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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Do you hear the people sing? The iconic West End classic returns with a fresh staging and design. Even if you’ve seen Les Mis before, you haven’t seen it like this. This global hit tells a timeless story of redemption and revolution, complete with famous songs like “I Dreamed A Dream.” Get your tickets to Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre today.
Some of the most famous bad actors in theatre history are back with an all-new play! This delightful family comedy imagines where the players of A Midsummer Night’s Dream went next. You don’t need to be a Shakespeare expert for the whole family to enjoy this delightful display of “good actoring.” Grab your tickets to Midsummer Mechanicals at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse today.
Is there enough room on the broom?! The beloved children’s novel comes to life as a theatrical treat for all ages. Fast-paced and exciting, this acclaimed production returns to the West End just in time for a summer holiday treat. Take your seat for the ride with tickets to Room on the Broom at the Lyric Theatre today.
Chasing Hares follows one man as he risks his life to share the harsh realities of working in a factory. Don't miss the world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares in London. Discover a new story today. See Chasing Hares at the Young Vic today.
Luke Bayer plays Desmond Channing as he tells of a series that led him to hell. Seek revenge at the All About Eve-inspired one-man musical. Do a deal with the devil and get Diva: Live From Hell tickets on London Theatre today.
Hollywood glamour meets underground London nightlife in Halcyon Nights. Enter a Golden Age jazz club and let your inhibitions free. Enjoy an evening of sizzling cabaret at Crazy Coqs and get tickets today.
Some enchanted evening, you may meet a stranger… it’s a tale of love in a time of war as this landmark production transfers from Chichester to the West End. This critically-acclaimed production brings a full orchestra and 30-strong cast to tell this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein story with the epic sweep it deserves. It’s a strictly limited run, so don’t miss out on tickets to South Pacific at Sadler’s Wells today.
Being a teen girl is murder– literally. The musical adaptation of the 80s cult classic returns to the West End after two successful London runs. Veronica Sawyer tries to navigate her final year at high school, where the students are ruled by the popular 'Heathers’ — until new boy JD offers her a different perspective in this high-energy dark comedy. Don’t be late for class, get your tickets to Heathers at The Other Palace today.
You’ve been summoned for jury service! Experience an Agatha Christie classic in a unique, historic courtroom setting. A widower is on trial, but only you can decide if he faces the noose in this enthralling production. Cast your judgment at Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall today.
Strangers meet at a wine bar. Their lives pass by one another. But will they raise a glass to each other? Tasting Notes follows individuals as they reflect over 24 hours. Say cheers. See Tasting Notes at Southwark Playhouse today.