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London Coliseum
21 Jun 2021 - 29 Sep 2021
2 hrs 15 mins
To be announced.

Why Watch Hairspray?

  • If you haven’t watched it before, this is your chance to catch the beloved original production of Hairspray.
  • The show will run only for a limited time and this year marks its 10th year on the London theatre stage.
  • Winning awards for Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Actress, the show has also been nominated for 11 Olivier Awards.
  • Catch your favorite songs like “Good Morning Baltimore,” “Big Blonde and Beautiful,” and many more.
  • Starring Michael Ball along with a stellar cast, the lot is ready to bring back Hairspray to West End. Don’t miss it!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


From the award-winning duo of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, comes the long-standing musical that we all know and love. Based on the original book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray is set to return to the West End stage for a 14-week run this summer.

Michael Ball stars as Edna Turnblad, a role that won him an Olivier Award for Best Actor. The West End Production has collectively been nominated for a staggering 11 Olivier Awards, bagging 3 of them!

Set to join Michael Ball are Lizzie Bae, Marisha Wallace, Les Dennis, Rita Simons, and Jonny Amies, with lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Grab your spot and don’t miss out on the fun!

The Story

Based on the 1988 film, the story is set in Baltimore in the year 1962 and follows Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer trying to make it big. Tracy is a big girl with a big hairdo and big dreams. She auditions for the local TV show, The Corny Collins Show, and ends up becoming an overnight sensation.

Will she manage to win over teen heartthrob Link Larkin and bring everyone together? If she wants changes to happen, she’s going to have to ‘shake things up!' Enjoy this inspirational, fun-loving musical that will leave you feeling great.

Show Timings

  • June 2021
  • 21, 22, 24, 25 & 29: 7:30 PM
  • 23, 26 & 30: 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Jul & Aug 2021
  • Tue, Thu & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Wed & Sat: 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Sun: 4:00 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Michael Ball as Edna Turnblad
  • Direction: Jack O'Brien
  • Choreographed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Music by: Marc Shaiman, with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • To be confirmed
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Hairspray musical tickets are available now!

Book your Hairspray musical London tickets and secure your seats now! Watch Tracy Turnblad trying to make it big at the London Coliseum.

Booking Period: From 21 Jun - 29 Sept 2021

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Hairspray voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The London Coliseum

Located on St. Martin’s Lane, London Coliseum is one of the largest West End theatres, dating back to its opening in 1904. After its opening, it was home to a variety of shows including chariot races and even served as a canteen for soldiers during World War II. Today it houses some of the best opera shows and musicals in West End, currently being the home of the beloved musical Hairspray.

Seating Capacity: 2359

The London Coliseum Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

SEE IT SAFELY: The London Coliseum operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2H, UK, London

Tube: The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and Embankment.

Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 179.

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, Theatre bar, Cloakroom, Coat check

Accessibility: The London Coliseum welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the London Coliseum.

Outside Food: Please note that outside food is strictly prohibited inside. London Coliseum

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

FAQs | Hairspray

How can I buy tickets to the West End show Hairspray?

You can book online tickets to Hairspray from 21 June to 29 Sept 2021.

How much are the tickets for Hairspray?

The ticket price for Hairspray will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £21.

What age is Hairspray appropriate for?

Age recommendations for Hairspray will be announced soon.

How long is Hairspray?

Hairspray runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes.

When is the opening date of the Hairspray musical in London?

Hairspray will start playing at the London Coliseum on 21st June 2021.

Where is the West End show Hairspray playing in London?

You can watch the West End show Hairspray at London Coliseum, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show Hairspray?

By booking your Hairspray tickets with us, you may avail of exclusive discounts.

Are there accessible tickets for Hairspray?

Yes. Since the London Coliseum welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Hairspray.

Are cheaper tickets available for Hairspray?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for Hairspray. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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