West End theatre cancellations 2nd August

West End theatre cancellations extended to 2nd August

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The Society of London Theatre has announced today that all shows are cancelled until 2nd August 2020. This extends the closure of all shows, previously suspended until 28th June.

In a statement from the Society of London Theatre, they have said:

"London's West End looks forward to welcoming audiences back into our theatres. We are working closely with the government to explore ways in which we can safely reopen.

To give our customers clarity and help us operationally, we have been cancelling performances across the West End on a rolling month by month basis since the start of lockdown.

Every show is now extending cancellations until Sunday 2 August, certain shows may decide to extend this cancellation period and producers will make their own statement as appropriate for their shows.

Ticketholders for affected performances do not need to do anything. They will be contacted by the organisation from which they bought their tickets to arrange a refund, credit note or exchange for a later date.

This does not mean theatres will reopen on 3 August; and further cancellations will continue to be announced on a rolling basis.

The decision to reopen theatres will be made based on government and scientific advice on gatherings and events. Different theatres and productions are likely to reopen at different times."

If you have booked tickets for a cancelled or postponed performance with LondonTheatre.co.uk, our customer services team will be in contact with you.

Photo credit: Pedro Szekely (Flickr) under CC 2.0

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