dfp_header_hidden_string

Get our free email newsletter with just one click

Poll: Should the standard evening start time for West End performances change?

Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London. Photo: Manuel Harlan Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London. Photo: Manuel Harlan
by -

Last week, parents working in the West End raised concerns about the potential for evening performances to start earlier, and the knock-on effect this could have.

It was prompted by Matilda moving its weekday shows to a 7pm start instead of 7:30, after audiences said they would rather performances started earlier to make travelling home easier and offering more time to socialise after the show. This week we’re asking: Should the standard evening start time for West End performances change?


We need your help…

When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.

The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.

We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.

Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.

loading...
^