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Whether you’re swept away by the glitz and glamour of the West End or want to be whisked back in time with a Shakespearean masterpiece, enjoy an evening on the town with the very best performances at one of the many theatres and shows in London. Enter Theatreland stage left to find a region where the great and good have tread the boards over the centuries and bag yourself a hot ticket for some of the best shows in the capital. If you need inspiration for things to do or simply can’t decide, check out Groupon’s vouchers on theatre and shows in London.

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The West End Comedy Club, Two Tickets, 2 November - 26 January, Covent Garden Social Club (Up to 50% Off)
The West End Comedy Club
6-7 Great Newport Street, London 0.2 km
5.0
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2 Ratings
£24.00 from£12.00
50% discount_off
Tickets for Two 02-Nov-21
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
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£22.00
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
1 bought
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
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£20.00
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Tickets
8 bought
Forbidden Nights, Standing Ticket, 27 November 2021- 19 February 2022, Infernos (Up to 34% Off)
Forbidden Nights
146 Clapham High Street, London 3.2 km
4.2
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67 Ratings
£21.49 from£14.00
34% discount_off
27th November 2021: one (1) standing ticket to Forbidden Nights
Tickets to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Tickets to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London 0.3 km
£18.00
Tickets to see Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
330+ bought
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime, 11–23 December, Malthouse Theatre (Up to 33% Off)
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime: Child (£16.5), Adult (£17.5)
Malthouse Road, Kent
£16.50 from£11.00
33% discount_off
One (1) general admission ticket for one child to Beauty and the Beast Pantomime: 11 Dec 2021, 11am
30+ bought
Tickets to see Witness for the Prosecution
Tickets to see Witness for the Prosecution
Belvedere Road, London 0.6 km
£13.92
Tickets to see Witness for the Prosecution
390+ bought
LOL Comedy Club, 29 May - 27 Dec 2021, Six Locations (Up to 50% Off)
LOL Comedy Club
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4.0
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6 Ratings
£22.50 from£11.50
48% discount_off
One (1) ticket to LOL Comedy Club: Portsmouth, 11 Sept 2021
Comedy Night Entry for One or Two at Crack Comedy Club
Stand-up Comedy every Saturday night
467 Brixton Road, London 3.3 km
5.0
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1 Ratings
£14.50 from£7.95
45% discount_off
One (1) ticket to a Saturday comedy night at Crack Comedy Club, must be 18 or older
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour, 20 January - 13 February 2022, 9 Arena Dates
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
9 Locations 5.7 km
2.5
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6 Ratings
from £42.33
One (1) ticket to Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour: Birmingham / 20 January 2022 / 7.30 p.m. / Price Band E
Tickets to see Magic Goes Wrong
Tickets to see Magic Goes Wrong
Shaftesbury Avenue, London 0.4 km
£23.25
Tickets to see Magic Goes Wrong
60+ bought
Tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong
Tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong
3-5 Catherine Street, London 0.4 km
£23.25
Tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong
550+ bought
Tickets to see Only Fools and Horses The Musical
Tickets to see Only Fools and Horses The Musical
18 Suffolk Street, London 0.2 km
£12.00
Tickets to see Only Fools and Horses The Musical
1,000+ bought
Tickets to see The Drifters Girl
Tickets to see The Drifters Girl
2 Charing Cross Road, London 0.1 km
£23.25
Tickets to see The Drifters Girl
290+ bought
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea
Tower Hill, London 2.2 km
£34.00
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea
120+ bought
An Evening with Giovanni & Luba + Friends, 19 December 2021 (Up to 45% Off)
An Evening with Giovanni & Luba + Friends
Lancaster Terrace, London 2.1 km
£86.00 from£64.95
24% discount_off
One (1) evening entertainment only ticket to An Evening with Giovanni & Luba + Friends, 19 December 2021
3 bought
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Party Package Ticket
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Party Package Ticket
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£38.00
International Stand Up Comedy Showcase - Party Package Ticket
Tickets to see The Art of Banksy
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Tickets to see The Art of Banksy
50 Earlham Street, London 0.3 km
£30.00
Tickets to see The Art of Banksy
60+ bought
35% Off tickets to see Circus 1903
35% Off tickets to see Circus 1903
Belvedere Road, London 0.5 km
£30.00
35% Off tickets to see Circus 1903
20+ bought
Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York
Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York
2 Locations 0.4 km
£11.95
Ouse River Sightseeing Cruise in York
300+ bought
17% Off tickets to see The Woman In Black
17% Off tickets to see The Woman In Black
Russell Street, London 0.4 km
£25.80
17% Off tickets to see The Woman In Black
310+ bought
River Thames One-Way Sightseeing Cruise
River Thames One-Way Sightseeing Cruise
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£11.25
River Thames One-Way Sightseeing Cruise
2 bought
Gangster Tour of Soho
Gangster Tour of Soho
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£20.00
Gangster Tour of Soho
River Thames Evening Cruise
River Thames Evening Cruise
King William Walk, London 5.4 km
£29.00
River Thames Evening Cruise
40+ bought
5-Hour New Year's Eve Thames River Gala Dinner Cruise
5-Hour New Year's Eve Thames River Gala Dinner Cruise
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£189.00
5-Hour New Year's Eve Thames River Gala Dinner Cruise
The Circus of Horrors - The Witch, Two Locations, 6 and 14 January 2022 (Up to 40% Off)
The Circus of Horrors - The Witch
2 Locations
3.4
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17 Ratings
£25.00 from£16.00
36% discount_off
Wookey Hole, 6 January 2022 at 7.30pm: one (1) Stalls ticket to The Circus of Horrors - The Witch with brochure
Afternoon Tea Cruise on River Thames
Afternoon Tea Cruise on River Thames
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£491.81
Afternoon Tea Cruise on River Thames

