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Kiss Me, Kate
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04 Jun 2024 - 14 Sep 2024
2 hr 40 min with interval
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Why Watch Kiss Me, Kate?

  • Get ready for an exhilarating tale of love, jealousy, and mistaken identities as Kiss Me, Kate comes to London at the Barbican Theatre.
  • From the director of To Kill A Mockingbird, Bartlett Sher, the musical features a company of over 50 as well as an orchestra.
  • Watch Broadway legend Stephanie J. Block as she makes her West End debut and BAFTA Award winner Adrian Dunbar entertain you with a chaotic and passionate tale.
  • Winner of the 1st Tony Award for Best Musical, the award-winning musical score includes Cole Porter's legendary numbers like ‘Too Darn Hot' and ‘So In Love’.
  • The plot follows 2 bickering and sparring divorcees belonging to the same theatre troupe, who have to work together in the Shakespearean play, 'Shrew'.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Kiss Me, Kate is based on Broadway Legends, the husband and wife team, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, and their epic off-stage verbal battles. The award-winning musical consists of a talented cast, including a full-scale orchestra and American composer Cole Porter's iconic numbers. With this musical, Tony Award-winning Broadway star Stephanie J. Block comes to West End for the first time. Known for being the 1st actress to play Elphaba in the US national tour of 'Wicked', she takes on the role of the fiery Lilli Vanessi. Opposite her is Adrian Dunbar, known for his role as the popular Superintendent Ted Hastings in 'Line of Duty'. Book Kiss Me, Kate London tickets today!

The Story

Kiss Me, Kate is a story of backstage chaos and passionate love at a theatre company. When actor/director Fred Graham and the leading lady Lilli Vanessi are forced to come together for a theatrical production of Shakespeare's 'Shrew', havoc ensues between the divorcees. Their wild and explosive arguments soon start spilling over to their characters in the play, affecting the entire troupe. What happens when the line between hatred and love starts blurring? Do they get their happy ending? Watch Kiss Me, Kate in London to find out.

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu & Fri: 7:30pm
  • Sat: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Show timings for Kiss Me, Kate may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
  • Audio Described Performances: 17th July, 7:30pm (Touch tour at 5:30pm – 6pm), 10th Aug, 2:30pm (Touch tour at 12:30pm–1pm)
  • BSL Performances: 31st Jul, 7:30pm, 24th Aug, 2:30pm

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Stephanie J. Block as Lilli Vanessi and Adrian Dunbar as Fred Graham
  • Director: Bartlett Sher

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

  • This show is recommended for ages 10 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that the theatre 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.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Kiss Me, Kate 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.

Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre is the largest multi-arts venue in London and part of the Global Cultural Districts Network. Featuring eccentric architecture, that includes themes of Utopian living and a Brutalist style, this theatre has been the home of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. The theatre has played host to several plays like Les Miserables and A Strange Loop.

Seating Capacity: 1,154

The Barbican Theatre seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: The closest tube stations are Barbican, Moorgate, Farringdon, and St. Paul's. These are serviced by the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Circle, Northern, Elizabeth, and Central lines.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include 153, 4, and 56.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Cloakroom, Gift Store, Baby Changing Facilities, Parking

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessibility, Assistive Listening System, Accessible Toilets, Guide Dogs are allowed

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

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

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kiss Me, Kate

How much do tickets to Kiss Me, Kate cost in London?

The cost of Kiss Me, Kate London tickets starts from £41.38 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for the show?

Kiss Me, Kate opens on 4th June 2024 at The Barbican Theatre.

What age is Kiss Me, Kate appropriate for?

The show is most suitable for children aged 10 and above.

Where is the show playing in London?

Kiss Me, Kate is playing at The Barbican Theatre in London and opens on 4th June 2024.

How long does Kiss Me, Kate run for?

The running time of Kiss Me, Kate is 2 hours and 40 minutes including one interval.

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