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Shows to see in May

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 23 April 2021, Last Updated 29 April 2021

The reopening of theatres is so close we can hear the applause and to help you choose what to book first, we’ve put together a handy roundup of shows to see in May. From inspiring musicals and iconic murder mysteries to debut plays and love stories, there really is something for everyone.

London’s West End theatres are incredibly excited to open their doors and to welcome you back. From 17 May – 21 June all shows will be socially distanced and because we know how important it is to be flexible in these current times, we stand by our ‘Book with Confidence. Exchange with Ease‘ pledge.

Here at Official London Theatre, you can book your tickets safe in the knowledge that if you are not able to attend your booked performance due to Covid, you can exchange your tickets up to 24 hours prior to a performance. You can also look out for our See It Safely mark which indicates that the show you are booking for is Covid-secure and following the latest Government guidance for live arts events. And in case you have any questions, we’ve popped together this guide for Everything you need to know about your next theatre trip

Now all that’s left to do is decide which shows you’re booking because we think theatre is officially 2021’s new binge watch, wouldn’t you agree?


If you’d like to see what shows are on throughout the year, check out our roundup of London shows in 2021 by clicking the button below. We can’t wait to see you in theatres soon and don’t forget to share your pictures with us using #BackOnStage.


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