21 of the best West End and UK tour musicals you need to buy tickets for in 2024

21 of the best West End and UK tour musicals you need to buy tickets for in 2024

If you’re planning a trip to the West End or your local theatre in 2024 then these are some of the biggest and best musicals to book tickets for.

From upcoming premieres like Mean Girls and Burlesque to beloved classics like Wicked and Hairspray, there’s plenty to choose from.

We’ve put together a list of 21 musicals you can book for 2024, including West End hits and upcoming UK tours for shows including The Book of Mormon and Dear Evan Hansen.

Below you can find out more including venue details and ticket links, so you can start getting booked and busy for 2024.

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Mean Girls

Mean Girls West End tickets
Mean Girls the musical announces London debut and ticket details.

Where: Savoy Theatre, London

TicketsTicketmaster and ATG Tickets

The musical, based on the iconic film of the same name, will debut at the Savoy Theatre from June 2024.

It’ll mark its UK premiere, featuring songs including “Meet the Plastics”, “I’d Rather Be Me”, “World Burn” and “Revenge Party”.

2024 will also see the release of the film adaption of the musical, which stars Renee Rapp as Regina George, a role she also played on Broadway.

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Burlesque

Burlesque the musical is having its world premiere in the UK.
Burlesque the musical is having its world premiere in the UK. (Getty/Screen Gems)

Where: Opera House, Manchester

Tickets: ATG Tickets

The stage version of Burlesque is having its world premiere in the UK in 2024. This will be at Manchester’s Opera House from 13 June ahead of its West End run.

Based on the 2010 film of the same name starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, it follows a small-town girl named Ali Rose who moves to Los Angeles and stumbles upon a struggling burlesque lounge owned by Tess.

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Starlight Express

Starlight Express is returning to London's West End in 2024.
Starlight Express is returning to London’s West End in 2024.

Where: Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Tickets:  LW Theatres

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express is returning to London’s West End in 2024 with brand new staging.

He says the show is “going to be around you, the seats will move, it’s going to be a completely new experience.”

The show, which is about a child’s train set that comes to life and competes to become the fastest engine in the world, is famously performed on roller skates.

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Cabaret

Jake Shears and Self Esteem are joining Cabaret at the Kit Kat Klub on London's West End. (Danny Kasiyre)
Jake Shears and Self Esteem are joining Cabaret at the Kit Kat Klub on London’s West End. (Danny Kasiyre)

Where: Kit Kat Klub at the Playhouse

Tickets: ATG Tickets

You can still catch the hugely popular revival of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Klub at the Playhouse in 2024.

It currently stars Jake Shears and Self Esteem as the Emcee and Sally Bowles, with new casting expected to be announced early next year.

The immersive, Olivier Award-winning show is booking until at least September 2024.

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I Should Be So Lucky

I Should Be So Lucky UK tour tickets.
Stock Aitken Waterman’s I Should Be So Lucky musical is touring the UK in 2024.

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

The official Stock Aitken Waterman musical is touring across the UK throughout 2024, with dates planned in Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham and Bristol to name a few.

It features the soundtrack of a generation with music including Kylie Minogue’s “I Should Be So Lucky”, Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, Jason Donovan’s “Especially for You” and Bananarama’s “Love In The First Degree”, in a story of love, laughter and last-minute getaways.

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101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians UK tour tickets
101 Dalmatians is touring across the UK in 2024.

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

The West End show is heading out on a UK tour across 2024, with dates planned for Edinburgh, York, Liverpool, Birmingham and more.

101 Dalmatians follows the classic story, which is brought to life on stage with spectacular puppetry, show-stopping choreography, witty songs and cute puppies.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen UK tour tickets
Dear Evan Hansen UK tour: dates, tickets and presale info.

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

The Tony Award-winning musical follows Evan Hansen who struggles to connect with a hyper-connected world.

