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London Theatre Openings

Want to find the newest shows in London theatre? Impress your friends by being the first to see the re-openings of these must-see shows with our list of what’s opening soon in the West End and beyond. 

Covid-19 Information

Indoor performances are making a comeback to London theatres, with social distancing, and other restrictions in place in line with most-recent Government guidance regarding the coronavirus.

A selection of upcoming West End shows musicals and plays will be hosted under full Covid-19 regulations, with mandatory face-coverings to be worn when in theatres (including during the show). Ahead of any performance, ticket holders will be sent full information about safety measures and requirements. 

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  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Southwark Playhouse
    Tuesday Matinee

    The world premiere of The Sorcerer's Apprentice will now take place online. For more information, read here.

  • Adam Kay | This Is Going To Hurt
    Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

    The show has been seen by over 200,000 people, including absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs from 2016 to 2019, plus UK tours and multiple West End runs between 2017 and 2020.

  • Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. 

  • Here Come The Boys
    Here Come The Boys
    Garrick Theatre
    No Matinee

    Following a sold-out UK national tour, Here Come The Boys, featuring four superstar Kings of Dance, a brand new supporting cast and a dazzling new production, is to transfer to the West End for a 16-week season at the Garrick Theatre from 3 Mar. 2021.

  • Potted Panto
    Potted Panto
    Garrick Theatre
    No Matinee

    Potted Panto is back at the Garrick Theatre this Easter. In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime, our dastardly double act dash from rubbing Aladdin’s lamp to roaming the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and making sure that Cinderella gets to the ball. 

  • The Tempest
    The Tempest
    Jermyn Street Theatre
    No Matinee

    This production of Shakespeare’s final play is loosely inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin on the island of Tahiti. Michael Pennington, one of the foremost Shakespearean actors of his generation, plays Prospero for the first time.

  • Monday Night at the Apollo
    Monday Night at the Apollo
    Apollo Theatre
    No Matinee

    An intimate evening of conversation and song hosted by Greg Barnett, Monday Night at the Apollo will see some of the West End’s best-known performers sing an eclectic mix of music from their favourite genres.

  • Jersey Boys
    Jersey Boys
    Trafalgar Theatre
    No Matinee

    The beloved Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS is returning to London’s West End, opening at the new sparkling new Trafalgar Theatre in 2021.

  • Good
    Good
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    No Matinee

    John Halder is a good man. But John Halder must adapt to survive. How is it possible to be a good person when things are falling apart?

  • Hairspray
    Hairspray
    London Coliseum
    Thursday Matinee

    Starring Michael Ball, Hairspray follows the story of Tracy Turnblad, an aspiring dancer who wins a part on a local TV show, The Corny Collins Show, and becomes an overnight sensation. Featuring the songs "Good Morning Baltimore" and "You Can't Stop the Beat". 

  • Cinderella The Musical
    Cinderella The Musical
    Gillian Lynne Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is the exciting new musical comedy starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, set to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairytale when it opens in London’s West End in May 2021.

  • Noise Boys
    Noise Boys
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Noise Boys is a high-octane show that combines unbelievable physical skill with incredible musicianship and infectious rhythms. Featuring an impressive line-up of multi award-winning champion beatboxers, world-class tap dancers and some of the best vocal and musical talent in the U.K, sit back and be amazed by the charm and the sheer unadulterated talent of the Noise Boys.

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