Theatres cancellations return as a result of Covid-19

As the Omicron variant overtakes the UK far faster than first realised, theatres across the UK are once again in peril as shows are forced to cancel performances or in some cases entire seasons. This is the latest list of theatre cancellations update dated 18 December 2021.

West End Theatre
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Many West End Theatres and theatres across the UK are currently feeling the effects of the Omicron Covid-19 variation with performances being cancelled at short notice as testing shows up more cases. The list of theatre cancellations so far are listed below.

We’ve also now added a list of pantomimes and touring productions affected. See below.

This is going to be a trying time for everyone concerned, but please remember masks are now mandatory. Please follow guidelines for the safety of theatre staff, your fellow patrons, performers and most importantly for yourselves.

Here’s an overview of what shows have cancelled and what is still awaiting re-opening.

Which West End Shows have cancelled or been affected:-

(Updated 22 Dec 3.55 pm)

Book of Mormon (Prince Of Wales Theatre) – 17, 18,20,21,22,23 Dec – resumes 27 December

Bring It On (Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank) – 17,18,19,21,22 Dec until 27 Dec. Resumes 28 December

Cabaret (Kit Kat Club – Playhouse Theatre)- 15,16,17,18 December – Hoping to resume 27 December at 2pm

Choir of Man (Arts Theatre) – 16,17,18 (mat) Dec – Hoping to resume 27 December

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

Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)– All performances cancelled until  27 Dec

Comedy of Errors RSC (Barbican Theatre) – Cancelled to 27 Dec

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  (Troubadour Wembley Park)16 Dec – to 28 Dec. Resumes 29 December

Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre)- 17 Dec cancelled till 27 Dec

Drifters’ Girl (Garrick Theatre)– Resumes 26 Dec

Force Majeure (Donmar Warehouse)- Cancelled till 28 Dec. Resumes 29 December

Frozen the musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) – Have cancelled Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 December.

Gatsby the Musical (Southwark Playhouse) – Cancelled up to and including 24 December

Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical (Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue)- 15,16,17,18,19,21-26 December. Resumes 27 December

Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre)- 15,16,17,18,19 Dec. Latest producer update has cancelled 20th. Hamilton has resumed.

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

Jersey Boys (Trafalgar Theatre) – 18,19,20 Dec. Should resume 21 Dec

La Clique (Spiegeltent Leicester Square) – All performances to 27 Dec cancelled. Re-Opening 28th Dec

Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre)– Cancelled 21 December – Producers will advise asap for the 22

Lion King (Lyceum Theatre)– 21 – 26 December. Resuming 28 Dec at 7.30

Magic Mike Live (Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino)– Cancelled from 18 December to Monday 27 December. Performances resume from 28 December.

Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre)- 17,18,19,20 Dec until 27 Dec. Performances resume 29 December

Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre) – both shows today 21 Dec cancelled

Matilda The Musical (Cambridge Theatre)– Performances currently expected to resume 28 December

Moulin Rouge (Piccadilly Theatre)- 20,21,22,23 Dec

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

New Adventures Nutcracker  (Sadlers Wells )- 19,20,21 Dec

Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre) – 15,16,17,18,19,21,22,23,24,26 Dec. Re-opening 27th

Prince Of Egypt (Dominion Theatre)- 15,16,17,18,20,21 Dec

Rhythmics (Southwark Playhouse)– season cancelled.

Six The Musical (Vaudeville Theatre)– West End shows resume 26 December

Stick Man (Leicester Square Theatre)– Performances resume 27 December

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

Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre)- 18,19,21,22,23,24 Dec Cancelled.  Expects to resume 27 December.

Witness For The Prosecution (County Hall)– Cancelled until 24 December – re-opening on 27 December.

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

Some producers and casts have been hit hard, and we must express our sadness to hear from Katy Lipson that new musical The Rhythmics was having to cancel the whole season at Southwark Playhouse caused by cast sickness and the postponement of two press nights which combined with a limited Off West End season provided this current season with a fatal blow.

If your show has been cancelled or postponed you will be contacted by the relevant box office. Obviously, be patient as resolving these issues can take a little bit of time.

Please keep us updated with your experiences through our social media channels or email us [email protected].




Les Miserables UK Tour have announced their final performance in Glasgow will be 24 December resuming in Liverpool from 5 January.

Northern Stage have cancelled all performances of The Sorceror’s Apprentice from 28 – 31 December.

Theatr Clwyd have cancelled the reminder of their Beauty and the Beast performances from 25 December.

Six the musical has cancelled all performances at The Lowry until the 29th December.

The Barn Theatre Cirenester have suspended The Brothers Grimm present Cinderella up to and including 27th December.

Dundee Rep have cancelled today’s performances of A Christmas Carol (22nd)

The Book of Mormon GlasgowFollowing yesterday’s announcement of the introduction of strict limits on indoor seated event capacity until 16 January 2022 in Scotland, we are currently looking at options for rescheduling affected performances. Ticketholders will be contacted directly by their point of purchase with further information.

The Book of Mormon Manchester – Performances between 20 December – 23 December cancelled. With a further increase in positive Covid cases amongst our touring company, we have had to make the decision to cancel all performances of The Book of Mormon at the Palace Theatre, Manchester until Sunday 26 December. Consequently, performances scheduled between Monday 20 December and Thursday 23 December will now no longer go ahead


Eden Court Theatre Scotland has cancelled all panto performances from 26 December.

Stephen Joseph Theatre have cancelled all performances of Jack and the Beanstalk up to an including 24 December.

The Barn Theatre Cirenester have suspended The Brothers Grimm present Cinderella up to and including 27th December.

The Brighton Centre’s production of Aladdin which starred Anita dobson has been postponed until 2022.

Peter Pan at the Chrysallis Theatre Milton Keynes has cancelled after Jnr cast caught the virus.

Beauty and the Beast of the Coventry Belgrade Theatre have been suspended and are not due to resume un the 18th December at the earliest.

Big Pembrokeshire Panto’s Jack and the Beanstalk starring James Argent has been cancelled.

ADC Theatre Cambridge has had to cut short their production of Rapunzel.

St Andrews’ Byre Theatre has cancelled the remainder of their panto Jack and the Beanstalk.

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More information on theatre cancellations to be posted here as it comes to hand.

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