Midweek matinees: Which West End shows have afternoon performances?

By | Posted on 04-Mar-2019

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

ShowTheatreMore Information
The MousetrapSt Martin’s TheatreThe Mousetrap Tickets
The Woman in BlackFortune TheatreThe Woman in Black Tickets

Wednesday matinee performances

ShowTheatreMore Information
Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildPalace TheatreHarry Potter and the Cursed Child Tickets
Les MiserablesSondheim TheatreLes Miserables Tickets
DEAR EVAN HANSENNoel Coward TheatreDEAR EVAN HANSEN Tickets
The Book of MormonPrince of Wales TheatreThe Book of Mormon Tickets
WickedApollo Victoria TheatreWicked Tickets
Everybody’s Talking About JamieApollo TheatreEverybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets
The Lion KingLyceum TheatreThe Lion King Tickets
Only Fools and HorsesTheatre Royal HaymarketOnly Fools and Horses – The Musical Tickets
Matilda the MusicalCambridge TheatreMatilda The Musical Tickets
Pretty Woman: The MusicalPiccadilly TheatrePretty Woman: The Musical Tickets
Come From AwayPhoenix TheatreCome From Away Tickets
CinderellaGillian Lynne TheatreCinderella Tickets

Thursday matinee performances

ShowTheatreMore Information
Tina the MusicalAldwych TheatreTina the Musical Tickets
HamiltonVictoria Palace TheatreHamilton Tickets
& JulietShaftesbury Theatre& Juliet Tickets
The Phantom of the OperaHer Majesty’s TheatreThe Phantom of the Opera Tickets
The Prince of EgyptDominion TheatreThe Prince of Egypt Tickets
SixArts TheatreSix Tickets
Mamma Mia!Novello TheatreMamma Mia! Tickets
Mary PoppinsPrince Edward TheatreMary Poppins Tickets
Witness for the ProsecutionLondon County HallWitness 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.