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Theatres in London are currently closed
Owing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, most London theatres stopped performances on 16 March and others quickly followed.
Some shows have simply been suspended while others have been cancelled or postponed.
We have updated our listings to reflect information we have received about show cancellations which has resulted in fewer listings on our site.
We will continue to update our listings as we get news of shows shows being rescheduled.
West End theatres
Theatres in London's famous West End are currently closed until 26 April, though this date may be extended in the light of new information from the UK Government.
However, you can still book tickets for upcoming performances later in the year at West End venues through our tickets site.
Fringe and Off West End theatres
Theatres outside of the West End have postponed their activities for various periods of time and many have cancelled shows, especially those which were due to play during the second half of March and early April.
We await further news from the government about when theatres in general may be allowed to re-open.
Smaller theatres, of course, depend on ticket sales for their existence, and will find difficulty in meeting their overheads during this period of closure.
So many theatres are accepting donations.
If you are in a position to help you might wish to check out your local theatre's website - find our list of theatres by London borough here.
Soho Is - film to premiere online
Documentary film 'Soho Is ...' will be available online soon reflecting the collective affection for Soho.
Screenings At 7 - Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston will premiere short films produced by the 2019 Rose Youth Theatre film course from Tuesday to Friday next week.
ATG suspends performances
Due to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, Ambassador Theatre Group has suspened performances at venues across the UK until Sunday 31 May.
Affected customers will be contacted in the coming week to either help exchange to a new performance or send them a full credit voucher for bookings.
Cinderella - coming to the Gillian Lynne Theatre
Tickets are also now on sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella - the exciting new musical comedy starring Carrie Hope Fletcher, set to completely reinvent the world's best-loved fairytale when it opens in London's West End in October 2020.
Featuring a brand new score by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Oscar-nominated David Zippel, with a script from Killing Eve's Emerald Fennell.
Life of Pi - coming to Wyndham's Theatre
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi.
Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction - winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide - and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.
Life of Pi is due at Wyndham's from 28 June 2020 - you can book tickets here.
And here's the trailer ...
Statement from Going Ape
Dance Attic Studios was set to transfer its in-house produced show Going Ape!, written by Andrew Corbet Bucher, which challenges both religion and science by bringing together various "first" humans, to the Union Theatre in April 2020.
Going Ape has taken precautionary measures in line with current government advice.
Given that the main risk is to those over 70 years old, and that not only are Adam and Eve both 300 and the leading lady is 3.5 million years old, the producers felt it was necessary for them to stay in the game until the show returns in September 2020 at the Union Theatre.
Hampstead Theatre to stream shows
Hampstead Theatre, in partnership with The Guardian, will re-release live stream recordings of Mike Bartlett's Wild, Beth Steel's Wonderland and Howard Brenton's Drawing the Line.
Image courtesy Hampstead Theatre
More details at Hampstead's web site.