London Plays - Play Tickets
To Kill A Mockingbird
this smash-hit Broadway production heads is at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi has set sail!
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Narnia comes to the West End's Gillian Lynne Theatre
David Tennant to star in C.P. Taylor's Good!
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
My Neighbour Totoro
World premiere of the stage adaptation My Neighbour Totoro comes to London
Best of Enemies
The West End transfer of Best of Enemies stars Zachary Quinto and David Harewood
The Lady's not for turning. Or is she? Handbagged returns to London's West End!
The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black?
Jonathon Spector's off-Broadway comedy hit comes to London's Old Vic.
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
Roll up! Big top thrills and daredevil entertainment await you in London this Christmas!
My Son's A Queer, But What Can You Do
Rob Madge brings their award winning show to London!
The Smartest Giant in Town
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A Christmas Carol
Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
The retelling of Virginia Woolf's Orlando at Garrick Theatre
Neil Baldwin's epic biopic production Marvellous comes to the new @sohoplace Theatre.
Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
Iphigenia in Splott
Sophie Melville stars in Gary Owen's Iphigenia in Splott
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Tennessee Williams' rarely performed play comes to London for a limited engagement!
Steven Moffats' dark and murderous comedy The Unfriend comes to the Criterion Theatre!
A stunning new play about an unlikely hero
A Single Man
Christopher Isherwood's novel comes to the stage.
Rona Munro's Mary comes to London for a limited time!
How It Is (Part Two)
How It Is (Part Two) finally comes to the Coronet Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre
Wendy and Peter Pan
Wendy and Peter Pan come to Manchester for Christmas 2022!
Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes
Leading forensic scientist Dr Richard Shepherd comes to Duchess Theatre
Room On The Broom
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes to Manchester's Lowry
The Wife of Willesden
Join Clare Perkins as Alvita for a boozy lock-in - a bawdy treat!
The Importance of Being Earnest
See Oscar Wilde's most popular work!
Based on a true story of the eerie disappearance of 3 men into the night.
This hilarious show returns to the Park Theatre for an extremely limited run
This new play comes to the Park Theatre for an extremely limted run!
Following a sell-out run at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tunnels comes to London!
This heart-wrenching tale comes to London's Park Theatre for a limited run!
Something Rhymes with Purple
Spend an evening with Gyles and Susie. Something Rhymes with Purple live on stage!
Anything With A Pulse
Anything with a Pulse returns to London's Park Theatre for a limited run!
Maureen Lipman at the Park Theatre
Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me
See Amy Trigg's Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me at the Kiln Theatre
The Snail House
Sir Richard Eyre's The Snail House comes to Hampstead Theatre for a limited run!
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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.