He invents a friendship with a boy in a misguided attempt to comfort a grieving family, fabricating email chains as proof. When this spirals out of control, Evan becomes the face of a viral video about loneliness, and the importance of speaking out.

It’s going on tour for the first time in 2024 running into 2025, visiting venues across the UK.

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Frozen

Frozen West End tickets (Johan Persson for Disney)
Frozen the Musical announces new dates and ticket details for Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (Johan Persson for Disney)

Where: Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Tickets: LW Theatres

Frozen the Musical recently confirmed its extending its West End run until summer 2024, so there’s still plenty of time to catch the live spectacular.

The Tony Award-nominated show features songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who also wrote the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning 2013 film and its sequel including “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”.

The story is similar to the film version as it takes audiences to the magical world of Arendelle and follows sisters Anna and Elsa. Elsa is gifted with ice-manipulating powers but after tensions arise she runs away from home and it’s up to Anna to bring her back and save Arendelle.

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Wicked

Wicked has extended its West End run until June 2024 and extra tickets have been released.
Wicked has extended its West End run until June 2024 and extra tickets have been released. (Matt Crockett)

Where: UK tour and Apollo Victoria Theatre, London

Tickets: ATG Tickets and Ticketmaster

In 2024, Wicked will continue its record-breaking run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre until at least June, as well as embarking on a UK tour.

The show will stop off in the likes of Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bristol, Sunderland and Manchester across the year.

The award-winning West End and Broadway musical tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda (with a film version starring Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande coming in 2024).

The story takes place alongside a soundtrack featuring beloved songs including “The Wizard and I” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity”, stunning costumes and spectacular sets.

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Hairspray

Hairspray is heading out on a UK tour in 2024.
Hit musical Hairspray is heading out on a UK tour in 2024. (Mark Senior)

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets and official website

Hairspray is back for another tour across the UK and Ireland after breaking box office records in the West End, Broadway and on the big screen.

The show which follows Tracy Turnblad and features songs “You Can’t Stop the Beat”, “Good Morning Baltimore” and “Welcome to the 60s” will stop off in Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and more.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is continuing its UK tour in 2024.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is continuing its UK tour in 2024. (Photo by Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images)

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

In 2024, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will continue its UK tour, with dates planned in the likes of Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol and Oxford.

The feel-good musical – inspired by a true story – follows Jamie New, a teenager living on a council estate in Sheffield. He doesn’t quite fit in and he’s terrified about the future, but he knows he’s going to be a star and with support from his mum and friends he overcomes prejudice to step into the spotlight.

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Six the Musical

Six the Musical UK tour tickets
Six the Musical will continue its UK tour in 2024.

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets and official website

This breakout hit musical follows the six wives of the infamous Henry VIII who take to the stage to tell their stories in a pop concert inspired by some of the biggest modern day artists.

The show features the likes of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour who tell their story against the backdrop of songs including “Don’t Lose Ur Head”, “Get Down” and “All You Wanna Do”.

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Sister Act

Sister Act the Musical announces 2024 UK tour dates. (Tristram Kenton)
Sister Act the Musical announces 2024 UK tour dates. (Tristram Kenton)

Where: UK tour and Dominion Theatre, London

Tickets: ATG Tickets and Love Theatre

Sister Act the Musical is back for 2024, with a headline UK tour, stopping off in Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester and Liverpool and also playing on the West End between March and August.

The London run will see Beverly Knight and Alexandra Burke alternate as Deloris Van Cartier, and they’ll be joined by Ruth Jones, who will play Mother Superior.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! is extending its West End run into autumn 2022, with extra tickets released.
Moulin Rouge! the Musical is currently running at Piccadilly Theatre. (Matthew Murphy)

Where: Piccadilly Theatre

Tickets: ATG Tickets

The 10-time Tony Award winning musical will continue its run at the Piccadilly Theatre until at least May 2024.

Based on the 2001 film of the same name, it weaves together original songs with popular music including anthems “Toxic”, “Bad Romance” and of course “Lady Marmalade”.

