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Henry VIII

Why Watch Henry VIII ?

  • Watching the adaptation of a Shakespeare play on the stage of the Globe Theatre is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a trip to an era long bygone. First performed in 1613, Henry VIII is back in London again this year.
  • Why not treat yourself this summer to an unforgettable experience? Enjoy the familiar collaborative historical play with a fresh perspective of the award-winning dramatist and playwright and the theatre’s resident writer Hannah Khalil at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
  • With Olivier award-nominated director Amy Hodge at the helm, the show promises to be a wonderful take on the age-old struggle for justice.
  • This rendition of the famous play by Shakespeare, presents the classic story from a female’s perspective. Get your Henry VIII Globe Theatre tickets booked now and get ready for a delightful theatre experience!

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Initially written in collaboration by the Bard and his successor John Fletcher, this famous tragedy drama is adapted from certain events in the life of Henry VIII. This spectacular portrayal of power struggle, betrayals, justice, love, politics, and eventually, reformation has now been represented from a female perspective and will be in theatre from 19 May to 21 October. Book Henry VIII Globe Theatre tickets now.

The show is directed by Amy Hodge, an acclaimed theatre and film director with plays and films like Fantastically Great Women Who Change The World, Women Beware Women, and Brexit Shorts under her belt. Actors like the Olivier award-winning Adam Gillen (playing the titular role) and Bea Segura (playing the role of Katharine) support the play Henry VIII.
Jamie Ballard, who played Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is portraying Cardinal Wolsey and Janet Etuk whose film The Souvenir won several nominations and awards, plays Anne Boleyn.

The Story

The events in history which inspired the original play may be familiar to some. Writer Hannah Khalil and director Amy Hodge have brought a breath of fresh air by reintroducing this story and enabling the spectators to get a new glimpse into a period fraught with tensions. The story begins as Cardinal Wolsey’s ruthless and self-serving political machinations affect the marriage of Henry VIII with his first wife Catherine. She is unable to provide a male heir to the kingdom. The king’s reliance on Wolsey negatively impacts his actions and his reputation. Henry VIII’s desperation for a prince to succeed the throne of England creates an upheaval in the land and the lives of the people in the court. Book your Henry VIII Globe Theatre tickets now and reserve the best seats to find out how the drama unfolds and watch how the Queen’s quest for justice brings in the dawn of a new era.

Show Timings

  • Monday - 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday - 2:00PM & 7:30 PM
  • Friday - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Saturday - 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Lead: Adam Gillen as KING HENRY VIII, Bea Segura as QUEEN KATHARINE and Kevin McMonagle as CHAMBERLAIN
  • Director: Amy Hodge
  • Casting: Becky Paris
  • Co Composer, Songwriter & Lyricist: Maimuna Memon
  • Co-Composer, Orchestrator & Arranger: Tom Deering
  • To be confirmed.

Henry VIII Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for Henry VIII and secure your seats now! Watch this adorable story unfold at the Shakespeare's Globe

Booking Period: From 19 May 2022 - 21 October 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Henry VIII 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.

Shakespeare's Globe

A reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe was built because the former Elizabethan playhouse was destroyed in a fire in 1613. The theatre was first opened to the public in the year 1996 and Jack Shepherd's 'Prologue Production' of The Two Gentlemen of Verona was played.
Shakespeare's Globe stages plays every summer and as its name suggests, it is famous for staging the most popular plays of Shakespeare.

Seating Capacity: 1570

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

Tube: The nearest tube station are London Bridge on the Northern line, Blackfriars on the District and Circle Lines, Mansion House on the District and Circle Lines, Southwark on the Jubilee Line and St Paul’s on the Central Line

Bus: 45, 63, 100 (to Blackfriars Bridge); 11, 15, 17, 26 (to Mansion House); 76 (to St Paul’s Cathedral); 344 (from Liverpool Street Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344 (towards Liverpool Street Station, on Southwark Street) ply to the theatre region

Available Facilities:Wheelchair accessibility, Accessible performances, Cafe, Bar and Restaurant

Accessibility: Shakespeare's Globe strives to make it an amazing experience for people with visual, physical, and auditory impairments.

Outside Food :No outside food or beverage is allowed on the premises without medical reasons.

Frequently Asked Questions About Henry VIII Tickets.

How can I buy Henry VIII Tickets at West End?

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How much do Henry VIII Tickets cost?

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

How can I buy cheap or discounted Henry VIII Tickets on West End?

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

How can I buy last-minute Henry VIII Tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Henry VIII Tickets at www.london-theater-tickets.com/. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Leicester Square to procure cheap and last-minute Henry VIII Tickets. However, the only way to purchase Henry VIII Tickets 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 Henry VIII Tickets?

Booking Henry VIII 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 Henry VIII ?

Henry VIII opens on 19 May 2022 at Shakespeare's Globe.

Who are the main stars of Henry VIII ?

Star performing in Henry VIII are Adam Gillen as KING HENRY VIII, Bea Segura as QUEEN KATHARINE and Kevin McMonagle as CHAMBERLAIN

What age is Henry VIII appropriate for?

Henry VIII age recommendation is yet to be determined

Where is Henry VIII playing on West End?

Henry VIII is playing at Shakespeare's Globe and opens on 19 May 2022.

What is Henry VIII about?

Henry VIII is an adaptation of the famous play by William Shakespeare that tells the story of Henry VIII and his first wife as she struggles to produce a male heir for the throne thus putting Henry VIII’s regency in trouble.

Do I need to purchase a Henry VIII ticket for my child?

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

Are there discounted Henry VIII Tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a West End 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.

How long does Henry VIII run for?

The running time of Henry VIII is yet to be confirmed

What is the dress code while attending Henry VIII ?

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.

Is outside food allowed while attending Henry VIII ?

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

What are the facilities available at Henry VIII ?

Shakespeare's Globe has multiple facilities including Wheelchair accessibility, Accessible performances, Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, for the audiences during the Henry VIII

Can I take pictures or videos of Henry VIII 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.

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