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Find out the running times of West End shows

Here's all the latest information on running times for West End shows.

Sophie Thomas

Sophie Thomas

April 8, 2022 11:08

You’ve booked your theatre tickets, and you’re looking forward to seeing a show at the theatre. However, planning a theatre trip isn't just about the performance — you'll also need to plan how to get to the theatre and post-show travel. So before seeing a show, it’s a good idea to know the running time of a production. On average, the majority of West End shows typically have a performance running time of 2 hours and 30 minutes, with many evening shows beginning at 7:30pm. This means that the show will end by 10:00pm, and you can head home after an entertaining performance. However, some shows may last just 90 minutes, and others can be longer than three hours.

We’ve listed the running times of all West End shows with confirmed durations in order from shows with the shortest running time to the longest-running performance times. Check this list for the latest information on West End theatre running times.

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What is the running time of Six the Musical?

The running time of Six the Musical is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Six the Musical is at the Vaudeville Theatre, and it’s a one-act show that runs for 75 minutes. Book Six the Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Choir of Man?

The running time of The Choir of Man is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The Choir of Man is at the Arts Theatre, and the one-act entertainment show is an 80-minute spectacular. Book The Choir of Man tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Come From Away?

The running time of Come From Away is 1 hour and 40 minutes. Come From Away is at the Phoenix Theatre. The 100-minute musical details the lives of 7,000 air passengers forced to divert to Newfoundland. Book Come From Away tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of COCK?

The running time of COCK is 1 hour and 45 minutes. COCK is at the Ambassadors Theatre. COCK stars Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton who play a couple that reconsider their relationship. Book COCK tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Woman in Black?

The running time of The Woman in Black is 2 hours. The Woman in Black is at the Fortune Theatre. The Woman in Black follows a lawyer who retells his perilous adventures on a ghost-trapped house to an actor. Book The Woman in Black tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of 2:22 A Ghost Story?

The running time of 2:22 A Ghost Story is 2 hours and 5 minutes. 2:22 A Ghost Story is at the Criterion Theatre. 2:22 A Ghost Story sees a couple who’ve moved into a new home believe that their new property is haunted.

What is the running time of Life of Pi?

The running time of Life of Pi is 2 hours and 5 minutes. Life of Pi is at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Life of Pi tells of a young boy who survived a shipwreck with a menagerie of animals for company. Book Life of Pi tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Play That Goes Wrong?

The running time of The Play That Goes Wrong is 2 hours and 5 minutes. The Play That Goes Wrong is at the Duchess Theatre. The Play That Goes Wrong sees an amateur dramatics troupe try to present their latest play — with catastrophic consequences. Book The Play That Goes Wrong tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical?

The running time of Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical is at the Arts Theatre.

What is the running time of Dirty Dancing?

The running time of Dirty Dancing is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Dirty Dancing is at the Dominion Theatre. Based on the original film, Dirty Dancing follows a summer fling between a holidaymaker and a swoony dance instructor. Book Dirty Dancing tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Death Drop?

The running time of Death Drop is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Death Drop is at the Criterion Theatre. The LGBT+ positive comedy play follows a group of drag queens as they uncover a murderer’s identity. Book Death Drop tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Frozen the Musical?

The running time of Frozen the Musical is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Frozen the Musical is at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Frozen follows sisters Elsa and Anna in Arendelle as they reunite after one of them runs away from their icy powers — and the problems that presents. Book Frozen the Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Mousetrap?

The running time of The Mousetrap is 2 hours and 15 minutes. The Mousetrap is at St Martin’s Theatre. Agatha Christie’s record-breaking drama sees a group of stranded holidaymakers find out a killer’s identity. Book The Mousetrap tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Witness for the Prosecution?

The running time of Witness for the Prosecution is 2 hours and 15 minutes. Witness for the Prosecution is at London County Hall. Agatha Christie’s courtroom drama sees one man try to walk away innocent from a crime. Book Witness for the Prosecution tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Drifters Girl?

The running time of The Drifters Girl is 2 hours and 20 minutes. The Drifters Girl is at the Garrick Theatre. Beverley Knight plays music manager Faye Treadwell which puts the Motown doo-wop group in the spotlight. Book The Drifters Girl tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Jersey Boys?

The running time of Jersey Boys is 2 hours and 20 minutes. Jersey Boys is at the Trafalgar Theatre. Join Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in this rollicking musical which charts the band’s journey to superstardom. Book Jersey Boys tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of & Juliet?

The running time of & Juliet is 2 hours and 30 minutes. & Juliet is at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The Shakespearean reinvention sees Juliet head off to Paris to reclaim her independence and find love. Book & Juliet tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Dear Evan Hansen?

The running time of Dear Evan Hansen is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Dear Evan Hansen is at the Noel Coward Theatre. The powerful musical follows a high schooler who finds an unconventional way to fit in with his peers. Book Dear Evan Hansen tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast?

