London’s theatre scene has pretty much bounced back to how it was pre-Covid: the best theatre city in the world, heaving with classic musicals, bold new writing, exciting international work and the all-important fringes.
This rolling list is constantly updated to share the best of what’s coming up and currently booking: these choices aren’t the be-all and end-all of great theatre in 2024, but they are, as a rule, the biggest and splashiest shows on the horizon, and the smaller, cooler ones we’re looking forward to the most as well.
They’re shows worth booking for, pronto, both to avoid sellouts but to get the cheaper tickets that initially go on sale for most shows but tend to be snapped up months before they actually open.
Want to see if these shows live up to the hype? Check out our theatre reviews.
Check out our complete guide to musicals in London.
And head over here for a guide to every show in the West End at the moment.