War Horse Production Shot

War Horse

Live at

New Theatre, Oxford


Thurs 22 Aug - Sat 7 Sep 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.

Nights you don't want to miss

  • Opening Night
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  • Audio Described Performance
    Join us at 14:30 for our audio described performance.
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  • Captioned Performance
    Join us at 14:30 for our captioned performance.
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  • Signed Performance
    Join us at 14:30 for our signed performance.
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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.

New Theatre, Oxford

24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AE, UK
Oxford Railway Station
Box Office opens at 12:00 and closes 15 minutes after show start. On non performance days, Box Office closes at 4pm.
If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before show start, and close 15 minutes after the show start.
Getting here
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls foyer, two furhter bars in the Circle Foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
Avoid the queues and be our guest in the Ambassador lounge. Add some sparkle to your night out and enjoy a show with bespoke service.
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 memebers.

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.

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New Theatre, Oxfordchange

Thurs 22 Aug - Sat 7 Sep 2019
24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AE, UK
2 hours 40 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 7.30pm
Wed & Sat at 2.30pm
Audio Described - Wed 28 at 14:30
Captioned - Sat 31 at 14:30
Signed - Wed 4 at 14:30
For bookings of 10 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]