Afternoon 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. If you have a day off, want to plan a field trip or a family day trip, or simply want to catch a show and be back home before the evening rush, a weekday matinee is the performance for you. Book tickets for London matinee shows on London Theatre now.
Most West End shows in London have matinee performances on at least one weekday, so if you want to have a concert experience at Tina: The Tina Turner Musical or spend a magical afternoon at the theatre at The Lion King, you can do it at a weekday matinee. West End matinees typically begin around 2 or 2:30 p.m., and most shows run anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours. Regardless, you'll get out by the early evening to enjoy a post-show dinner, get home early, or even catch another show's night performance!
Browse our list of West End shows with a weekday matinee, and see weekday matinee shows in London whenever it suits you. Between all the different start times, run times, and matinee dates for all the different shows, you're bound to find at least one that works with your schedule. If you're looking to see a matinee on a weekend, check out our Sunday shows guide to discover all the shows in the West End and beyond that have Sunday matinees.