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Midweek matinees: Which West End shows have afternoon performances?

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Midweek matinees: Which West End shows have afternoon performances?

Many West End shows having matinee performances during the week, so it’s a great way to break up the working week. If it’s a well-established show or you’re discovering a new production for the first time, an afternoon show is a wonderful way to spend the day and even come out of the theatre when it’s still light outside! There are matinees on most weekdays, but for the biggest selection of midweek matinees, then Wednesdays and Thursdays are your safest bet, as most shows run in the middle of the week before their weekend matinee (which is usually a Saturday). Our guide has the details on what shows have matinee performances on specific days, with links to buy tickets for every production.

Tuesday matinee performances

Show Theatre More Information
The Mousetrap St Martin’s Theatre The Mousetrap Tickets
The Woman in Black Fortune Theatre The Woman in Black Tickets

Les Miserables

Wednesday matinee performances

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Waitress Adelphi Theatre Waitress Tickets
The Book of Mormon Prince of Wales Theatre The Book of Mormon Tickets
Wicked Apollo Victoria Theatre Wicked Tickets
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Apollo Theatre Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets
The Man in the White Suit Wyndham’s Theatre The Man in the White Suit Tickets
Noises Off Garrick Theatre Noises Off Tickets
9 to 5 Savoy Theatre 9 to 5 Tickets
The Lion King Lyceum Theatre The Lion King Tickets
Only Fools and Horses Theatre Royal Haymarket Only Fools and Horses – The Musical Tickets
Matilda the Musical Cambridge Theatre Matilda The Musical Tickets
Death of a Salesman Piccadilly Theatre Death of a Salesman Tickets
Come From Away Phoenix Theatre Come From Away Tickets
Les Miserables – All Star Staged Concert Gielgud Theatre Les Miserables – All Star Staged Concert Tickets

Phantom of the Opera Matinee

Thursday matinee performances

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Fiddler on the Roof Playhouse Theatre Fiddler on the Roof Tickets
Tina the Musical Aldwych Theatre Tina the Musical Tickets
The Phantom of the Opera Her Majesty’s Theatre The Phantom of the Opera Tickets
Six Arts Theatre Six Tickets
Big the Musical Dominion Theatre Big the Musical Tickets
Mamma Mia! Novello Theatre Mamma Mia! Tickets
Mary Poppins Prince Edward Theatre Mary Poppins Tickets
School of Rock Gillian Lynne Theatre School of Rock Tickets
Falsettos The Other Palace Falsettos Tickets
Witness for the Prosecution London County Hall Witness for the Prosecution Tickets

Our wide range of musicals, plays, operas, dances and live music in London means there’s something for everyone to enjoy. With daytime and evening performances available for many productions, feel the thrill of live entertainment at its very best in the West End. Take a read here to find out why matinees are an excellent deal.