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. 

33 shows found
  • Title of Show
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Marc Elliott, Tyrone Huntley, Lucie Jones and Jenna Russell will star in the filmed production, recorded at the London Coliseum.

  • SIX - Live at the Lyric
    SIX - Live at the Lyric
    Lyric Theatre
    No Matinee

    DIVORCED, BEHEADED and now LIVE AT THE LYRIC!

    SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre,’ (Evening Standard) is holding court at London’s Lyric Theatre for a strictly limited season. Prepare to Lose Ur Head

  • 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. 

  • Showstopper The Improvised Musical
    Showstopper The Improvised Musical
    Garrick Theatre
    No Matinee

    Olivier Award 2016 winners The Showstoppers are back at the Garrick Theatre transforming audience suggestions into all-singing, all-dancing shows with unpredictable and hilarious results.

  • The Gruffalo's Child
    The Gruffalo's Child
    Alexandra Palace
    No Matinee

    The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood... One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he? 

  • Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert
    Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert
    Sondheim Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas will star in a special concert production of Les Miserables, returning to the West End for eight weeks only.

  • Potted Panto
    Potted Panto
    Garrick Theatre
    No Matinee

    Seven classic pantomimes in eighty hilarious minutes! Double Olivier nominees Dan and Jeff return for the tenth anniversary of Potted Panto, hot on the heels of their world tour of Harry Potter parody Potted Potter. 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 Comeback
    The Comeback
    Noel Coward Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Comeback, a brilliantly original and hilarious new comedy, is set to delight all generations at the Noel Coward Theatre this December. This debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen tells the story of two double acts fighting to wrestle control of the most chaotic, farcical and high-stakes gig of their respective careers. 

  • Death Drop
    Death Drop
    Garrick Theatre
    No Matinee

    Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Courtney Act and Monét X Change, this brand-new comedy is a historic West End first bringing together a full cast of leading drag performers, in a hilarious murder mystery like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

  • Dick Whittington
    Dick Whittington
    Olivier Theatre, National
    Wednesday, Friday Matinee

    First performed at Lyric Hammersmith in 2018, Jude Christian and Cariad Lloyd's adaptation of Dick Whittington will be staged at the Olivier Theatre.

  • A Christmas Carol Old Vic
    A Christmas Carol
    The Old Vic
    No Matinee

    Based on Charles Dickens' beloved work, the play follows Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, when he is visited by three ghosts, each showing him either scenes from his past, a view of the present of a peek into the future forcing the grumpy business owner to reevaluate his priorities and take stock on his life, just in time for Christmas morning.

  • The Pirates of Penzance
    The Pirates Of Penzance
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance makes for the perfect night out. Chock-full of memorable melodies, it includes the famous tongue-twisting patter song from the Major-General and the cowardly Police Sergeant’s ‘When a felon’s not engaged in his employment’.

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