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Which West End shows have matinee performances in the half term?

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Which West End shows have matinee performances in the half term?

Want to take your children to the West End but looking to avoid London in the evening? Throughout the half term, there will be many afternoon performances of lots of West End shows that are suitable for younger audiences. With plenty of matinee showings during the week, as well as performances on Sundays, you can soak up the magic of the West End without having to disrupt bedtimes. Most shows run in the middle of the week before their weekend matinee (which is usually a Saturday). Find out when West End shows will be playing matinees during the half term and book your tickets now for a fantastic day out in Theatreland.

Buy your tickets today for a wide range of matinee performances.

Matinee performances this half term

Tuesday matinee performances

The Mousetrap – St Martin’s Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof – Playhouse Theatre
The Woman in Black – Fortune Theatre
The Lehman Trilogy – Piccadilly Theatre
The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre

The Lion King

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Wednesday matinee performances

The Book of Mormon – Prince of Wales Theatre
Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Apollo Theatre
Waitress – Adelphi Theatre
9 to 5 – Savoy Theatre

Les Miserables – Queen’s Theatre
Disney’s The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
Matilda the Musical – Cambridge Theatre
Come From Away – Phoenix Theatre

Only Fools and Horses – Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre
The Starry Messenger – Wyndham’s Theatre

Thursday matinee performances

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – Aldwych Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre
Mamma Mia – Novello Theatre
Disney’s Aladdin – Prince Edward Theatre
School of Rock – Gillian Lynne Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof – Playhouse Theatre
Our Town – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Six – Arts Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution – London County Hall
Toast – The Other Palace
The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre

Matilda

Sunday matinee performances

Matilda the Musical – Cambridge Theatre
Disney’s The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
School of Rock – Gillian Lynne Theatre
Rip It Up – Garrick Theatre
Thriller Live! – Lyric Theatre
SixArts Theatre
The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre
The Comedy About a Bank Robbery – Criterion Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution – London County Hall
The Worst Witch – Vaudeville Theatre

Planning on taking your children to the theatre this half term? You’ll want to read our guide on giving your children the best West End experience possible for them and for you too!

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