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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How can I resist you? This crowd-pleasing global smash began in London and continues to delight audiences around the world. The hit songs of ABBA tell the story of a bride-to-be who just wants to know who should walk her down the aisle! Join the party at Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre today.
Step through the wardrobe into a world of wintry magic! This critically acclaimed production comes to the West End after a series of hit runs. Lucy Cookson’s innovative adaptation tells the story of the Pevensie siblings’ journey to a magical world through dazzling puppetry and imaginative staging. Get your tickets to the limited run of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynne Theatre today.
Freedom, beauty, truth, and love are the bohemian way! The hit film takes to the stage with all-new songs seamlessly blended with the classic medleys. This dazzling production reaches the West End after a hit Broadway debut in a stunning spectacular that brings all the magic of the Moulin Rouge cabaret to life. Experience the spectacle with tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre today.
The gang’s all here in this adaptation of the beloved sitcom. With music from Chas & Dave and a book co-written by the show’s creator’s son, John Sullivan, it’s a true homage to your favourite Peckham boys. Check out tickets for Only Fools and Horses: The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket today.
Keep the secret of the world’s longest running mystery! This Agatha Christie classic has tantalised mystery-lovers for generations. Become part of theatrical history as you discover the answer to the theatre world’s best-kept secret. Only you can discover whodunnit! Get your tickets to The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre today.
Oh what a night! The award-winning jukebox musical that started the trend is back on the West End. The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to life through their hit songs and Tony and Olivier Award-winning script. Grab your tickets to Jersey Boys at Trafalgar Studios today.
The show must go on– no matter what goes wrong! The original hit from Mischief Theatre went from pub theatre to the West End, and has played to sell-out crowds everywhere along the way. The hilariously inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society won’t let anything stop them from putting on a good show in this riotously funny slapstick comedy. Book your tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre today.
Harry’s story isn’t quite over yet. This record-smashing global hit continues its successful West End. Nineteen years after the end of the iconic novels, Harry Potter’s son faces new kinds of dark magic. The two-part play is an epic tale of love, family, and redemption, with theatrical magic like you’ve never seen before. Fall under the spell of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre and book your tickets today.
For every great tragedy, there’s someone lending a helping hand. This feel-good Tony and Olivier-award winning musical tells a story about 9/11 that you’ve never heard. Based on a true story and accompanied by a boot-stomping score, it’s a journey of hope and humanity that is not to be missed. Book your place at this worldwide hit, and see Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre today.
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty! Based on the classic novel, this global smash is all about the power of stories– and a little bit of misbehaviour. Winning awards around the world, the West End production is the original version of this innovative and heartwarming musical. Take your turn at Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre today.