London theatre: the best musicals and plays to book now

Top theatre shows in London include Hamilton, Guys & Dolls, Tina, and Back to the Future The Musical
The top theatres shows in London

London has a world-leading theatre scene, offering everything from plays, musicals and comedy to immersive and family-friendly entertainment. In the West End, and beyond, you’ll find both beloved long-running shows and cutting-edge new work, featuring A-list actors alongside rising stars.

If you’re trying to decide which are the best theatre shows in London to start with in 2024, our expert Telegraph critics can help you choose with their incisive reviews. All the latest articles are at Telegraph Theatre. Plus we’ve rounded up the best family shows and the best shows for half term.

You can also find discounted tickets on Telegraph Tickets for all of the capital’s best plays and musicals, such as Hamilton, Les Miserables, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and The Book of Mormon.

Check out our top picks of London theatre shows below and get booking.


The best London shows, at a glance

Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre
Guys & Dolls at the Bridge Theatre - Manuel Harlan

Machinal, Old Vic ★★★★

In a nutshell: “It remains one of the most haunting photos of all time: Ruth Snyder in the electric chair, as punishment for her husband’s murder... Rosie Sheehy astonishes in this neglected 1920s classic.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 1

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For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, Garrick Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “A feelgood show that plumbs the depths,and a choral cry to be heard that leaves you inspired not browbeaten... A landmark moment in West End theatre.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 1

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Nye, National Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Rufus Norris and his creative team attain a pulse-quickening theatricality, the ensemble as tightly drilled as an A&E team... Michael Sheen is in his element here too.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 1

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Wyndham’s Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Brian Cox’s return to stage is a slow-burn marvel... As a domineering, intemperate patriarch who has tightly controlled the purse-strings, the parallels with Succession are plain.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 8

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Twelfth Night, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ★★★

In a nutshell: “It’s Richard Cant’s astonishing Malvolio – a bony withered nerd in buttoned-up tweed – who steals the show. The scene in which he convinces himself Olivia is in love with him is gorgeous pure slapstick.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 8

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The Hills of California, Harold Pinter Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “How do we face the loss of someone very close to us, who has damaged us?...It’s smart, ambitious fare, no question, the cast serve it with aplomb, and the final half-hour works like a dream.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 15

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Player Kings, Noel Coward Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “An unmistakable aura of elegy and mortality hangs over Ian McKellen’s delightful and affecting turn as old Jack Falstaff, who, with his shaggy beard and wispy white hair, inevitably recalls Gandalf.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jun 22

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Bluets, Royal Court

In a nutshell: Ben Whishaw, Emma D’Arcy and Kayla Meikle star in Margaret Perry’s adaptation of Maggie Nelson’s electrifying book about the agony of heartbreak. Katie Mitchell directs.

Booking until: Jun 29

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Passing Strange, Young Vic

In a nutshell: Giles Terera (Olivier Award winner for Hamilton) leads a new production of this Tony-winning show about a musician on an electrifying punk-rock and protest journey through 1980s LA and Europe.

Booking until: Jul 6

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Babies, The Other Palace

In a nutshell: Nine students are tasked with keeping a fake baby alive for a week, after a rise in teen pregnancies, in Jack Godfrey and Martha Geelan’s new(born) rock-pop musical.

Booking: May 31-Jul 14

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Spirited Away, London Coliseum ★★★

In a nutshell: “Whether it’s the spider-armed boilerman, outsized baby, wealth-fixated witch Yubaba or the mysterious, mournful No-Face: all these figures and more are finely and surreally done.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jul 20

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The Secret Garden, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

In a nutshell: Holly Robinson and Anna Himali Howard supply a new stage adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s unforgettable tale about loss, family and the healing power of nature – an ideal fit for this verdant venue.

Booking: Jun 15-Jul 20

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The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “This wild, thrilling, go-for-broke, genuinely hilarious musical comedy remains one of the funniest shows in the West End... I’m a believer!” Read the full review

Booking until: Jul 25

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Boys from the Blackstuff, Garrick Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Barry Sloane’s Yosser carries the same resounding pathos that Bernard Hill’s did 41 years ago... James Graham’s script captures the bleak humour of Alan Bleasdale’s legendary series.” Read the full review

Booking: Jun 13-Aug 3

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge, Gillian Lynne Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “The West End transfer of this musical about a Sheffield estate offers rare emotional and intellectual ambition – and deserves to be a huge hit.” Read the full review

Booking until: Aug 3

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Romeo and Juliet, Duke of York’s Theatre

In a nutshell: Tom Holland, aka Marvel’s Spider-Man, swaps web-slinging for Shakespeare in Jamie Lloyd’s new West End production. Holland was last seen on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot The Musical.

