The incredible Mary Poppins the musical returns to London starring Zizi Strallen and Louis Gaunt
Frozen The Musical
Disney's Frozen the Musical is playing at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
Hit musical brings Tina Turner to life on the West End stage in the Tina Turner Musical
Juliet like you've never seen her before at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre.
It's De-Lovely! Anything Goes returns to London's Barbican in summer 2022!
Back in the West End for 14 weeks only... You’ll have the time of your life!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea in the West End this Summer!
Blippi The Musical
Blippi The Musical at the Apollo Theatre
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends live on the London stage this spring!
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby roars into the 20's in style!
The Still Room
World Premiere of the dark, sexy funny new play The Still Room
Waitress comes to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre for 8 performances only
Peppa Pig: Best Day Ever!
Have the Best Day Ever with Peppa Pig this Christmas!
This thrilling new play comes to the Park Theatre for a limited premiere
The Doctor transfers from the Almeida to the Duke of York's Theatre
A matinee show is an afternoon performance. While not every show has an afternoon slot, most do, and you can catch top London matinee shows playing every day.
Look for matinees that suit your schedule. Whether you are free on Monday, Tuesday, or any other afternoon, you can choose what you want to watch from a wide variety of plays, dramas, and musicals. Matinees are great for people with no free time in the evening. The performances usually take place in the early to mid-afternoon. However, times vary from show to show.
Those who prefer to be home before dark can benefit from watching London matinee shows. Often, families with children prefer to catch their favourite shows during the daytime. Since most evening shows end around 10 pm, it also becomes less convenient for people who live outside London. Those travelling into the city also benefit from matinee shows; the convenient times eliminate the need to rush for late-night transport links.
London matinee shows are a great way to combine high-standard theatrical entertainment and quality time with your loved ones. After a matinee, you still have time to visit one of London's many great restaurants, bars, and cafés. You can finish the performance, then treat yourself to a top-notch meal, head to a bar, and still have time to relax at home and prepare for the next day.