5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  Varies
See the candy-filled world of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ brought to life on stage at London’s Royal Drury Lane Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, the musical makeover of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s novel combines clever stage set ups with favorite characters like Willie Wonka, Veruca Salt and the curious army of orange-faced Oompa Loompas.


  • Ticket to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theater show at London’s Royal Drury Lane Theatre
  • See Roald Dahl’s novel brought to life on stage during a captivating 3-hour performance, directed by Sam Mendes
  • Follow Charlie's adventure through the Wonka Chocolate Factory and marvel at imaginative stagecraft like the chocolate gardens
  • Watch the on-stage antics of popular characters like Willie Wonka and his army of Oompa Loompas
  • Choose from two seating options to suit your budget
  • Optional pre-theater dinner at Strand Carvery

What You Can Expect

Documenting Roald Dahl’s 1964 children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this highly anticipated musical theater show brings the much-loved story to life with ingenious stagecraft and scintillating music by Emmy Award-winner Marc Shaiman.

Follow the story of loveable Charlie, who wins one of five ‘golden tickets’ to the wonderfully weird Wonka Chocolate Factory and discovers a dreamlike world of candy and little else. On Charlie’s journey through the factory’s sugary corridors and chocolate gardens, watch popular characters like eccentric Willy Wonka and gluttonous Augustus Gloop find out that everything’s not as sweet as it seems.

You have the choice of two seating options for the performance. Standard-priced seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls or dress circle. Alternatively, opt for top-priced seating to enjoy a view so close to the stage, you will feel the star power!

Make the most of this memorable evening and enjoy a 2-course pre-show dinner at Strand Carvery. Strand Carvery is situated close to the theater and serves a traditional roast dinner menu. A sample menu can be viewed in the Itinerary section below.


Sample dinner menu (subject to change):
First course (choice of one):
  • Soup of the day
  • Your choice from the cold buffet (including seafood, poached salmon, asparagus, terrines, quiches and salad)
Main course (two of the following dishes are available daily); choice of one):

  • Roast beef
  • Roast leg of lamb
  • Roast breast of Norfolk turkey
  • Roast gammon (smoked or non-smoked)
Main courses are served with a choice of one of the following; selection of vegetables, roast potatoes, new potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and red wine jus (sauce)


  • Pear and macadamia nut crumble
  • Strawberry trifle
  • Passion fruit Eton Mess
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Cheese board of English cheddar, Somerset brie, Cropwell stilton, pear and ginger chutney, celery and biscuits
  • Assorted ice cream or sorbet
Vegetarians will be catered for upon arrival at the restaurant.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great show for kids. Would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fantastic, can't miss it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I find this production very creative and entertaining with good singing and interesting choreography. It has surpassed the movie of the same name and gone beyond my expectation..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great show and no hassles at all picking up the tickets at the venue before the show. Would recommend this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Althogh we had to change the date , from the original booking
which you did , with no problem.
The tickets were waiting for us at the box office .
My party of 7 adults all had very good view of the stage area
from our seats in the stalls .
A good night was had by all
thanks again for youe excellent service .

A good night was had by all
thanks once again for your excellent service
The seats in the stalls , my party of 7 all had an excellent view of the stage

A good evening was had by all , thanks once again for your excellent service .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Awesome show! The best so far !!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Loved it !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

FABULOUS Show! Seats were in Row "S" which is further back than I would prefer but still glad we went.

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Absolutely loved this musical! I have been to at least 10-15 musicals in London, and this was definitely on of my favourites! The cast did an amazing job and the props and the decoration of the stage was really impressive. Definitely recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

What an exciting musical! Great representation of an all-times best children story. The cast was wonderful. The lead boy was fantastic and fully immersed in his role, making you forget he was representing a role. The grandparents were cheeky and adorable; Willy Wonka, colourful and eccentric; and the Oompa Loompas, simply fabulous! The costumes were well designed and fit for each scene, complemented by an exciting and clever staging which enhanced every aspect of the story. The lyrics, smart and funny, kept kids and adults engaged all night. A magical world represented in magical way, recommended for ages!
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