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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Every child is welcome at Eureka Day school, until the mumps plague the local area. Helen Hunt stars in a vaccination satire that sees communities come together and be torn apart in an instant. Book your appointment to see Eureka Day at the Old Vic today.
Dreams and hopes collide in an isolated country home. Emilia Clarke makes her West End debut in this Chekov classic, also starring Indira Varma and Sophie Wu. You won’t want to miss the strictly limited run of a newly modernised adaptation from award-winning director Jamie Lloyd. Check out tickets for The Seagull at the Harold Pinter Theatre today.
To become a star, it’s about the journey, not the destination. Created with Turner herself, this musical offers an inside look at the life behind the music. Tina Turner’s barrier-smashing, record-breaking life comes to the stage with a score of her greatest hits. Find out more about TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre today.
A man is given four years to live, but what happens when time is up? As he survives, he must face up to how he's acted. Jack Holden stars in his Olivier-nominated play for a limited West End encore season. Experience a night in Soho like no other. See Cruise at the Apollo Theatre today.
How can I resist you? This crowd-pleasing global smash began in London and continues to delight audiences around the world. The hit songs of ABBA tell the story of a bride-to-be who just wants to know who should walk her down the aisle! Join the party at Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre today.
Step through the wardrobe into a world of wintry magic! This critically acclaimed production comes to the West End after a series of hit runs. Lucy Cookson’s innovative adaptation tells the story of the Pevensie siblings’ journey to a magical world through dazzling puppetry and imaginative staging. Get your tickets to the limited run of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynne Theatre today.
The course of true love never did sail smooth! This Tony-winning staging of a musical theatre classic is back by popular demand, featuring Simon Callow. Classic Cole Porter tunes and stunning dance sequences have made this production an irresistible hit. Book your voyage to Anything Goes at the Barbican today.
Even if two things seem diametrically opposed, you can still find similarities. Only an Octave Apart showcases how anything can be linked together. Celebrate the joy of cabaret and opera in one night. See Only an Octave Apart at Wilton's Music Hall today.
Freedom, beauty, truth, and love are the bohemian way! The hit film takes to the stage with all-new songs seamlessly blended with the classic medleys. This dazzling production reaches the West End after a hit Broadway debut in a stunning spectacular that brings all the magic of the Moulin Rouge cabaret to life. Experience the spectacle with tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre today.
What does it take to stand for justice? Rafe Spall stars in this thrilling adaptation of the classic novel by acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). A shocking crime rocks a small town, and a young girl learns what it means to stand up for what’s right in this award-winning new play. Learn more about To Kill A Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre today.