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Nimax Theatres close West End venues from 5 November – 2 December and confirm December schedule

First Published 2 November 2020, Last Updated 9 November 2020

Following the Government’s latest announcement, Nimax Theatres, owners of six locations across the West End, have announced they will cancel performances from 5 November to 2 December.

Nica Burns, Chief Executive of Nimax Theatres said: “Thank you Rishi Sunak for announcing so quickly the return of furlough alongside lockdown two.  We would be grateful if you could put the concerns of the self-employed and freelancers at rest by swiftly reinstating the same support for them as you did for lockdown one.

Nimax will be reopening our six West End theatres in sequence with social distancing and preventative measures from December 3rd following the end of the current lockdown on December 2nd. Ticket sales for all our shows have been excellent: our first show to open, Adam Kay at the Apollo, had to add additional performances to fulfil audience demand. Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables staged concerts at the Sondheim Theatre sold out in 24 hours and if you want tickets for producer Michael Harrison’s pantomime at the London Palladium, move quickly! Audience feedback re our social distancing and preventative measures has been very positive and their safety continues to be a priority for all venue operators.

The government has said they want to preserve Christmas. Going to the theatre at Christmas is a tradition for many.  Every theatre that will be open looks forward to welcoming our audiences back safely from December 3rd after lockdown ends and giving them a great night out.”

The current confirmed schedule for December is as follows, with more to follow:

Apollo Theatre: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – 12 December

Apollo Theatre: Adam Kay’s THIS IS GOING TO HURT – Dates to be confirmed

Duchess Theatre: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – 9 December

Garrick Theatre: DEATHDROP – Dates to be confirmed, evenings

Garrick Theatre: POTTED PANTO – 5 December, family, daytime

Lyric Theatre: SIX – 5 December

Palace Theatre: PIRATES OF PENZANCE – 13 December

Palace Theatre: Adam Kay’s THIS IS GOING TO HURT – 15th & 16th December

Palace Theatre: Adam Kay’s NIGHTSHIFT – From 21 December

Palace Theatre: WEST END MUSICAL CHRISTMAS – From 17 December

Vaudeville Theatre: MAGIC GOES WRONG – 10 December


Additional shows will be added so please check www.nimaxtheatres.com

Ticketholders for affected shows will be contacted directly Stay tuned for more updates.


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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

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