Theatre date? The best musicals for couples to see together

Heading to the West End can do wonders for your dating record, believe us. Whether it’s your first time at the theatre or you’re a seasoned pro, there’s fun shows for first dates right through to steady relationships (where you can basically blub a little more).

To give you a head start in time for Valentine’s Day, we pick the best date-proof shows in town…

Miss Saigon - Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer - Photo credit Matthew Murphy

Ideal if you’re… In a long-term relationship
Miss Saigon

If you’re well beyond the blushing stage, the Cameron Mackintosh production of Miss Saigon is ideal for date night. Packed with passion and humour, it’ll give you plenty to talk about after curtains close. Get Miss Saigon tickets, showing now at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Les Miserables on West End

Go if you’re… Best friends
Les Misérables

Seen each other at your most emotional? Good. Les Misérables will have you both reaching for the tissues and feeling like you can conquer the world together. Pick up Les Misérables tickets today.

Dirty Dancing uk tour

Great for… Dance partners
Dirty Dancing

We can’t promise that you’ll be able to recreate that infamous lift after watching Dirty Dancing on the West End, but there’s something about the summer of 1963 which will have you both inspired to try. Catch Dirty Dancing on tour in UK now.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Perfect if you’re… Childhood sweethearts
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Watching Roald Dahl’s tale unfold at the Theatre Royal sure beats receiving a box of choccies on Valentine’s Day. The Sam Mendes production is sure to hit the sweet spot for date night. Don’t miss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tickets.

Book-of-Mormon 3

Designed for… Comedy duos
The Book of Mormon

It’s one of the most talked about shows in town, and great if you like walk on the funny side of life. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s highly-acclaimed production promises big belly laughs. See The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre now.