The West End is back — all West End theatres have now reopened

The Piccadilly Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre were the last venues to open their doors.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The pandemic forced theatres to close in March 2020. Now, as of 15 Nov. 2021, every West End theatre has now reopened with a production. The final theatre to reopen was the Playhouse Theatre, now named the Kit Kat Club, with Cabaret starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.

Earlier this year, theatres were able to reopen with a socially-distanced audiences, with shows such as The Mousetrap and Six leading the charge. During the summer, theatres were able to welcome in full-capacity audiences, with many posting vaccine requirements. Find out more about vaccine requirements in London here

The West End has changed considerably since the pandemic began in March 2020. New shows have opened, including The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre, Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at the Lyric Theatre. Plenty of shows are lined up for 2022 too, and you can check out all the London shows opening in 2022 here

We've listed all the current West End shows taking place in London below. 

Adelphi Theatre - Back to the Future
Aldwych Theatre - Tina the Musical
Ambassadors Theatre - The Shark is Broken
Apollo Theatre - Magic Goes Wrong
Apollo Victoria Theatre - Wicked
Arts Theatre - The Choir of Man
Cambridge Theatre - Matilda
Criterion Theatre - Pride & Prejudice* *(sort of)
Dominion Theatre - The Prince of Egypt
Duchess Theatre - The Play That Goes Wrong
Duke of York's Theatre - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Fortune Theatre - The Woman in Black
Garrick Theatre - The Drifters Girl
Gielgud Theatre - The Mirror and the Light
Gillian Lynne Theatre - Cinderella
Harold Pinter Theatre - Four Quartets
Her Majesty's Theatre - The Phantom of the Opera
Kit Kat Club (Playhouse Theatre) - Cabaret
London Palladium - Pantoland at the Palladium
Lyceum Theatre - The Lion King
Lyric Theatre - Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story
Noel Coward Theatre - Dear Evan Hansen
Novello Theatre - Mamma Mia!
Palace Theatre - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Phoenix Theatre - Come From Away
Piccadilly Theatre - Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Prince Edward Theatre - Mary Poppins
Prince of Wales Theatre - The Book of Mormon
Savoy Theatre - Pretty Woman: The Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre - & Juliet
Sondheim Theatre - Les Miserables
St. Martin's Theatre - The Mousetrap
Theatre Royal Drury Lane - Frozen
Theatre Royal Haymarket - Only Fools and Horses
Trafalgar Theatre - Jersey Boys
Vaudeville Theatre - Six
Victoria Palace Theatre - Hamilton
Wyndham's Theatre - Life of Pi

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