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Theatre is not just for the weekend! Matinee shows in London take place every day of the week. Matinee theatre is great for theatregoers who want to see the latest openings but also want to keep their evenings free, or are looking a way to spend an afternoon.
Most West End shows in London will have matinee shows, so if you’re wanting a concert experience at Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, or to spend a magical afternoon at the theatre at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, you can do it at a weekday matinee.
Browse our list of West End shows with a weekday matinee and see a weekday matinee whenever it suits you. Check out our Sunday shows guide for Sunday matinees.
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Jack Absolute will do anything for love– even become someone else. A sparkling new comedy from the award-winning playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guv’nors). This new play reimagines Sheridan’s Restoration classic in the screwball 1940s. Take flight and grab your seats to Jack Absolute Flies Again at the National Theatre today.
This digital concert is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live musicians accompany digital avatars of the hit band ABBA in a totally new form of hybrid entertainment. Designed by the group themselves, you’ve never seen ABBA– or any concert– quite like this. Get your tickets to ABBA Voyage at their purpose-built venue the ABBA Arena today.
Two couples wait to see if a ghost will appear - but maybe you'll spot it first! This spooky thriller has returned to the West End after two record-breaking runs. Believers and skeptics battle over the dinner table, but only you can decide if this is a haunting, or if another mystery is afoot. Get 2:22 - A Ghost Story tickets at the Criterion Theatre today.
Can a business arrangement lead to love? This new musical brings fresh life to the classic film. Coming to the West End after a Broadway run, the romantic and sexy story of businessman Edward and Vivian is retold through an original score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Hit the town with Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Savoy Theatre today.
Can Cruella de Vil create her dream fur coat? Or will Pongo and Perdi save the day? Based on Dodie Smith’s book, 101 Dalmatians comes to life in musical form in a dazzling world premiere. Check out more about 101 Dalmatians tickets at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre today.
Music, missionaries, and mischief combine in one of the best-loved comedy musicals of all time from the creators of South Park. Mormon missionaries find themselves in over their heads in Africa in a satirical but sweet story about finding who you really are. Check out tickets to The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre today.
Grease is the word– but you’ve never seen it quite like this. This all-new production takes a fresh and timely angle on the classic musical, bringing it to life for a new generation. Can Greaser Danny and good-girl Sandy overcome their differences and find true love? The answer awaits through classic songs from the 1978 film, plus numbers unique to the stage musical. Grab your ride to Grease the Musical at the Dominion Theatre today.
Can a lounge singer help a convent find its voice? This hit adaptation of the beloved film returns to the West End at last. After two tours of the UK, Dolores Van Cartier is back in London with a soulful score from Alan Menken of Disney fame. Get on your feet for Sister Act: The Musical at the Eventim Apollo today.
Do you wanna build a snowman? The global phenomenon hits the West End, bringing all your favourite characters to life. Telling the now iconic story of two sisters who must save their kingdom and their love for one another, the musical contains all-new songs by award-winning duo Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez. Experience Frozen the Musical — book your tickets at Theatre Royal Drury Lane today.