Theatre breaks by rail from Manchester

Manchester may have The Happy Mondays and Oasis, but if you prefer showtunes to Champagne Supernova there's nowhere better to visit than London, home to Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, the inspiring Billy Elliot, nostalgic Jersey Boys and many, many more — the world's best musical theatre.

Combining rail and theatre tickets on your big-city break makes perfect sense. Overtake the motorway traffic on the M6 and M1, and save yourself a cool hour and a half travelling by train direct from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston. In just 2 hours and 7 minutes you’ll touchdown in the UK’s capital city, so put that extra time saved to good use by exploring London’s Theatreland in the glitzy West End.

Whether you’re staying at the Holiday Inn Kensington or the Marriott Regents Park, we’ve got the ultimate theatre break for you. Book a London theatre break with rail travel and you can save up to 50% on your train travel, keeping your pockets filled with a few extra pounds to spend on that special gourmet meal in Soho.

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Top 10 theatre breaks

At just over two hours to London from Manchester by train, you’ll be relaxed and refreshed when you arrive in Theatreland. There’s no need to rush for the last train home so why not grab a post-theatre cocktail and make the most of your free time? For an unforgettable theatre break we recommend one of our top London shows:

  • The Lion King theatre breaks by rail

    The Lion King

    Theatre breaks from £154 pp

    The Pride Lands brought dazzlingly to life as never before.

  • Les Miserables theatre breaks by rail

    Les Miserables

    Theatre breaks from £87 pp

    Viva la revolution! Passion & power in 19th century France.

  • Mamma Mia theatre breaks by rail

    Mamma Mia

    Theatre breaks from £79 pp

    Friendship, true love and ABBA's hits on a Greek island.

  • The Mousetrap theatre breaks by rail

    The Mousetrap

    Theatre breaks from £67 pp

    Over 60 years in the West End for Christie's murder mystery.

  • Matilda The Musical theatre breaks by rail

    Matilda The Musical

    Theatre breaks from £80 pp

    Don't miss the best family musical since The Lion King.

  • The Phantom of the Opera theatre breaks by rail

    The Phantom of the Opera

    Theatre breaks from £91 pp

    Tragic love & Music of the Night below the Paris Opera House

  • Thriller Live theatre breaks by rail

    Thriller Live

    Theatre breaks from £87 pp

    Michael Jackson's life & career from Billie Jean to Beat It.

  • Wicked The Musical theatre breaks by rail

    Wicked The Musical

    Theatre breaks from £92 pp

    Experience the other, untold side of Oz's famous story.