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Tickets for matinee shows in London

See a top London show earlier in the day at a matinee performance.
Dancers performing the lioness hunt on stage at the Lion King musical
The Lion King musical © Deen van Meer / See Tickets. Image courtesy of Deen van Meer / See Tickets.
  • Most West End shows have afternoon performances.
  • Matinee shows take place two to three times per week.
  • Shows usually start between 2pm and 3pm.

What is a matinee performance?

A matinee is an afternoon performance of a theatre or other show with sometimes some competitive prices compared to an evening show. It is as well an excellent option to consider if you are thinking of seeing more than one show on the same day.

When are West End matinees on?

Most West End shows have matinees two or three times a week. Matinees usually start between 2pm and 3pm, but make sure you check performance times in advance.

Which London theatre shows have matinees?

Hogwarts students wearing long dark robes are dancing on stage, with Hogwarts houses flags hanging over them on the stage of the Palace Theatre.

Most of London’s top musicals and West End theatre shows have matinee performances, including:

Mafalda, the iconic green-skinned character in Wicked, wears a witch's hat and a black dress.  Four characters stands in the middle, with one judge, one lawyer, a man wearing a suit, and a women wearing a a black leather outfit. 

Find more London theatre shows and matinee information. Or check out the hottest musicals playing in London now.

Where can I buy London matinee tickets?

You can purchase matinee tickets in the same way as for evening performances: at the box office and online.