices, Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Jamie Lloyd and co have cooked up a unique new event paying tribute to theatrical iconoclast Harold Pinter for the tenth anniversary of his death - a whole season at his namesake theatre, dedicated to...

Prices from: £20

The Cutting Edge

The Comedy Store Open Run

If you've never seen live stand-up, make a resolution to start here

The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store, London

Join a rotating cast of comedians for their take on the weirdest, wackiest and just plain mad news stories of the week. Featuring a hilarious mixture of satire, jokes, puns, songs and even competitions,...

Briefs: Close Encounters

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Jan 3, 2019

A whirling conglomerate of circus skills, burlesque and high-camp theatrics, Close Encounters is an asteroid belt of sassy, sexy mayhem.

Briefs Close Encounters, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

After the runaway success of their last few seasons in London, the Briefs boys are back, setting phasers to stun you this Christmas! A gloriously glittered fusion of circus, drag, boylesque, and hilarity,...

Nativity - The Musical

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo Dec 19 - 31, 2018

a warm-hearted family show with lively performances, great songs, brilliant sets and lots of cheer and good will

Nativity The Musical, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London

Your favourite school is back on stage for 2018! Mr. Maddens has been tasked with directing St. Bernadette's Christmas Nativity, a task that is not for the faint-hearted. To make matters worse Mr. Maddens...

Prices from: £25

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow

Arts Theatre Until Jan 12, 2019

Makes one bounce out of the theatre with heart aglow and eyes misted with tears.

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow, Arts Theatre, London

Esteemed actor, national treasure and Charles Dickens aficionado Simon Callow returns to his favoured author again this Christmas with this one man theatrical retelling of the man's most beloved novel,...

Prices from: £30

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Lyric Theatre Open Run

"Authentic and excting"

The Simon Garfunkel Story, Lyric Theatre, London

Enjoy the full story of the world's most successful folk duo in this world renowned concert experience when it lands in the capital for a limited run this winter. Using photography, live footage a full...

Prices from: £20

La Boheme

London Coliseum Until Feb 9, 2019

One of the best Bohemes to be heard in London

La Boheme, London Coliseum, London

Puccini's gift for writing emotional music is brought to the fore in La Boheme's tale of doomed love in poverty-stricken Paris. This powerfully popular opera returns for another revival of Jonathan Miller's...

Prices from: £15

The Great Gatsby

Daisy and Gatsby's Drugstore Until Mar 31, 2019

Extraordinary... It is a piece of theatre that captures all of Fitzgerald's poetry, and the stink that hovers beneath the perfumed lives of its characters.

The Great Gatsby, Daisy and Gatsbys Drugstore, London

The Guild of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble invite you into the world of elusive millionaire Jay Gatsby in this captivating new theatrical experience that retells F. Scott Fitzgerald's magnificent...

Prices from: £40

Motown - The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre Until Apr 20, 2019

May just be the ultimate jukebox musical

Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Motown is the big Broadway musical which tells the story of America's greatest record label. With a book by founder Berry Gordy, this dazzling musical is bursting at the seams with iconic tracks from The...

Prices from: £25

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

Wyndhams Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

(Larks in Transit) scales the peaks of sublime silliness

Bill Bailey Larks in Transit, Wyndhams Theatre, London

Everyone's favourite flaxen haired comedian returns to London this Christmas with a new residency at the Wyndham's Theatre as part of his newest tour. Larks in Transit is a typical Baileysque adventure,...

Prices from: £15

Summer and Smoke

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

It's superb stuff: sensual, shimmering and sad

Summer and Smoke, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

After a sold-out run at the Almeida last February, Rebecca Frecknall's beautiful production of Tennessee William's Summer and Smoke heads to the Duke of York's Theatre this winter. With original stars,...

Prices from: £15

Circus 1903

Royal Festival Hall Dec 19, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019

Stunning. Astonishing

Circus 1903, Royal Festival Hall, London

Blending acrobatics, performance art and cutting-edge puppetry, Circus 1903 resurrects the Big Top to its former glory. Created by the minds behind The Illusionists and the puppeteers behind War Horse,...

Prices from: £30

Caroline or Change

Playhouse Theatre Until Apr 6, 2019

Tony Kushner's beautiful Caroline, or Change transfers to the West End.

Caroline or Change, Playhouse Theatre, London

From the author of the epic juggernaut, Angels in America, comes Caroline, or Change, a beautiful and poignant tale of friendship, bravery and hope. Transferring to the West End this year, Olivier Award...