Booking until: Aug 3

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People, Places & Things, Trafalgar Theatre

In a nutshell: Denise Gough reprises her blistering, Olivier-winning role as actress and addict Emma in Duncan Macmillan’s remarkable play about truth and recovery, directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Booking until: Aug 10

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The Constituent, Old Vic

In a nutshell: James Corden makes his return to the British stage, co-starring with Anna Maxwell Martin in Joe Penhall’s buzzy new political drama. Matthew Warchus directs.

Booking: June 13-Aug 10

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Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe ★★★

In a nutshell: “Sean Holmes’s production whisks us away to the blisteringly hot climes of Renaissance Italy, with beautifully-styled orange trees and crates full of fruit populating the stage to create a sun-soaked, golden hue.” Read the full review

Booking until: Aug 24

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Fangirls, Lyric Hammersmith

In a nutshell: This Australian pop musical phenomenon hits the UK, telling the story of a teenage girl’s love for a boyband – plus friendships, coming of age, and a fantastic night out.

Booking: Jul 13-Aug 24

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A Chorus Line, Sadler’s Wells

In a nutshell: God I hope I get it! The thrilling backstage musical about a group of disparate performers auditioning for a Broadway show is back in town, and, with its incredible dance routines, it’s still one singular sensation.

Booking: Jul 31-Aug 25

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Two Strangers (carry a cake across New York), Criterion Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “With its transatlantic romcom premise, this new musical has definite shades of Richard Curtis... Sam Tutty and Dujonna Gift have beautifully complementary voices, just like their opposites-attract characters.” Read the full review

Booking until: Aug 31

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Sister Act, Dominion Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Beverley Knight is back in the habit and leading this cast with religious fervour... Her dynamite vocals, lung-busting, soul-stirring and shimmering with riffs, really do make you believe in a higher power.” Read the full review

Booking until: Aug 31

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Frozen the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “It’s pure West End spectacle, exactly what you want for a production likely to be many kids’ first experience of theatre, and told with a blazing passion that is surprisingly affecting.” Read the full review

Booking until: Sept 8

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Kathy and Stella Solve A Murder!, Ambassadors Theatre

In a nutshell: Best mates Kathy and Stella’s Hull-based true-crime podcast is a flop – until their favourite author is murdered nearby. Jon Brittain and Matthew Floyd Jones’s witty satire is a murderously good study of friendship.

Booking: May 25-Sept 14

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The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre

In a nutshell: The longest-running play in the world, Agatha Christie’s fiendish murder mystery has been bamboozling audiences since 1952. Can you match wits with the Queen of Crime and figure out whodunit?

Booking until: Sept 14

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Next to Normal, Wyndham’s Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “A tale of a mother grappling with bipolar disorder may be an unusual premise for a rock musical, but Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s show proves an unstoppable force... Moving and gut-wrenching.” Read the full review

Booking: Jun 8-Sept 21

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Slave Play, Noel Coward Theatre

In a nutshell: There has already been controversy over Jeremy O Harris’s play thanks to its planned Black Out Nights, but the work itself is plenty provocative. Fisayo Akinade, Kit Harington, Aaron Heffernan and Olivia Washington star.

Booking: Jun 29-Sept 21

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Fiddler on the Roof, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

In a nutshell: Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein’s classic musical about a Jewish patriarch whose daughters challenge his adherence to tradition is the big summer show in the park, directed by Jordan Fein.

Booking: Jul 27-Sept 21

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Fawlty Towers, Apollo Theatre

In a nutshell: John Cleese is adapting three classic episodes of his peerless sitcom into a West End play. The cast is led by Adam Jackson-Smith, Anna-Jane Casey, Hemi Yeroham, Victoria Fox and Paul Nicholas.

