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Theatre tickets

For theatre tickets to London shows and for tickets to all the latest musicals, plays and comedy such as Wicked, The Lion King or Les Miserables - you'll find a range of brilliant offers right here! Not sure where to start? Browse a complete list of all theatre offers.

Browse our list of the Top 10 Theatre Shows to buy tickets to London's most popular shows, or search directly for a show of your choice.

London is home to arguably the world’s best theatre scene, with millions of visitors flocking to the area to enjoy everything from blockbuster musicals to crowd-pleasing comedies, classic revivals and cutting-edge drama. You can join them with our selection of last minute theatre tickets.

London’s rich theatre history

Although the first purpose-built London theatres were found in East London and Southwark, its history can be traced all the way back to the 17th century, with the opening of the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane in 1663. The current building to hold that name is the fourth, and was opened in 1812.

Many of London’s theatres date back to the 19th or early 20th centuries, and are often filled with lavish neo-classical and art deco features. Today, London is home to almost 40 theatres, and continues to go from strength-to-strength, with a record breaking 14.5 million London theatre tickets sold in 2013.

Record-breaking shows

If you’re looking for some ideas, why not catch a bit of theatrical history with one of the record-breaking shows currently playing in London theatres.

The West End is currently home to the world’s longest running play – Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which has been running for more than 60 years. Meanwhile, the longest running musical is Les Miserables, which has been wowing crowds for over thirty years – having opened in October 1985 (and not far behind is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic, The Phantom of the Opera, which opened the following year). Another record-breaking musical is Disney’s The Lion King, which has earned more than $6billion worldwide.