Box of Delights

Wilton's Music Hall Until Jan 6, 2019

The classic tale brought to life.

Box of Delights, Wiltons Music Hall, London

John Masefield's much-loved classic tale is being brought to life once more for 2018. Starring Olivier-award winner Matthew Kelly and three-time nominated Josefina Gabrielle, it's a holiday adventure that...

The Messiah

The Other Palace Until Jan 5, 2019

The funniest Nativity you'll ever see

The Messiah, The Other Palace, London

One of the oldest stories ever told gets a revamp this Christmas as The Messiah heads to The Other Palace for a month of festive hilarity. Starring Hugh Dennis, John Marquez and Lesley Garrett, fall head...

Prices from: £30

Peppa Pig

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Jan 6, 2019

A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.

Peppa Pig, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Peppa Pig returns to the West End for her 7th consecutive Christmas. In this new show Peppa, George and pals are heading out on a brand new adventure - camping! With charming new fun, games and friends,...

Prices from: £15

Murder for Two

The Other Palace Until Jan 13, 2019

A hilarious musical whodunit!

Murder for Two, The Other Palace, London

Crime writer Arthur Whitney has only gone and turned up dead at his own surprise party, and wouldn't you know it, all the proper detectives are out of town, leaving it down to local policeman Marcus Moscowitz...

Chasing Bono

Soho Theatre Until Jan 19, 2019

Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them... and some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono

Chasing Bono, Soho Theatre, London

An hilarious true tale, based on Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick's memoir 'I Was Bono's Doppleganger', a story of ambition, rivalry and failure, Chasing Bono comes to the stage this December courtesy...

Prices from: £20

Hot Gay Time Machine

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until Jan 5, 2019

An evening of hilarity and joy

Hot Gay Time Machine, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Hot off the Edinburgh Fringe Zac Ghazi-Torbati and Toby Marlow (co-writer of hit musical SIX) bring their fabulous comedy cabaret to London's West End. This all singing, all dancing extravaganza is the...

Prices from: £35

Macbeth

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Rory Kinnear returns to the National in 2018

Macbeth, National Theatre Olivier, London

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's...

Horrible Christmas

Alexandra Palace Until Dec 30, 2018

Have a truly Horrible Christmas with Horrible Histories!

Horrible Christmas, Alexandra Palace, London

Have a truly horrible Christmas with Horrible Histories' fun-filled, laughter packed show perfect for the festive season! In this wildly funny show join your favourite Horrible Histories characters as...

Prices from: £30

Room On The Broom

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 13, 2019

A high energy treat

Room On The Broom, Lyric Theatre, London

Christmas once again sees the return of the 2012 Olivier-nominated family show Room On The Broom. Based on the popular picture book and film by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's...

Prices from: £20

Gals Aloud: Not The Tucking Kind

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Jan 5, 2019

TWO SHOWS ONLY!

Gals Aloud Not The Tucking Kind, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Something Kinda Ooh is happening in London this Christmas as Gals Aloud, the fabulous drag tribute to the mid-noughties pop perfection that was Girls Aloud, return for two very special shows! Expect to...

Stick Man

Leicester Square Theatre Until Jan 6, 2019

Zesty and delightful...a clever, compelling treat

Stick Man, Leicester Square Theatre, London

Acclaimed children's theatre group Scamp Theatre are back at Leicester Square Theatre this Christmas season with their smash-hit adaptation of the popular children's book Stick Man. Based on the work by...

Peter Pan

Park Theatre Until Jan 5, 2019

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

Peter Pan, Park Theatre, London

Start off your festive season with the high-flying magic of JM Barrie's beloved children's tale Peter Pan! Dazzlingly brought to life by Jonathan O'Boyle, the creative mastermind behind Off West End smash...

Dialektikon

Park Theatre Until Dec 29, 2018

Metaphysical theatre... making it possible for the audience to believe

Dialektikon, Park Theatre, London

A bold play of ideas, the world premiere of Jacky Ivimy's Dialektikon closes the Park Theatre's 2018 season with its thought provoking marriage of traditional West African folk stories, world music and...

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Open Run

What was once a stuffy and frustrating member of the Historic Royal Palaces to visit is now accessible, lively, intriguing and very, very modern.

Kensington Palace, Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace is synonymous with the generations of stylish royal women who have called it their home: where Queen Victoria was born and raised; Queens Mary, Anne and Caroline held court; and the royal...

