Son of a nutcracker! London’s “ultimate Christmas show” (Smooth FM), ELF The Musical returns to spread festive cheer at the Dominion Theatre this winter. Based on the beloved film, this “wow, wow, wow... absolutely brilliant!” (Heart Radio) holiday favourite dazzles the West End for a strictly limited season only from 15 November 2023 to 6 January 2024.
ELF is the funny and charming tale of Buddy, who mistakenly crawled into Santa’s bag as a baby and was raised as an elf! Way too tall and not so great at his job, Buddy is the North Pole’s biggest misfit… and knows he’ll never belong. When Santa tells him the truth, Buddy heads to New York to find his birth father (who turns out to be quite high on the Naughty List). After causing some merry mayhem in Manhattan, Buddy finally discovers the gift of family and falls in love. And when Santa’s sleigh crashes in Central Park, it’s Buddy who finds a way to save Christmas forever!
It's “full to the brim with Christmas Spirit” (Classic FM) so if smiling’s your favourite, don’t miss ELF at London’s Dominion Theatre.
Age restrictionChildren under the age of 4 cannot be admitted.
Running time2 hours 25 minutes (including the interval).
Performance dates15 November 2023 - 6 January 2024
Venue InformationDominion Theatre268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Group PricingSpecial pricing for groups of 15 or moreCheck our group prices and save!
Upcoming Performance Times
- Wednesday15 November 2023
- Thursday16 November 2023
- Friday17 November 2023
- Saturday18 November 2023
- Saturday18 November 2023
- Monday20 November 2023
- Tuesday21 November 2023
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News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
Elf The Musical is returning to the West End this Christmas
For a consecutive second year, the smash hit musical ELF is set to return to London’s Dominion Theatre to play a strictly limited and magical holiday season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024.
After a seven-year absence from the West End, the beloved story of a not-so-little elf garnered rave reviews and saw a sold-out run in 2022. Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, keep your eyes peeled for tickets for ELF at London Theatre Direct, coming 28 April!
26 Apr, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Productions / Features
Must see West End Christmas theatre shows 2022
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the West End! The baubles are shimmering, the stockings are swinging and the fire is crackling all night long! This Christmas in London, all of the nation's favourite Christmas theatre shows are coming to the West End for those of all ages. Wrapped in joy and produced with love, these must-see West End Christmas theatre shows in 2022 are the perfect festive treat!
19 Dec, 2022 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Features / Casting / Photos
New Set Up images released for ELF
This year, Buddy the Elf is spreading Christmas cheer by singing loud and proud for all to hear! ELF The Musical returns this festive period to the Dominion Theatre, taking the story of Will Ferrell’s holiday classic Elf to the stage in an epic and wise production. New set-up images for this wonderful winter production have recently been released, showing the principal cast of ELF playing about in their best Christmas costumes. It’s wholesome, it’s hilarious and it’s a strictly limited run - so make sure that you book your tickets for ELF today!
9 Nov, 2022 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Productions / Features / Photos
New rehearsal images released for ELF the Musical
ELF returns to the West End this November for a merry on-stage display of Will Ferrell's classic Christmas comedy. Recently, new and exciting rehearsal images have been released for the beloved festive classic, which shows the cast joyfully immersed in their performances. To give yourself the ultimate Christmas gift this year, book tickets for ELF the Musical at London’s Dominion Theatre, after all, ‘the best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear'.
2 Nov, 2022 | By Kevin Thomas
Productions / Features / Casting / Photos
Rebecca Lock to complete the cast of ELF the Musical
This Christmas ELF returns to London for a limited 8-week run at the Dominion Theatre. Adapted from Will Ferrell’s heart-warming Christmas comedy, the witty and wonderful delights of ELF are sure to please those of all ages! It has been announced that renowned theatre actress Rebecca Lock will complete the cast by playing the role of Emily Hobbs. Tickets for ELF are the ultimate stocking filler, and are available to purchase today!
10 Oct, 2022 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Celebrities / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Further casting announced for ELF the Musical 2022
Based on the classic Christmas comedy starrring Will Ferrell, ELF returns to London just in time for Christmas with a strictly limited 8-week season at the Dominion Theatre. Further casting has recently been announced for this heart-warming family classic, to join an already established line-up. Tickets for ELF are the ideal gift to be at the top of anyone's Christmas list, and are available to book now!
22 Sep, 2022 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Features / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Simon Lipkin and Georgina Castle to star in Elf! The Musical
Son of a Nutcracker! The first casting news for Elf! The Musical has been announced! The musical is due to come to London for a limited Christmas run at the West End’s Dominion Theatre. The 8-week season is due to begin previews on 14 November 2022. Tickets for Elf! The Musical in London are booking through to 7 January 2023!
21 Jul, 2022 | By Jade Ali
New Shows + Transfers
Win tickets for Elf! The Musical in London!
Father’s Day is fast approaching and we are giving you the opportunity to win the perfect gift! Enter our competition via Twitter to be in with a chance to win a Family ticket to see Elf The Musical at the West End’s Dominion Theatre. To enter: Make sure you’re following London Theatre Direct and Elf! The Musical on Twitter and Retweet the competition post. That’s it. Good luck!
1 Jun, 2022 | By Jade Ali
News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
Elf the musical returns to London’s West End!
Holy nutcracker! Buddy the Elf is returning to the West End for a strictly limited run at London’s Dominion Theatre this Christmas! The smash hit musical will open from 14 November 2022 for an 8-week season and finishing on 7 January 2023. Tickets for Elf musical in London go on sale on Thursday 28 April 2022. Set your reminders because Elf tickets are expected to be in high demand!
26 Apr, 2022 | By Jade Ali
Reviews / Features
Review: Elf The Musical
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