Jodie Comer stars in Prima Facie in 2022.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
A West End staple for 68 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.
Magic Goes Wrong
Mischief Theatre and Penn & Teller bring Magic Goes Wrong to the Apollo Theatre
Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
An audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story.
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
Jennifer Saunders reprises her role in Blithe Spirit, coming to the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2021
A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story
Mark Gatiss and Nicholas Farrell star in a Dickensian ghost story
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel comes to life on the West End stage!
The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black? Now starring Stuart Fox and Matthew Spencer
The Shark is Broken
Behind the scenes secrets of Jaws live on stage
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Experience this spellbinding universe like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.
The Mirror and the Light
The Mirror and the Light is coming to the West End this autumn!
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi sets sail to Wyndham's Theatre Autumn 2021!
Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.
To Kill A Mockingbird
The West End transfer of this smash-hit Broadway production heads to the West End's Gielgud Theatre in 2022!
Operation Ouch Live on Stage
TV’s favourite doctors return to the West End this December
The Glass Menagerie
New production of The Glass Menagerie to star Amy Adams at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre
Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus in London's West End
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors comes to London's Barbican for a limited run!
David Suchet: Poirot & More, A Retrospective
A look back at Sir David Suchet's career
A Place for We
World Premiere of A Place for We
Gangsta Granny gives the gift of adventure this Christmas!
Doctor Who Time Fracture
The TARDIS flies into London in 2021 for the new Doctor Who immersive production.
Ralph Fiennes in the West End
Potted Panto makes a highly anticipated return to the Garrick Theatre!
Grenfell Value Engineering gives the impacted a voice!
Sonia Friedman presents the highly anticipated return of Jersualem by Jez Butterworth.
Christmas Future arrives at the Park Theatre with Cratchit
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel?
The Seven Pomegranate Seeds
The Seven Pomegranate Seeds in London West End
Oleanna returns to London! Tickets for the Arts Theatre run are available now!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to London
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Janie Dee stars in the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play
Abigail's Party returns to London this winter!
The 4th Country
Life in Derry-Londonderry isn’t all leprechauns, Riverdance and whiskey.
Is God Is
The award-winning play by Aleshea Harris brings us a gripping tale of vengeance
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
BRIAN & ROGER
British comedy Brian & Roger is coming to London's Menier Chocolate Factory
Two Sisters. One Diagnosis. Seven Bathrooms
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
Olivier Award-winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcom's new play
Get your tickets for Tom Stoppard's Olivier award winning play Leopoldstadt!
To be free is very sweet
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West End Plays
Can't wait to get back to the theatre? Need a little drama in your life? Discover current and upcoming West End plays, browse our special offers, and book tickets for a night to remember.
Plays are a piece of written literature popularly performed in a theatre setting. Although plays are available in written format, what better way to enjoy them than seeing the characters and story brought to life on stage? From magnificent West End plays to small productions in community and regional theatre, schools, and universities, many consider plays of high importance in art, literature, and entertainment. London is home to a multitude of theatres that put on the best possible productions - comedy, tragedy, and everything in between.
West End plays are a fantastic platform to showcase the talent of award-winning directors, producers, and creatives. You can also witness some of the world's leading actors perform live on stage. Whether you're looking for contemporary theatre or want to see a retelling of the Bard's classics, you can't go wrong with London theatre tickets during your stay in the capital.
Different Kinds of Plays
Suppose you've been lucky enough to see any West End plays. In that case, you already know how interesting and compelling they can be and how different people understand them in different ways. There are many types of play to enjoy in the heart of London. Which will you see?
• Tragedy – A play with a tragic ending. Do not expect celebrations at the end; it won't be pretty!
• Comedy – The complete opposite to tragedy, you'll laugh your socks off. Comedy is one of the most common types of play.
• Melodrama – A melodrama is full of strong emotions. You will see the struggle of the hero or heroine and their quest to overcome adversity. Don't worry, though; it usually ends on a happy note!
• Tragicomedy – When you can't choose between a tragedy and a comedy, why not experience both in one performance?
• Domestic drama – Want to connect immediately? Witness stories of everyday life told brilliantly onstage in a domestic drama.
• Symbolic – Although actors perform, this type of play puts all the focus on the idea it wants to share.