West End Features

Photo credit: Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon in Frozen and the cast of The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Photos courtesy of Frozen and The Ocean at the End of the Lane)
The best West End shows to see in London this autumn
There are some big shows opening in London this autumn, and some worthwhile reasons to see some old favourites. Here, we round-up some of the best productions opening in the capital over the autumn... Read more
Photo credit: Natasha May-Thomas, Ivano Turco and Jac Yarrow
New West End stars making major debuts on London stages right now
While the pandemic year was incredibly difficult for everyone who works in the arts, it was particularly tough for those just starting out in their careers. So, as theatre comes back to life, it’s... Read more
London Theatre Week Off-West End shows 2021
All the Off-West End shows in London Theatre Week
Have you been meaning to book your theatre tickets but haven’t got around to it yet? There’s never been a better time to secure your London theatre tickets, as London Theatre Week is here! Get... Read more
All the West End shows in London Theatre Week
All the West End shows in London Theatre Week
There’s never been a better time to book tickets for a West End show because it’s London Theatre Week! Get exclusive prices on some of the top shows in town from 23 August - 12 September and see the... Read more
Photo credit: Theatre Royal Drury Lane (Photo by Andy Paradise)
West End theatre renovations: Here's all the London venues getting a makeover
Many West End theatres are returning better than ever after the disruption of the past year, thanks to extensive remodels – some done specially for their incoming shows. Here’s our guide to the new-... Read more
The different types of musicals in musical theatre
A complete guide to the different types of musicals in musical theatre
Even if musicals share themes, topics or characters, no two West End shows are the same. But, each musical falls into a larger bracket, from jukebox musicals, rock musicals and shows with an original... Read more
Photo credit: Ian McKellen in Hamlet (Photo courtesy of Theatre Royal Windsor)
All the performers returning to iconic roles in the West End and beyond
This is a great time to see the definitive portrayals of some of the best roles in theatre. Not only are there numerous fantastic revivals and returning productions in town, but the lead actors who... Read more
Photo credit: Stephen Sondheim
A complete guide to Stephen Sondheim musicals
Stephen Sondheim is one of the greatest American musical theatre composers and lyricists of all time. He’s made such an impact on theatre, that he is honoured with theatres named after him in both... Read more
Photo credit: The Phantom of the Opera (Photo courtesy of The Phantom of the Opera)
A complete guide to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals
Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the world’s best celebrated musical theatre composers, with a career spanning over 50 years since 1965. Creating some of the most recognisable show tunes, his work... Read more
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Theatre vaccine rules: Here are the West End shows that require vaccinations and Covid tests
Even though West End shows are open at full capacity once more, the pandemic is not over just yet. To keep all theatregoers safe, as well as performers, crew and theatre staff, audience members may... Read more
Where to sit in the theatre in London
Theatre seating plan guide: Where to sit in the theatre, from stalls to the balcony
You’ve decided the show you want to see. Now it’s time to pick where you want to sit in the theatre auditorium. Deciding where to sit at the theatre can be tricky — working out your stall seats from... Read more
Photo credit: Frozen Cast (Photo by Marc Brenner)
Everything you need to know about Disney's ‘Frozen’ in London
The Disney song “Let It Go” is arguably one of the best-known songs of all time. Elsa's anthem helped to popularised Frozen as a 21st century cultural phenomenon, so much so that it’s hard to believe... Read more
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