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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.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

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.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.