Longest running West End musicals in London 2019

This chart provides a ranking of the longest running musicals on the West End in London by number of performances as of July 2019. Les Misérables, and The Phantom of the Opera are two of the longest running musicals in West End History, with close to 14 thousand performances each since they began in the 1980s.

Longest-running musicals on the West End in London by number of performances as of July 2019

Musical title (year)Number of performances
Les Misérables (1985)*13,964
The Phantom of the Opera (1986)*13,629
Blood Brothers (1988)10,013
Cats (1981)8,949
Mamma Mia! (1999)*8,498
Disney's The Lion King (1999)*8,258
Starlight Express (1984)7,406
Chicago (1997 revival)6,187
Wicked (2006)*5,383
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (1989)5,140
We Will Rock You (2002)4,659
Billy Elliot The Musical (2005)4,566
Thriller Live (2009)*4,365
Miss Saigon (1989)4,264
Jersey Boys (2008)3,787
Jesus Christ Superstar (1972)3,357
Me and My Girl (1985 revival)3,303
Matilda The Musical! (2011)*3,228
Evita (1978)2,900
The Book of Mormon*2,650
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 5, 2019

Supplementary notes

* Performances still running, therefore the figures are correct as of July 5, 2019. Performances by all other musicals are closed.

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