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10 best London musicals and shows

Take a look at the best musicals and shows in London's West End right now.

Find your new favourite West End musical, from heartwarming adaptations and award-winning scores, to hilarious musical theatre and must-see London shows. 

Book theatre tickets in advance for the best choice of seats and to make sure you don't miss out on the hottest shows. If musicals aren't your thing, find more London theatre.

Shows can now perform at full capacity, which means other audience members may be seated next to you. Check with the venue in advance for more information.

1. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

See spectacular sets and costumes. Photo: Johan Persson. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King.
The award-winning adaptation of Disney's The Lion King features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King dazzles all ages with evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. Read More
£35.11 Book now

2. Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum

Michael Ball starring as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray. Image courtesy of Story House PR.
Follow Tracy Turnblad in her quest to dance on The Corny Collins Show in Hairspray, a toe-tapping musical set in 1960s Baltimore, based on the 1988 John Waters film. See Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad and comedian Les Dennis as Wilbur Turnblad in a star-studded performance. Read More
£21.53 Book now

3. Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre

The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre. Image courtesy of Amanda Malpass PR.
Follow the story of two brothers, Moses and Rameses, and the people of Egypt in a play based on the story from the Book of Exodus. Find out the fate of the conflicted siblings in Prince of Egypt, which brings much-loved tunes by Stephen Schwartz to the stage, alongside top-notch acting from Luke Brady, Liam Tamne and more. Read More
£23.99 Book now

4. Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre

Olly Dobson (Marty McFly) and Roger Bart (Doc Brown). Image courtesy of Amanda Malpass PR.

Turn on your flux capacitor and get ready to take a thrilling ride through time in the DeLorean! Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they attempt to get Back to the Future in this new West End musical based on the classic 1985 movie.

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£23.26 Book now

5. Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget with Mamma Mia!. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the ABBA songs that make it one of the ultimate feel-good musicals in London. Read More
£18.45 Book now

6. Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre

Experience the magic of Mary Poppins as everyone's favourite nanny takes to the West End stage. This uplifting show features all the classic songs from the movie. Join Mary, Bert, Mr and Mrs Banks, and the children as they embark on a series of adventures in London.

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£24.60 Book now

7. Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop.
Be wowed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical. Roald Dahl's celebrated story bursts into life in this West End musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Read More
£30.75 Book now

8. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

Discover Tina Turner's life story in this Grammy Award-winning musical. Chart her journey through humble beginnings, tumultuous times, to becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Featuring many of Tina Turner's most famous hits, The Tina Turner Musical is simply the best! Read More
£24.60 Book now

9. Jersey Boys at Trafalgar Theatre

See Jersey Boys in the new Trafalgar Theatre. Image courtesy of Amanda Malpass PR.

Award-winning musical Jersey Boys returns to the West End. The show tells the story of 1960s quartet, Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons and features many of the group's most famous songs, including Beggin', Sherry and Walk Like A Man. Get tickets for this showstopping night out now.

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£22.43 Book now

10. Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz and how one came to be called "good" and the other "wicked". Experience this unforgettable, award-winning London musical and discover the hidden story of Oz.  Read More
£23.99 Book now