Cultural day trip: Sunday Theatre Shows in London’s West End

Sunday Theatre Shows in London’s West End

Sunday Theatre Shows in London’s West End

Did you know that the stage shows you love are now playing on Sundays in London’s West End...with many additional weekend matinee and evening performances on Sunday.

West End shows are more accessible than ever, with many additional Sunday matinee and evening performances. From hit musicals to critically-acclaimed plays, there’s something for everyone in the West End on Sundays.

What’s more, opting for theatre shows in London’s Theatreland on a Sunday allows for a more leisurely and family-friendly pace to visit London, when the transport network is quieter, and the schedules are more flexible.

So, if you’re looking to go beyond Oxfordshire, do consider one of these Sunday Theatre Shows in London’s West End. It may just be the perfect way to spend a Sunday, giving the week a fun-filled theatrical finish.

1. Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre

Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre

Celebrating 15 triumphant years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, this “devilishly clever spin on The Wizard of Oz” (The Daily Telegraph) imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters, revealing the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda, The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Age guidance: 7+
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval

Sundays at 2.30pm. Currently booking to Sunday, 22 May 2022.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1LG

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2. Disney’s The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Disney’s The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

As the sun rises and the city reawakens, watch in awe as giraffes strut, gazelles leap, and birds swoop, bringing the Serengeti - and the story of Simba - to life, all around you. Ingenious puppetry, stunning effects and enchanting music by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M will transport you to the heart of the African Pridelands.

Age guidance: 6+
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

Sundays at 2.30pm. Currently booking to Sunday, 03 April 2022.

Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7RQ

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3. Disney’s FROZEN: The Musical at Theatre Royal London

Disney’s FROZEN: The Musical at Theatre Royal London

Disney’s FROZEN – the beloved animated film that always gives us chills – is now playing in London’s West End. For the first time in forever, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has reopened its doors, bringing Elsa and Anna’s story to the stage in this heart-melting theatrical production. With incredible special effects, jaw-dropping scenery, and all the songs you know and love, it’s an unmissable experience that will stay with you long after the curtain falls.

Age guidance: 6+
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval

Sunday at 1.00pm and 5.30pm. Currently booking to Sunday, 26 June 2022.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF

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4. Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical at Savoy Theatre, London

Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward, and her life changed forever. It’s time to head back to Beverly Hills and experience one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time live on stage at its glamorous new home - the Savoy Theatre. Get ready to fall in love in London as the record-breaking box office smash-hit musical returns.

Age guidance: 12+ contains some moderate sexual references.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval.

Sundays at 2.30pm. Currently booking to Saturday, 02 April 2022.

Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court, The Strand, London WC2R 0ET

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5. Jersey Boys at Trafalgar Theatre

Jersey Boys at Trafalgar Theatre, London

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Olivier Award-winning, true-life phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. They were just four guys from New Jersey until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of it.

Age guidance: Contains language that may not be suitable for younger audiences - parental guidance advised.

Sundays at 4.00pm. Booking to Sunday, 01 May 2022.

Trafalgar Theatre, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY

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6. Back to the Future: The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre

Back to the Future: The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre

Welcome to Hill Valley! Take an electrifying ride back in time with the 1985 blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon. The production features original music by multi-Grammy winners alongside hit songs from the movie, including The Power of Love, Johnny B. Goode, Earth Angel and Back in Time. When BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL hits 88mph, you’re gonna see some serious… entertainment. Book your tickets yesterday!

Age guidance: 6+
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes including interval

The show includes flashing lights, strobe effects, smoke and pyrotechnics throughout.

Sunday at 3.00pm. Currently booking to Sunday, 03 July 2022.

Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NS

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7. Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Back to the Future: The Musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score, along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life.

Age guidance: 8+
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval

Sunday at 2.30pm. Currently booking to Sunday, 13 February 2022.

Her Majesty’s Theatre, 57 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL

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8. The Ocean at the End of the Lane at Duke of York’s Theatre

The Ocean at the End of the Lane at Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond but an ocean. Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Age guidance: 12+
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes including interval.

Sundays at 2.30pm. Booking to Sunday 24 April 2022.

Duke of York’s Theatre, 104 St Martin’s Lanen, London WC2N 4BG

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9. Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre

Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre

Winner of seven Olivier Awards and over 90 international awards, Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, this is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Age guidance: 6+
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes including interval.

Sundays at 3.00pm. Booking to Sunday 29 May 2022.

Cambridge Theatre, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9HU

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10. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

Cinderella at Gillian Lynne Theatre

Welcome to Belleville! The most aggressively picturesque town in the history of the world, populated exclusively with gorgeous townsfolk who stop at nothing to achieve perfection. The only person steadfastly refusing to live in the fairy tale is Cinderella, and she’s desperate to escape. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book by 2021 OSCAR winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and lyrics by Tony & Olivier award-winner David Zippel (City of Angels).

Age guidance: 6+
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes including interval.

Sundays at 3.00pm. Booking to Sunday 29 May 2022.

Gillian Lynne Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PF

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