Approved theatres in London

The Complete List of Approved Theatres in London

All theatre enthusiasts are happy to know that London theatres have resumed staging performances on 17th May 2021 - over a year after it was forced to shut down due to the pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown. While this is indeed news worth rejoicing in, the big question still remains - how safe are the theatres?

London Theatres have developed an industry-wide mark named 'See it Safely' to assure its audience of their safety. This mark will only be granted to those 'approved theatres' that follow all the necessary safety measures issued by the government as well as the performing arts guidelines. This will help the audience in recognizing COVID-secure venues, allowing them to make an informed decision while choosing their next theatre-going experience.

Safety Measures Undertaken by Approved Theatres

Let's take a look at the safety measures theatres have to follow in order to be granted the 'See it Safely' mark.

  • Reduced seating capacities
  • Socially distanced seats
  • Increased Sanitization 
  • Temperature Checks
  • Masks and other safety gear
  • One-way travel Routes
  • E-tickets or print-at-home tickets
  • Pre-ordering of refreshments
  • High-contact facilities such as cloakrooms may not be in function

Approved Theatres

Here's a list of approved theatres that have been granted the 'See it Safely' mark. If you visit one of these theatres for your next West End show, you can be rest assured that you are visiting a COVID-secure venue.

Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH, United Kingdom

Almeida Theatre

Almeida St, London N1 1TA, United Kingdom

Apollo Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EZ, United Kingdom

Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH, United Kingdom

Hippodrome Casino

Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH, United Kingdom

Apollo Victoria Theatre

17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1LG, United Kingdom

Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine St, London WC2B 5LA, United Kingdom

Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8DP, United Kingdom

Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6AR, United Kingdom

Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP, United Kingdom

Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1T 7AQ, United Kingdom

Palace Theatre

113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY, United Kingdom

Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, United Kingdom

Lyric Theatre

29 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7ES, United Kingdom

Theatre Royal Haymarket

18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT, United Kingdom

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TN, United Kingdom

Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Square, King St, Lyric W6 0QL, United Kingdom

Lyceum Theatre

21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ, United Kingdom

Ambassadors Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9ND, United Kingdom

Arcola Theatre

24 Ashwin St, London E8 3DL, United Kingdom

Bloomsbury Theatre

15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom

Bush Theatre

7 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 8LJ, United Kingdom

Cadogan Hall

5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom

Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL, United Kingdom

Chickenshed Theatre

290 Chase Side, London N14 4PE, United Kingdom

Criterion Theatre

218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1V 9LB, United Kingdom

Fortune Theatre

Russell St, London WC2B 5HH, United Kingdom

Greenwich Theatre

Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES, United Kingdom

Hackney Empire

291 Mare St, London E8 1EJ, United Kingdom

Hampstead Theatre

Eton Ave, London NW3 3EU, United Kingdom

Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN, United Kingdom

ImmersiveLDN

56 Davies St, London W1K 5JF, United Kingdom

Duke of Yorks Theatre

St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, United Kingdom

Iris Theatre

St Paul’s Church, Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED , United Kingdom

Clean Break

2 Patshull Rd, London NW5 2LB, United Kingdom

Jermyn Street Theatre

16B Jermyn St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6ST, United Kingdom

Kiln Theatre

269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR, United Kingdom

Kings Place

90 York Way, London N1 9AG, United Kingdom

LSO St Luke's

161 Old St, London EC1V 9NG, United Kingdom

Lauderdale House

Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG, United Kingdom

Little Angel Theatre

14 Dagmar Passage, London N1 2DN, United Kingdom

London County Hall

Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom

Menier Chocolate Factory

53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, United Kingdom

National Theatre

Upper Ground, London SE1 9PX, United Kingdom

New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG, United Kingdom

Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP, United Kingdom

O2 Academy Brixton

211 Stockwell Rd, London SW9 9SL, United Kingdom

Omnibus Theatre

1 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 0QW, United Kingdom

One Night Records

Wardens Grove, London SE1 0HT, United Kingdom

Park Theatre

Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP, United Kingdom

Piccadilly Theatre

16 Denman St, London W1D 7DY, United Kingdom

Pleasance Theatre

Carpenters Mews, North Road, London N7 9EF, United Kingdom

RADA

Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet St, London WC1E 7JN, United Kingdom

