All the West End shows opening in 2023
Don't miss out on dozens of new West End and Off-West End shows opening this year. Get tickets to all the new 2023 musicals and plays you can see now.
Fill your 2023 theatre calendar with all the new shows opening throughout the year. From hit musicals to groundbreaking plays and exciting immersive events, there’s bound to be a new “favourite” that you will discover in 2023.
Here's a rundown of all the West End shows opening in 2023, listed by show name in alphabetical order. Information will be updated as soon as it is made available, so bookmark this page to ensure you've got the latest London theatre news.
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Take a look at the latest West End and London shows opening soon and secure your tickets now to avoid missing out. Here's all the London theatre you can look forward to.
After performances at the Lyric Theatre, 2:22 - A Ghost Story continues its record-breaking run with an 18-week season at the Apollo Theatre, from 14 May to 17 September. Book 2:22 - A Ghost Story tickets on London Theatre.
Ivo van Hove directs the English language premiere of Hanya Yanigahara's A Little Life. The play runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 25 March to 18 Jun. 2023. Book A Little Life tickets on London Theatre.
Michael R. Jackson's groundbreaking musical transfers to the West End in summer 2023. Join Usher, a front-of-house theatre worker and writer who wants to break free from the conflicting worlds around him. See the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical this year. A Strange Loop is at the Barbican from 17 June to 9 September. Book A Strange Loop tickets on London Theatre.
Daniel Rigby plays a maniac in a London-based adaptation of a comical satire. When a person falls to their death, can the aforementioned maniac shake up the police system? Accidental Death of an Anarchist is at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 12 June to 9 September. Book Accidental Death of an Anarchist tickets on London Theatre.
The Broadway musical brings the Motown sounds of the Temptations to the West End. Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations is at the Prince Edward Theatre from 31 March. Book Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations tickets on London Theatre.
After 34 years, Michael Ball returns to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Aspects of Love is at the Lyric Theatre from 12 May to 11 November. Book Aspects of Love tickets on London Theatre.
See a variety of famous faces take part in this Charles Dickens parody. Bleak Expectations is at the Criterion Theatre from 3 May to 3 September.
You're wanted at this West End musical. Jordan Luke Gage and Frances Mayli McCann star in Bonnie & Clyde at the Garrick Theatre from 4 March to 20 May. Book Bonnie & Clyde tickets on London Theatre.
Mike Faist and Lucas Hedges will play cowboys Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar in the world premiere. Brokeback Mountain is at @sohoplace from 10 May to 12 August. Book Brokeback Mountain tickets on London Theatre.
They've got rhythm! Charlie Stemp stars in the Chichester Festival Theatre transfer of the Gershwin hit. Crazy For You is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 June to 24 Jan. 2024. Book Crazy For You tickets on London Theatre.
The content of Unbelievable remains a closely guarded secret, but if you've seen one of Derren's shows before, you know you're in for a powerhouse treat! Discover the power of magic at the Criterion Theatre, with performances from 19 September to 7 Apr. 2024. Book Derren Brown: Unbelievable tickets on London Theatre.
Make your Christmas sparkle and shine once more, as the upbeat festive musical returns to the capital. Elf is at the Dominion Theatre from 15 November to 6 Jan. 2024. Book Elf tickets on London Theatre.
Grease really is the word! The West End musical returns in 2023. Grease is at the Dominion Theatre from 2 June to 28 October. Book Grease tickets on London Theatre.
The Olivier Award-winning actor Andy Karl returns to the Old Vic to play weatherman Phil Connors. Groundhog Day is at the Old Vic from 20 May to 12 August. Book Groundhog Day tickets on London Theatre.
Luck be a lady tonight, especially as Guys and Dolls comes to London. Make it your mission to see the immersive Guys and Dolls at the Bridge Theatre, with performances from 27 February. Book Guys and Dolls tickets on London Theatre.
What happened to Hamnet Shakespeare? Lolita Chakrabarti adapts Maggie O' Farrell's bestselling novel. Hamnet is at the Garrick Theatre from 30 September to 6 Jan. 2024. Book Hamnet tickets on London Theatre.
Over 100 puppets of celebrities come together in this chaotic show, satirising current events. Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical is at the Phoenix Theatre from 24 May to 26 August. Book Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical tickets on London Theatre.
Yoohoo, dearies! Mrs. Doubtfire is now in London. Mrs. Doubtfire is at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 12 May. Book Mrs. Doubtfire tickets on London Theatre.
Following a sensational world premiere, My Neighbour Totoro will return for a second season at the Barbican. The Studio Ghibli story follows two sisters who uncover ancient spirits. My Neighbour Totoro is at the Barbican from 21 November to 23 Mar. 2024.
There's a bright golden haze on the meadow with OKLAHOMA! in London. OKLAHOMA! is at the Wyndham's Theatre from 16 February to 2 September. Book OKLAHOMA! tickets on London Theatre.
