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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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