Theatre News

From London’s West End to the best national touring productions, find out what to see on your next group theatre visit.

Cast of the Mary Poppins musical on stage

More theatres announced for Mary Poppins tour


The latest venues to be named for the major tour of the musical include Milton Keynes and Birmingham. 

Back to the Future The Musical

Back to the Future extends in London with new cast


Groups have more time to catch the hit musical in London, with a new cast to bring the beloved story to life - great scott!

Giovanna Fletcher who will star in the UK tour of The Girl on the Train

Giovanna Fletcher to star in The Girl on the Train tour


The winner of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here 2020 has said she is delighted to play the leading role in the new UK tour. 

Ghost Stories, London production

Spine-tingling Ghost Stories show to spook audiences on tour


The Olivier Award-nominated Ghost Stories will embark on a UK tour following a thrilling West End run and a smash-hit film.

The 2022 tour of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Amazing news! Joseph musical returns for UK tour


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will embark on a huge new tour after playing to packed out venues across the country in 2022.

Actor Les Dennis who will star in Bill Bryson's Notes From A Small Island

Les Dennis to play Bill Bryson in Notes From A Small Island


The stage adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir begins a major UK tour in January 2025. 

Jodie Whittaker will take on the iconic role in The Duchess at the Trafalgar Theatre in London

Jodie Whittaker to take on iconic role in The Duchess


The Doctor Who and Broadchurch actress will return to the stage for the first time in more than a decade in the West End run. 

Carrie Hope Fletcher to star in Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane will tour the UK before West End season


Groups will be able to see Calamity Jane on the road starring West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher in the lead role.

Louis McCartney as Henry Creel and Ella Karuna Williams as Patty Newby in Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Watch: haunting trailer teases Stranger Things show


Stranger Things: The First Shadow has extended its run following phenomenal demand at London’s Phoenix Theatre.

Jason Donovan and cast members in the Rocky Horror Show

Jason Donovan set to thrill audiences in The Rocky Horror Show tour


The star will return to the role of Frank ‘n’ Further in the show for the first time in the UK for more than 25 years. 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West End

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tour marks milestone


The West End production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will tour the UK to mark the 75th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ iconic novel.

The flying car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Soap stars take to the stage in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


Charlie Brooks and Liam Fox have kicked off the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as The Childcatcher and Grandpa Potts respectively.  

The full cast of Six the Musical at the Vaudeville Theatre in London

West End smash hit Six extends to 2025


Six has just extended its reign in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre with more than 152,000 seats now on sale.

Kym Marsh as Cruella De Vil in the UK tour of 101 Dalmatians

Kym Marsh and Faye Tozer to share lead in 101 Dalmatians


Pop stars Kym Marsh and Faye Tozer will take to the stage as Cruella de Vil in the new musical adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.

Rebekah Lowings (Molly) and Niall Sheehy (Sam) in Ghost the Musical 2019 UK tour

Oscar-winning Ghost the Musical will tour the UK


Ghost the Musical will make a return to the stage this summer, embarking on a UK tour for the first time since 2019.

The Southwark Cast of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is coming to London


The award-winning musical by Jethro Compton and Darren Clark will transfer to the West End following a sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse. 

Starlight Express Company in rehearsals

Casting announced for London’s Starlight Express


Rehearsals are underway for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express, with full casting announced for the new production that returns in the summer.

A member of the Wicked musical cast

Exclusive group booking for Wicked the musical


Group travel organisers and coach tour operators can now book tickets for performances of Wicked the musical until December 2025. 

Adrian Dunbar & Stephanie J. Block in Kiss Me, Kate

Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar and Doctor Who’s Peter Davison in Kiss Me, Kate


Adrian Dunbar and Peter Davison will be joined by Tony Award winner Stephanie J. Block this summer in musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate 

The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre

More time to see The Play That Goes Wrong in London


Groups have got more time to catch The Play That Goes Wrong on stage, with a new cast also revealed to cause havoc at the Duchess Theatre in London.

Hannibal with the Ensemble in Phantom of the Opera

3 huge London shows announce extensions for groups


Groups have more time to catch The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton and Les Misérables in London as all three have announced extensions until 29th March 2025.

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Tina Turner musical to head out on first ever tour


Groups will have the chance to see Tina - The Tina Turner Musical near them as the hit musical is scheduled tour the UK and Ireland for the first time ever.

Fisayo Akinade, Kit Harington and Aaron Heffernan all star in the London run of Slave Play

Most Tony-nominated play ever comes to London


Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is among the cast in the UK premiere of Slave Play which opens at the Noël Coward Theatre in June. 

The full cast of Chicago in the 2021 international tour

Chicago tour to shimmy into Milton Keynes Theatre


The multi award-winning musical Chicago is set for another tour, opening at Milton Keynes Theatre on Saturday 12th October.

War Horse at the New London Theatre

National Theatre’s iconic War Horse show will return to the stage


The National Theatre’s War Horse will embark on a new major tour, bringing the extraordinary story by Michael Morpurgo to a theatre near you.

National Ballet of Canada performing Angels' Atlas

Group savings on Sadler’s Wells Theatre tickets


Groups of ten or more can save money on tickets to see a variety of shows until the end of the year with Sadler’s Wells.

