Performing arts in London ★★★
London theatre, music, and other performance venues
Performing Arts Tours
Learn about the most exciting of industries and its flagship shows on a 2-hour walking tour around the West End. Hear songs performed from some of the greatest works of all time, use this rare opportunity to share your vocal talents.
You can expect your knowledgeable guide to inform you all about the renowned performers of musical theatre, both old and new. Hear more of those we know and love, from Irving Berlin to Andrew Lloyd Webber. As you walk through the West End hear about the composers and performers thoughts about the shows they wrote and performed.
This tour has been carefully tailored to give a balance of entertainment based performance and historical fact. You will gain in-depth insights into London's famous West End theatres. There will be a short break half way round at a family friendly West End pub, for a quick drink (own expense).
This product is the perfect gift for any lover of the West End and a great night out for families. Leave your Cats at home and join us for a Wicked walking tour guaranteed to make anybody Less Miserable!
Factory owner, Charlie Price, is finding it difficult to live up to his father’s expectations and maintain the family business Price and Son. With the future of the factory hanging in the balance the stimulus the shoe factory needs is found when Charlie sparks up an unlikely friendship with Lola, the glamorous high-heeled dancer who needs a new pair of stilettos!
With songs by the Grammy and Tony winner pop sensation Cyndi Lauper and choreography and direction by the twice Tony winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde and Hairspray), it is hardly surprising Kinky Boots has been described as a “Feel-good extravaganza.” This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
This highly energetic musical has a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein.
Kinky Boots is also no stranger to awards, having won six Tony Awards on Broadway, including for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
Make the most of your night at the theater by upgrading your ticket to include a delicious 2-course pre-show dinner at Boulevard Brasserie, a classic French brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden's Opera Quarter. Serving great food since 1991, this grande dame of brasseries is the perfect place to soak up Covent Garden's unique and vibrant atmosphere. Head Chef Eugen Mati and her team look forward to preparing for you classic French brasserie fare as well as dishes that recognise the influences of different countries across the Mediterranean.
Make the most of your night at the theater by upgrading your ticket to include a delicious 2-course pre-show dinner at Boulevard Brasserie, a classic French brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden's Opera Quarter. Serving great food since 1991, this grande dame of brasseries is the perfect place to soak up Covent Garden's unique and vibrant atmosphere. Head Chef Eugen Mati and her team look forward to preparing for you classic French brasserie fare as well as dishes that recognize the influences of different countries across the Mediterranean.
- Soup of the day
- Potted smoked salmon rillettess with horseradish, cream cheese and Melba toast
- Duck liver parfait (£2 supplement) with port jelly, grilled fig and toast
- Baby spinach, barrel aged feta, cherry tomato, red onion and Kalamata olives
- Toulouse sausages with mash potato and wholegrain mustard sauce
- Minute steak (£2 supplement) served pink with fries and Bearnaise
- Farfalle Provencal with tomatoes, peppers and courgettes
- Roast Salmon fillet with crushed rosemary and garlic new potatoes and Hollandaise sauce
- Valrhona chocolate tart with mint Chantilly
- Creme Brulee
- Selection of ice creams
- Roquefort cheese with spiced pear (£2 supplement)
Please note: The menu varies from week to week. The dinner package includes 2 course menu with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. Any additional items ordered must be paid for at the restaurant.
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Performance dates: Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Please note: 6+ for content. Under 3s not admitted. Under 16s cannot sit on their own and must be seated next to an adult. Please note that this policy is followed strictly by the theatre.
Brought to theatrical life by the legendary Disney creative team, brand new Broadway musical ALADDIN at the Prince Edward Theatre will sweep you into a world full of beauty, fun and breathtaking spectacle!
The classic hit film, hugely successful on Broadway, is brought to thrilling life on stage by the producer of The Lion King, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award©-winning score, together with new music written for this production.
An extraordinary creative team is led by director and choreographer, Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Music is by Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) with lyrics from Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tim Rice (The Lion King) and Chad Beguelin (Elf), who also wrote the book.
The lead roles of Aladdin and Jasmine will be taken by rising British stars Dean John-Wilson (Here Lies Love) and Jade Ewen (In the Heights). Broadway’s Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as the Genie.
Dean and Jade will be joined by Don Gallagher as Jafar, Peter Howe as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as the Sultan, Nathan Amzi as Babkak, Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Kassim and Rachid Sabitri as Omar. As previously announced, Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas will make his London stage debut as Genie.
With stunning sets from multi-award-winning designer Bob Crowley and over 350 beautiful costumes from Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots), Aladdin The Musical UK is an unmissable event in London theatre.
Featuring the timeless songs from the classic film including A Whole New World, Friend Like Me and Arabian Nights along with new music written for the production, ALADDIN is an extraordinary theatrical event you will want to be amongst the first to experience.
Featuring its original, award-winning Broadway stars, and an exceptional company of 50 actors, dancers and musicians, An American In Paris tells the story of a young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the ‘City of Light’ becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.
Staged by some of the most celebrated theatre-makers in the world (including director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and designer Bob Crowley, together with the writer Craig Lucas), don’t miss this breathtakingly beautiful production that The New York Times called “a dazzling, transporting musical that turns Paris into a kaleidoscope of romance”.
Bringing the 1992 Disney movie to theatrical life, Aladdin The Musical showcases the love story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in London’s West End. Set in a make-believe sultanate, the theater production comes alive with adventures involving the Magic Carpet, Genie, The Sultan and more.
