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Motown The Musical


Motown follows the story of Berry Gordy and the creation of Motown Records. The story begins on the evening of the 25th anniversary of the music records empire in 1983, with Berry reflecting upon his journey so far and career.
Berry recalls the times when he was a kid and dreamt of one day making people as happy and proud as his childhood hero, the boxer Joe Louis.

Having grown into a talented adult, inspired by his passion of music and with hopes of ending the racial division in the music industry, Berry borrowed $800 from his family, went from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more.

Playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre and featuring an eighteen-piece live orchestra, playing 50 Motown tracks including "My Girl", "Dancing In The Street", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul - Book your tickets today!


Shaftesbury Avenue, LONDON

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

Delivery Method

Collect at the venue on the day (the venue may require a form of ID)


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

  • Brilliant

    21 July 2018

    Thougherly enjoyed this show. Lots of singing and a bit of dancing! Good performances from everyone.

    Pauline Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Mowtown

    21 July 2018

    Really great night brought for my wife's Birthday present really easy from booking to the show great night you have to see this show it's magical . The cast were amazing thank you all great night

    Mark Kitchener Confirmed ticket purchaser


    20 July 2018

    Everyone but everyone so so talented...... A joy to watch....

    Yvo Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • It was for winners

    20 July 2018

    Travelled from Tanzania in East Africa and landed in vegas, chigago , LA in one theatrical perfomance 😄😄

    Joe Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

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

    The 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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