Christmas in the West End

Christmas 2022 – London Theatre shows playing this Christmas in the West End

Our handy guide to what London Theatre shows are playing during the Christmas 2022 festive period in the West End.

Christmas 2022 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 – which this year is Jack and the Beanstalk starring Julian Clary and Dawn French; Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre; A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre; and The Nutcracker and Swan Lake at the London Coliseum.

Plus there’s a wealth of brand new West End musicals and plays in London over the Christmas season, including the major new stage adaptation of much-loved animated movie My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre; a magical production of The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynne Theatre; David Tennent starring in GOOD at the Harold Pinter Theatre; and Juliet Stevenson in The Doctor at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

All of the smash-hit long-running musicals and entertainment shows are also running throughout Christmas 2022, including great shows for kids and families including Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre; Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum 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; The Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at the President Hotel; and The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre.

Finally, check out all of the mega-hit musicals that are a great Christmas treat including 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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