There's no business like showbusiness, which is why it's no surprise that London theatre breaks by coach are a popular choice. Normally, whatever's happening in the outside world, we say the show must go on, however, the shows have been on pause for the last year. Don't worry, these award-winning West End shows will raise the roof and spirits alike, where you can escape to a world of colour, music and dance.
There is a range of theatre and hotel packages to suit whatever your plans. With our theatre breaks to London you can travel by coach, rail or self-drive. There are either matinee or evening performances available for all the top West End shows.
London show breaks incorporate a range of 3 or 4* breakfast accommodation in the London area , travel of your choice, hotel to show transfers (depending on the travel method), theatre ticket to your chosen show and of course time for some essential London sightseeing and shopping. For those wishing to make it that little bit more special, you can even upgrade your ticket for a really show-stopping experience.
Our great value London weekend theatre breaks start from just £139 and takes the hassle away from having to navigate London yourself. Self-drive, rail and day trips are also available.
With so many hit shows running from classics like Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera to family favourites Matilda and Wicked, to exciting newcomers like Pretty Woman and Tina Turner the Musical, there's a theatre break to cater for every audience.
Looking more for information about each of the London Theatre shows? Follow the links for more information:
Back to the Future The Musical
Take a ride back in time as the 1985 Michael J Fox blockbuster film, arrives in London’s West End as a brand new musical adventure!
Come from Away
This brand new musical is the winner of 4 Olivier Awards, including Best Sound Design and Best New Musical. It tells the real-life story of what happened when 7,000 people landed in Newfoundland during the aftermath of 9/11.
Frozen The Musical
Frozen the Musical is due to open in Spring 202, showcasing the well-loved Disney story that melted hearts across the world.
Hello, Dolly! is due to return to the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2022.
The Jersey Boys musical is the fabulous story about how 'Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' came together and stormed the charts with their infectious blend of music creating hit after hit for the band
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
This classic family musical has been performed in over 80 countries and follows the story of Joseph and the "coat of many colours" story.
Les Miserables Musical is without a doubt one of the most popular theatre shows of all time and one that continues to keep breaking box office records.
The Lion King
This family friendly musical is described as 'lighting up the West End with a blaze of fabulous imagination'
This wonderful feel-good show will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
Mary Poppins the Musical
This musical tells the tale of the magical Nanny that is conjured up from a wish list to take care of Jane and Michael Banks.
Matilda The Musical
Watch as Roald Dahl's much loved story, adapted by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician/comedian Tim Minchin, is brought to life on the stage in this hilarious new musical version.
Only Fools and Horses the Musical
The Trotters from Peckham are back! The musical is based on the record-breaking and much loved TV series Only Fools and Horses written by John Sullivan.
Phantom of the Opera
Popular West End musical, the Phantom of the Opera, is a tragic tale of love that has been captivating audiences for over 30 years.
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Based on the smash hit film, this musical opened in London’s West End on 14th February 2020 – following a successful run on Broadway.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is a nine-time Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
The Drifters Girl
New to the West End ‘The Drifters Girl’ is a brand new musical following the legendary soul group of the Drifters and their manager, Faye Treadwell.
The Woman in Black
Billed as being one of the most terrifying of live theatre experiences, The Woman In Black will literally have you fixed to the edge of your seat as you watch the spine-chilling drama unfold before your eyes.
Thriller Live is a smash-hit West Musical which celebrate the music and dance of Michael Jackson.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Tina the Musical reveals the untold story of a woman who defied the bounds of gender, age and race.
If you think you know all there is to know about the 'Wicked Witch of the West', you may wish to think again after you have seen the popular stage adaptation of Wicked the Musical in London's West End.
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Theatre dress code
Theatregoers these days don't dress in black tie or ball-gowns so you can leave those at home. However 'being comfy' is the order of the day so smart but casual dress will be fine.
You will be requested to turn off your mobile before the show starts. Also, cameras are prohibited. Don't spoil the enjoyment of others and refrain from talking when you shouldn't be.
When does the show start?
Matinee performances start at around 2pm. Evening performances around 7-7.45pm. You'll need to be in your seat approx. 15-30 minutes prior to the show starting otherwise you’ll be let in at a convenient point in the show.
Should you wish to have a drink or snacks during the interval, order these before the show starts as it will prevent you having to queue.
Is it wheelchair friendly?
Please note that the majority of theatres are very old and therefore do not necessarily cater for wheelchairs. It would be wise to enquire about facilities before you decide to book your tickets.
I'd like tickets for a Sunday or Bank Holiday performance?
Nearly all West End theatres are only open Mon-Sat. A few now offer Sunday shows but they are an exception. Most theatres only close on Christmas Day.
What's the difference between The Stalls and Dress Circle?
The Stalls are located on the ground floor. Dress Circle is the floor above The Stalls. Upper Circle (Grand or Royal) is the next one up. The Balcony is the circle above the Upper Circle.
Where are the best views?
Some of the best views are from the middle of The Stalls. Be far enough back so you are not straining your neck. Good views can also be from Dress and Upper Circle. You’ll need binoculars for The Balcony.
What else can you do in London?
Shop till you drop in Oxford Street, enjoy the entertainment in Covent Garden, have a wonderful meal in Leicester Square, cruise along The Thames or take a flight on the London Eye.
Where to eat before the show?
There are usually a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants located within the vicinity of the theatre. If you mention to your waiter/waitress that you have theatre tickets, they will turn your meal around quickly for you.
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