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LONDON THEATRES RE-OPENING
On 16 March 2020 all London theatres were closed to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Some shows began re-opening in May 2021, with others scheduled for later in the year. Click on our categories in the left column for current shows, and on Coming Soon for those announced for later.

But be aware that all plans are subject to last-minute changes forced by government edict or producers' decisions, and it will be wise to check with theatres on the day.

During the shut-down, several theatres around Britain are putting past or current productions online and we are reviewing them.  CLICK HERE for online theatre 2020 and HERE for online theatre 2021.


What we do
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We offer authoritative, independent London theatre reviews. We cover London's West End, off-West End and fringe, and some theatre outside London, notably the annual Edinburgh Festival. We have a reputation for reliable evaluations, and if a show is bad, we'll say so. And therefore if we say it's good, you can believe us.


 

Our dedicated Off-West End, Family and Out Of London pages offer links to leading theatres in each category. We list upcoming shows and offer insiders' hints on saving money on tickets.

Whether you go to the theatre every evening or are planning a single night out, whether you already know what you like or want help choosing a show, Theatreguide.London's reviews of past and current London shows will help you decide what to see and what to skip! Click on one of the categories to the left to read our reviews of current London shows

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LATEST LIVE THEATRE REVIEWS . . . .  OLEANNASTATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT,   ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIAROMEO AND JULIET



LATEST ONLINE REVIEWS . . . . NO TIME FOR SERGEANTSKISS ME PETRUCHIO,   EVENING PRIMROSEHIGH TORWALDENMARTYTENNESSEE WILLIAMS UNSCRIPTED,   POLICE COPS



LAST CHANCES - Closing notices up for AMALIE September 25, EVERYBODY'S TALKING  ABOUT JAMIE September 26, ONCE UPON A TIME September 28, THE WINDSORS October 9,  ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS October 9, THE LAST FIVE YEARS  October 17, IS GOD IS October 23, LEOPOLDSTADT October 30, ANYTHING GOES October 31. BLITHE SPIRIT November 6


WHAT'S NEW . . . . . Several West End shows and fringe theatres have had to cancel performances or whole runs because of covid, so it would be wise to phone on the day you're planning to go to any London theatre . . . . Spare a thought - and perhaps a donation - for theatres and artists who have been unable to do their work. An easy way to help would be to watch some of the videos we've reviewed and pay for them . . . . Trafalgar Studios to return to original one-auditorium form, renamed Trafalgar Theatre . . . .During the shutdown, some theatres offer productions online.  CLICK HERE for reviews. . . . . We are at last on Twitter. Follow us @theatreguidelon to be alerted to each new review . . . .


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Plan Ahead
See our COMING SOON page for a preview of shows scheduled to open in the next few months


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From the archives . . .
Our file of past reviews covers more than 3000 shows that played London, Edinburgh and elsewhere in Britain since 1999.


 
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Top Five - Classic

When the theatres re-open, these long-running hits will almost certainly return. If you haven't seen them yet, we suggest you begin your London theatre experience with these classics

Phantom of the Opera

Les Miserables

Matilda

Mamma Mia

Wicked



Top Five - Online

Since theatres closed, we've been reviewing online shows. Here are the ones we've liked the most.

Marty

The Iceman Cometh

Our Town

Kiss Me Petruchio

The Macbeths

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