London Plays - Play Tickets
My Neighbour Totoro
World premiere of the stage adaptation My Neighbour Totoro comes to London
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Experience this spellbinding universe like never before at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.
A West End staple for 70 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi has set sail!
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
Mike Bartlett's new play makes its world premiere at London's Old Vic
To Kill A Mockingbird
this smash-hit Broadway production heads is at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!
The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black?
Room On The Broom Live
Room on the Broom flies back into the West End!
The Glass Menagerie
New production of The Glass Menagerie to star Amy Adams at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre
Maureen Lipman at the Park Theatre
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel comes to life on the West End stage!
David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in this dark and funny new play
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre
World premiere of Scandaltown at London's Lyric Hammersmith!
Doctor Who Time Fracture
The TARDIS flies into London in 2022 for the new Doctor Who immersive production.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
Emilia Clarke stars in The Seagull
The End of the Night
The world premiere play based on a true story from the end of World War II
The dark comedy returns to London's Arts Theatre for a limited run
Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!
A Christmas Carol
Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!
This thrilling new play comes to the Park Theatre for a limited premiere
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea in the West End this Summer!
Jonathan Bailey and Joel Harper-Jackson star in Mike Bartlett’s razor sharp play
Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors
History with the nasty bits left in at the Garrick Theatre!
How It Is (Part Two)
How It Is (Part Two) finally comes to the Coronet Theatre
Girl On An Altar
A reimagining of the classic Greek myth
Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear is heading to the Globe Theatre this Summer
The Still Room
World Premiere of the dark, sexy funny new play The Still Room
A Single Man
Christopher Isherwood's novel comes to the stage.
Canned Laughter (Late Show)
Fight food poverty with laughter at the Open Air Theatre
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
A stunning new play about an unlikely hero
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
Sonia Friedman presents the highly anticipated return of Jersualem by Jez Butterworth.
Jodie Comer stars in Prima Facie in 2022.
the European premiere of this taut psychological thriller.
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends live on the London stage this spring!
August Wilson's Olivier Award winning play come to the Old Vic
Shakespeare's epic tragedy comes to the Globe Theatre this summer
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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.