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West End theatre shows

Here's all you need to know about theatre in London's West End, from our pick of the best shows to ticket info

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London's West End is teeming with plays and musicals, so how do you decide what to see? By using our handy guide, which gives you all the info on the biggest, best and latest theatre shows to hit the West End. 

We've also got interviews with the stars, our critics' choice of the best West End shows and musicals, and advice on how to get cheap tickets. 

Looking for something classical instead? Here's where to find Shakespeare plays in London. Or if you want to go leftfield, check our guide to immersive theatre in London.

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All the West End shows on now

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Cheap West End theatre tickets

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West End theatre interviews

Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I apologise for whatever comes out of my mouth'
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Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I apologise for whatever comes out of my mouth'

The general genius behind the blockbuster rap musical ‘Hamilton’

'It’s terrifying': Stephen Daldry on Trump, 'The Crown' and refugees
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'It’s terrifying': Stephen Daldry on Trump, 'The Crown' and refugees

The director of 'The Crown' talks about bringing back a classic

Dame Judi Dench on retirement, Star Wars rumours and Jeremy Corbyn
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Dame Judi Dench on retirement, Star Wars rumours and Jeremy Corbyn

A chat with one of the greatest actors who has ever lived

Lindsay Lohan interview: ‘It helps with the perception that I'm just a psycho’
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Lindsay Lohan interview: ‘It helps with the perception that I'm just a psycho’

Hollywood wild child Lindsay Lohan has moved to London and is starring on the West End stage. LiLo talks to Time Out about her theatre debut in ‘Speed-the-Plow’ and about being a proper Londoner

'It's defiantly, dick-swingingly difficult': Tom Hollander on his West End debut
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'It's defiantly, dick-swingingly difficult': Tom Hollander on his West End debut

Tom Hollander talks about Tom Stoppard’s hyper-intellectual, multi-genre romp 'Travesties'

Charlie Stemp on his dizzying rise to the top of the theatre world
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Charlie Stemp on his dizzying rise to the top of the theatre world

After 11 auditions, Charlie Stemp finally landed the role of rags-to-riches-to-rags hero Arthur Kipps

Cyndi Lauper on 'Kinky Boots' and winning a Tony
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Cyndi Lauper on 'Kinky Boots' and winning a Tony

The pop icon likes her tea proper, thank you very much

Gemma Arterton interview: ‘I've gone right back to my roots’
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Gemma Arterton interview: ‘I've gone right back to my roots’

Delightfully down-to-earth Hollywood starlet Gemma Arterton talks about being Basildon's Bond Girl and her new role in ‘Made in Dagenham’

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West End theatre venues

Get to grips with London's West End theatres using our handy A-Z

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London's best pre-theatre restaurants

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West End pubs

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Comments

6 comments
Boxoffice T
Boxoffice T

Time out was helpful for me, when I was searching for most popular show in west end. They have mentioned enough information to get an idea what to watch and what to not. 

There are number of other resources are available, where you can check theatre shows, such as Box Office Theatre, London Theatre Tickets, From the box office etc. You can go through all these helpful resource and decide what to watch.

JIM J
JIM J

What a let down. The magazine was a useful tool (and intelligently written) when visiting London. This site beggars description- avenue for advertising and not helpful at all. as Alice Krieger says: there's obviously a need for a decent guide to the coming week.

felipes14919165
felipes14919165

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alan c
alan c

I Agree with Alice.  Time Out, which used to be a great resource, is now totally useless.  What a shame and a waste of space.

alice Krieger
alice Krieger

I have to say that I am so so diappointed with TimeOut. I would buy the minute I arrived in London and then plan museums, films and theatre. even online there is no theatre listing per se and it is impossible to print off a list and decide according to ones dates. I hope someone starts a magazine as Time Out as this option is awful - sorry.

Virginia K
Virginia K

I totally agree with you. It is such a loss. I used to be able to buy it in one place in NY and make plans and buy tickets. The website and the app both provide extremely limited information.