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.
From 26 Oct 2021
Duke of York's Theatre
Image: National Theatre
Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He's transported to his 12th birthday when his friend Lettie claimed it wasn't a pond, but an ocean …
Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Background, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 12+
Following a sold out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane transfers to the West End.
Note: this production contains scenes that some people may find distressing and strobe lighting.
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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
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Author: Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Joel Horwood
Composer: Jherek Bischoff
Director: Katy Rudd
Set designer: Fly Davis
Costume designer: Samuel Wyer
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Visual effects: Jamie Harrison (Magic and Illusions Director and Designer)
Movement: Steven Hoggett
Puppetry: Samuel Wyer, Finn Caldwell
Production: National Theatre