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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Do you hear the people sing? The iconic West End classic returns with a fresh staging and design. Even if you’ve seen Les Mis before, you haven’t seen it like this. This global hit tells a timeless story of redemption and revolution, complete with famous songs like “I Dreamed A Dream.” Get your tickets to Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre today.
Some of the most famous bad actors in theatre history are back with an all-new play! This delightful family comedy imagines where the players of A Midsummer Night’s Dream went next. You don’t need to be a Shakespeare expert for the whole family to enjoy this delightful display of “good actoring.” Grab your tickets to Midsummer Mechanicals at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse today.
Is there enough room on the broom?! The beloved children’s novel comes to life as a theatrical treat for all ages. Fast-paced and exciting, this acclaimed production returns to the West End just in time for a summer holiday treat. Take your seat for the ride with tickets to Room on the Broom at the Lyric Theatre today.
Follow Gabriel Byrne as he recalls his childhood in Dublin and an adult life in Hollywood. This may be a one-man play, but he won't feel alone. Lonny Price directs the award-winning actor in this West End play, running for two weeks. See Walking With Ghosts at the Apollo Theatre today.
Chasing Hares follows one man as he risks his life to share the harsh realities of working in a factory. Don't miss the world premiere of Sonali Bhattacharyya’s Chasing Hares in London. Discover a new story today. See Chasing Hares at the Young Vic today.
Charles Dickens and Dolly Parton come together for a country-infused Christmas Carol in London. Join Ebenezer Scrooge in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. See the European premiere of this warm, joyful Christmas musical. God bless us everyone! Check out Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in London today.
Can we ever escape from our mistakes? Simon Russell Beale stars in this tense Ibsen classic. A financier has ruined his family name through fraud– but all of them hope to claw their way back. Learn more about the strictly limited run of John Gabriel Borkman at the Bridge Theatre.
Two kids try to work out what's happening with the tooth fairy. Can they get to the bottom of the mystery, or will they end up face to face with the demon dentist? David Walliams's Demon Dentist book comes to life on stage. See Demon Dentist at the Bloomsbury Theatre today.
Luke Bayer plays Desmond Channing as he tells of a series that led him to hell. Seek revenge at the All About Eve-inspired one-man musical. Do a deal with the devil and get Diva: Live From Hell tickets on London Theatre today.