The Lion King
Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 22 years.
The world's favourite musical is back in the West End!
Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.
The fully staged production of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre!
Phantom of the Opera
After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a West End staple. Do you know whodunnit?
Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama is presented in a perfect courtroom setting.
The Snowman is one of the West End’s most magical Christmas treats.
The Christmas-card perfect Nutcracker offers the ultimate festive experience.
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty returns to Sadler's Wells for Christmas 2022
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy returns to London in 2023
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!
A Christmas Carol - Rose Theatre
Dickens’ Christmas classic comes to Kingston's Rose Theatre this festive season!
Shakespeare's elemental comedy comes to life this summer!
When passion and politics collide, love can prove a fatal weakness...
See the famed English National Ballet production of a timeless ballet classic this winter.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
Potted Panto makes a highly anticipated return to the The Apollo Theatre in London!
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Tennessee Williams' rarely performed play comes to London for a limited engagement!
The decades old tale of Mother Goose comes to Hackney Theatre London as a pantomime
It's A Wonderful Life
Your favourite Christmas film comes to life in this new family friendly opera!
Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s timeless comedy at the Globe Theatre
Wagner's epic opera presented by the ENO
The Importance of Being Earnest
See Oscar Wilde's most popular work!
Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed production of Carmen, a must-see opera, returns to the ENO.
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.