From 19 July onwards, or Freedom Day as it is being billed, theatres can welcome back audiences at full capacity. Even though thousands of theatregoers will be heading into West End venues each day, 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 are 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.
Performances of The Great Gatsby on 10 October and 13 October are cancelled, due to building works. All other performances of The Great Gatsby are to go ahead as scheduled.
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.
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.