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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. 

45 shows found
  • Love Letters
    Love Letters
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    No Matinee

    When the young Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, Melissa writes him a thank you note… and a unique romantic friendship and delicately warm correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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? 

  • The Understudy Stephen Fry
    The Understudy
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Understudy is the story of an underdog – a failed husband, a failing father, a failing actor, and the impossible choice he’s going to have to make between stealing the show and stealing another man’s wife.

  • 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 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. 

  • Mischief Movie Night Vaudeville Theatre
    Mischief Movie Night
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    Mischief Theatre return to their comedy roots with Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage! Starring them, directed by you, Mischief Movie Night is a guaranteed comedy blockbuster!

  • 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.

  • Stick Man
    Stick Man
    Rose Theatre Kingston
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

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