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Everything you need to know about ‘Mamma Mia! The Party’ in London

Here’s what to expect from Mamma Mia! The Party, a slice of Greek paradise in London.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

You’ve seen the Mamma Mia! musical in London. You’ve watched the Mamma Mia! films time and time again. Now, get ready for the biggest party at Mamma Mia! The Party. Offering audiences an exhilarating night of ABBA-themed mayhem, as well as a four-course meal, here’s what audiences can expect from this slice of Greek paradise.

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What is it like walking into Mamma Mia! The Party?

Before stepping foot into where Mamma Mia! The Party takes place, you’ll check in with a waiter upon arrival. While checking in, you’ll be assigned your table number and seat, where you’ll stay throughout the entire meal and show.

After checking in to Mamma Mia! The Party, you’ll be able to hand large bags into a cloakroom before walking into the purpose-built Greek taverna for the first time.

Your first steps into Niko’s taverna will take your breath away. With flowers lit up around the three-levelled courtyard and tantalising mezze platters already laid on the tables, you’ll forget you’re at The O2.

Upon arrival, you’ll be given a welcome drink and shown to your table by a friendly waiter who’ll provide table service throughout the evening’s entertainment.

Mingle with your fellow guests and soak up the unique atmosphere that this immersive experience has to offer. Once the entertainment has begun, you’ll wish you could stay at the taverna forever.

Mamma Mia! The Party seating

When booking your Mamma Mia! The Party tickets, you’ll be able to select your seating from a choice of three types. But wherever you sit, you’ll have an incredible view of all the action taking place.

Premium: Best seats, allowing you to be close as to the performers as possible
Band A: Excellent seats, in the heart of the action
Band B: Great seats overlooking the courtyard

Individual tables and seats are assigned upon arrival, but all seats at Niko’s tavern offer diners the chance to be in the thick of Mamma Mia! fun. Scenes unfold around each table, making sure each diner is at the heart of the story. Tables are reserved in the order of receipt of booking. Group bookings will be seated together, with smaller groups or couples seated on tables of up to 8. Large tables seat up to 10 people.

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Mamma Mia! The Party storyline

At first, it may seem as if nothing is happening in Mamma Mia! The Party. You’ll be sitting at your table, waiting to hear the first ABBA chord. But then, as the waiters slowly pick up their guitars and the lights dim, get ready for the party to step up a notch.

The Mamma Mia! The Party storyline does not follow the Mamma Mia! musical storyline. Leading the proceedings are Nikos and his British wife Kate, a married couple who own a Greek taverna on the island of Skopelos. Running the restaurant with the help of their friends and family, join Nikos and Kate throughout an action-packed night at the taverna, making sure it’s a smooth-running evening, especially when the chef Debbie causes mischief.

At the same time, diners also follow the Romeo and Juliet inspired story of Adam and Konstantina, an Englishman and a Greek woman whose love is questioned as a result of their different nationalities. With the blessing of ‘Grandma’, will they be able to stay together and continue their true love?

In the final section of Mamma Mia! The Party, get ready to become a “Dancing Queen.” The courtyard tables are cleared, the chairs are stacked and the O2 becomes the hottest dancefloor, where ABBA music is played all night long. Any ABBA fan will love this part.

Can diners get involved in Mamma Mia! The Party?

You won’t be able to star in Mamma Mia! The Party. But, unlike most productions in London, singing along is definitely encouraged. So warm up your vocal cords and practice your “Waterloo” and “Take a Chance on Me.” You may even be called upon to interact with the performers, and you’ll definitely feel a part of Niko’s taverna family.

Mamma Mia! The Party food

As you may probably expect, the food at Mamma Mia! The Party is filled with Greek dishes. You’ll be given a complimentary shot of ouzo upon arrival and then eat Mediterranean mezze platters to start.

A selection of starters include charred octopus, spanakopita and a traditional Greek salad, with succulent meat dishes including lamb kleftiko and beef flank for your main course. Alternative menus are available for diners with specific dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances. Read the Mamma Mia! The Party menu.

Who wrote Mamma Mia The Party?

The original Mamma Mia! The Party show was written by ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus, joined by Calle Norlén and Roine Söderlundh. Mamma Mia! The Party was first written in Swedish and premiered in Sweden, ABBA’s home country.

The storyline has been adapted for the London production, and is the first production to be staged outside of Sweden. Mamma Mia! The Party in London is adapted by Sandi Toksvig. She is a British-Danish writer and comic whose writing credits include Bully Boy at The Other Palace.

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What is the running time of Mamma Mia! The Party?

The production has a running time of four hours, beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday – Sunday evenings and midday on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. But, you can say “Thank You For The Music” as the party continues into the night…

What are the reviews of Mamma Mia! The Party in London?

In a five-star review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, our critic said: “We are not merely observers but active partygoers, and it is in that spirit that the audience surrenders entirely to the evening. Resistance would not only be futile; it would be actively counter-productive… the immensely likeable cast negotiate the multiple levels of the set with dexterity, freely interacting with the audience along the way.”

Where is Mamma Mia! The Party in London?

Mamma Mia! The Party is at The O2, located in Greenwich (SE10 0DX). If you’re travelling by London Underground, the closest train station is North Greenwich which serves the Jubilee Line and is just outside the O2 Arena.

Where can I book Mamma Mia! The Party tickets?

Mamma Mia! The Party is one of the most exciting shows in London. Secure your seat now and get ready for a night to remember.

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