Return to Elm House

Battersea Arts Centre Until Dec 30, 2018

Calling all those with an adventurous spirit - the hidden corridors and secret rooms of the Battersea Arts Center await!

Return to Elm House, Battersea Arts Centre, London

The Battersea Arts Centre's brand new immersive theatre experience 'Return To Elm House' conjures theatrical magic this holiday season. Perfect for parents and children alike, the heartwarming and long-lost...

The Cane

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Until Jan 26, 2019

...there are pockets of generosity in the playwright's acidulous worldview, and this production captures the woundedness as well as the narcissism of those impelled to create something lasting out of the motley ephemera of their existences.

The Cane, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

English playwright Mark Ravenhill didn't so much emerge in the 90s as explode onto the UK theater scene with a career-defining debut that went on to become one of the decisive cultural events of the decade....

Prices from: £20

Mythic

Charing Cross Theatre Until Dec 15, 2018

Everything is well judged. Everything works. From the direction and choreography to the set, the lights, the score, the band. From the top of Olympus to the depths of Hades. It's heavenly.

Mythic, Charing Cross Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

A brand new pop/rock musical heads to London's Charing Cross Theatre for its world premiere this October! Playing for a strictly limited seven-week run, Mythic sheds new light on the ancient myth of Persephone,...

London Dungeon

London Dungeon Open Run

A ghoulishly great time!

London Dungeon, London Dungeon, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

What's scarier than stepping into the London Dungeon? Knowing that all the horrors within are all based on real historical events! London's grisly past is brought to creeptastically realistic life by London...

Fiddler on the Roof

Menier Chocolate Factory Until Mar 9, 2019

The world is changing papa

Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Sir Trevor Nunn returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory this winter to helm this brand new revival of the 1967 classic from Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein. A musical theatre icon, the story...

Austentatious

Savoy Theatre Until Dec 19, 2018

winning and enthusiastic performances. The audience applause between scenes is politely anticipatory of what might be next. By the end, it is rapturous.

Austentatious, Savoy Theatre, London

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one's creative output captivates across the centuries, an improv show will capitalise on it. After becoming one of the biggest draws of the Edinburgh Fringe...

A Christmas Carol In Concert

Lyceum Theatre Until Dec 17, 2018

A great cast and plentiful carol-singing make this staging of the Dickens classic as rich as a plum pudding

A Christmas Carol In Concert, Lyceum Theatre, London

Say 'Bah Humbug!' to the cold winds and horizontal rain of winter and swing into the festive season instead with the spectacular Christmas Carol concert production at London's Lyceum Theatre starring Griff...

View From The Shard

The Shard Open Run

The mangled, magnificent history and scale of the city is on full display.

View From The Shard, The Shard, London

No matter where you are in London, there is one sight that you will always see, towering above the rest of the skyline majestically. We are of course talking about the Shard building at London Bridge,...

Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Open Run

Perfect to get the family outside during the summer!

Kew Gardens, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London

Founded in 1840 by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury​, Kew Gardens remains one of the capital's most popular and unique attractions. A vast expanse that covers some 300 acres, Kew comprises numerous...

King Gong

The Comedy Store Open Run

An open night mic, with a difference!

King Gong, The Comedy Store, London

A comedy night so brutally famous that even safely established comedians quake in their boots at a mere mention of it, The Comedy Store's King Gong is quite something to behold. Each week, 30 new acts...

Monski Mouse's Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 19, 2018

The friendliest disco in town!

Monski Mouses Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Australian DJ, producer and mum of two is putting on a show that both you and your little ones can enjoy this Christmas! This interactive early childhood event is allowing you to let your under-5's loose...

War Horse

National Theatre, Lyttelton Until Jan 5, 2019

The show that has stolen the hearts of thousands returns to London to mark the centenary of Armistice

War Horse, National Theatre Lyttelton, London

War Horse is returning to London for a limited run this year to mark one hundred years since the guns fell silent. Returning to its home at the National Theatre the award-winning production, based on Michael...

Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Visitor Centre Open Run

The best way to see London

Original London Sightseeing Tour, The Original London Visitor Centre, London

London is one of the most tourist friendly cities in the world, with every square mile of the capital absolutely packed with iconic buildings, new and old. And there's no better way to see it all than...

Thunderbirds - Beyond the Horizon

The Buzz Until Jan 27, 2019

Thunderbirds are go!

Thunderbirds Beyond the Horizon, The Buzz, London

West End company Limelight Productions are bringing the much loved retro puppets of 'Thunderbirds' to life at the new Elephant Castle venue The Buzz. The masterminds behind this nostalgic production were...

