School of Rock and Dinner at Fire & Stone – Covent Garden

Why Watch School of Rock

Based on the 2003 film of the same name, School of Rock was adapted as a musical in 2015. The musical focuses more on the students than the film, giving the young characters a stronger background. Composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, winner of three Grammy and six Tony Awards, the musical proves to be an unforgettable experience. He combines elegant and touching melodies with powerful and Craig Gallivan does a stellar job as Dewey Finn, showcasing the ferocious energy, without ever drawing attention away from the kids. The child cast is equally brilliant, and their genuine talent is easy to see in their performances. The musical also explores the effects of parents forcing their dreams upon their children, and how it can have an adverse effect.

With these tickets, you can also savor a gourmet dinner before the performance! Fire and Stone restaurant is just a 10-minute walk away from the Gillian Lynne Theater. Taste flavors from across the world in one of the most premier restaurants in the West End area!

The Story

Dewey Finn is a struggling rock guitarist and singer. Things take a turn when the members of his band No Vacancy, agree to kick out Dewey due to his on-stage antics. He is left without a source of income and struggles to make ends meet. The very next morning, Dewey’s longtime friend Ned Schneebly wakes him up at the insistence of his girlfriend Patty, and they demand rent from Dewey. As Dewey goes about his day trying to find a way to scrap the money, he learns that he is fired from his job at the record store and that he has been kicked out of his band.

As everything seems to be going against Dewey, he receives a call from Horace Green School, a prestigious prep school regarding an open position for a substitute teacher. Although the call is for Ned, Dewey takes it up pretending to be his friend and accepts the job. As Dewey attempts to live up to the high standards of Horace Green, he learns about the incredible musical talent of his students. He forms a band of these fifth-graders, with the goal of winning the Battle of the Bands competition. Will Dewey finally be able to inspire and win the hearts of his apprehensive students? Can Dewey achieve his dream of getting one last chance at the “Battle of the Bands”?

Good for

Fans of Musicals | Family Activities


Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon, Wed & Thu
5:30 PM (Dinner) & 7:30 PM (Show)

2 hours 30 minutes, including an interval.

Leading Roles
Craig Gallivan as Dewey Finn
Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins
Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly
Rebecca LaChance as Patty

Directed by
Laurence Connor

Composed by
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Additional Information

Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theater.

Available Facilities
In-house bar

The Gillian Lynne Theater has a seating capacity of 1116 across 2 sections.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you’d like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

You will receive an email with your voucher. You may display your voucher on your mobile phone. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification. It is recommended that you arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the performance.