War Horse

War Horse Theatre breaks

About the show

Based on the acclaimed novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse is the story of Joey, a Devonshire horse caught in the crossfire of World War I, and his former owner Albert’s quest to find him. Through Joey’s eyes, the true nature of war is revealed, from the terror of battle to touching moments of sacrifice and heroism.

With a story by a former children’s laureate and a production by the internationally renowned National Theatre, the magic of one of the greatest and recent plays in the West End can be enjoyed as one of our theatre breaks.

What to expect from War Horse

A multi award-winning production, War Horse is a magnificent theatre adaptation which truly supersedes both the book and film. 

With such beautifully executed puppetry, you'll soon believe the horses to be real as they breathe, gallop and engage with the characters in this moving story of war, love and loss.

War Horse is a hugely popular West End show with audiences of all ages. In fact, last year alone TicketTree sold over 2,000 tickets.

And now, not only are you in control of the show you see and the hotel you retire to, but you can also choose exactly where you sit. A tailor made theatre break indeed!

Reviews of War Horse

"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

Interesting facts about War Horse

  • Each set of puppets takes Handspring Puppet Company a year to make
  • As part of research for the horses, the puppeteers stayed overnight with The King’s Troop, which is part of the Royal Horse Artillery, evening cleaning out the stables!
  • War Horse has won awards at almost every major annual London theatre ceremony, including the Oliviers, Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and London Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards


War Horse theatre breaks are recommended for children 10 and over.

Tips for booking a cheap War Horse Break

For all non-Saturday performances cheap theatre breaks are available for War Horse due to discounted theatre tickets at the Gold price band. If you’re over 5’4” you can also ignore any viewing restrictions mentioned on the budget seats, and you can also give us a call to secure some of the very limited ultra-low budget seats in the back corners of the Circle.


Mondays to Saturday evenings @ 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday matinees @ 2.30pm

Running time - 2 hours 40 minutes

Booking until - 12/03/2016

Gillian Lynne Theatre

Drury Lane
Covent GardenLondon

Nearest tube - Holborn

Seating information - The theatre is split into 2 tiers: the Stalls on the ground level and the Circle above.

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