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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A sexy night on the town– live! Channing Tatum conceived and co-directed this thrilling tribute to the hit film. Immerse yourself in the intimate, specially-designed performance space while performers from around the world present sexy and mind-blowing dance and acrobatic routines. Don’t miss your chance to experience Magic Mike Live! at the Hippodrome Casino.
It’s the dream night out at a pub! This feel-good concert combines chart-topping hits with hometown wisdom. Soak up fresh takes on classic songs and share a pint with the cast for an evening of non-stop fun that will leave you feeling right at home. Grab your seat at the bar for The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre today.
Morals meet medicine in a national scandal. Acclaimed writer/director Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson unite to bring this sell-out adaptation to the West End. Banned in its time, this 19th century drama is reimagined as the story of a North London physician who is faced with a difficult problem that becomes national news. Get your tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York’s Theatre today.
Check in to everyone’s favourite madcap hotel for an immersive dining experience you won’t forget! Enjoy a three-course meal while enjoying a wholly new story featuring the iconic characters. This production has been a five-star hit around the world, and now lands in London. Book your stay at Faulty Towers the Dining Experience at the President Hotel today.
You’ve never seen the Shelby family like this. A visceral, original take on the iconic series rooted in music and dance. Series creator Steven Knight partners with dance company Rambert for a stage adaptation that’s truly unique, featuring iconic tracks from the series as well as all-new music and stunning choreography. Experience Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby at Troubadour Wembley Park today.
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.
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.
Can we ever escape from our mistakes? Simon Russell Beale stars in this tense Ibsen classic. A financier has ruined his family name through fraud– but all of them hope to claw their way back. Learn more about the strictly limited run of John Gabriel Borkman at the Bridge Theatre.
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.
Colonel Fairfax falls in love with a Beefeater's daughter, but who will get the wedding they deserve? Watch Gilbert and Sullivan's famous London-based opera in the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera. You're wanted at the Tower of London. See The Yeomen of the Guard today.