Guides and articles to stay in-the-know about theatre.
Lyn Gardner · 09 Jun 2023
Stagedoor Editors · 05 Jun 2023
Our guide to the best that London theatre has to offer.
Stagedoor App makes booking London theatre tickets super simple. For starters, we offer tickets to hundreds of theatre shows across the city. That means huge, long running shows such as The Lion King, Wicked, and Come From Away. But it also includes shows at leading Off-West End venues such as the Bush Theatre, Pleasance, Battersea Arts Centre and more. Stagedoor offers an easy, streamlined booking process without the complex ticket-buying flows you might find on theatre venues' websites. And if that's not enough, Stagedoor also offers exclusive deals and discounts so you can see more theatre, for less.
Stagedoor offers the theatre industry's first and only Loyalty Card, which means you earn rewards every time you book London theatre tickets with us. You can get discounts ranging from 10% right up to £70 off a single booking, and a theatregoers who visits the theatre a few times a month could save £300 in a year. Visit our Loyalty Card page for more info on this pioneering scheme.
On Stagedoor, you can leave reviews of the London theatre shows you've seen, making it a perfect place to keep a record of your theatregoing habits, or just to discover what everyone else thought of the show you've just seen. But that's not all. Stagedoor also aggregates and collects London theatre reviews from other publications such as The Guardian, The Stage, The Independent, Exeunt and more, so you can instantly find out what the critics thought of the hottest new openings in London theatre.
Lyn Gardner is officially the UK's most trusted theatre critic, and her regular articles on the UK's theatre scene help form the opinions of theatremakers and fans up and down the country. Read her latest articles exclusively on Stagedoor: regular features include Ask Lyn, her popular advice column, Lyn's Lowdown, where she clues you in on the hottest theatre news, Lyn's Picks, where she offers suggestions on what to see, and on top of this regular interviews with the most exciting theatre world talent.
Stagedoor's weekly newsletter Stage Savvy tells you everything you need to know about the week in theatre, with unique editorials offering you an insider's perspective on London theatre, quotes from the theatre articles everyone's talking about, curated recommendations on what to see, and info on the hottest new openings. Plus, Stagedoor also offers newsletters highlighting the site's bestselling shows, and offering exclusive deals on tickets that you won't find anywhere else.
Forget Broadway, London's West End arguably offers the best collection of musicals to see anywhere in the world, and Stagedoor is your perfect gateway to discovering them. We've got London theatre tickets to long-running musical theatre favourites like Les Miserables, Wicked, Mamma Mia and more. We've got tickets to the most hyped shows in town, like Hamilton or The Book of Mormon. Plus, we're also the place to come for tickets to newer entrants onto the scene, like Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, or Cinderella. Whatever floats your boat, we've got tickets ready for you to plan your perfect London theatre night out.
Whether you're a Shakespeare buff, a Chekhov fan, a lover of Pinter or an aficionado of Ayckbourn, Stagedoor's got you covered. Book tickets through Stagedoor and you'll discover a host of revivals and reinterpretations of classic texts, by top directors like Ivo van Hove or Rupert Goold, and at leading venues including Young Vic, Old Vic, Almeida Theatre and more.
If you're keen to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of theatre, Stagedoor is the perfect place to start. Stagedoor is full of exciting new and longrunning family shows to discover: don't miss out on taking children to shows they'll be talking about for months afterwards. Performed by a cast of incredibly talented kids, Matilda is a show not to miss out on - it's a joyful look at a girl with extraordinary talents, with plenty of moments that'll thrill children plus enough wit and cynicism to keep adults on board. The Lion King is another popular family favourite, offering a dazzling visual take on Disney's movie that's packed with puppetry. Or opt for Mary Poppins, the practically perfect family show about the original supernanny.
There's nothing more exciting than being among the first to see a hot new play that everyone's talking about, and you can be one of those lucky people if you hunt for shows to see through Stagedoor. Discover the next James Graham, Lucy Prebble or Tom Stoppard by going to see new shows at National Theatre, Bush Theatre or Theatre503, all of which stage fresh and exciting shows by the most urgent theatrical voices around. Don't wait for the London theatre reviews to come out, either: check out Lyn Gardner's recommendations and you'll be first on the scene.
If you fancy a giggle, check out Stagedoor's tickets to comedy shows from across London. The Play The Goes Wrong never fails to raise a smile or raucous belly laugh: it's the story of a hapless group of amateur actors who stage a chaotic show that goes wrong in every possible way. Or chuckle at comedy musical The Book of Mormon, the show by South Park's creators that's packed full of comedy gold.
Whether you're a seasoned theatre fan or whether you're just starting out on your theatre passion, Stagedoor is the perfect place to book tickets and discover new shows. We offer a straightforward booking process, exciting opportunities to discover the next big thing, expert and in-the-know perspectives on London theatre scene, and discounts and bargains you won't find anywhere else. Download Stagedoor App and you'll unlock the world of London theatre in the palm of your hand.