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London's Off-West End and Fringe, like New York's Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway, ranges from established theatres that just happen to be in different parts of town from the West End, to dozens of small companies and venues, many in pubs, showcasing new talent. Some shows may be on only on weekends or have very short runs, so it is best to check with the theatres (Scroll down for links to some leading Off-West End and fringe theatres).

Be aware that all plans depend on the removal of government restrictions and the health of casts, and are subject to last-minute changes.

BLISS - Finborough Theatre. Russia in 1920s. To June11

BONNIE AND CLYDE - Arts Theatre. Musical. To July 10

THE BREACH - Hampstead Theatre. Growing up in 1980s USA. To June 4

COPPERFIELD! - Upstairs At The Gatehouse. Dickens musical. To June 5

DON JUAN - Vaults. Moliere, in French and English on alternate nights. To May 29

THE DWARFS - White Bear Theatre. Pinter play. To June 5

THE END OF THE NIGHT - Park Theatre. Secret wartime meeting. To May 28

GIRL ON AN ALTAR - Kiln Theatre. Retelling of Greek myth. To June 25

HEATHERS - The Other Palace. Teen musical. To September 4

HOUSE OF IFE - Bush Theatre. Afro-British family. To June 11

LA BOHEME - King's Head Theatre. Small-scale opera. To May 28

LEGALLY BLONDE  - Open Air Theatre. Musical of airhead who flourishes in law school. To July 2

LOTUS BEAUTY - Hampstead Theatre. A day in a beauty salon. To June 18

MINISTRY OF LESBIAN AFFAIRS - Soho Theatre. Musical. To June 11

THE MISFORTUNES OF THE ENGLISH - Orange Tree Theatre. Tour group's misadventures. To May 28

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Shakespeare's Globe. Benedick and Beatrice set in 1945. In rep to October 23

OKLAHOMA! - Young Vic Theatre. Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. To June 25

100 PAINTINGS - Hope Theatre. Comedy of stressed artist. To June 4

ORLANDO - Jermyn Street Theatre. Virginia Woolf story. To May 28

STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY - Bridge Theatre. Political drama. To June 18

TIL DEATH DO US PART  - Theatre 503. Couple face tragedy. To May 21

UNTITLED SPARKLY VAMPIRE PLAY - Omnibus Theatre. Teen rom-com. To May 21

WE STARTED TO SING - Arcola Theatre. Family drama. To June 18

ZORRO THE MUSICAL - Charing Cross Theatre.  Swashbuckling musical. To May 28

And here are links to some of the more established Off-West End theatres:


BITE - Barbican and Pit Theatres. The Barbican plays host to a yearlong programme of visits by theatre, dance and performance art companies, many for only 3 or 4 performances.

OPEN AIR THEATRE, Regent's Park. Outdoor performances May-September. 

OPERA HOLLAND PARK Outdoor performances June-August

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