UPDATE: We have received the following communication from SOLT and UK Theatre, who represent many of the UK’s theatres: “We regret to announce that from this evening (including tonight’s performances) SOLT and UK Theatre venues have closed following official government advice. They will remain closed until further notice and will re-open when possible, following government recommendations.”
We are likely to learn more today about how many performances are affected, and this may differ from show to show. As soon as a suspended show is confirmed as cancelled, we will automatically process refunds.
Please do not contact us to request a refund. We are extremely busy and your enquiry will not be processed any quicker, as we will work through refunds automatically as performances are cancelled. We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times.
As events around the world are called off to stave off the spread of coronavirus, a number of theatres and productions may be affected.
On 16th March, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's comments regarding social distancing, West End theatres have decided to close. The below list will provide specific information regarding productions postponements and any other key information.
If you have a question regarding a ticket booking with LondonTheatre.co.uk, please consult our information page.
Here is a list of all performances and productions who have provided updates regarding the developing situation.
National Theatre: announced on 20th May that all performances scheduled in July and August are cancelled.
West End: all West End theatres are currently closed until further notice. This includes: Adelphi Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Ambassadors Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Apollo Victoria Theatre, Arts Theatre, Cambridge Theatre, Criterion Theatre, Dominion Theatre, Duchess Theatre, Duke of York's Theatre, Fortune Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Gielgud Theatre, Gillian Lynne Theatre, Harold Pinter Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre, London Coliseum, London County Hall, London Palladium, Lyceum Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre, Novello Theatre, Palace Theatre, Peacock Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Piccadilly Theatre, Playhouse Theatre, Prince Edward Theatre, Prince of Wales Theatre, Savoy Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, Sondheim Theatre, St. Martins Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Trafalgar Studios, Vaudeville Theatre, Victoria Palace Theatre, Wyndham's Theatre.
The Old Vic: announced that Endgame, Samuel Beckett’s play starring Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming, has cancelled its remaining performances.
Park Theatre: cancelled all performances of La Cage aux Folles in the Park200 due to members of the company self-isolating as a precautionary measure. Performances of Corpse! in the smaller Park90 have now also been cancelled.
Young Vic: both performances of Nora: A Doll’s House were cancelled on Saturday 14th March ‘as a precaution’, and the decision has since been made to cancel all remaining performances. The building, café and box office remain open.
Arcola Theatre: suspended all public performances until further notice on Sunday, 15th March.
Finborough Theatre: postponed Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad to February 2021, and Women Without Men to September 2020. Current production Not Quite Jerusalem is to continue its planned run until 28th March as scheduled.
Turbine Theatre: suspended all performances until 18th April, and hope to re-programme cancelled performances for later dates.
Bunker Theatre: postponed ‘Abi & Morgan’s Power Share’, to be rescheduled at a later date.
Kiln Theatre: cancelled all performances for week commencing 16th March due to a member of the cast of Pass Over undergoing self-isolation.
Royal Court Theatre: announced on 16th March that performances are suspended with immediate effect, and spring season has been postponed.
Donmar Warehouse: announced on 17th March that remaining performances of Far Away are cancelled, with upcoming productions of Donmar Lates (25th - 28th March), In the Blood (17th April - 6th June) and The Contigency Plan (10th June - 1st August) are postponed.
Almeida Theatre: first three weeks of "Daddy" have been cancelled, and anticipating it may be necessary to postpone "Daddy" and The House of Shades.
Bridge Theatre: I Remember It Well starring Judi Dench has been cancelled, as has The Southbury Child. It was also announced on 3rd June 2020 that The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage has also been postponed.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre:announced on 12th May that all performances in 2020 are postponed, to be staged in 2021.
Queen Elizabeth Hall: In a tweet by Selladoor Worldwide on 26th May 2020, it was confirmed that Bring It Onwill begin its tour in Autumn 2021. Dates for the Queen Elizabeth Hall run are now postponed.
Sadler's Wells: The West End revival of Singin' in the Rain is now postponed to 2021. Performances will now take place between 30th July to 5th September 2021.
Barbican: It was announced on 2nd June that the RSC Barbican annual residency for 2020 has been cancelled, with their next London season now in 2021.
Performances due to run at West End theatres are all running as scheduled. For more, please consult our COVID-19 information page.