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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Shark Is Broken
    The Shark is Broken
    Ambassadors Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    The breakout hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, The Shark is Broken is a hilarious and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous shoot for what became an iconic blockbuster: Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaws. Now, this show is set to make a splash in the West End, so start planning your trip and get booking.

  • The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
    The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End in October 2021. Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean…Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

  • The Choir of Man
    The Choir of Man
    Arts Theatre
    No Matinee

    The Choir of Man is at the Arts TheatreThe Choir of Man tickets are available on LondonTheatre.co.uk.

    THE WORLDWIDE SMASH HIT IS COMING TO THE WEST END!

  • The Wife of Willesden
    The Wife of Willesden
    Kiln Theatre
    No Matinee

    A proper local legend. Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend. Alvita will tell her life story to anyone in the pub – there’s no shame in her game. The question is: are you ready to hear it? Because this woman’s got the gift of the gab: she can rewrite mistakes into triumphs, turn pain into parables, and her love life’s an epic poem. They call her The Wife of Willesden…

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
    Tuesday, Thursday Matinee

    The National Theatre’s award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel is back on a London stage, playing for seven weeks at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary production: plan your trip and get booking tickets.

  • The Snowman
    The Snowman
    Peacock Theatre
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Delighting audiences for 23 years, this magical stage adaption of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved book, and the film directed by Dianne Jackson and produced by John Coates, has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery wonderland of a boy and a snowman that comes to life

  • The Comedy of Errors
    The Comedy of Errors
    Barbican Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s glorious production of the Bard’s peerless farce The Comedy of Errors comes to London’s Barbican Theatre following its hit run in Stratford-upon-Avon. Don’t miss this magical tale of families lost and found, and not one but two sets of identical twins.

  • The Drifters Girl
    The Drifters Girl
    Garrick Theatre
    Monday, Wednesday Matinee

    The Queen of British Soul and West End leading lady Beverley Knight stars in the world premiere of brand new musical The Drifters Girl. Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, and the truth about the woman who made them.

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