The best West End shows to see in large groups
Seeing a West End show in a large group can be daunting. Whether it’s school groups or just a bunch of friends, it’s difficult finding a show that everybody will like. Take the fear out of a large West End booking with our list of group-friendly shows, as well as the best ways to book giving you discounts of up to 50%! If you’re looking to make a large group booking but don’t know where to start, our guide has tips for making sure that booking tickets is as easy as possible.
West End shows perfect for groups
You can’t go wrong with The Lion King. Set in the magnificent Serengeti plains, Disney’s multi award-winning musical will redefine your expectations of theatre. The beloved film has been transformed into a spectacular theatrical experience bursting with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting puppetry that will make you feel as if you’re wandering through the Pride Lands. Watch this moving story of Simba, son of King Mufasa, as he grows from wide-eyed cub to King of the Pride Lands, albeit not without an epic power struggle along the way from his uncle Scar. Playing at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999, don’t miss your chance to be a part of West End history with your friends and family at The Lion King.
For a comedy that is on point, take groups to see The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre. This hilarious play begins before the curtain has even been raised, as the audience witness the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society preparing to stage their annual production – which this year happens to be a 1920s murder mystery show. As you’d expect from the title, everything that could possibly go wrong does! As props start to disappear, actors go missing and the set begins to fall down around the cast, mayhem ensues, but the amateur thespians struggle on against all the odds, battling through to make it to their final curtain call. This play has proved to be a massive hit, reducing audiences to tears of joy time and time again. Don’t miss out on this evening of hilarious mishaps! With Mischief Theatre extending their presence throughout the West End, read our complete guide to their shows in Theatreland.
This ultimate feel-good show will have you all up on your feet dancing through the aisles of the Novello Theatre to the sound of the 1970s. Featuring the hit songs of Swedish pop sensation ABBA, such as ‘Super Trouper’ and ‘Dancing Queen,’ this exhilarating smash-hit musical has been seen by over 60 million people around the world, and played in over 40 countries since premiering in London 19 years ago. Set on a Greek island, follow Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known, as she brings her mother face to face with three men from her past. Irresistibly funny, and a night none of you will ever forget – have the time of your life at Mamma Mia!
Adapted from Gaston Leroux’s classic novel of mystery and suspense, The Phantom of the Opera features some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best known music including ‘All I Ask Of You’ and ‘The Music of The Night.’ It tells the unconventional love story of the distorted and deformed Phantom, who lurks in the shadows deep beneath the Paris Opera House. Phantom holds sway over the opera house with his demands becoming more extreme under his obsession for his beautiful protégée, Christine Daaé, the new star of the opera. Will Christine be able to resist her ‘Angel of music’? Combining spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping special effects with some of the most mesmerising music in theatrical history, The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre continues to captivate audiences of all ages.
Mamma Mia! The Party
You’ve seen the musical. You’ve watched the films. Now get ready to have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! The Party, an immersive theatrical and dining experience at The O2 that brings the Greek islands to London. Spend a summer’s evening in paradise with taverna owner Nikos, his wife Kate and their children in an energetic night packed with ABBA’s greatest hits. Book your tickets and sit in the heart of the taverna, or overlook the courtyard and get ready to dance the night away!
Magic Mike Live
Step into the sexiest, steamiest show in town at Magic Mike Live at the London Hippodrome. In an evening of fiery dance routines, gymnastics and the chance to get up and personal with the cast, you’ll wish you could spend every night at Club Domina. It’s a show where showmanship and sensuality become one, so you won’t want to miss out on this show that’s oozing with sex appeal.