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How to Choose a London Theater Show

By Viator, October 2017

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Attending a show in London’s West End theater district is a quintessential London experience. But with everything from award-winning plays to foot-stomping musicals, it’s hard to choose what to see first. To help you decide, here are our top picks. 

For Families with Kids
Treat the kids to a spectacular performance of Disney’s “The Lion King” at London’s Lyceum Theatre or “Aladdin” at the Prince Edward Theatre, or see your favorite Roald Dahl books brought to life with shows like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda.” 

For a Fun Night with Friends
Sing along to Michael Jackson’s hits during the epic “Thriller Live” show, dance the night away to the music of ABBA with tickets to “Mamma Mia!,” or unleash your inner rock star at Andrew Lloyd Webber's “School of Rock.”

For a Romantic Date Night
Get swept off your feet at the award-winning musical “An American in Paris.” Alternatively, combine one of the West End’s most popular shows—such as “Wicked,” “Annie,” or “Kinky Boots”—with a delicious preshow dinner at a central London restaurant.

For Nonstop Laughs
Need a little comic relief? Check out the hilarious “The Comedy About a Bank Robbery” or “The Play That Goes Wrong.” For something quite different, take part in a “Faulty Towers the Dining Experience,” a unique interactive theater adventure based on the legendary TV show “Fawlty Towers.”

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 217 Reviews

Prepare yourself for two hours of unexpected, fully immersive and highly improvised comedy at Faulty Towers The Dining Experience in London's West End. Set in ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.87
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Phantom of the Opera Theater Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 131 Reviews

The Phantom of The Opera is a haunting musical which traces the tragic love story of a beautiful young opera singer and a composer shamed by his physical ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $78.12
Wicked the Musical Theater Show, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Wicked the Musical Theater Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 244 Reviews

Get your tickets to Wicked the Musical Theater Show at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. It tells the untold story of the legendary witches from Frank L ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $78.12
The Lion King Theater Show, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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The Lion King Theater Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 Reviews

The Academy-award winning Disney film 'The Lion King', is brought to life in spectacular fashion in London's West End! Disney's phenomenally successful 1994 ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $122.15
Les Miserables Theater Show, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Les Miserables Theater Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 131 Reviews

Les Miserables follows the pursuits of Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang and condemned as an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $95.16
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The Mousetrap Theater Show in London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Be part of theater history and nab yourself a ticket to ‘The Mousetrap’ at St Martin’s Theatre in London’s West End. Based on a short story by Agatha Christie, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.22
Thriller Live Theater Show in London, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Thriller Live Theater Show in London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Prepare to be thrilled as you moonwalk through the highlights of Michael Jackson’s four-decade long career with a ticket to ‘Thriller Live’ at the Lyric ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.01
Mamma Mia! Theater Show, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Mamma Mia! Theater Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

In Mamma Mia, the global phenomenon based on the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $78.12
Matilda Theater Show in London, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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Matilda Theater Show in London

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Watch Roald Dahl’s child genius Matilda brought to life on stage with a ticket to the Matilda musical at Cambridge Theatre in London! The popular family ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.32
The Book of Mormon Theater Show in London, London, Theater, Shows & Musicals
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The Book of Mormon Theater Show in London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Nab yourself the hottest ticket in the West End and prepare to laugh your head off at ‘The Book of Mormon.’ From ‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.62

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