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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How far would you go for justice? Shakespeare’s startlingly timely political drama returns to Shakespeare’s Globe for their 25th anniversary season. Julius Caesar wants to be king– or so his best friend Brutus begins to suspect. But how far will Brutus go in the name of justice? Join the crowd at Julius Caesar at Shakespeare’s Globe today.
Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous parties. The champagne flows and as the drama unfolds the man himself will be the perfect host. As invites go, this is the hottest ticket in town. A hedonistic world of red-hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence awaits. Book The Great Gatsby tickets today.
A daring dash for freedom! This details of shocking true World War 2 story was only declassified in 1972, and now comes to the stage in an immersive production in the round. With a limited run, this daring new play tells the story of one of the most famous prison breaks of all time. Make your escape to Tom, Dick & Harry at Alexandra Palace today.
What happens when the voice of a community falls out of step with the times? Alex Jennings stars in this new comedy from award-winning writer Stephen Beresford (Pride). A parish priest is losing his grip on his job and his place in the world, and an odd request at a funeral threatens to push it all over the edge. Learn more about tickets for The Southbury Child at The Bridge Theatre today.
What describes a "millennial"? Twitter? Bottomless brunches? Avocadoes? Millennials explores what young people go through in the modern world. Don't judge the headlines. Begin to learn and understand. Get your selfie sticks at the ready. Learn more about Millennials today.
Two (dozen) drinks, all alike in dignity, in fair London where we lay our scene. See Romeo and Juliet in a new, intoxicated form. Sh!t-faced Shakespeare return with their latest alcoholic adaptation. Say cheers! Get Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet tickets today.
Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher battle it out in Moira Buffini's Olivier-winning play. They may be born six months apart, however they both changed the world in unbelievable ways. One must see Handbagged on stage. Curtsy at the Kiln Theatre and get Handbagged tickets today.
Shakespeare's fairy-filled comedy gets the 1990s touch. Can love really conquer all? Expect plenty of merry moments, enchanting storylines, and theatrical wonders in this classic play with a new retelling. Experience Shakespeare under the stars. Book A Midsummer Night's Dream tickets at the Iris Theatre today.
Two siblings reflect on surviving 1980s Britain and the slew of racist remarks and discrimination they faced growing up. Nancy Medina's latest play asks what it means to grow up in a fractured community and come together. Find out more about The Darkest Part of the Night tickets at the Kiln Theatre today.