The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea in the West End this Summer!
Sissy that walk to the Garrick Theatre for a "Dragatha Christie Murder-Mystery"!
To Kill A Mockingbird
The West End transfer of this smash-hit Broadway production heads to the West End's Gielgud Theatre in 2021!
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Experience this spellbinding universe like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.
Stage premiere of Cruise at London's Duchess Theatre
A romantic love story of two pen pals is told in the modern stage play classic Love Letters, coming to the West End this Spring!
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain - Part Five!
Be on the right side of history with cheap tickets for the fifth incarnation of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain!
Get your tickets for Tom Stoppard's Olivier award winning play Leopoldstadt!
Magic Goes Wrong
Mischief Theatre and Penn & Teller bring Magic Goes Wrong to the Vaudeville Theatre
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Jimmy Carr brings Terribly Funny to London's Palace Theatre
Timothée Chalamet and Eileen Atkins star in 4000 Miles at London's Old Vic
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black? Now starring Stuart Fox and Matthew Spencer
The Comeback makes its debut at London's Noel Coward Theatre this December
A West End staple for 68 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.
An Evening With Kathy Burke
Kathy Burke comes to London's Lyric Theatre for one night only!
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi sets sail to Wyndham's Theatre Autumn 2021!
Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt
Adam Kay returns to the West End with This is Going to Hurt
The Great Gatsby
Practise good social distancing with the new and improved 2020 Gatsby party, now a masquerade!
Doctor Who Time Fracture
The TARDIS flies into London in 2021 for the new Doctor Who immersive production.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman award-winning children's novel comes to life on the West End stage!
David Tennant stars in C.P. Taylor's Good in 2021!
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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.