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Coronavirus: Suspended performances at the Orchard Theatre

Updated: 16 September 2020, 12:06pm

Events at the Orchard Theatre that were scheduled to take place before and including 31 January 2021 have been suspended.

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We have explored all options to continue with our autumn programme, but unfortunately it is just not financially viable to present full shows – with all that involves – whilst social distancing measures remain in place.  The Culture Secretary’s announcement that a relaxation of social distancing will not be considered until November 2020 at the earliest has reluctantly led us to this conclusion. 

Some shows beyond this date may also be subject to suspension or rescheduling. 

The Orchard Theatre building and box office are temporarily closed.  

Advice For Ticket Holders

We are working to reschedule as many of the affected performances as we can. Inevitably this will not be possible for all events - and some shows will not be rescheduled.

This event list will be updated regularly.

These procedures apply for all bookings made direct with the venue. If you booked through a third party agency (Ticketmaster, See Tickets) please contact them directly.



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Event status

Affected events are either:

  1. Rescheduled (majority of events) -  What should I do?
  2. Will not be rescheduled What should I do?
  3. Pending What should I do?

March

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
17 - 18 March Rob Beckett  Pending
19 March Chicago Blues brothers  Pending
20 March Menopause the Musical 2  12 March 2021
21 March Firedance  11 March 2021
27 March - 4 April Derren Brown  22 - 28 February 2021

April

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
27 March - 4 April Derren Brown  22 - 28 February 2021
5 - 11 April On Your Feet  Will not be rescheduled 
12 April Little Mix Experience   7 March 2021
14 - 18 April Bang Bang  Will not be rescheduled 
19 April Seven Drunken Nights  25 May 2021
20 April The Adele Songbook Will not be rescheduled 
21 April The Rocket Man - A Tribute To Sir Elton John  13 July 2021
22 April David Baddiel 21 March 2021
23 April La Boheme (new title: Carmen) Will not be rescheduled 
24 April Chris Ramsey  13 March 2021
25 April Burn The Floor  23 May 2021
29 April - 2 May DAODS - Shrek 21 - 24 April 2021

May

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
29 April - 2 May DAODS - Shrek 21 - 24 April 2021
3 May Walk Right Back  17 June 2021
4 - 9 May Thriller 31 May - 5 June 2021
10 May The Take That Experience Pending
11 - 16 May An Inspector Calls  Will not be rescheduled 
17 May Jack Dee: Off The Telly Pending
18 May Tottenham Legends   23 March 2021
19 May Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis  4 September 2021
20 May Syd Lawrence Orchestra  24 March 2021
21 May Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest  8 March 2021
22 May 
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
Pending
22 - 24 May In The Night Garden  Will not be rescheduled 
25 May Robert White   Will not be rescheduled 
26 May Some Guys Have all the Luck  18 July 2021
27 May Jools Holland  26 May 2021
28 May Giovanni  10 March 2021
29 May Shalamar  8 June 2021
30 May Ballroom Boys Ian Waite & Vincent Simone 7 June 2021
31 May Johnny Cash   24 May 2021

June

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
1 - 3 June Friendsical  28 - 30 June 2021
4 - 6 June Friendsical  Will not be rescheduled 
4 - 6 June 
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Will not be rescheduled
10 June Forbidden Nights  Will not be rescheduled 
11 June Gag house comedy  Will not be rescheduled 
12 June Tropicana  Pending
13 June Massaoke - A Night At The Musicals Will not be rescheduled 
14 June The Bowie Collective  7 May 2021
14 June Temptation in the Temple  Will not be rescheduled 
15 - 20 June The Golden Age of Hollywood Will not be rescheduled
21 June Burn the Floor  23 May 2021
24 June The ELO Experience  11 June 2021
25 June Roy Orbison Story  17 July 2021
27 June That'll be the Day  1 July 2021

