From the magical world of Disney, to much loved stories being brought to life, there's something for everyone to see in the West End.

Packed with music, comedy, and just a few box office records, London is home to some of, if not, the best productions in the UK when it comes to theatre.

Whether you prefer a world class adaptation or an award-winning musical score, you may be stuck when it comes to picking which show to see.

That's where this list comes in handy, as Get West London has put together a guide to the top shows on offer in the West End right now.

Take a look at where you can catch each of the shows and while you're at it, we've even provided a link for booking tickets so you can get your trip booked now!


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Where: Prince Edward Theatre in Old Compton Street

Based on the 1992 animated Disney classic, this new musical takes families on a journey to discovering a whole new world.

Expect to hear all the songs from the Academy Award winning film too, including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

The Lion King

The Lion King theatre show musical

Where: Lyceum Theatre in Wellington Street

The show, which is now in its 18th year at the theatre, features music by Elton John and is packed with beautiful, ornate costumes - it really is a spectacle.

The Lion King was the first musical Julie Taylor directed in commercial theatre, and she made Broadway history with it, becoming the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .


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Where: Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue

The famous Land of Oz is re-imagined in this musical, as we only ever heard one side of the story from Dorothy.

The show tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two young sorcery students - the popular girl, Glinda and a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba.

Audiences can watch as they embark on a whirl wind adventure in Oz, which sees them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

Matilda The Musical

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Where: Cambridge Theatre in Earlham Street

Brought to the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the musical is inspired by the book by Roald Dahl.

It follows the journey of a young girl who is very eager to learn and loves reading, but it isn't until she becomes friends with her class teacher, Miss Honey that the magic really begins.

Expect a word-class theatre performance as the show has in fact won 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys Theatre London

Where: Her Majesty's Theatre in Haymarket

The story unfolds in the Paris Opera House as the disfigured phantom becomes obsessed with budding starlet, Christine Daae.

Andrew Lloyd Webber composed the musical, which is now in its 31st year, and has been seen by more than 140 million people.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

Mamma Mia!

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Where: Novello Theatre in Aldwych

Based on the songs of ABBA, more than 60 million people worldwide have seen the musical and have fallen in love with the characters, and the story.

The musical includes hits like Dancing Queen, Take a Chance On Me, and Thank You For The Music.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

Thriller Live

Some of the cast of Thriller Live

Where: Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue

Celebrating the undisputed king of pop, the show is now in its 8th year and showcases the career of the world's greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson.

Boogie in your seats to tracks from his entire career including ABC, Can You Feel It, The Way You Make Me Feel, Rock With You, and of course, Thriller.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

Kinky Boots

Where: Adelphi Theatre in Strand

In 2016, the show won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical - but it's no wonder, with songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon, Cyndi Lauper.

Watch the story unfold from a shoe factory floor to glamorous catwalks in Milan, as performer Lola searches for some new sturdy stilettos.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

Les Misérables

The marquee for Les Miserables near Times Square on May 27, 2015 in New York City.

Where: Queen's Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue

This production in London celebrated its 30th anniversary in October 2015 and continues to be a global stage sensation.

Set in 19th century France, it follows the story of ex-convict, Jean Valjean, who has been hunted for decades by policeman Javert, after he breaks parole.

But when Jean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

The Book of Mormon

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Where: Prince of Wales Theatre in Coventry Street

The comedy musical follows two young Mormon missionaries who venture to Africa to preach the Mormon religion.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who are best known for creating the animated series, South Park, co-created the musical score with Robert Lopez, who is the co-composer and lyricist of Frozen.

Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster .

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