6 of the best West End shows to see in large groups
Taking large groups to a show can be daunting for anyone. 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, guaranteed to please even the toughest critic! 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 to make 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.
The Lion King tickets are available now.
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For a comedy that is on point, take groups to see The Play That Goes Wrong. 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!
The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are available now.
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Nothing compares to seeing the show’s mesmerising visual effects, magnificent costumes and spectacular set design or hearing the powerful hits “Defying Gravity” and “The Wizard and I” performed live. It tells the powerful story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women defying other people’s expectations. The show is guaranteed to leave you spellbound as the audience is transported to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz! It creates a great atmosphere and, with brilliant music alongside an engaging story, everyone in all types of groups will leave the theatre humming the tunes.
Wicked tickets are available now.
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!
Mamma Mia tickets are available now.
Based on the hugely successful 2003 movie. It tells the story of Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star, who in a moment of madness, poses as a substitute teacher in order to earn a few extra bucks. With no interest in academia, he transforms his pupils into a mind-blowing rock band. The show is irresistibly funny whilst having moments of genuine sincerity, packing an emotional punch alongside rollicking guitar riffs. This is combined with the talent of 13 children who form the West End’s first kids rock band, all playing their instruments live on stage – they really can rock! Whether you’re taking school kids or you’re going on an adult adventure to the West End and want to relive your childhood, everyone will be strumming their air guitar when they leave School of Rock.
School of Rock tickets are available now.
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.
The Phantom of the Opera tickets are available now.
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