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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This war will never end– unless Joan can stop it. An all-new exploration of the iconic life of Joan of Arc. Playwright Charlie Josephine reimagines a celebratory and triumphant Joan of Arc for the Globe’s iconic outdoor stage. Join the revolution and get your tickets to I, Joan at Shakespeare’s Globe today.
A giant panto at an iconic venue! Dawn French and Julian Clary headline the Palladium’s panto this year for a spectacular you won’t want to miss. It’s everyone’s favourite Christmas tradition, and London’s biggest panto is the best way to celebrate. Book your tickets now for Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Palladium.
Morals meet medicine in a national scandal. Acclaimed writer/director Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson unite to bring this sell-out adaptation to the West End. Banned in its time, this 19th century drama is reimagined as the story of a North London physician who is faced with a difficult problem that becomes national news. Get your tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York’s Theatre today.
A shipwreck provides an opportunity for revenge… or redemption. Shakespeare’s moving final play comes to London’s most iconic venue. Sorcerer Prospero is ready to set in motion a decades-long scheme of revenge against those who wronged him, but the magic of his own island may get in the way. Take the voyage to The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe today.
Check in to everyone’s favourite madcap hotel for an immersive dining experience you won’t forget! Enjoy a three-course meal while enjoying a wholly new story featuring the iconic characters. This production has been a five-star hit around the world, and now lands in London. Book your stay at Faulty Towers the Dining Experience at the President Hotel today.
One of the most iconic ballets gets a thrilling new production. Derek Deane creates a classic that will delight first-time viewers and ballet devotees alike. The English National Ballet Philharmonic provides the live accompaniment for this sumptuous production that will leave you spellbound. Learn more about tickets to Swan Lake at the English National Ballet today.
You’ve never seen the Shelby family like this. A visceral, original take on the iconic series rooted in music and dance. Series creator Steven Knight partners with dance company Rambert for a stage adaptation that’s truly unique, featuring iconic tracks from the series as well as all-new music and stunning choreography. Experience Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby at Troubadour Wembley Park today.
A teatime guest no one expects! This delightful adaptation of the Judith Kerr novel returns to the West End for a special summer run. This musical romp about a chaotic teatime visitor is a perfect treat for the whole family. Grab your tickets to The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Theatre Royal Haymarket today.
Come and hear the music of the night. One of the longest-running musicals in West End history, this Andrew Lloyd Weber piece is a global hit for a reason. Telling the tragic and romantic take of opera singer Christine and the mysterious man who haunts her, you’ll experience classic songs like "Music of the Night" and "The Phantom of the Opera" in their original staging. See The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre today.
Sometimes reuniting a family takes a little bit of magic! This fresh take on the classic film returns to the West End at last. Blending the original stories and scenes and music from the Disney classic, this delightful musical was a hit in the US and the UK. Step in time, and get your tickets to Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre today!