Damaged London theatre to re-open next month

A West End theatre, where 80 people were left injured after its ceiling collapsed in December, is set to re-open next month.

Police cordoned off the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, central London, after the collapse Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Ten square yards of plaster fell onto the audience below during a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time on December 19.

Nimax Theatres, who owns the Grade II listed theatre, said the venue will re-open on March 26.

Nica Burns, chief executive of Nimax Theatres, told the London Evening Standard she hoped to open with a new show.

The cause of the incident is still being investigated but the Metropolitan Police said there was no criminal act involved.

Andrew Lloyd Webber had previously raised concerns about the safety of the theatre, and had suggested it should be knocked down.