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When are all London shows opening in 2021?

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Even though a smattering of West End shows opened in the latter part of 2020, the majority of London theatres have been closed throughout lockdown. With postponed dates becoming somewhat of the norm, it can be difficult to know when to book theatre tickets and guarantee that you will see the show you booked for the original date you selected.

Ahead of the West End's triumphant return (which we're hoping is as soon as possible in 2021!) here's a rundown of when all the London shows are expected to open again, listed by show name in alphabetical order.

Information will be updated as soon as it is made available, so bookmark this page to ensure you've got the latest London theatre news.

2:22 A Ghost Story

2:22: A Ghost Story this summer returns to the West End. 2:22 - A Ghost Story is at the Gielgud Theatre from 4 December.

& Juliet

The West End production of & Juliet will reopen at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 24 September. & Juliet tickets are on sale now.


The West End premiere of Amelie was at the Criterion Theatre from 20 May - 25 September.

Anything Goes

Sutton Foster stars in Anything Goes at the Barbican from 23 July - 6 November. Anything Goes returns to the Barbican in 2022, and Anything Goes tickets are on sale now.

Back to the Future: The Musical

The West End premiere of Back to the Future: The Musical will begin performances at the Adelphi Theatre on 20 August. Back to the Future: The Musical tickets are on sale now.

Be More Chill

The West End premiere of Be More Chill was at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 30 June - 5 September. 

Blithe Spirit

After performances were cut short due to the pandemic, Jennifer Saunders will return to Blithe Spirit at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 16 September - 6 November.


Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley will star in a new immersive production of Cabaret, with performances from 15 November. Cabaret tickets are on sale now.

Cinderella The Musical

Carrie Hope Fletcher stars in the world premiere of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 18 August. Cinderella tickets are on sale now. 

Come From Away 

Come From Away returns to the Phoenix Theatre from 22 July. Come From Away tickets are on sale now.


Four casts are taking part in Constellations at the Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June to 12 September. 

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen will reopen at the Noel Coward Theatre from 26 October. Dear Evan Hansen tickets are on sale now.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Everybody's Talking About Jamie was at the Apollo Theatre to 26 September. 

Four Quartets

Ralph Fiennes will star in the world premiere production of Four Quartets at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18 November - 18 December. Four Quartets tickets are on sale now.


The West End premiere of Frozen will open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane from 27 August. Frozen tickets are on sale now.

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story

The world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story is at the Lyric Theatre from 1 October. Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story tickets are on sale now.


Michael Ball stars in Hairspray at the London Coliseum, which was from 22 June - 29 September. 


Hamilton will return to the Victoria Palace Theatre from 19 August. Find out more information here.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will reopen at the Palace Theatre from 14 October. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are on sale now.


Heathers is at The Other Palace from 25 November. Heathers tickets are on sale now.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is at the Trafalgar Theatre from 28 July. Jersey Boys tickets are on sale now.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph is back for another summer season from 1 July to 5 September at the London Palladium.


Leopoldstadt was to the Wyndham's Theatre from 7 August - 30 October.

Les Miserables 

Les Miserables is at the Sondheim Theatre from 25 September. Les Miserables tickets are on sale now.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is at the Wyndham's Theatre from 15 November. Life of Pi tickets are on sale now. 

Magic Goes Wrong

Magic Goes Wrong will now reopen at the Apollo Theatre from 21 October. Magic Goes Wrong tickets are on sale now.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! will take audiences to a sunnier destination at the Novello Theatre from 25 August. Mamma Mia! tickets are on sale now.

Matilda the Musical

The West End run of Matilda the Musical will continue at the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September. Matilda the Musical tickets are on sale now.

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins will resume at the Prince Edward Theatre from 7 August. Mary Poppins tickets are on sale now.

Moulin Rouge: The Musical

The West End premiere of Moulin Rouge: The Musical will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November. Moulin Rouge: The Musical tickets are on sale now.


Oleanna is at the Arts Theatre from 21 July to 23 October. 

Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses will return to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 1 October. Only Fools and Horses tickets are on sale now.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical is now at the Savoy Theatre from 8 July. Pretty Woman: The Musical tickets are on sale now.

Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) 

Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) will receive its West End transfer at the Criterion from 15 October. Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) tickets are available now.


Six is at the Lyric Theatre to 29 August, and will then transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre from 29 September.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon will reopen at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 15 November. The Book of Mormon tickets are on sale now.

The Choir of Man

The Choir of Man is at the Arts Theatre from 29 October. The Choir of Man tickets are on sale now.

The Drifters Girl

Beverley Knight will star in The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre from 4 November. The Drifters Girl tickets are on sale now.

The Last Five Years 

After two Southwark Playhouse runs, The Last Five Years will now transfer to the Garrick Theatre from 17 September - 17 October. 

The Lion King

The Lion King will return to the Lyceum Theatre from 29 July, continuing its record-breaking run. The Lion King tickets are on sale now.

The Mirror and the Light 

The Mirror and the Light will receive its world premiere at the Gielgud Theatre from 23 September - 28 November. 

The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap returned to St. Martin's Theatre from 17 May. The Mousetrap tickets are on sale now.

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

After a National Theatre premiere, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane is at the Duke of York's from 26 October to 12 Feb. 2022. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane tickets are on sale now.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at Her Majesty's Theatre from 28 July. The Phantom of the Opera tickets are on sale now. 

The Play That Goes Wrong 

The Play That Goes Wrong performances will resume at the Duchess Theatre from 18 June. The Play That Goes Wrong tickets are on sale now.

The Prince of Egypt 

The Prince of Egypt will return to the Dominion Theatre from 1 July. The Prince of Egypt tickets on sale now.

The Shark is Broken

The Jaws drama The Shark is Broken is now at the Ambassadors Theatre from 9 October. The Shark is Broken tickets are on sale now.

The Windsors: Endgame 

Harry Enfield played Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales in The Windsors: Endgame at the Prince of Wales Theatre from 2 August - 9 October. 

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black continues its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre from 7 September. The Woman in Black tickets are on sale now.

Tina the Musical

Get ready to be rollin' on a river! Tina the Musical will reopen at the Aldwych Theatre from 5 August. Tina the Musical tickets are on sale now.


Wicked will return to the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 15 September. Wicked tickets are on sale now.

Witness for the Prosecution 

Witness for the Prosecution is at London County Hall from 14 September. Witness for the Prosecution tickets are on sale now.

Wonderville Magic and Illusion

Wonderville Magic and Illusion was at the Palace Theatre from 21 July - 30 August. 

Photo credit: Millennium Bridge (Photo by Anthony Delanoix on Unsplash)

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