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Matinee shows in London

See a top London show earlier in the day at a matinee performance.
The cast of The Mousetrap are lined up and staring into the camera. with serious faces
The Mousetrap cast. Image courtesy of Adam Spiegel Productions.
  • Most West End shows have afternoon performances.
  • Matinee shows take place two to three times per week.
  • Shows usually start between 2pm and 3pm.

What is a matinee performance?

A matinee is an afternoon performance of a theatre or other show.

Which days and times are West End matinees on?

Most West End shows have matinees two or three times a week. Matinees usually start between 2pm and 3pm, but make sure you check performance times in advance.

Which London theatre shows have matinees?

Most of London’s top musicals and West End theatre shows have matinee performances, including:

Find more London theatre shows and matinee information.

Where can I buy London matinee tickets?

You can purchase matinee tickets in the same way as for evening performances: at the box office, from the TKTS booth and online.