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London’s West End Theatres are to reopen in December once England comes out of lockdown. London has been placed in Tier 2 which allows theatres to run performances and all previously scheduled shows can go ahead.

All performances will be opening under new Tier 2 guidelines, which includes a venue capacity restriction that is either the lowest of 1,000 attendees or 50% of maximum audience levels.

Prior to the national lockdown, theatres in the West End were permitted to reopen with socially distanced performances with changes to the seating and guests being required to wear face coverings while in the theatre.

The three tier system that covers England will begin on 2nd December when the national lockdown ends, with the tiers being reassessed every two weeks. If you have tickets booked for West End performances, please contact the theatre for advice and information. There is travel permitted between Tier 2 regions, those in regions that have been placed into Tier 3 are not advised to travel. If you feel unwell, please do not attend the show and let the theatre know, so that arrangements can be made.

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