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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The show must go on– no matter what goes wrong! The original hit from Mischief Theatre went from pub theatre to the West End, and has played to sell-out crowds everywhere along the way. The hilariously inept Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society won’t let anything stop them from putting on a good show in this riotously funny slapstick comedy. Book your tickets to The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre today.
Harry’s story isn’t quite over yet. This record-smashing global hit continues its successful West End. Nineteen years after the end of the iconic novels, Harry Potter’s son faces new kinds of dark magic. The two-part play is an epic tale of love, family, and redemption, with theatrical magic like you’ve never seen before. Fall under the spell of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre and book your tickets today.
Experience the fall of Troy. Immersive theatre pioneers Punchdrunk return to London at last with a sumptuous new show about a dying city. Wander the ruins of Troy in the company’s signature exploratory style. You’ll have an intimate, thrilling experience that is all your own. Learn more about tickets to The Burnt City today.
One lie is all it takes to fit in… but it might cost more than expected. This award-winning musical continues its smash West End run. After the death of a classmate, Evan Hansen gets swept up in a lie he never meant to tell. See the musical that everyone is talking about, and book your tickets for Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre today.
For every great tragedy, there’s someone lending a helping hand. This feel-good Tony and Olivier-award winning musical tells a story about 9/11 that you’ve never heard. Based on a true story and accompanied by a boot-stomping score, it’s a journey of hope and humanity that is not to be missed. Book your place at this worldwide hit, and see Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre today.
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty! Based on the classic novel, this global smash is all about the power of stories– and a little bit of misbehaviour. Winning awards around the world, the West End production is the original version of this innovative and heartwarming musical. Take your turn at Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre today.
You’ve heard The Drifters - now meet the woman at the heart of the story. It's a world premiere musical about the woman behind the hits. Faye Treadwell was the first African American music manager, and this new musical tells the story of a life that has long deserved to be heard. Check out tickets for The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre today.
What if the only way to get rid of a ghost is to tell her story? This long-running hit continues to terrify audiences with a masterful display of theatre magic. Two men try to rid themselves of a ghost– but surely the story they’re telling isn’t real? You’ll have to see it to believe it at The Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre.
There’s nothing like family to bring out your bad side. This critically acclaimed family drama returns after a sell-out run. Funny, harsh, and intimate, this hit play provides a glimpse into one family’s deepest secrets. Claim your place at the table for Bad Jews at the Arts Theatre today.