School of Rock - The Musical

Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

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  • The Lesson is in Session: School of Rock Redefines West End Music

    It's not always the case that great movies become great stage productions, but School of Rock has managed to make the transition with unrivalled ease. Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater and Julian Fellowes, this show takes the 2003 Hollywood production and brings it to life. Injected with the same intensity that Jack Black brought to the silver screen, this musical is an all–out rock fest. With insane guitar solos, rumbling drumbeats and singers that can really wail, School of Rock has the West End rocking on a daily basis. As you follow the unlikely redemption story of Dewey Finn, tales of empowerment, self–discovery and friendship all come to the fore. While the legendary Battle of the Bands may be the focal point, the end prize is far greater.

    Why Audiences Rock to the School of Rock

    Even before you delve into the staging and styling of this musical, it’s easy to see why box office receipts have topped £108 million ($131 million). With the lead character, Finn, given licence to delight and amuse in equal measure, the show is a riot from start to finish. However, if you ask anyone that graduates from a School of Rock performance, it’s the youngsters that really rock. As much as we’re invited into Finn’s quest to win Battle of the Bands, the kids are all given their time to shine. From Tomika and her amazing pipes on lead vocals to Zack shredding the guitar, you can’t help but be impressed by the talent on stage. School of Rock is a show that takes West End musicals to a new level. Tunes such as ‘You're in the Band’ and ‘Stick It to the Man’ will not only have you tapping your feet but dancing in the aisles. Put simply, if you want to be blown away by some of the most energetic, kick–ass performers in the world, you need to attend School of Rock.

    Expand Your Mind Inside the School of Rock

    If you're ready to play the air guitar and rock until you drop, we've got you covered. Our booking platform gives you easy access to the best value tickets. By selecting the date and time you'd like to attend, our software will find the top tickets. Within minutes, you’ll be booked in and ready to rock with one of the world's leading musicals.

    Critics Bang the Drum for School of Rock

    It might not be considered a highbrow stage production in the same vein as maybe Les Misérables or Death of a Salesman. Nonetheless, School of Rock has won over the critics with its infectious energy and powerful music.

    "This is Lloyd Webber’s most exuberant show in years." – Michael Billington, The Guardian.

    "The kids are more than alright – in fact, they’re an absolute joy in this ridiculously entertaining new show." – Paul Taylor, The Independent.

    "The most enjoyable few hours money can buy." – Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph.

    Important Information


    £1.50 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.

    BOOKING PERIOD: Until 5th April 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday 7.30pm, Wednesday- Saturday: 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday: 2.30pm and Sunday 3pm

    RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes with 1 interval

    ACCESS PERFORMANCES:
    Captioned performance - Thursday 20th September 2:30pm
    Captioned performance - Thursday 20th September 7:30pm
    BSL interpreted show - Thursday 11th October 2:30pm

    AGE RESTRICTION: 5+

    VENUE: Gillian Lynne Theatre,166 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW

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    Spotify Playlist

    Production Shots


    Kathleen Turner and band

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a heart-stirring hit. SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly ). Reuters raves ”ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER HAS BROADWAY ROCKING AGAIN!”

    Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within. (The New York Times says, “BE WARNED! There’s a love story in this one.”)

    Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs and touching romance in equally awesome doses! The Daily News cheers, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER “AWAKENS THE EMPOWERING MESSAGE OF ROCK!” and Time Out New York raves, “SCHOOL’s in – FOREVER!”

    Important Information


    £1.50 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.

    BOOKING PERIOD: Until 1 March 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday 7.30pm, Wednesday- Saturday: 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday: 2.30pm and Sunday 3pm

    RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes with 1 interval

    ACCESS PERFORMANCES:
    Captioned performance - Thursday 20th September 2:30pm
    Captioned performance - Thursday 20th September 7:30pm
    BSL interpreted show - Thursday 11th October 2:30pm

    AGE RESTRICTION: 5+

    VENUE: Gillian Lynne Theatre,166 Drury Ln, Holborn, London WC2B 5PW

    Watch The Trailer

    Spotify Playlist

    Production Shots


    Kathleen Turner and band

What people are saying about School of Rock - The Musical

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must See Feel Good family entertainment I went with hubby and two friends, rather reluctantly as I'd been told I would not like it. They were wrong. We all loved it. The kids are great, the lead amazing, it was full of energy and talent.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Feel Good Musical Ever. I went to this musical with my husband, daughter and granddaughter. I had very high expectations and it exceeded them, I can't fault this show in any way. And how refreshing to see a show that is perfect for all the family without being 'twee'; nothing offensive, great fun, huge talents, dynamic energy. if you have to choose just one musical to go to, choose this one. Perfection.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best musical I have ever been too!! Words can't explain how much I lived this show... I have been to lots of musicals and theatre productions .. I'm 47 years old .. Have two children who are grade 8 drummers because of the films influence.. Production was much better than the film!!!!! Highly recommended .
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best show Took my niece 9 and son 14 we have been to many shows and this is simply the best !! The children are fantastic and jack black character so good all in all I didn't want it to end children loved it and I'm looking to book again for my older kids loved every thing about it !!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best music theatre experience ever Took my daughter as a birthday treat and we are both fans of the original movie. The production doesn't use all the movie's songs and adds a number of new ones, this doesn't detract from the experience but actually enhances it. All actors are fantastic, especially the kids who play their own instruments. The bass player was actually smaller than her instrument but played it well. The show wasn't too 'luvvy' and had a true rock n roll spirit not taking itself too seriously but doing a very proffesional job. We have all seen many productions over the years but all said it was the best show we had ever seen. UNMISSABLE! !
Date published: 2016-10-25
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