Christmas in the West End

Christmas in the West End 2023: London Theatre shows playing this Christmas

Our handy guide to what London Theatre shows are playing during the Christmas 2023 festive period in the West End.

Christmas 2023 is set to be a great one with every possible kind of entertainment available over the holiday season.

There is all of the Christmas fare you would expect – including festive pantos, ballet, kid’s shows, circus and more. Festive shows include the annual Christmas panto at the London Palladium.

All of the smash-hit long-running musicals and entertainment shows are also running throughout Christmas 2023, including great shows for kids and families including Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre; Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre; Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre; Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre; and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre.

Also don’t forget some fun entertainment shows during the festive season such as ABBA Voyage at the ABBA Arena in London; and The Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the President Hotel.

Finally, check out all of the mega-hit musicals that are a great Christmas treat including Crazy For You at the Gillian Lynne Theatre; Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre; Six The Musical at the Vaudeville Theatre; & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre; Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre; and Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre.

Note: we have taken the “Christmas season” as running from mid November to mid January. Shows get added to this guide as they go on sale, check back for updates.

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