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Theater & Shows in London

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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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Forbidden Nights, 14 September–14 December at Infernos (Up to 34% Off)
Forbidden Nights
Infernos 3.2 km
£21.49 from £14.00
34% discount_off
Red Palace Masquerade Show, 5 November 2019 - 12 January 2020 at the Vaults Theatre (Up to 63% Off)
Red Palace Masquerade Show
The Vaults 0.8 km
£30.00 from £12.00
60% discount_off
Disco Cabaret Show with Nightclub Entry at Café de Paris (Up to 54% Off)
Disco Cabaret Show
Piccadilly Circus 0.3 km
£20.00 from £10.00
50% discount_off
Cabaret Show with a Three-Course Dinner and Drinks for One, Two, Four or Six at Fest Camden (Up to 51% Off)
Cabaret with Dinner and Drinks
Camden 2.4 km
£59.00 from £29.95
49% discount_off
Cabaret Show with Three-Course Dinner and Cocktail for Up to Ten at Proud Embankment (Up to 58% Off)
Cabaret Show with Dinner
London 0.8 km
£70.00 from £29.95
57% discount_off
At Home with Magic Circle, 22 October 2019 - 28 January 2020 at Magic Circle (55% Off)
At Home with Magic Circle
The Magic Circle 1.3 km
£76.00 from £34.00
55% discount_off
Santus Circus, Single Front Tier Ticket, 12 December - 5 January, Sevenoaks (Up to 46% Off)
Santus Circus
Sevenoaks Polhill garde centre 17.1 km
£15.00 from £8.00
46% discount_off
Pizza Meal with Drink and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms (Up to 53% Off*)
Booze, Food, Comedy and Music
Stockwell London 2.3 km
£31.10 from £15.00
51% discount_off
Elf: The Christmas Spectacular, 7--23 December in Liverpool, Glasgow and London (Up to 25% Off)
Elf: The Christmas Spectacular
Multiple Locations 7.5 km
£39.50 from £29.50
25% discount_off
Three-Course Dinner with Prosecco, Tongue in Cheek Burlesque and Drag Show for Up to Ten at Proud City (up to 59% Off)
Tongue in Cheek Show and Dinner
London 2.0 km
£60.00 from £25.00
58% discount_off
Aladdin and The Feast of Wonders, 3 November 2019 - 15 January 2020 at the Vaults Theatre (Up to 40% Off)
Aladdin and Feast of Wonders
The Vaults Theatre 0.7 km
£55.00 from £34.00
38% discount_off
Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour 2020, 16 January - 9 February, Eight Locations
Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour 2020
Multiple Locations 5.7 km
from £54.95
The Chocolate Men, 12 October - 21 December, Multiple Locations (Up to 45% Off)
The Chocolate Men
Multiple Locations 1.1 km
£16.50 from £10.00
39% discount_off
Tickets to see Only Fools and Horses
Tickets to see Only Fools and Horses
London 0.2 km
1,000+ bought
Tickets to see The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Tickets to see The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London 0.4 km
170+ bought
Medieval Banquet- Interactive show, 4 Course meal,Ale and wine with Dinner,Disco
Medieval Banquet- Interactive show, 4 Course meal,Ale and wine with...
90+ bought
One, Two or Four Comedy Club Tickets with Drinks per Person at Zebrano Soho (Up to 65% Off)
Comedy Club Ticket with Drinks
London 0.4 km
£25.00 from £8.95
50+ bought
64% discount_off
Tickets to see Cinderella
Tickets to see Cinderella
London 4.5 km
340+ bought
Tropicana Cabaret Show Entry with Three-Course Dinner and a cocktail for Up to Four (50% Off)
Tropicana Cabaret with Dinner
London 0.5 km
£60.00 from £29.95
10+ bought
50% discount_off
Burlesque Show Entry with Prosecco
Burlesque Show Entry with Prosecco
London 2.0 km
£115.00 £49.95
56% discount_off
Tickets to see School of Rock - The Musical
Tickets to see School of Rock - The Musical
London 0.5 km
190+ bought
Five-Course Meal with Soul Ticket for Up to 12 at The William Morris Bar and Kitchen (Up to 60% Off)
Five-Course Meal with Soul Music
Walthamstow 7.6 km
£49.99 from £27.95
44% discount_off
Aladdin Pantomime, 23 November 2019--26 January 2020 at Colour House Theatre (Up to 33% Off)
Family Ticket to Aladdin Panto
The Colour House Theatre 7.1 km
£58.40 from £39.00
33% discount_off
Tickets to see Fame The Musical (Wembley Park)
Tickets to see Fame The Musical (Wembley Park)
London 7.6 km
160+ bought
Tickets to see ZSL London Zoo (2019/20)
Tickets to see ZSL London Zoo (2019/20)
London Zoo 2.3 km
20+ bought
Tickets to see The Mousetrap
Tickets to see The Mousetrap
London 0.3 km
220+ bought
Tickets to see & Juliet
Tickets to see & Juliet
London 0.5 km
130+ bought

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.