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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Colonel Fairfax falls in love with a Beefeater's daughter, but who will get the wedding they deserve? Watch Gilbert and Sullivan's famous London-based opera in the London Coliseum, home of the English National Opera. You're wanted at the Tower of London. See The Yeomen of the Guard today.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a cold-hearted man, but three Christmas spirits offer him one last chance to mend his ways. The Old Vic’s smash hit returns for a new celebrity-helmed holiday run. From the writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this is a fresh take on a Christmas tradition. Check out more about A Christmas Carol tickets at the Old Vic today.
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are the musical masterminds behind some of your favourite musicals. Listen to their greatest hits live. An all-star cast will perform music from Ragtime, Rocky, and more in this one-night-only concert. Don't miss out. Book A Journey to the Past tickets 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.
Enjoy an evening of diva impressions, live music, and killer standup routines with La Voix. For one night only, the drag queen sensation will show the West End why she's the countess of comedy. Sashay your way to the theatre and see La Voix - Eighth Wonder of the World today.
Infidelity, jealousy and potentially life-changing decision making consumes King Leonte's life. Can time be a healer? The Winter's Tale will be told over two stages: Shakespeare's Globe and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, in a Globe first. Join The Winter's Tale in winter and book tickets today.
Oink oink! Peppa Pig is heading out on a roadtrip with her family, and you can join them! The hit children's TV show drives into the West End for a day out to remember. Jump in muddy puddles and book Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever tickets today.
A small fir tree dreams of a wonderful Christmastime. But what will happen when the branches reach the sky? Experience family-friendly seasonal magic in Hans Christian Andersen's festive fairytale, all told in the wooden 'O'. Season's greetings with The Fir Tree tickets at Shakespeare's Globe today.
Roman general, Titus Andronicus, refuses to back down. Follow the ruler as he seeks justice in a unique, bloody way. Shakespeare's revenge tragedy pulsates at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Join Titus in his fight. Book Titus Andronicus tickets today.