School of Rock Tickets
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. (The New York Times says, “BE WARNED! There’s a love story in this one.”)
Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! The Daily News cheers, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER “AWAKENS THE EMPOWERING MESSAGE OF ROCK!” and Time Out New York raves, “SCHOOL’s in – FOREVER!”
Age restrictionChildren under 4 will not be admitted.
Running time2hr 30min (inc. interval)
Performance datesBooking until 1 March 2020
ContentRecommended for ages 8 and above.
For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks upon entering the theatre - we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place. Please note that the theatre is unable to accept large items of luggage in their cloakrooms at this time. If you are travelling with such items, storage solutions are available throughout London.
AccessBoth performances on Thursday 20 September are captioned performances.
Venue InformationGillian Lynne Theatre166 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PW
News / Features / Casting
David Fynn returns to the West End’s School of Rock before it closes
David Fynn originated in the lead role of Dewey Finn in the London School of Rock production back in 2016 when it had its UK premiere. He will be returning to the role at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 20 January 2020. The show announced last week that it will close on 1 March 2020, which will see Fynn in the lead for the remainder of its West End run.
14 Jan, 2020 | By Jade Ali
News / Productions
School of Rock to end its West End run in March
It has just been announced today (10 January 2020) that School of Rock will be shutting its doors at the beginning of March. The musical is currently running at the Gillian Lynne Theatre where it opened back in November 2016.
10 Jan, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting
New cast announced for the West End's School of Rock with Noel Sullivan set to star
New cast members have been announced for the School of Rock musical, among which includes Welsh actor and former member of British pop band Hear'Say Noel Sullivan, who is set to replace Craig Gallivan as Dewey Finn this August. The hit West End musical is currently playing to packed houses at London's Gillian Lynne Theatre and is booking until 5 January 2020.
30 Jun, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Reviews / Features
Why School of Rock rocks!
Everyone knows and loves the popular movie ‘School of Rock’, starring Jack Black, but perhaps not everyone has heard of the musical adaptation. For theatre and musical fans, you’ll be inclined to see this production purely on the grounds that it comes from the great Andrew Lloyd Webber. For those not already intrigued by the premise of this great movie adapted into a musical by one of the best… really? Okay, well here are some other reasons why this musical rocks and why you should see it anyway.
6 Nov, 2018 | By Jade Ali
New London Palladium Wall of Fame unveiled
An all-new art installation by Lee Simmons entitled the Wall of Fame was unveiled today (15 October 2018) as part of the renovated façade of the London Palladium in a ceremony led by Andrew Lloyd Webber and honoured guests.
15 Oct, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting
Third-year casting announced for School of Rock
13 Jul, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
New London Theatre officially renamed after choreographer of Cats, Dame Gillian Lynne
The New London Theatre, which housed Cats for 21 years, has been officially renamed after former ballerina and renowned choreographer Gillian Lynne in a ceremony taking place on Friday. The musical’s unprecedented success at the time of its run has been largely credited to Lynne’s spectacular choreography.
25 Jun, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
The New London Theatre to be renamed after world-renowned choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne
English composer and musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber has just announced that the New London Theatre will be changing its name to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in honour of the dancing dame's extraordinary contribution to the arts.
14 Mar, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Reviews / Features
Review: School of Rock at the New London Theatre "the perfect family show"
Almost a year after its West End debut at the New London Theatre, the Horace Green students are still rocking out with enough force, energy and talent to blow the theatre roof off. The combination of the story, based on the hit film, and the original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber creates the foundation of a stellar show, but there is one standout factor that raises School of Rock to the top, and that is the kids.
27 Sep, 2017 | By Lucy Beirne
Features / Interviews
An Interview with Preeya Kalidas from School of Rock at New London Theatre
Well known for her role as Amira Masood in Eastenders as well as West End roles in Bollywood Dreams and Bend It Like Beckham, the stunning Preeya Kalidas is currently starring in School of Rock at the New London Theatre. We caught up with her about her role and her many other talents.
27 Sep, 2017 | By London Theatre Direct