Best LGBT Gay Theatre In London March 2024

Best LGBT Gay Theatre In London March 2024

The best LGBTQIA+ gay theatre shows and gay plays in London can be found at the following venues and if you’d like to purchase theatre tickets then please click on the link to the Theatre where you’ll find theatre tickets. 

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future Queer is a queer play at Kings Head Theatre in London. Future Queer at King’s Head Theatre, 4 February – 2 March 2024.

It’s 2071, and the whole world is queer. Voguing and lip-syncing are Olympic categories, there’s a statue of George Michael on Hampstead Heath and Starbucks owns Pride. Part theatre, stand-up comedy, DIY queer lecture, pop-culture commentary, and meditation on disco music as a metaphor for queer survival.


Cabaret House, King’s Head Theatre, 116 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN, United Kingdom.

When You Pass Over My Tomb is a gay play at Arcola Theatre in London When You Pass Over My Tomb at Arcola Theatre, 7 February – 2 March 2024.

Sergio would prefer death to come sooner than later, and with the help of Dr. Goodwin, he seizes the opportunity to hasten his end. But what of his post-mortem body? Burial or cremation would be a waste, given his fascination with necrophiliacs. In a London psychiatric ward, he finds Khaled, whose passion for having sex with corpses makes him a worthy recipient of his body… After the success of their critically acclaimed OFFIE award-winning productions of Thebes Land and The Rage of Narcissus, Sergio Blanco and Daniel Goldman return to the Arcola Theatre to tell a mesmerising story of love and lust beyond the grave. Five star reviews: “A funny and oddball commentary on our relationship with death”– The Guardian 


Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL, United Kingdom.

Turning The Screw is a gay play about Benjamin Britten at King's Head Theatre in Islington, London. Turning The Screw at King’s Head Theatre, 14 February – 10 March 2024.

Turning the Screw explores the life of composer Benjamin Britten and his relationships with boys at a point in the 1950s. The government is trying to crack down on ‘high profile homosexuals’ while Britten is writing an opera based on the Henry James novella, The Turn of the Screw. As Britten grapples with the melodies and his own sexuality, he welcomes choirboy David Hemmings into the home he shares with his partner, Peter Pears. Britten takes Hemmings under his wing for private lessons to sing out loud the opera he is writing. But this innocent relationship soon turns into an obsession, and the story on which the opera is based begins to bleed into reality. This award-winning play speaks to historic power imbalances within the arts, living with the knowledge that someone has the power to make or break you. 


King’s Head Theatre, 116 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN, United Kingdom.

Hir is a play being staged at Park Theatre with a queer character in it. Hir at Park Theatre, 15 February – 16 March 2024.

Felicity Huffman (Emmy/Golden Globe) makes her UK stage debut as the radical matriarch Paige in a strikingly original and disarmingly funny comedy. This dysfunctional family drama, written by Pulitzer and Tony-nominee Taylor Mac, has prodigal son Isaac returning from a war zone only to discover his family home has been transformed by a domestic revolution. The patriarchy has fallen, and Paige has been liberated from an oppressive marriage. Enlisting her newly-out transgender teenager as an ally (played by Thalía Dudek – See upcoming interview in QX), Paige is on a crusade to tear the old regimes apart. But as they soon realise, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it. Steven Kunis directs (Joe DiPietro’s F**king Men and S. Asher Gelman’s Afterglow). Taylor Mac’s Hir is more than a comedy about gender. It proves the potential of theatre.” – The Guardian on the 2017 production at Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney


Park Theatre, 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP, United Kingdom.

Lesbians and Cowboys is a lesbian play at Park Theatre in London. Cowboys and Lesbians at Park Theatre, 21 February – 9 March 2024.

Nina and Noa are 17, wasting their youth on flashcards and fantasising about their teachers. They’ve never been to a party or been kissed, and they’ll never admit that they fancy each other. Cowboys and Lesbians is a whole new genre of romantic comedy for all audiences, a heart-warming modern-day love story. This show transfers with four and five-star reviews in The Times, Broadway World, Theatre Weekly, London Theatre Reviews, Ed Fringe Review and Broadway Baby.


