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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. 

102 shows found
  • J'ouvert
    J'OUVERT
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    2017. Carnival is here. The streets of Notting Hill are alive with history and amidst the soca, sequins, and endless feathers, Jade and Nadine are fighting for space in a world that should be theirs. A timely echo of Caribbean resistance across centuries, J’OUVERT is a joyful and fearless story of two best friends, battling to preserve tradition in a society where women’s bodies are frequently under threat.

  • and breathe... Almeida Theatre
    and breathe...
    Almeida Theatre
    No Matinee

    Centring on the loss of a beloved matriarch, and breathe... explores family relationships, bonding and culture. This deeply personal and poetic play tackles the unspoken, between what we leave unsaid to protect each other and how we internalise the world.

  • 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". 

  • Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner
    seven methods of killing kylie jenner
    Royal Court Theatre
    No Matinee

    “112 Million People. That’s how many people follow her on Instagram – and counting…. As if she’s like a prophet. Or a material messiah or something…”

  • Romeo and Juliet
    Romeo and Juliet
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Kimberley Sykes directs Shakespeare’s timeless story of two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love.

  • Under Milk Wood Olivier Theatre National
    Under Milk Wood
    Olivier Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Siân Phillips feature in the acting company breathing new life into Dylan Thomas’ poetic masterpiece. Lyndsey Turner directs.

  • Romeo & Juliet
    Romeo & Juliet - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    From historic feud to ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet speaks of chance, destiny and fortune, and after some of the most fractious years in recent history, this universal tale finds new significance in 2021.

  • Heathers The Musical
    Heathers The Musical
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Wednesday Matinee

    Greetings, salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD turns up, the mysterious teen rebel who teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it’s murder being a somebody…

  • Bach & Sons Bridge Theatre
    Bach & Sons
    The Bridge Theatre
    No Matinee

    Nina Raine’s beautiful, profound and funny new play about Johann Sebastian Bach is an anthem to the art that draws us together and sings of our common humanity.

  • Miss Julie
    Southwark Playhouse
    No Matinee

    British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng adapts Strindberg’s thrilling psychological classic into a newly politically-charged production.

  • Tuckshop: Live
    Tuckshop: Live
    Underbelly Festival Cavendish Square
    No Matinee

    Relaunching the Underbelly with a bang this Summer, join TuckShop, the creators of Death Drop and Gals Aloud, for a hilarious and raucous variety night of drag and campery like no other. Starring some of the UK's best Drag performers, this extravaganza of an evening will kick start you Summer in the fiercest and most fabulous way!

  • Mischief Movie Night
    Mischief Movie Night
    Riverside Studios
    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!

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