School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock
School of Rock

School of Rock Musical Tickets

Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
School of Rock
Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
Featuring a cast of rocking kids live on stage
Our Review 4 / 5

School of Rock, the hit Broadway musical from legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, has landed in London and has the Gillian Lynne Theatre rocking! 

Based on the iconic 2003 film starring Jack Black, School of Rock is about layabout, wannabe rock star Dewey Finn who poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school as a way of earning some much-needed cash. When he stumbles on the kids’ music class, he discovers their hidden talents and tries to mould them into a full-throttle rock band to enter the prestigious Battle of the Bands competition. But can Dewey turn these straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock group and keep the secret from the kids’ parents and headmistress?

Black starred in the 2003 film, which grossed $131 million from its $35 million budget, and received plaudits for his wacky performance as Dewey resulting in a Golden Globe nomination for the actor. While Black has not starred in the musical production in London or Broadway, he has said of the musical: "I had lots of déjà vu and lots of powerful moments of pride to be part of something that has transformed into this incredible Broadway masterpiece."

The production's cast features three troupes of child actors who, each night, arm themselves with guitars, drums and mics and perform some of the biggest hits from the beloved film, as well as some all-new numbers, live on stage. Open auditions are often held for the roles, meaning that anyone talented enough has the chance of finding themselves on stage at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new score has lyrics by Glenn Slater, and also includes songs from the original film, including “Teacher’s Pet”, “School of Rock” and “In the End of Time”. The cast of School of Rock includes three teams of children who perform their instruments live on stage, complete with face-melting solos and bone-shaking drum solos.

After rave reviews in the West End, grab your air guitar, pull out your best knee slide and unleash your inner rock god! You can read our review of School of Rock. 

You've not got long to rock out at School of Rock in London, as it's set to close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1st March 2020.

In the School of Rock musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students' musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Previews from |
24th October 2016
Opening date |
14th November 2016
Booking from |
29th February 2020
Available until |
29th February 2020
Closes |
1st March 2020
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Ages 5+
Book by Julian Fellowes
The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization
Laurence Connor
Songs by:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Natasha Katz
Anna Louizos
JoAnn M. Hunter
Anna Louizos
Cast list:
David Fynn, Mark Anderson, Rebecca LaChance, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ryan Bearpark, Rob Falconer, Kelly Hampson, Suzie McAdam, Richard Morse, Jayde Nelson, Andy Rees, Alex Tomkins, James Wolstenholme and Benjamin Yates. The kids cast are three teams of twelve kids, who make up Dewey’s band. David Fynn (as Dewey Finn from 20th January) 

Gillian Lynne Theatre Venue Information

Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

Customer reviews

Our Review of School of Rock


Andrew Lloyd Webber is on another roll right now. The undisputed King of the West End musical has just seen his 1971 show Jesus Christ Superstar win this year's Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical (for the summer revival at the Open Air Theatre that has now announced it is to return there in 2017) and The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 30th anniversary in the West End last month. Read more

Latest School of Rock News & Features

David Fynn to reprise role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock
Monday, 13 January, 2020, 14:29
Following the recent news that School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, David Fynn will reprise his performance as Dewey Finn. He’ll star in the musical from 20th January for the show’s final weeks, with a final performance on 1st March. David Fynn to play Dewey Finn Fynn will return to the Gillian Lynne Theatre to reprise the role of Dewey Finn in School of Rock from 20th January. He previously originated the role in the West End, earning...
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School of Rock set to close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre
Friday, 10 January, 2020, 09:34
The Olivier Award-winning musical School of Rock will close at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1st March 2020. The musical has been performed in the West End over 1,400 times, and will close in order to make way for the West End premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, which is set to open in September 2020. School of Rock to close in the West End School of Rock will play its final performance at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 1st March 2020. The musical made its West...
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Wednesday, 07 November, 2018
Next week the West End production of School of Rock - The Musical celebrates its 2nd Birthday at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, having officially opened at the previously named New London Theatre on 14 November 2016, and the kids are still going strong, rocking out and sticking it to the man eight shows a week in this open-ended run! On the other side of the pond, where it all began, the Broadway production is gearing up for its third anniversary on the Great...
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New cast announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock in the West End
Monday, 23 October, 2017
A new West End cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical School of Rock has been announced. The cast, which started rehearsals today, includes alternate Stephen Leask stepping up to lead the cast in the the role of Dewey Finn, a lazy layabout who poses as a substitute teacher and forms a rock band which his class of 10-year olds, from 15th November. Alan Pearson will play Ned Schneebly, Dewey’s friend and the teacher Dewey pretends to be, with current ensemble member...
Interview with School of Rock's Gary Trainor and Preeya Kalidas
Wednesday, 03 May, 2017
After bursting onto the West End stage late last year Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest Olivier Award-winning musical School of Rock has quickly gone on to inspire audiences, commanding return visitors and bringing new audiences to musical theatre. Based on the popular film of the same name starring Jack Black the musical features an exceptionally talented cast of adult and child performers who bring this powerful story of 'sticking it to the man' to the stage. Having...
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