Park Theatre, 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP, United Kingdom.

Transexual play at Soho Theatre in London. 52 Monologues for Young Transexuals at Soho Theatre Dean Street, 4 – 16 March 2024.

Performers Laurie Ward and Charli Cowgill take you through a raucous, unapologetic speed drive through a transfeminine experience. Armed with baby oil and lots of pink glitter, they’ll take you from Barbra Streisand to BDSM, in a fever dream of hilarious and gut-wrenching confession. Four stars: “Brutally Revealing” – The Guardian.


Soho Theatre Dean Street, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE, United Kingdom.

Sprint Theatre festival features several gay plays and queer shows at Camden People's Theatre in London.

SPRINT Festival at Camden People’s Theatre, 5 March – 22 March 2024.

A carnival of new and unusual theatre featuring artists with bold ideas who won’t play by the rules. A champion of inclusivity and diversity, CPT stages several LGBTQ+ performances, so check out the festival and prepare for the unexpected. Special Offer: Get 25% off if you book two or more shows in one go.


Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY, United Kingdom.

Gala Fundraising event for Waterloo East Theatre, London.

Gala Fundraising Evening for Waterloo East Theatre at The Violin Factory, 7 March 2024.  

​For nearly 14 years, Waterloo East Theatre has brought audiences laughter, tears, and unforgettable stories. But after a two-year lockdown and a very challenging year since, the impact has taken a significant toll on the theatre’s finances, threatening its ability to keep the stage alive! Waterloo East needs your help to keep the curtain rising. Waterloo East Theatre will host a fundraising gala evening to raise vital funds for their future. Promising a night of dazzling entertainment hosted by the star of stage and screen, Jessica Martin, with Musical Direction by Inga Davis-Rutter, will feature performers from previous productions at Waterloo East Theatre with some exceptional guests. Your ticket will include a welcome drink, nibbles, and an evening of entertainment. You can still help by donating via their website if you cannot attend.


 The Violin Factory, 35a Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ, United Kingdom.

Desperate wee Gay Boy is a queer play at Camden People's Theatre in London. Desperate Wee Gay Boy (work in progress) at Camden People´s Theatre, 9 March 2024.

A ‘Desperate Wee Gay Boy’ named Ollie wants a boyfriend! Coming from Scotland, Ollie finds himself flourishing in the freedom London offers him when ghosts from his past creep up on him. Just as he starts to figure out his identity, an old friend, Rory, comes into town, slandering his name. Amid parties, sex and a quest for love, Ollie finds himself accused of assault. This is about a gay man from Leith navigating queer life in the Big Smoke. He questions if London has broken his heart or if the shame from a toxic friend group in Scotland has engulfed him.


Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY, United Kingdom.

Spit In My Face is a gay theatre show at Camden People's Theatre in London.

Spit In My Face at Camden People’s Theatre, 13 March 2024.

Navigating his complex modern relationship with Adam, Pierre questions monogamy. Sensitive and sentimental, sexy and sensual, Spit In My Face explores sex, consent and gender. With spoken words, frank audience conversations and physical theatre, Matthias Moret takes us through the journey of a man trying to find his way amongst the many possibilities our modern world offers.


Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London NW1 2PY, United Kingdom.

Wastman is a queer play about a cabaret queen at Pleasance theatre in London. Wasteman at Pleasance Theatre, 14 – 16 March 2024.

Swapping steel-toed boots for stilettos, a bin man pursues his dream of being a drag queen. An award-winning one-person play combining monologue, song, and drag in a billet-doux to hard-working Northerners and gender euphoria. Based on the writer’s real-life experiences working as a refuse loader through lockdown. Five-star review from To-do List London. “An irresistible, uplifting, Northern drag odyssey”. “A show that you cannot help but fall in love with” – BroadwayWorld.


Pleasance Theatre, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF, United Kingdom.

Soul On Ice is a gay theatre show at Rich Mix Theatre in London. Soul On Ice at Rich Mix, 14 – 17 March 2024.

