London's Current West End Theatre Productions
Shown below is an alphabetical list of London's West End Theatres and their current productions. A Link to each Theatre's History can be found under each one, and you can also purchase Tickets for any of the shows. Tickets booked from here, in affiliation with Box Office Tickets Limited, help to fund the running of this site. Box Office Tickets provide a secure online booking system for theatre tickets and theatre breaks to top west end musicals, plays, opera and ballet. All tickets and theatre breaks can be purchased online using a credit or debit card and are delivered direct to your door or can be picked up at the venue.
Charing Cross Theatre
Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Duke of York's Theatre
Harold Pinter Theatre
Haymarket Theatre Royal
Her Majesty's Theatre
The Lion King
Seeing a musical in the West End makes for an unforgettable experience but when you combine the joys of the capital with the songs and wonderful stories of Disney you are truly in for the time of your life. This is certainly true for The Lion King, which continues to delight audiences at the Lyceum Theatre, where crowds flock to see Simba the Lion embark on a journey that will define him.
Having opened in 1999 it is now up there amongst Londons longest running productions and it is showing no signs of slowing down, so make sure The Lion King is at the top of your list when you arrive in London.
The story is one that will be familiar to anyone who has seen the classic 1994 Disney Animated film of the same name. It chronicles the early years, downfall and redemption of Simba, a lion cub in the Pride Land. Born to King Mufasa he must watch as his father is killed at the hands of his Uncle Scar, forcing him to flee his home in fear that he is himself responsible. As an adult, however, Simba might finally be ready to face Scar once and for all.
The songs will also be familiar. After all, who could forget The Circle Of Life? Then there are other classics like Hakuna Matata and I Just Cant Wait To Be King, to name but a few. They all come together to form the ultimate West End experience as talented performers put on a dazzling display at the Lyceum Theatre, lighting up the stage and appearing in memorable costumes that will leave a lasting impression.
Then again this is the work of the acclaimed Elton John and Tim Rice, two big names in the world of musicals, so we would expect no less than the great work on show. Their efforts have led to worldwide acclaim since it was first seen in the United States and now audiences around the globe have experienced it first hand.
Menier Chocolate Theatre
National Theatre Olivier
National Theatre Lyttleton
New London Theatre
Noel Coward Theatre
Old Vic Theatre
One of the newest additions to the West End, Disneys Aladdin, takes pride of place at the Prince Edward Theatre, where audiences will rejoice in the famous story of the street urchin and his magic lamp.
Aladdin, of course, is derived from the classic book Arabian Nights and was successfully brought to life in the form of Disneys 1992 animated film. Back then audiences couldnt get enough of characters like Aladdin, Genie and Princess Jasmine, and they certainly enjoyed hissing at the evil sorcerer Jafar. As a result it has proven to be a timeless classic.
And with that in mind it is no wonder that a stage version would eventually be brought to the West End. The show has already been seen on Broadway, with the New York version receiving numerous Tony Award nominations (and winning one for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical) and acclaim, so a West End version was inevitable. After all, the West End is the best place to witness the worlds biggest musicals and it is here that it can join other Disney shows like The Lion King and entertain audiences in Theatreland.
Those audiences will be taken to Agrabah, the fictional town at the heart of Aladdin, where the title character must steal to eat. But when he finds a magic lamp his fortunes are changed and the Genie inside allows him to post as a Prince and win the heart of the beautiful Princess Jasmine. However, he must also face the villainous Jafar, who could put all of Agrabah in jeopardy.
Along the way we hear classic musical numbers such as Prince Ali, Arabian Nights and more, making this a truly magical night in the West End and forever proving that this is the best place to experience high profile musicals.
So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for a stand-out show to see in the capital this year or next, then Aladdin must be at the top of your list. Join Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and co. as they tread the boards at the Prince Edward Theatre in Londons West End.
Prince of Wales Theatre
Sadler's Wells Theatre
St. Martin's Theatre
Tafalgar Studios One
Trafalgar Studios Two
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Victoria Apollo Theatre
Victoria Palace Theatre