Experience an unforgettable journey when the National Theatre of Great Britain’s internationally acclaimed production of War Horse comes to the Sydney Lyric from 15 February - 15 March 2020 for 35 performances only, direct from a sell-out London Season with a new UK company.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse features a 34 strong cast and more than 20 puppets. It is the most successful play in the National Theatre’s history, has won more than 25 international awards and has now been seen by over 8 million people worldwide, in 98 cities across 12 countries. It even has Her Majesty the Queen’s seal of approval!

A remarkable story of courage, loyalty and friendship, it tells the 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 horses to life on stage.

  • Running Time. Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including one interval.
  • Audio Described Performance: Occurring on Sunday 8 March at 3pm. This is a service for people who are blind or have low vision. A small discrete receiver is provided by Vision Australia prior to the performance, which transmits live descriptions of key scenic, costume and lighting elements as well as pivotal action, cast entrances and exits throughout the performance. Bookings can be made via Ticketmaster Group Bookings by calling 1300 889 278 or emailing groups@ticketmaster.com.au. Ensure you mention ‘Audio Description’ to reserve your receiver.

Fri 21 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Sat 22 Feb 2020 02:00 PM | 07:30 PM
Sun 23 Feb 2020 03:00 PM
Tue 25 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Wed 26 Feb 2020 01:00 PM | 07:30 PM
Thu 27 Feb 2020 07:30 PM
Fri 28 Feb 2020 07:30 PM

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Reviews

  • "A landmark theatre event"

    TIME Magazine, UK

  • "Theatrical Magic"

    New York Times

  • "Epic… Magnificent… Impressive"

    Herald Sun

  • "Gallops away with your heart"

    Sunday Telegraph

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?? Tony Award-winning production, War Horse will return to the Sydney Lyric in February! We had the pleasure of seeing #WarHorse on our stage back in 2013 and are excited to host this "landmark theatre event" (TIME Magazine, UK) once more! Club Lyric pre-sale starts on Monday. If you're not already a member, you can email club@ctm.com.au to go on the waitlist. @foundationtheatres @thestarsydney

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???? "War Horse is a must-see event as fired-up minds give it heart and soul" ?? @sydneymorningherald review. ?? @warhorseonstage @warhorseau @foundationtheatres @thestarsydney #SydneyLyricTheatre

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Starts tomorrow!!! #onemoresleep Get ready for a horse-powered performance @warhorseau ??#WarHorse @warhorseonstage #HandspringPuppetCompany #WarHorsePlay #SydneyLyricTheatre #Theatre #Puppet #Puppetry #NationalTheatre

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4.5 star review of @warhorseau from Melbourne’s Sun Herald. Coming to the Sydney Lyric from 15 February- 15 March. ?? @warhorseonstage @foundationtheatres

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Congratulations to @warhorseau for a fabulous Opening Night in Melbourne last night! ?? ???? "War Horse is frankly unstoppable. It’s beautifully designed, epic in scale and yet ingeniously simple in execution, and it tells an irresistible tale of interspecies affection and the horrors of warfare that still resonates today." @timeoutmelbourne ?? We can’t wait to see @warhorseonstage at our theatre from 15 February - 15 March. ?? @ticketmasterau @foundationtheatres

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?? Tony Award-winning production, War Horse will return to the Sydney Lyric in February! We had the pleasure of seeing #WarHorse on our stage back in 2013 and are excited to host this "landmark theatre event" (TIME Magazine, UK) once more! Club Lyric pre-sale starts on Monday. If you're not already a member, you can email club@ctm.com.au to go on the waitlist. @foundationtheatres @thestarsydney

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???? "War Horse is a must-see event as fired-up minds give it heart and soul" ?? @sydneymorningherald review. ?? @warhorseonstage @warhorseau @foundationtheatres @thestarsydney #SydneyLyricTheatre

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Starts tomorrow!!! #onemoresleep Get ready for a horse-powered performance @warhorseau ??#WarHorse @warhorseonstage #HandspringPuppetCompany #WarHorsePlay #SydneyLyricTheatre #Theatre #Puppet #Puppetry #NationalTheatre

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4.5 star review of @warhorseau from Melbourne’s Sun Herald. Coming to the Sydney Lyric from 15 February- 15 March. ?? @warhorseonstage @foundationtheatres

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Congratulations to @warhorseau for a fabulous Opening Night in Melbourne last night! ?? ???? "War Horse is frankly unstoppable. It’s beautifully designed, epic in scale and yet ingeniously simple in execution, and it tells an irresistible tale of interspecies affection and the horrors of warfare that still resonates today." @timeoutmelbourne ?? We can’t wait to see @warhorseonstage at our theatre from 15 February - 15 March. ?? @ticketmasterau @foundationtheatres

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