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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. 

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    Get ready for a fiesta like no other as the 2019 production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream returns with piñatas, streamers, glitter and a cacophony of brass.

  • Cruise
    Cruise
    Duchess Theatre
    No Matinee

    1988. Soho. His last night on earth.

    The intoxicating, vibrant CRUISE is the true story of what should have been Michael Spencer’s last night on earth, performing live for a strictly limited season at the Duchess Theatre from 18 May to 13 June. Following the phenomenal success of Channel4’s It’s a Sin, CRUISE is a celebration of life, queer culture and survival - this is the uplifting and inspirational theatrical event of summer 2021.

  • Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert
    Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert
    Sondheim Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Lucie Jones, Jon Robyns and Bradley Jaden will star in a special concert production of Les Miserables, returning to the West End from 20 May 2021.

  • Monday Night at the Apollo
    Monday Night at the Apollo
    Apollo Theatre
    No Matinee

    An intimate evening of conversation and song hosted by Greg Barnett, Monday Night at the Apollo will see some of the West End’s best-known performers sing an eclectic mix of music from their favourite genres.

  • Here Come The Boys
    Here Come The Boys
    Garrick Theatre
    No Matinee

    Following a sold-out UK national tour, Here Come The Boys, featuring four superstar Kings of Dance, a brand new supporting cast and a dazzling new production, is to transfer to the West End for a limited season at the London Palladium.

  • Walden
    Walden
    Harold Pinter Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.

  • As You Like It
    As You Like It - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    Shakespeare’s As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of romance and poetry, satire and slapstick. A tale of sibling rivalry, exile, cross-dressing, and misplaced love, it takes travelling to the Forest of Arden for friendships to be formed, and families and lovers to be reunited.

  • West End Musical Christmas
    West End Musical Celebration
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Come and celebrate your favourite musicals and the return of live theatre with some of the biggest stars of the West End at WEST END MUSICAL CELEBRATION – LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE.

    The producers of ‘West End Musical Drive In’ and ‘West End Musical Brunch’ in association with Nica Burns present the ultimate celebration with six performances from 10th to 13th June 2021!

  • The Tempest
    The Tempest - Globe 2021
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    Inspired by Elizabethan reports of the West Indies in the 16th Century and imbued with a spirit of magic and superstition, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s tumultuous play of betrayal, love and forgiveness.

  • Hair
    London Palladium
    Thursday Matinee

    After its record breaking outdoor run at The Turbine Theatre this summer, the American tribal love rock musical Hair is back, celebrating sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory.

  • Adam Kay | This Is Going To Hurt
    Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

    The show has been seen by over 200,000 people, including absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs from 2016 to 2019, plus UK tours and multiple West End runs between 2017 and 2020.

  • 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.

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