Theatre and shows in London: things to know before you go

Whether you’re looking to spend an evening in the mighty jungle with cinematic classic the Lion King or want to soak up the tragic tale of Hamlet, we’ve answered some of the most common questions around theatres and shows in London to help you find your perfect night out.

Which is the best theatre in the West End in London?

London's glitzy West End is home to many of the world’s most famous theatres, playing host to some of the most popular shows ever to hit the stage. With 40 venues to choose from, these are some of the best:

  • Harold Pinter Theatre. Based on Panton Street, this iconic comic opera house hosts a variety of plays and musicals.
  • Phoenix Theatre. Home to Blood Brothers for 21 years, this beautiful neoclassical theatre shows a mix of productions.
  • Lyric Theatre. Laugh, cry and sing along to some of the greatest shows of all time at the oldest theatre in existence on Shaftesbury Avenue.
  • The London Palladium. Perhaps the most well-known theatre of all, the iconic Palladium plays host to royalty with the Variety Performance, as well as a range of other exciting shows throughout the year.

Which plays work well as pieces of outdoor theatre?

Originally, Shakespeare’s timeless classics were performed in venues open to the elements, with his famous Globe Theatre sporting an open roof. Today, the subtleties and authentic feeling of the bard’s best can still be brought to life as outdoor activities. In many cases, the weather works to the advantage of the audience, whether it’s adding a rainy Scottish twist to Macbeth or a howling wind to the castle ramparts in Hamlet’s Denmark.

Today Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside is a lovingly reconstructed version of the original, complete with open roof, and is an exciting venue to see one of Stratford’s most famous son’s original plays in. Browse Groupon's deals on theatre and shows in London to find a range of other outdoor theatre events.

What are the longest running shows in London?

Though there are constantly new productions opening across the capital, some popular London theatre shows are in such demand from theatregoers that they’ve been running triumphantly for decades. Some of the longest running include:

  1. The Mousetrap (November 1952 to present) – in its 67th year
  2. Les Misérables (October 1985 to present) – in its 34th year
  3. The Phantom of the Opera (October 1986 to present) – in its 33rd year
  4. The Woman in Black (June 1989 to present) – in its 30th year
  5. Blood Brothers (July 1988 to November 2012) - 24 years, 3 months
  6. Cats (May 1981 to May 2002) - 21 years
  7. Mamma Mia! (April 1999 to present) – in its 20th year
  8. The Lion King (October 1999 to present) – in its 20th year
  9. Starlight Express (March 1984 to January 2002) - 17 years, 10 months
  10. No Sex Please, We're British! (June 1971 to January 1987) - 15 years, 7 months

What plays should I see in and around London?

Whether you want to dip into the dramatic or revel in romance, there are a wide range of shows in London to indulge in. Groupon provides some inspiration for dinner and theatre shows in London and these are a few of the best:

  • The Woman in Black. Based on Susan Hill's novel, this spine-chilling Gothic horror story about a mysterious ghost that haunts a small town will have you on the edge of your seat.
  • Matilda the Musical. The award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous novel about a little girl who dares to change her own destiny will delight all the family.
  • Wicked. Winner of many awards, this long running, magical musical presents an alternative reading of The Wizard of Oz that has cast a spell on audiences for a number of years.
  • Abigail's Party. Featuring a whole host of British TV stars, this classic comedy of manners set in aspirational suburbia will have you laughing all night long.