Theatre & Theatreland

Set in the heart of Covent Garden, One Aldwych is within a ten-minute walk of over twenty top West End theatres - here's our guide to some of the dazzling local productions.

42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of.

2 minute walk 

Disney’s The Lion King

Lyceum Theatre

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.

2 minute walk

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre

Featuring classic sing-along hits of the rock 'n' roll queen Tina Turner, this new musical spectacular reveals the untold story of the superstar from her humble beginnings in Tennessee, how she made a name for herself in the 1960s to her transformation into one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.

2 minute walk

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Duchess Theatre

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to get to the final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

2 minute walk

Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia tells the story of a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding through the songs of ABBA.
  
2 minute walk

Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre

The Tony award-winning musical from Cyndi Lauper has opened in the West End with a bang and tells the story of a Northampton shoe factory.

5 minute walk

Motown The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre

Unbeatable music and the incredible story of how Berry Gordy founded Motown records and launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many others.

10 minute walk

Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre

Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this musical by award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled. 

10 minute walk

Thriller Live

Lyric Theatre

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits I Want You Back, ABC, Beat It and Billie Jean. 

15 minute walk

The Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre

After winning nine Tony Awards, this comic musical from the creators of South Park is about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries who have come to London.

15 minute walk

Phantom of the Opera

Her Majesty's Theatre

In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, beneath the splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom shamed by his physical appearance and obsessed with the singing sensation Christine.

15 minute walk

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Palace Theatre

J.K Rowling's eighth installment of the beloved Harry Potter series has arrived. Written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, the play tells the story of Harry Potter and his family after the final '19 years later' chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 

12 minute walk

Aladdin The Musical

Prince Edward Theatre

The classic hit film has been brought to thrilling life on stage, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award-winning score, together with new music written for this production. 

13 minute walk

Dream Girls

The Savoy Theatre

This UK and West End premiere of the sensational and iconic Tony Award-winning musical comes to The Savoy Theatre.

4 minute walk 

School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre

The heart-beating musical follows Dewey Finn, an out-of-work rock singer and guitarist who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After identifying the musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders, in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.

5 minute walk

Hamilton: An American Musical

Victoria Palace Theatre

Taking the world by storm, the hip-hop musical Hamilton is the story of the poverty, politics and revolution which has shaped the modern day America as we know it. Founding Father of America, Alexander Hamilton arrived in New York as an immigrant from the Caribbean who went on to become one of America’s great ‘self-made’ men.   

20 minutes by tube

Chicago

Phoenix Theatre

Starring the sensational Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr, Chicago brings the razzle-dazzle to the West End. Desperate for the spotlight, Roxie Hart is arrested for the murder of her lover which will give her the media attention she craves. Teaming up with her idol and double murderess Velma Kelly, they both catch the attention of smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in this dazzling tale of jazz, fame and murder.

13 minute walk 

TriOperas

Peacock Theatre

In a high adrenaline experience, three legendary operas come together for an unforgettable journey of love, vengeance, tears and laughter. With shortened versions of Turandot, Butterfly and Carmen, this dazzling show is packed with acrobatics, kung-fu, puppetry, breakdancing, tap, ballet and even salsa.

5 minute walk

Strictly Ballroom

Piccadilly Theatre

Baz Lurhmann’s popular 1992 film comes to live on the West End in the dazzling musical production of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Competitive ballroom dancer Scott is used to breaking all the rules but when he meets his new dancing partner Fran, he takes the route of following his heart. Featuring sensational musical hits including Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’, it will have the whole audience on their dancing feet. 

12 minute walk

Peter Pan

Regent's Park

Enter the enchanting world of Peter Pan for an evening packed with puppetry and theatrical magic to fascinate both young and older audiences alike.
 
17 May - 15 June. Visit website

18 minutes by tube 

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