The Ocean at the End of the Lane tour tickets, dates and venues

All about the The Ocean at the End of the Lane tour in the UK

2021-22 West End cast of The Ocean at the End of the Lane c. Manuel Harlan
2021-22 West End cast of The Ocean at the End of the Lane c. Manuel Harlan

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is hitting the road in 2022 and 2023 direct from the West End – here’s all you need to know.

From 2022 The Ocean at the End of the Lane tour tickets to all the upcoming dates and venues, this is your guide to the show on the road.

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship, which blends magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling that takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten and the darkness that lurks at the very edge of it.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2022 tour dates and venues

Dates for the The Ocean at the End of the Lane UK tour begin this December in Salford before touring across the UK throughout 2023.


Book tickets Salford The Lowry
12 December 2022 - 07 January 2023

Book tickets Woking New Victoria Theatre
24 January 2023 - 28 January 2023

On sale soon Leicester Leicester Curve
31 January 2023 - 11 February 2023

On sale soon Plymouth Theatre Royal Plymouth
14 February 2023 - 25 February 2023

Book tickets Sunderland Sunderland Empire
28 February 2023 - 04 March 2023

On sale soon Bath Theatre Royal Bath
07 March 2023 - 18 March 2023

Book tickets Belfast Grand Opera House
21 March 2023 - 25 March 2023

On sale soon Dublin Bord Gis Energy Theatre
28 March 2023 - 01 April 2023

On sale soon Bradford The Alhambra Theatre
04 April 2023 - 08 April 2023

Book tickets London New Wimbledon Theatre
11 April 2023 - 15 April 2023

On sale soon Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival Theatre
18 April 2023 - 22 April 2023

On sale soon Liverpool Liverpool Empire
02 May 2023 - 06 May 2023

On sale soon Sheffield Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
09 May 2023 - 20 May 2023

Book tickets Birmingham The Alexandra
23 May 2023 - 27 May 2023

On sale soon Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
30 May 2023 - 03 June 2023

Book tickets Nottingham Nottingham Theatre Royal
06 June 2023 - 17 June 2023

Book tickets Oxford New Theatre Oxford
20 June 2023 - 24 June 2023

Book tickets Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre
27 June 2023 - 01 July 2023

On sale soon Southampton Mayflower Theatre
04 July 2023 - 08 July 2023

On sale soon Newcastle Newcastle Theatre Royal
11 July 2023 - 22 July 2023

On sale soon Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
25 July 2023 - 29 July 2023

On sale soon Southend Cliffs Pavilion
08 August 2023 - 12 August 2023

Book tickets Bristol Bristol Hippodrome
15 August 2023 - 19 August 2023

On sale soon Aberdeen His Majestys Theatre
22 August 2023 - 26 August 2023

Book tickets Glasgow Kings Theatre
29 August 2023 - 02 September 2023

On sale soon Norwich Norwich Theatre Royal
05 September 2023 - 09 September 2023

On sale soon Stoke-on-trent Regent Theatre
12 September 2023 - 16 September 2023

On sale soon Truro Hall For Cornwall
19 September 2023 - 23 September 2023

Book tickets Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
26 September 2023 - 30 September 2023

Returning to his childhood home, a man finds himself standing beside the pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his 12th birthday when his remarkable friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean – a place where everything is possible…

Plunged into a magical world, their survival depends on their ability to reckon with ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.

Meet the team!

Directed by Katy Rudd (Camp Siegfried) and adapted by Joel Horwood (Skins, I Want My Hat Back), with set design by Fly Davis and costume and puppet design by Samuel Wyer. Movement direction is by Steven Hoggett, composition by Jherek Bischoff, lighting design is by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, magic and illusions direction and design by Jamie Harrison  and puppetry direction by Finn Caldwell. 

Casting, to be revealed, is by Sarah Hughes CDG.

Writer Neil Gaiman said: “The Ocean at the End of the Lane is about memory, magic, family. It’s about who you were and who you are. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever been involved in. It’s not like anything else you’ll ever see at the theatre. The Ocean at the End of the Lane has its own theatrical magic.

“It’s why happy people tell you that they cried while watching it, it’s why it becomes a dreamlike experience in memory, it gets bigger the further inside you follow it. Like a duck pond that contains an ocean that holds the universe…”

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