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London musicals

The West End is renowned the world over for its London musicals. While there are plenty of landmarks to see in London, like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye, it’s safe to say that no visit to the capital city would be complete without a night out at a magnificent West End theatre, watching one of its famous musicals.

Audiences are not limited just to London musicals in the West End, however. With theatre enjoying broad popularity, London plays, comedies and operas also thriving and, thanks to a number of promotions and television exposure, West End shows are more popular than ever.

You can find a list of, and book tickets to, current musicals below.

Les Misérables is the longest-running of the London musicalsLes Misérables is the longest-running of the London musicals (Photo: Johan Persson)

Most London musicals are traditionally located in the main theatre district, more commonly known as Theatreland. The West End area – home to some of the most famous theatre streets in the world, including Shaftesbury Avenue, The Strand and Drury Lane – plays host to musicals which are attended by millions of visitors from all over the world each year. You can see find plenty of venues which host them on one of the many Theatreland Tours available.

There’s no shortage of variety in London musicals, with their rich diversity ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. From popular long-running shows to exciting new productions, there’s something sure to interest all ages.

Get the inside track on London musicals

Some London musicals are staple must-sees for any theatre fan in the West End, playing to standing ovations night after night and year after year. But the West End also sees just as many new stories, exciting production announcements and all-star casts throughout the year.

Official London Theatre is your first port of call to learn all the latest news about London musicals. We aim to keep audiences well informed about the very latest happenings in Theatreland, and are run by the Society of London Theatre, which means we support promotions that expand the public reach and experience of these productions.

On our website, you’ll find comprehensive and informative show listings, the very latest theatre news and backstage features, and information about how you can secure the best tickets possible.

West End musicals on London's Shaftesbury Avenue (Photo: Jeff Spicer)West End musicals on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue (Photo: Jeff Spicer)

Musicals often have longer runs than plays or dramatic theatre, which means there should be plenty of opportunities to grab a seat to your favourite show. Musicals such as Les Misérables (the West End’s longest-running musical) and The Phantom Of The Opera have run for decades, playing thousands of performances over the duration of their West End runs.

More and more people are also getting to see musicals in action on their television sets, encouraging them to come to the theatre. Many have performed in high-profile live broadcasts up and down the country, and most have casts featuring star names which capture the imagination of theatregoers.

To stay in touch with the latest news on smash-hit London musicals and upcoming performances, visit Official London Theatre regularly.

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

West End Theatres are cancelling all performances until 26 April 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government. We have a list of all SOLT member venues and the current information we know here.

If your performance has been cancelled, you do not need to contact your ticket provider, you will be contacted about your tickets.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website, they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, credit note or refund.

Due to the unprecedented number of orders to be processed, you may not hear from your ticket provider before your performance is due to go ahead. We are processing in strict date order of performance so please bear with us, everyone will be contacted. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.

If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

If anything changes or if future performances are cancelled, you will be contacted directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider.