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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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.
A teatime guest no one expects! This delightful adaptation of the Judith Kerr novel returns to the West End for a special summer run. This musical romp about a chaotic teatime visitor is a perfect treat for the whole family. Grab your tickets to The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket 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.
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.
Luke Bayer plays Desmond Channing as he tells of a series that led him to hell. Seek revenge at the All About Eve-inspired one-man musical. Do a deal with the devil and get Diva: Live From Hell tickets on London Theatre today.
Is there enough room on the broom?! The beloved children’s novel comes to life as a theatrical treat for all ages. Fast-paced and exciting, this acclaimed production returns to the West End just in time for a summer holiday treat. Take your seat for the ride with tickets to Room on the Broom at the Lyric Theatre today.