When is London Theatre Week 2023? How to get tickets

London Theatre Week aims to attract audiences to the West End  (Ian West / PA Archive)
London Theatre Week aims to attract audiences to the West End (Ian West / PA Archive)

LondonTheatre Week is back for 2023 with a host of West End plays on sale for prices you’d be more used to seeing at the cinema.

The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and 2:22 are all among the performances audiences can enjoy for a discount.

Here is all you need to know about a fantastic week of stage productions or, for the eager among us, jump straight here for tickets.

Disney’s The Lion King on the West End (Johan Persson / Disney / PA)
Disney’s The Lion King on the West End (Johan Persson / Disney / PA)

What is London Theatre Week?

LondonTheatre Week offers more than 70 shows, with some tickets going for as low as £15.

The event was launched five years ago, to attract audiences who may be priced out of ‘Theatreland’.

All tickets are subject to availability and generally apply to select performances during the week.

Back to the Future: The Musical (Sean Ebsworth Barnes)
Back to the Future: The Musical (Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

When is London Theatre Week?

The week began on Monday and will run until Sunday, March 5 - making it a fortnight rather than a week, when you will be able to buy discounted tickets. You can book performances for the weeks ahead - they are not just in Theatre ‘Week’.

Offers are for performances both in the evenings as well as matinées.

How to get cheap theatre tickets?

Our own ES Tickets is your number one place to see the best deals.

Dirty Dancing comes with a 48 per cent saving for some tickets, while Frozen, Back to the Future: The Musical, and Tina: The Tina Turner musical are among the many to enjoy discounts of up to 67 per cent.

All tickets over the fortnight will offer a saving although some are more reduced than others.

Ella Hunt in Closer (Marc Brenner)
Ella Hunt in Closer (Marc Brenner)

What are the pick of the shows?

Some of the highlights are:

2:22: A Ghost Story at Lyric Theatre. Now on its fifth cast and fourth West End theatre, Danny Robins’s supernatural hit gets a shot of pure star wattage with the acting debut of Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge Cheryl in the lead role of Jenny. Read our review here.

Noises Off at Phoenix Theatre. Forty-one years on, Michael Frayn’s peerless farce-within-a-farce is still guaranteed to leave an audience breathless with laughter, even though it has long outlived the sex comedies it set out to spoof in 1982. The full review is here.

Closer at Lyric Hammersmith. A revival of the fresh and frank exploration of attraction, betrayal, and jealousy between a cast of four. The 1997 play inspired a film with Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, and Julia Roberts. See the play review here.

To Kill a Mockingbird (Marc Brenner)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Marc Brenner)

Which shows are on offer at London Theatre Week?

  • The Lion King

  • Dirty Dancing

  • Frozen The Musical

  • Back to the Future: The Musical

  • The Book of Mormon

  • TINA - The Tina Turner Musical

  • To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Matilda the Musical

  • Bonnie and Clyde

  • Wicked

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two

  • Pretty Woman: The Musical

  • Mamma Mia!


  • Les Misérables

  • The Phantom of the Opera

  • 2:22 A Ghost Story

  • Punchdrunk: The Burnt City

  • Ain’t Too Proud

  • Guys & Dolls - Standing & Stage Area and Seated Area

  • Sylvia

  • Newsies

  • Crazy For You

  • & Juliet

  • Grease: The Musical

  • Heathers: The Musical

  • The Mousetrap

  • Jersey Boys

  • Groundhog Day

  • The Great British Bake Off Musical

  • Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

  • Bat Out of Hell

  • Only Fools and Horses: The Musical

  • The Choir of Man

  • Noises Off

  • My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)

  • We Will Rock You

  • The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Witness for the Prosecution

  • George Takai’s Allegiance


  • Annie Get Your Gun in Concert

  • August in England

  • 42nd Street

  • Black Panther in Concert

  • Blackout Songs

  • Blue - English National Opera

  • Brilliant Jerks

  • Carmen in Concert

  • Cinderella in-the-round

  • Cirque Berserk!

  • F**king Men

  • Liza Pulman - The Heart Of It

  • Organ Celebration

  • Peaky Blinders - The Rise

  • Phaedra

  • Retrograde

  • The Rocky Horror Show

  • The SpongeBob Musical

  • Sugar Coat

  • Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs - English National Opera

  • Tambo & Bones

  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist

  • The Dead City - English National Opera

  • The Good Person of Szechwan

  • The Shape of Things

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