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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  • Blithe Spirit
    Blithe Spirit
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Tuesday, Thursday Matinee

    Blithe Spirit is a play centered on the story of the novelist, Charles Condomine, who is attempting to conduct research into the occult and clairvoyance for his next novel. This production was first seen on the West End in 1941, running for nearly 2,000 performances.

  • Eshaan Akbar: In the Flesh
    Eshaan Akbar: In the Flesh
    Underbelly Earls Court
    No Matinee

    As seen on Mock The Week, QI, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, The Stand Up Sketch Show and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Asian Network, Eshaan Akbar heads to the Underbelly festival for with a buffet of his best bits and new bits for one night only. Not to be missed!

  • Malindadzimu
    Malindadzimu
    Hampstead Theatre - Downstairs
    No Matinee

    For Faith and her teenage daughter Hope, it seems as though growing up inevitably means growing apart. So Faith makes the drastic decision to move the family back to her native Zimbabwe to start over. It’s home for her but not for Hope – at least, not on the surface... Will the powers that have drawn them back to their roots help them find each other - and themselves?

  • The Last Five Years
    The Last Five Years
    Garrick Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    After two engagements at Southwark Playhouse in 2020, Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years receives its West End premiere at the Garrick Theatre.

  • Lucy Porter: Be Prepared
    Lucy Porter: Be Prepared
    Underbelly Earls Court
    No Matinee

    TV favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show.

    At Brownies, Lucy thought she’d be prepared for anything as long as she had her emergency 10p for a phone box, and knew how to tie a Fisherman’s knot.  

    Life turned out to be slightly more complicated than Brown Owl let on. 

  • Frisky and Mannish: PopLab
    Frisky and Mannish: PopLab
    Underbelly Festival Cavendish Square
    No Matinee

    The smash-hit 2019 show from cabaret comedy icons and pop PhDs Frisky & Mannish, PopLab is finally making its awaited London transfer for 3 nights only. This could be your last chance to look down their microscope and experience pop music on a molecular level.

  • Shining City
    Shining City
    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    Thursday Matinee

    Dublin, Ireland. John, recently bereaved, believes himself to be haunted by the ghost of his dead wife.

  • Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
    Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho
    Underbelly Earls Court
    No Matinee

    Maggie returns in her smash hit drag extravaganza! Following four sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Iron Lady is back and more fabulous than ever.

    On the eve of the vote on Section 28, Maggie gets lost in Soho and accidentally becomes a cabaret superstar. Will she change her mind about the homophobic bill before it's too late…?

  • Metamorphoses - Globe 2021
    Metamorphoses - Globe 2021
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
    No Matinee

    Metamorphoses is a playful new piece of theatre inspired by Ovid’s powerful collection of myths, written bespoke to our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by the Globe’s first writers-in-residence in nearly four centuries.

  • Normal Heart
    The Normal Heart
    Olivier Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, in a co-production with Fictionhouse. Directed by Dominic Cooke, Kramer’s largely autobiographical play about the AIDS crisis in 1980 New York has not been performed professionally in London since its European premiere in 1986.

  • What If If Only
    What If If Only
    Royal Court Theatre
    No Matinee

    “Make me happen” 

    Your partner’s died, could things have been different? 

    Caryl Churchill’s recent work includes Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp and Escaped Alone. Many of her plays which first premiered at the Royal Court are now considered modern classics including Top Girls, A Number and Far Away. James Macdonald directs. 

  • Children of Eden
    Children of Eden
    Cadogan Hall
    No Matinee

    Join us for two upcoming concert performances of Children of Eden, the musical by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, with book by acclaimed director and writer John Caird. Children of Eden is at Cadogan Hall in October 2021.

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