West End show status updates – What’s open!

Last Updated on 30 December 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

The COVID-19 Pandemic has once again led to West End show cancellations with cast members and crews having to isolate for safety purposes along with the reintroduction of safety protocols which are now mandatory outlined below.

So, what is running over the break? We are continuing to keep our list as up to date as possible.

West end show status

The West End is currently in disarray as the latest Omicrom variation of Covid-19 is being felt across the UK at a faster rate than originally theorised. With West End productions being reliant on huge labour forces, shows are now continually testing to ensure the safety of casts, crews and venue staff. But as with the rest of us, a positive test requires isolation which means shows are being cancelled. Join our mailing list and we will send you updates.

Producers are endeavouring to keep shows open to protect the livelihoods of those in the industry, so please be understanding if cancellations are announced late. Everyone is trying to keep the theatres open.

If you are attending a production please make sure you are conversant with theatre safety restrictions which now see mask-wearing mandatory by law. In addition, you may be required to show you COVID pass or a Lateral Flow Test.

Most theatres are now running a variation of the following, so please check before you visit in case you are denied entry.

West End Show Cancellations


The list of West End Shows now affected with the information currently available:-


(As at 30 December 27 at 8.54am)

Please note whilst we make every effort to ensure this list is accurate there may be some individual show announcements which have yet to come through.

Back To The Future (Adelphi Theatre) – Performances this week as follows:- 27th Dec at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 28th Dec at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 29th Dec at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 30th Dec at 7.30pm, 31st Dec at 2.30pm, 2nd Jan at 3pm.

Book of Mormon (Prince Of Wales Theatre) – resuming performances tonight (27th)

Bring It On (Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank) – Performances resumed.

Cabaret (Kit Kat Club – Playhouse Theatre)- Resumed performances

Choir of Man (Arts Theatre) – Performances resumed.

Cinderella – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s (Gillian Lynne Theatre)– Now cancelled until 9 February 2022. Book Cinderella

Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)– Resumed performaces.

Comedy of Errors RSC (Barbican Theatre) – Performances resumed.

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (Troubadour Wembley Park)- Performances resumed.

Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre)- Performances resumed.

Drifters’ Girl (Garrick Theatre)– Resumed performances

Force Majeure (Donmar Warehouse)- Cancelled till 28 Dec. Resumes 29 December but 30th is cancelled.

Frozen the musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) – Performances resumed

Gatsby the Musical (Southwark Playhouse) – Performances resumed.

Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue)- 29th Cancelled. No news on 30th as yet.

Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre)- Hamilton has resumed

Hex (National Theatre)- 14,15 Dec – Re-opening 10am on4 Jan

Jersey Boys (Trafalgar Theatre) – Performances have resumed.

La Clique (Spiegeltent Leicester Square) – Performances have resumed

Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre)– Performances resumed.

Life of Pi (Wyndham’s Theatre) – Performances resumed.

Lion King (Lyceum Theatre)– Performances resumed.

Magic Mike Live (Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino)– Performances resume from 28 December.

Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre)- Performances resumed

Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre) – Performances 28,29 and 30 December cancelled.

Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre)– Performance status for 30th should be announced by 11am

Moulin Rouge (Piccadilly Theatre)- Performances up to and including 30 December.

National Theatre Complex – Now closed Re-opening 10am on 4 Jan 2022

New Adventures Nutcracker  (Sadlers Wells )- Performances have resumed

Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre) – Performances have resumed.

Pretty Woman the musical (Savoy Theatre – performances resumed.

Pride and Pride Prejudice (Sort Of) – Open this week on 28th at 7.30pm, 29th at 3pm & 7.30pm), 30th Dec at 7.30pm, 31 Dec at3pm, 1 Jan at 3epm & 7.30pm, and 2 Jan at 2.30pm & 7pm.

Prince Of Egypt (Dominion Theatre)- Resumed

Rhythmics (Southwark Playhouse)– season cancelled.

Six The Musical (Vaudeville Theatre)– West End performances resumed

Stick Man (Leicester Square Theatre)– Performances have resumed

The Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre) – Performances have resumed

TINA – The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre) – Performances resumed.

Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre)- Performances have now resumed.

Witness For The Prosecution (County Hall) – Performances have resumed.

Christmas With The Stars, (St Paul’s Actor Church) 19th Dec Cancelled

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