Certain Blacks is an East London arts development organisation specialising in celebrating diversity. Soul On Ice is their latest festival. The programme is named after the book by the writer, activist and Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver, challenging how America understood the Civil Rights Movement and the Black experience. Soul on Ice festival makes space for the new, alongside performances by established and pioneering artists. Certain Blacks invite audiences to enjoy a range of creative responses to questions about the human condition, diversity, identity and improvisationPresenting five shows at Rich Mix, the programme includes dance, theatre and live art that features LGBTQ+ artists and performers. Cabaret comes courtesy of The Cocoa Butter Club (QX award-winners), and there are live art commissions from Bold Mellon Collective and The Psyber Giantess. 


Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom.

FOAM is a gay play about a skinhead at London's Finborough Theatre. Foam at Finborough Theatre, 19 March – 13 April 2024.

“You forget I knew you were a queer long before I knew you were a fascist.” 1973, a public lavatory. Nicky shaves his head, watched by an older man. Publicly, Nicky is a neo-Nazi. A skinhead. But right now, in this place, that doesn’t matter. He’s not the first man Nicky meets in a public toilet, and he won’t be the last… Spanning twenty years and inspired by a true story, Foam examines the nature of identity and the consequences of right-wing extremist ideology against the backdrop of London’s skinhead and gay scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. With right-wing extremism again on the rise, Foam confronts the flashpoint where the terrifyingly personal and the violently political collide.


Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Rd, London SW10 9ED, United Kingdom.

Breading is a gay play at the King's Head Theatre in Islington, a theatre that puts on a lot of LGBTQ+ gay theatre shows in London. Breeding at King’s Head Theatre, 21 March – 14 April.

Breeding is a funny and moving drama written by Barry McStay (Vespertilio) and directed by Tom Ratcliffe (Fame Whore). Zeb and Eoin have met, kissed, fallen in love, moved in, and married. What’s next? They want to be daddies; Zeb will be a fun dad, and Eoin will be a serious dad. Beth’s job is to decide if they are “appropriate”, and together, they navigate the road to adoption and queer parenthood, forced to lay bare fears and secrets. “We’re not the new normal. We’re the new f*cking extraordinary.”  Five star reviews: “A tremendously enjoyable & moving tragi-comedy” – Broadway Baby.


King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN, United Kingdom.

Wild About You at Theatre Royal Drury Lane Wild About You at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 25 and 26 March 2024. 

Todrick Hall (Burlesque the MusicalRuPaul’s Drag Raceis in the stellar cast of this New Musical in Concert along with Eric McCormack, Rachel Tucker, Jamie Muscato, Oliver Tompsett and Tori Allen Martin! Olivia is in hospital with limited memory; she must dig through her messy past to work out which of the loves of her life is her emergency contact. In the process, she realises that her desire to make everyone happy has left no one happy, and she gradually reclaims her right to be flawed and loved in all her human complexity. Then, as she regains clarity, tragedy strikes. She must now move Heaven and Earth to reconnect with her greatest love – her son. Directed/Choreographed by award-winning Nick Winston: West End musical credits include Bonnie & ClydeFame, Annie, Loserville, and more.


Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JF, United Kingdom.

Gay play at Waterloo East Theatre F**king Men at Waterloo East Theatre, 13 April – 26 May 2024.

In a time when technology and growing acceptance of homosexuality have made it easier than ever to find meaningless, no-strings sex, do gay men yearn for more fulfilling connections, or can these emotionless encounters be incorporated into a healthy and balanced life? In a raw and updated version, Tony-winning writer Joe DiPietro takes a look at the experiences of contemporary gay men as we navigate our conflicting desires for the comfort of monogamous love and the thrill of sexual freedom. Following ten men through several erotic encounters, this dramatic comedy is a funny, fascinating, and provocative story of sex, love, and connection. Five and four-star reviews: All That Dazzles, Theatre Weekly, The Recs, Broadway World, Box Office Radio, The Reviews Hub, West End Best Friend, Theatre and Arts Reviews, and Lost in Theatreland.


Waterloo East Theatre, Brad Street, London SE1 8TN, United Kingdom.

