We’ve put together this list of London shows 2021 to highlight all the exciting theatre that we’ve got to look forward to as soon as shows are able to get #BackOnStage.
Whether you’re looking for brand new productions or West End shows that are reopening, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Booking advance tickets is a great way to support theatres at the moment, and you can get a date in the diary to get excited about! Our See It Safely mark means that you can book your London shows 2021 tickets with confidence and exchange with ease at Official London Theatre.
Booking from 17 May – 30 January 2022
Written by Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap is the world’s longest running plays and one of the most famous whodunnits in the world. After opening in London in 1952, audiences are still searching for the culprit! If you fancy yourself a detective, get your tickets booked to see this record-smashing show with some of your fave famous faces.
Opening from 18 May, booking until 13 June
This new play brings to life the true story of Michael Spencer who, after being diagnosed with HIV, is told he’ll have four years to live – at most. Featuring a stunning uplifting 80s electronic soundtrack, Cruise will make you laugh, cry and feeling inspired to make the most of everything that life has to offer.
Opening from 19 May, booking until 12 June
After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.
Booking from 19 May – 11 July
Featuring a full cast of leading drag performers including RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Willam and Latrice Royale, this brand-new comedy promises a hilarious murder mystery like you’ve never seen before. If you’re looking for a night of laughter and drama, Death Drop won’t disappoint.
Booking from 19 May – 13 June
Starring Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove, Love Letters is a tragi-comic story that follows two lifelong friends as they navigate a (very complicated!) romance blossoming across the miles and the years.
Booking from 20 May – 25 September
This quirky romantic screen to stage adaption follows the story of a young lady who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. But when she finally gets her shot at love, will she risk everything and say how she really feels?
Check out this Olivier-nominated musical romance for all the fuzzy feels!
Booking from 20 May – 29 August 2021
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a feel-good musical inspired by a real boy named Jamie Campbell who has a secret to tell. The uplifting soundtrack will have you up on your feet and the true story will leave you feeling inspired to stay true to yourself and to make your dreams come true, no matter what challenges you’re faced with.
Want to learn more about the true story that inspired the musical? Click here to learn all about the real-life Jamie New.
Booking from 21 May – 6 June 2021
The world’s number one touring ABBA tribute is returning to the West End for the first time in 19 years – what a way to celebrate theatres reopening! From Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen to Waterloo and Fernando, this 2-hour production packed with timeless hits is the perfect party as we head out of lockdown.
24 May, 14 June & 5 July
From Rosalie Craig (Company, City of Angels) and Arthur Darvill (Once, Sweet Charity) to Hadley Fraser (Les Misérables, City of Angels) and Lucie Jones (Waitress, Rent), this intimate concert series will see some of your favourite West-End stars sing some of their favourite music and share their most cherished memories from their time on stage.
And with 10% of the proceeds going to acting for others, it’s a win, win!
Booking from 21 May – 5 September
Six is the fresh British musical that everyone (we mean literally, everyone) is losing their heads over. Watch the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their stories in true 21st century girl power-mode. Think: Beyonce and Ariana Grande meets Tudor Queens… Need we say more?
Booking from 27 May – 30 May
Public Domain is a new and fresh British musical all about the internet! It’s dark, it’s funny and it’s been likened to Netflix’s Black Mirror but real and set to music. Follow the tale of two teenage influencers in this thrilling new West End show.
Opening from 7 June, booking until 13 June
For one week only, experience the magic of Alyssa Edwards as she sashays her way into London’s glittering West End from 7 – 13 June!
From young gay boy in Mesquite, Texas, to global fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 and a triumphant return to season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, Alyssa is hailed as one of “the most powerful drag queens in America” by New York Magazine.
Opening from 18 June, booking until 12 September
A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbeque. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference.
Booking from 18 June – 30 January 2022
In this Olivier Award-winning show, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are staging a 1920s murder mystery. Watch out for collapsing sets, forgotten lines, broken fourth walls, absent props and unfortunate injuries aplenty.
If you need a good laugh, this will do just the job!
Booking from 21 – 26 June
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music at the Palace Theatre. It’s gruesome, it’s funny and it’s heartbreaking. With limited dates currently available, don’t miss your chance to see this brilliant comedy.
