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 13th November 2019

@ Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel on Various dates from Friday 15th November 2019

We were gutted when the hilarious hit show finally ended, but lucky for us, you can experience Only Fools at this immersive dining show. Expect a three-course feast, complete with a side of entertainment from performers and the wheeler-dealers themselves.

The Phoenix Arts Club

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Often hailed as one of Soho's top spots for live entertainment and late-night partying, Phoenix Artists Club is a hub for live music, theatre, cabaret and burlesque. Expect the unexpected from this extravagant haunt of debauchery and decadence.

@ The Bedford on Thursday 14th November 2019

Taking over The Bedford for just two nights this November, Girl From Nowhere is a rock play with a whole lot of heart. Follow the story of fallen rock star Jeannie as she returns to her hometown to face the music, with a live soundtrack of stunning songs and epic performance from writer and star Victoria Rigby.

  Dead Quiet

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@ Kensington Central Library on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

Uncover clues, communicate with the dead and help solve one of Kensington Central Library's most intriguing mysteries. Librarian Gwendolyn Radcliffe has always been unsure about the dead homeless man found after a lecture in the library, but now she needs your help to solve the Cold War mystery.

@ Ambassadors Theatre on Various dates from Thursday 14th November 2019

Are you ready for the fright of your life? Ghost Stories might not give you that, but this silly story is full of surprises as The League of Gentleman's Jeremy Dyson pens a series of spooky pieces. Don't expect to sit back and relax, this twisty turny tale will fully immerse you in a world of terror.

  Crisis? What Crisis?

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@ COLAB Factory on Various dates from Thursday 14th November 2019

Head over to London Bridge where this unique event is bringing you one of the most exciting immersive nights in the city. Get your politics on with an evening of crisis solving in late-70s Britain. Can you win over the cabinet? Or will you end up passing power to the other side?

From Mamma Mia through to Matilda, Want Theatre is making your West End trip evening more special. Along with enjoying some of the best seats in the house, the evening will include a slap-up meal at swish London spots, including Library private members club, and a welcome drink.

@ The Phoenix Theatre on Thu, 3rd Oct 2019 - Sat, 15th Feb 2020

Finding some light in one of America's darkest days, Come From Away is the story of the town of Gander in Newfoundland and Labrador. On 9/11, 38 planes unexpectedly had to land in the small town, and suddenly the area's population increased by more than 7000. Through song and dance, see how people came together even in the darkest of times.