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All The West End Shows Opening & Reopening This Year

Updated: May 24, 2021

As restrictions start to ease, there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel.

From May 17th, shows can reopen with social distancing.

From June 21st, shows are tentatively planned to reopen with less restrictions. However, this has not been confirmed - some theatres are clearly expecting to open straight away while others are playing it safe and not setting their return dates until later this year.


I have gathered all of the currently confirmed reopening dates for all shows planning to open or return to the West End this year. It is all easily arranged by date, clearly saying whether shows from now until July are socially distanced or not.

All dates are correct at time of posting and to be included in this list I have obnly included shows that are running for longer than 3 weeks at any West End venue:


WHAT? The Mousetrap

WHEN? Monday 17th May

WHERE? St Martin's Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes


WHAT? Cruise

WHEN? Tuesday 18th May - Sunday 13th June

WHERE? Apollo Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes

Tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT? Death Drop

WHEN? Wednesday 18th May - Sunday 11th July

WHERE? Garrick Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes

Tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT? Everybody's Talking About Jamie

WHEN? Thursday 20th May

WHERE? Apollo Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes

Tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT? Les Miserables - The Staged Concert

WHEN? Thursday 20th May -

WHERE? Sondheim Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes


WHAT? Six

WHEN? Friday 21st May - Sunday 22nd August

WHERE? Lyric Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes

Tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT? Amelie

WHEN? Friday 21st May

WHERE? Criterion Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes


WHAT? ABBAMania

WHEN? Friday 21st May - Sunday 6th June

WHERE? Shaftesbury Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes


WHAT? Romeo & Juliet

WHEN? Thursday 17th June - Saturday 24th July

WHERE? Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes



WHAT? The Play That Goes Wrong

WHEN? Friday 18th June

WHERE? Duchess Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes

Tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


JUNE 21ST - RULES CHANGE


As part of the Governments roadmap, no earlier than Monday 21st June, theatres should be able to reopen without social distancing measures.

However, this is far from confirmed as yet. Some of the following shows are selling social distancing measures for a limited time, for their entire run (with the plan to add more seats in if restrictions are lifted) while others are selling at full capacity.

For the shows selling at full capacity, it is possible that the start dates may be pushed back further - these are the current dates they are planning to reopen or are booking from:


WHAT? Hairspray

WHEN? Monday 21st June - Wednesday 29th September

WHERE? London Coliseum

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes until Sunday 18th July.

Booking at full capacity from Tuesday 20th July.


WHAT? Heathers

WHEN? Tuesday 22nd June - Saturday 11th September

WHERE? Theatre Royal Haymarket

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? Cinderella

WHEN? Friday 25th June

WHERE? Gillian Lynne Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED?: No


WHAT? Be More Chill

WHEN? Wednesday 30th June - Sunday 5th September

WHERE? Shaftesbury Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? The Prince of Egypt

WHEN? Thursday 1st July

WHERE? Dominion Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes, until Saturday 4th September.

Booking at full capacity from Monday 6th September.


WHAT? Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

WHEN? Thursday 1st July - Sunday 5th September

WHERE? Criterion Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No.


WHAT? Pretty Woman

WHEN? Thursday 8th July - Sunday 12th December

WHERE? Savoy Theatre (moving from its previous home of the Piccadilly)

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No.


WHAT? Wonderment

WHEN? Friday 16th July – Monday 30th August 2021

WHERE? The Palace Theatre


WHAT? Billionaire Boy

WHEN? Saturday 17th July – Sunday 22nd August

WHERE? Garrick Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? Oleanna

WHEN? Wednesday 21st July - Saturday 23rd October

WHERE? The Arts Theatre


WHAT? Come From Away

WHEN? Thursday 22nd July

WHERE? Phoenix Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No

Tickets from atgtickets.com


WHAT? Anything Goes

WHEN? Friday 23rd July - Sunday 17th October

WHERE? Barbican

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? The Phantom of the Opera

WHEN? Tuesday 27th July

WHERE? Her Majesty's Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? Jersey Boys

WHEN? Wednesday 28th July

WHERE? Trafalgar Studios

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? Tina

WHEN? Wednesday 28th July

WHERE? Aldwych Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? The Lion King

WHEN? Thursday 29th July

WHERE? Lyceum Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? No


WHAT? Carousel

WHEN? Saturday 31st July - Saturday 25th September

WHERE? Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

SOCIALLY DISTANCED? Yes


From August all shows are booking without social distancing.


WHAT? Mary Poppins

WHEN? Saturday 7th August

WHERE? Prince Edward Theatre


WHAT? Leopoldstadt

WHEN? Saturday 7th August - Saturday 30th October

WHERE? Wyndhams Theatre

Tickets on sale from Friday 30th April from https://www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/


WHAT? Hamilton

WHEN? Thursday 19th August

WHERE? Victoria Palace Theatre


WHAT? Back To The Future - The Musical

WHEN? Friday 20th August

WHERE? Adelphi Theatre


WHAT? Mamma Mia

WHEN? Wednesday 25th August

WHERE? Novello Theatre


WHAT? Frozen

WHEN? Friday 27th August

WHERE? Theatre Royal Drury Lane


WHAT? The Woman In Black

WHEN? Tuesday 7th September

WHERE? Fortune Theatre


WHAT? Wicked

WHEN? Wednesday 15th September

WHERE? Apollo Victoria

Tickets back on sale this month from https://www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/

WHAT? Matilda

WHEN? Thursday 16th September

WHERE? Cambridge Theatre

Tickets on sale Monday 10th May from lwtheatres.co.uk



WHAT? The Last Five Years

WHEN? Friday 17th September – Wednesday 13th October

WHERE? Vaudeville Theatre


WHAT? &Juliet

WHEN? Friday 24th September

WHERE? Shaftesbury Theatre


WHAT? Les Miserables

WHEN? Saturday 25th September

WHERE? Sondheim Theatre


WHAT? Only Fools and Horses

WHEN? Friday 1st October

WHERE? Theatre Royal Haymarket


WHAT? Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical

WHEN? Friday 1st October

WHERE? Lyric Theatre


WHAT? Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

WHEN? Thursday 14th October

WHERE? Palace Theatre


WHAT? Magic Goes Wrong

WHEN? Thursday 21st October – Sunday 27th February 2022

WHERE? Vaudeville Theatre


WHAT? The Ocean at the End of the Lane

WHEN? Tuesday 26th Oct - Friday 12th Feb 2022

WHERE? Duke of York's Theatre


WHAT? Dear Evan Hansen

WHEN? Tuesday 26th October

WHERE? Noel Coward Theatre

WHAT? The Life of Pi

WHEN? Sunday 14th November

WHERE? Wyndhams Theatre


WHAT? The Drifters Girl

WHEN? Thursday 4th November - Saturday 26th March 2022

WHERE? Garrick Theatre


WHAT? Moulin Rouge

WHEN? Friday 12th November

WHERE? Piccadilly Theatre

Tickets on sale soon from atgtickets.co.uk


WHAT? The Book of Mormon

WHEN? Monday 15th November

WHERE? Prince of Wales Theatre


I'll update this post as more shows are announced or any dates change so keep an eye on it regularly.

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