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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A string quartet play your favourite musical theatre songs in The Actors' Church. Enjoy an enchanted evening in the West End and settle down for an intimate evening at Musicals by Candlelight. Book Musicals by Candlelight today.
Who will come out on top in this battle of wits? Director Lucy Bailey returns to the Globe for the first time since her critically-acclaimed Titus Andronicus. Shakespeare’s beloved comedy about bickering lovers and misunderstandings is set in the lush gardens of post-war Italy. Experience the magic of an iconic venue with Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe.
What would happen after Romeo and Juliet if Juliet didn't die? That's the question this pop-fuelled musical, from songwriting icon Max Martin, asks. Jam out to tunes made famous by Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Pink, Ariana Grande, and more, as Juliet travels to Paris with new friends and new love. Find out more about &Juliet tickets at the Shaftesbury Theatre today.
Divorced, beheaded… live! It’s time to learn about the lives of the wives in this smash hit reimagining of the Tudor era. Sweeping up awards on the West End and Broadway, this rock concert imagines what Henry VIII’s wives would say if they got a chance at the mic. Check out tickets for SIX the Musical at the Vaudeville Theatre today.
Stranded at sea… with a tiger. After a sell-out premier in Sheffield, this adaptation of the hit novel comes to the West End for a highly anticipated run. Stunning life-size puppetry helps bring the story of Pi and his tiger Richard Parker to life, in a script by recent OBE awardee Lolita Chakrabarti. Join the journey of Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre today.
A sexy night on the town– live! Channing Tatum conceived and co-directed this thrilling tribute to the hit film. Immerse yourself in the intimate, specially-designed performance space while performers from around the world present sexy and mind-blowing dance and acrobatic routines. Don’t miss your chance to experience Magic Mike Live! at the Hippodrome Casino.
Funerals bring us together… and the money pulls us apart. David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in this brand new black comedy from award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck. A group of siblings clash over an inheritance in this world premier production. Get your seat at the table for Mad House at the Ambassadors Theatre.
It’s the dream night out at a pub! This feel-good concert combines chart-topping hits with hometown wisdom. Soak up fresh takes on classic songs and share a pint with the cast for an evening of non-stop fun that will leave you feeling right at home. Grab your seat at the bar for The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre today.
It’s a world premiere musical every night! These award-winning improv stars return to London for a special residency. The Showstoppers make up an all-new musical every night, so the only guarantee is fun! Learn more about tickets for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at the Lyric Theatre today.
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet is synonymous with winter festivities. See Clara, the Mouse King, and the Sugar Plum Fairy come to life at the London Coliseum. This winter, get ready to venture across the land of snow in this iconic production. Relive the Christmas magic of yesteryear. Book The Nutcracker tickets today.