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War Horse

10 December 2024 to 04 January 2025

24-26 George Street
Oxford, OX1 2AG
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War Horse Play at New Theatre Oxford
War Horse Play at New Theatre Oxford

About War Horse

War Horse tells the remarkable story of a young boy called Albert and his horse, Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War.

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 not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find and bring him home.

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, filled with stirring music and songs, featuring ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping, charging, horses to thrilling life on stage and has inspired a generation of theatre-makers since its premiere in 2007.

War Horse, adapted by Nick Stafford and originally directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, has become the most successful play in the history of the National Theatre, winning more than 25 major awards and has been seen by over 8.3 million people worldwide. This all-new tour is co-produced with Michael Harrison, Fiery Angel, and Playing Field.


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Tickets

Tickets go on general sale at 10.00am on 29 February.

Tickets are subject to a transaction fee.

Please see important booking information below.


Booking information

Age guidance: 10+

Dates & times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Duration:
2 hours 40 minutes, including an interval.

Warning:
This production uses strobe lighting.


About New Theatre Oxford

There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.

The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.

On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.

There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.

There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.

See important information about Getting there and Access here