Sleepless

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

The iconic Eighties movie is reincarnated as a new musical!

Sleepless, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

London's West End gets a taste of both Seattle and the Big Apple when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic Eighties romance movie arrives next year. With a venue and official dates yet to...

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Open Run

The capital at its very best

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Exhibition, Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour, London

Get schooled in Shakespeare with The Globe Exhibition, London's ultimate guide to The Bard. Packed full of video, artifacts and practical reconstructions, it takes you back in time to the raucous streets...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Shakespeare play after 30 years!

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

Film and stage royalty Ralph Fiennes returns to the play that made his name playing Claudio in 1988, this time in the lead role of Antony! Shakespeare's historical play depicting Ancient Egypt's first...

Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not London Open Run

There is much at Ripley's to enjoy and I suspect that children, especially, will love it.

Ripleys Believe It or Not, Ripleys Believe It Or Not London, London

For fans of the weird, wonderful and downright bonkers, venture into Ripley's London where over 700 exhibits wait to be discovered. Here you can experience the dark and irregular sides of art, foreign...

London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise Open Run

The live commentary is superb and everyone who takes this river cruise will learn something new about one of the attractions they pass.

London Eye River Cruise, London Eye River Cruise, London

All aboard the Silver Bonito for this history and view-packed circular cruise which launches from just underneath the London Eye! IN 40 minutes, you will be sweeping along the Thames taking in sight ans...

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London Aquarium Open Run

The SEALIFE London Aquarium underwent a 5 million pound refurbishment and transformed into Sea Life London Aquarium in 2009, and still continues to improve

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Aquarium, London

Situated next to the London Eye at County Hall, this mega aquarium is the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life Centres throughout the UK and Europe.You will be taken on a truly fascinating journey from...

Tower of London

Tower of London Open Run

Step back in time!

Tower of London, Tower of London, London

Step back in history to experience life in the Middle Ages, at the most famous of Britain's fortresses and places of execution, as well as the home of the Crown Jewels. You can choose to take a guided...

A Very Very Very Dark Matter

Bridge Theatre Until Dec 29, 2018

Go behind the man behind the legends in Martin McDonagh's brand new play.

A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre, London

Jim Broadbent, the beloved actor of both stage and screen dons the hat of the iconic story-teller, Hans Christian Andersen in this new play by three-time Olivier Award Winner and four-time Tony Award nominee...

London Eye Flights

London Eye Open Run

The most famous Ferris wheel in the world

London Eye Flights, London Eye, London

Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye (formerly The Millennium Wheel) has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid for visitor attraction,...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's a raunchless Game of Thrones with heart. Crucially, it's authentic Potter but, most importantly, it's new. It's not the movie of the book. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could be

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Brace yourselves London, JK Rowling has blessed us with another foray into the Potterverse, announcing that new play 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' will apparate into The Palace Theatre sometime next...

Brat Kids Carnival

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 30, 2018

Mixing acrobatics, magic, ballet and a hilarious cooking-show scene, Brat Kids Carnival is a risky, edgy and colourful hour of alternative circus that is loaded with joy. There's no wishy-washy CBeebies storytelling: this is as hardcore as you get for chi

Brat Kids Carnival, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

If the Nutcracker Ballet has become a little stale or A Christmas Carol makes you go 'Bah Humbug!' then the Brat Kids Carnival might just be the right type of festive celebration for you... Combining irreverence...

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Open Run

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day, and more!

Madame Tussauds, Madame Tussauds, London

Get up close and personal with your favourite faces from the worlds of film, music, sport, history and more at the world famous Madame Tussauds, one of London's premiere tourist attractions! Founded...

The Convert

Young Vic Until Jan 19, 2019

An extraordinarily ambitious play - intense, harrowing and compelling

The Convert, Young Vic, London

Tony-nominated playwright Danai Gurira, widely known for her screen roles in The Walking Dead and Black Panther, brings her critically acclaimed 2012 drama The Convert to the Young Vic this winter. Drawing...

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Open Run

An official royal residence for over 900 years

Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle, London

The oldest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is an official royal residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A home to the British Royal family since the reign of Henry I, the castle, which...

Hole

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Until Jan 12, 2019

An exciting new voice in theatre emerges!

Hole, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London

Whilst most may know her from her performances as Anne Frank in the 2009 BBC mini-series and Meera Reed in HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones, Ellie Kendrick is a prolific young writer for stage and screen....

December 2018Dec 18

S
M
T
W
T
F
S