There are dozens of theatre shows happening in London at any one time - from blockbuster musicals like Matilda the Musical to plays, opera and dance. Manchester's Apollo theatre, Lowry, MEN Arena and Bridgewater Hall are just a few of the venues in the city where you can catch the latest shows.
Choose a restaurant in the centre of theatreland or Manchester and dine on afternoon tea before your evening show.
Restaurants in Theatreland, Covent Garden and near the O2
Opposite the Cambridge Theatre and Matilda the Musical is Monmouth Kitchen, serving 'El Dolce Semplice', a Mediterranean-inspired tea with bruschetta, salmon and jalapeno tacos, Amaretto scones, fruit tartlets, churros with chocolate dipping sauce and more.
In the heart of literary Bloomsbury and close to the British Museum, Steak & Lobster Bloomsbury combines a smart bar and a great restaurant serving steak or lobster (with vegetarian options too) - 5 minutes from the Dominion Theatre.
Scoff & Banter Canary Wharf is a cool and intimate space that’s all about the river. The buzzing basalt and blue steel bar leads through to the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling views and it's opposite the O2 arena.