New London, Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PF
Although the New London is a modern building there has entertainment on the site since Elizabethan times. The first production in the current building was a television recording of Marlene Dietrich's one-woman show and the first full production was The Unknown Soldier and his Wife in 1973, written by and starring Peter Ustinov. Subsequent productions include Grease with Richard Gere, Bruce Forsyth's one-man show and Sheila Hancock in Deja Revue. 1981 saw the debut of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats starring Elaine Paige, Brian Blessed, Wayne Sleep, Paul Nicholas, Sarah Brightman and Bonnie Langford. Direction was by Trevor Nunn with choreography by Gillian Lynne. The show ran for 21 years. Umoja, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blue Man Group and Gone with the Wind have subsequently played at the theatre.
Nearest underground station are Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).
The nearest car park is in Chinatown. Q-Park offer up to 50% discount on parking (Theatreland Parking Scheme.) The ?8 daily congestion charge for central London applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. 2 blue badge parking bays directly outside the theatre from 6.30pm only (these spaces are used as a loading bays at all other times) NCP carpark in Parker Mews below the theatre www.parkingforbluebadges.com (Comprehensive parking and interactive bus information for Blue Badge disabled drivers travelling around London)
Number of Steps
FOYER - level access STALLS - escalator from main foyer to mezzanine level. Then 32 steps up to row E of the Stalls or 51 to the Rear Stalls CIRCLE - 65 steps up (3 steep steps between rows) from the main entrance
Step free access is only available to row N3 of the Stalls via a goods lift inside Stage Door on Parker Mews and open 30 minutes befor the show. Two steps down to each other row. We recommend customers arriving to the theatre half an hour before the performance and introducing themselves at the Box Office in the main foyer where they will be accompanyed by a member of the Front of House.
There are 2 wheelchair spaces in row N1 and N2 of the Stalls with companion seats directly in the row in front. Wheelchair transfer is only available to seat N3 of the Stalls. Wheelchair access is via a goods lift to the first level and then a quick transfer to a second lift. Please note the width of the second lift door is 70 cm (27.5") wide (depth 83cm - 36.2") and will not accommodate many sizes of wheelchair especially most electric wheelchairs or scooters. Most people with wider wheelchairs will need to temporarily transfer to a small house wheelchair to access the auditorium. We strongly advise you to check the measurements of the wheelchair before booking, especially if you are unable to transfer to the house wheelchair. Toilet Facilities There is an accessible toilet in the Stalls for wheelchair users next to row N of the Stalls.
The theatre uses the Sennheiser infra-red headset system and 20 headsets are available from the front of house staff in main foyer. These headsets are for people who are hard of hearing but please note there is no induction loop system in the auditorium. 2 necklace type hearing systems are available for people who use a hearing aid. There is an induction loop at the Box Office to assist hearing aid users when booking tickets. For further information regarding hearing systems, please call the theatre stage door on 0207 242 9802.
The theatre management are happy to look after your Guide/Hearing dog during the performance. Please approach a member of the front of house team when you arrive at the theatre and they will make the necessary arrangements
Autistic Spectrum Info
The theatre would be grateful for any additional information regarding your needs prior to going to the theatre, especially anything regarding sensory issues or matters relating to Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Please feel welcome to call the theatre management on 0207 242 9802 so they can offer you more assistance throughout your visit.
General Access Info
Ticket Prices: £27.20 - War Horse Audio Description: War Horse Saturday 9 February 2.30pm Saturday 27 July 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 12.45pm) Captioned (Stagetext): War Horse Saturday 16 February 2.30pm Saturday 20 July 2.30pm Signed Performance: War Horse Saturday 8 June 2.30pm Assisted performances are handled directly by the National Theatre Box Office, please advise customers to phone 020 7 452 3000 (9.30am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday (closed bank holidays) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note the prices mentioned above are per ticket and only available for the disabled person and companion. Additional tickets are charged at the regular rate.
More Information about War Horse Tickets
From 27 October 2014 a £1.25 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the ticket cost.
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Booking Period Until 14 February 2015
Running Time 2 hours & 40 minutes (including interval)
Age Recommendation 10+
BOOK THE UNDER 18 RATE ONLINE!
£10 off top two prices for Monday - Thursday performances - ID may be requested at the theatre to confirm proof of age.
(subject to availability and may exclusions apply)
BOOK THE SENIOR CITIZEN RATE ONLINE!
Customers over the age of 65 - £10 off top two prices on Monday - Wednesday performances - ID may be requested at the theatre to confirm proof of age. (Subject to availability and exclusions may apply)
'So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are awe-inspiring.' The Times
'War Horse only confirms the National's extraordinary knack of turning children's literature into the finest drama. Stunning.' Sunday Times
'An extraordinary piece of theatre which is both epic and intimate. Guaranteed to move the heart.' Sunday Express
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre's internationally-acclaimed production of War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience. Hailed by Time Magazine as 'A Landmark Theatre Event', War Horse is a spectacular, powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs. At its heart, are astonishing life-sized puppets by South Africa's Tony Award©-winning Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
As World War I begins, Joey is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Soon caught up in enemy fire, fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in No Man's Land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Captioned Performance: Saturday 7th June at 2.30pm
Audio-Described Performance: Saturday 21st June 2014 at 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 12.45pm)
Signed Performance: Saturday 5th July 2014 at 2.30pm
Please call 020 7452 3000 or email email@example.com to book tickets for these performances.
Wheelchair bookings are made through SEE Tickets please call 0844 412 4648 for more information and to book.
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Where we provide a seating plan for events, every effort is made to show you correct information. However, we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of our seating plans in case of short term or venue specific changes due to production requirements. Seating plans are generally provided as a guide only and are not an exact representation of the seating layout at the venue.