West End Thursday matinees: 6 musicals with shows on Thursday afternoons

2019 musicals with West End Thursday matinees

Want to watch a West End musical on a Thursday afternoon? Here are the top shows currently offering performances!

A lot of shows in London’s West End hold their matinees on a Wednesday, but a number alternately have afternoon shows on a Thursday.

If you want to know which musicals have Thursday matinee shows in the West End, this guide has you covered.

Here are the top six musicals that as of writing are offering matinee performances on Thursday afternoons in 2019…

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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Using her songs to tell her story, Tina is a musical based on the life and legendary music of international recording artist Tina Turner. Currently starring Adrienne Warren in the title role along with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina’s mother, and Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina.

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The Phantom Of The Opera

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With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom Of The Opera has been playing the West End for over 30 years. Its jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring a tragic love story to life each night.

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Mamma Mia

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Set on a Greek island paradise, Mamma Mia cleverly tells a story of love, friendship and identity through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!




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Disney’s spectacular musical Aladdin features breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 350 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast and orchestra – plus all the songs from the classic Academy Award®-winning film including ‘Friend Like Me’, ‘A Whole New World’ and ‘Arabian Nights’.

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Winner of basically every musical theatre award going, Hamilton tells the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Currently starring Jamael Westman in the title role of Hamilton.

You can book tickets to Hamilton here


School of Rock

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Based on the hit film, School Of Rock follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.

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About the author: Jessica White

Recent University graduate Jessica is the newest writer for Stageberry. She's over the moon to be sharing her theatre knowledge and passion for musicals with the online world.


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