Nimax Theatres to open all six West End venues
The six West End theatres included will open with a season of shows to be performed under government guidelines.
All six West End theatres owned by Nimax will reopen from next month. The Apollo Theatre, the Duchess Theatre, the Garrick Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, the Palace Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre will open in sequence with a new season of shows, ahead of West End productions returning that are currently suspended.
Speaking about the decision, Nimax Chief Executive Nica Burns said in a statement: “I am delighted to announce that we will be switching on all our lights and re-opening with a special season of fantastic entertainment. Our programme of special shows will reopen each of our six theatres… For our special season, our theatres will open with social distancing plus robust risk mitigation to comply with current government COVID-19 Secure guidelines… We will also be able to support some of the many teams and businesses which together give our audiences a night to remember.”
Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt will begin the season, returning to the West End for a two-week run at the Apollo Theatre from 22 October to 8 November. The season will also include the transfer of Six to the Lyric Theatre, with performances from November 2020 to January 2021.
Further details on shows to be performed as part of the season will be announced in due course.
Productions set to return to the West End at Nimax theatres include Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre, Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre and the world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story at the Lyric Theatre.