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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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  • 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.

  • Constellations
    Constellations
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

     Following sell out runs in the West End and Broadway and a critically acclaimed 5 star tour, Nick Payne’s ‘ingenious, touching and intellectually searching play’ (Daily Telegraph), Constellations returns to London for 3 weeks only starring Louise Brealey (Sherlock, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Joe Armstrong (Happy Valley, Hollow Crown, Robin Hood).

  • 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.

  • 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". 

  • 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.

  • Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth
    Sh!t-faced Shakespeare: Macbeth
    Leicester Square Theatre
    No Matinee

    Sh!t-faced Shakespeare® is back for the 5th year at Leicester Square Theatre and it’s going to be a bloodbath, with their all-new production of Macbeth. Upon hearing the weird sisters’ prediction, Macbeth and his wily wife take matters into their own hands and burn down everything in their wake. Well, almost. Fair is foul and foul is fair in this tale of prophecy gone slightly off the rails. Perhaps an inebriated actor will help the process along?
     

  • 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.

  • Cirque du Soleil - Corteo (O2 Arena)
    Cirque du Soleil - Corteo (O2 Arena)
    The O2 Arena
    No Matinee

    The clown Mauro has passed, but his spirit is still with us. Instead of mourning, the funeral cortege celebrates the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Rich, extravagant memories frolic with the senses. See Cirque du Soleil at the O2 Arena in 2021.

  • Audience Choice - Shakespeare's Globe 2021 Season
    Audience Choice - Shakespeare's Globe 2021 Season
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    What’s it like to go to the theatre and not know what you’re going to see? Across the summer and for three performances only, it will be up to you to vote for which of our plays the Globe Touring Ensemble delivers that day.

  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea
    The Tiger Who Came to Tea
    Theatre Royal Haymarket
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Matinee

    Based on Britain’s best-loved picture book by Judith Kerr, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End.

  • Cinderella The Musical
    Cinderella The Musical
    Gillian Lynne Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella is the exciting new musical comedy starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, set to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairytale when it opens in London’s West End in July 2021.

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