Ian McKellen On Stage at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Ian McKellen On Stage at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

Ian McKellen On Stage tickets from £9.50

Tickets from £9.50

About the show

After stopping off in cities from Lancashire to the Midlands, Ian McKellen brings his 80th birthday career retrospective to the West End. Ian McKellen On Stage with Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You opens this Autumn at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

This celebratory one-man show offers audiences a real treat. Starting with his Academy Award nominated Middle Earth character Gandalf, McKellen invites us on a half-century long journey through some of his most iconic work. Expect plenty of anecdotes from behind the curtains, and the chance to join one of our greatest living thesps on stage for a spot of acting yourself. In keeping with the rest of his 2019 tour, profits from the Harold Pinter run will be donated to theatre charities.

McKellen himself needs little introduction; since his professional stage debut at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre in A Man for All Seasons (1961), he has starred in a multitude of plays, films and television series. To the wider public, he is perhaps best known as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Magneto in the X-Men film franchise, although his stage credits are also near-unmatched. He counts 11 Olivier Awards nominations to his name, and has won five times, most recently for Richard III in 1991. His last West End performance was just last year, as he conquered King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Whether you’re a comic book fan or a Shakespeare devotee, Ian McKellen On Stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre is sure to be an engaging and utterly incomparable evening out. The West End run opens its doors on 20 September.

Recommended for

Fans of McKellen’s long and varied career don’t want to miss this opportunity to be led on a journey down memory lane with the enigmatic actor - this will be a hot ticket in the run-up to Christmas.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 20 Sep 2019
Booking from: 16 Oct 2019
Booking until: 05 Jan 2020

Next available performances

Tuesday 29 Oct 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 30 Oct 2019--7:30pm
Sunday 10 Nov 20193:00pm--
Wednesday 13 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 14 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Friday 15 Nov 2019--7:30pm
Sunday 17 Nov 20193:00pm--

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

71 Reviews Add review

Absolutely Incredible performance by Sir Ian Mckellen. His energy, passion, acting and versatility at 80 is astounding! Enthralling... More

reemap1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

So glad I got to see Ian McKellen, one of the finest actors around. I would definitely recommend. He was funny, interesting, informative... More

mariabell 5'10, 34 reviews, 1 helpful vote

What a star! This was the second time I had seen it and I could have gone straight back and watched it all again.

merim 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It was the best theatre experience in my whole life! Funny, emotional, Sir Ian is a real LEGEND! This is a must-to-see show!

ZN19 160 cm, 3 reviews, 3 helpful votes

ryandawe 5"8, 321 reviews, 0 helpful votes

markh25 24 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fantastic! I had so much fun watching and listening to Sir Ian. I particularly loved when he took a stroll around the stalls during... More

joew3 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Show was good I preferred the first half as it was more about Ian’s life and how we became an actor. The second half was more about... More

michaels31 1 review, 0 helpful votes

A must see, the guy is a legend, seen the show before when it was touring, this was a little different, quite a touristy crowd even... More

swannie1967 6ft, 30 reviews, 0 helpful votes