London Plays - Play Tickets
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee's critically-acclaimed coming-of-age classic at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong will, it's all laughter Galore with The Play That Goes Wrong!
Best of Enemies
The West End transfer of Best of Enemies stars Zachary Quinto and David Harewood
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi has set sail!
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
Penn & Teller
Iconic duo Penn & Teller play the Eventim Apollo in London for a magical 45th Anniversary.
A Little Life
Witness this brilliant story of navigating trauma based on Hanya Yanagihara's novel!
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
The enchanting lands of Narnia come to the West End's Gillian Lynne Theatre!
A Sherlock Carol
Two classics, one marvellous mystery. A Sherlock Carol comes to Marylebone Theatre!
The retelling of Virginia Woolf's Orlando at Garrick Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023
As You Like It
A joyful adaptation of Shakespeare's As You Like It comes to @sohoplace
The Smartest Giant in Town
The Smartest Giant in Town Tickets
Steven Moffats' dark and murderous comedy The Unfriend comes to the Criterion Theatre!
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
What will be said in Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at the Harold Pinter Theatre?
Felicity Kendal stars in the West End transfer of Noises Off at the Phoenix Theatre!
The Woman In Black
Step into the eerie marshes and moaning winds of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black!
Roll up! Big top thrills and daredevil entertainment await you in London this Christmas!
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style! Immerse yourself into the world of Gatsby!
Peaky Blinders: The Rise
Peaky Blinders: The Rise comes to the Camden Garrison for a night of immersive action!
David Tennant to star in C.P. Taylor's Good!
The political drama Patriots comes to the Noel Coward Theatre, exploring Berezovsky's life
Sophie Okonedo stars in Medea, based on the Greek tragedy, for a limited run @sohoplace
August In England
August in England, a play inspired by the Windrush scandal, playing at the Bush Theatre.
Based on a true story of the eerie disappearance of 3 men into the night.
Age Is A Feeling
Age Is A Feeling comes to Soho Theatre, exploring the beautiful uncertainties of life.
Something Rhymes with Purple
Spend an evening with Gyles and Susie. Something Rhymes with Purple live on stage!
One Woman Show
One Woman Show from Liz Kingsman puts its own brilliant twist on the one-person show genre!
How It Is (Part Two)
How It Is (Part Two) finally comes to the Coronet Theatre
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
Sleepova comes to the Bush Theatre London for a celebration of black women and friendship.
High Performance Live ‘23
Unlock your high happiness in the live staging of High Performance at The London Palladium
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!
Wendy and Peter Pan
Wendy and Peter Pan come to Manchester for Christmas 2022!
Gone Too Far!
Are you proud of where you're from? Gone Too Far explores the complexity of identity.
Room On The Broom
Room On The Broom Tickets
How Not To Drown
How Not To Drown - the true and inspiring story of the survival of Dritan Kastrati.
The Wife of Willesden
Join Clare Perkins as Alvita for a boozy lock-in - a bawdy treat!
On the Ropes
On The Ropes at Park Theatre - Vernan Vanriel's fight for justice in the face of prejudice.
Based on the novel The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan, Sarah comes to the Coronet Theatre.
My Neighbour Totoro
World premiere of the stage adaptation My Neighbour Totoro comes to London
Sons of the Prophet
Watch the family drama and chaos unravel in Sons of the Prophet at The Hampstead Theatre!
Paradise Now! comes to the Bush Theatre this December, a comedy of hope and obsession!
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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.