London drama productions including award-winning plays featuring star casts, West End revivals of classic plays, and acclaimed contemporary drama
Acclaimed drama and dramatic plays in London's West End
At any one time in London, theatregoers can see an extraordinary range of dramatic plays in the West End. For hundreds of years, London has been known for the quality of its dramatic theatre, presenting a wide selection of dramas in over 50 theatres.
Famous writers of drama in London have long associations with our theatres, from Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre, to Richard Brinsley Sheridan at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Oscar Wilde at the Haymarket Theatre, Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, Noel Coward at the Phoenix Theatre, Alan Bennett at the National Theatre, Caryl Churchill at the Royal Court Theatre, and many more.
The West End presents a stellar range of new writing from exciting new voices, and established and acclaimed writers; and revivals of established work by legendary playwrights from the UK, US and around the world.
London theatre is also a major draw for stars, attracting many of the leading actors and actresses of their generation, famous for their work on stage, TV and film.
There is nothing more exciting than spending an evening at the theatre in London seeing a play.