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Top shows to see in April

Here's our pick of the best shows to see in London this April. Book tickets for the hottest shows in town!

Visit London this April to see a top new show, watch a star-studded performance or treat the kids to a family-friendly show. Several top picks end this month, so don't miss out. 

The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios

The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios
The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios

Discover the story of scarred hero Grinpayne with The Grinning Man. This show uses acclaimed puppetry and original songs to tell Victor Hugo's dark tale about a disfigured man who becomes a star fairground attraction. Until 14 April. Book now

The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre

The Birthday Party at Harold Pinter Theatre

Enjoy Harold Pinter’s unsettling dark comedy, The Birthday Party, starring Toby Jones, Zoë Wanamaker, Stephen Mangan and Pearl Mackie. The play follow two strangers as they arrive uninvited at a quiet seaside boarding house, upsetting the lives of its inhabitants. Until 14 AprBook now

Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Frozen at Theatre Royal Haymarket

See award-winning actress Suranne Jones in acclaimed drama Frozen. Jones plays a woman trying to understand the disappearance of her daughter in Bryony Lavery’s play. Until 5 May. Book now

Chess at the London Coliseum

Chess at London Coliseum. Image courtesy of London Colesium.
Chess at London Coliseum. Image courtesy of London Coliseum

See how rivalry, politics and love combine in Chess, a new production of the acclaimed musical. Written by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with Tim Rice, the show boasts famous songs such as One Night in Bangkok and I Know Him So Well. 26 Apr-2 Jun. Book now

Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre

Celebrate the 21st anniversary of Chicago, as the dazzling musical returns to London. Discover the story of chorus girl Roxie Hart who, accused of murder, seeks help from celebrity lawyer Billy Flynn, played by Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. 26 Mar-23 Jun. Book now

Strictly Ballroom The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre

Strictly Ballroom The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre

Step into the exciting world of competitive dance with Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning film, the musical follows dance master Scott Hastings as he competes in the challenging Pan Pacific championships. 29 Mar-21 Jul. Book now

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical at the Dominion Theatre

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical at the Dominion Theatre poster
Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell – The Musical at the Dominion Theatre

Catch Jim Steinman’s smash-hit musical Bat out of Hell - The Musical as it returns to London. Enjoy an exciting tale of troubled teenage love, featuring Meat Loaf’s rock hits such as I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), and Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. 2 Apr-28 Jul. Book now

Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre

Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre

Witness the rise and fall of Julius Caesar at The Bridge Theatre in London. Travel back in time to the bustling streets of ancient Rome, and witness the plot to overthrow the powerful leader. Until 15 April

Underbelly Festival in South Bank

Street food market at Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival in South Bank. Image courtesy of South Bank

Head to the South Bank to celebrate the beginning of the Underbelly Festival. Enjoy a new season of exciting events and performances, including cabaret and family-friendly shows, as well as one of London's biggest outdoor bars. 6 Apr-30 Sep

Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe's poster
Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe. Image courtesy of Shakespeare’s Globe

The Shakespeare’s Globe’s Summer Season kicks off in April with a fantastic line-up of some of the Bard’s greatest plays. Rediscover the timeless tale of Hamlet as it comes to life in this spectacular open-air London theatre. 25 Apr-13 Oct