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Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

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Ian McKellen says: 'I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The...
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Overview
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
 
Ian McKellen says: 'I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The...
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Running time: The running time will be added as soon as it is confirmed.

Date
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Thu 07
Mar 2019
,
2.30pm
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Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
Duke of York's, West End
This is a matinee performance
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General Tickets
Tickets £10.00 - £55.00 plus £3.65 transaction fee*
Access Members
Tickets £10.00 - £55.00 plus £3.65 transaction fee*

Location

Duke of York's,
St Martin's Lane, ,WC2N 4BG

Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
 
Ian McKellen says: 'I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney. 
 
Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions. Sean Mathias, the director and I have worked together for stage and screen, many happy times. 
 
I made my professional acting début in London at the Duke of York’s in 1964. It was a joy to return recently for 100 performances of King Lear - or rather 99 performances. We had to cancel one Saturday matinee after, running to catch a train, my left leg gave way. Rather than send the audience home I gave an impromptu solo show with the aid of a chair and a walking stick. So here I am again, both legs working, at the end of the London Tour before I go off around the country'.  
 
Profits taken at this Ambassador Theatre Group venue will go towards the production costs for Ian McKellen on Stage.

Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

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However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.65 Transaction fee.

Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You Access

Booking Information

Access Booking line: 0800 912 6971

The Duke of York’s Theatre has two dedicated Access Champions. Please contact them directly with any queries you may have.

David Scotland
Deputy Theatre Manager
davidscotland@theambassadors.com

Paul Heelis
Deputy Box Office Manager
doybox@theambassadors.com

Alternatively, you can find detailed Access Information in our venue Access guide.  

Access Performances
  • Audio Description None scheduled
  • Sign Language Interpreted None scheduled
  • Captioned None scheduled
  • SUR Titles None scheduled
  • Relaxed Performances None scheduled
Venue Access Information

The Duke of York’s Theatre entrance is on street level where the box office, cloakroom, main foyer area and access toilet are located.  The seating design incorporates two wheelchair spaces in the Royal Circle (level access), with an accompanying companion seat. Alternatively, the patron can transfer into a designated transfer seat in the Royal Circle (level access), while the wheelchair remains in the foyer with front of house staff. Please note that when sitting in the wheelchair spaces there is a restricted view but when using a seat transfer there is a clear view to the stage.  Due to the listed design of the theatre, the auditorium can only accommodate a maximum of two wheelchairs per performance.

 

Wheelchair Space Measurements

Royal Circle Right (when looking at the stage): 85.5cm /  33 ¾ inches wide.

Royal Circle Left (when looking at the stage): 91cm / 35 ¾ inches wide.

The Duke of York’s Theatre has a sound amplification system called MobileConnectMobileConnect is a new system from Sennheiser which operates on WiFi signal.  You can use a venue device to connect to the signal or alternatively, download the MobileConnect app to your own android or apple device. This system can operate with a hearing aid if required.  If you would like to use MobileConnect, please speak to a member of staff when you arrive at the theatre.

The Duke of York’s Theatre offers captioned performances in association with STAGETEXT.  Captioning converts the spoken word into text that provides people with hearing loss access to live performance. In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time as they are sung or spoken. Captions also include sound effects and offstage noises. For more information visit www.stagetext.org

Captioned performance dates are announced once scheduled with each show.

A maximum of two guide dogs can be admitted per performance to patrons booking an aisle seat. If preferred, front of house staff can look after the guide dog in the foyer during the performance.

The access toilet is to the right hand side of the main foyer area (level access), opposite the auditorium right entrance to the Royal Circle. Please note: The dimensions of this toilet are 87.5cm wide and 135cm deep.

Duke of York's Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
  • St Martin’s Lane Hotel NCP Car Park.  No street parking available.
  • See our Access page for more information.
  • The Duke of York’s Theatre has two bars located on the Stalls and Upper Circle level.
  • V.I.P. lounge offering various packages, please see the Ambassador Lounge tab.
  • A cloakroom is available at this venue.
Duke of York's Theatre

St Martin's Lane


London
WC2N 4BG


Directions

By bus: Number 24, 29 or 176 to Leicester Square.


Contact Information
Telephone Booking : 0844 871 7623

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Groups Bookings : 020 7206 1174

Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Access Bookings : 0800 912 6971

Stage Door / Admin:* :

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority.  As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

NCP Parking

ATG Tickets are pleased to offer you an massive discount on your parking at a safe and convenient NCP Car Park in the heart of the West End. Simply purchase a voucher at the Duke of York's/Piccadilly Theatre Box Office on arrival. This will give you 4 hours of parking for £16, instead of the standard price of £24. An amazing saving! Offer valid at NCP Car Park Parker Street, Parker Mews, London, WC2B 5NT.

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Dates & Times

2019
March
Thu 7