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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Hamlet, 19 June–27 July, Iris Theatre, Covent Garden (Up to 28% Off)
Iris Theatre 0.1 km
£15.00 from £12.50
17% discount_off
Curly Treats Natural Hair Festival, One or Two Tickets, 27 July at Colesdale Farm, Northaw (Up to 40% Off)
Curly Treats Festival
£18.20 from £13.00
29% discount_off
Africa Fashion Week London, 9–10 August at Freemasons' Hall (Up to 40% Off)
Africa Fashion Week London
Freemason's Hall 0.5 km
£24.00 from £15.00
38% 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
FLASH SALE: Impractical Jokers Live, 11–17 October at Five Locations (Up to 54% Off)
FLASH SALE: Impractical Jokers Live
Multiple Locations 5.7 km
£46.10 from £22.33
52% discount_off
Two-Course Dinner with Cocktail and Burlesque Show for Up to Ten at Proud City (Up to 59% Off)
Two-Course Dinner and Show
London 2.0 km
£60.00 from £25.00
58% discount_off
Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 8 August–1 September at Iris Theatre (Up to 30% Off)
Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Iris Theatre 0.1 km
£20.00 from £14.00
30% discount_off
Disco Cabaret Show with Two-Course Meal, Cocktail and Nightclub Entry for Up to Four at Café de Paris (Up to 40% Off)
Cafe de Paris Cabaret and Dinner
Piccadilly Circus 0.3 km
£65.00 from £39.00
40% discount_off
The Comedy Store, 26 July at Charter Hall (Up to 40% Off)
The Comedy Store
Charter Hall
£19.50 £11.70
40% discount_off
Pizza with Cocktail and Live Entertainment for Two or Four at The Cavendish Arms (Up to 56% Off)
Pizza, Cocktail and Entertainment
Stockwell London 2.3 km
£36.00 from £17.00
53% discount_off
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
20+ bought
64% discount_off
Five-Course Meal with Soul and Jazz Night 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
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
52% discount_off
Burlesque Show and Champagne Cocktail with Optional Meal for Up to Two at Privee Knightsbridge (Up to 59% Off*)
Show and Champagne Cocktail
London 1.9 km
£39.00 from £18.00
54% discount_off
The Chocolate Men, 2 March - 21 December, Multiple Locations (Up to 45% Off)
The Chocolate Men
Multiple Locations 1.1 km
£16.50 from £10.00
39% discount_off
Medieval Banquet- Interactive show, 4 Course meal,Ale and wine with Dinner,Disco
Medieval Banquet- Interactive show, 4 Course meal,Ale and wine with...
60+ bought
Entry to The Drag Show with Optional Bottomless Prosecco and Sharing Platter at Proud Embankment (Up to 60% Off)
Entry to The Drag Show
London 0.8 km
£25.00 from £9.95
60% discount_off
Raver Tots Summer Jam!, 27 July at Wac Arts (Up to 40% Off)
Raver Tots Summer Jam!
Wac Arts 3.4 km
£20.00 from £14.00
30% discount_off
Emirates Airline Cable Car and Thames Clippers River Roamer: Hop On Hop Off Pass
Emirates Airline Cable Car and Thames Clippers River Roamer: Hop On...
50+ bought
Circus Extreme, 25 July–4 August at Soar at Intu (Up to 50% Off)
Circus Extreme
Circus Extreme
£26.00 from £13.00
50% discount_off
Monstersaurus Family Show, 24 July–11 August at Troubadour White City Theatre (Up to 26% Off)
Monstersaurus Family Show
Troubadour White City Theatre 4.4 km
£16.50 from £12.25
26% discount_off
Motown Supper, One or Two Tickets, 11 July - 21 November, Fest and Proud Embankment (Up to 51% Off)
Motown Supper
Multiple Locations 0.4 km
£39.95 from £21.95
45% discount_off
Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
Scenic Thames Riverboat Return Journey from Windsor
Windsor 20.8 km
Aliens Love Underpants, 13 August - September, Troubadour White City Theatre (Up to 26% Off)
Aliens Love Underpants
Troubadour White City Theatre 4.4 km
£16.50 from £12.25
26% discount_off
West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour
West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour
10+ bought
Cabaret show at a hidden bar in magical Soho
Cabaret show at a hidden bar in magical Soho
1 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.