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Musicals in London

If you are staying in London or just visiting for a day, then a musical may be high on your list of things to do. We have tickets for all of the popular musicals in London, from classics like The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables to newer musicals such as Kinky Boots and School of Rock. Whatever your musical preference you can be sure that there is a show for you to enjoy.

Family musicals

All members of the family can enjoy a musical show in London. These are some of the best family friendly musicals playing at the moment:

  • Disney’s Aladdin features all of the songs from the classic film and over 350 extravagant costumes.
  • The Lion King, another Disney favourite, features songs by Elton John, as well as amazing choreography and puppetry.
  • Roald Dahl fans are well catered for in the form of Matilda, with songs written by the comedian Tim Minchin. 
  • School of Rock is based on the popular film and rocks along with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Wicked, the story of the Witches of Oz, is a longstanding children’s (and adults) favourite. It has been playing in London since 2006 to packed out audiences.

 

Adult musicals

Musicals aren’t just for children though – there are plenty of shows more suitable for adults. Here are some of the best ones playing right now in London:

  • The Book of Mormon is a rude but very funny satire about Mormon beliefs and practices from the creators of South Park.
  • More tasteful is the classic show The Phantom of the Opera, featuring the famous song The Music of the Night. It has been running in London since 1986.
  • Les Miserables is a musical set during the French Revolution, telling the story of Jean Valjean, breaking his parole and agreeing to look after the daughter of a factory worker, making them change their lives forever.
  • Dreamgirls is a show about a trio called The Dreams, following their struggles as they try to become famous.

 

Matinees and Evening Shows

With all of London’s major musicals offering both matinees and evening shows, you’ll have no problem fitting a show into your schedule. Most shows have mid-afternoon matinees twice a week, including Saturday shows. Going for a musical’s evening show will normally give you a wider range of days to choose from. While midweek matinees can be a great way to get tickets to some of the West End’s most popular musicals.

 

Dinner and sightseeing options

If you want to grab a bite to eat before a show, lastminute.com offer a number of dinner + show packages. Alternatively, many restaurants provide pre-theatre menus, with two or three courses offered for a fixed price. If you prefer to dine late, then a number of restaurants offer post-theatre menus as well.

If you are visiting London to watch a musical, why not make a whole day of it? You could take in one of the following attractions during your visit.