Critically acclaimed, the Disney Broadway hit features timeless songs such as 'Arabian Nights,' 'Friend Like Me' and 'A Whole New World,' as well as music written by renowned theatrical composers such as Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast).
Listen to the backdrop of powerful songs as you watch the stars on stage act out the Disney spectacle. Entrancing choreography and state-of-the-art props bring the tale to life in front of your eyes.
You have the choice of two seating options for the performance at Prince Edward Theatre. Standard seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls or dress circle. Top-price seats allow you to have a closer view of the stage.
Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the musical charts the journey of Annie as she goes from forgotten orphan to daughter of a billionaire. Set in 1930’s New York, during the Great Depression, Annie and her fellow orphans are forced to live a life of misery in the drunken Miss Hannigan’s demanding orphanage.
Annie’s luck soon changes when she is picked to spend Christmas with the known billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. As Warbucks and his employees begin to fall in love with the feisty young girl, Miss Hannigan and her cronies hatch a plan to snatch her away and get some fortune of their own.
Originally played by Carol Burnett in the 1982 film, Miss Hannigan is a role that has been played by some of the stage’s greatest stars. Miranda Hart joins the likes of Sheila Hancock, Paul O’Grady, Sue Pollard, Kim Criswell, Kathy Bates and Cameron Diaz (from the 2014 film) as she takes on the role.
Experience the incredible true story and songwriting talents of Carole King at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at London’s Aldwych Theatre. This inspiring, Tony-, Grammy- and Olivier-award winning musical charts King’s journey from penning her first hit ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ at just 17 to her rise to fame as one of the best-loved solo acts in pop history. As the story unfolds, enjoy many of her greatest hits, from ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’ to ‘Natural Woman,’ and more, all brought to life by stunning performances, music and choreography.
Make your own way to the Aldwych Theatre in central London to enjoy this captivating, award-laden show, based on the story of chart-topping pop songstress Carole King.
Your ticket guarantees you seats for the show, and ensures excellent views of the stage and every moment of the story, performances and songs.
Learn how the 17-year-old musical maestro sold her first hit, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,’ and went on to write Number 1 tracks for stars such as The Drifters, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees by the time she was 20.
Then, follow her incredible journey to a superstar in her own right, her marriage to songwriting partner Gerry Goffin, and her rise to become one of the most successful solo acts in pop history.
Along the way, listen to renditions of some of King’s classics that created a soundtrack for a generation, from ‘Up on the Roof’, to ‘Natural Woman’ and ‘You’ve Got a Friend’, all segued together in one seamless and joyous musical.
You have the choice of two seating options for the performance inside the Aldwych Theatre. Standard priced seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls or dress circle. Alternatively, opt for top priced seating and enjoy a full view of the stage and get closer to the action!
Make your evening extra special by upgrading to enjoy a pre-show, 2-course dinner at the Strand Carvery. Serving traditional, mouth-watering oasts, the Strand Carvery is situated conveniently close to the Aldwych Theatre. See the Itinerary below for a sample menu.
Now, Wicked brings to life the captivating and surprising story of how misunderstood, green girl named Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West.
Based on Gregory Maguire's best selling novel, Wicked transports audiences to a fantasy land of wizardry and witchcraft, with Grammy award winning music, Tony award winning sets and costumes, and stunning special effects. Experience this magical adventure and discover the whole story about the land of Oz.
You have the choice of two seating options for the performance. Standard priced seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls or dress circle. Alternatively, opt for top priced seating and enjoy a full view of the stage and get closer to the stars!
Why not make the most of a memorable evening and enjoy a 2-course dinner at Sicily Restaurant in Belgravia?
Sicily is located only a few minutes away from Victoria, and offers Italian cuisine and an excellent selection of wines. A sample menu can be viewed in the itinerary section (below).
Lose yourself in the story and sounds of Motown at the Motown The Musical show at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. This rousing musical tells the story of Motown founder, Berry Gordy, from his beginnings as a featherweight boxer to fabled music mogul at the head of the iconic Detroit-based record label. Enjoy Motown tracks such as ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine,’ ‘My Girl,’ and ‘Dancing in the Streets,’ all performed by an exceptional cast and 18-piece orchestra. It's a truly soulful musical sensation, not to missed while in London!
Make your own way to the Shaftesbury Theatre in central London to enjoy this life-affirming musical show, based on the hits of the Motown record label of the 1960s and '70s.
Your ticket guarantees you seats for the show, so you will enjoy excellent views, and every moment of the performances and songs that made Motown one of the world's greatest musical sensations.
Watch transfixed as you learn how, with just $800 borrowed from his family, Berry Gordy turned his back on a career as a featherweight boxer and became one of the world’s greatest music moguls.
Follow his story as he discovered acts such as The Supremes, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many more. And as the show unfolds, enjoy tens of Motown’s most-loved hits such as ‘Dancing in the Street,’ ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine,’ ‘My Girl,’ and more, all played by an 18-piece orchestra.
You have the choice of two seating options for the performance inside the Shaftesbury Theatre. Standard seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls or dress circle. Alternatively, opt for top-priced seating and enjoy a full view of the stage.
Make your memorable evening even more special by upgrading to enjoy a pre-show, 2-course dinner at the Spaghetti House, Haymarket. Serving classic Italian fare, the Spaghetti House offers dishes to suit every taste and is located right in the heart of London's theater district. See the Itinerary below for a sample menu.