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 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 £159 and takes the hassle away from having to navigate London yourself. Self-drive 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 Ain't too Proud 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!
A musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton told through rap and show tunes.
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.
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.
MJ The Musical
An award-winning show takes audiences on an exhilarating journey into Michael Jackson’s unrivalled creative mind, soundtracked by his best-loved songs.
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.
Six The Musical
The Devil Wears Prada
The King & I
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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