Best Theatre Shows in London

Discover the best and most popular theatre shows in London with our hand-picked guide. Whether you're looking for a feel-good musical for the family, a tongue-in-cheek production that borders on the controversial or a pulse-raising, tear-jerker of a play, you just know that there's something for you in London. With an excellence for live theatre that is envied across the world, we've narrowed down a selection of our favourite West End shows to the following!

Last updated on 30th September 2022

Nestled next to Regent's Canal in Islington is the characterful Rosemary Branch, an award-winning pub theatre that's just waiting for your visit. From comedies to straight plays and improv, this artsy spot has a little something for everyone to be dazzled by.

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 19th November 2022 and 3 other Saturdays

If you're looking for the best theatre shows in London, there's no way you can miss out on this. Part escape room, part immersive performance, The Hunt For The Smoking Caterpillar is a twisted take on the Lewis Carroll classic with bonkers storylines and hilarious actors.

The Poetry Brothel

2 user reviews 5

Returning the origins of poetry, including chants, ceremonies and ancient rituals, The Poetry Brothel offers an immersive theatrical experience like no other. Taking place at Electrowerkz, this unique series of events will be totally extraordinary, with the option to join in if you want.

The London Cabaret Club

317 user reviews 4

From Day of the Dead performances to Gatsby specials, The London Cabaret Club is ideal if you're looking to combine your night out to London theatre with variety acts. Think aerial acts, live music and more across these spellbinding shows. 


67 user reviews 5

The Double R Club is a Bethnal Green hideout that's bringing evenings of mystery, bolstered by twisted rock 'n' roll. Expect everything from Lynchian cabaret and burlesque to a choice of comedy, live music and more.