Garrick Theatre

Until 17 February 2024


0330 333 4811


Tickets From
Prices include a £1.50 restoration levy.

Family Rate
Half-price tickets are available for up to two family members under the age of 18 attending with every full priced paying adult. Valid for all performances except Saturday evening. Bookable by phone or in person only.

TIKTOK £10 Tickets for 16-25 Year Olds
A limited number available per performance in advance from 6 April. Register at rsc.org.uk/tiktoktickets to access tickets.

Education Groups 10+
£25 tickets are available for UK Schools, Colleges and Universities.
Valid for Monday to Thursday performances.
(Excludes Premium/Band A Seats).

Groups Rate 10+
£49.50 valid for Monday – Thursday performances.
(Excludes Premium Seats).

All groups rates are subject to availability, and exclusions may apply.

Day Seats
A limited number of tickets will be available each performance day for Hamnet – available in-person from the Garrick Theatre Box Office from midday or from the Nimax Theatres website from 12.30pm.

About the show

‘She’s like no one I’ve ever met… She’s like fire and water all at once.’

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s hotly-anticipated new production of HAMNET is now playing at London’s Garrick Theatre for a limited season until 17 February 2024.

Warwickshire, 1582. Agnes Hathaway, a natural healer, meets the Latin tutor, William Shakespeare. Drawn together by powerful but hidden impulses, they create a life together and make a family. When the plague steals 11-year-old Hamnet from his loving parents, they must each confront their loss alone. And yet, out of the greatest suffering, something of extraordinary wonder is born.

Based on Maggie O’Farrell’s best-selling book and adapted by award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi, Red Velvet, Hymn), Hamnet pulls back a curtain on the story of the greatest writer in the English language and the woman who was the constant presence and purpose of his life.

Directed by Erica Whyman, with Set Design by Tom Piper, Lighting by Prema Mehta, Sound by Simon Baker, Music by Oğuz Kaplangi, Movement by Ayse Tashkiran, Fights by Kate Waters and Casting by Amy Ball CDG, Hamnet is a love letter to passion, birth, grief and the magic of nature.

Location and Time


Saturday 30 September 2023 – Saturday 17 February 2024

Performance Times
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm

Running Time
2hrs 30mins including a 20 mins interval

Garrick Theatre

Age recommendation

Content warnings
Scenes of domestic violence
Child loss and grief
Scenes of childbirth
Depictions of sexual activity
Loud voices and shouting

We understand that some of our patrons benefit from having an increased understanding of the sensory elements used in our shows. The RSC have created a Sonic Story for Hamnet, which highlights the audio journey of the play including loud and quiet moments. You can view the Sonic Story here

Accessibility and accessible performances

To book access performances, please click HERE.


Tel: 0330 333 4815
Email: access@nimaxtheatres.com
Address: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH

Wheelchair user access is located in the Dress Circle, which is at street level. Please report to the main entrance on arrival and a member of staff will accompany you. There are two small steps into the building; a portable ramp will be put out to assist wheelchair users.   The wheelchair space is located in the centre of Row E of the Dress Circle. Adjacent seats are available for disabled patrons’ companions.

There is a fully adapted unisex toilet in the main foyer.

There are Ladies and Gentlemen’s toilets on all levels.

The theatre bars are located in the Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle.  A member of theatre staff will offer assistance purchasing beverages on behalf of customers.  Programmes and Ice Creams are available in the main foyer and auditorium.

The theatre is fitted with a Sennheiser radio frequency assisted hearing system. Headsets are available on a first come first served basis.

The following receivers are available:
• HDE 2020-D-II Stethoset receivers.

• EK 2020-D-II receivers.

The HDE 2020-D-II Stethoset is a 6 channel, radio receiver designed for operating in the 863 MHz–865 MHz frequency band.

The receiver is comfortable to wear and integrates both the receiver and headphones. The LC display provides information of volume, battery status, quality of reception and the channel being listened to. Channels can easily be set and adjusted by using the middle buttons.

The EK 2020-D-II is a belt pack style radio receiver, it can be used with mono or stereo headphones, earphones or a personal neckloop cable with hearing devices set to T function (lanyard included). Please note these devices are not Bluetooth compatible.

The LC display provides information of volume, battery status, quality of reception and the channel being listened to. Channels can easily be set and adjusted by using the middle buttons.

For information about disabled parking in Westminster please visit www.parkingforbluebadges.com or visit the Q-Park website www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/cities/london/society-of-london-theatre/

Assistance dogs are welcome. For comfort we recommend purchasing a seat on the end of a row. Alternatively we provide a dog sitting service for 2 dogs at a time; advance booking is recommended.

To access the auditorium there are 24 stairs down to the Stalls and 25 stairs up to the Grand Circle Bar, there are a further 8 stairs down to the Grand Circle.