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ELF the Musical Tickets

Experience “pure feel-good joy” (Metro) this festive season with this smash-hit musical.
Production shot of ELF the Musical in London, with Matthew Wolfenden as Buddy the Elf and Georgina Castle as Jovie.
Production shot of ELF the Musical in London.
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Production shot of ELF the Musical in London, with Matthew Wolfenden as Buddy the Elf.
ELF the Musical Tickets

About ELF the Musical

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to see Elf in the West End this year. Imagine you’re at the North Pole and book Elf tickets on TodayTix.

Smiling is Buddy’s favourite thing to do. And once you’ve seen this musical, you’ll leave the Dominion Theatre with a big smile, too. Enjoy all the iconic Elf film references now gloriously transformed for a glossy West End show: revolving doors, department store makeovers, and the beloved Christmas character eating exclusively from the four main food groups — candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. London Theatre praised this feel-good show: “Buddy is the Christmas hero we need, and you’ll walk away with a pep in your step.”

When Buddy was a baby, he accidentally crawled into Santa’s sack at Christmastime. Then when he woke up, he found himself at the North Pole. His childhood was unlike anyone else’s; he was raised as an elf and spent his entire year making toys for the children on Santa’s good list. He couldn't work out why he struggled to fit in. But Santa reveals a shocking secret — Buddy's a human!

Determined to reunite with his family, he heads to New York, but there’s a problem. Buddy’s never left the North Pole. Can he live a “normal” life and reunite with his family before 25th December? Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins this winter, and see Elf in London.

Start date

November 15th, 2023

End date

January 6th, 2024



Children under the age of 4 cannot be admitted to the auditorium. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

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Audiences Say
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Absorbing

188 reviews on Show-Score

Alex Room
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting
100 / 100
Must see, Hilarious, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining
100 / 100
Patrick J 2365
Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining
100 / 100
Andreas S
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Ambitious, Absorbing
100 / 100
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ELF the Musical cast and creative team

By: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Songs by: Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
Director: Phillip Wm. McKinley
Choreography: Liam Steel
Cast list: Matthew Wolfenden (as Buddy), Tom Chambers (as Walter Hobbs), Georgina Castle (as Jovie), Rebecca Lock (as Emily Hobbs), Nicholas Pound (as Santa), Kim Ismay (as Debs), Dermot Canavan (as Store Manager)
Design: Tim Goodchild
Costume: Tim Goodchild
Lighting: Patrick Woodroffe
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Video design by Ian William Galloway


Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London, United Kingdom, W1T 7RQ


Location: West End
Railway station: Euston
Bus numbers: (Tottenham Court Road Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 242; (New Oxford St) 1, 8, 25, 55, 98, 176, 390
Night bus numbers: (Tottenham Court Road Station) 7, 10, 14, 24, 134, 242, N7, N29, N35, N68, N73, N253, N279; (New Oxford Street) 25, 176, 390, N1, N8, N41, N55, N98, N171, N207
Car park: YMCA Great Russell Street (2mins), Holborn Selkirk House Museum Street (5mins)
Directions from tube: The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

More information about ELF the Musical

Even though the Elf movie turns 20 this year, it’s still a defining winter comedy. Elf is often on our screens every year, with millions of children watch Buddy’s hilarious antics year after year. So naturally, the Will Ferrell-led film proved the ideal source material for a Christmas musical.

While you watch Elf on stage, you may see a Disney-fied flair, and that's down to whimsical lyrics by Chad Beguelin. The Tony-winning writer Thomas Meehan and Tony-nominated comedian Bob Martin adapted Elf for the stage with sensational results. The show played two winter seasons on Broadway in 2010 and 2012 and then transferred to London for 2015 and 2022 performances. Third time’s the charm for this musical, as it returns to the Dominion Theatre in 2023.

What to Watch For:

  • There’s a few differences between Elf on stage and the Elf film. Instead of Papa Elf, you’ll see a lot more of Santa Claus — let’s hope he’s not too busy and manages to visit everyone on Christmas Eve.
  • Lyricist Chad Begeulin also worked on West End musicals such as Aladdin and The Wedding Singer. He also co-wrote The Prom, a high school musical following four out-of-work actors as they help a teenage student attend her local dance.
  • When Will Ferrell filmed Elf, he struggled to sleep as he consumed so much candy. He said: “Anything for the movie, I'm there. If it takes eating a lot of maple syrup, then I will—if that's what the job calls for." Let’s hope our West End Buddy doesn’t endure a similar fate.
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