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On Sale Dates:


Executive & Executive Plus Members: Tue 20 February 2024 at 10am

Friends Members: Thu 22 February 2024 at 10am

General Public: Fri 23 February 2024 at 10am



The National Theatre’s acclaimed production returns in an all-new UK tour. War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. 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.

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 Joey and bring him home.

★★★★★ ‘An entertainment phenomenon’ Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘Be sure not to miss this stunning show’ The Times

★★★★★ ‘An extraordinary piece of theatre, absolutely guaranteed to move the heart.’ Sunday Express

A triumph of theatricality’ The Observer

A landmark theatre event’ Time Magazine

Theatrical magic’ The New York Times

WINNER! 5 Tony Awards® including BEST PLAY


Theatre — Mayflower Theatre


From £15

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 50 minutes including an interval

Age Advice:

Recommended age 10+

No under 2s permitted.


This production uses strobe lighting and may contain haze effects.



Discounts do not apply to zone F and do not apply to Friday and Saturday performances unless otherwise stated. All discounts are subject to availability and can be removed at any time.

Executive Membership: £6.00 off zones A-B at all performances or 20% off two tickets on Tue 8 October 2024.

Executive Plus Membership: £6.00 off zones A-B at all performances or 20% off four tickets on Tue 8 October 2024.

Access Member Discount: £5.00 off all zones.

Young Person Under 16: £5.00 off.

Groups (10+): £5.00 off. Not available online – please call 02380 711811.

Groups (20+): £6.00 off and one free ticket with every 20 purchased. Not available online – please call 02380 711811.

Schools/Young Persons Groups (10+): Tickets £20.00 Mon-Thu performances only plus one free supervisor with every 10 purchased. All additional supervisors are standard price. Not available online – please email


Accessible Performances:


British Sign Language Performance British Sign Language Performance: Mon 14 October 2024 at 7:30pm

Audio Described Performance: Mon 14 October 2024 at 7:30pm

Touch Tour: Mon 14 October 2024 at 5:30pm

Captioned Performance: Tue 15 October 2024 at 7:30pm


This event takes place at

Mayflower Theatre

Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GE 

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Commercial Road.

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