Important notice: COVID-19 See Details

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. 

47 shows found
  • A Christmas Carol Old Vic
    A Christmas Carol
    The Old Vic
    No Matinee

    Based on Charles Dickens' beloved work, the play follows Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, when he is visited by three ghosts, each showing him either scenes from his past, a view of the present of a peek into the future forcing the grumpy business owner to reevaluate his priorities and take stock on his life, just in time for Christmas morning.

  • The Pirates of Penzance
    The Pirates of Penzance
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    A swashbuckling farce of brilliant humour and razor-sharp wit, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance makes for the perfect night out. Chock-full of memorable melodies, it includes the famous tongue-twisting patter song from the Major-General and the cowardly Police Sergeant’s ‘When a felon’s not engaged in his employment’.

  • A Christmas Carol
    A Christmas Carol - The Musical Staged Concert
    Dominion Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Featuring a star studded West End cast, this concert production of A Christmas Carol is brought to the Dominion Theatre as the London Musical Theatre Orchestra perform one of Charles Dickens' most famous works.

  • 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.

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

    Deck the halls with holly because Christmas has come early as the biggest stars from London’s West End celebrate the festive season in WEST END MUSICAL CHRISTMAS – LIVE AT THE PALACE THEATRE.

  • Adam Kay - Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas Live
    Adam Kay - Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas Live
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Following the million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

  • Christmas at the (Snow) Globe
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    No Matinee

    This December, national treasure Sandi Toksvig and her merry company bring laughter, carols and the joy of Christmas from the Globe Theatre straight to your home with the festive film premiere of Christmas at the (Snow) Globe.

  • Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
    Palace Theatre
    No Matinee

    Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket. 

  • Raymonda
    Raymonda
    London Coliseum
    No Matinee

    Love and courage in a time of war.  England, 1853. Raymonda runs away from her comfortable life to become a nurse in the Crimean War. There, she becomes engaged to a soldier, John, but soon develops feelings for his friend Abdur, a leader of the Ottoman army. As turmoil grows around and inside her, who will she give her heart to?

  • The Tempest
    The Tempest
    Jermyn Street Theatre
    No Matinee

    This production of Shakespeare’s final play is loosely inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin on the island of Tahiti. Michael Pennington, one of the foremost Shakespearean actors of his generation, plays Prospero for the first time.

  • 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 16-week season at the Garrick Theatre from 27 Jan. 2021.

  • Songs for a New World
    Songs for a New World
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World, opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2021.

Looking for the best seats...