London is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to theatre performances, with some of the biggest and best productions played out on the most iconic stages. There’s nothing better than heading to a Christmas show in one of London’s theatres, and this year’s productions are truly unmissable. There are countless theatres in London offering a myriad of show stopping delights this Christmas, from ballet to opera, comedy to tragedy. Make the most of your Christmas theatre trip in London and eat, drink and unwind pre or post performance in one of our Late Night London bars.

We’ve picked some of our favourite up and coming performances for the festive season, and they’re all conveniently located close to some unique London bars.

Les Misérables

Where: Queen’s Theatre          Running: Ongoing

The longest running musical in the West End, Les Mis still performs to sell-out crowds, and since the big screen production has only gained in popularity. The epic tale of love lost and found is a must see for anyone wanting to see a Christmas play in London, and is now being shown at the historic Queens Theatre. Make a day of it - our Late Night London venues are perfectly located for pre or post theatre drinks and food.


Gem bar is just around the corner from Queens Theatre, and with a laid back air of sophistication, this venue is perfect from pre or post performance drinks, a bite to eat, or a long, leisurely meal.


Uniquely themed interior and eclectic cocktails make Grace the ideal location for drinks before the theatre. Upstairs, Grace Restaurant is exactly what you were looking for to indulge in some fine cuisine in the evening before heading to Les Miserables – ambient, eclectic and inviting.


Where: London Palladium When: 6th December – 28th February

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking and iconic musical returns to the West End for 12 weeks this Christmas period. Starring Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella, CATS is a stunning and spectacular show of dance, costume and choreography. CATS is a once in a lifetime show, so if you’ve managed to bag tickets, make the most of your day and enjoy a meal or a luxurious drink in our conveniently located and distinctive bars near the theatre.

Mayfair Exchange

A stone’s throw from the London Palladium, Mayfair Exchange has a truly decadent air. The Neo-Edwardian building is just the place to sample fine cuisine or enjoy a drink before your night at the Theatre.

The Loop

This varied venue is perfect if you’re feeling inspired by the feline antics on stage. Head to The Loop bar after CATS and show us your moves on the dance floor, or kick back with a cocktail or two.


Where: Cambridge Theatre      When: Ongoing

This family friendly adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic is sure to dazzle and delight. With music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, this theatre show is a pantomime-come-musical which has received glowing five star reviews. If you’re going to watch Matilda in London over Christmas, make sure you treat yourselves to food and drinks at a late Night London bar close to Cambridge Theatre.


Enter the realm of fantasy before you arrive at the theatre. Foundation bar features exciting and magical design and interior, and is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with the family before heading to see Matilda.


An ideal place to begin or end your day at the theatre, Verve combines a bright and breezy bar area with a notorious club room for those who want their evening to last all night.