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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  • 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.

  • Dirty Dancing
    Dirty Dancing
    Richmond Theatre
    Tuesday, Thursday Matinee

    Dirty Dancing is on tour in 2021, and is at the Richmond Theatre from 4 - 9 Oct. 2021.

  • Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Young Vic
    No Matinee

    The highly-anticipated production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, with Cush Jumbo making her Young Vic debut.

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
    The Tragedy of Macbeth
    Almeida Theatre
    No Matinee

    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

    A little later than nowin the ruins of a theatre, three witches make a prophecy.

    A warrior and his wife enter the darkness. A war begins.

  • The Mirror and the Light
    The Mirror and the Light
    Gielgud Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Following the hugely successful theatrical adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the third part of her award-winning trilogy about Henry VIII’s advisor Thomas Cromwell is coming to the West End.

  • East is East
    East Is East
    Lyttelton Theatre, National
    No Matinee

    Pakistani chip-shop owner George Khan - Genghis to his kids - is determined to give his children a strict Muslim upbringing against the unforgiving backdrop of 1970s Salford

  • White Noise
    White Noise
    The Bridge Theatre
    No Matinee

    Misha is producing the hit online show ‘Ask A Black’;  Ralph is waiting for tenure at his university, and as a lawyer, Dawn spends her days fighting for social justice. Leo would be a talented visual artist – if only he could sleep. As best friends and lovers, confident in their woke-ness, their connection with each other is stronger than anything else – until, that is, Leo is assaulted by the police in a racially motivated incident. Shaken to the core, he brings to the group an extreme proposition.

  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane
    The Beauty Queen of Leenane
    Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
    No Matinee

    In the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, Maureen Folan – a plain, lonely woman, tied to her manipulative and ageing mother, Mag – comes alive at her first and possibly last prospect of a new life. But Mag has other ideas; and her interference sets in motion a train of events that leads inexorably towards the play’s breathtaking conclusion.

  • Love and Other Acts of Violence Donmar Warehouse
    Love and Other Acts of Violence
    Donmar Warehouse
    No Matinee

    A young Jewish physicist and a left-wing poet meet at a party and fall in love. As society splinters around them, the couple's struggle to survive erupts into violence. 

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