The British musical, Operation Mincemeat, will transfer to the West End in 2023. Operation Mincemeat is at the Fortune Theatre from 29 March to 8 July.
Tom Hollander plays billionaire businessman Boris Berezovsky in Peter Morgan's Patriots. Patriots is at the Noël Coward Theatre from 26 May to 19 August. Book Patriots tickets on London Theatre.
Can the Cornley Drama Society make it to Neverland? Mischief Theatre brings their trademark comedy to J. M. Barrie's beloved tale. Peter Pan Goes Wrong is at the Lyric Theatre from 23 November to 14 Jan. 2024. Book Peter Pan Goes Wrong tickets on London Theatre.
Maureen Lipman stars in the one-woman play about a Jewish woman who flees Nazi Europe to live in the United States. Rose is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 23 May to 18 June. Book Rose tickets on London Theatre.
Sheridan Smith stars in Willy Russell's one-woman play about a Liverpudlian housewife who dreams of something more. Shirley Valentine is at the Duke of York's Theatre from 17 February to 3 June. Book Shirley Valentine tickets on London Theatre.
Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana. Discover what the Upside Down really means in the Stranger Things prequel. Stranger Things: The First Shadow is at the Phoenix Theatre from 17 November. Book Stranger Things: The First Shadow tickets on London Theatre.
Jamie Lloyd directs a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's tragically beautiful musical at the Savoy Theatre in September 2023, with The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger starring as fading Hollywood actress Norma Desmond.
Book Sunset Boulevard tickets on London Theatre.
Lyndsey Turner directs an urgent retelling of Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Gielgud Theatre from 7 June to 2 September. Book The Crucible tickets on London Theatre.
Ben Powers’ Tony-winning play is back in London. Discover more about the Lehman Brothers in The Lehman Trilogy, with performances at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 24 January to 20 May. Book The Lehman Trilogy tickets on London Theatre.
Head to Bikini Bottom and visit the coolest pineapple under the sea. The SpongeBob Musical is at the Queen Elizabeth Hall from 26 July to 27 August. Book The SpongeBob Musical tickets on London Theatre.
Set your clocks for the past, the present and the future. The Time Traveller's Wife is a joyous, uplifting celebration of the true meaning of love, however and whenever we experience it. David Hunter and Joanna Woodward star. The Time Traveller's Wife: The Musical is at the Apollo Theatre from 7 October. Book The Time Traveller's Wife: The Musical tickets on London Theatre.
Somewhere over the rainbow — there's a summer musical! Join Dorothy and Toto on the yellow brick road. The Wizard of Oz is at the London Palladium from 23 June to 3 September. Book The Wizard of Oz tickets on London Theatre.
Liv Hennessey adapts a weeks worth of court transcripts into a shocking courtroom drama. Vardy vs. Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 April to 20 May. Book Vardy vs. Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial tickets on London Theatre.
The supersized Queen musical returns to London in 2023. Join Galileo and Scaramouche as they try to take down a global corporate world. We Will Rock You is at the London Coliseum from 2 June to 26 August. Book We Will Rock You tickets on London Theatre.
West End shows in 2023
The ghost story play continues into 2023, and moves to its fourth theatre. 2:22 - A Ghost Story was at the Lyric Theatre from 21 January to 23 April.
The Oscar-nominated actor Paul Mescal made his West End debut as Stanley in the Tennessee Williams play. A Streetcar Named Desire was at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 6 May.
We would do anything for love... and we’d book theatre tickets too! The Meat Loaf musical returned to London. Bat Out of Hell was at the Peacock Theatre from 17 February - 1 April.
The European premiere of Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS allowed audiences to discover a new world of theatre storytelling. Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS was at the Royal Albert Hall from 13 January to 5 March.
Nobody puts Dirty Dancing in the corner. After a 2022 engagement, Dirty Dancing returned to the West End in early 2023, with performances at the Dominion Theatre from 18 January - 29 April.
Six young Black men share what it means to live in modern Britain in this bold, vibrant play. For Black Boys was at the Apollo Theatre from 25 March to 7 May.
Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner starred in Sam Steiner's play at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18 January to 18 March.
Rob Madge brings their solo show to the West End, so join the Disney parade. My Son's a Queer, (But what can you do?) is at the Ambassadors Theatre from 25 January to 1 April.
See the 40th anniversary production of Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off in 2023, starring Felicity Kendal. Noises Off was at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 19 January to 11 March.
Beverley Knight starred in the hip hop suffragette musical about the Pankhursts. Sylvia was at the Old Vic from 27 January to 8 April.
Welcome to the Bake Off tent! See if you'll be star baker, or end up with a soggy bottom? The Great British Bake Off Musical was at the Noel Coward Theatre from 25 February to 13 May.
Steven Moffat's debut play follows a married couple whose holiday friend invites themselves into their life. Reece Shearsmith and Amanda Abbington star. The Unfriend was at the Criterion Theatre from 15 January to 16 April.
Photo credit: The Lehman Trilogy (Photo courtesy of production)
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