War Horse

£18.25 - 57.25, 28.25 - 67.25

Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees 2.30pm
Age: 10+ This production contains loud sound effects, flashing lights and strobe lighting.
Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes, including one interval
Priority booking: Tue 25 Jun, 11am General sale: Tue 2 Jul, 11am
Book early and save 20% with a Friends Membership
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The acclaimed National Theatre production  

War Horse 

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo | Adapted by Nick Stafford 
In association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company 


War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical experience which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. 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. 

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 Joey and bring him home. 

A triumph of theatricality

The Observer

Theatrical magic

New York Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

An extraordinary piece of theatre, absolutely guaranteed to move the heart

Sunday Express

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Be sure not to miss this stunning show

The Times

Tickets from £20.00*

*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.



Friends 20% off (excl. Fri, Sat & Sun)
Terms and conditions apply

Groups (8+) £4 off Stalls and Dress.
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com or Groups phone number, 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off (excl. Friday and Saturday performances)
Concessions are limited and may be withdrawn at any time.

25 & Under £10 tickets available to book online on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Find out more about how to sign up

Schools Groups (10+): £15, 1 teacher free with every 10 students (excl. Friday and Saturday performances).
Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email, groups@capitaltheatres.com, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 


Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all.

We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

Find more information about access to the Festival Theatre.

Access Performances

 Audio Described & BSL Sat 10 October at 2.30pm with Touch Tour at 1.30pm


Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pm

Audio Description

Sat 10 Oct, 2.30pm
Touch Tour: 1.30pm

BSL Sign Language Interpreted

Sat 10 Oct, 2.30pm

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