Booking until: Sept 28

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Cabaret, Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “An absolute knockout... With its combination of all-encompassing decadent beauty and thunderous moral force, there’s simply nothing else in town quite like it.” Read the full review

Booking until: Sept 28

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Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Not just a whodunit, but a wheredunit... Agatha Christie’s bravura twisty plotting is still second to none. Combined with the inspired use of an historic location, it’s criminally entertaining.” Read the full review

Booking until: Sept 29

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The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Watching the show alongside my rapt children, I was struck by how much it succeeds in speaking to the heart rather than the head... A deeply felt celebration of life.” Read the full review

Booking until: Oct 19

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “The tireless company romps through Sonya Tayeh’s adrenaline and libido-fuelled choreography... This is beguilingly transporting, all-enveloping theatre.” Read the full review

Booking until: Oct 26

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Mean Girls, Savoy Theatre

In a nutshell: The Broadway musical version of Tina Fey’s peerless high-school film comedy (which featured Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Amy Poehler) hits the West End.

Booking: Jun 5-Oct 27

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A Raisin in the Sun, Lyric Hammersmith

In a nutshell: Tinuke Craig revives Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking work (the first play by a black woman on Broadway) about an African-American family battling inequality, and sometimes each other, in South Chicago.

Booking: Oct 8-Nov 2

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Giant, Royal Court

In a nutshell: John Lithgow stars as Roald Dahl in this incendiary new play by Mark Rosenblatt about the famous author facing an outcry because of an antisemitic article. Nicholas Hytner directs.

Booking: Sept 20-Nov 16

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Operation Mincemeat, Fortune Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “What this inspired musical about the 1943 wartime deception has in winning spades is a Pythonesque delight in irreverence that doesn’t short-change the intellect.” Read the full review

Booking until: Nov 16

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ABBA Voyage, ABBA Arena ★★★★

In a nutshell: “A wide-ranging audience of all ages is unified in giving a heartfelt thank you for the music. Surrender to this pop-tastic retrofuturism and you’ll have the time of your life.” Read the full review

Booking until: Nov 25

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The Forsyte Saga, Park Theatre

In a nutshell: John Galsworthy’s epic comes to the stage in this new two-part adaptation by Shaun McKenna and Lin Coghlan. Going from the Victorian era to the Roaring Twenties, it’s a towering drama of love, sex, power and family secrets.

Booking until: Dec 7

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MJ The Musical, Prince Edward Theatre ★★★

In a nutshell: “Goodness can Myles Frost dance, capturing precisely Michael Jackson’s sublime, peculiarly agitated grace, his limbs seemingly made from tensile liquid as he thrusts and coils, shimmers and spins.” Read the full review

Booking until: Dec 7

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Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Phoenix Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “Netflix gives the West End its event of the year... The jaw-dropping coups range from the infernal, supernatural engulfing of a hulking US battle-ship to acts of levitation.” Read the full review

Booking until: Dec 15

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Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Joe Mantello’s production has satisfyingly old-school bombast: instead of screens, its impact comes from the detailed, fabulously over-the-top steampunk design. The orchestra is the biggest in the West End – and it shows.” Read the full review

Booking until: Dec 15

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Dr Strangelove, Noel Coward Theatre

In a nutshell: Steve Coogan leads this new theatrical adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s jet-black comic masterpiece about a rogue general triggering a nuclear crisis, brought to the stage by Armando Iannucci and Sean Foley.

Booking: Oct 8-Dec 21

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Back to the Future: The Musical, Adelphi Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “Thanks to video and illusionist wizardry, the steam-spouting DeLorean skids into view from nowhere and takes off over the stalls, achieving a kind of 3D Hollywood magic... A feelgood triumph.” Read the full review

Booking until: Dec 22

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Hadestown, Lyric Theatre ★★★

In a nutshell: “The show is imbued with a passionate sense that here is a tale worth hearing and that something happens in the act of shared story-telling that’s akin to Orpheus’ fabled way with a lyre: everyone in earshot gets spellbound.” Read the full review

Booking until: Dec 22

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Oedipus, Wyndham’s Theatre

In a nutshell: Robert Icke, who previously gave us a remarkable Oresteia, brings his explosive contemporary take on Sophocles’s great tragedy to the West End. Mark Strong stars as Oedipus and Lesley Manville plays Jocasta.

