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Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, London's theatres currently remain closed for indoor performances.


West End venues have announced that they will remain dark until at least 2 August, with further cancellations and postponements possible .... and some of the most popular shows have already delayed reopening until next year.


However, the government allowed outdoor performances to begin from 11 July 2020 and, as of 1 August, indoor performances can take place but with socially distanced audiences.


Pilots are taking place that "will inform final guidance for venues in the run up to August 1".


You can read the latest announcement (made on 17 July) from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport here.


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Theatre Producer Portal - new online resource

Wednesday 5 August 2020


Theatre Producer Portal launches as a hub for producers, writers and investors to connect.


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Theatre Search database launches early

Monday 3 August 2020


Spun Glass Theatre's 'Theatre Search' database - a free resource available for independent producers and touring arts companies - is launched today well ahead of schedule.


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A Song For Our Time - winner announced

Monday 3 August 2020


Looking At The Moon, by Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt, is announced as winning song from the search for ‘A Song For Our Time’, marking 20 weeks since theatres closed.


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On #KHTOnline this coming week

Friday 31 July 2020


Online twice this coming week - on Tuesday and Thursday - is #KHTOnline, from the King's Head Theatre, with Brave New Worlds' Kate Lane and fight director Kev McCurdy.


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Charlotte Holmes: Adventure Box

Thursday 30 July 2020


Lawrence Batley Theatre, Lancaster’s The Dukes and producers The Big Tiny present a new interactive theatrical experience for families and children aged 7 to 12.


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Mamma Mia! Masterclass with Helen Anker

Thursday 30 July 2020


On Sunday 2 August West End actor Helen Anker will be giving a Mamma Mia Masterclass and a live Q & A session raising funds to #KeepChickenshedSafe.


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Maureen Lipman to star in Rose

Thursday 30 July 2020


Coronation Street’s Maureen Lipman will star in a digital revival of Martin Sherman’s Olivier-nominated play, Rose, this September.


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VAULT Festival postpones

Wednesday 29 July 2020


The coronavirus epidemic claims another theatrical victim as VAULT Festival announces postponement of the next full, live version until 2022.


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The Lockdown Theatre Company

Tuesday 28 July 2020


A new theatre company has united performers from across the country in an online video series of 20 films made during lockdown.


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Casting announced for Fanny & Stella

Saturday 25 July 2020


Final casting has been revealed for a new version of the musical 'Fanny and Stella' - the first London Fringe show since lockdown - due at the Garden Theatre in Vauxhall.


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All our longer news items are here - and you can catch-up with shorter news stories here.


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