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

The Regent's Park, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NU, United Kingdom

Richmond Theatre

1 Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QH, United Kingdom

Riverside Studios

101 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9BN, United Kingdom

Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS, United Kingdom

Royal Opera House

Bow St, London WC2E 9DD, United Kingdom

Savoy Theatre

Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0ET, United Kingdom

Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom

Soho Theatre

21 Dean St, London W1D 3NE, United Kingdom

Sondheim Theatre

51 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6BA, United Kingdom

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road; London, SE1; United Kingdom

Southwark Playhouse

77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, United Kingdom

St John's Smith Square

Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA, United Kingdom

St Martin's Theatre

West St, London WC2H 9NZ, United Kingdom

St Paul's Church

St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom

Stone Nest

Chinatown, 136 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5EZ, United Kingdom

The Actors Centre

1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP, United Kingdom

The Albany

Albany Rd, Coventry CV5 6JQ, United Kingdom

The Big House

151 Englefield Rd, London N1 3LH, United Kingdom

The Drive In at Troubadour Meridian Water

Harbet Rd, London N18 3QQ, United Kingdom

The Jack Studio Theatre

410 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2DH, United Kingdom

The London Coliseum

London Coliseum, St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ES, United Kingdom

The London Palladium

8 Argyll St, London W1F 7TF, United Kingdom

The Old Vic

The Cut, London SE1 8NB, United Kingdom

The Place

17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY, United Kingdom

The Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5DE, United Kingdom

The Space

269 Westferry Rd, London E14 3RS, United Kingdom

Theatre Peckham

221 Havil St, London SE5 7SD, United Kingdom

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Gerry Raffles Square, London E15 1BN, United Kingdom

Tramshed

The Tramshed Project, 32 Rivington St, London EC2A 3LX, United Kingdom

Tristan Bates Theatre

1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP, United Kingdom

Unicorn Theatre

147 Tooley St, London SE1 2HZ, United Kingdom

Wembley Park Theatre

3 Fulton Rd, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0SP, United Kingdom

West End Wonderland at The Stone Nest

Chinatown, 136 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5EZ, United Kingdom

Wilton's Music Hall

1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB, United Kingdom

Young Vic Theatre

66 The Cut, London SE1 8LZ, United Kingdom

FAQs

Have London theatres reopened post-pandemic?

Yes. The government approved the reopening of London theatres from 17 May 2021 with several safety measures in place.

Is it safe to visit a London theatre?

Yes. London theatres have reopened its door to the public with several safety measures in place. These safety measures include wearing protective gear like masks, maintaining social distance, pre-ordering of food, etc.

How do I know if a theatre is following all the necessary safety measures?

London Theatres has developed an industry-wide mark named 'See it Safely' to assure its audience of their safety. This mark will only be granted to those theatres that follow all the necessary safety measures issued by the government as well as the performing arts guidelines. Therefore, if you visit a theatre that has been granted the 'See it Safely' mark, you can be assured that it is following all the necessary safety measures.

What does 'See it Safely' mean?

'See it Safely' is an industry-wide mark developed by the London theatres. This mark will only be granted to theatres that follow all the necessary safety measures.

What are some of the safety measures that London theatres have to follow in order to be granted the 'See it Safely' mark?

Reduced seating capacities, socially distanced seats, increased sanitization, one-way travel routes, temperature checks, and pre-ordering of refreshments are some of the safety measures that London theatres have to follow in order to be granted the 'See it Safely' mark.

What are the social distancing rules that London theatres follow?

A safe social distance has to be maintained at all places, especially while entering the venue and taking your seats. To reduce risk, all theatres will function at reduced capacity.

What should I bring to the theatre?

Don't forget to carry your sanitizer, masks, and other protective gear. Try to keep your belongings to a minimum as cloakroom facilities may not be available in many theatres.