London theater and opera have never been more exciting: 14 new musicals opened during one recent season, and West End stages attract megawatt stars including Kevin Spacey (creative director of the Old Vic theater), David Schwimmer, Nicole Kidman, and Judi Dench. Experience the Royal Opera House, if only for its soaring Victorian glass atrium in which to enjoy an interval (intermission) drink. The Royal Albert Hall is a Victorian concert hall in the round, while the Royal Court presents original adaptations of established masterpieces including Chekhov’s The Seagull. Performances run year-round, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices vary vastly.