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War Horse

16 May - 9 June 2018

Following 8 record-breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse will return to Southampton in Spring 2018.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Relaxed Performance

Please note that the Thursday 24 May 1.30pm show is a Relaxed Performance. See 'Further Info' for details.

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Available on selected matinee performances | From £17.95
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Ticket Prices

Prices range from:
£18 to £59.50

Further Information

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 50 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Further Info

Please note that the Thursday 24 May 1.30pm show is a Relaxed Performance. A Relaxed Performance is specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people on the autism spectrum, with sensory and communication difficulties, or a learning disability. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes may be made to the light and sound effects.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 10+
Under 5s will not be admitted.


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Pricing and Discounts


Mon-Sat 7.30pm and Thu & Sat 2pm £59.50  | £54.50  | £49.50  | £39.50 | £29.50 | £18 | Wheelchair spaces £39.50  
Thu 24 May 2pm - Relaxed Performance £20  | £15  


Discounts do not apply to Fri or Sat performances. Discounts are strictly limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices.
Youth Theatre Members £20 per ticket on Mon-Thu performances. Member + 1 guest.
Concession £5 off.
School Groups & Young Persons (10+) £20 per ticket on Mon-Thu performances. One free with every 20. 
Not available online - please call Group Bookings on 02380 711812.
Groups (20+) £3 off each ticket and one free with every 20.
Not available online - please call Group Bookings on 02380 711812.

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Dining & Show Packages

Dinner, Show & Hotel packages are available for this show

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