When it comes to the West End, London Theatre Week is one of the biggest events of the year - and it’s back for 2024! If you’re unfamiliar with London Theatre Week, it’s an excellent promotion run by London Box Office which offers the opportunity to see over 50 London shows at discounted prices. Prices start at just £15, making theatre as accessible as possible. 

To celebrate this, I thought I’d share my top five productions currently included in this offer. With the amount of show-stopping productions currently in London’s West End - this was no small feat!

Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon has been on the West End for over a decade now, and still remains a firm fan favourite. Definitely not one for the kids, but it’s a lot of fun and it needs to be taken for what it is: a witty and feverish musical comedy from a team of boundary-pushing writers. It’s both shocking and entertaining. And if you’re looking for a memorable trip to Africa, this is the show for you. 

Frozen the Musical

With the recent announcement of its closure, this may be one of the last chances to see Frozen in the West End at a reasonable price! This production is one for all the family and is one of the most lavish shows I’ve ever seen. The sets are a sight to behold, and would keep anyone entranced for the show’s 2 hour running time. If you’re looking for something magical, this is the show for you. 

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera has been a staple on the West End for a staggering 38 years! When it comes to traditional theatre, this is the pièce de résistance. I still maintain that the title song followed by Music of the Night is single-handedly the most astonishing piece of theatre to witness, even if you’re not a fan of the musical as a whole. The orchestra are the true stars of this production and hearing this music is incredibly emotional. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, Phantom of the Opera is the show for you. 

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man is almost an immersive experience, as you’re transported to The Jungle pub whereby the musical is set. It’s interactive and even comes with free beer and crisps to select audience members! While this musical is a lot of fun and has an atmosphere like no other, it also tackles important themes such as mental health in men. If you’re looking for an uplifting and feel-good show, The Choir of Man is the show for you.

Witness for the Prosecution

When it comes to theatre, I’ll almost always choose a musical, but there’s something special about this play. Witness for the Prosecution is just entering its 7th year in London, so clearly audiences agree! It being staged in London County Hall adds a layer of immersion to this play, as it’s set in a real life courtroom. It’s easy to forget you’re watching a play and feel in the centre of the action throughout. You can also buy jury seats where you can determine the fate of the defendant with other jury members. If you’re looking to solve a case and simultaneously enjoy a brilliant production, this is the show for you.

London Theatre Week has a whole host of other shows available, such as The Lion King, Back to the Future, Mean Girls, Les Misérables, Stranger Things: The First Shadow - and so many more. There’s something for everyone and it’s truly a great way to make theatre more accessible to a wider audience. What show are you looking to book tickets for? Feel free to let me know in the comments.


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