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Motown The Musical


A blistering success on Broadway, the record-breaking Motown The Musical is finally on its way to London.
Playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre, this rapturous jukebox musical offers all the unforgettable hits and extraordinary history of Motown.

What is Motown About? 

Back in 1959, ex-featherweight boxer and now-legendary record producer Berry Gordy had nothing more than a borrowed $800 in his pocket and a life-changing beat in his head. But that was enough. The founder of the Motown record label, Gordy went on to discover the artists that would transform American music and America itself.

Featuring over 40 songs by Motown legends such as Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, Motown the Musical is a scorching joyride through the songs and stories of the record label that changed it all.

With Berry Gordy himself providing the book and an 18-piece orchestra belting out a dazzling playlist of hits, including ‘Dancing In The Street’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ and ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, Motown the Musical is pure bliss.

Sure to transport its smash hit status from Broadway to the West End, book your Motown the Musical tickets today!


Shaftesbury Avenue, LONDON

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


2h45m (including interval)

Good To Know


There are 22 stairs from the front door entrance down to side of Stalls row L & M There are 24 stairs from the hall by BO down to front Stalls, side of row B & C There are 15 stairs up from the back staircase of the Stalls Row M has extra leg room as there is a walkway between row L & M


There are 34 stairs from the disabled toilet up to the GC. Then 2 more steps per row. If you were to go to row J, at the back, it is an extra 23 stairs. Total of stairs from ground level (RC level) to back of GC is 57.


As you know there are no stairs to the side of front RC, low numbers. There's 2 steps up per row. E.g. 8 little stairs to row D


Ramp to Box F, wheelchair access for 2 people. Door into box F is 71cm wide Box B has 2 stairs down to it from the hall via BO. Wheelchair transferable only. Seats 3 people.


Seat numbers 18 & 19 are aisles in all cases of Stalls & Royal Circle. 18 is left leg out to aisle. 19 is right leg out to aisle. Back Stalls row M to X - seats 12 & 13 are also aisles In the Grand Circle aisles seats are on seats numbers 13 & 14 also numbers 24 & 25.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email after booking to present to the box office on arrival.


Learn your ABCs the Motown way!


Abc – Jackson 5

A Breathtaking Guy – The Supremes

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Temptations

Baby I Need Your Lovin’ – The Four Tops

Ball Of Confusion – The Temptations

Brick House – The Commodores

Buttered Popcorn – Diana Ross & The Supremes

Bye Bye Baby/Two Lovers – Mary Wells

Can I Close The Door*

Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson

Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas

Do You Love Me – The Contours

Get Ready – The Temptations

Give It To Me Baby – Rick James

Good Morning Heartache – Diana Ross

Got A Job – The Miracles

Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder

Hey Joe (Black Like Me)*

I Can’t Get Next To You – The Temptations

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops

I Got The Feeling – The Four Tops

I Hear A Symphony – The Supremes

I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

(I Know) I’m Losing You – The Temptations

I Want You Back – Jackson 5

I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye

It’s What’s In The Grooves That Counts *

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Teena Marie

Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson

Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone – Diana Ross & The Supremes

Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Marvin Gaye

Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong

My Girl – The Temptations

My Guy – Mary Wells

My Mama Done Told Me – The Miracles

Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes

Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)- Diana Ross

Reach Out, I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson

Remember Me – Diana Ross

Shop Around – The Miracles

Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder

Square Biz – Teena Marie

Stop! In The Name Of Love – The Supremes

Stubborn Kind Of Fellow – Marvin Gaye

Super Freak – Rick James

The Happening – Diana Ross & The Supremes

The Love You Save – Jackson 5

To Be Loved – Marvin Gaye

War – Edwin Starr

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Where Did Our Love Go – The Supremes

Who’s Loving You – The Miracles

You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You – Diana Ross & The Supremes

You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

*Songs Written For This Production

Suitable For Children

Age restriction 11+

When Can I Go

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm

Where Do I Go

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP
By Tube- Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Covent Garden
By Bus-1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242

Who Can I Contact?

Age restriction - 11+ 

Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, LONDON

Latest customer reviews

  • Fantastic music

    27 May 2018

    Loved this show, good music,spectacular costumes especially the Supremes dresses a great night out

    Christine Lindsay Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Fantastic show

    24 May 2018

    Such a fantastic show from the beginning to the end, amazing voices, choreography, costumes, etc can't find the right words to express how much we enjoyed it , the story was written so well , was full of emotion

    Steve Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Motown Review

    24 May 2018

    This is an absolute must show for theatre lovers also Motown music lovers. Excellent performance by everyone, the music was brilliant.

    Mollins Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Motown magic !

    24 May 2018

    fantastic show - great music, story line, dancing, high-octane stuff !!!! You wont be disappointed.

    Peter Frank Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "A triumphant, lavish show. You may well see people dancing in the street"

    Daily Telegraph

  • "The music is so thrillingly and beautifully rendered, this jukebox trip down memory lane just can't fail."

    The Stage

  • "What's not to like? A hit on Broadway, this chronicle-cum-celebration of Tamla Motown arrives in the West End complete with faithful and dynamic re-creations of some of the greatest pieces of soul pop ever recorded."

    The Times

  • "Motown breaks free of the normal constraints of a jukebox musical. It is a joyous, exuberant celebration of life, of challenge and ultimately of success.

    British Theatre

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