5th July 2016

From award-winning musicals to heart-warming comedies, the West-End of London has a wide range of productions and shows to woww and entertain your students on a school trip to London! A memorable school trip to London should always be accompanied with a visit to the theatre and here is our definitive guide on what to see when exploring the capital.

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre

This can’t be missed comedy presented by Mischief Theatre is about a hilarious jewel heist in a Minneapolis bank branch which leads to catastrophe after catastrophe. Be ready to laugh throughout the duration of this energetic and entertaining production!

The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre

One of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most successful shows, this haunting musical continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre. The tragic love story is brought to life by spectacular scenery and music; this show is simply classic.

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre

This outstanding musical is the prequel to the Wizard of Oz. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the musical sensation tells the enchanting story of the unlikely yet insightful friendship between two renowned witches. For fans of magic and musicals, this is the perfect show to see!

Les Miserables, Queens Theatre

One of the world’s longest running musicals, Les Miserables is a captivating adventurous journey across France. Although it is set in the 1980s, there is a modernised and updated vibe to the production. Breaking records worldwide, this emotional journey of unrequited love and chasing dreams cannot be missed!

Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre

This fun production is a musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel. Watching a childhood favourite brought to life on stage is entertaining for both children and adults alike as you follow the story of an imaginative, brilliant, little girl.

The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre

This massively popular musical brings to life the beloved characters from the Disney animation with colourful and fascinating costumes and scenery. Sing along to the timeless songs, including the Academy Award nominated ‘Circle of Life’.

Stomp, Ambassador’s Theatre

This high energy & exciting performance has a combination of dance, music and percussion. Renowned for the inventive use of everyday objects as instruments, tap your feet along to the infectious music and energised dance routines!

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre

Watch Susan Hill’s tale chilling ghost story come alive on stage with a gripping performance from the cast. Get your hearts racing as you watch the horror story unfold before you!

War Horse, National Theatre

This record-breaking play follows the extraordinary account of a heroic horse during World War I. Be amazed by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, as their life-sized horse puppets perform on stage.

Mamma Mia! Novello Theatre

This smash-hit musical and exhilarating comedy is set on a Greek island and tells a tale of romanticism and love. Whatever age you are, have fun and sing along to a production full of ABBA classics and excitement.

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