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 1st September 2023

DRINK & PLAY: The Hunt for The Smoking Caterpillar - Comedy escape room + immersive theatre experience

@ Ninth Life on Saturday 7th October 2023 and 7 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 London Cabaret Club

Fancy heading to a fabulous theatre show in the heart of Holborn? The London Cabaret Club has just what you need. Not only will you get to catch sultry burlesque and Gatsby-themed immersive entertainment on the stage, but there's also dinner and drinks to enjoy.

The Rosemary Branch Theatre

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.


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.