War Horse is returning to Wales and here is how to get tickets

War Horse on stage
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The National Theatre’s global smash-hit production of War Horse, the unforgettable theatrical event based on Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, will return to Wales in 2025 as it embarks on a major 18-month UK Tour. The impressive show has captivated audiences across the UK.

War Horse will be returning to Cardiff and the Wales Millennium Centre from Tuesday, October 14, 2025, to Saturday, October 25, 2025. Adapted by Nick Stafford and originally directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, it has become the most successful play in the history of the National Theatre, winning more than 25 major awards and has been seen by over 8.3 million people worldwide.

The play tells the remarkable story of a young boy called Albert and his horse Joey, set against the backdrop of the First World War. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, filled with stirring music and songs, featuring ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping, charging, horses to thrilling life on stage and has inspired a generation of theatre-makers since its premiere in 2007.

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Tickets for War Horse at the Wales Millennium Centre go on sale on Friday, July 5, 2024. Ffrind members can get theirs two days before the public on Wednesday, July 3. You can buy your tickets, here.

Author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, said: "I am so delighted the National Theatre’s iconic production of War Horse is back! When Covid closed the show down in 2020 in Australia in the midst of its second World Tour, many thought, and I was amongst them, that we’d never see War Horse on stage again."

"Now it’s really happening - we will hear the music and songs, be amazed by its design and lighting, live Joey’s story again. War Horse is about the tragedy of war and about a horse and his boy, but it's also so many other things - it's about family and community, courage and loss, hope, and, most importantly, reconciliation." Find out about the latest events in Wales by signing up to our What's On newsletter here.