Created by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. The Mamma Mia! musical has triumphed in the West End of London since 1999. Based on original ABBA songs, this exciting musical takes you to a heavenly Greek island, where friendship, love and family are portrayed through the internationally renowned songs by the legendary Swedish group. More than eight million people have already seen this production in London alone, and with 60 million people having seen it worldwide, it has beaten all box-office records. The secret of its success? A moving story, a clever script packed with humour, and an atmosphere soaked in colour, light and, above all, joy.
Through major hits like “Thank You for the Music”, “Money, Money, Money”, “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Voulez Vous”, “SOS”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, and the title song “Mamma Mia”, the audience is brought into the entertaining story of a daughter about to get married, and her mother, who is about to reunite with three of her past flames. Composed by two of the founding members of ABBA, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! has become a global phenomenon that will get you moving as if you were an authentic dancing queen.
Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes (with interval)
Recommended age: suitable for all audiences. Children under five years old are not allowed.
Sophie is a 20-something about to get married on an idyllic Greek island, where she lives and runs a hotel with Donna, her mother. For her whole life, mother and daughter have had only each other, but all these changes when Sophie, just before the most important day of her life, decides that her father is the one who should walk her down the aisle. But her mother has never told her who he might be.
Entirely convinced that she’s going to find him, Sophie reads her mother’s diaries and discovers how to contact three men who could be her father. Without a second thought, she decides to invite them to her wedding without telling Donna, who, after 20 years of being entirely dedicated to her business and daughter, starts experiencing old feelings from the past that she thought were long gone.
Performances are programmed from Monday to Saturday at 7:45pm, with matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 3pm.
Performances have been programmed until 14 September 2019, though they’re continually renewed, and for the time being, no end-of-season is planned.
The theatre has 1,084 seats, with 479 in the stalls, 249 in the dress circle, 214 in the grand circle and 142 on the balcony. Prices oscillate between £19 and £180, depending on the day, seat and view of the stage.
Best Seats: we recommend choosing the stalls, specifically the central zone, or the front rows of the dress circle.
Best Quality-Price relationship: the seats at the side of the dress circle are reasonably priced and have a view of the entire stage.
Affordable prices: if you want to spend less, the seats in the dress circle and the grand circle will give you a good view of the action on the stage at a reasonable price. If you want to get Mamma Mia! tickets at the best possible price, you could always go for the balcony, which offers the lowest prices, but with a limited view.
Have a look at the seating plan in our images section.
You can find last-minute offers if you want to go to see the musical the same day. Seats are very limited, which means ticket availability may be scarce for groups of more than three people.
Ticket prices oscillate between £30 from Monday to Thursday, £33 on Friday and £36 on Saturday.
This musical is suitable for all audiences, but children aged under five are not allowed into the theatre. Children aged under 16 must always be accompanied by an adult. Everyone, regardless of their age, must acquire a ticket for the show. For security reasons, children must sit in their seat. They may not sit on an adult’s lap or be held in their arms.
There are special performances for people with cognitive disabilities: audio-described performances, captioned performances and signed performances.
Wheelchair access is via the door on Catherine Street. The seats available for people with reduced mobility are in the dress circle, seats A23, A24, AA10 and AA11. If you’d like one of these seats, you must book in advance and notify the theatre.
Running time of the musical
2 hours and 35 minutes (with interval)
There are special discounts for Mamma Mia! the musical for groups of more than 10 people.
Located at Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD, this West End theatre has hosted Mamma Mia! since 2012. With space for an audience of 1,105, this centenary theatre is well connected to the city centre. The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Temple and Holborn. Nearby, you can also find Charing Cross and Thameslink stations and their local trains. There are also numerous bus stops near the Novello Theatre, belonging to lines 6, 9, 87, 243, 341, 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, 341 and 521.
The theatre is a member of the Q-Park Theatreland program, which means you can enjoy a 50% discount when you park your car. The nearest car park is Chinatown. The theatre is in the London Congestion Charge zone, which means drivers coming into this area must pay £11.50 per working day, from 7am until 6pm. Entry outside these times is free of charge.
Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD, London1
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