Your love for the theatre is about to take centre stage: London Theatre Week is back, bringing with it a whole host of delicious discounts, and catchy musical numbers. Whether you’re hoping to share a much-loved musical with your little one or fancy a sophisticated date night with a new beau, now’s the time to do it.
What is London Theatre Week?
Going to the theatre in London’s West End can be quite the expensive hobby, so back in 2019, London Theatre Week launched to make the experience more accessible, and provide generous discounts. Running twice a year, the scheme is all about celebrating the best of the West End, but for less.
When is London Theatre Week?
Plot twist: London Theatre Week actually runs for two weeks. London Theatre Week 2023 takes place between August 22 and September 4.
What shows are part of the scheme?
If you’ve been searching high and low for cheap tickets to Wicked or discounted Lion King tickets, then you’re in luck. Below are our top picks of theatre shows and musicals to nab tickets to during London Theatre Week 2023.
A Tarantino-inspired musical might not have been the first thing that came to mind when it comes to theatre shows, but it just makes sense. Tarantino Live seeks to make the already theatrical Tarantino Cinematic Universe, well, even more theatrical. You’re set to see a warped version of Tarantino’s classics in a brand new story that pits a cast of five of Tarantino’s fiercest female characters against the Tyranny of Evil Men. So be prepared to see iconic scenes including that dance scene in Pulp Fiction, sword-swinging action from Kill Bill, and a whole lot more from the likes of Jackie Brown, Inglorious Basterds, and Reservoir Dogs to name a few. Just be equally as ready for it to break out into song at the drop of a brightly shining briefcase. Better yet, you can get an early taster as the cast is performing a pop-up in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, June 18 as part of West End Live which runs from 12pm-5pm.
Grab your tickets now to enjoy the gore-ious Tarantino Live in full from £30.45
Disney’s The Lion King; if you’ve not yet seen the iconic theatric performance, then make the most of these London Theatre Week discounts and get booking. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains, this award-winning musical tells the well-known story of Simba, and his journey from wide-eyed cub to King of the Pridelands, with stunning staging, incredible dancers, infectious music and imaginative costumes.
Be the leader of the pack and snap up Disney’s The Lion King tickets from £35.
After watching the films and visiting the Back In Time exhibition, there’s only one thing left for Back To The Future fans to do: see the musical! Based on the classic 1980s film, the hilarious Back To The Future: The Musical will take you back to 1955, along with Marty McFly and his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown, where McFly accidentally changes the course of history…
Don’t leave yourself wishing you’d built your own time machine; nab Back To The Future: The Musical tickets from £25.
Gimme Gimme Gimme tickets for MAMMA MIA! A feel-good evening of singing, dancing and timeless ABBA hits await with this stage production of the worldwide phenomenon. Escape to a Greek island for a few hours with the irresistibly funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads. Why not make a day of it, pair a visit to the theatre with a MAMMA MIA! themed bottomless brunch? There’s one in Waterloo (obviously).
Don’t let the London Theatre Week discounts slip through your fingers; MAMMA MIA! tickets are available from £35.
Wicked, the award-winning backstory to The Wizard of Oz has cast a spell over London in the last 17 years. Over 11 million people have seen the production in London alone, and it has won over 100 major awards nationally and internationally (including three for ‘Best West End Show’). At this West End show, delve into the past of Elphaba, and follow her journey from university friends with Glinda The Good Witch to her infamous persona of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Defy gravity soaring ticket prices by nabbing tickets to Wicked from £25.
From humble beginnings in Tennessee to global fame; now the iconic hits of Tina Turner have taken to the stage in the heart of Covent Garden. Sing your heart out as TINA – The Tina Turner Musical tells the story of one of the best-selling artists of all time, charting the story of the inspiring woman who defied the bounds arounds her age, gender and race at the time.
What’s love got to do with it – we just want those London Theatre week discounts! Snap up tickets to TINA: The Tina Turner Musical from £15.