Welcome Back

Take a look at our audience guide and enjoy a safe return to our West End theatres.

Last Updated: Friday 14 May 2021

The London Palladium cleaning staff

We are so excited to be welcoming you back into our wonderful theatres. Things may look a little different from when you last visited us, so please see below or download our simple guide to the Covid-secure LW Theatres experience. Rest assured, the moment we all know and love, when the lights dim and the hush descends across the auditorium, will be there as usual for us all to enjoy.

By investing time and money in ventilation and other Covid-19 prevention measures, plus trained staff always on hand, we have ensured that attending a performance is a safe and comfortable experience for all. We look forward to sharing the magic of live performance with you once again.

Before your visit

Consider your booking

Audience groups will be limited to 6 people or 2 households. If you need to split your group into smaller groups, please contact Customer Relations including your name and booking reference.

Take your temperature

Take your temperature before travelling. If your temperature reading is higher than 38°c or you have a new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell you should stay home.

Consider travel options

Consider your travel options and use a car, motorcycle, bicycle or walk to the theatre where possible, in accordance with the current UK Government guidance.

Pack your face covering

During your visit we are asking you to wear a face covering at all times, except when eating and drinking.

NHS Test and Trace App

Please download the NHS Test and Trace app ready for your arrival at the theatre.

Ticket check

Please check your ticket for your entry time, we are staggering entrance times to minimise queuing.

When you arrive

Join the queue

On arrival at the venue please join the queue, ensuring you maintain a safe distance from others (guided by floor markings). Staff will be on hand to assist you.

Wear your face covering

At this point staff will ask you to put on your face covering before moving forward.

Security check

At the entrance doors our security will carry out a contactless bag check. We are asking you to bring minimal belongings as we won’t be able to offer a cloakroom service at this time.

Sanitise station

Once your bags have been checked you will be asked to sanitise your hands before moving forward.

Provide your contact details

Provide your contact details for NHS Test and Trace which is an entry requirement.

Ticket check

Your ticket will then be scanned to gain entry. To minimise congestion within the theatre, you will be allocated seating times.

During your visit

Keeping your distance

During your visit please ensure you maintain a safe distance from others using the floor marking guides for reference.

Follow the routes

When moving around the theatre, please follow the clearly marked one-way routes to help maintain safe distancing. We’ve installed easy to follow floor markings and signage to assist you.

Wear your face covering

Whilst in the theatre, you must wear  a face covering throughout your visit, except when eating and drinking.

Wash your hands

Please wash your hands before and after using toilet facilities and sanitise your hands regularly using the products provided.

Enhanced cleaning

Rest assured, as always, the theatre is professionally cleaned on a continual basis. Common contact surfaces and toilet facilities are regularly sanitised by our on-site cleaning team.

Theatre ventilation

Our theatres are equipped with mechanical ventilation systems which introduce fresh, filtered air, none of which is recirculated.

In-seat service

To minimise queuing and physical contact we are offering in-seat ordering and delivery service.

Contactless payment and collections

We’ve installed protective screens and introduced payment technology to allow for contactless purchases at our bars and retail outlets. Look out for designated pick up points where you can collect online orders. We are unable to accept cash payments at this time.

Our team are here to help

Our staff will be on hand during your visit to provide guidance around the theatre. If you have any questions or feedback on your experience, don’t hesitate to chat to one of them.

When you are leaving

Follow directions

At the end of the performance please follow staff directions. You will be asked to exit via specific doors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to check something before your visit? Take a look at our FAQs.


Book with Confidence


For maximised flexibility, customers can exchange their tickets free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the event.



Let The Music Play

We want to take a moment to celebrate the brilliant work done by those who have kept us all going during this difficult period.

● To all the NHS workers, carers and front line workers
● To our casts, crews, producers and partners
● To our staff, friends, families, colleagues and neighbours
● To our audiences

Thank you for your ongoing support in these uncertain times. We look forward to reopening our doors and welcoming you back soon.

*Designed by Matt O’Reilly from the Front of House team at The London Palladium