The Best Gay Theatre In London: Above the stag gay theatre

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VENUE CLOSED AboveTheStag Theatre London

An independent Charity and Theatre Company serving the LGBTQIA+ community and its supporters. It is the only designated queer theatre in London and is located in Vauxhall. It´s very convenient for after theatre drinks at one of the many gay venues in the area, so You have an excellent opportunity to make a night of it. The theatre is London’s delightful LGBT thespian oasis. A gorgeous corner of performance and campery, and they’re the only theatre in the UK that’s exclusively LGBT-focused! They also have a very nice bar so you can enjoy pre-theatre and interval drinks, plus bar snacks. 

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Best LGBTQI+ Gay Theatre London : Above The Stag Theatre

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The Soho Theatre London

Soho Theatre is one of the country’s busiest venues with a year-round festival programme of theatre, comedy and cabaret. There are six shows a night across three stages, with a very popular bar. The Theatre is based in the heart of gay soho and a very gay friendly theatre in the heart of Soho that includes a lot of queer theatre content in its programming. Tickets at The Soho Theatre


The Pleasance Theatre London

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Located in Islington, The Pleasance Theatre has three production spaces. Mainhouse: Capacity 230. Downstairs: Capacity 75. Stagespace:  Capacity 54. This Off-West End theatre welcomes artists at all stages of their careers with a commitment to new work that pushes boundaries. They stage several LGBTQ and gay theatre shows every year. Tickets at The Pleasance Theatre

Park Theatre London

Located very close to Finsbury Park station, Park Theatre describes themselves as a neighbourhood theatre with a global ambition. They focus on staging a mix of both new writing and modern revivals. This stunning playhouse aims to stage content that resonates and reflects the world around them and the neighbourhoods close by. Tickets at the Park Theatre

gay theatre in LondonKings Head Theatre

Located in Upper Street, Islington and established in 1970, The King´s Head was the first pub theatre to be founded since Shakepeare´s day. The pub is a cozy traditional Victorian pub and a great place to meet up. In the winter customers get to enjoy a roaring fire! The theatre is located at the back. This is the Theatre where Hugh Grant made his acting debut.  The Theatre is firmly committed to equality and diversity in everything it does. It regularly stages LGBTQI+ gay theatre shows and will run a whole season of gay theatre in London. Tickets at The Kings Head Theatre

Brixton House Theatre

As they embark on a new journey as Brixton House, The team told QX, “we are proud to continue expanding on Ovalhouse Theatre’s renowned legacy for creating safe-spaces for artists across the LGBTQI+ community and beyond, to authentically create and fearlessly share their voices with audiences keen to hear their stories.” Tickets at Brixton House.

The Other Palace Theatre

A theatre situated 3 minutes for Victoria tube. There is a 300-seat Main Theatre space and a smaller Studio space that accommodates up to 120 people. They offer a varied programme of drama, musical theatre, cabaret and jazz. There is also an excellent restaurant and bar. Tickets at The Other Palace.

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The Vaults

London’s home for immersive theatre and alternative arts is set in a maze of disused railway arches under Waterloo Station and regularly puts on LGBTQ+ focused shows and gay plays in London. They are on a mission to inspire. Tickets at The Vaults

Southwark Playhouse

The Playhouse is 5 minutes from Borough Station in an area with excellent eateries. Described as quirky and classy at the same time (The Stage), the theatre has two distinctive theatre spaces. They seek to showcase the U.K.´s best up and coming talent, offering such talent the opportunity to present their first fully realised productions.  Content focuses on reinterpreting classic plays and contemporary plays of note.   Tickets at the Southwark Playhouse

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The Donmar Warehouse

This is a 251-seat, not-for-profit theatre in Covent Garden, and they have won more than 100 awards in their 27-year history. They bring together a wide variety of people in an intimate warehouse space. For this theatre representation really matters. Tickets at The Donmar Warehouse

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Other Theatres that stage excellent LGBTQIA+ gay theatre shows:


The Apollo Theatre : Everybody´s talking about Jamie

Charing Cross Theatre

Leicester Square Theatre

And many other fantastic gay theatres across London… 

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