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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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Comedy Club Entry and Beer or Wine for Up to Six at Vauxhall Comedy Club
Vauxhall Comedy Club
6 South Lambeth Place, London 1.6 km
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£5.00 from£2.50
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Show, Three-Course Dinner, Drinks for One, Two, Four or Six Including Valentines Day at Fest Camden
Fest Camden
Chalk Farm Road, London 2.4 km
4.1
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53 Ratings
£59.00 from£29.95
49% discount_off
Show, Three-Course Dinner, Drinks for One, Two, Four or Six Including Valentines Day at Fest Camden
34% Off tickets to see The Woman In Black
Fortune Theatre
Russell Street, London 0.4 km
£37.70 £24.94
33% discount_off
34% Off tickets to see The Woman In Black
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Tickets to see Hairspray: The Musical
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London Coliseum
Saint Martin's Lane, London 0.1 km
£21.00
Tickets to see Hairspray: The Musical
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Interactive Online Burlesque Class for Up to 20 or Costume-Making Class with Pandora's Door Ltd
Pandora's Door Ltd
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5.0
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2 Ratings
£85.00 from£54.00
36% discount_off
Interactive Online Burlesque Class for Up to 20 or Costume-Making Class with Pandora's Door Ltd
Five-Course Meal with Soul Ticket for Up to 12 at The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
807-811 Forest Road, London 7.6 km
3.7
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37 Ratings
£49.99 from£27.95
44% discount_off
Five-Course Meal with Soul Ticket for Up to 12 at The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
Tickets to see Witness for the Prosecution
London County Hall
Belvedere Road, London 0.6 km
£13.92
Tickets to see Witness for the Prosecution
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Comedy Night with Two-Course Meal and Prosecco for Up to Four at Friends House
Friends House
79 Hazellville Road, London 4.4 km
2.9
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9 Ratings
£24.45 from£15.00
38% discount_off
Comedy Night with Two-Course Meal and Prosecco for Up to Four at Friends House
Tickets to see The Mousetrap
St Martins Theatre
West Street, London 0.3 km
£22.60
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Tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong
Duchess Theatre
3-5 Catherine Street, London 0.4 km
£23.25
Tickets to see The Play That Goes Wrong
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Tickets to see & Juliet
Shaftesbury Theatre
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London 0.5 km
£23.75
Tickets to see & Juliet
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Tickets to see City of Angels
Garrick Theatre
2 Charing Cross Road, London 0.1 km
£23.25
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Comedy Night Entry for One or Two at Crack Comedy Club
Crack Comedy Club
467 Brixton Road, London 3.3 km
3.0
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5 Ratings
£14.50 from£7.95
45% discount_off
Comedy Night Entry for One or Two at Crack Comedy Club
Tickets to see Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London 0.4 km
£23.25
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Pizza with Cocktail and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
The Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road, London 2.3 km
4.5
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51 Ratings
£36.00 from£17.00
52% discount_off
Pizza with Cocktail and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
Tickets to see Six The Musical (London)
Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street, London 0.2 km
£26.40
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Tickets to see Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Pt 5
Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue, London 0.4 km
£22.50
Tickets to see Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Pt 5
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Tickets to see ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo
Outer Circle, London 2.3 km
£25.20
Tickets to see ZSL London Zoo
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The Chocolate Men Show, 25 January - 19 December, London
The Chocolate Men (UK and IE Tour 2020)
161 Tottenham Court Road, London 1.1 km
3.6
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54 Ratings
£16.50 from£10.00
39% discount_off
The Chocolate Men Show, 25 January - 19 December, London
Tickets to see See London by Night | Your London by Night Bus Tour
See London by Night
Piccadilly, London 0.7 km
£24.00
Tickets to see See London by Night | Your London by Night Bus Tour
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Tickets to see ABBA Super Troupers - The Exhibition
The O2
Peninsula Square, London
£20.00
Tickets to see ABBA Super Troupers - The Exhibition
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Tickets to see London Eye Standard Entry
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The Queen's Walk, London 0.5 km
£28.00
Tickets to see London Eye Standard Entry
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Tickets to see Malory Towers
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road, London 0.4 km
£18.00
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One, Two or Four Comedy Club Tickets with Drinks per Person at Zebrano Soho
Zebrano Soho
18 Greek Street, London 0.4 km
5.0
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1 Ratings
£25.00 from£8.95
64% discount_off
One, Two or Four Comedy Club Tickets with Drinks per Person at Zebrano Soho
Pizza Meal with Drink and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
The Cavendish Arms
128 Hartington Road, London 2.3 km
4.5
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51 Ratings
£31.10 from£15.00
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Pizza Meal with Drink and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms
Three-Course Buffet Meal with Free-Flowing Prosecco for Up to 12 at The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
The William Morris Bar and Kitchen
807-811 Forest Road, London 7.6 km
3.7
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37 Ratings
£60.00 from£39.00
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Tickets to see The Best In Stand Up
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Comedy Store London
1a Oxendon Street, London 0.3 km
£18.00
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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.