The Lion King
Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.
Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.
Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl's darkly comic musical continues to wow West End audiences.
The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, the award-winning Broadway Musical from the creators of South Park.
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends live on the London stage this spring!
Wednesday Matinee Shows
What is the best way to enjoy a Wednesday afternoon here in London? Watch a Wednesday matinee! Wednesdays in London's West End are just the right thing for anyone who wants to see a theatre show. You can find various afternoon performances for your seasonal favourites, family-friendly shows, as well as classic dramas and musicals. Choose what you like and head out. The city stages many productions throughout the week. The large number of shows is obvious as London is also a mega tourist hub that attracts record-breaking visitors every year. Tourists visit the city from all parts of the world for its wonderful offerings in both arts and entertainment.
A city tour is incomplete without experiencing its theatre scene—every Wednesday, theatres host spectacular entertainment for the audiences. Although some consider evenings are best for the theatre experience, most theatres also host matinee shows. These afternoon shows are perfect for those looking to watch theatre and spend the evening with loved ones. Since matinees are in the afternoon, you have the entire evening left for other activities. Wednesdays being the middle of the week, is widely preferred by audiences for a Wednesday matinee. It leaves enough room for everybody to catch a show and continue the enjoyment in a nearby bar or café.
Usually, afternoon shows take place from 3 or 4 pm. However, the timings vary from show to show, and some theatres may also present a show at 5. Either way, you can choose from a range of Wednesday matinees playing across the West End theatres and have the time of your life. Have you booked your tickets yet?