London Theatre Guide


Our friends at the Society of London Theatre present this guide to theatregoing in London. For a list of Broadway shows currently playing or scheduled to play in London's West End, click here.

Official London Theatre is London's equivalent of, bringing theatre fans around the world all the latest news from the glittering West End. As the official voice of London's theatre industry we have exclusive behind the scenes features, fabulous articles and interviews with some of the hottest stars to tread the boards on either side of the Atlantic. Whether you're planning to visit London or just want to see what's happening on our side of the pond, we have comprehensive show information and safe and secure ticket buying, making us the best site to explore for everything London theatre.


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If you're planning a trip to London, there are a variety of ways you can purchase your theatre tickets. Buying tickets in advance through Official London Theatre gives you peace of mind that everything is arranged before you fly.

If you're looking for a ticket deal or would rather wait until you're in London to decide, our TKTS booth in Leicester Square is the best place to buy in person, with a huge choice of shows, many at a discount, available for on-the-day performances or up to a week in advance, and an award-winning customer service team with unrivalled passion for London theatre.

As supporters of theatre, any profit made by Official London Theatre and TKTS is invested back into the industry through audience development initiatives, bursary schemes and training to help the next generation of theatergoers and theatre makers.


Your guide to the London theatre year

January/February: Get Into London Theatre, our winter ticket promotion, offers cut price tickets to a wealth of London shows to add a ray of sunshine to the winter months and get over the post-Christmas blues. Tickets are available at a range of discounted prices and go on sale in December.

April: The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, London's most prestigious theatre awards ceremony, the UK equivalent of the Tonys, is staged at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. London's finest theatrical talent and an audience of invited stars and theatre fans come together for an evening of prize giving and incredible entertainment.

Mid-June: Keep an eye out for West End LIVE, when we take over the iconic Trafalgar Square for a weekend to bring London's favourite shows to an outdoor stage in our free two day festival of everything the capital's incredible theatre scene has to offer.

August: Our family friendly promotion Kids Week runs throughout August, offering one free child's ticket with every full paying adult, with half price tickets available for up to two more children. In addition to the great ticket deal, Kids Week also features fantastic free workshops and activities run by the shows to give young theatergoers a taste of the West End. Tickets go on sale earlier in the summer.

Year round: If you're coming over to London and would love to learn more about the history of our incredible venues, we run Theatreland Walking Tours throughout the year that are packed with information about London's famous West End.

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