What are the best theatre shows in London’s West End?
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Are London theatres open on Mondays?
Most of London West End theatres have Monday night performances, but some of those shows that have Sunday performances close on Mondays. There is no Six the Musical, Matilda, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Woman in Black, Disney’s The Lion King, Thriller LIVE and Fiddler on the Roof on Mondays.
Are London West End shows and London theatres open on Sundays?
The London theatre events and musicals and theatre shows below can be attended on Sundays in London:
Six the Musical at the Arts Theatre currently performs twice on Sundays (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Matilda the Musical in the Cambridge Theatre London has a Sunday matinee at 3:00 pm
The Mischief Theatre Company’s two shows – The Play that Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – also play twice on Sundays (3:00 pm and 7:00 pm)
Thriller LIVE musical both play twice on Sunday
School of Rock (3:00 pm) and Disney’s The Lion King (2:30 pm) have a Sunday matinee show.
Most London West End theatres are closed on Sundays.
Are London West End theatres open on Mondays?
The majority of London Theatre events and West End theatres have performances on Monday nights, but some theatre shows that have Sunday performances are closed on Mondays. You can’t see Six the Musical, Matilda, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Woman in Black, Disney’s The Lion King, Thriller LIVE and Fiddler on the Roof on Mondays.
When are West End Theatre showtimes?
Evening performances of London Theatre shows by and large start at 7:30 pm every night that there is a performance.
The shows below evening performances do not start until 7:45 pm:
On Thursday nights Six the Musical performs a late-night show from 9:00 pm, and at 8:00 pm on other evenings. Matilda the Musical starts evening performances at 7:00 pm and The Woman in Black doesn’t have a curtain up until 8:00 pm.
When are London Theatre matinees?
Matinees vary depending on the show. Traditionally shows have a Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 2:30 pm but some shows that run on Sundays often include a matinee performance here instead of one mid-week.
On Wednesdays, Matilda matinees start at 14:00. On Saturdays, these times remain the same, and the following shows also vary their curtain-up from the usual 14:30 showtime at weekends:
MAMMA MIA! (3:00 pm)
Thriller LIVE (4:00 pm)
The Woman in Black (4:00 pm)
Six the Musical (4:00 pm)
Hairspray (3:00 pm)
The Mousetrap has matinees on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00 pm and on Saturdays at 4:00 pm.
In addition, the following shows have matinees on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays, which is becoming increasingly more common:
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical (2:30 pm)
Six the Musical (6:30 pm)
The Woman in Black (3:00 pm)
School of Rock (2:30 pm)
The Phantom of the Opera (2:30 pm)
MAMMA MIA! (3:00pm)
Fiddler on the Roof (2:30 pm)
Disney’s Aladdin (2:30 pm)
Hairspray (2:00 pm)
What are the best shows in London West End Theatre at the moment?
At TheWestendShows.co.uk we have all of the top London musicals. Most popular shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked and Disney’s The Lion King often top lists for the best West End shows in West End theatres.
New top London musicals like Waitress, Come From Away and Only Fools and Horses the Musical are all must-sees, and the West End is gearing up for the arrival of shows such as Dear Evan Hansen, Soldier of Orange and BIG the Musical.
Where is the West End in London?
London’s West End is known for its world-class theatre productions. The West End is located in central London, west of the City of London and generally makes up the areas around Leicester Square and Covent Garden. The West End includes theatres such as the Victoria Palace Theatre on Victoria Street, the London Palladium Theatre on Argyll Street, The Prince Edward Theatre on Old Compton Street and the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue
The best London musicals to see in 2020. The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre.The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre.Mamma Mia!, Novello Theatre.Waitress, Adelphi Theatre.Six, Arts Theatre. Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre. 9 to 5 the musical, Savoy Theatre. Big the Musical, Dominion Theatre. Only Fools and Horses, Theatre Royal Haymarket. Dear Evan Hansen, Noel Coward Theatre.
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List of West End theatres
Adelphi Theatre London Strand owned by LW Theatres / Nederlander Organization and now showing Waitress the musical.
Aldwych Theatre London Aldwych owned by Nederlander Organization and now showing Tina—The Tina Turner Musical.
Ambassadors Theatre West Street London, owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and now showing The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.
Apollo Theatre London Shaftesbury Avenue owned by Nimax Theatres and now showing Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Musical.
Apollo Victoria Theatre London Wilton Road owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and now showing Wicked Musical.
Arts Theatre London Great Newport Street owned by JJ Goodman Ltd now showing Six the Musical
Cambridge Theatre London Earlham Street owned by LW Theatres and currently showing Matilda the Musical.
Criterion Theatre London Jermyn Street owned by the Criterion Theatre Trust currently showing The Comedy About a Bank Robbery Play.
Dominion Theatre London Tottenham Court Road owned by Nederlander Organization now selling tickets for Big the Musical.
Duchess Theatre London Catherine Street owned by Nimax Theatres and currently showing The Play That Goes Wrong Play.
Duke of York’s Theatre London St. Martin’s Lane owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing The Son Play.
Fortune Theatre London Russell Street owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing The Woman in Black Play.
Garrick Theatre London Charing Cross Road owned by Nimax Theatres and currently showing Bitter Wheat Play.
Gielgud Theatre London Shaftesbury Avenue owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert.
Gillian Lynne London Theatre Drury Lane owned by LW Theatres and currently showing School of Rock Musical.
Harold Pinter Theatre London Panton Street owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Play.
Her Majesty’s Theatre London Haymarket owned by LW Theatre and currently showing The Phantom of the Opera Musical.
London Palladium Theatre Argyll Street owned by LW Theatres and currently showing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Lyceum Theatre London Wellington Street owned by Ambassador Theatre Group currently showing The Lion King Musical.
Lyric Theatre London Shaftesbury Avenue owned by Nimax Theatres and currently showing Thriller – Live Musical.
Noël Coward Theatre London St. Martin’s Lane owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing The Night of the Iguana Play.
Novello Theatre London Aldwych owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing Mamma Mia! Musical.
Palace Theatre London Shaftesbury Avenue owned by Nimax Theatres and currently showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play.
Phoenix Theatre London Charing Cross Road owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing Come from Away the Musical.
Piccadilly Theatre London Denman Street owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing The Lehman Trilogy Play.
Playhouse Theatre London Northumberland Avenue owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing Fiddler on the Roof Musical.
Prince Edward Theatre London Old Compton Street owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing Mary Poppins Musical.
Prince of Wales Theatre London Coventry Street owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing The Book of Mormon Musical.
Savoy Theatre London Strand owned by Ambassador Theatre Group and currently showing 9 to 5 The Musical.
Shaftesbury Theatre London Shaftesbury Avenue owned by Theatre of Comedy Company and currently showing The Illusionists.
Sondheim Theatre London Shaftesbury Avenue owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing Les Misérables Musical.
St Martin’s Theatre London West Street owned by Stephen Waley-Cohen and currently showing The Mousetrap Play.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane London Catherine Street owned by LW Theatres and will be showing Frozen Musical in Autumn 2020.
Theatre Royal Haymarket London owned by Crown Estate and currently showing Only Fools and Horses The Musical.
Trafalgar Studios London Whitehall owned by Trafalgar Entertainment Group currently showing Equus Play.
Vaudeville Theatre London Strand owned by Nimax Theatres currently showing The Worst Witch Play.
Victoria Palace Theatre London Victoria Street owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing Hamilton Musical.
Wyndham’s Theatre London St. Martin’s Court owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres and currently showing Fleabag Play.