London Theatre Openings

Want to find the newest shows in London theatre? Impress your friends by being the first to see that new, must-see show with our list of what's opening soon in the West End and beyond.

40 shows found
  • The Glee Club
    The Glee Club
    Kiln Theatre
    No Matinee

    A poignant and hilarious comedy featuring hit songs, Richard Cameron’s renowned play celebrates the shared experiences and close bonds between a group of unlikely friends.

  • To Kill A Mockingbird
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Gielgud Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence has sold 45 million copies worldwide. 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of its publication.

    Set in Alabama in 1934, To Kill a Mockingbird centres on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, a mysterious neighbour the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley, and the other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama.

    To Kill a Mockingbird, celebrating one year on Broadway today, has not played to an empty seat and holds the benchmark of having become the most successful American play in Broadway history. A national tour of the United States opens at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC in August 2020.

  • The Best Of... Rock Musicals
    The Best Of... Rock Musicals
    Eventim Apollo
    No Matinee

    On Sunday June 14, 2020 at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two stellar concerts of The Best of Rock Musicals for the benefit of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.  It will be the 21st Anniversary production from the same team who have presented The Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall and elsewhere.

  • A Doll's House
    A Doll's House
    Playhouse Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    The final production in Jamie Lloyd's season at the Playhouse Theatre, Jessica Chastain will make her West End debut in a new version of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, adapted by Frank McGuinness. Tickets for A Doll's House are on sale now. 

  • Cirque du Soleil - Corteo (O2 Arena)
    Cirque du Soleil - Corteo (O2 Arena)
    The O2 Arena
    No Matinee

    The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. The sound of laughter peals around the stage, visions of joyous tumblers and players fascinate the eyes. Regret and melancholy retreat in the face of a cavalcade of lively recollections of a life gloriously lived. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.

  • Nederlands Dans Theater 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer
    Nederlands Dans Theater 1 & 2 - Kunstkamer
    Sadler's Wells
    No Matinee

    To celebrate 60 years of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), the company brings a cabinet of curiosities. Kunstkamer is a celebration of everything that makes the company so spectacular. Their house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot join forces with NDT's associate choreographer Marco Goecke as well as Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite to create a performance which features every dancer in both NDT 1 and NDT 2. 

  • Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth
    Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth
    Leicester Square Theatre
    No Matinee

    Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth. Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?
     

  • Sucker Punch
    Sucker Punch
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    No Matinee

    1981, South London. Thatcher’s Britain. Jab. Double jab, cross. Jab, hook to body.

    Roy Williams’ bruising play examines what it was like to be a young black man in 1980s Britain and asks, how can you fight a system that’s desperate to see you fail?
     

  • Local Hero
    Local Hero
    The Old Vic
    Wednesday Matinee

    Ambitious Texan oil executive Mac MacIntyre arrives in Scotland on a mission to buy a small seaside village and replace it with a refinery. It’s the deal of a lifetime, but Mac soon finds that putting a price on this beautiful spot is more complicated than he bargained for. Before the locals get rich, they must decide what their home is worth. The hit comedy film Local Hero takes to the stage as John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs a new musical adaptation by Bill Forsyth and David Greig (Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax) with music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler.

  • Breakin Covention Presents - The Ruggeds Between Us
    Breakin Convention Presents - The Ruggeds Between Us
    Peacock Theatre
    No Matinee

    Celebrating the most innovative and inspirational artists working in hip hop today, Breakin’ Convention Presents brings you b-boy world champions The Ruggeds.  

  • Evita
    Evita
    Barbican
    Thursday Matinee

    From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people. Featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • Life of Pi
    Life of Pi
    Wyndham's Theatre
    No Matinee

    Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.

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