Welcome to West End Theatre Guide!

A theatre performance is one of the rare moments that an audience of anywhere from fifty to two-thousand people turn off all mobile phones and tablets (hopefully – theatre etiquette people!) and become absorbed in a single, live spectacle before them. Our guide aims to provide you with the necessary information to get the maximum possible enjoyment.

“All the world’s a stage, and all men and women are merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts…”

Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act 2 Scene 7

In an audience of a thousand people, it is guaranteed that there will be a broad spectrum of opinions on the performance: some will have enjoyed the production, some will have disliked it; each audience member will have focused on a different element or aspect of the performance; spectators will have connected to different characters, formed different judgements on the nature of their personalities and the motives behind their actions.

Theatre is highly subjective. We believe theatre is something everyone can enjoy. There is a perfect show out there for everyone, it’s just a matter of finding it.

 On our site you will find profiles and information on theatres and shows. Our theatre profiles are guides to London’s West End theatres and Off-West End venues including their founding and history, visiting information with surrounding attractions and recreations, and seating tips.

We have profiles on current and upcoming West End shows with show background and information, regularly updated cast lists, running times, booking periods, and venue visiting information.

Our reviews are honest and independent. We have launched a new programme of reviews by you whereby audience members have their say. We believe a theatre critic is anyone who’s seen a show and voices an opinion on the piece. All reviews will be moderated and added to our site within a week of submission.  Please visit the relevant show page, and give us your thoughts.

The West End is world famous for being one of the theatre centres of the world. You can listen to the music of the night at Phantom of the Opera, dream the dream at Les. Miserables, be spellbound and defy gravity with the witches of Oz at Wicked, be a dancing queen at Mamma Mia and so much more.