London Theatre …a Must See Cultural Experience

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London theatre is for sure one of the most amazing cultural experiences one would ever have in a lifetime. London theatre in the West End is only comparable to Broadway shows, and both are considered to be the best in this business.

Having said that, even if you are spending only a couple of days in the city, this should be in your schedule. The presentations are a unique experience and the performances are truly remarkable with great reviews by both specialists and audience.

This is such a highly popular must see experience, that some of the shows are daily on stage for several years. Everything related to the shows are top rated, not only the performance of the actors, but also the design of the stage, the effects, lights, and so on.


Include in your Entertainment Evening a Pleasant Dinner

A very popular London theatre night out would also include dinner in one of the great restaurants in the city and close to the theatres in the West End. The diversity of cuisines is immense, and a good quality restaurant won’t be the most difficult thing to find.

Check the options of cuisines and restaurants located close to the London theatre of your choice in our section London Restaurants. London Info Guide also recommends that you try to buy a small package including London theatre tickets for a particular show and dinner in one high rated restaurant in London close to the show.

Especially in those cases where you include also the dinner, it’s possible to find London theatre tickets with discount, although the most common way to get good prices when not booked in advance is to purchase via one of the Tkts booths located in the city – the famous one in Leicester Square.


Below a Selection of Some of the Best Ongoing Performances in London West End Theatre

Wicked

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.



Location: Apollo Victoria Theatre – Wilton Road, London SW1V 1LG

Access Map from Victoria Railway Station

Nearest tube station: Victoria Station

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


The Phantom of the Opera

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. The musical is in its 25th record-breaking year, with more than 10.000 performances. The scenery and special effects combine to make this one of the best shows in the West End London theatre.

Location: Her Majesty’s Theatre – Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL

Access Map from Eros in Piccadilly Circus

Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Tuesday and Saturday at 2:30PM

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Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia has been thrilling London theatre audiences for more than a decade and there’s never been a better time to see this irresistible tale of love, laughter and friendship. It takes place in a sunny Greek island paradise, where Sophie starts her search for the father she’s never known, while her mother Donna unexpectedly comes face to face with three men from her distant romantic past. Inspired by the storytelling magic of Abba’s greatest hits (featuring 22 during the performances), this sunny, funny tale is the perfect night out.

Location: Prince of Wales Theatre – Coventry Street, Leicester Square, London W1D 6AS

Access Map from Eros in Piccadilly Circus

Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square

Performance times: Monday to Thursday at 7:30PM, Friday at 5:00PM and 8:30PM, Saturday at 3:00PM and 7:30PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


Billy Elliot

Based on the international smash-hit film, and a huge hit on Broadway as well as in the West End, Billy Elliot the Musical is an inspirational and feel-good celebration of one young boy’s struggle to realise his dreams against all odds. One of the best musicals ever, it is full of life, laughter and unforgettable music by Elton John.

Location: Victoria Palace Theatre – Victoria Street, London SW1E 5EA

Access Map from Victoria Railway Station

Nearest tube station: Victoria Station

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Thursday and Saturday at 2:30PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


The Wizard of Oz

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay this new production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way.

Location: London Palladium – Argyll Street, London W1F 7TF

Access Map from Eros in Piccadilly Circus

Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus

Performance times: Tuesday at 7:00PM, Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM

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We Will Rock You

The action of this play, named after the Queen song We Will Rock You, takes place in a futuristic world, Planet Mall, where rock music is banned. Globalisation is complete; everywhere the kids watch the same movies, wear the same fashions and think the same thoughts. Individuality is unthinkable, unless you are a rebel, a bohemian, who lives in the underbelly and resists the sterile world above. The bohemians believe instruments still exist somewhere on Planet Mall, they just need a hero to find them. We Will Rock You features many of Queen’s greatest success, such as Radio Ga Ga, Bohemian Rapsody as well as the title track.

Location: Dominion Theatre – Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ

Access Map from Nelson’s Column

Nearest tube station: Tottenham Court Road

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2:30PM and last Wednesday of every month at 2:30PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


Shrek

Joinf Shrek, an unlikely hero, and his loyal steed Donkey, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire-breathing love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with an attitude, and you’ve got a must see musical comedy – Shrek the Musical!

Location: Theatre Royal Drury Lane – Catherine Street, London WC2

Access Map from Waldorf Hilton Hotel

Nearest tube station: Covent Garden

Performance times: Monday and Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


The Lion King

When the young lion prince Simba is born, his evil uncle Scar is pushed back to second in line to the throne. Unimpressed with his future prospects, Scar plots to kill both Simba and his father, the lion King Mufasa, becoming king in the process. Young Simba survives the heinous plot but is led to believe that his father died because of him. Devastated, he flees the kingdom and soon finds a carefree life. But without a real king, the pride soon falls on hard times and a hero is needed to bring back prosperity.

Location: Lyceum Theatre – Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ

Access Map from Waldorf Hilton Hotel

Nearest tube station: Covent Garden and Charing Cross

Performance times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


Legally Blonde

College sweetheart & homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn’t take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, & heads for Harvard Law! Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.



Location: Savoy Theatre – The Strand, London WC2R 0ET

Access Map from Waldorf Hilton Hotel

Nearest tube station: Charing Cross

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Thursday and Saturday at 2:30PM

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See also: Tickets + Dinner


Priscilla Queen of the Desert

This show is an adaptation of the film about a trio of Sydney-based performers who take their glamorous show to the middle of the Australian outback. The three friends hop aboard an old bus – nicknamed Priscilla – in search for love and friendship, ending up finding much more than that.



Location: Palace Theatre – Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY

Access Map from Eros in Piccadilly Circus

Nearest tube station: Leicester Square

Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7:30PM, Thursday and Saturday at 2:30PM

See: Tickets and deals

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