London Plays - Play Tickets
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong will, it's all laughter Galore with The Play That Goes Wrong!
The political drama Patriots comes to the Noel Coward Theatre, exploring Berezovsky's life
Book tickets for Great Expectations starring Eddie Izzard (and Eddie Izzard, and Eddie Izzard) at London's Garrick Theatre today!
The Pillowman starring Lily Allen and Steve Pemberton heads to the Duke of York's Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
The Smartest Giant in Town
Get ready for a giant-sized adventure with this adaptation of The Smartest Giant in Town!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Join the revellers this summer in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Globe!
Dickens’ tropes are exaggerated to a hilarious and absurd level in Bleak Expectations!
Bear witness to the greatest untold tragedy of William Shakespeare, the death of his son.
The Smeds and The Smoos
The Smeds and The Smoos Tickets
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
When a young anarchist dies in police custody, the Maniac rains hell on the police force!
In this fable of power and dread, there's a witch hunt beginning - and no one is safe.
My Neighbour Totoro
Enter a world of magic and wonder with My Neighbour Totoro - a perfect enchanted adventure
Discover an unforgettable story of love, passion and sacrifice in Brokeback Mountain.
Maureen Lipman comes to the West End's Ambassadors Theatre in Rose for an extremely limited run.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to London's West End for a limited time only, book now.
A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story
Experience a spine-tingling Christmas with Mark Gatiss' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story!
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Errors at The Globe Theatre is a chaotic tale of misplaced identities!
An insatiable lust for power brings a nation to its knees in Macbeth at The Globe Theatre.
Austentatious, an entirely improvised Jane Austen period parody play. You choose the name.
The Shape of Things
Love takes on a whole new shape in this intense, provocative and gripping production!
School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play
School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls is bringing its own Burn Book to the West End!
Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors
History with the nasty bits left in at the Garrick Theatre!
A Little Life (Savoy Theatre)
A Little Life follows the journey of four friends with one traumatic secret among them.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea in the West End this Summer!
A Little Life (Harold Pinter Theatre)
Witness this brilliant story of navigating trauma based on Hanya Yanagihara's novel!
The Crown Jewels
Forget the Tower of London, The Crown Jewels in the Garrick Theatre is the one to see!
Pygmalion is a timeless tale of transformation, identity and the power of language!
Es and Flo
A timeless love story of two women who fought for each other's love through the decades
I Believe In Unicorns
Surround yourself with the magic of storytelling in this enchanting adaptation.
As You Like It
Celebrate transformation, love and community this summer with Shakespeare's As You Like It
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel comes to life on the West End stage!
Andrew Stein’s gripping thriller delves into the dark side of our tech-obsessed society.
Derren Brown presents Unbelievable
Derren Brown presents Unbelievable - a spellbinding night of masterful magic!
The iconic Sheridan Smith stars as the loveable Liverpudlian lass in Shirley Valentine!
Re-member Me explores the many faces of Hamlet - one of history’s most iconic characters
Biscuits for Breakfast
An unlikely match joins forces to overcome their struggles in Biscuits for Breakfast.
Mlima's death is just the beginning in this devastating tale of corruption.
Laurel and Chaplin - The Feud
Sorry seems to be the hardest word to say, especially if you're a silent movie star.
Enter the enchanting world of Dr Dolittle, with Tethered Wits at The Actors' Church
Based on a jaw-dropping scandal, James Graham's Quiz is the world's greatest quiz show!
The Garden of Words
One rainy day in a Japanese garden, two people cross paths and find comfort in each other.
Penn & Teller
Iconic duo Penn & Teller play the Eventim Apollo in London for a magical 45th Anniversary.
As You Like It - St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Escape to the forest of Arden in this classic chaotic comedy with The Three Inch Fools!
The Interview explores one of history's most controversial interviews - Princess Diana's.
Shooting Hedda Gabler
Reality and fiction clash in this heartfelt adaptation of Henrik Ibsen‘s masterpiece.
A Sherlock Carol
Two classics, one marvellous mystery. A Sherlock Carol returns to the Marylebone Theatre!
August In England
August in England, a play inspired by the Windrush scandal, playing at the Bush Theatre.
The Year of Magical Thinking
Grief is a place none of us know until we reach it, this is Joan's devastating journey.
Song From Far Away
Will Young stars in Song From Far Away - a tale of family, loss and redemption.
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West End Plays
Can't wait to get back to the theatre? Need a little drama in your life? Discover current and upcoming West End plays, browse our special offers, and book tickets for a night to remember.
Plays are a piece of written literature popularly performed in a theatre setting. Although plays are available in written format, what better way to enjoy them than seeing the characters and story brought to life on stage? From magnificent West End plays to small productions in community and regional theatre, schools, and universities, many consider plays of high importance in art, literature, and entertainment. London is home to a multitude of theatres that put on the best possible productions - comedy, tragedy, and everything in between.
West End plays are a fantastic platform to showcase the talent of award-winning directors, producers, and creatives. You can also witness some of the world's leading actors perform live on stage. Whether you're looking for contemporary theatre or want to see a retelling of the Bard's classics, you can't go wrong with London theatre tickets during your stay in the capital.
Different Kinds of Plays
Suppose you've been lucky enough to see any West End plays. In that case, you already know how interesting and compelling they can be and how different people understand them in different ways. There are many types of play to enjoy in the heart of London. Which will you see?
• Tragedy – A play with a tragic ending. Do not expect celebrations at the end; it won't be pretty!
• Comedy – The complete opposite to tragedy, you'll laugh your socks off. Comedy is one of the most common types of play.
• Melodrama – A melodrama is full of strong emotions. You will see the struggle of the hero or heroine and their quest to overcome adversity. Don't worry, though; it usually ends on a happy note!
• Tragicomedy – When you can't choose between a tragedy and a comedy, why not experience both in one performance?
• Domestic drama – Want to connect immediately? Witness stories of everyday life told brilliantly onstage in a domestic drama.
• Symbolic – Although actors perform, this type of play puts all the focus on the idea it wants to share.