1 hr 55 mins
Until 13 August 2022

Why watch Closer?

Closer London play tickets are available now. Closer stands as an iconic cult classic that squeezed out a range of emotions owing to its passionate, yet humorous display of the chemistry between four strangers. Patrick Marber in his very second play made a deep impact with Closer, which first premiered in the Royal National Theatre, London in 1997.

BAFTA nominee Ella Hunt along with Sam Troughton, Nina White, and Jack Farthing play the four friends, while the show also has an extremely incredible creative team that sees Movement Direction from Malik Nashad Sharpe and musical direction by Arun Ghosh.

The Olivier Award-winning director Clare Lizzimore has directed this radical new production. The universal appeal of the Closer London Play not only saw it being played in more than 200 cities but even had a film adaption in 2004 that saw Jude Law, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman, and Julia Roberts, and even bagged 2 Golden Globe Awards.


Although first written and premiered 25 years ago, the themes and the experimental storyline are very much relevant and resonant to the world even today. Exploring delicate themes of identity, sex, and a unique take on relationships, the show leaves a mark that's gentle and indelible.

The tale of how the London strangers fall in love, their friendship, intimacy, and the unexpected partner-swapping is one not to miss. Diminishing love, leading to heartbreaks makes it a poignant story of human relationships. Book Closer London play tickets and get ready for an upheaval of emotions.

Show timings

  • Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri at 7:30 PM
  • Wed and Sat at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Ella Hunt as Alice , Jack Farthing as Dan, Nina Toussaint-White as Anna, Sam Troughton as Larry , Sam Purkis, Kane Feagan, Georgia-Rose Oliver and Wilf Walsworth.

Book and lyrics:

Direction: Clare Lizzimore

Music Direction: Arun Ghosh

Light Design: Richard Howell

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • Closer London play contains adult themes, sexually explicit language, and scenes of sexual nature. The content may not be appropriate for all age groups.
  • The show is recommended for audiences above the age of 16. The theater will not accommodate children below the age of 4.
  • Please keep in mind that theater does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Lyric HammersmithRead more

Known popularly as the Lyric Hammersmith was inaugurated in 1895 and is among the oldest in England. Initially, operas and musicals were what brought the theatre its fame and much later it saw non-musicals like Aladdin. The theatre has the Main House which can accommodate 550 people and the Studio, for smaller events of up to 120 people. Situated in Hammersmith, it also hosts, Lyric Children performances and Sunday Night Comedy.

Seating Capacity: 586

Getting there

Address: Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is the Piccadilly, District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines

Bus: 9, 10, 27, 33, 72, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 283, 295, 419, 485, 609 and H91.

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: In-house bar , Wheelchair accessible

Accessibility:Lyric Hammersmith Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Additional information

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the London PalladiumTheatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Outside food is strictly prohibited inside the venue.

Tickets redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Closer voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Frequently asked questions about Closer

How can I buy Closer Tickets at the West End?

Buy your Closer tickets online at www.london-theater-tickets.com for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do Closer Tickets cost?

The cost of Closer Tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discount Closer Tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Closer Tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Closer Tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Closer Tickets ?

You can easily buy last-minute Closer Tickets at www.london-theater-tickets.com. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute Closer Tickets . However, the only way to purchase CloserTickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Closer Tickets ?

Booking Closer Tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Closer?

Closer opens on 14 July at Lyric Hammersmith .

Where is Closer playing in London?

Closer is playing at Lyric Hammersmith in London

What is Closer about?

A - When four strangers become friends, the chemistry among them leads to love, magic, and tragic happenings. This is what makes Closer London play a gut-wrenching story experience of emotional upheaval, unorthodox relationship styles, and heartbreaks.

Do I need to purchase a Closer ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase Closer ticket for your child

Are there discounted Closer Tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.

What is the dress code while attending Closer?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi casuals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

How long does Closer run for?

The running time of Closer is 1 hour 55 mins.

Is outside food allowed while attending Closer?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Closer. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Lyric Hammersmith ?

Lyric Hammersmith has multiple facilities including In-house bar , Wheelchair accessible available for the audiences during the show Closer.

Can I take pictures or videos of Closer inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.