2 hr 10 min with interval
Until 2 September 2023
Strictly for 5+

Why watch La Bamba!?

  • 'La Bamba!' is a widely acclaimed, captivating spectacle that recounts the inspiring journey of Sofia, a teen chasing her superstar dream.
  • Playing at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End, the show stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Pasha Kovalev and Siva Kaneswaran from boy-band The Wanted as ‘Mateo'.
  • From heart-wrenching solos to uplifting ensemble pieces, the songs range from energetic foot-tapping numbers to soulful melodies that leave audiences deeply moved.
  • Directed by multi-award-winning director Ray Roderick who guides an equally exceptional cast, La Bamba! promises an extraordinary theatrical experience for you.

La Bamba! is a must-see musical thanks to its beautiful performances, enchanting music and coming-of-age story. The show moves audiences with its inspiring plotline of a young girl's dream to become a superstar and her quest to unite her divided neighbourhood. The lead role of Sofia is brought to life by an up-and-coming performer, Inês Fernandez.

The talented cast and crew bring a wealth of experience, enhancing this already compelling production. Assembled by award-winning maestro Alfonso Casado-Trigo, the music of La Bamba!, which is directed by multi-award-winning American director Ray Roderick, spans the spectrum of Latin music, from classic folk melodies to contemporary chart-topping singles. Secure your seats for the La Bamba! musical and enjoy this emotional spectacle!


La Bamba! musical chronicles the life of Sofia, a 17-year-old girl from Los Angeles with a dream to become a superstar. Gifted a guitar by her father, Sofia's journey to stardom begins, but she soon realises that talent alone doesn't make a legend and that one’s fate too has its own part to play. With her family's unwavering support and inspiration from her musical idols, she embarks on the ambitious mission to unite her divided neighbourhood. Book La Bamba! tickets now and witness Sofia's inspiring journey of courage, determination, and the transformative power of music.

Show timings

  • Tue, Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Wed, Thu, Sat: 7:30 PM or 2:30 PM
  • Show timings for La Bamba! may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Pasha Kovalev, Siva Kaneswaran, Inês Fernandez
  • Director: Ray Roderick
  • Choreographer: Graziano Di Prima, Erica Da Silva
  • Associate Choreographer: Giada Lini
  • Musical Supervisor and Arranger: Alfonso Casado-Trigo

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

Top songs

'La Bamba!' features several chart-topping numbers that beautifully capture Sofia's journey and the spirit of unity. Enjoy the dynamic soundtrack of Latin pop anthems including Hips Don't Lie by Shakira, Marc Anthony's Vivir Mi Vida, Fulanito by Becky G, Havana by Camilla Cabello, Let's Get Loud by J-Lo, and many more.

Age & content guide

  • The age suitability for La Bamba! is yet to be confirmed.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Peacock TheatreRead more

The Peacock Theatre formerly known as the Royalty Theatre, is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster. It is situated on Portugal Street, close to Aldwych. The 1000-seat theatre is owned by and a component of the campus of the London School of Economics and Political Science. They utilise it for lectures, open days, conferences, public addresses, and political speeches.

Seating Capacity: 1000

Peacock Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting there

Address: Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube stations are Holborn (Central/Piccadilly Line), and Temple (District and Circle Lines), about five to seven minutes away on foot

Train: The nearest train station is Charing Cross, a 15 min walk from the theatre

Bus: Buses servicing the area include 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 19, 22B, 23, 25, 26, 68, 76, 91, 168, 171, 341, 501, 505, and 521

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Bar, Cloakroom, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Disabled Parking Available, Accessible Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Additional information

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

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formal are recommended. Please note that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your La Bamba! ticket voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • These tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Frequently asked questions about La Bamba!

How do I buy tickets to the La Bamba! musical at West End?

Buy your tickets to La Bamba! Musical online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do the tickets to La Bamba! musical cost?

The cost of the tickets for La Bamba! musical will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted tickets to La Bamba! musical in London?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted tickets to La Bamba! musical is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute tickets to La Bamba! musical?

You can easily buy last-minute tickets to La Bamba! Musical online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted tickets for La Bamba!?

Watch La Bamba! from the best seats in the house. Booking tickets online will give you the opportunity to select the seats you want, thus ensuring you do not get stuck with partial-view seating. However, if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for La Bamba! musical?

La Bamba! opens on 22 August 2023 at the Peacock Theatre.

What age is La Bamba! appropriate for?

The age limit for La Bamba! is strictly 5+.

Where is La Bamba! playing in London?

La Bamba! is playing at Peacock Theatre in London from 22 August 2023.

How long does La Bamba! run for?

The running time of La Bamba! is 2 hr 10 mins, with a 20-minute interval.

What is La Bamba! about?

La Bamba! is a musical about a young girl's journey towards stardom, navigating fate, talent, and her mission to unite a divided neighbourhood.

What are the popular songs in La Bamba!?

La Bamba! features a treasure trove of Latin songs to delight audiences. Listen to hit songs such as ‘Whenever, Wherever’, ‘Let’s Get Loud’, ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’, ‘Maria’, ‘Fulanito’, ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and the eponymous ‘La Bamba!’. You can find the playlist here.

Who are the main stars of La Bamba! musical?

The main stars of La Bamba! are Pasha Covalev, Siva Kaneswaran and Inês Fernandez.

What is the dress code while attending La Bamba! musical?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as Peacock Theatre is air-conditioned and it might get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending La Bamba! musical?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending La Bamba! musical. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Peacock Theatre?

Peacock Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, cloakroom, and toilets available for the audiences during La Bamba!

Can I take pictures or videos of La Bamba! inside the theatre?

All kinds of photography, videography, and sound recording are strictly prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.