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Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets

Phoenix Theatre

Discover the thrilling origins of the Upside Down in this incredible new prequel to the Netflix series, co-created by the Duffer Brothers.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow Tickets On Sale Now

Before the world turned upside down, Hawkins was an average town… Enter the realm of Stranger Things: The First Shadow in the world premiere of this spectacular new play, from the team behind the seminal Netflix series.

This incredible story takes you deeper than ever before into the world of the Netflix series. Enter the Phoenix Theatre, and exit with some mindblowing revelations… and many more questions!

About The Stranger Things Play

Jim Hopper’s car won’t start and Joyce Maldonado is counting down the days ‘til she graduates and skips town. Hawkins in 1959 is a normal place with normal worries, until new student Henry Creel arrives. His family is hoping for a fresh start, but the shadows of the past are hard to outrun, and they might just hold the key to the future.

Dive back into the Upside Down with jaw-dropping storytelling and effects that will immerse you in the uncanny world of the award-winning series.

The Stranger Things: The First Shadow Creative Team

This brand-new story is written by Kate Trefry, based on an idea by the Duffer Brothers, Trefry and Jack Thorne. Fans of Stranger Things will recognise the Duffers and Trefry’s names instantly, as they are the creators and writers of the original series. It is a real treat to have them putting brand new parts of the story on the stage, and this is set to be one of the most ambitious productions of recent years.

Visionary director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot; The Inheritance) brings the mythology of Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix Theatre to thrilling life, as the universe expands further than ever before.

Discover The Secret of Stranger Things Theatre Tickets in London

Get ready to question everything you thought you knew at this epic theatrical event! Stranger Things: The First Shadow is a breathtaking new dimension to explore if you can’t get enough of the Netflix series, or simply can’t wait for the next installment to arrive on your screens.

Performance dates:
19 Jul 2024 - 16 Feb 2025
Running time:
3 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+. Under 5s not permitted. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Audience Notes:
This production contains flashing lights.

Stranger Things: The First Shadow Reviews

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User Reviews


The magic of theatre! Unbelievably good show. Nothing new around but surely not to miss. If you like the netflix series go see it, if you hate the the series, you might want to try it. Very good show 5*

Performance date: 17 July 2024

A great show for any fans of the series. It would be good for people who haven't seen the series but definitely better for those who have. Especially with knowledge of season 4. The set design and effects were great and the actors do a great job Read more

Performance date: 09 July 2024

I enjoyed it and I know almost nothing about Stranger Things so it works on its own terms. The people I went with who have watched Stranger Things loved the show.

Performance date: 02 July 2024

Show Times

How Long is Stranger Things?
Stranger Things running time is 3 hours including an interval.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 1.00pm and finish at 4.00pm or start at 3.00pm and finish at 6.00pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 10.00pm.
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