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Top 10 London musicals and shows

Take a look at the best musicals and shows in London's West End right now.

Find your new favourite West End musical, from heartwarming adaptations and award-winning scores, to hilarious musical theatre and must-see London shows. 

Book theatre tickets in advance for the best choice of seats and to make sure you don't miss out on the hottest shows. If musicals aren't your thing, find more London theatre.

London theatres are temporarily closed due to coronavirus, but make sure to book ahead for London's top shows. In the meantime, check out our Virtually London guide for things to do at home, including live streamed shows and pre-recorded musicals.

1. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre

Enjoy songs such as Circle Of Life. Image courtesy of Disney The Lion King.
The award-winning adaptation of Disney's The Lion King features music by Elton John, plus outstanding costumes and wonderful special effects. The Lion King dazzles all ages with evocative rhythms of Africa set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains. Read More
Prices from £36.28 Book now

2. Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz and how one came to be called "good" and the other "wicked". Experience this unforgettable, award-winning London musical and discover the hidden story of Oz.  Read More
Prices from £26.18 Book now

3. The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre

Phantom of the Opera. Image courtesy of Cameron Mackintosh.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's epic musical, The Phantom of the Opera, tells the tale of a shadowy character who attempts to make his protégé the leading lady of the Paris Opera. With a mesmerising score and breathtaking special effects, this long-running show is one of the must-see musicals in London.  Read More

4. Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre
Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget with Mamma Mia!. More than 10 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the ABBA songs that make it one of the ultimate feel-good musicals in London.  Read More
Prices from £18.45 Book now

5. Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Image courtesy of The Corner Shop.

Be wowed by the Royal Shakespeare Company's multi-award-winning production of Matilda The MusicalRoald Dahl's celebrated story bursts into life in this West End musical by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be delighted by the little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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Prices from £24.60 Book now

6. Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre

Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre

See the West End's longest-running musical at the newly-renovated Sondeim Theatre. Set during the French revolution, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and includes the famous songs One Day More, I Dreamed a Dream and On My Own.

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Prices from £33.82

7. Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre

Experience the magic of Mary Poppins as everyone's favourite nanny takes to the West End stage. This uplifting show features all the classic songs from the movie. Join Mary, Bert, Mr and Mrs Banks, and the children as they embark on a series of adventures in London.

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Prices from £18.45

8. The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre

This comedy musical follows the plight of a pair of teenage Mormon missionaries sent to convert a village in a dangerous part of Uganda. The brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  Read More
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9. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre

Discover Tina Turner's life story in this Grammy Award-winning musical. Chart her journey through humble beginnings, tumultuous times, to becoming one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Featuring many of Tina Turner's most famous hits, The Tina Turner Musical is simply the best!

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10. Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre

Current Broadway cast (2018) of Dear Evan Hansen. Credit: Matthew Murphy. Image courtesy of Premier.

See Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen in London, following its Broadway debut. This new show tells the story of a high school student who makes up a friendship with another student in order to fit in. The musical includes song Waving Through A Window, which has also been recorded by Katy Perry.

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Prices from £30.75 Book now