Booking from 21 June – 11 September 2021
The girls are back in town for a strictly limited 12-week run in one of the West End’s most-loved smash hit musicals. Based on one of the greatest cult teen films of all time, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers The Musical is a black-comedy rock musical that you you can’t afford to miss!
Booking from 22 June – 29 September
Starring Michael Ball, Paul Merton, Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace, this all-dancing, all-singing musical follows a teenage girl who dreams of making it on the local TV dance show, winning the heart of her teen heartthrob and bringing everyone together – whatever their colour, size or hairdo.
Opens 25 June, booking until 13 February 2022
Starring Carrie Hope Fletcher in the titular role, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brand new musical completely reinvents the world’s best-loved fairytale.
Check out the trailer above, we’re certain this show will be one to remember!
Booking from 1 July – 5 September
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice’s world-famous production will be opening this summer, uniting audiences and bringing that much-needed joy and happiness to the West End. Starring Jason Donovan, Jac Yarrow and Alexandra Burke and packed with classic songs, this multi-award-winning show is the perfect choice to enjoy shows returning #BackOnStage.
Opens 1 July, booking until 8 January 2022
In this iconic movie-turned-musical, you will be transported to the shifting sands of Ancient Egypt, where two young men grown up together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege are suddenly divided when one must rule as Pharaoh, and the other must rise up and free his true people.
Featuring 5 of your fave songs from the movie and an all-star cast, this is certainly going to be one of the most popular London shows 2021.
Booking from 8 July – 12 December
The return of Pretty Woman: The musical is big, HUGE news for theatre fans across the country. Starring Aimie Atkinson in the role of Vivian and Danny Mac in the role of Edward, the smash-hit feel-good musical brings to life one of Hollywood’s most romantic stories of all time.
If you’re a sucker for romance, don’t miss your chance to see this brilliant show.
Opening from 9 July, booking until 4 August
Golden Globe Award-winner Emma Corrin (Netflix’s The Crown) and Royal Television Society’s 2019 Breakthrough star Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer, BBC) make their West End debuts in this searing tale of self-invention, determination, and deceit.
Opens from 17 July, booking until 22 August
From the award-winning team behind Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie comes Billionaire Boy, David Walliams’ story about Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country! Follow Joe’s adventure in this hilarious, heart-warming family-friendly show, as he realises what money can’t buy.
Booking from 17 September – 13 October
After a critically acclaimed run at Southwark Playhouse last year and a highly successful worldwide stream, Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, will play a limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre. The emotionally powerful and intimate show follows the tale of two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Grab your tickets to see this cult musical before it’s too late!
Booking from 24 September – 13 February 2022
Told through some of pop’s most famous songs, including hits from Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys, & Juliet is the hilarious and fun-loving new West End musical that complete rewrites Shakespeare’s tragic ending. This is Juliet’s story now and if you’d like to find out how the modern retelling ends, book your tickets now.
Opens 23 July, booking until 16 October
Join the internationally renowned Megan Mullally and Olivier Award-winning Robert Lindsay as they board the S.S America on an adventure from New York to London. From dancing crew members and comical disguise to finding true love, this musical sensation is pure escapism.
Booking from 28 July – 2 January 2022
This Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning jukebox musical follows the true story of the iconic band Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and features the smash hits we all know love! Opening at the multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre, this international sensation promises a night of music and fun at the theatre.
Opens 20 August, booking until 13 February 2022
If you loved the iconic 1985 blockbuster, you’ll already have this iconic new musical on your radar. Follow the adventure of teenage boy named Marty who is accidentally transported transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean!
Booking from 25 August – 2 April 2022
The longest-running jukebox musical in the West End is returning this Summer, laced with all your favourite ABBA songs. Will Sophie track down her Dad? Who will walk her down the aisle? Book your tickets to see this feel-good classic and bop along to some timeless classics!
Booking from 26 October – 12 February 2022
Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel is brought to life in this spectacular production which follows the story of a man transported to the past and plunged into a magical world. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this thrilling show is set to sweep audiences off their feet!
We will continue to add to our London shows 2021 list as we receive new announcements so be sure to check back for the latest.