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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Stranded at sea… with a tiger. After a sell-out premier in Sheffield, this adaptation of the hit novel comes to the West End for a highly anticipated run. Stunning life-size puppetry helps bring the story of Pi and his tiger Richard Parker to life, in a script by recent OBE awardee Lolita Chakrabarti. Join the journey of Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre today.
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.
It’s a world premiere musical every night! These award-winning improv stars return to London for a special residency. The Showstoppers make up an all-new musical every night, so the only guarantee is fun! Learn more about tickets for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at the Lyric Theatre today.
This war will never end– unless Joan can stop it. An all-new exploration of the iconic life of Joan of Arc. Playwright Charlie Josephine reimagines a celebratory and triumphant Joan of Arc for the Globe’s iconic outdoor stage. Join the revolution and get your tickets to I, Joan at Shakespeare’s Globe 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.
A shipwreck provides an opportunity for revenge… or redemption. Shakespeare’s moving final play comes to London’s most iconic venue. Sorcerer Prospero is ready to set in motion a decades-long scheme of revenge against those who wronged him, but the magic of his own island may get in the way. Take the voyage to The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe 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.