Booking: Oct 4-Jan 4, 2025

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Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre ★★★★★ 

In a nutshell: “Nicholas Hytner’s box of tricks, the Bridge, unleashes the show all around you if you’re one of the 380 punters standing in the thick of it... It’s an extravaganza that explodes every which way.” Read the full review

Booking until: Jan 4 2025

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Magic Mike Live, Hippodrome Casino

In a nutshell: “‘I wanted to create a space where men really listened to women,’ says creator Channing Tatum. What emerges is undoubtedly entertaining and one of the best fun nights London has to offer.” Read the full article

Booking until: Jan 5, 2025

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Why Am I So Single?, Garrick Theatre

In a nutshell: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, co-creators of the world-conquering Six, bring us a meta-musical about two musical theatre writers, who spill the details of their love lives.

Booking until: Aug 27-Feb 13 2025

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ambassadors Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “F Scott Fitzgerald’s mind-blowing conceit gets a marvellous makeover... The ensemble of five ply a variety of instruments, dart between characters, synchronise movements and wield puppets fashioned from washed-up flotsam.” Read the full review

Booking until: Oct 10-Feb 15 2025

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Mrs Doubtfire, Shaftesbury Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Never doubt I love Mrs Doubtfire, the feelgood but not fluffy-minded musical that has pitched up at the newly made-over Shaftesbury Theatre... A sure-fire hit, my dears.” Read the full review

Booking until: Feb 16 2025

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre ★★★★★ 

In a nutshell: “British theatre hasn’t known anything like it for decades and I haven’t seen anything directly comparable in all my reviewing days... It raises the benchmark for family entertainment.” Read the full review

Booking until: Mar 2, 2025

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Les Miserables, Sondheim Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “In its density and epic ambition, its mixture of high-powered ideas and gut-wrenching emotions, it’s a show that feels lastingly revolutionary.” Read the full review

Booking until: Mar 29, 2025

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The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “It’s the slew of coups de théâtre, the no-nonsense pacing and the gorgeous spectacles that make this tale of a disfigured man of musical genius lurking beneath the Paris Opera House so effective.” Read the full review

Booking until: Mar 29, 2025

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Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “Lin-Manuel Miranda’s construction is just a marvel – one of the artistic wonders of the world... History is made to feel risky, uncertain and fresh: young people fumbling their way towards freedom.” Read the full review

Booking until: Mar 29, 2025

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Mamma Mia!, Novello Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Phyllida Lloyd’s slick production is still a tremendous crowd-pleaser... Buoyed by Abba’s enduring brilliance, it’s a welcome shot of pure sunshine.” Read the full review

Booking until: Mar 29 2025

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Six, Vaudeville Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “This infectiously fun production is packed with witty touches... A heart-warming, air-punching finale has everyone up on their feet. I expect these queens to rule the West End for years to come.” Read the full review

Booking until: May 4 2025

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The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre ★★★★

In a nutshell: “Seldom has disaster delivered so many belly laughs... This spoof am-dram staging of an Agatha Christie whodunit is the perfect recipe for absurd slapstick.” Read the full review

Booking until: May 4, 2025

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Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre ★★★★★

In a nutshell: “Matthew Warchus’s thrilling, warm-hearted production, exuberantly designed by Rob Howell and with pin-sharp choreography by Peter Darling, constantly combines comedy with a sense of wonder.” Read the full review

Age recommendation: 6+

Booking until: May 25, 2025

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre ★★★★★ 

In a nutshell: “An Anglo-American triumph. It combines the aesthetic finesse of British director Phyllida Lloyd with the political instincts of Memphis-born, Olivier-nominated playwright Katori Hall.” Read the full review

Booking until: May 31, 2025

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The Devil Wears Prada, Dominion Theatre

In a nutshell: The fabulously fashionable fable, a thinly veiled takedown of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, has become a stage musical with songs by Elton John. Vanessa Williams stars.

Booking: Oct 24-May 31, 2025

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Frequently asked questions

How do I find what’s on in the West End?

London has a fantastic mix of long-running shows, like Wicked, Matilda and The Play That Goes Wrong, and new productions. We will be constantly updating this page with top picks for the best London musicals and plays from our critics, so keep checking back to see all of the latest reviews and recommendations of upcoming theatre shows.

