London Shows & West End Theatre Productions

Check out the latest West End shows and see what’s on in London theatre with our handy theatre listings guide! See which London shows are brand new or coming to a close, and view theatre productions by month or day of the week by browsing our theatre calendar. If it’s happening in the theatre scene, we can tell you what’s on. Can't decide? Our top 10 London shows and musicals guide has the perfect performance for an unforgettable experience.

  • Chicago
    Chicago
    Phoenix Theatre
    No Matinee

    Chicago, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, has delighted audiences around the world with its two Vaudevillian criminals Roxie and Velma. The pair are sent to Cook County Jail after they both commit murders, and the show takes you through their crimes, time in prison and subsequent trials.

  • Chess
    Chess
    London Coliseum
    Wednesday Matinee

    Written by great musical lyricist Sir Tim Rice, with music by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess will be returning to London for its first major revival in the capital for over 30 years, at the London Coliseum.

  • Caroline, or Change
    Caroline, or Change
    Playhouse Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Following sold-out runs in Chichester and at the Hampstead Theatre, the brilliant Sharon D Clarke reprises her role in Tony Kushner’s ‘modern masterpiece’, Caroline, or Change.

  • Company
    Company
    Gielgud Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Broadway legend Patti LuPone will return to London in a new gender-reversed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical Company.

  • The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
    Criterion Theatre
    No Matinee

    Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End!

    Book now for this dynamite comedy. It would be criminal to miss it!

  • Consent
    Consent
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Tuesday, Thursday Matinee

    Why is justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends Ed and Matt take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged. Nina Raine’s powerful, painful, funny play sifts the evidence from every side and puts justice herself in the dock.

  • The Cane
    The Cane
    Royal Court Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    “It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved”

    After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement.

    But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.

    “Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?”

    Mark Ravenhill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping and Fucking.

  • The Christmasaurus
    The Christmasaurus
    Eventim Apollo
    No Matinee

    Tom Fletcher's debut novel The Christmasaurus is adapted for the stage with brand new songs written by Fletcher.

  • Che Malambo
    Che Malambo
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences with their percussive dance and music spectacle. Malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming and song which originated in the 17th century in the South American pampas.  

  • Card Ninja
    Card Ninja
    The Belly
    No Matinee

    After another sell out season at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Card Ninja returns to Underbelly Southbank!

    The Card Ninja possesses extraordinary skills which are more than just sleight of hand; these 'tricks' are on another level, and unlike anything you've seen before.

    Watch as Javier uses ordinary playing cards as weapons, with unfathomable precision, speed and power, in a unique, hilarious performance that you'll never forget.

    Following his journey from mild mannered card player to silent assassin, Card Ninja is a one-man comedy show with upbeat humour, impressive stunts and smooth audience interaction for anyone who's ever wanted to be a little bit Ninja...

    WARNING: This show contains ninjas, not magic.

  • Carmen La Cubana
    Carmen La Cubana
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s Broadway hit Carmen Jones, Christopher Renshaw (The King and I) directs this UK premiere, with new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), mixing opera with salsa, mambo, rumba and cha-cha-cha and including musical favourites such as Habanera.

  • Children are Stinky
    Children are Stinky
    Spiegeltent
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Matinee

    Fresh from a smash hit, Award winning, 5 star, SELL OUT season at the Edinburgh Fringe, Children are Stinky is a show to be seen. Set in the 90s (with all our favourite tracks) this extremely talented duo will astound with their incredible circus skills and laughing till your sides hurt.

    Malia Walsh (Circus Trick Tease, Men of Steel) and Chris Carlos (Three High Acrobatics, Circus Quirkus) join forces to create a power house duo. Their first collaboration has wowed reviews and audiences a like with their focus on high skilled and entertaining circus mix with a fun accessible narrative.

    Carlos and Walsh create a show with equal measures of high calibre circus, anarchy and hilarity to suit an audience of all ages.

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