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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Experience the fall of Troy. Immersive theatre pioneers Punchdrunk return to London at last with a sumptuous new show about a dying city. Wander the ruins of Troy in the company’s signature exploratory style. You’ll have an intimate, thrilling experience that is all your own. Learn more about tickets to The Burnt City 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.
What if the only way to get rid of a ghost is to tell her story? This long-running hit continues to terrify audiences with a masterful display of theatre magic. Two men try to rid themselves of a ghost– but surely the story they’re telling isn’t real? You’ll have to see it to believe it at The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre.
If you've seen the Mamma Mia! movies, then you must experience this immersive show that combines ABBA music and communal Greek dining. Get ready for an unforgettable evening at Niko's diners and sing along to all your favourite ABBA hits. Dance, jive, and have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! The Party in London today.
"What good is sitting alone in your room– get immersed in the Kit Kat Club. This award-winning production transforms the Playhouse Theatre, with strictly limited capacity for a unique, intimate experience. It’s the perfect way to experience this classic story of a cabaret singer at the dawn of Nazi Germany. Book your place at Cabaret today.
Christmas is a time for family– or maybe for finding who your real family is. Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, this heartwarming musical reminds us that what really matters is love. Running for a strictly limited holiday engagement, the story of Buddy the Elf boasts a score of delightful new songs. Enjoy a holiday treat for the whole family — book Elf at the Dominion Theatre today.
A string quartet play your favourite musical theatre songs in The Actors' Church. Enjoy an enchanted evening in the West End and settle down for an intimate evening at Musicals by Candlelight. Book Musicals by Candlelight today.
What would happen after Romeo and Juliet if Juliet didn't die? That's the question this pop-fuelled musical, from songwriting icon Max Martin, asks. Jam out to tunes made famous by Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Pink, Ariana Grande, and more, as Juliet travels to Paris with new friends and new love. Find out more about &Juliet tickets at the Shaftesbury Theatre today.
Divorced, beheaded… live! It’s time to learn about the lives of the wives in this smash hit reimagining of the Tudor era. Sweeping up awards on the West End and Broadway, this rock concert imagines what Henry VIII’s wives would say if they got a chance at the mic. Check out tickets for SIX the Musical at the Vaudeville Theatre today.