London Plays - Play Tickets
My Neighbour Totoro
World premiere of the stage adaptation My Neighbour Totoro comes to London
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi has set sail!
A West End staple for 70 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.
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!
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama Witness for the Prosecution is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black?
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman's award-winning novel comes to life on the West End stage!
World premiere of Scandaltown at London's Lyric Hammersmith!
Canned Laughter (Late Show)
Fight food poverty with laughter at the Open Air Theatre
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
The Glass Menagerie
New production of The Glass Menagerie to star Amy Adams at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre
Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors
History with the nasty bits left in at the Garrick Theatre!
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Narnia comes to the West End's Gillian Lynne Theatre
Room On The Broom Live
Room on the Broom flies back into the West End!
Shakespeare's epic tragedy comes to the Globe Theatre this summer
The dark comedy returns to London's Arts Theatre for a limited run
August Wilson's Olivier Award winning play come to the Old Vic
The End of the Night
The world premiere play based on a true story from the end of World War II
Doctor Who Time Fracture
The TARDIS flies into London in 2022 for the new Doctor Who immersive production.
A stunning new play about an unlikely hero
Girl On An Altar
A reimagining of the classic Greek myth
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea in the West End this Summer!
Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!
Emilia Clarke stars in The Seagull
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre
How It Is (Part Two)
How It Is (Part Two) finally comes to the Coronet Theatre
David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in this dark and funny new play
Wendy and Peter Pan
Wendy and Peter Pan come to Manchester for Christmas 2022!
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code stage thriller comes to Manchester's Lowry Lyric Theatre in November 2021!
Derren Brown: Showman
Derren Brown brings Showman to Manchester's Lyric Theatre at The Lowry
The ultimate WHODUNNIT!
the European premiere of this taut psychological thriller.
This thrilling new play comes to the Park Theatre for a limited premiere
Room On The Broom
Room On The Broom Tickets
A Single Man
Christopher Isherwood's novel comes to the stage.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
starring Shobna Gulati, Ian Kelsey and Christina Bianco!
Maureen Lipman at the Park Theatre
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes to Manchester's Lowry
Jodie Comer stars in Prima Facie in 2022.
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
The Still Room
World Premiere of the dark, sexy funny new play The Still Room
Shakespeare’s epic tragedy King Lear is heading to the Globe Theatre this Summer
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!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends live on the London stage this spring!
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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.