It can be difficult planning date night, especially if you want to truly impress. Instead of sticking to classic clichés, why not try something a little different? A trip to the theatre is a great way to spend an evening in London, whether it’s a special anniversary or just a way to cap a romantic getaway in London. The city’s theatres are among the biggest and best in the world and regularly stage a number of award-winning shows and performances.
From musicals to comedies, the boards of the West End are where you’ll find all kinds of amazing characters. If you want to create memories that the two of you will never forget then check out our list of must-see date night shows that will surely get the sparks flying during your stay at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate.
An American in Paris
Dominion Theatre: 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London W1T 7AQ
If you’re looking to set the right mood on your date then this heartfelt performance is sure to do it. The classic love story, based on the feature film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, has been brought to the big stage with award-winning set designs and a cast of brilliant dancers and singers. The soundtrack includes a beautiful collection of songs that are sure to get you both singing along. After a night of laughter and tears you can head back to the Park Grand Lancaster Gate for a relaxing night.
Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London WC2R 0NS
This is currently the hottest show in theatres around the world and is perfect for a date night. After winning just about every award you can think of, this dazzling production is still wowing sell-out crowds every week. The musical explores the idea of friendship with a soundtrack featuring some of the best songs by famous pop artist, Cyndi Lauper. If you only have chance to see one show during your stay at our budget accommodation London then this should definitely be the one.
Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4HS
Take yourself back in time to your childhood and enjoy a night of gasps, laughter and tears as you follow Aladdin and Abu on their adventures through the desert. This classic Disney love story is the perfect way to spend an evening with your date and will get you both reminiscing about your childhood and talking about the films you’d watch when you were younger. The colorful costumes, big sets and iconic musical numbers in the Aladdin stage production will make this a date to remember.
The Phantom of the Opera
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL
If classic theatre is your thing then take your date on a trip to watch this timeless love story. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece is the perfect way to set the mood and get lost in a world of music and mystery as you follow the story of this dark romance. Enter the world of the phantom as he tries to win the hand of his beloved. The epic showmanship and outstanding set design makes this one of the most iconic and memorable shows you will ever see.