Matthew Croke as Aladdin and Trevor Dion Nicholas as Genie in Aladdin

Family friendly theatre shows to see this year

With so many shows coming up this year, here is a selection of family-friendly productions to add to your diaries.

Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan in Annie

Big stars to look out for in Theatre Land this year

We look at some of the big shows opening this year, with big names.

Mamma Mia! The Party

10 of the most read articles of 2018

Counting down to the most read article, here are the most popular news stories and features that caught your attention on the Group Leisure & Travel website in 2018.

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GLT launches Theatre and Cruise newsletters

Group Leisure & Travel magazine now offers regular dedicated email newsletters for people interested in organising group trips to the theatre, and for those looking for cruise holiday ideas and offers.


5 thrilling shows that promise a fright for your group

As it’s almost Halloween, here are a selection of spine-tingling theatre productions to consider seeing with your group in the future.

Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of Berry Gordy in the UK tour of Motown the Musical

Cast announced for UK and Ireland tour of Motown the Musical

The producers of Motown the Musical have revealed the cast for the UK and Ireland tour which opens in Birmingham.

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

11 pantos and shows to look forward to this Christmas

We round up some of the best pantomimes and festive performances that groups will love to see this winter season.

The Band Musical

Interview: Leading ladies in Take That’s musical The Band

Vicky Edwards meets the mostly female cast of smash-hit show The Band, co-produced by Take That – to talk about growing up obsessed with a boyband.

Credit Helen Maybanks

National Youth Theatre announces summer and autumn season

Details of the summer and autumn season by the National Youth Theatre (NYT) have been released including shows such as Victoria’s Knickers and Consensual.

Bristol Old Vic

Five of England’s oldest group friendly theatres

We take a look at some of England’s oldest theatres, which also happen to be great for groups.

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Dreamgirls to leave West End for UK tour

The final performance of Dreamgirls at London’s Savoy Theatre will be on January 12th 2019, prior to a UK tour, with full dates to be announced in due course.

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

UK premiere revealed for On Your Feet!

On Your Feet! will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 14th June to 31st August 2019.

Hadley Fraser and Ross Noble in Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein to tour UK

It has been announced that Mel Brooks’ comedy musical, Young Frankenstein will have its last West End performance this August, before it embarks on a tour of the UK next year.

Cast of The Band with Take That

Take That musical, The Band, to have West End run

It has been announced that the musical, The Band, will have a six-week run in London following the success of its UK tour.

Kinky Boots

Top shows to look forward to in 2018

To kick start the new year, we round up some top picks for theatre this year.


10 of the most read features of 2017

Counting down to first place, we look back at the most read articles on the Group Leisure & Travel website for 2017.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Group benefits and new shows for RPO 2018 season

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has revealed details and highlights of its 2018 season, including its benefits for groups.

Around the World in 80 Days

UK tour and London season for Around the World in 80 Days

The show Around the World in 80 Days will be embarking on a major UK tour this July.

Joanna Riding in The Girls

The Girls announces West End exit and UK tour

The musical, The Girls has revealed that it will be closing in the West End on 15th July but will embark on a UK tour in August 2018.

Cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Final London dates set for Carole King musical ahead of UK tour

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will complete its West End run this August before embarking on a new UK tour.

The Kite Runner

West End extension and UK tour for The Kite Runner

The second West End run of The Kite Runner, opening in June, has revealed a month’s extension and a UK tour.

National Theatre

National Theatre announces summer and autumn season

The National Theatre in London has revealed its show line-up for the April to November season.

Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical announces UK tour and London season

The world premiere of Nativity! The Musical will be staged in Birmingham next year and will be followed by a short tour and a season in London.

Bat Out of Hell - The Musical

Bat Out of Hell to join West End next summer

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical will open in the West End next June for a limited season.

Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein to premiere in Newcastle before West End run

Comedy musical, Young Frankenstein, will open at the Newcastle Theatre Royal for its UK premiere next August before joining the West End in autumn 2017.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys to end West End run

Jersey Boys is to close at the Piccadilly Theatre next March following a nine year run in the West End.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out: UK tour before West End run

The comedy Stepping Out will embark on a UK tour from October before opening in the West End at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in March 2017.