Classics

Musical

The Lion King

4.8(10,505)

Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.

From £30

Musical

Grease

4.2(1,530)

The world's favourite musical is back in the West End!

From £18
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Musical

Wicked

4.6(4,954)

Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.

From £24

Musical

Phantom of the Opera

4.7(4,390)

After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.

From £27

Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

4.7(360)

Experience the spellbinding world of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London.

From £16

Musical

Les Miserables

4.8(3,916)

The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!

From £24

Musical

The Snowman

4.5(434)

The Snowman is one of the West End’s most magical Christmas treats.

From £22

Play

The Mousetrap

4.6(1,279)

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?

From £24

Play

Witness for the Prosecution

4.8(2,139)

Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.

From £15

Dance

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Opens 29 November 2022

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty returns to Sadler's Wells for Christmas 2022

From £18
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Dance

Nutcracker

4.6(428)

The Christmas-card perfect Nutcracker offers the ultimate festive experience.

From £18

Play

The Lehman Trilogy

4.7(383)

The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023

From £24
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Dance

Swan Lake

4.8(139)

See the famed English National Ballet production of a timeless ballet classic this winter.

From £18

Play

A Christmas Carol

4.9(400)

Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!

From £15

Musical

A Christmas Carol - Rose Theatre

Dickens’ Christmas classic comes to Kingston's Rose Theatre this festive season!

From £18

Play

Orlando

Opens 25 November 2022

The retelling of Virginia Woolf's Orlando at Garrick Theatre

From £42

Play

The Tempest

4.5(14)

Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!

From £6

Opera

Tosca

4.2(8)

When passion and politics collide, love can prove a fatal weakness...

From £12

Play

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

3.0(1)

Tennessee Williams' rarely performed play comes to London for a limited engagement!

From £20
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Play

The Great Gatsby

4.6(39)

The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!

From £40

Opera

It's A Wonderful Life

Opens 25 November 2022

Your favourite Christmas film comes to life in this new family friendly opera!

From £12

Play

Much Ado About Nothing

4.5(11)

Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre

From £6

Play

The Importance of Being Earnest

4.2(39)

See Oscar Wilde's most popular work!

From £18

Opera

The Rhinegold

Opens 18 February 2023

Wagner's epic opera presented by the ENO

From £12

Opera

Carmen

3.5(54)

Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of Carmen, a must-see opera, returns to the ENO.

From £12

Pantomime

Potted Panto

4.8(9)

Potted Panto makes a highly anticipated return to the The Apollo Theatre in London!

From £24
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Pantomime

Mother Goose

Opens 19 November 2022

The decades old tale of Mother Goose comes to Hackney Theatre London as a pantomime

From £12
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Classic Plays in London

Where do we start? Theatre history is old, almost 2,500 or more years old. Although it is now a form of art, the roots of its origin lie deeper. Theatre emerged from ritual activities and would involve the spectator to march in processions or fast. In his Poetics, Aristotle says that theatre is sacred, but only in terms of the healing it offers through vision and does not require any other sacred involvement. With the rapid development of the societies, such performances became non-ritualistic. They would quickly move on to become an autonomous activity. Today, the theatre has almost completely changed. The evolution has led on to turning unrealistic ideas into reality. Technological advancement has also made several things possible, like seeing a 21st-century rendition of famous classic plays in London.

Classics in the Heart of the Capital

Plays in the city have been an age-old tradition. While every society consists of performative elements, we distinguish plays as a mode of entertainment and a necessary art form. The word "play" as stage performance is often mistaken for dramas. Although there are plenty of similarities in all art forms that artists perform in front of an audience, drama and classic plays in London are different. Drama refers to a composition, usually in the form of prose that tells a story represented by actors portraying the various characters and speaking the composition's dialogues. In the case of a play, you can call it an activity that intends to amuse. Even if it isn't always the case, many plays are designed to entertain young people. However, numerous highly praised classic plays relate to people of all ages and taste.

Are you in the mood for some classic stage plays in London? Head to one of the most well-known theatres in the West End for a grand experience. Plays consist of unique elements that will entertain all your senses.