Gift Guide: Buy the best West End theatre tickets for Christmas

Gift Guide: Get West End theatre tickets for Christmas

From Matilda's Crunchem Hall, to Frozen's snow Arendelle, the West End has the power to transport you. Give friends and family the ultimate gift this Christmas.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

Struggling to decide what to buy someone for Christmas? Theatre tickets for London shows make the best gifts at Christmastime. See a classic show that's run in London for decades, or check out a new show that's going to open in 2024. There's guaranteed to be a show to suit that certain someone you've got in mind.

Tickets to West End shows make wonderful gifts for friends and family at Christmas. Instead of spending money on a piece of clothing or a gadget they won't use, give your loved ones the gift of live entertainment this Christmas. Make memories at the theatre together, and book your West End theatre tickets for Christmas now. We've rounded up some West End shows that would make great gifts at Christmastime.

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ABBA Voyage

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! tickets to ABBA Voyage for Christmas! Join the band’s members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime concert – with a difference. The foursome will not appear in person at the live shows, but as digital versions of themselves, backed by a 10-piece live band. But don’t worry, once the show begins, it’ll feel as though ABBA are in the room. Don’t miss your chance to see the worlds of music, technology and theatre collide in ABBA Voyage.

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The Lion King

Experience the Circle of Life for yourself at multi-award-winning musical The Lion King. If you’re not already familiar with the plot (where have you been?), the stage show follows young lion cub Simba, who is prince and heir to Pride Rock. He sets out on a life-changing journey through Africa’s Pride Lands with pals Timon and Pumbaa, but must defeat his evil uncle Scar who dreams of stealing the throne. Sounds exciting? Then make like Simba and roar at your family until they snap up some tickets this Christmas.

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Nothing says festive like the creepy origin story of a monster called Vecna! This is your sign to travel to the Upside Down for Stranger Things: The First Shadow, which follows troubled kid Henry Creel after his family moves to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. The stage show features some familiar faces from the popular Netflix series, including teenage versions of Joyce Maldonado and Jim Hopper. Get ready for a new chapter in theatre.

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Escape to the wintery wonderland of Arendelle this Christmas with sisters and princesses Elsa and Anna. When Elsa sets off an eternal winter on the day of her coronation, it’s up to Anna to save her sister and show her the meaning of true love. This heartwarming tale on stage includes our favourite songs from the 2013 Disney film, from “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” to “The First Time in Forever.” It really is the perfect present this Christmas. There’s no point fighting us on this one - let it go!

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The Mousetrap

There’s only one secret harder to keep from the kids than Santa, and that’s the plot of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery The Mousetrap. It is the longest-running play in the world but audiences are careful not to spoil the reveal at the heart of this whodunnit, about a group of people gathered in a remote part of the countryside who discover there is a murderer in their midst. Put your detective skills to the test and join theatre’s best-kept secret in 2024.

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Matilda the Musical

Even revolting children deserve the chance to see Matilda the Musical in the West End. Adapted from the Roald Dahl novel, the musical is about a young school girl with a thirst for knowledge. Sadly, her bright mind isn't appreciated by her vacuous parents, and when she enrolls in Crunchem Hall, she comes up against an even bigger challenge: headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Stand up for what is right and secure your tickets to this Tony and Olivier Award-winning production.

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Keep dancing this Christmas and sashay your way to the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour at London’s O2 Arena. The tour brings together all our favourite parts of the TV dance series, from judges Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke and Craig Revel Horwood, who are ready to dazzle with their wisdom, to a fabulous celebrity line-up including West End star Layton Williams. Don’t miss the chance to see who will lift that coveted Glitterball Trophy.

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Back to the Future: The Musical

Are you on Santa's "Johnny B. Goode" list? Rev up your DeLorean, as it's time to travel back to the future at the Adelphi Theatre! The hit sci-fi film is now a West End musical, and you can join Marty McFly and Doc Brown on their epic time-travel adventure. The Back to the Future musical is co-created by Back to the Future film writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. Together, they've packed in all the film's recognisable moments, now with a musical twist. What are you waiting for? Get ready to feel the power of love this Christmas.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

You can-can-cannot miss theatre spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical this Christmas. Adapted from Baz Luhrmann's 2001 Oscar-winning film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, the musical is an opulent, luxurious tale of love between a Bohemian poet and a beautiful courtesan. The show’s music includes over 20 pop classics by the likes of The Beatles, U2, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Queen, and more. So skip the trip to continental Europe and take a seat at London’s Piccadilly Theatre for a night at Paris’s most infamous and hedonistic nightclub.

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What do Elphaba and Santa Claus have in common? They both fly through the sky! Unfortunately, Elphaba doesn't give little boys and girls Christmas presents, but why not book Wicked tickets to see Elphaba defy gravity? The bewitching musical tells of Elphaba and Glinda's journeys to become the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. If you're a musical theatre fan, you'll probably know a lot of the songs too.

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