Which West End shows have cancelled performances due to Covid-19?
With rising Covid cases and the Omicron variant, some productions are having to suspend performances due to positive Covid testing within the company and crew. We've rounded up the latest information on shows that are currently suspended in London, as well as details on what to do if your show is cancelled.
Which West End shows have cancelled performances?
Below is a list of all the shows in London which are either cancelled, or have suspended their performances. We will be updating this with the latest information, so be sure to check back to see if any more productions have been affected. Find out the latest news on theatre cancellations in London on LondonTheatre.co.uk.
All A Fight Against... (Una Lucha Contra) performances are cancelled in 2021. A Fight Against... (Una Lucha Contra) will reopen in 2022.
Aladdin performances are cancelled to 23 December. Aladdin is due to reopen on 23 December.
Cabaret performances are cancelled to 18 December. Cabaret is due to reopen on 20 December.
Come From Away performances are cancelled to 20 December. Details on when Come From Away will reopen are to be announced.
Force Majeure performances are cancelled to 28 December. Force Majeure is due to reopen on 29 December.
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical performances are cancelled on 16 December. Details on when Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical will reopen are to be announced.
Hamilton performances are cancelled on 16 December. Details on when Hamilton will reopen are to be announced.
Hex performances are cancelled to 28 December. Hex is due to reopen on 29 December.
Matilda performances are cancelled to 16 December. Details on when Matilda will reopen are to be announced.
Rare Earth Mettle performances on 17 December and 18 December are cancelled. The final performance of Rare Earth Mettle takes place on 11 December.
Six performances are cancelled to 17 December. Six is due to reopen on 18 December.
The Choir of Man performances are cancelled on 16 December. The Choir of Man is due to reopen on 17 December.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's The Comedy of Errors is cancelled to 22 December. The Comedy of Errors is due to reopen from 23 December.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time performances are cancelled to 29 December. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is due to reopen from 30 December.
The Lion King performances are cancelled to 19 December. The Lion King is due to reopen from 21 December.
The Prince of Egypt performances on 15 December and 16 December are cancelled. Details on when The Prince of Egypt will reopen are to be announced.
All remaining The Rhythmics performances to 8 January are cancelled. The final performance of The Rhythmics took place on 11 December.
How will I find out if a show I've booked to see is cancelled?
With the fast-paced nature of the track and trace system pinging members of the public, performances may have to be cancelled either days or hours before the event. Our guest services team will also reach out to all affected ticketholders if booked with LondonTheatre.co.uk. Or, you can bookmark this page to find out recent details on show cancellations. We'll also be sharing the most recent news on Twitter.
My show is cancelled, what do I do?
If a performance that you have tickets for is cancelled, and you have booked your tickets with LondonTheatre.co.uk, a member of our guest services team will reach out with the next steps. Please note that our guest services team are dealing with a higher than normal amount of requests, and are dealing with all guest queries in a date priority.
Please do not email us to ask about a suspended or cancelled booking. We will reach out to you if you have booked with LondonTheatre.co.uk. If you need to send a question to our guest services team, please do so here.
If your show is cancelled and you have not booked tickets on LondonTheatre.co.uk, please contact your respective ticket provider.
Is there any support for shows that have to cancel performances in London?
The government have announced an insurance scheme for the live performance and events sectors. The new insurance scheme is open to theatres and productions to support shows that are cancelled throughout the pandemic. In a statement from the Society of London Theatre:
"The proposal addresses only some, and not all, of the major risks that theatre faces. Self-isolation regulations have been forcing the closures of shows at short notice. Social distancing audience number caps have been a constant burden to an industry which requires high audience occupancy levels to be economically viable... these risks and requirements are not addressed properly by the proposal. For any scheme to be effective it has to be comprehensive, and it also has to be affordable.
It is important that we continue those negotiations and discussions as we work through the specific detail of the proposal announced today, but also to find ways to mitigate cover to include more of the risks that the sector is facing due to the pandemic, and to making the costs involved significantly more viable."
What shows are running in London now?
Even if your tickets for the original show you wanted to see have been cancelled, there's still plenty of London shows open now. To start with, why not check out our top 10 shows in July, filled with the newest productions you can see now. We've listed below the shows that are either opening in the coming weeks, as well as London shows running now. You can be confident that wherever you are in the West End, the show will still go on.
Back to the Future
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Life of Pi
Magic Goes Wrong
Moulin Rouge: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
The Book of Mormon
The Choir of Man
The Drifters Girl
The Lion King
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Phantom of the Opera
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Shark is Broken
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
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First Published: 19 July 2021
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