War Horse Production Shot

War Horse

Live at

Liverpool Empire


Wed 31 Jul - Sat 17 Aug 2019

  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
2 hours 40 minutes
incl. interval
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Why go and see it?

A record breaking production about a boy and his beloved horse Joey. Played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people.

Following 8 record-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 soon tour the UK.

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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.

An entertainment phenomenon
- Daily Telegraph

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.

The show contains loud sound FX, gunfire, flashing lights and strobe lighting.

No mobile phones, photography or recording equipment.

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What the critics say

Magical. Moving. World class in every way
- The Times
A uniquely moving spectacle
- Daily Mail

Stats and facts

Played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people.
War Horse is a children's novel by English author Michael Morpurgo.
In 2008, War Horse was adapted for the radio. The broadcast featured the voices of Timothy Spall, Bob Hoskins and Brenda Blethyn.

Liverpool Empire

1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
Lime Street Station
Monday to Saturday, 12.00 to 16.00. Sunday, opens 2 hours prior to show starting (closed for no show).
On show nights, the Box Office will remain open until 15 minutes after the show stars.
Getting here
The Liverpool Empire has four bars to choose from.
Add that VIP experience to your visit by upgrading your ticket to include access to our excusive Ambassador Lounge. You will be greeted on arrival by one of our dedicated hosts who will escort you to your table. For more information, please contact
A cloakroom is available at this venue during selected performances.

In 1866, Liverpool Empire began its life as The Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House and was run by gas light and steam power. The name changed to what it is today in 1895, so has had its name for over 100 years. It went through many refurbishments, before being bought by ATG and the theatre now stands about a quarter size bigger than it originally stood.

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Wed 31 Jul - Sat 17 Aug 2019
1 Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE, UK
2 hours 40 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 7.30pm
Weds & Sat at 2.30pm
For bookings of 9 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]