Check out these unmissable theatre shows coming to London in 2024! Step into a world of awe-inspiring storytelling, sensational performances, and unforgettable magic. From classic masterpieces to groundbreaking new works, this year promises to be a dazzling showcase of London's vibrant theatre scene.

From the moment you take your seat in an iconic London theatre, you will be whisked away into a world of imaginative wonder and artistic brilliance. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the best of London's theatre culture and immerse yourself in unforgettable entertainment. Get ready to be dazzled, moved, and transported by the power of live performance.

Join us as we explore the most anticipated and highly regarded London West End shows 2024 that are set to take the city by storm.

What musicals should I see in London in 2024?

Matilda The Musical

Where: The Cambridge Theatre

When: 1st May-15th December

Experience the magic of Matilda The Musical—an award-winning production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, captivating audiences across 90+ cities worldwide that's known as one of the best theatre shows in London.

Based on Roald Dahl's cherished book, this enchanting show in London's West End has charmed over 4 million people in its decade-long run.

With Dennis Kelly's captivating book and Tim Minchin's original songs, Matilda The Musical follows the tale of a remarkable girl challenging norms with her wit and creativity—a celebration of individuality and the spirit of childhood.

Whether you adore Dahl's stories, love musicals, or seek a fantastic night out, this show is a must-see.

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Standing at the Sky's Edge

When: From 8th February 2024

Where: Gillian Lynne Theatre

Be prepared to be blown away by Best New Musical 2023 Olivier Awards’ Winner, Standing at the Sky’s Edge.

Based on the eponymous book, written as a love letter to Sheffield by author Chris Bush, the show follows three generations over six tumultuous decades, navigating themes of love, loss and survival.

Against the backdrop of a landmark housing estate, the show takes spectators on a heartfelt exploration of the power of community and what it means to call somewhere home.

This multi-award-winning London musical is a must-see for theatre lovers, a production that will leave you with a renewed appreciation for the power of storytelling and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Hello, Dolly!

When: 6th July - 14th September 2024

Where: The London Palladium

Hello, Dolly! is coming to London for a limited summer season, and theatre connoisseurs shouldn’t miss out on seeing the fantastic duo of actor Imelda Staunton and director Dominic Cooke pair up again.

One of the most iconic musicals of all time, the story follows socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi as she endeavours to find a match for grumpy ‘half-a-millionaire’ Horace Vandergelder, and then turns her attention to her own love life.

With a musical score by the legendary Jerry Herman, spectators will be delighted with classics such as ‘Put on Your Sunday Clothes’, ‘Ribbons Down My Back’, ‘Before the Parade Passes By’, ‘Elegance’, ‘It Only Takes a Moment’ and of course, ‘Hello Dolly!’

Don’t miss your limited chance to see this classic Broadway musical this summer as one of the best London shows 2024 has to offer, and book your tickets now!

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The Wizard of Oz

When: Monday 15th August - 8th September 2024

Where: Cambridge Theatre

For a brief four-week stint, following a record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, The Wizard of Oz is returning to the West End this August making it an absolute must-see.

This magical show is fun for all the family and is a top pick of the West End shows 2024 can provide. Join in on Dorothy’s path to the Wizard,  accompanied by the iconic original score from the Oscar-winning film, including ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘We’re Off To See The Wizard’, as well as new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Starring JLS sensation Aston Merrygold as the Tin Man and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing On Ice star The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch of the West, this show will be sure to delight spectators of all ages - book now to be part of the fun before tickets sell out!

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Robin Hood

When: 7th December 2024 - 12 January 2025

Where: The London Palladium

Back for a ninth magnificent season, the beloved London Palladium is returning to the stage to transport audiences to the enchanting Sherwood Forest this December, with a spectacular performance of Robin Hood.

Playing the people’s favourite outlaw will be Palladium panto royalty Julian Clary, alongside national treasure Jane McDonald taking on the role of Maid Marion. Audiences can look forward to the jaw-dropping special effects and rip-roaring comedy we have come to expect from the Palladium Panto crew.

Buy your tickets now to secure the best seats in the house at this Christmas-time staple.

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What shows are coming to the West End in 2025?

My Neighbour Totoro

When: From 8th March 2025 to 2 November 2025

Where: Gillian Lynne Theatre

Audiences next year have the six-time Olivier Awards Winner My Neighbour Totoro to look forward to, showing for an 8-month stint at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.

Described by the Guardian as “dazzling in its magic realism”, and “as if the pages of a graphic novel have come to life”, this production of the celebrated 1988 animated feature film is brought to you by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi, and adapted by Tom Morton-Smith.

The story revolves around two sisters who were uprooted from Tokyo and moved to the countryside by their father after their mother fell ill. While exploring their new surroundings they encounter magical creatures and Totoro, the Protector of the forest. It is a tale of the magical transformative power of childhood imagination.

Since the release of the 1989 film, My Neighbour Totoro has garnered immense success and become a cultural phenomenon. Don’t miss out on the chance to see the incredible stage reproduction, where dreams and reality intertwine - register your interest now to not miss out when VIP packages are released.

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What is the most successful London West End show of all time?

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been running in London since 1952 - that's 72 years. Meanwhile Les Misérables has been running since 1985, a total of 38 years. Third on the list is The Phantom of the Opera, running since 1986.

There's over 15 million visitors to London West End each year - and with amazing shows like the ones mentioned in this article on offer, we can see why.

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