Once the Musical Theatre Tickets and Hotel Packages

Ends 21st March 2015

Winner of two 2014 Olivier Awards and eight Tony Awards including Best New Musical

Irish playwright Enda Walsh and singer-songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova bring you Once, the musical that began life as a modest yet incredibly successful film made on a shoestring budget. This unassuming, poignant love story set on the streets of Dublin was the unexpected winner of an Oscar for Best Original Song, so it's no surprise that the little-movie-that-could has made its way to the stage.

When a Czech girl and busking guy strike up a tender but uncertain relationship in the serene Irish capital, so begins an honest and moving romantic tale. Nursing a broken heart, the thirty-something busker feels like giving up on his self-penned songs until his new Czech friend sparks his creativity once more. This touching will-they-won't-they dynamic is explored to the pair's raw and delicately powerful music charting the relationship's ebbs and flows.

Celebrating love, friendship and the power of song, Once is a joyous, exhilarating show performed by talented actor-musicians. After receiving a huge haul of eight Tony Awards for its Broadway production including Best New Musical, this stage musical with a difference wings its way to the West End to find a home in the Phoenix Theatre.

See and hear the show's heartbreaking beauty on a London theatre break with Show & Stay.

Interview exclusives

We interviewed Arthur Darvill who recently played Guy in Once. Watch the full interview here to find out about the Dr Who star's return to the West End and plans to write his own musical.


"The beautiful simplicity of this classic love story is brought to life by an ensemble cast who play the delicate, painful folk songs perfectly. A musical like no other - which should be celebrated and embraced.'

Read our review

Critic's Reviews

Once the Musical Music

Song name Performed by
Leave Guy
Falling Slowly Guy & Girl
The North Strand Ensemble
The Moon Andrej (as Ensemble)
Ej, Pada, Pada, Rosicka Ensemble
If You Want Me Guy, Girl, & Ensemble
Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy Guy
Say It to Me Now Guy
Abandoned in Bandon Bank Manager
Gold Guy & Ensemble
Sleeping Guy
When Your Mind's Made Up Guy, Girl, & Ensemble
The Hill Girl
Gold (A Cappella) Company
It Cannot Be About That Ensemble
The Moon Company
Falling Slowly (Reprise) Guy, Girl, & Ensemble

Theatre Location

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP

Email Exclusives

Join our newsletter today and get 10% off your theatre break.

Search for a show
Add train tickets? Save up to 50%
Feefo logo Feefo logo