Now, more than ever, experiences as gifts have never been so popular. It’s probably (almost definitely) because we spent the last few years in and out of lockdown, trying our hand at some disastrous hobbies – did anyone else make a pathetically flat focaccia? – and going on our one walk a day.

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We won’t dwell too much on those strange months, but it does explain why people are eager to get out and about, and why they want to bring their loved ones with them, too! And one of the best ways to both spend time with someone special and to get out of the house is visiting a West End show.

The RadioTimes.com team has done extensive research on the best West End shows, so you can be sure if there’s a fantastic play with a discount, we’ll bring it straight to you. And this Black Friday, you can get the full West End experience for a fraction of the price with theatre ticket sales across a whole host of sites.

So whether you’re living in London, and you and your friends fancy doing something more exciting than the weekend pub trip (guilty), or you’d like to plan a special trip to the Big Smoke for a loved one, head on down to Central London.

We’ve selected plays and musicals to suit every taste and budget, and we’ll be sure to continue adding to the list as more great offers pop up.

So let’s take a look at some of the top discounted theatre tickets as Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals go live.

For more exciting things to do in London this winter, check out the best UK Christmas markets, the top London ice rinks, and best London experience gifts. Heading to the capital by train? Check out these Trainline Black Friday discounts or our Cyber Monday deals live blog.

Best theatre ticket Black Friday deals at a glance:

Best Black Friday deals on London theatre tickets

Get 17% off The Great British Bake Off Musical

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The winner may have been crowned on the UK’s most-loved baking show, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop there. The Great British Bake Off Musical will make its West End debut in February next year, and it has an all-star cast behind it, too, including John Owen-Jones, from The Phantom of the Opera, who will be playing Phil Hollinghurst: the blue-eyed, silver fox who is partial to a handshake or two.

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Now with 17 per cent off, tickets are available for only £30.

Buy The Great British Bake Off Musical tickets from £36 £30 at London Theatre Direct

Bag 10% off Back To The Future - The Musical tickets

Back to the Future: The Musical

Marty McFly's in big trouble — he's just been catapulted back to 1955! Luckily for us, we're still in November 2022, where we can enjoy special discounts on theatre tickets, like 10 per cent off the Back to the Future stage adaptation.

Back to the Future - The Musical follows the storyline of the film we all know and love, with an additional original score. Listen to new tracks like 'Back In Time' and 'Put Your Mind To It', as well as songs which featured in the movie, like 'The Power of Love'.

To get 10 per cent off Back to the Future - The Musical, simply use the code DOC10 at the checkout.

Buy Back to the Future - The Musical tickets from £23.46 £21.11 at From The Box Office

Save 27% on tickets to Demon Dentist

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LondonTheatre1

Strange things are happening in Alfie’s town… When kids put their teeth under their pillows, they expect to find a coin from the Tooth Fairy. Instead, they’re waking up to ghastly surprises! Could it be the Demon Dentist?

Treat your loved ones to the ultimate family day out this Christmas as David Walliams’s Demon Dentist comes to London’s Bloomsbury Theatre for a limited time run, from December to January.

Buy Demon Dentist tickets from £33 £24 at London Theatre Direct

See Only Fools and Horses for less than half price

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When we spoke about theatre shows being great Christmas presents, we specifically meant this play, and we specifically meant for your dad…

Everyone’s favourite cockney characters are back in the stage adaptation of Only Fools and Horses, with Les Dennis taking on the role of Grandad. Expect plenty of belly laughs and even more mischief with this play at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Buy Only Fools and Horses tickets for £27.27 £12 at LOVEtheatre

Bag the best seats for Frozen The Musical

Frozen The West End Musical
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In this London Theatre Direct Black Friday offer, you can get the best seats from just £25.

Let It Go! (all the worries and stresses of 2022) and book you and your family tickets to see Frozen The Musical at the newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane. See characters Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and the gang be brought to life in this Disney stage adaptation.

Buy Frozen The Musical tickets from £25 at London Theatre Direct

Get 10% off Elf The Musical tickets

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Treat yourself and your family to Elf The Musical tickets this Christmas. The musical has a brilliant original score, which is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit (if you aren't already!), and follows the storyline of the hit movie, Elf.

To secure 10 per cent off Elf The Musical tickets, simply input the code BUDDY10 at the checkout.

Buy Elf The Musical tickets from £24 £21.60 at From The Box Office

Buy Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets for just £15

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Manuel Harlan

No, seven books and eight films are not enough to feed our Harry Potter enthusiasm, we need a stage adaptation, too! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts in the Second Wizarding War, and follows the next generation of wizards.

Buy Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets from £15 at London Theatre Direct

Get half price Jersey Boys tickets

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London Theatre Direct

This musical comes with a warning: it contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for younger audiences, so parental guidance is advised. Or, leave the kids at home and have a date night or an evening out with your friends!

This award-winning musical — it has four Tony Awards, a Grammy, and an Olivier Award under its belt — tells the story of the musical group The Four Seasons, with its members Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Mass all remembering the story of how they came to be quite differently...

Buy Jersey Boys tickets from £50 £25 at London Theatre Direct

Get 29% off Peaky Blinders: The Rise

Peaky Blinders The Rise
Camden Market

This immersive theatre experience invites you to not only watch the dealings of the Shelby family, but to interact, too! Based on the smash-hit television show Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy, this theatre performance promises to delight fans of the series.

