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The Two Popes - Tickets

Stars on Stage
True Story
Rose Theatre Kingston
09 Sep 2022 - 23 Sep 2022
2 hr 25 min with 1 intermission
Suitable for all ages

Why Watch The Two Popes?

  • Catch Anthony McCarten's The Two Popes, a biographical drama, return to the stage at Rose Theatre Kingston.
  • Inspired by the story of how Pope Benedict XVI Shocked the world in 2013 by resigning his post and how a former tango club bouncer with a common touch became his successor.
  • Reserve your seats when you purchase The Two Popes London tickets. Book your tickets now to grab the best seats in the house.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


The Two Popes London tickets are available now! The show will play for a limited run at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 9 September 2022 to 23 September 2022.

This drama, also adapted as a film, received critic praises for how well it skates over social issues but is also humour-filled. As a Pope and a Cardinal take part in a conversation, it becomes they talk about regrets of the past and how those actions affected them and others on the way. Pope Benedict’s decision to resign comes as a shock. Thereafter Pope Francis takes the throne as his successor, and becomes the first non European Pope since the 8th century, a man with a common touch.

The Story

A tale of recounting past mistakes and creating a better future. In this dramatic rendition of Anthony McCarten's The Two Popes we see the story of what led to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Initially, when Pope Benedict meets Jesuit Cardinal Bergoglio, the latter was there to submit his resignation. In a rather humorous way, his letter isn’t being accepted or even considered. Later, Pope Benedict opens up about his wish to retire, this would make him the first ever Pope to do so in almost 600 years. This comes as a shock to Bergoglio and later the entire world. The Pope and the Cardinal talk about their past regrets and how they see themselves as unworthy to be where they are. The conversation brings out many tales that shine light on what happens within the walls of one of the world’s most secretive institutions.

Show Timings

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

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles: Anton Lesser starring as Pope Benedict XVI and Nicholas Woodeson starring as the future Pope Francis, Cardinal Bergoglio.

Playwright: Anthony McCarten

Director: James Dacre

  • The play is suitable for all ages.

The Two Popes Tickets

Book online tickets for The Two Popes play in London.

Booking Period: From 09 Sept 2022 to 23 Sept 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your The Two Popes voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Rose Theatre Kingston

Rose Theatre Kingston takes inspiration from Elizabethan Rose Theatre on London’s Bankside, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were first seen. The auditorium of the Rose Kingston Theatre has a capacity of 900 people and is the perfect venue for any large scale events. The theatre is equipped with a cafe, the Rose Cafe that offers a wide and diverse selection of homemade cakes, paninis and of teas and coffee.

Seating Capacity: 900

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, United Kingdom

Bus: The bus lines servicing the area include 281, 371, 65, 85, X26

Available Facilities: Wheelchairs, Cafe, Washrooms

Accessibility: Accessible toilets, 10 wheelchair spaces are available in stalls and circle.

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

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

Outside Food: Strictly prohibited

Frequently Asked Questions About The Two Popes Tickets

How can I buy The Two Popes Tickets at West End?

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How much do The Two Popes tickets cost?

The cost of the The Two Popes tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted The Two Popes tickets?

Booking The Two Popes 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 The Two Popes?

The Two Popes opens on 9 September 2022 at Rose Theatre Kingston.

What age is The Two Popes appropriate for?

The Two Popes does not have a strict age limit and is suitable for all ages.

Where is The Two Popes playing in London?

The Two Popes is playing at Rose Theatre Kingston in London and opens on 9 September 2022.

Do I need to purchase a The Two Popes ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a The Two Popes ticket ticket for your child

Are there discounted The Two Popes 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.

How long does The Two Popes run for?

The running time of The Two Popes is 2 hours 25 min with 1 intermission.

Who are the main stars of The Two Popes?

The main stars of The Two Popes are Anton Lesser starring as Pope Benedict XVI and Nicholas Woodeson starring as the future Pope Francis, Cardinal Bergoglio.

What is the dress code while attending The Two Popes?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals 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 The Two Popes?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending The Two Popes. The Rose Theatre Kingston is equipped with a cafe, the Rose Cafe, from where you can purchase snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Rose Theatre Kingston?

Rose Theatre Kingston has multiple facilities including wheelchair accessibility, restrooms, and a cafe available for the audiences during The Two Popes.

Can I take pictures or videos of The Two Popes 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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