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London Theatre Breaks

Lots of incredible shows coming very soon! Book a fantastic London Show packaged with a stay in a nearby hotel for the perfect short break, and a money-saving deal to boot!

Holiday Extras is a close partner with all the top hotel chains which means we can bring you the very best deals on a stay right near the theatre!

Choose your show, or have a browse first, and then see which hotels you can package together with your show tickets. We will bundle them together in a simple package deal and give you all the details you will need for your visit. It's quick and easy and we think it's the best way to enjoy your London theatre break!

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All the top London Shows

From 'Back to the Future: the Musical' and 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to 'Sister Act' and 'Wicked', there is something for absolutely everybody in London theatre. You will find all the biggest and best shows here.

We're sure you, your friends and/or your family deserve a break! And the theatre is an experience like no other! These shows offer a truly magical time and turning your London visit into a short break is now a wonderfully affordable option with these package deals.

Wicked - The Musical

Wicked

The witches of Oz star in their own twisted, magical musical.

Back to the Future - The Musical

Back to the Future

Great Scott! Doc Brown and Marty McFly hurtle onto the stage.

Mamma Mia! - The Musical

Mamma Mia!

The story of true love on a Greek Island featuring ABBA's classic hits.

Tina the Tina Turner Musical

The Tina Turner Musical

The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll's inspiring untold story, featuring her greatest hits.

Hairspray the Musical London

Hairspray

Big hair, bigger songs! An uplifting tale of one girl's inspiring dream to dance.

Come From Away Musical

Come From Away

The remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world.

Matilda - The Musical

Matilda

Roald Dahl's glorious, classic novel bursts into life on stage.

The Lion King Theatre Show

The Lion King

The classic Disney tale featuring those Elton John hits!

Pretty Woman - The Musical

Pretty Woman

One of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time.

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this award-winning smash hit comedy.

Mary Poppins Musical

Mary Poppins

Everyone's favourite, "practically perfect" nanny is floating back onto the stage.

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& Juliet

What if Juliet's fateful ending was re-written? That's the premise in this pop-packed, hilarious show.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Experience the West End's most enduring love story. The Phantom awaits...

The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black

Grip your seat for the chilling and tragic tale of Eel Marsh Manor...

Great hotels near the theatre

Holiday Extras have a great choice of hotels all near the theatre, many within walking distance. You can see exactly where the hotel is located in relation to the theatre hosting your show in the package details on our quote page.

Choose from popular hotel names such as Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Travelodge to other nearby gems, all offering comfortable and convenient stays at a great price.

Many more shows...

As more theatres open their doors again, a great many more shows will be announced and you will be able to book here with Holiday Extras as a package break. Don't pay over the odds for your trip to London - save this page and come back to us whenever you have that itch for a show!

Wicked The Musical

Top 10 London Theatre Breaks FAQs


What theatres are there in London?


London has some of the very best theatres in the world to choose from and enjoy on a theatre break. The capital offers some of the finest live performance experiences in the world. London has always had a rich culture of live entertainment, be it in the form of large famous West End theatres producing spectacular musicals or the smaller venues showing intimate dramas, London has it all. Two of the finest repertory theatres in the world are located on the South Bank of the Thames, Shakespeare's Globe and The National Theatre which are home to many of London's must-see shows with a varied programme, including new plays, musicals and Shakespeare adaptations. Other theatres in London include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Adelphi Theatre on the Strand, in the City of Westminster. Showcasing record-breaking productions and hit Broadway musicals, the Adelphi Theatre is currently showing the brand new and exciting Back to the Future Musical.
  • The Aldwych Theatre, a popular West End theatre in the City of Westminster. The doors are now open, following a multi-million-pound refurbishment and are showing 'simply the best' theatre performances, including TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.
  • The Apollo Victoria Theatre on Wilton Road. This West End theatre is WICKED for many reasons, not least because it is the home of this celebrated West End musical phenomenon.
  • The Barbican in the City of London. Comprising a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas and two art galleries, this outstanding theatre offers an exciting international programme of theatre, dance and music, and provides the base of the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden. Renowned as one of the most attractive venues in the West End, this theatre has housed some of the most visually captivating inspirational plays and contemporary musicals.
  • Her Majesty's Theatre is situated on the Haymarket. The current building has hosted spectacular productions, including Shakespeare and other literary adaptations since 1897, but performances have taken place on this site since 1705.
  • The London Coliseum, in the West End is the home of the English National Opera and is one of the largest theatres in London.
  • The Lyceum Theatre located on Wellington Street in the heart of London, is one of the UK's most important and prominent theatres. The Lyceum is home to the much-loved Disney's The Lion King.
  • The Noël Coward Theatre in St. Martin's Lane. This Louis XVI-style Victorian theatre hosts award-winning modern productions to popular Shakesperian classics.
  • The Novello Theatre on Aldwych has played host to several successful productions, including the smash-hit ABBA musical MAMMA Mia!
  • Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is nestled between the trees of Regent's Park. An award-winning open-air theatre offering the delights of Shakespeare, comedy, drama and family theatre.
  • Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
  • Shaftesbury Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The Shaftesbury Theatre is the largest independent theatre in the West End, showcasing high quality large-scale productions for over a century.
  • The Old Vic, an iconic theatre in Waterloo. The first home of the National Theatre, welcoming many of the world's most acclaimed performers from Laurence Oliver and Peter O'Toole to Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.
  • The Young Vic at The Cut in London. Famed for nurturing young and emerging theatre talent, especially directors.

