West End Theatre Guide

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The vast amount of musicals, plays and shows on stage in the West End can be a maze of different genres and reviews pulling you in multiple directions. We are here to help with a selection of our favourites to help guide you through the theatre jungle that awaits you.  


The Lion King

First on our list has got to be The Lion King. This musical has been a hit sell-out musical for over 20 years. Over 200 puppets and stunning colourful sets bring this show to life in an incredible way that's been entertaining people for years. Listen for songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, such as everyone's favourite 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight?' Get your tickets for the most beautiful African adventure that awaits beyond the doors of the Lyceum Theatre. 


Les Miserables

This hugely popular show, packed full of notable musical hits, tells the story of one man's journey to salvation during the French Revolution. This beautiful story takes you along Jean Valjean's journey, bringing tears to your eyes and laughter to your face. This show has performed in 42 countries and translated into 22 different languages for a very good reason. Don't miss it at The London Theatre.



Take a leap into history with this upbeat pop musical all about Henry VIII's six wives. Learn about his wives from tales told through phenomenal songs and dance, which brings the show about the Tudors into the 21st Century. This award-winning performance is newer to the West End, joining in 2017. It truly has earned its place among the best of what the theatre world has to offer. Now showing at the Vaudeville Theatre.



A fast-paced musical brings America's birth story to life through hip-hop, R&B and soul in the West End. This popular musical tells the compelling story of Alexander Hamilton going from being an orphan who moved to New York from the Caribbean island of Nevis to becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury in the United States. Finding and losing friends and love along the way, this captivating musical tells Hamilton's story in an incredible and modern way at The Victoria Palace Theatre.


Grease the Musical 

A summer romance between Sandy and Danny takes over at the Dominion Theatre. Watch as the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies navigate through senior year at high school. After a whirlwind of a summer romance, transfer student Sandy discovers that Danny is also at the same school. Sparks fly, but can they make this work through the school year? Find out on your next trip to London.



Elsa, the soon-to-be queen of Arundelle, is learning how to use her special powers where anything she touches can turn to ice. Having been able to hide this power until now, she's scared that being queen may change this. Join Anna, her sister, on her journey to find Elsa when she disappears in hopes of living alone in her newly built castle. Meet Kristoff, Sven and Olaf along this journey through the magical fictional kingdom. Showing at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.


If these musicals and plays are not your preference, no problem, there are so many more amazing theatre shows waiting for you. Find out more about what the West End has to offer at https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/whats-on