Michael Ball as Javert and Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe to star in Les Misérables arena tour


Both Alfie Bow and Michael Ball will return to the Les Misérables in a tour that travels to some of the UK’s biggest arenas.

The cast of Fawlty Towers The Play which is opening in the West End in May 2024

Fawlty Towers: group ticket rates for West End debut


The first ever stage adaptation of Fawlty Towers is coming to a West End theatre, almost 50 years since the show was first recorded. 

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Watch: trailer teases Dolly Parton’s Here You Come Again show


All of Dolly Parton’s biggest hits have been brought together for a new musical, which will tour the UK before enjoying a West End run.

Dominic West sat in a chair during rehearsals for A View from the Bridge

The Crown star to appear in London run of A View From The Bridge


Dominic West, who is best known for his portrayal of Prince Charles in Netflix’s The Crown, will appear in the West End transfer of A View from the Bridge at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Hadestown - Original Broadway Company

150,000 more tickets for West End’s Hadestown debut


Groups now have until December 2024 to catch Hadestown which marks its West End debut at the Lyric Theatre from Saturday 10th February. 

The 39 Steps being performed in London's West End

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps will travel across the UK


The Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, The 39 Steps, is to tour the UK for the first time in eight years, beginning its run at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.

Elphaba in the UK touring production of Wicked

Wicked tour images show new cast that will fly to a theatre near you


The UK touring production of Wicked has opened in Edinburgh, with new images teasing what audiences across the UK can expect from the spectacle.

Kanna Hashimoto as Chihiro in the sell-out Japanese hit show Spirited Away

European premiere of Spirited Away show coming to London


The original Japanese stage production of Spirited Away will open at the London Coliseum in April, making its European debut.

Isabella Pappas as Joyce Maldonado, Oscar Lloyd as James Hopper Jr and Christopher Buckley as Bob Newby in Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Stranger Things: The First Shadow offers groups spooks and thrills


This stage prequel to the popular Stranger Things Netflix series is welcoming groups to discover a whole new adventure that takes audiences further back to the start of the story - which may hold the key to the end. 

I Should Be So Lucky musical

I Should Be So Lucky trailer features Kylie Minogue and Stock Aitken Waterman hits


Official footage has been released for the UK and Ireland tour of the I Should Be So Lucky musical, showcasing bright costumes, timeless hits and vibrant routines. 

Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley alongside the judges of Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream.

Groups can get their tickets to see Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream winners


Groups can now book their tickets to see Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley in the West End’s Mamma Mia!, after the pair landed their dream roles of Sophie and Sky in the final of Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream.

The UK touring cast of Come From Away.

Come From Away’s touring cast revealed


Casting has been unveiled for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Come From Away, the multi award-winning hit which played to more than 850,000 people at London’s Phoenix Theatre 

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Next to Normal trailer teases groups ahead of West End transfer


The Donmar Warehouse production of Broadway’s Next to Normal, will transfer to London’s West End after a sold-out season.

A promotional image about the Dear Evan Hansen UK tour

Dear Evan Hansen to thrill audiences across the UK on major tour


A new production of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is to tour the UK in 2024 and 2025. 

Sheridan Smith in front of lights to promote a new musical, Opening Night, she's starring in

Sheridan Smith stars in new musical to hit the West End


Sheridan Smith will play the lead role in Opening Night, which will run from March 2024 featuring music and lyrics by Rufus Wainwright. 

& Juliet West End cast

& Juliet tour will take classic pop hits across the UK


& Juliet is heading out on a national tour after a phenomenal London run which saw it pick up three Olivier Awards. 

Tom Bennett as Del Boy in the West End production of Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Lovely jubbly! Only Fools and Horses to hit the road in 2024


The Trotters are back and coming to a town near you in 2024, direct from a sold-out, four-year run in London’s West End. 

Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood to direct NOW That’s What I Call A Musical


The new British musical will tour the UK and is said to celebrate 40 years of iconic chart-topping hits from the compilations album NOW That’s What I Call Music.

Paul Kerryson and Brenda Edwards, co-producers of the Hairspray UK and Ireland tour 2024/25

Loose Women presenter to make directing debut in Hairspray tour


Former X Factor contestant and stage star, Brenda Edwards will help bring the iconic show to a theatre near you. 

A billboard advertises Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express show which is returning to the Wembley Park Theatre

Starlight Express musical is whizzing back to London


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic Starlight Express musical will return to London in summer 2024 at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. 

Hamilton's West End cast

Full casting announced for first ever Hamilton tour


The full cast for Lin-Manuel Maranda’s Hamilton has been revealed ahead of the production’s first ever UK and Ireland tour.

The full cast of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None UK Tour

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None hits the road


The reinvented 21st century production tells the story of ten strangers who are lured to a solitary coastal mansion.

Nathaniel Curtis as Sam and Charlene Boyd as Lauren in the 2:22 A Ghost Story UK Tour

Former EastEnders stars appear in 2:22 A Ghost Story tour


The supernatural show has two former soap stars within its cast, thrilling audiences across the UK.

From left: Lucy St. Louis as Glinda and Alexia Khadime as Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked..

Group tickets for Wicked now exclusively on sale until December 2024


London’s Wicked is now exclusively on sale to groups until the end of 2024, with an online booking portal for advice on the best prices, seats and packages.