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West End and London Musicals

Make your visit to London unforgettable with a trip to the legendary West End, home to some of the world's most spectacular musicals. From well-known West End musicals to smaller Off West End performances and fringe theatres, there's a wide variety to enjoy. Whether you love classic hits or fresh new productions, the West End has something for everyone. Browse and book the iconic performances from the list below, or check out our guide to London's top musicals.

Award-winning London musicals

Catch the magic of an award-winning musical in London's dazzling West End, where each performance leaves you breathless.

New West End musicals coming to London

Don't miss out on upcoming new London musicals making their debut on the iconic West End stage.

London musicals to book in advance

Secure your seats in advance for highly anticipated shows featuring big names, set to become instant favourites among West End enthusiasts.

Off-West End musicals in London

Discover the hidden gems of London's off-West End musical scene, where rising stars and innovative productions offer a fresh perspective on London's theatre tradition.

Plan your London theatre visit

London's West End is home to some world-class musicals, but that is not all. Be sure to check out some of the best plays in London with some great legends taking to the stage. Or why not take the kids to London and enjoy their first trip to the West End with our top picks for children's theatre in London.

What musicals are currently in London

There is so much to see in the West End that you will be spoilt for choice. From world-class productions such as Disney's The Lion King to long-running classics such as Les Miserables, London has plenty of iconic productions to keep you busy. The city is also renowned for premiering brand new shows, including the now international sensation SIX The Musical. For a full list of theatre shows in the West End, visit our Theatre page to buy tickets.

How much are tickets for West End musicals in London?

Ticket prices for West End musicals in London vary depending on the popularity of the show, seating options, whether it is a matinee or evening show, and any special offers available. Stalls and weekend performances tend to be more expensive, while weekday matinees offer more affordable options. Additionally, if you plan your trip to London's West End in advance and book your tickets online, you may be able to secure some great seats at a competitive price.

What are the most popular musicals in London right now?

A trip to London wouldn't be complete without a visit to the West End and its world-class theatre. Treat yourself to the majestic Disney production of Frozen, which is sure to delight the whole family, or see some long-running superstar productions including the haunting romance of The Phantom of the Opera or the revolutionary adaptation of Hamilton, a Broadway classic that has landed in London and captivated audiences. Catch a feel-good musical and travel back to the golden age of ABBA with Mamma Mia! or experience the magic of the stage adaptation of the world-famous Back to the Future. All you have to do is make your choice from a selection of some of the very best musicals and sit back and enjoy the show.

Which London musicals are best for families?

London's West End boasts a multitude of musicals perfect for a family day out and a magical theatre experience. Take a trip to the savannah with The Lion King in this mesmerising stage adaptation of the Disney classic, or see Matilda The Musical and follow the story of an extraordinary young girl who stands up to the adults for what's right. Other favourites include the award-winning Wicked the Musical, which will leave you spellbound, and Mrs Doubtfire, based on the hilarious film about a father who plays a Scottish nanny up to no good.

Where to buy last minute musical tickets

Grab tickets for the best musicals in London on Visit London! Check out the top musicals to book and navigate to the page to secure tickets.

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