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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

The Mousetrap – St Martin’s Theatre
The Woman in Black – Fortune Theatre

The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof – Playhouse Theatre
The Lehman Trilogy – Piccadilly Theatre

Les Miserables

Wednesday matinee performances

Waitress – Adelphi Theatre
The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre
The Night of the Iguana – Noel Coward Theatre
The Book of Mormon – Prince of Wales Theatre
Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Apollo Theatre
9 to 5 – Savoy Theatre

The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre
Disney’s The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
Only Fools and Horses – The Musical – Theatre Royal Haymarket
Matilda the Musical – Cambridge Theatre
A Very Expensive Poison – Old Vic
Come From Away – Phoenix Theatre


Phantom of the Opera Matinee

Thursday matinee performances

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole – Ambassadors Theatre
Bitter Wheat – Garrick Theatre
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Harold Pinter Theatre
Equus – Trafalgar Studio One
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – Aldwych Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution – London City Hall

The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre
Mamma Mia – Novello Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof – Playhouse Theatre
Mary Poppins – Prince Edward Theatre
Bitter Wheat – Garrick Theatre
On Your Feet – London Coliseum
The Illusionists – Shaftesbury Theatre
Disney’s Aladdin – Prince Edward Theatre
School of Rock – Gillian Lynne Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar – Barbican

 


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.