War Horse is returning to the stage this year, and the RadioTimes.com Going Out team cannot wait!


We’ve had an excellent couple of months experiencing shows such as Witness for the Prosecution and The Hills of California, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy and Standing at the Sky's Edge with even more exciting productions in the pipeline, too.

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The War Horse UK tour marks 40 years since the publication of Michael Morpurgo’s global best-selling novel — a book which has sold an outstanding 35 million copies worldwide, and has been translated into 37 different languages — and is sure to bring the emotion and imagination to the stage that the book brought to us all those years ago, not least because of the amazing puppetry from South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company.

Theatre fans will know that War Horse first rode onto the London theatre stage back in 2007 when it performed at the National Theatre, then transferred to the New London Theatre for an impressive seven-year run. But it didn’t stop there: the Olivier-Award winning theatre show has visited 11 countries and has been performed in front of a whopping eight million theatre goers.

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Speaking about the War Horse theatre tour, Morpurgo said: "I am so delighted the National Theatre’s iconic production of War Horse is back! When Covid closed the show down in 2020 in Australia in the midst of its second World Tour, many thought, and I was amongst them, that we’d never see War Horse on stage again.

"Now it’s really happening — we will hear the music and songs, be amazed by its design and lighting, live Joey’s story again. War Horse is about the tragedy of war and about a horse and his boy, but it's also about so many other things — it's about family and community, courage and loss, hope, and most importantly reconciliation."

The latest War Horse tour was originally set to hit up seven theatres across the UK from September 2024 until January 2025; however, the show has just been extended to include six new venues and will continue until June 2025.

Let’s find out more about how to secure tickets to this limited time only production.

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What is War Horse about?

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War Horse at the New London Theatre Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg. Brinkhoff Mögenburg

War Horse takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. At the start of the war, Albert’s beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry, and taken across the channel. Although he’s not old enough to enlist in the armed forces, Albert heads on a quest to find and bring Joey back to Devon.

As well as a book and theatre show, War Horse is a Steven Spielberg-directed film which stars Tom Hiddleston and Jeremy Irvine.

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Will War Horse tour again?

It’s great news for fans of the National Theatre production of War Horse, as the acclaimed theatre show is touring the UK from autumn this year until June 2025. As well as London, the show will visit theatres in Manchester, Sunderland, Plymouth, and more.

Full list of War Horse UK dates and venues:

  • 5th to 14th Sept — New Wimbledon Theatre, London
  • 18th to 28th Sept — The Lowry, Manchester
  • 8th to 19th Oct — Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
  • 22nd Oct to 2nd Nov — The Marlowe, Kent
  • 5th to 16th Nov — Sunderland Empire, Sunderland
  • 26th Nov to 7th Dec — Theatre Royal, Plymouth
  • 10th Dec to 4th Jan — New Theatre, Oxford
  • 14th Jan to 25th Jan — New Victoria Theatre, Woking
  • 4th Mar - 8th Mar 2025 — Regent Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent
  • 25th Mar - 5th Apr 2025 — Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 8th Apr - 19th Apr 2025 — Liverpool Empire, Liverpool
  • 22nd Apr - 3rd May 2025 — Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
  • 3rd Jun - 21st Jun 2025 — Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

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Where is War Horse showing in London?

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War Horse at the New London Theatre Photo by Brinkhoff Mögenburg. Brinkhoff Mögenburg

War Horse, which is adapted by Nick Stafford and was originally directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, is the most successful National Theatre play, winning over 25 major awards.

The incredible show will perform at the New Wimbledon Theatre in London, which is walking distance from Wimbledon station in South West London.

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How much do War Horse theatre tickets cost?

At the time of writing, tickets to see War Horse start from £15 (not including the booking fee). Like all theatres, ticket price will vary depending on where the show is, for example, tickets for London theatres tend to cost a little more.

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How to get War Horse UK tour 2024 tickets

Tickets for the Manchester and Southampton dates went on sale last week on 23rd February, while the London, Sunderland and Oxford dates went on sale on Thursday 29th February.

For the Plymouth dates, tickets go on sale today, Friday 1st March, and tickets for the Kent dates are yet to have a confirmed release date.

Tickets for the venues included in the tour extension are due to go on sale on Thursday 16th May.

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