The best shows to treat your Valentine with in the West End
Fall in love with the magic of live entertainment this Valentine’s Day. Make your February 14th a night to remember with a trip to the West End. With world-class shows on every street corner, don’t miss your chance to step inside a theatrical world full of passion, intensity and romance with your Valentine.
Whether you’re looking to woo someone on a first date or you’re looking to impress this Valentine’s Day, we’ve sorted out the best shows to celebrate the occasion. So, let us strike the cupid bow for you and enjoy an evening of luxury with an unforgettable night out at the theatre.
West End shows perfect for your Valentine
Shows for the first date
Taking someone to the theatre for a first date can seem like a daunting prospect, but it may be the start of a lifetime of memories together. To help you decide, we’ve got a couple of entertaining shows that we think are great choices to impress someone on a first date.
If you’re wanting to impress someone who loves films, we recommend the stage adaptation of School of Rock, currently sending audiences into a frenzy at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. There’s no time for playground games like kiss-chase here though. See Dewey Finn and the kids of Horace Green come together in this musical spectacular in a show where regardless of age, you’ll want to rock out on your air guitar. It’s the perfect show to strum at your heartstrings and show how both of you like to have fun.
School of Rock tickets are available now.
Looking to get your date off on the right note? You’ll want to book your tickets for Thriller Live, a celebration of Michael Jackson that’s been playing in the West End since January 2009. Moonwalk into the Lyric Theatre with your date and take your seats, as you’ll be treated to the King of Pop’s greatest hits including “Human Nature”, “Billie Jean” and “Smooth Criminal”. Watching this upbeat show will have you and your date singing “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” to each other on the way home.
Thriller Live tickets are available now.
Shows that will impress your partner
Wanting to see something special this Valentine’s Day but unsure where to start? If you’re looking to push the boat out, we recommend shows that are running for a limited engagement. We’ve got a couple of shows lined up for you that we think will impress your partner and yourself, as you attend one of the final performances of these productions.
West End shows to add that special touch
Visiting the city as part of a special getaway for Valentine’s Day? If you’re looking to add glamour to your trip or laugh your troubles away, a visit to the West End is sure to add a touch of class. Whether it’s the newest production you’re after or a show that’s been loved by audiences for years, we’ve handpicked the best shows that are guaranteed to please.
Tick off The Book of Mormon on your West End bucket list and take a visit to the Prince of Wales Theatre this Valentine’s Day. Having played a continuous run since 2013, it’s grown to become a beloved staple of West End theatre, following the fictional story of Mormon missionaries as they are sent to Uganda. See Elder Price and Elder Cunningham stumble through their mission, attempting to convert villagers and find themselves along the way. With a hysterical score including “Turn It Off”, “Joseph Smith American Moses” and “Tomorrow is a Latter Day”, The Book of Mormon pushes the boundaries of musical theatre making it a special show to round off your February 14th celebrations.
The Book of Mormon tickets are available now.
For an even greater range of shows to choose from, we’ve put a guide together of shows that ooze romance for a love-filled evening special all year round. To make your night even more special, we’ve selected eight of the best restaurants in and around the West End, so you’ll also be able to dine with your Valentine in style.