July

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
7 July Carpenters Story  25 July 2021
9 July Midnight Train to Georgia  14 July 2021
10 July The Take That Experience Pending
11 July Rolling Stones Story Will not be rescheduled 
13 July 
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
16 March 2021
14 July Islands in the Stream  28 May 2021
15 - 16 July Giraffes Can't Dance  Will not be rescheduled 
17 July Craig Revel Horwood 20 February 2021
19 July Be Bop A Lula  Will not be rescheduled
20 - 25 July
Cat and The Canary
Pending
26 July Al Murray 25 April 2021
27 July - 1 August Beautiful  Will not be rescheduled 

August

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
27 July - 1 August Beautiful  Will not be rescheduled 
24 - 29 August
In The Night Garden Live
Will not be rescheduled 
26 August Joe Pasquale Will not be rescheduled 
28 August
Richard and Adam
15 July 2021
29 August Shalamar 8 June 2021

September

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
2 - 5 September Thunder Girls  16 - 20 November 2021
20 September
Some Guys Have All The Luck
18 July 2021
29 September Jimmy Carr 8 May 2021
30 September What's Love Got To Do With It 11 July 2021

October

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
1 October Harry Redknapp 1 October 2021
2 October Soul Unlimited 6 May 2021
5 - 10 October Grease  21 - 26 June 2021
8 October Midnight Train To Georgia 14 July 2021
11 October Sixties Gold 7 November 2021
13 -17 October Ghost The Musical Pending
18 October Be Bop A Lula Will not be rescheduled
24 October Tropicana Nights Pending
25 October Chicago Blues Brothers Pending
28 October 10cc 3 May 2021
29 October
The Hollies 
Will not be rescheduled 
31 October Maximum Rhythm & Blues: The Manfreds 31 October 2021

November

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
1 November Dreamboats & Petticoats 9 June 2021
2 November Tottenham Legends   23 March 2021
3 - 4 November Rob Beckett Pending
5 November Joel Dommett Pending
7 November Ben Hanlin Will not be rescheduled 
10 November Jason Donovan 2 October 2021
12 November Jack Dee Pending
13 November David Baddiel 21 March 2021
15 November
An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst
24 October 2021
17 - 22 November Six The Musical 25 - 30 January 2022
30 November Sensational 60s 20 November 2021

December

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
1 December Whitney Queen Of The Night 2 September 2021
12 December - 3 January Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk 11 December 2021 - 2 January 2022

January 2021

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
12 December - 3 January 11 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
6 January The Rocket Man 13 July 2021

February

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
22 -27 February 2021
The Commitments
2 - 7 May 2022

May 2021

Original Date Event  Rescheduled date
17 - 22 May 2021
Looking Good Dead
29 Mar - 3 Apr 2021
My show has been rescheduled to a new date – what should I do?

We will email all ticket holders to inform them of the new date.

The new dates for performances that have been rescheduled so far are listed above.

  • If you are able to attend on the new date your original tickets will remain valid. Where an event takes place on more than one day your tickets will be valid for the same day of the week/time. You do not need to take any action.
  • If you are unable to attend on the new date there is a form to complete to let us know, which would have also been emailed to you.
My show is not being rescheduled – what should I do?

You will email all ticket holders confirming that your booking will be reimbursed through a voucher credit system. Your voucher will be sent to you by email.

Vouchers will be for the full value of your tickets (including any fees). They can be redeemed against any future show.
If you haven’t received a voucher, and your event is listed as ‘not rescheduled’ in the affected events list you need to let us know by completing a form.

My event is marked as pending – what should I do?

Nothing. We will contact you by email as soon as the status of shows is confirmed. We will also update affected events list. Please note that we cannot take any action in relation to your booking, or respond to enquiries about it until we have confirmed with the producer whether it is possible to reschedule the show or not.


Have another enquiry?

If you have another question about your order, including a request for a refund, please use our online enquiry form. We are dealing with a very large volume of enquiries – please be aware it may take several weeks for us to respond to enquiries and deal with your request


You will appreciate the unprecedented nature of the current situation; and the volume of customer enquiries we are receiving at this time.  Further updates will be provided through updates to this page and by email to ticket holders.