Where can I watch musicals in London?


Musicals can be viewed at multiple venues throughout London. Central London is where most theatres can be found though, tightly grouped around several streets and squares in London's West End. Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue, Oxford Circus and Victoria to name but a few. All of the West End theatres in London can be reached easily by public transport - bus and tube stations are all in walking distance.


What are the best West End shows at the moment?


From uplifting family musicals to award-winning musical scores with sell-out performances, there's many reasons to take in a West End show at the moment. Here's a selection of the top 10 best West End productions to see in 2021:

  1. The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre
  2. TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre
  3. Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre
  4. Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
  5. Back to the Future the Musical at the Adelphi Theatre
  6. Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum
  7. The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
  8. & Juliet the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre
  9. MAMMA MIA! At the Novello Theatre
  10. Wicked the Musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

What's the best London theatre break deal for couples?


At Holiday Extras we're offering great money-saving theatre break deals that are perfect for couples. With our London theatre break packages you can bundle tickets to a spellbinding London show with a convenient hotel stay nearby. All of our 4-star hotels are hand-picked for comfort and convenience and several are just 10 minutes away from the theatre. With the biggest and most successful shows on offer, book the best theatre deals today.


What are the best new theatre shows in London in 2021?


Theatres in London have thrown open their doors to showcase many spectacular productions in 2021. Along with classic favourites there are many new releases to enjoy. From great family-friendly musicals, to award-winning performances and spine-tingling plays. The top 5 brand new shows in London to experience this year are:


What's the best way to travel around London on a theatre break?


One of the easiest and most hassle-free ways of travelling around London during a theatre break is via public transport. All of the theatres in London can be reached easily by bus or using underground tube trains. Bus and tube stations are all within just a 5-minute walking distance of West End theatres. You could also travel from the theatre to your hotel in a taxi, though the cheapest option tends to be public transport.


What are the best London theatre shows in 2022?


There are hundreds of reasons to plan a London city break in 2022. Whether you visit historical landmarks, browse world-famous museums or shop on the UK's most popular high streets, there's never a dull moment in the capital. One of the best reasons to visit London is to experience the excitement of a theatre show. From magical musicals, to intense dramas and edge-of-your-seat thrillers, we've handpicked the best London theatre shows to experience next year. The Top 10 best London theatre shows of 2022 are:

  • The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre
  • WICKED the Musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
  • MAMMA MIA! at the Novello Theatre
  • Dear Evan Hansen at the Noël Coward Theatre
  • The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre
  • Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Savoy Theatre
  • Back to the Future: The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre
  • TINA: The Tina Turner Musical at Aldwych Theatre
  • Sister Act: The Musical at Eventim Apollo

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What's the longest running theatre production in London?


The Mousetrap is the world's longest running London theatre production. Agatha Christie's timeless thriller has been running in the West End since November 1952, so it's been playing for almost an incredible 70 years.


What's the longest running West End musical?


Les Misérables is the longest running musical in the West End, after initially opening in the Barbican Center in October 1985, this world-famous musical has been an enormous success, entertaining theatre-lovers ever since. This is followed closely by the phenomenal Phantom of the Opera, which has been wowing audiences since October 1986.


What is the break in a theatre performance called?


An intermission, is the interval or break during a theatre performance or production which allows time for the audience to visit the theatre bars for refreshments. As well as providing respite for actors and allowing stage hands to reset the stage for the following act.

Breaking the Fourth Wall during a theatre production refers to when a character or actor directly addresses the audience during a performance. This can also be done within a production by referring to the play as a play, or the characters' fictionality and is an established convention of modern realistic theatre.
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