The Ocean at the End of the Lane Prod Shot

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Live at
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
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Tue 15 Aug - Sat 19 Aug 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Play
2 hours 35 minutes
incl. interval
From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

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Tue 15 Aug - Sat 19 Aug 2023
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

From an international best-selling fantasy novel to an award-winning play, Neil Gaiman’s magical world comes to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation. Book your tickets now!

This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, is a five-star spectacular which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it.

Production shot

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He's transported to his 12th birthday when his remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn't a pond, but an ocean – a place where everything is possible...

A genuine rarity - a show that enthrals all generations
- GUARDIAN
An enveloping, enthralling theatrical experience
- EVENING STANDARD
Theatre at its gob-smacking best
- DAILY TELEGRAPH

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them. 

This production contains the following effects; high intensity lighting and strobe, haze and smoke, pyrotechnics, loud sound, blackouts and some scenes that people may find frightening. The production contains some adult themes that some people may find distressing, including a depiction of suicide and scenes discussing suicide.

Nights you don't want to miss

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What the critics say

Even better in the West End. Bigger, stranger, sadder and more beautiful. Shows like this don’t come along very often
- TIME OUT
This knockout production is theatre at its best
- INDEPENDENT
There’s nothing around to beat this thrillingly imaginative show
- MAIL ON SUNDAY

Stats and facts

2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane wins Best Novel at the British National Book Awards
3
Olivier Award Nominations for the run at the National’s Dorfman Theatre
1
Olivier Award Win for Best Lighting Design
4
WhatsOnStage award nominations, including Best New Play

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Bristol Temple Meads
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
Bars open one hour before performance begins. The Piano Bar opens 90 minutes before the show where you can indulge with cocktails and champagne by the glass.
Hospitality suites available for private hire on 0117 302 3310.

The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.

It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.

Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre.

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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

change
Tue 15 Aug - Sat 19 Aug 2023
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
2 hours 35 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more: