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War Horse Tickets

National Theatre - Lyttelton

The National Theatre’s much-hyped War Horse returns, featuring breathtaking life-size horse puppets courtesy of the Handspring Puppet Company.

Joey gallops back to London

The beloved stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse returns to the National Theatre for a strictly limited season. Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the production by Nick Stafford and South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company marks the centenary of Armistice Day.

A powerful and moving World War One story about a boy and his horse on the front lines has rocketed to stratospheric heights. The Olivier Award-winning show is not just a tale of war, but also of the bond between humans and animals. When Albert’s father sells his horse, Joey, to the military, Albert lies about his age in order to find his beloved friend, embarking on a treacherous journey to bring him home.

Running for two years at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End for a remarkable seven-year run, War Horse has wowed audiences and critics around the globe.

A touching, thrilling and emotional story of love, war, and fierce loyalty, if you missed War Horse tickets during its first run, don't make the same mistake again as the show returns to the National Theatre for another spectacular season.

Sorry this show closed 05 January 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
08 Nov 2018 - 05 Jan 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 10+

War Horse Reviews

33 Reviews
  • 5 Stars82%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars0%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Stars0%

User Reviews


I recommend to see the show. It's an emotional story of a horse in the first world war. The horses are amazing and at some points it's funny as well. It's like the perfect mixture of drama, humor, history and stage techniques. I'm in love with it. An Read more

Performance date: 02 January 2019

This show didn't disappoint after years of waiting to see this. It's sensational. I was in tears throughout - tears of joy, tears of amazement and tears from the story. I will recommend this to everyone.

Performance date: 22 November 2018

Believe the hype. War Horse is a truly excellent production. Returning to the National Theatre to celebrate 100 years since the end of the first world war, it makes a welcome return. The puppeteers are world class and the story is incredibly moving. Read more

Performance date: 27 December 2018
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