Best London Theatre shows to see this Autumn

Whether it’s a box office smash or an award-winning crowd-pleaser, there’s no matching the thrill of a theatre show. And, with exciting shows playing across the capital including at the iconic West End this autumn, there are plenty of reasons to take that long-awaited city staycation.

Here are some of our top London theatre picks for this Autumn and Winter!


Southwark Playhouse – YellowFin, Indecent Proposal

Southwark Playhouse in the heart of south London’s Southwark district is well known for playing host to unique stories celebrating creative newcomers making their theatre debuts. Yellowfin is a play that explores the political and planetary issues of marine trading in a refreshing, comical way. Another play showing at Southwark is Indecent Proposal. Inspired by the Jack Engelhard book which inspired the 1993 film, the play explores the power of money and just what we’re willing to do to get it.

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London Central Elephant and Castle

London Central Southwark

Theatre Royal – Frozen: The Musical

It broke box office records the world over, and children sang its iconic soundtrack on repeat, but now Frozen has swept into London’s West End to tell the heart-melting story of sisters Anna and Elsa. One struggles with her icy powers while the other fights to save her kingdom and her family with the help of a certain snowman, a reindeer and an iceman. Soak up the atmosphere and sing along in this fantastic, family-friendly musical based right in the heart of the West End.

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London Covent Garden

London Central Southwark

The Globe Theatre –  Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Globe Theatre is a staple of London’s iconic landscape and stands as an enduring symbol of Shakespeare’s playwriting legacy. You can take a tour to discover more about the original Globe Theatre of the 16th Century, or go and experience a live ‘theatre in the round’ show for yourself. Throughout the autumn and winter season, there are many classic plays to see including Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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London Central Southwark

London Central Bank

Gillian Lynne Theatre – Cinderella

The famed Disney princess hits the real world in this magical fairytale classic coming to the streets of London. The long-awaited production by Andrew Lloyd Webber will be shown exclusively at Gillian Lynne Theatre as a romantic musical comedy starring many famous broadway actors. Take a day trip around London and end it off by attending a relaxing show of Cinderella this autumn.

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London Covent Garden

London Farringdon

Her Majesty’s Theatre – Phantom of the Opera

If you are a theatre lover, then this classic is one you do not want to miss. Performed in Her Majesty’s Theatre, this timeless play has gone ahead to be one of the highest-grossing musicals of all time. The mesmerising score along with jaw-dropping scenery and special effects combine to bring this tragic love story to life.

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London Covent Garden

London Central Waterloo

Adelphi Theatre – Back to the Future

From Blockbuster to Broadway, this 1985 classic film is taking a ride to the future. This London West End show isn’t the first to originate from Hollywood, but it’s one that you should be excited about. With an original score from the makers of Avengers: Endgame and Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror, you don’t want to miss this incredible performance.

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London Covent Garden

London Central Waterloo

Lyceum Theatre – Lion King

This Disney spectacle is a classic West End must-see. The beautiful visuals paired with the enticing score makes you feel like you’re sitting in the play as a character yourself. Get lost in this quintessentially Broadway play and spend a day revelling in the beauty of the set.

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London Covent Garden

London Central Southwark

Young Vic – Hamlet

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A classic Shakespearian play brought crashing into the modern world is showing this Autumn at the Young Vic. As a long-awaited production, there’s no doubt that the talent working on this masterpiece will live up to the high Shakespearean expectations. Make sure not to miss out on an incredibly unique day out.

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London Central Waterloo

London Central Southwark

Apollo Victoria Theatre – Wicked

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If you love the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you will love this West End spin-off of the well-known Kansas based tale. Already a hugely popular performance in the Apollo Victoria Theatre, there’s no doubt that the theatrics, costumes, settings and score will make for a spectacular family day out.

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London Vauxhall

London Central Waterloo

The Sondheim – Les Miserables

There’s no doubt that when you think of London Theatre, Les Miserables pops into your head. As an absolute classic, this tragic yet beautiful story is one not to be missed. Sit back in your chair and relax as you hear songs from their iconographic score in person.

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London Covent Garden

London Central Euston