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The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Donald Gordon Theatre

30 May – 3 June 2023

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

30 May – 3 June 2023

Donald Gordon Theatre

On sale to Partner and Partner Awen members from 6 June. Find out more.
On sale to Ffrind and Ffrind+ members from 8 June. Become a member.
On sale to the public from 10 June

From the imagination of Neil Gaiman, best-selling author of Coraline, Good Omens and The Sandman, comes the National Theatre’s major new stage adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

This thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, is a five-star spectacular which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it.

This is rated 5 out of 5 stars

“Hauntingly memorable, this knockout production is theatre at its best”


Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He's transported to his 12th birthday when his remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn't a pond, but an ocean – a place where everything is possible...

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.


£10 off on opening night  (top 2 prices). Become a member.


Groups 10+ from £4 off. Applies to top 2 prices Tue – Thu.  Organise a group visit.


£12 — one free teacher's seat with every 10 pupils. Call 029 2063 6464. Available Tue – Thu on selected seats.

Students + U16 Offer

£4 off. Applies to top 2 prices Tue – Thu.

All offers subject to selected seats, allocations and availability.

Book as early as you can to secure the best choice of seats. Ticket prices may be adjusted and will reflect the most current price for each performance based on demand. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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