Top 10 Theatre Shows to Book Now

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

From the dazzling lights of London's West End to the charming stages of regional theatres, the UK's theatre landscape is bustling with theatre productions that span genres, eras, and audiences. We've meticulously assembled a collection that promises to whisk you away to the nation's stages. Let's get to it...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

1 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

First up is the most awarded West End play in the history of the Olivier Awards and from the world of J.K. Rowling, it's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Set 19 years after the original book series, the magical adventures that has defined multiple decades of cultural consciousness can once again come alive on stage! Muggles allowed.

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY.

The Lion King

2 The Lion King

The Lion King is a stalwart of theatre quality and a classic for good reason. You no doubt know the Serengeti story (inside out if you are young, or have kids!) but you will absolutely be taken back to an earlier version of yourself if you haven't seen the show before with the dazzling visuals & enchanting performances of a cast that delivers, time and again.

21 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RQ, UK.

Idiots Assemble

3 Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical

For fans of the puppet-derived satirical TV show Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical is no doubt going to be a winner. With Al Murray as a co-writer, this is a wild adventure of a show that is guaranteed to hold nothing back from the upper echelons of society... It's going to be a riot.

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JP.


4 Cabaret

One of the most successful regularly playing musicals ever, Cabaret is an ideal pick for fans of the songs Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr and Maybe This Time. If you can then make sure to book in for their excellent 'Green Bar', a pre-show experience with macaroons, cocktails and more...

Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue London WC2N 5DE.

Moulin Rouge

5 Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Booking until late December, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a must-see if you have not seen the Baz Luhrmann-based show before. Playing at London's Piccadilly Theatre, tickets will be selling quickly for this Paris epic of glitzy grandeur!

Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street London W1D 7DY.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

6 The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Neil Gaiman's fantasy epic has been described as 'a genuine rarity - a show that enthrals all generations' by The Guardian. The Ocean at the End of the Lane takes the form of a mythical adventure defined by friendship. Showing at King's Theatre in Glasgow and from the producers of the wildly loved War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time this is one to see. Ready for a mystery?

King's Theatre, Glasgow.

The Woman in Black

7 The Woman in Black

Coming to The Alexandra, Birmingham in early 2024 from the West End (ending a 33-year run!), Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black is one for audiences that like to dabble in horror. What do the Daily Telegraph have to say? 'A real treat. Entertainment at its very best.'  Do you believe in curses? Protagonist Arthur Kipps to the rescue!

The Alexandra, Birmingham.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow

8 Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Fans of the Netflix show will no doubt be clamouring to get tickets to a new supernatural show Stranger Things: The First Shadow which is debuting in late 2023. Set within the mythology of the show, this new original story is directed by Stephen Daldry  (who produced the Netflix show) so we no doubt are in safe hands.

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London.

Dr Semmelweis

9 Dr Semmelweis

With Mark Rylance starring as the lead in Dr Semmelweis, the story follows Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, one of medicine's most prolific researchers. Haunted by his mistakes, how can Semmelweis argue his case and save lives?

Harold Pinter Theatre, London.


10 Vanya

Those looking for Autumn theatre tickets should pay attention to Vanya. Adapted by Simon Stephen, Andrew Scott will be breathing life into multiple characters as the plot explores themes of hopes, dreams and humanity. What does it mean to be human?

Duke of York's Theatre, London.