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17 May theatres can open

It's 17 May, which means indoor theatres and outdoor venues can open for socially-distanced performances

England enters step three of the Coronavirus roadmap today, permitting theatres to open nationwide.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Today marks an important milestone in the Coronavirus roadmap, as England enters the latest step of unlocking the country to normality once more. As stated in the roadmap, live theatre performances are now permitted in England for the first time in 2021, with numerous venues across the country welcoming audiences back into the auditorium.

In London, a number of shows will either be reopening or premiering in the coming weeks, with shows like The Mousetrap, Love Letters and Everybody's Talking About Jamie all beginning this week.

Discover which shows you can see in London in step three of the Coronavirus roadmap. 

England is expected to be in step three for at least five weeks, as previously advised. England could enter Step Four, the final step of the roadmap from as early as 21st June. Step four would allow all theatres to open without social distancing. Check out the four steps in the roadmap and how they affect London theatres here.

West End shows are posting reopening dates throughout the coming months, and you can find out when all London shows are reopening in 2021 here.


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