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Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others…and you!
Presented by the Ambassador Theatre Group

Running Time: Approx 2hrs 25mins (including interval)

Lyttelton and Olivier Theatres

Ian McKellen On Stage

A message from Ian McKellen:

I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.

Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the RSC, the National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions.

“I first visited the National Theatre before its roof was on and saw the first-ever performance on the Lyttelton stage. This new solo show opens its London Tour at the Lyttelton but returns 80 stages later in September to the Olivier Theatre, where I have been Coriolanus, Captain Hook and the Real Inspector Hound. Happy memories all.”

TICKET UPDATE: Both the 28 January and 15 September Ian McKellen On Stage performances are now SOLD OUT.

Lyttelton performance

7.30pm Monday 28 January, in the Lyttelton Theatre

£50, £42, £38, £30, £15
A limited number of £15 Day Tickets and £5 Standing Tickets will be available in person at the Box Office from 9.30am on 28 January. 2 per customer.


Closing Night Gala performance

6pm Sunday 15 September, in the Olivier Theatre

£75, £100  - includes a ticket for this most special performance and a glass of fizz.
£200 - join special guests on the red carpet, see the show and stay post-show for the closing night party.
Please Note: Day Tickets and Standing Tickets will not be available for the Closing Night Gala.

All proceeds from these performances will go towards the National Theatre’s work in and with communities across the UK.