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Plays in London

London’s West End is known the world over as the home of theatre. Millions of theatregoers descend on England’s capital each year, and plays in London are often top of the agenda. Visitors come to enjoy spectacular performances in a spectacular city. As one of the major attractions for residents and visitors, such productions are always high in demand.

The rich diversity of the city’s theatre scene means there is always something to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a hot piece of new writing or a revival of a classic, London has something for you. The theatre buildings themselves are also awe-inspiring, with some having hosted plays for centuries. And it’s not just West End plays that are popular: you can also see London musicals, comedies and operas in some magnificent buildings.

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

Plays in London

Official London Theatre is always on hand to keep audiences updated on everything going on in Theatreland and current plays in London. We’re here to support the industry in any way we can, and champion initiatives that enhance the theatregoing public’s experience of everything from big-blockbuster London musicals to compelling dance shows and, of course, London plays.

So to keep you up to date with everything to do with Theatreland and plays in London, we provide you with comprehensive production listings, opening night features, star-studded interviews, articles and the latest London West End show deals. Why not sign up to our regular newsletter to get everything straight to your inbox?

London plays and musicals on Shaftesbury AvenueLondon plays and musicals on Shaftesbury Avenue

Enjoy the variety of plays in London

There’s so much to look forward to in Theatreland each year, with a great crop of critically acclaimed new plays, as well as much-anticipated transfers and revivals. There is truly something for everyone, young and old. So why not spend a night enjoying all that London’s theatre scene can offer? It’s the perfect way to wind down after a long day’s work. You could even treat yourself to a culture-filled stay-cation in the capital city, and you could visit many of the theatres on one of the multiple Theatreland Tours available.

The theatre scene in the West End has always been a popular outlet for creativity and diversity. Plays in London continue to provoke debate and raise awareness, as well as being a barometer of popular culture. With some very special shows coming up, theatregoers, no matter what they like, are going to be spoilt for choice.

The Mousetrap is the longest-running London playThe Mousetrap is the longest-running of the plays in London

With so many highly-anticipated plays currently in production, and many well-received London shows already on stage, it’s an extremely exciting time for the city’s theatre scene. The stage is enjoying a boom. It’s a perfect opportunity to get the inside scoop on the plays you most want to see.

Find out more on London’s West End

Take a look through Official London Theatre to find your perfect London shows and buy tickets, as well as learn more about musicals, smash-hit West End plays, shows, operatic performances, stand-up specials, ballet and much more.

Whatever tickles your fancy, plays in London can provide the right excitement and variety for a perfect evening out. Let Official London Theatre keep you in the loop with how to get West End tickets, what’s happening both on and off stage, Olivier Awards news and much, much more with our news page.