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Weekday Matinee Shows London

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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11 October 2022 - 5 November 2022

Four entertainers come together to tell a ghost story — let's hope they won't be boo-ed. Oscar Wilde's tale goes bump in the night this Halloween. Prepare for a fright or two! Shine a torch at the Southwark Playhouse. Get The Canterville Ghost tickets today.

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22 July 2022 - 27 August 2022

Forget the dinosaurs. Forget the ice age. In this primordial musical, yeast bacteria takes centre stage. Urinetown musical creators Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann bring their wacky thoughts to a Yeast-themed show. Get ready to rise up. Find out more about Yeast Nation tickets today.

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18 June 2021 - 2 April 2023

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.

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14 October 2021 - 30 July 2023

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.

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27 February 2023 - 2 September 2023

Luck be a lady, tonight! Be taken to the streets of Manhattan and the Havana bars all in one night. Nicholas Hytner directs an immersive, all-encompassing Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre, a musical first for the venue. Shoot craps now. Learn more about Guys & Dolls today.

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17 May 2022 - 4 December 2022

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.

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27 December 2021 - 22 October 2022

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.

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22 July 2021 - 7 January 2023

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.

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16 September 2021 - 28 May 2023

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.

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4 November 2021 - 12 February 2023

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.

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