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.
18 Jun to 24 Jul 2021
Image courtesy Lyric Hammersmith
This summer The Lyric Hammersmith reopens with the world premiere of three new short plays written by three of the UK's leading playwrights.
All rooted in West London, the plays explore race, identity and our sense of place and purpose, presented together as a triple bill.
The Overseas Student by Tanika Gupta
An 18-year old Gandhi has just arrived from India to study Law.
Miles from home, his wife and his family, we see him navigate a time of uncertainty, growth and opportunity.
As he builds a new life, he explores the joys of money, food and women whilst facing the struggles of class and imperialism.
Gupta's sharp and profound play is an insight into the teenage years of a man we know will grow up to be one of the most significant figures in history.
Blue water and cold and fresh by Simon Stephens
A walk back in time.
A walk that may change everything he's ever believed.
In the wake of city lockdown living and the Black Lives Matter protests, one man's journey across London raises difficult truths he has to confront.
The death of a loved one.
His father's racism.
His own white privilege.
This heartfelt piece explores what it means to be a father, husband and son.
Go, Girl by Roy Williams
Working as a security guard at Westfield and a mother to a teenage daughter, Donna sees her life as unremarkable.
Why have things not turned out how she pictured when she was a young girl, inspired by the words of Michelle Obama? The hope and excitement she once felt has now become isolation and judgement of the choices she has made.
Until one night Donna gets a call from her daughter that makes her rethink her entire life.
As their bravery and humanity is tested, Donna realises just how remarkable they both truly are.
A celebration of Black women, everyday heroism and female resilience.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 14+
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Under 16s £20 Bands B & C
Access tickets are £10 for Bands A-D at a preview performance and £15 for Bands A-D for a main run performance
School Tickets: £15 per student +1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students (subject to availability). Seating positions subject to bubbled groups. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Lyric Tickets: All Young Lyric Members can access £5 tickets, subject to availability
Saturday 10 July 2:30pm ‑ Open captioned performance
Saturday 10 July 7:30pm ‑ Audio described performance
Author: Tanika Gupta, Simon Stephens and Roy Williams
Director: Co-directed By Rachel O’riordan & Diane Page