London Plays - Play Tickets
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
Life of Pi
All new stage adaptation Life of Pi has set sail!
Maureen Lipman at the Park Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.
To Kill A Mockingbird
this smash-hit Broadway production heads is at the West End's Gielgud Theatre!
Emilia Clarke stars in The Seagull
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Narnia comes to the West End's Gillian Lynne Theatre
The dark comedy returns to London's Arts Theatre for a limited run
David Tennant to star in C.P. Taylor's Good!
My Neighbour Totoro
World premiere of the stage adaptation My Neighbour Totoro comes to London
The Glass Menagerie
Amy Adams stars in a new production of The Glass Menagerie at the Duke of York's Theatre
The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black?
Horrible Histories – Terrible Tudors
History with the nasty bits left in at the Garrick Theatre!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea in the West End this Summer!
Room On The Broom Live
Room on the Broom flies back into the West End!
Walking With Ghosts
Gabriel Byrne tells his own story in his own words.
David Harbour and Bill Pullman star in this dark and funny new play
A Christmas Carol
Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!
Tom, Dick and Harry
The inspiring true story of WW2's greatest escape comes to London!
A stunning new play about an unlikely hero
Cruise transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
Jonathon Spector's off-Broadway comedy hit comes to London's Old Vic.
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre
Wonderville returns to London in the new Wonderville Club!
Shakespeare's epic tragedy comes to the Globe Theatre this summer
Roll up! Big top thrills and daredevil entertainment await you in London this Christmas!
Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!
Something Rhymes with Purple
Spend an evening with Gyles and Susie. Something Rhymes with Purple live on stage!
This thrilling new play comes to the Park Theatre for a limited premiere
How It Is (Part Two)
How It Is (Part Two) finally comes to the Coronet Theatre
The Lady's not for turning. Or is she? Handbagged returns to London's West End!
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel comes to Manchester's Lowry
Room On The Broom
Room On The Broom Tickets
The Wife of Willesden
Join Clare Perkins as Alvita for a boozy lock-in - a bawdy treat!
Wendy and Peter Pan
Wendy and Peter Pan come to Manchester for Christmas 2022!
Iphigenia in Splott
Sophie Melville stars in Gary Owen's Iphigenia in Splott
Dr Richard Shepherd: Unnatural Causes
Leading forensic scientist Dr Richard Shepherd comes to Duchess Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest
See Oscar Wilde's most popular work!
The Smartest Giant in Town
The Smartest Giant in Town Tickets
The Two Popes
Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson star in The Two Popes
A Single Man
Christopher Isherwood's novel comes to the stage.
Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me
See Amy Trigg's Reasons You Should(n’t) Love Me at the Kiln Theatre
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
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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.