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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What will you sacrifice for your beliefs? An ancient play with a modern message, in a new version by Inua Ellams, writer of the award-winning hit Barber Shop Chronicles. In a limited run, Regents Park’s own amphitheatre presents the searing tale of a young woman who stands up to the state. Get your tickets to Antigone at Regents Park Open Air Theatre today.
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.
You know Bob Marley’s songs, but do you know the man behind the music? Marley’s indelible hits tell the story of his life in this new musical. Experience the full range of classic songs live, with a book by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) that brings Marley’s wild and compelling story to life. Get up and book Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at the Lyric Theatre today.
Anchors away– it’s Horrible Histories live! Tour the Thames and learn about the gristly goings-on right here in London with a tour from the hit television team. You’ll never look at the Thames the same way again after this hilarious trip. Book your passage at Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames today!
History comes to life! The team behind the hit television series comes to the West End with a hilarious and educational new show. Laugh and learn all about the Tudor dynasty, from Elizabeth to Edward– with all the horrid bits left in! Don’t lose your head, get your tickets to Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors today.
What would you do if you could turn back time? For two women, they reflect on the highs and lows of their love life. Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Tanya Barfield's play explores queer love. See Bright Half Life at King's Head Theatre today.
An all-male company combine comedy and ballet into an entertaining two-part show. Part A features a Swan Lake inspired choreography. See Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in London today.
A young woman leaves her German home to travel to India to protect her family's theatre — the show must go on! Discover a variety of Indian dance genres and find out more about Bollywood traditions in this spectacular show. Watch Beyond Bollywood at the Peacock Theatre today.
As two doting suitors compete for Tosca's attention, Tosca finds herself caught up in a political quagmire. Love rules over everything and everyone in Puccini's world-famous opera at the London Coliseum. Book Tosca tickets today.