West End reopening dates: When the musicals and shows are back!

2021 West End opening dates for new and returning shows

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The West End is on its way back – here’s all the reopening dates you need for your favourite musicals, plays and shows.

Theatres across the country were originally plunged into lockdown last March due to the pandemic.


After more than a year of theatre bing dark, there’s finally light on the horizon with curtains set to rise again this month (May).

Here’s all you need to know for returning and brand new shows…

West End reopening dates

Returning shows

The Mousetrap – The hit play will resume at St Martins Theatre from 17 May. Get tickets!

Les Misérables – A concert production plays the Sondheim Theatre from 20 May before the full production resumes 25 September. Get tickets!

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – The show will start at Apollo Theatre on 20 May. Get tickets!

Six The Musical – Begins performances at the Lyric Theatre on 21 May. Get tickets!

Magic Mike Live – Back at the the Hippodrome Casino from 21 May. Get tickets!

The Play That Goes Wrong – Performances resume at Duchess Theatre on 18 June. Get tickets!

The Prince of Egypt Musical – Resumes at Dominion Theatre on 1 July. Get tickets!

Pretty Woman The Musical – Will resume at its new home of Savoy Theatre on 8 July. Get tickets!

The Phantom of the Opera – A newly updated production begins at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 22 July. Get tickets!

Come From Away – Returns to Phoenix Theatre from 22 July. Get tickets!

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The Lion King – Resumes performances at Lyceum Theatre on 29 July. Get tickets!

Mary Poppins – Resumes at Prince Edward Theatre on 7 August. Get tickets!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – Postponed from last summer, performances now begin at the London Palladium on 1 July. Get tickets!


Mamma Mia! – Restarts performances at the Novello Theatre on 25 August. Get tickets!

Wicked – Will be back at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 15 September. Get tickets!

Matilda The Musical – Returns to the Cambridge Theatre from 16 September. Get tickets!

& Juliet – Reopens at Shaftesbury Theatre on 24 September. Get tickets!

Leopoldstadt – Tom Stoppard’s play Leopoldstadt reopens at Wyndham’s Theatre on 7 August. Get tickets!

Hamilton – Reopens at Victoria Palace Theatre from 19 August. Get tickets!

Only Fools and Horses The Musical – Resumes at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1 October. Get tickets!

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Book Of Mormon – Resumes performances at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 15 November. Get tickets!

Dear Evan Hansen – Back at the Noël Coward Theatre from 26 October.

New shows & Revivals

Hairspray – The new revival plays at the London Coliseum from 21 June through to 28 September. Get tickets!

Amélie – Amélie returns to the West End with a run at the Criterion Theatre on 20 May. Get tickets!

Public Domain – This new musical runs at the Vaudeville Theatre between 27 and 30 May. Get tickets!

ABBA Mania – Back on the West End after 19 years away, ABBA Mania plays Shaftesbury Theatre between 21 May and 6 June 2021. Get tickets!

The Last Five Years – The acclaimed production runs at the Vaudeville Theatre between 17 September and 13 October. Get tickets!


Lady Chatterley’s Lover – Stage version of D.H. Lawrence’s infamous literary classic holds its world premiere at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 18 and 19 June 2021. Get tickets!

The Comeback – This new comedy play runs at the Noel Coward Theatre between 7 and 25 July. Get tickets!

Anything Goes! – The new revival opens at Barbican Centre on 23 July. Get tickets!

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella – Opens at the Gillian Lynne Theatre on 14 July. Get tickets!

The Shows Must Go On! Live – The concert series runs at the Palace Theatre 2 to 6 June. Get tickets!

Be More Chill – Returns to London for a limited season at the Shaftesbury Theatre between 30 June and 5 September.

Frozen – The much awaited musical adaptation begins performances at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 27 August. Get tickets!

Here Come the Boys – The dance show will play London Palladium between 25 May and 9. Get tickets!

Heathers – Heathers is back on the West End for a limited run at Theatre Royal Haymarket between 21 June and 13 September. Get tickets!

Back To The Future: The Musical – Begins performances at Adelphi Theatre on 20 August. Get tickets!

Jersey Boys – The hit musical returns to London at the Trafalgar Theatre from 28 July. Get tickets!

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy – The play will run at the Garrick Theatre between 17 July and 22 August. Get tickets!

Cruise – Jack Holden’s one man play will run at the Duchess Theatre from 18 May to 13 June. Get tickets!

Scott Alan’s The Distance We Have Come – Performances take place at Apollo Theatre on 21 & 28 June. Get tickets!.

Get Up, Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical – This brand new musical will now begin previews at Lyric Theatre on 1 October. Get tickets!

Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Moulin Rouge! will begin performances in London at the Piccadilly Theatre on 12 November.

Bring It On – Will run at London’s Southbank Centre from 8 December. Get tickets!

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