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The Lion King
Musicals
4.6(1.2k)
from
£45.60
Phantom of the Opera
Musicals
4.6(832)
from
£30
Hamilton
Musicals
4.6(184)
from
£24
Mamma Mia!
Musicals
4.6(929)
from
£14.70
Les Misérables
Musicals
4.6(540)
from
£30
Wicked
Musicals
4.5(537)
from
£30
MJ The Musical
Musicals
MJ The Musical
Opening on 06 Mar, 2024
from
£24
The Book Of Mormon
Musicals
4.5(493)
from
£24
Matilda The Musical
Musicals
4.5(549)
from
£24
The Mousetrap
Plays
4.5(160)
from
£30
An Enemy of the People
Plays
5.0
from
£24
The Magic Flute
Opera
5.0(1)
from
£30
Swan Lake
Ballet
4.4(9)
Swan Lake
Opening on 28 Aug, 2024
from
£34.80
Othello
Plays
3.5(2)
from
£70.80

Visiting London and not watching one of the longest-running West End shows would be an incomplete trip. Theatre is one of the oldest forms of entertainment. The history of theatre dates back about 2,500 years or so. The theatre as we know it now has almost altogether transformed from what it was before. Unattainable concepts are now becoming a reality thanks to the rapid progress of human civilization. Some of the longest-running West End shows can attest to that.

What Makes Longest-Running West End Shows in London Special?

Les Miserables

 An aspect of theatrical entertainment that has become feasible through technological development is enjoying a 21st-century adaptation of a well-known classic play or watching a mythological tale being performed on the stage with special effects to transport audiences back in time. You can enjoy any and all of the longest-running West End shows if you are in London and in the mood for some quality recreation. If musicals are what you prefer, opt for a performance of the fan favourite Les Misérables which has been staged at the Sondheim Theatre for over 30 years - truly one of the longest-running West End shows.

Mamma Mia!

If you would rather go for a spot of mystery, The Mousetrap, which has been performed at St Martin's Theatre in London's West End since March 1974—making it the longest-running performance in history—offers all that and more. From the wonderful Wicked to the magical Matilda to the timeless Shakespearean plays to Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King, there is something for everybody in the list of longest-running West End shows in London. Still can’t decide? Take a look at the current longest-running West End shows and book your tickets to the longest-running West End shows now for the experience of a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions About Longest Running West End Shows

What makes longest-running West End shows special?

The longest-running West End shows have been running for many years for a reason - they are absolute unmissable classics featuring some of the best storylines, actors, stage design, and music.

Where can I find tickets for longest-running West End shows?

You can find tickets for longest-running West End shows online. Booking tickets online provides a hassle-free experience and allows you to book comfortably from home.

Which longest-running West End shows are worth watching?

While all the longest-running West End shows are worth a watch, some of the best ones are Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, The Lion King, and The Mousetrap.

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