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.
Book tickets for matinee theatre in London on London Theatre.
Come and hear the music of the night. One of the longest-running musicals in West End history, this Andrew Lloyd Weber piece is a global hit for a reason. Telling the tragic and romantic take of opera singer Christine and the mysterious man who haunts her, you’ll experience classic songs like "Music of the Night" and "The Phantom of the Opera" in their original staging. See The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre today.
Sometimes reuniting a family takes a little bit of magic! This fresh take on the classic film returns to the West End at last. Blending the original stories and scenes and music from the Disney classic, this delightful musical was a hit in the US and the UK. Step in time, and get your tickets to Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre today!
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.
Charles Dickens and Dolly Parton come together for a country-infused Christmas Carol in London. Join Ebenezer Scrooge in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. See the European premiere of this warm, joyful Christmas musical. God bless us everyone! Check out Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in London today.
Two kids try to work out what's happening with the tooth fairy. Can they get to the bottom of the mystery, or will they end up face to face with the demon dentist? David Walliams's Demon Dentist book comes to life on stage. See Demon Dentist at the Bloomsbury Theatre 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.
Oink oink! Peppa Pig is heading out on a roadtrip with her family, and you can join them! The hit children's TV show drives into the West End for a day out to remember. Jump in muddy puddles and book Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever tickets today.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold-hearted man, but three Christmas spirits offer him one last chance to mend his ways. The Old Vic’s smash hit returns for a new celebrity-helmed holiday run. From the writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this is a fresh take on a Christmas tradition. Check out more about A Christmas Carol tickets at the Old Vic today.
Sometimes, the natural world is actual magic. This highly anticipated new play brings the beloved Hayao Miyazaki film to life. This adaptation brings together the talents of the film’s original composer Joe Hisaishi and puppetry legend Basil Twist. Take the journey and see My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Centre today.
Roman general, Titus Andronicus, refuses to back down. Follow the ruler as he seeks justice in a unique, bloody way. Shakespeare's revenge tragedy pulsates at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Join Titus in his fight. Book Titus Andronicus tickets today.