Worldwide icon-chevron-right Europe icon-chevron-right United Kingdom icon-chevron-right England icon-chevron-right London icon-chevron-right LGBT theatre in London

LGBT theatre in London

London's best lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans theatre shows

Layton Williams in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'
© Johan Persson Layton Williams in 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'
By Time Out London Theatre |

London's thriving LGBT+ theatre scene means that you can see queer stories live on stage, any day of the week. Okay, there are just a few dedicated LGBT+ performance venues in the city, including gay theatre hubs Above the StagRoyal Vauxhall Tavern and the King's Head.

But we've helped you out by tracking down some of the best LGBT+ shows at theatres across London. Expect everything from genre-smashing queer cabaret to lesbian romance to gay theatre classics to explorations of trans experience. Here's the low-down on the shows that are exploring LGBT+ lives, history and communities, beyond the stereotypes.

New and upcoming LGBT London shows

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
© Johan Persson
Theatre, Drama

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

icon-location-pin Apollo Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury Avenue

This homegrown musical about a teenage drag queen was a tidy hit for the Sheffield Crucible earlier this year. And now it's London's turn to enjoy it as it transfers down to the West End, complete with original star John McCrea. It's a peppy, lovable exploration of what it's like to be an outsider, with songs by Dan Gillespie Sells of pop band The Feeling.

Snap up exclusive discounts in London

Time Out's handpicked deals — hurry, they won't be around for long...