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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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.
What makes a mother? This classic drama by Brecht is reimagined as a modern story about justice. Steve Waters, writer of The Last King of Scotland, resets this epic fable in a contemporary refugee camp. Learn more about The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Rose Theatre Kingston 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.
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.
Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He's a detective in his own right. If you've read 'Unnatural Causes', then you'll want to delve into Shepherd's mind Find out more about Dr. Richard Shepherd. Book tickets today.
Don't look Effie directly in the eye. She's a self-confessed mess. But one night could change everything and her outlook on the world. Sophie Melville stars as Effie in Iphigenia in Splott. Maybe you don't know everything that's going on, so see Iphigenia in Splott at Lyric Hammersmith 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.