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Play, Fri 15 Sep - Sat 14 Oct 2017


The National Theatre's War Horse

The National Theatre's War Horse


The Marlowe Theatre Box Office

01227 787787


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Thu 30 Mar Oyster Boy
Fri 31 Mar Spillikin: A Love Story
Sat 1 Apr Lloyd Hollett: Live And Electric
Sun 2 Apr Mr Bloom's Nursery
Tue 4 Apr Bad Guys


The National Theatre present War Horse.

The National Theatre's acclaimed play, based on Michael Morpurgo's novel.

Following eight record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played to audiences in 10 countries around the world, War Horse is coming to Canterbury.

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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 15 Sep - Sat 14 Oct 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm
Wed 27 Sep: 2.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees (Thu 25 Sep - Sat 15 Oct): 2.30pm

Location: Main Auditorium.


TICKETS (bkg fees apply*)
Premier Seats: £59.50
£57, £52, £47.50, £41.50, £18

The Marlowe Friends: £5 off Price Band A (Mon-Thu eves, limited availability, please note after Monday 8 February 2016 this discount will reduce to £3 off)
Discovery Tickets (for 16-26yrs & full-time students): £15 (Mon 18 & Tue 19 Sep, limited availability, bkg fees apply*)
Groups: Bring 15 or more people and get £2.50 off per ticket (Mon-Thu, limited availability)
Schools: All tickets £16, one teacher goes free with every 10 students (Mon 18-Wed 20 Sep & Mon 25-Wed 27 Sep, limited availability)

*Booking Fees Apply. By phone & in person: £1 per ticket booking fee. Online: 75p per ticket booking fee. The Marlowe Friends: 75p per ticket booking fee (by phone, in person & online). The maximum fee you will be charged when booking by phone or in person is £8. Booking fees are unlimited online.

An extra charge of £1 applies if you would also like your tickets posted. Marlowe Friends do not pay a postage charge. There is no booking fee made for group bookings of 15 tickets or more or customers with access needs, when booking by phone or in person.


See location of The Marlowe Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 148580  Lat: 51.28093 Long: 1.07872

Centre of Canterbury, nearest car park is Pound Lane. Disabled parking on forecourt.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups