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Top shows to see in August

Discover the hottest plays, musicals and West End shows in the capital this month.

Choose from a fantastic line-up of London theatre shows this August, from outdoor performances and toe-tapping musicals, to the newest London productions. 

Kids Week

School of Rock at the New London Theatre. Credit: Tristram Kenton. Image courtesy of Premier PR.
School of Rock at the New London Theatre. Credit: Tristram Kenton. Image courtesy of Premier PR.
Take the little ones to see a top London show with free tickets during annual event, Kids Week. As well as saving money on tickets, you can take part in fun activities including dance workshops and backstage tours. 1-31 Aug

Horrible Histories' Barmy Britain – Part Four! at the Apollo Theatre

Horrible Histories Live On Stage - Barmy Britain Part Four! at Apollo Theatre. Image courtesy of Kate Morley PR.
Horrible Histories Live On Stage - Barmy Britain Part Four! at Apollo Theatre. Image courtesy of Kate Morley PR.
Discover the more unusual aspects of British history with Horrible Histories' Barmy Britain – Part Four!. Based on the popular books, this hit family show delves into gruesome tales from the past, from witches to Queen Elizabeth I’s teeth. 2 Aug-1 Sep. Book now

Little Shop of Horrors at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Little Shop Of Horrors at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Image courtesy of Jo Allan PR.
Little Shop Of Horrors at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Image courtesy of Jo Allan PR.
Meet a man-eating plant in cult musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Follow the story of a florist assistant who hopes his amazing discovery can help him find love. 3 Aug-15 Sep. Book now

The Merchant of Venice at Westminster Abbey

The Merchant Of Venice at Westminster Abbey. Image courtesy of Illyria.
The Merchant Of Venice at Westminster Abbey. Image courtesy of Illyria.
Experience Shakespeare’s tale of a vengeful moneylender, The Merchant of Venice, performed against the backdrop of Westminster Abbey. When Shylock agrees to loan money to a rich merchant, it leads to a horrendous ultimatum. 8-9 Aug. Book now

Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular at The O2

Walking with Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular at The O2
Meet prehistoric creatures in Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Come face to face with a Tyrannosaurus rex, a Stegosaurus and more during this family-friendly show, which uses cutting-edge technology to bring the extinct animals to life. 14-19 Aug. Book now

Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios

Orlando Bloom stars in Killer Joe
Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios. Image courtesy of See Tickets.
See Orlando Bloom play a policeman who also works as a hitman in Killer Joe. His latest job is going entirely to plan, until an unexpected encounter changes everything. Until 18 Aug. Book now

Swan Lake at the London Coliseum

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake at London Coliseum. Image courtesy of Target Live
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake at London Coliseum. Image courtesy of Target Live
Experience the magic of live ballet with St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake. This tale of troubled love and an ancient curse is danced to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. 22 Aug-2 Sep. Book now

Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre

Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre. Image courtesy of Target Live.
Young Frankenstein at Garrick Theatre. Image courtesy of Target Live.
Laugh your way through Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. When New York brain surgeon Frederick Frankenstein inherits his grandfather’s Transylvanian home, he must make an important decision. Until 25 Aug. Book now

Pressure at the Ambassadors Theatre

Pressure at Ambassadors Theatre. Image courtesy of Emma Holland PR.
Pressure at Ambassadors Theatre. Image courtesy of Emma Holland PR.
Discover the story of Scottish meteorologist Group Captain James Stagg in Pressure. With the D-Day landings approaching, the fate of 350,000 troops is in his hands, as he advises General Eisenhower on the mission. Until 1 Sep. Book now

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noël Coward Theatre

The Lieutenant of Inishmore written in white on a band of red smeared across a white background. Aidan Turner is written above. By Martin McDonagh is written below.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre. Image courtesy of Kate Morley PR.
See Aidan Turner star in Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Mad Padraic begins a quest for revenge when his cat is hit by a car. Until 8 Sep. Book now

Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare's Globe

Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe. Image courtesy of Shakespeare's Globe.
Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe. Image courtesy of Shakespeare's Globe.
Choose from a tragedy, comedy or new play during Summer Season 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe. You can see Hamlet, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It and Emilia at the iconic venue this month. Until 14 Oct