Buy Peaky Blinders: The Rise tickets from £49.50 £35 at London Theatre Direct

Get tickets for Pretty Woman for only £20

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British Theatre

You’ll be making a big mistake (big! huge!) if you don’t bag tickets to see Pretty Woman in LOVEtheatre’s Black Friday sale. It’s one of the most romantic stories of all time, and the 1990 film, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, is a timeless classic. Now, you can see the stage adaptation at the Savoy Theatre.

Buy Pretty Woman tickets from £24 £20 at LOVEtheatre

Save £15 on Marvellous tickets

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London Theatre Direct

Save up to a massive half-price on Marvellous theatre tickets this Black Friday.

You might have heard of the BAFTA Award-winning movie Marvellous, which is based on the extraordinary life of Neil Baldwin. Well, this play is an adaptation of that. It follows Neil Baldwin as he hitchhikes across the country, becomes a famous clown, bags an honorary degree from Keele University, is appointed Stoke City’s legendary Kit Man. Oh, and he appears on the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Quite the achievements!

Buy Marvellous tickets from £40 £25 at London Theatre Direct

Go watch As You Like It for only £24

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London Theatre Direct has exclusive prices of William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love, As You Like It.

Rose Ayling-Ellis, from EastEnders and our Strictly Come Dancing winner, will make her West End debut as Celia, and the play also stars Martha Plimpton, Leah Harvey, and Alfred Enoch.

Buy As You Like It tickets from £24 at London Theatre Direct

Save 50% on Life of Pi tickets

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From a book to a film to a play, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi sold over 10 million copies worldwide and won the Man Booker Prize. Now, the stage adaptation is the winner of five Olivier Awards: Best New Play, Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Set Design, and Best Lighting Design. If that doesn’t convince you to see this extraordinary play, we don’t know what will. Oh, actually, we do! You can now get up to 50 per cent off your tickets.

Buy Life of Pi tickets from £50 £25 at LOVEtheatre

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Get Patriots tickets from just £24

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From the creator of the Netflix smash-hit The Crown comes this political play based on the true story of Boris Berezovsky, a Russian businessman. It starts BAFTA-winning Tom Hollander, of Pride & Prejudice and About Time, and Will Keen of His Dark Materials. Patriots has been hugely anticipated amongst theatregoers for some time now, and it's finally making its West End debut at the Noël Coward Theatre next spring.

Buy Patriots tickets from £24 at London Theatre Direct

Save 40% on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets

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London Theatre Direct

It's the story everyone loves (and the story we went to the cinema to see and then left freaked out by Mr Tumnus for weeks after) – it's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This theatre performance has been transported straight from the pages of CS Lewis's children's book which follows four siblings, Edmund, Lucy, Peter and Susan, on their accidental adventure through a wardrobe and into the mystical world of Narnia, which contains Turkish delights, a White Witch, and a great lion...

Buy The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tickets from £36.67 £22 at London Theatre Direct

Save 38% on The Play That Goes Wrong tickets

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Ticketmaster

If you feel second-hand embarrassment easily, then The Play That Goes Wrong will set your teeth on edge... But not in a bad way. This hilarious show tells the story of The Cornley Drama Society, who are putting on a 1920s murder mystery show. However, as the title implies, it doesn't exactly go to plan.

Buy The Play That Goes Wrong tickets from £38.71 £24 at Ticketmaster

Get better-than-half-price Noises Off tickets

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Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster's Black Friday deals have been great for our social calendars and kind to our bank accounts, what more could we ask for?

Without giving too much away, Noises Off follows the on and offstage drama of a touring theatre company as they make their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On. It's kind of like a theatre show within a theatre show, and it's laugh-out-loud funny. Now, Noises Off, which is at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End, has 52 per cent off tickets for Black Friday.

Buy Noises Off tickets from £38.46 £20 at Ticketmaster

Save over half price on & Juliet tickets

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Time Out

In this re-telling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the play poses the question: what if Juliet put the knife down and decided to take a girls holiday instead? Watch Juliet head off on her own journey of self-discovery, healing and romance, with a soundtrack of sing-a-long pop songs.

Buy & Juliet tickets from £67 £25 at London Theatre Direct

See The Choir of Man for just £20

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London Theatre Direct

Fancy a pint? The Choir of Man has returned to London's West End for an immersive theatre performance like no other.

Performed by nine lads who are dancers, poets, musicians, and vocalists, The Choir of Man combines all kinds of music and performance to put on a show that has something for everyone. Audience members are invited to interact with the show, and yes, you'll be able to order a pint.

Buy The Choir of Man tickets from £49 £20 at London Theatre Direct

Save 20% on Cirque du Soleil: Kurios tickets

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Get up to 20 per cent off Cirque du Soleil: Kurios tickets this Black Friday.

Finally, actual Black Friday has arrived, and with it, its brought plenty of fantastic offers. One of them being discounted tickets on Cirque du Soleil: Kurios. This fantastical stage performance is coming to London in January next year, and it promises to be a spectacular experience with acrobatics and contortionists.

Buy Cirque du Soleil: Kurios tickets from £60 £48 at Ticketmaster

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