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: The Musical tickets are currently available for performances from 14 May to 26 Sept. 2021.
Tina the Musical will return to the Aldwych Theatre, once the Aldwych Theatre is able to reopen safely. Tina the Musical tickets are currently available from 3 June to 29 Jan. 2022.
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 2 March to 2 May 2021.
Wicked will return to the Apollo Victoria Theatre once it is safe to do so. Wicked tickets are currently available for performances from 3 May to 27 Nov. 2021.
Six will reopen at the Arts Theatre once it is permitted. Six tickets at the Arts are currently available from 20 April to 5 Sept. 2021.
Anything Goes is currently scheduled to reopen the Barbican this year. Anything Goes starts from 5 June and runs to 22 Aug. 2021.
The West End run of Matilda the Musical will continue at the Cambridge Theatre, once the Cambridge can reopen. At the moment, Matilda tickets are on sale from 4 May to 9 Jan. 2022.
Currently, no shows are scheduled to run at the Criterion Theatre.
The Prince of Egypt has extended its run at the Dominion Theatre, due to Coronavirus. The Prince of Egypt tickets are on sale from 3 May to 4 September.
The Play That Goes Wrong is currently suspended at the Duchess Theatre. Performances are scheduled to resume from 2 March, with performances to 26 Sept. 2021.
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 Woman in Black continues its record-breaking run at the Fortune Theatre. Currently, The Woman in Black tickets are available from 25 May to 2 April 2022.
Potted Panto will play the Easter period, with performances from 1 - 18 Apr. 2021.
Selected performances of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical will now take place from 8 March to 19 Apr. 2021.
Here Come The Boys is currently scheduled to play at the Garrick Theatre from 3 March to 15 May 2021.
The Drifters Girl will open at the Garrick Theatre in 2021, with performances from 4 November to 26 Feb. 2022.
To Kill A Mockingbird is currently scheduled to make its West End premiere at the Gielgud. The new performance dates are from 27 May to 6 Nov. 2021.
Following multiple postponements, Cinderella The Musical will make its long awaited world premiere at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Cinderella tickets are currently on sale from 30 April to 13 Feb. 2022.
Originally scheduled to open at the Playhouse Theatre, Good will now open at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Good tickets are on sale from 21 April to 17 Jul. 2021.
The Phantom of the Opera has been scheduled to reopen in June 2021. Tickets are on sale from 5 June to 24 Oct. 2021.
First announced to open in April 2020, Hairspray will finally return to London in 2021. Hairspray tickets are on sale from 22 April to 28 Aug. 2021.
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will return for another summer season at the London Palladium in 2021. Performances are currently scheduled from 1 July to 5 Sept. 2021.
The Lion King will return to the Lyceum Theatre, once it is safe for theatres to reopen. Performance dates for The Lion King are currently unknown.
As confirmed in a tweet, Six will resume performances at the Lyric Theatre from 1 March, with performances to 18 Apr. 2021.
The world premiere of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story continues as first scheduled, with performances at the Lyric Theatre from 28 May to 19 Dec. 2021.
The Normal Heart is currently scheduled to reopen the National Theatre, with performances from February 2021.
Dear Evan Hansen will reopen at the Noel Coward Theatre, once it is safe for theatres to reopen. Performance dates for Dear Evan Hansen are currently unknown.
Mamma Mia! will take audiences to a sunnier destination at the Novello Theatre once more. Mamma Mia! tickets are on sale from 7 June to 2 Oct. 2021.
West End Musical Celebration will now take place at the Palace Theatre, instead of West End Musical Christmas. New performances will run from 6 - 9 May. Read here for more information.
The West End premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical will continue at the Piccadilly Theatre. Performances are currently scheduled from 5 April to 4 September.
Currently, no shows are scheduled to run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Mary Poppins will resume at the Prince Edward Theatre once it is safe to do so. Performances will return from 22 May to 3 Oct. 2021.
The Book of Mormon continues its London run at the Prince of Wales Theatre, once it’s permitted that live theatre can continue. Performances are currently scheduled from 12 July to 8 Jan. 2022.
Currently, no shows are scheduled to run at the Savoy Theatre.
& Juliet will return to the Shaftesbury Theatre this year. At the moment, performances will take place from 28 May to 13 Feb. 2022.
After the Les Miserables concerts, the full production will return. Les Miserables tickets are on sale from 29 May to 3 Oct. 2021.
Future performance dates for The Mousetrap are currently unknown.
The West End premiere of Frozen will open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Originally due to open in April 2021, performances of Frozen are currently postponed, with new dates to be confirmed. For more information, read here.
Only Fools and Horses will return to the Theatre Royal Haymarket once live theatre can continue in London. Currently, Only Fools and Horses tickets are on sale from 28 April to 14 Jul. 2021.
Jersey Boys will return to London at the brand new Trafalgar Theatre. Jersey Boys has been pushed back by a few back though, with tickets currently on sale from 2 June to 31 Oct. 2021.
Songs For A New World is currently postponed at the Vaudeville Theatre, as a result of changing regulations in regards to the Coronavirus pandemic. Future dates for Songs For A New World are to be announced.
Performances of Magic Goes Wrong will return at the Vaudeville, currently scheduled from 21 October to 26 Feb. 2022.
Hamilton will return to the Victoria Palace Theatre in a matter of months. Hamilton tickets are currently on sale from 15 May to 3 October.
Leopoldstadt will continue performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 12 June to 4 September.
Life of Pi will then make its West End debut from 26 September to 9 Jan. 2022.
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