A complete guide to West End performance times

By | Posted on 16-Jul-2019

A complete guide to West End performance times

Please read here for more information about West End theatres, in line with communication from the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre.

You’ve bought your West End theatre tickets. You’re getting ready to see the show. But, you’ve forgotten what time the show starts. Check out our handy guide with the West End performance times for productions currently running in London. The shows are listed by theatres in alphabetical order so we’ve got you covered from the Adelphi to the Wyndham’s.

West End performance times

How long does a West End show run for?

The running time of a West End show is typically between 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the production itself. If you want to see the estimated running time for a show you’re seeing, find out here.

What time do West End shows start?

Most West End shows typically have eight performances a week, with six evening performances and two afternoon performances. Afternoon shows will typically start at 2:30 pm or 3:00 pm, with an evening show usually commencing at 7:30 pm or 7:45 pm. We’ve put a guide together of the performance start times for every West End show, but you’ll still want to check beforehand so you’re there to see the curtain rise.




ShowTheatrePerformance TimesTickets
Back to the FutureAdelphi Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Back to the Future Tickets
Tina the MusicalAldwych Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Tina the Musical Tickets
Everybody’s Talking About JamieApollo Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Tickets
WickedApollo Victoria Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Wicked Tickets
Six the MusicalArts Theatre4:00pm (Matinee)/8:00pm, 8:30pm (Evening)Six the Musical Tickets
Matilda the MusicalCambridge Theatre2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm (Matinee)/7:00pm,7:30pm (Evening)Matilda the Musical Tickets
The Prince of EgyptDominion Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)The Prince of Egypt Tickets
The Play That Goes WrongDuchess Theatre2:30pm, 3:00pm (Matinee)/7:00pm,7:30pm (Evening)The Play That Goes Wrong Tickets
The Woman in BlackFortune Theatre3:00pm, 4:00pm (Matinee)/8:00pm (Evening)The Woman in Black Tickets
The Drifter’s GirlGarrick Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)The Drifter’s Girl Tickets
CinderellaGillian Lynne Theatre3:00pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Cinderella Tickets
The Phantom of the OperaHer Majesty’s Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)The Phantom of the Opera Tickets
HairsprayLondon Coliseum3:00pm/4:00pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Hairspray Tickets
The Lion KingLyceum Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)The Lion King Tickets
DEAR EVAN HANSENNoel Coward Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tickets
Mamma Mia!Novello Theatre3:00pm (Matinee)/7:45pm (Evening)Mamma Mia! Tickets
Come From AwayPhoenix Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Come From Away Tickets
Pretty Woman: The MusicalPiccadilly Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Pretty Woman: The Musical Tickets
GoodPlayhouse Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Good Tickets
Mary PoppinsPrince Edward Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Mary Poppins Tickets
The Book of MormonPrince of Wales Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)The Book of Mormon Tickets
& JulietShaftesbury Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)& Juliet Tickets
Les MiserablesSondheim Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Les Miserables Tickets
The MousetrapSt Martin’s Theatre3:00pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)The Mousetrap Tickets
Only Fools and Horses The MusicalTheatre Royal Haymarket2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Only Fools and Horses The Musical Tickets
Magic Goes WrongVaudeville Theatre2:00pm/2:30pm(Matinee)/7:00pm/7:30pm (Evening)Magic Goes Wrong Tickets
HamiltonVictoria Palace Theatre2:30pm (Matinee)/7:30pm (Evening)Hamilton Tickets