You can also find a range of reviews, interviews and preview features at Telegraph Theatre.

How much is the average West End ticket?

West End ticket prices vary depending on the seating and the venue. You can usually find some cheap ticket for London shows from around £20, up to £60 for seats closer to the stage, and then some premium pricing of £100 or more for the very best seats in the house. However, there are also great West End discounts to be found – check out Telegraph Tickets for all the current London ticket deals.

What are the newest West End shows?

Some of the latest additions to London’s West End include the acclaimed stage adaptation of A Little Life, starring James Norton; British wartime musical Operation Mincemeat; and the glorious toe-tapping musical Crazy For You. Book tickets for all the best new shows now.

Can I change the date/time of my theatre show ticket?

Many theatres have a policy whereby once you’ve booked a ticket, you cannot cancel it or change it to another date. However, it does vary: some venues are able to be more flexible about this, especially if it’s a sold-out show. Check the terms and conditions on the website where you booked, or call the box office.

What is the best way to travel to the theatre?

If you’re seeing a show in the West End, the easiest way to get to the theatre is usually by public transport. Traffic tends to get very busy in the centre of London, especially around rush hour. There are numerous Tube stations close to West End theatres, such as Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Tottenham Court Road, servicing Tube lines like the Central, Piccadilly, Northern and Jubilee. Visit the TfL website to plan your route. You can also try buses (although they’re slower moving at rush hour), or if the weather is pleasant, walking or cycling.

Can I bring my child to a theatre performance not specifically for children?

Many shows have specific age recommendations and won’t admit younger children – you can find that information in our family theatre guide or on booking websites for productions, like Telegraph Tickets. Those recommendations are made based on the content and any potentially scary, disturbing or mature elements. However, each child is different, so it’s also up to parents to decide whether their child can cope with a particular show. Think about the story, the production elements (like loud noises), and the length – even adults may struggle with longer shows!

Do theatre performances have age ratings?

Yes, they do. Just like films, theatre shows have recommended age ratings – normally suggesting a minimal age for audience members, like 6+, and asking that any children by accompanied by adults. We’ve got age recommendations for all family-friendly shows in our family theatre guide and on the Telegraph Tickets booking site, and you can also find that information on individual theatre websites or by calling the box office.

How do I book theatre tickets for a large group of people?

Lots of theatre websites will offer help and advice for group bookings – some even have dedicated box office phone lines. In fact, it can be a great way to get a good deal on tickets or to book cheap tickets for big shows. Plus it’s fun to do a group outing with lots of friends or family members. Check out all the latest shows that would suit group bookings on Telegraph Tickets.

What items can’t I bring to the theatre?

Nearly all theatres, particularly in the West End, operate bag checks on entry. Security officials will be checking for any dangerous items – so potential weapons or other sharp objects, fireworks or pyrotechnics, or hazardous substances. Most also prohibit you from bringing in drugs or alcohol, and some prefer you not to bring in outside food or drink (other than sealed bottles of water), since they provide both in the theatre. Some venues also ask you not to bring large bags. You can find the latest information on theatre websites.

Can I still watch the performance if I am late?

Generally yes – ushers will tend to wait until an appropriate time in the production, like a scene change, to show you to your seats. If you’re really late, some theatres might ask you to watch the remainder of that first half on a screen just outside the auditorium, and then you can enter after the interval. If you are on time but your companion is running late, you should be able to leave their ticket with the box office.

What is the difference between stalls, grand circle and dress circle seats?

Stalls tickets mean you are seated on the ground level of the theatre, with seats beginning right next to the stage and extending to the back. These tend to be the more expensive tickets, since you’re closest to the action. The dress circle is one level up. Seats here are usually a bit cheaper, but you can still get a great view from the dress circle: it tends to extend over the back half of the stalls, and it’s particularly good for something like a musical with big song-and-dance numbers since you have an aerial view of the whole stage.

The grand circle is another level up, so this is usually where you find the cheap tickets. However, grand circle seats can be a great deal – you might not have the best sightlines, but you still feel like part of the show, and for less. So, if you want the best guaranteed seats, central stalls or near the front of the dress circle is best. But if you’re looking for cheap tickets, grand circle is a good pick.