Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.
However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
2 Jun to 24 Jul 2021
Image courtesy National Theatre
If you could spend eternity with just one precious memory, what would it be?
A group of strangers grapple with this impossible question as they find themselves in a bureaucratic waiting room between life and death.
Encouraged by enigmatic officials, they must sift through their past lives to choose their forever.
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Age suitability: Not available
From Bunny Christie (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) and Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) comes a surreal and powerfully human look at the way we view our lives.
Inspired by Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film, After Life is a new co-production with Headlong.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 1 & 2
£50, £33, £23, £20
All other Previews
£54, £38, £35, £26, £20
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£55, £40, £35, £30, £20
Friday & Saturday eves
£60, £45, £40, £30, £20
Captioned performances, for deaf and hard of hearing:
Saturday 26 June at 2.30pm
Wednesday 14 July at 2.30pm
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Wednesday 21 July at 2.30pm with pre‑show Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Saturday 3 July at 2.30pm with pre‑show Touch Tour at 12.30pm
written by Jack Thorne, adapted from the film by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Concept by Bunny Christie, Jeremy Herrin and Jack Thorne
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Set designer: Bunny Christie
Costume designer: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Movement: Shelley Maxwell
Video designer: Max Spielbichler
Production: Co-production with Headlong