The running time of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is at the London Palladium. The hit Disney musical sees a princess fall in love with a beast, and all the anthropomorphic kitchen items.

What is the running time of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical?

The running time of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical is at the Lyric Theatre. See Arinzé Kene play Bob Marley in this spiritual musical. Book Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Grease the Musical?

The running time of Grease the Musical is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Grease the Musical is at the Dominion Theatre. Join high school sweethearts Danny and Sandy at Rydell High for their senior year. Book Grease the Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Disney’s The Lion King?

The running time of Disney’s The Lion King is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Disney’s The Lion King is at the Lyceum Theatre. See Simba become King of the Pride Lands in this unbelievable Disney musical. Book Disney’s The Lion King tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Only Fools and Horses: The Musical?

The running time of Only Fools and Horses: The Musical is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Only Fools and Horses: The Musical is at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Join the Trotter family as they try to become millionaires in this zany hit. Book Only Fools and Horses: The Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Pretty Woman: The Musical?

The running time of Pretty Woman: The Musical is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Pretty Woman: The Musical is at the Savoy Theatre. Based on the hit film, join Vivian Ward and Edward Lewis for an unconventional romance on Rodeo Drive. Book Pretty Woman: The Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Book of Mormon?

The running time of The Book of Mormon is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Book of Mormon is at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Experience Mormonism through a satirical, musical lens and make it your mission to see theatre. Book The Book of Mormon tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Phantom of the Opera?

The running time of The Phantom of the Opera is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Phantom of the Opera is at Her Majesty’s Theatre. Join the Phantom and Christine Daaé for an ethereal evening at Paris Opera House. Book The Phantom of the Opera tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Mamma Mia!?

The running time of Mamma Mia! is 2 hours and 35 minutes. Mamma Mia! is at the Novello Theatre. Imagine you’re in sunnier skies when seeing this tropical musical. Book Mamma Mia! tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

The running time of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is 2 hours and 35 minutes. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Piccadilly Theatre. You can-can-can see the hit musical and all its fanfare in the West End. Book Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of The Ocean at the End of the Lane?

The running time of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is 2 hours and 35 minutes. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Be plunged in time and see if you can save the world in this play. Book The Ocean at the End of the Lane tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of To Kill a Mockingbird?

The running time of To Kill a Mockingbird is 2 hours and 35 minutes. To Kill a Mockingbird is at the Gielgud Theatre. See the Pulitzer-winning story on stage in Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed adaptation. Book To Kill a Mockingbird tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Back to the Future: The Musical?

The running time of Back to the Future: The Musical is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Back to the Future: The Musical is at the Adelphi Theatre. Go back in time and join Marty McFly and Doc Brown for an iconic sci-fi adventure. Book Back to the Future: The Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Cinderella?

The running time of Cinderella is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Cinderella is at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Be the belle of the ball in a new way in this rewritten Cinderella story. Book Cinderella tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Matilda the Musical?

The running time of Matilda the Musical is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Matilda the Musical is at the Cambridge Theatre. See plucky kid Matilda Wormwood defeat evil in this hilarious family-friendly show. Book Matilda the Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Cabaret?

The running time of Cabaret is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Cabaret is at the Kit Kat Club. Be transported to 1930s Germany in this sensational revival and enter a new world where life is beautiful. Book Cabaret tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Hamilton?

The running time of Hamilton is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Hamilton is at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Be in the room where it happens with Hamilton tickets and see the groundbreaking musical in London. 

What is the running time of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical?

The running time of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is at the Aldwych Theatre. Enjoy simply the best evening in the West End at this glorious concert. Book Tina: The Tina Turner Musical tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Wicked?

The running time of Wicked is 2 hours and 45 minutes. Wicked is at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Defy gravity in the West End at this sensational musical. Book Wicked tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Les Misérables?

The running time of Les Misérables is 2 hours and 50 minutes. Les Misérables is at the Sondheim Theatre. Hear the people sing for hours on end in this incredible West End musical. Book Les Misérables tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Mary Poppins?

The running time of Mary Poppins is 2 hours and 50 minutes. Mary Poppins is at the Prince Edward Theatre. See the fabulous nanny fly through the West End and into your hearts. Book Mary Poppins tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Jerusalem?

The running time of Jerusalem is 3 hours. Jerusalem is at the Apollo Theatre. Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook reprise their acclaimed roles in this 10th-anniversary revival.

What is the running time of My Fair Lady?

The running time of My Fair Lady is 3 hours. My Fair Lady is at the London Coliseum. Join Cockney flowerseller Eliza Doolittle as she transforms thanks to a bit of help from Henry Higgins. Book My Fair Lady tickets on London Theatre.

What is the running time of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two is a two-part play. Collectively, the running time of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two is 5 hours and 20 minutes. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two is at the Palace Theatre. Book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Frozen (Photo by Johan Persson)

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