The story is set at the turn of the 20th century during the Belle Epoque, in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris and follows Christian, a young composer who falls in love with cabaret actress Satine.

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& Juliet

& Juliet UK tour
& Juliet will tour across the UK in 2024. (Johan Persson)

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

After a West End run, & Juliet will now head across the UK for its first ever tour in 2024 and 2025.

The musical features some of the biggest pop hits of the last three decades from songwriter Max Martin including “…Baby One More Time”, “Since U Bene Gone”, “Roar” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.

The show follows the “what if?” story of Juliet from Shakespeare’s famous play as she wakes up instead of having a dagger to the heart and chooses her own fate. She gathers Nurse and her best friends and heads to the city of lights to prove there is life and love after Romeo.

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon West End tickets
The Book of Mormon musical announces new UK tour dates and ticket details. (thebookofmormonmusical.com)

Where: UK tour and Prince of Wales Theatre, London

Tickets: ATG Tickets and Love Theatre

In 2024 smash-hit musical The Book of Mormon will tour the UK, with dates planned in Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.

While theatregoers can also book tickets for the show on the West End until at least April 2024, where it will be running at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

It’s penned by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the co-creator of Avenue Q, Robert Lopez and has become a global hit.

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs Doubtfire West End tickets
Mrs Doubtfire the musical extends its West End run and releases more tickets. (Manuel Harlan)

Where: Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Tickets: Ticketmaster

It was announced that Mrs. Doubtfire the musical would be extending its run until at least September 2024 on the West End – and releasing more tickets.

So there’s plenty of time to catch the hit show, which follows out-of-work actor Danny who creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire to stay in his kids’ lives.

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Hamilton

Hamilton West End tickets
Hamilton has confirmed new UK and Ireland tour dates and tickets details. (Danny Kaan)

Where: UK tour and Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Tickets: ATG Tickets and Love Theatre

Hamilton is currently on its first ever UK tour, which is running in Manchester until February 2024 and will head to Edinburgh in late February and Bristol in April.

Plus you can also still catch the show on London’s West End at the Victoria Palace Theatre, with bookings open until at least October 2024.

The musical tells the story of America’s Founding Fathers, is notable for featuring non-white actors as historical figures as a way to weave the tale of “America then, as told by America now” as well as drawing heavily from hip-hop, soul and R&B in its soundtrack.

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Come From Away

Come From Away UK tour tickets
Come From Away announces first ever UK and Ireland tour. (Walter McBride/WireImage)

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets and official website

Smash-hit musical Come From Away will tour across the UK and Ireland for the first time ever.

The national tour will begin on 1 March at the Leicester Curve, before heading to the likes of Cardiff, Leeds, Birmingham and Belfast.

Throughout 2024 the production will visit venues in Newcastle, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The musical is based on the events in the Newfoundland town of Gander during the week following the September 11 attacks, when 38 planes, carrying approximately 7,000 passengers, were ordered to land unexpectedly at Gander International Airport.

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Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman the Musical UK tour tickets
Pretty Woman the Musical is touring the UK in 2024.

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

Following a run in the West End, the stage production of Pretty Woman the Musical is heading to venues across the UK in 2024. This includes Liverpool, York, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

The UK tour run will star Amber Davies as Vivian, Ore Oduba as Happy Man/Mr Thompson and Oliver Savile as Edward.

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Shrek

Shrek the Musical UK tour tickets.
Shrek the Musical is heading out on a UK tour in 2024.

Where: UK tour

Tickets: ATG Tickets

Shrek the Musical is touring across the UK in 2024, led by theatre legend Antony Lawrence in the title role and Strictly Joanne Clifton as Princess Fiona.

The show, which is inspired by the hit film of the same name, will stop off at the likes of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Liverpool and Milton Keynes.

The live stage production is set to a soundtrack featuring songs like “I’m A Believer”, “Big Bright Beautiful World” and “I Know It’s Today”.

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