London | Theatres


No visit to London would be complete without a trip to the theatre. Whether you catch a matinee or an evening performance, any theatrical itch can be well and truly scratched. From heart-warming musicals to something a bit more experimental, the capital’s theatre scene is among the most diverse in the world. Luckily, our guides have all the tips you need to turn your theatre visit into a real showstopper.

Royal Opera House

Watch prima ballerinas and iconic opera singers take to the stage at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Even if you couldn’t get tickets, a backstage tour will help you get your culture fix. Find out all you need here.

Royal Albert Hall

Home to the Proms concerts, the Royal Albert Hall is London’s most iconic venue. But it’s not just concerts on offer. Each year it hosts nearly 400 shows, including  ballet, opera and film screenings with live orchestras. 


Where else can you see a movie, a dance production, an art exhibition and a performance by the London Symphony Orchestra? In a fabulous Brutalist building, the Barbican is the UK’s leading arts centre.

National Theatre

There’s not one, but three stages on offer at this award-winning South Bank theatre. Whether you’re after a comedy, a musical or perhaps a serious drama is more your bag, you’ll find a jam-packed programme all year round, six days a week.

Alexandra Palace

Affectionately known as ‘Ally Pally’, Alexandra Palace is an iconic, North London venue with speciality events taking place throughout the year, including nights dedicated to bands or musicals. With its hilltop location, it’s worth a trip here for the views alone.