Top shows to see in January

Check out our pick of the best London theatre shows to see this January.

From top musicals and family shows to star-studded plays, book your tickets for the hottest shows in town. 

It's also your last chance to catch some of London's top Christmas shows

Beauty and the Feast at The Vaults

Enter Beauty and the Feast’s fairytale world, where a fabulous feast is all part of your theatre experience in London. This immersive version of the classic story transports the audience to a banquet at the Beast’s palace, which is suitable for adults only. Until 14 Jan

Dick Whittington at the London Palladium

Join Elaine Paige, Julian Clary and Nigel Havers for a pantomime packed with celebrities this January in London. A festive family-friendly show, Dick Whittington tells the story of a young man who comes to the capital in search of his fortune. 9 Dec-14 Jan. Book now

A Christmas Carol at The Old Vic

Follow the adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ famous story, A Christmas Carol. Rhys Ifans plays the miser who’s visited by four spirits hoping to help him change his selfish ways. Until 20 JanBook now

Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII at Barbican Theatre

See three world-class Shakespearean plays as the Royal Shakespeare Company brings its Rome MMXVII season to London. Choose between the political play Julius Caesar, the love story of Antony and Cleopatra, or the revengeful drama Titus Andronicus. Until 20 Jan

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella at Sadler's Wells Theatre

Experience a new version of the much-loved fairytale with Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella. This dance adaptation moves the action to London during the Blitz, where Cinderella is separated from a dashing soldier when bombs start falling across the city. 9 Dec-27 Jan. Book now

Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo at the Royal Albert Hall

Be amazed by the incredible stunts and high-flying acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil’s Ovo in the iconic Royal Albert Hall. See a huge array of insects come to life on stage in the UK debut of this acclaimed circus show. 7 Jan-4 MarBook now

The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Catch Zoë Wanamaker and Toby Jones in Harold Pinter’s dark comedy, The Birthday Party. Life at a quiet seaside boarding house is thrown into confusion by the arrival to two menacing strangers. 9 Jan-14 Apr. Book now

Lady Windermere’s Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre

Laugh your way through Oscar Wilde’s comedy about class and culture, Lady Windermere’s Fan. Jennifer Saunders leads the cast of this play about dramatic revelations at a high society birthday party, which is the second instalment in the Vaudeville Theatre's season dedicated to the famous playwright. 12 Jan-7 Apr. Book now

Mary Stuart at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Witness leading actresses Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams toss a coin to choose their roles minutes before Mary Stuart begins on stage. One plays Elizabeth I and the other takes on the role of Mary Queen of Scots in this historical tale of politics and rebellion. 15 Jan-31 Mar. Book now

Beginning at the Ambassadors Theatre

See one of the National Theatre’s top sell-out plays of 2017 as Beginning transfers to London's West End. Join Laura and Danny at the end of a party, which might just lead to the start of a relationship. 15 Jan-24 Mar. Book now

Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre

Be part of the Roman crowd with this promenade production of Shakespeare’s political drama, Julius Caesar. Ben Whishaw plays Brutus, who leads the coup against Caesar in this fast-paced show that brings the action out into the auditorium. 20 Jan-15 Apr

Long Day's Journey into Night at the Wyndham’s Theatre

See Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day’s Journey into Night. Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons star in the drama about a troubled family whose tensions dramatically swell over the course of a day. 27 Jan-7 Apr. Book now