A guide to what London Theatre shows are opening in the West End in October 2023.
October 2023 sees a great selection of show open – or reopen – in the West End.
Note: Date information for guidance only, check the show's booking calendar for details.
Message In A Bottle
Peacock TheatreStarts: 4 Oct 2023
A spectacular dance-theatre show Message in a Bottle featuring the music of Sting
What It Means
Wilton's Music HallStarts: 4 Oct 2023
The true story behind one of the most impactful pieces of writing ever published in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality.
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Lyric HammersmithStarts: 4 Oct 2023
The RSC's new production of The Empress by Tanika Gupta, comes to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in October 2023.
London ColiseumStarts: 5 Oct 2023
The classic opera Iolanthe comes to London. Can the Fairy Queen call Parliament to order?
Turbine TheatreStarts: 5 Oct 2023
Hilarious new parody musical Faking Bad - The Unauthorised ‘Breaking Bad’ Parody Methsical - is coming to London's Turbine Theatre this October 2023.
The Time Traveller’s Wife
Apollo TheatreStarts: 7 Oct 2023
A new musical adaptation of acclaimed book The Time Traveller’s Wife is coming to the West End's Apollo Theatre
Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Royal Albert HallStarts: 7 Oct 2023
Experience Danny Elfman’s famous Tim Burton film scores brought to life on stage at the Royal Albert Hall
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Prince Edward TheatreStarts: 9 Oct 2023
Joseph Fiennes stars in James Graham's play Dear England at the Prince Edward Theatre
A Voyage Round My Father
Richmond TheatreStarts: 10 Oct 2023
Rupert Everett will star in John Mortimer’s celebrated autobiographical play A Voyage Round My Father
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Noel Coward TheatreStarts: 11 Oct 2023
The Ocean at the End of the Lane returns to London's West End for 7-weeks this Autumn
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Leicester Square TheatreStarts: 12 Oct 2023
Family friendly show Stick Man returns to Leicester Square Theatre this Christmas
Bush TheatreStarts: 14 Oct 2023
Part gig, part musical love story, part journey through Empire, Anoushka Lucas’ acclaimed debut play returns to the Bush
Harold Pinter TheatreStarts: 17 Oct 2023
Acclaimed actresses Kristin Scott Thomas (Slow Horses) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) return to the West End stage in new play Lyonesse at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
The Barricade Boys - West End Party Tickets
Adelphi TheatreStarts: 17 Oct 2023
Get your heart racing with The Barricade Boys - the four dazzling performers who are taking the world by storm with their electrifying show - West End Party!
Pretty Woman - UK Tour
Starts: 17 Oct 2023
Pretty Woman: The Musical now playing in London's West End
House of Flamenka
Peacock TheatreStarts: 17 Oct 2023
The world premiere House of Flamenka - starring Flamenco legend Karen Ruimy
1984 - Immersive
Hackney Town HallStarts: 19 Oct 2023
George Orwell’s dystopian story 1984 comes to life at Hackney Town Hall with this new immersive experience.
Madagascar The Musical - UK Tour
Starts: 20 Oct 2023
Madagascar The Musical sees the hit Dreamworks animated movies brought to life in a spectacular new UK tour
To Have and To Hold
Hampstead TheatreStarts: 20 Oct 2023
To Have And To Hold, Richard Bean's uproarious new comedy premieres at Hampstead Theatre this October.
There’s No Place Like Home
Lyric TheatreStarts: 22 Oct 2023
There’s No Place Like Home - Lyric Theatre London
Adam Kay: Undoctored - This Is Going to Hurt… More
Lyric TheatreStarts: 23 Oct 2023
Adam Kay brings his new show Undoctored - This Is Going to Hurt… More to the West End's Lyric Theatre for 7 performances over.
London ColiseumStarts: 23 Oct 2023
La Traviata, Verdi‘s masterpiece returns to English National Opera starring Nicole Chevalier
Disney's Aladdin - UK & Ireland Tour
Starts: 24 Oct 2023
Disney’s spectacular Broadway and West End musical Aladdin is coming to a venue near you
Jurassic Park In Concert
Royal Albert HallStarts: 26 Oct 2023
Watch Jurassic Park with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing the score
Park TheatreStarts: 27 Oct 2023
Jonathan Maitland’s powerful new play The Interview gives a fascinating insight into the story behind a legendary interview: the 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana and Martin Bashir.
Duke of York's TheatreStarts: 27 Oct 2023
Luke Evans and Penelope Wilton star in Backstairs Billy at the Duke of York's Theatre in London.
Stephanie J. Block Live at Cadogan Hall
Cadogan HallStarts: 29 Oct 2023
Legendary Broadway star and Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block is coming to London, in a major concert at Cadogan Hall.
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West End Musical Halloween
Lyric TheatreStarts: 29 Oct 2023
For a night of freakish delight, get tickets for West End Musical Halloween at Lyric Theatre London
Irvine Welsh’s Porno
Arts TheatreStarts: 29 Oct 2023
Trainspotting sequel Irvine Welsh's Porno is coming to the Arts Theatre in the West End for a strictly limited run.
Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Adelphi TheatreStarts: 31 Oct 2023
A thrilling, scary night at the theatre with Do You Believe in Ghosts?
Royal Albert HallStarts: 31 Oct 2023
Watch the dazzling film accompanied by a live performance of the score
Peacock TheatreStarts: 31 Oct 2023
Malevo brings its blazing raw talent to the UK for the very first time
A View From The Bridge
Rose Theatre KingstonStarts: 31 Oct 2023
Jonathan Slinger & Nancy Crane star in a new production of Arthur Miller's masterpiece, A View From The Bridge
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