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War Horse

The acclaimed National Theatre Production

Donald Gordon Theatre

14 – 25 October 2025




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War Horse

The acclaimed National Theatre Production

14 – 25 October 2025

Donald Gordon Theatre

Due to scheduling issues, the decision has been taken by the producers of War Horse and Wales Millennium Centre to cancel the following performances: 14 and 20 October. Extra performances have been added at 2.30pm on 19 and 22 October. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The global phenomenon returns to Cardiff.

The National Theatre’s acclaimed production returns in an all-new UK and Ireland tour. 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.


The Observer

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.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo | Adapted by Nick Stafford

In association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company

Age guidance: 10+ (no under 2s) contains strong language, pyrotechnics and loud bangs.

Start time:
Tue – Sat 7.30pm
Thu + Sat 2.30pm

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes (including 1 interval)

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.


£10 off opening night off selected seats, Mon – Thu. Become a member. 


Groups 10+ from £5 off selected seats, Mon – Thu. Organise a group visit.


£8 off selected seats, Mon – Thu.


£5 off selected seats, Mon – Thu.

All offers subject to 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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