The history of the London West End has been inextricably linked to the theatre for hundreds of years. From the opening of the first West End venue in Drury Lane in 1663, locals and visitors to the burgeoning capital flocked in their droves to the West End to be entertained and enthralled by the various shows on offer.
The London theatre tradition has continued to go from strength to strength over the years, and today the West End is the largest theatre district in the world, with many major international stars treading the boards night after night.
No other city can boast the same variety and quality of theatrical performances as London’s West End, and its enduring popularity as a global cultural centre stands as a ringing endorsement of all it has to offer.
The London West End theatre experience
As the official website of the theatre industry in the capital, we strive to provide a complete resource for anyone looking to enhance their London West End theatre experience.
Updated on a daily basis with comprehensive listings, theatre news, cast and crew interviews and special features, our site is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to discover London shows.
What's more, thanks to our simple online booking system, it's easier than ever to get London theatre tickets for your favourite productions. It really couldn’t be simpler to buy seats for the hottest shows in town.
So if you want to experience the very best in London West End theatre, we can give you the information you need to ensure you don't miss out on anything that this richly diverse cultural hotspot can offer you.