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How does the UK lockdown ending in December affect London theatres?
How does the UK lockdown ending in December affect London theatres?
The national lockdown will end in England on 2 December, with the country returning to a tiered system. As London has been placed in “tier two”, live theatre and entertainment can continue to an in-... Read more
Top 10 theatre openings in London this December
Top 10 theatre openings in London this December
December is finally approaching, and congratulations to you for getting through 2020. It’s definitely been a difficult year for West End theatres, but there’s a great line-up of shows coming in... Read more
Photo credit: Uncle Vanya (Photo by Johan Persson)
Best television shows and films for theatre fans this Christmas
Worried that you’ll miss the bright lights of the West End at Christmastime? Watch some of musical theatre’s biggest stars on screen, be the first to see brand new dramas and comedy shows and geek... Read more
List of productions affected by Coronavirus
Full list of London theatre productions affected by coronavirus
On 26 November, it was confirmed that London would be placed into "tier two" from 2 December. As a result, all West End theatres can reopen after the national lockdown. During 2020, all London shows... Read more
Black Friday 2020 West End theatre
The best Black Friday theatre ticket offers
Black Friday is here, and while you could battle your way through the latest high street offers, is here to help with West End theatre tickets. Whether you’re looking for a pre-... Read more
Photo credit: Christmas candle (Photo by Mariana B. on Unsplash)
A complete guide to all the ‘A Christmas Carol’ shows in London
Each year, theatres across London deck their stages with enough Christmas decorations to be seen from space. There’s shows suitable for all occasions too, including star-studded pantomimes, Nativity... Read more
Round up of historic London theatres
Learn about historic West End theatres in London
London is bursting with world-class theatrical venues of all shapes and sizes, but they've not been open continously. In the 17th century, London's theatres were forced to close in 1642. Puritans... Read more
Shakespeare's Globe (Ann Lee on Flickr under CC 2.0)
Top Shakespeare theatres in the UK
Shakespearean productions pop up all over the capital, but audiences far and wide can still see works by the Bard. There’s iconic locations which are enveloped in centuries of Shakespearean history... Read more
Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon (Photo by Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash) 
The top British Shakespeare actors
There's nothing quite like seeing a Shakespeare show. Integral to the canon of British literature, William Shakespeare’s works really have stood the test of time. His plays went on to change the... Read more
Photo credit: Natalie Paris in Six, The Play That Goes Wrong and Noah Thomas in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photos by Eleanor Howarth, Helen Murray and Matt Crockett)
How does the UK lockdown in November affect London theatres?
UPDATE: As London has been placed in tier two, all West End theatres can reopen after the national lockdown. For more information, read here. Following the news of a second lockdown in England from 5... Read more
Photo credit: Cast of Emilia (Photo by Helen Murray)
What to do in London in November: The best streaming and virtual theatre
The clocks have gone back. The nights are drawing in. Livestreamed theatre is here to lift your spirits and see the world with a sunnier disposition. Even though theatres have had to shut their doors... Read more
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