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.
Enjoy the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in the West End, thanks to this hit concert celebration. Hear all the big hits like "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Cecilia" for one night only. Get your guitars at the ready. Be homeward bound and see The Simon & Garfunkel Show in London 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.
Enjoy an evening of diva impressions, live music, and killer standup routines with La Voix. For one night only, the drag queen sensation will show the West End why she's the countess of comedy. Sashay your way to the theatre and see La Voix - Eighth Wonder of the World 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.
Peter Pan never left Neverland. It's 2022, and Peter Pan smokes, drinks, and he's a menace to society. Can David Bowie restore him to his former glory? Stardust meets fairy dust during this intoxicating immersive experience. Get Peter Pan's Labyrinth tickets in London today.
Join George, a lovable yet scruffy giant, who finds a new look and helps out all the other animals. See Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's vibrant picture book come to life at St. Martin's Theatre. Book The Smartest Giant in Town tickets on London Theatre today.
Rulers dominated over their people centuries ago too. And in Henry V, a young monarch wants to assert himself as a global force. Explore what it means to be 'British' in Shakespeare's history play. Watch Henry V at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse today.
As two doting suitors compete for Tosca's attention, Tosca finds herself caught up in a political quagmire. Love rules over everything and everyone in Puccini's world-famous opera at the London Coliseum. Book Tosca tickets today.
When George is visited by a guardian angel, can George shake up his life? What makes the world wonderful? Head to Bedford Falls via the West End for a theatre experience that's merry and bright. Dream of a white Christmas. See It's a Wonderful Life at the London Coliseum today.