London Theatre Openings

Select a date to find all scheduled shows

Want to find the newest shows in London theatre? Impress your friends by being the first to see that new, must-see show with our list of what's opening soon in the West End and beyond.

57 shows found
  • Blues in the Night
    Blues in the Night
    Kiln Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    A man is a two-face, a worrisome thing who’ll leave you to sing, the blues in the night.

  • The Girl on the Train
    The Girl on the Train
    Duke of York's Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

  • Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
    Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Part 4
    Apollo Theatre
    No Matinee

    We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead!

    So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with the smash hit production of Barmy Britain – Part Four!
    Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII! See Mary Tudor knock the spots off Mary Queen of Scots! Will Queen Elizabeth I endure her terrible teeth? Would you be hanged by King James I for being a witch? Peep into the world of Samuel Pepys and help Georgian detectives find the headless man! Take a trip into the night with the night soil men and discover how to survive the first ever train ride! After seven sensational years in the West End, Barmy Britain is back!

  • Evita
    Evita
    Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    From a life of poverty to the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron was hailed as the spiritual leader of the nation. Seen as the champion of the poor, her ambition, glamour and power made her the world’s first major political celebrity, winning the adoration of the people. Featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • Actually
    Actually
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    Thursday Matinee

    This deeply felt, funny and thought-provoking play comes from the award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51). With wit and urgency, ACTUALLY investigates the highly charged topic of sexual consent, the complex intersection of race and gender politics, our crippling desire to fit in, and the three sides to every story.

  • The Son
    The Son
    Duke of York's Theatre
    No Matinee

    Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, transfers to the Duke of York’s theatre for ten weeks only from 24 August.
     
    Written by the internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller, lauded by The Guardian as ‘the most exciting playwright of our time’, The Son is directed by the award-winning Michael Longhurst and forms the final part of the critically acclaimed trilogy with The Father and The Mother.
     
    I’m telling you. I don’t understand what’s happening to me.
     
    Nicolas is going through a difficult phase after his parents’ divorce. He’s listless, skipping school, lying and thinks that moving in with his father and his new family may help. A fresh start. When he doesn’t settle there either, he decides that going back to his mother’s may be the answer. When change feels like the only way to survive, what will he do when the options begin to run out?

  • Falsettos
    Falsettos
    The Other Palace
    Thursday Matinee

    Falsettos will receive its European premiere at The Other Palace in August 2019. The double Tony Award winning Falsettos is a hilarious and poignant look at a modern family revolving around the life of a gay man Marvin, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians neighbours.

  • The Fishermen
    The Fishermen
    Trafalgar Studio Two
    No Matinee

    In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree they continue until the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever.

    Based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel by one of Africa's major new voices, New Perspectives’ critically acclaimed award-winning production of Chigozie Obioma’s powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan arrives in the West End for the first time.

  • A Very Expensive Poison
    A Very Expensive Poison
    Old Vic Theatre
    Wednesday Matinee

    A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.

    At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.

    John Crowley (Brooklyn, The Goldfinch) directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

  • Heartbeat of Home
    Heartbeat of Home
    Piccadilly Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    Heartbeat of Home is a spine-tingling, tantalizing, high octane, sexy, dance and music extravaganza. It is a heart–stopping tour de force that features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin, Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban and Contemporary music and dance, uniting performers and audiences on journeys to find a home, wherever that may be.

  • Big The Musical
    Big The Musical
    Dominion Theatre
    Thursday Matinee

    The heart-warming and hilarious Broadway show based on the classic movie starring Tom Hanks, comes to The Dominion Theatre for its West End premiere.

  • Groan Ups
    Groan Ups
    Vaudeville Theatre
    No Matinee

    The first show in the Mischief Theatre’s residency at the Vaudeville Theatre, Groan Ups is a brand-new play which looks at how people grow up. Are we the same at 30 as we were at 13? Seeing if schools determine our future, join the cast of Groan Ups as they go through the painstaking troubles of adolescence into adulthood. 

Looking for the best seats...