When are all London shows opening in 2021?
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 venue 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.
The Adelphi Theatre will be home to the West End premiere of Back to the Future: The Musical. Back To The Future will begin performances on 20 August, with a first booking period to 13 Feb. 2022.
Tina the Musical will return to the Aldwych Theatre. Tina the Musical will reopen at the Aldwych Theatre, with tickets on sale now for performances from 28 July to 26 Jun. 2022. More information on Tina the Musical can be found here.
Currently, no shows are scheduled to run at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Performances of Everybody's Talking About Jamie are suspended at the moment. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie tickets are on sale from 17 May to 29 Aug. 2021.
Monday Night at the Apollo concerts will take place from 24 May.
The Distance You Have Come is a Scott Alan song cycle, playing at the Apollo Theatre on 21 and 28 June.
Oleanna will transfer from Theatre Royal Bath to the Arts Theatre, with performances from 21 July to 23 October.
Six will reopen at the Arts Theatre, with future performance dates to be announced.
The West End premiere of Amelie opened at the Criterion Theatre. Amelie is at the Criterion Theatre from 20 May - 25 September.
Isobel McArthur's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice* (sort of) will receive its West End transfer at the Criterion. Performances begin from 1 October, and you can read more here.
The Prince of Egypt will then play to full capacity from 6 September.
After a National Theatre premiere, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane will make its West End debut in 2021. The production will open at the Duke of York’s from 26 October to 12 Feb. 2022, with tickets on sale now.
The London revival of Sister Act was originally scheduled for 2020, then postponed to 2021. Sadly, the production is now taking place in 2022, with Whoopi Goldberg no longer starring. Read here for more information.
The Woman in Black continues its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre. Currently, The Woman in Black tickets are available from 7 September.
Potted Panto will also return to the Garrick, with new dates to be announced.
Selected performances of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will now take place from 7 Jun - 11 Oct. 2021.
The Drifters Girl will open at the Garrick Theatre in 2021, with performances from 4 November to 26 Feb. 2022.
Following multiple postponements, Cinderella The Musical will make its long awaited world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre this summer. Cinderella tickets are currently on sale from 14 July to 13 Feb. 2022.
J'Ouvert will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 16 June - 3 July.
Originally scheduled to open at the Playhouse Theatre, Good performances are now postponed at the Harold Pinter. Read here for more information.
First announced to open in April 2020, Hairspray will finally return to London in 2021. Hairspray tickets are on sale from 22 June to 29 Sept. 2021.
The Money brings immersive theatre and gaming together, as a group of strangers must decide how to split a pot of money. The Money runs from 26 May - 18 July.
Performances of Witness for the Prosecution will continue at London County Hall. Currently, they'll run from 3 August - 20 Mar. 2022.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return for another summer season at the London Palladium in 2021, starring Jason Donovan. Performances are currently scheduled from 1 July to 5 Sept. 2021.
West End Live Lounge: The Greats will be held in concert at the Lyric Theatre on 14 June.
Mamma Mia! will take audiences to a sunnier destination at the Novello Theatre once more. Mamma Mia! tickets are on sale from 25 August.
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt returns to the Palace for another week in June. This Is Going To Hurt is at the Palace Theatre from 21 - 26 June.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to return, with performance dates to be announced.
Come From Away concerts were cancelled in February 2021, but the full-length musical will return to the Phoenix Theatre. Come From Away performances resume from 22 Jul. 2021, with more information here.
Moulin Rouge: The Musical will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre from 12 November. More information can be found here.
Currently, no shows are scheduled to run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Harry Enfield will play Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales in The Windsors: Endgame at the Prince of Wales Theatre. How meta. The Windsors: Endgame runs from 2 August - 9 October. Find out more about The Windsors: Endgame here.
The West End premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical will transfer to the Savoy Theatre, after a month of performances at the Piccadilly Theatre. Pretty Woman: The Musical will welcome audiences to Rodeo Drive from 8 July.
Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert returned to the Sondheim Theatre this spring. Les Mis concert performances will take place from 20 May - 5 September.
Les Miserables will then return for a continuous run from 25 September.
The West End premiere of Frozen will open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Frozen will now begin performances from 27 August, with a first booking period to 3 Apr. 2022. More information can be found here.
Jersey Boys will return to London at the brand new Trafalgar Theatre. Jersey Boys has been pushed back by a few weeks though, with tickets currently on sale from 28 July to 31 Oct. 2021.
RuPaul's Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards makes their West End debut with Alyssa, Memoirs of a Queen. The show runs for one week from 7 - 13 June.
Constellations will be revived this summer, with four casts taking part. Constellations is on from 18 June to 12 September.
After two runs at Southwark Playhouse, The Last Five Years will transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre from 17 September - 13 October.
Performances of Magic Goes Wrong will return at the Vaudeville, currently scheduled from 21 October to 26 Feb. 2022.
Life of Pi will then make its West End debut later in the year.
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