About Motown the Musical

Based on Berry Gordy's autobiography, Motown the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre is the story of the founding of the record label that launched the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Marvin Gaye amongst many others.

Motown the Musical is set the in 1983, where at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium many have gathered to celebrate Motown’s 25th anniversary. In a flashback to the young Berry Gordy watches the neighbours dancing in Detroit and them to 1957, where with an $800 loan from his family Berry Gordy forms his own record label……the rest, as they say, is history.

Packed full of 50 classic songs, Motown the Musical features among others My Girl, Dancing In The Street, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and I Heard It Through The Grapevine.   


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Performance dates & times

You can book from 16-Oct-2018 to 20-Apr-2019

Running time

  • 19:30
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Shaftesbury Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

210 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8DP
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Tottenham Court Road Station) 8, 29, 55, 134, 176, 242, 390; (Museum St) 1, 19, 25, 38, 98
  • Parking: Holborn, Selkirk House Museum Street (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Tottenham Court Road Station) 134, 176, 242, 390, N8, N29, N35, N41, N55, N68, N98, N121, N253; (Museum St) 25, N1, N19, N38, N207
  • Nearest Tube: Central, Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Turn right onto New Oxford Street (past the Dominion) for 200 metres, and then turn right onto Shaftesbury Avenue, where the theatre will be on your left 100 metres down.

  • Nearest Station: King's Cross St Pancras

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible