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The Woman in Black tickets - Fortune Theatre - Save up to 50% on selected performances - Tickets from £15

The Woman in Black tickets - Fortune Theatre - Save up to 50% on selected performances - Tickets from £15

Now celebrating 25 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
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The Woman in Black tickets

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Join over 7m theatregoers who have experienced "The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter" - Daily Telegraph

Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Now celebrating over 25 terrifying years in the West End, Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
One of British theatre's biggest - and scariest - hits” - The Guardian

A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.

The borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep ...

Based on the successful Gothic-themed novel by the eminent English author Susan Hill, The Woman in Black is a chilling account of a troubled retired solicitor, Arthur Kipps. After having heard an exchange of ghost stories from his family, he suddenly withdraws from the room to write about the horrors he witnessed years ago.

The first theatrical adaptation of The Woman in Black took place in Scarborough in 1987, the town that Susan Hill was born in. Thanks to its extraordinary success and popularity, it reached the West End soon afterwards, in 1989, and has been held here ever since.

The play was adapted and pioneered by the renowned playwright Stephen Mallatratt, who also worked as a producer for ITV's Coronation Street but, following a battle with leukaemia, sadly passed away in 2004.

In the story, Arthur Kipps is asked to leave London to attend the funeral of an elderly lady, the late Mrs. Alice Drablow, in the market settlement of Gifford. However, he soon begins to see a pale woman in black, who relentlessly haunts him and constantly terrorises his soul, even when he returns to his family later.

The woman lived at the eerie Eel Marsh House, which is part of the Nine Lives Causeway, an area that is surrounded by water at high tide. As Kipps has been instructed to sort out her papers there, he spends a few days at the house, where he begins to hear voices and sees the same woman in black repeatedly, realising that these scenes are depictions of a tumultuous life.

Over the years, the show has received many fantastic reviews from many prestigious publications, having been described as 'a masterpiece' by The Guardian and 'a real thrill of horror' by the Sunday Times.

It is held at the Fortune Theatre on Russell Street, which, despite being one of the smallest in the West End, offers a more intimate atmosphere than many other theatres, and is housed in a Grade II listed building. The theatre opened in the 1920s, when it was known as the Fortune Thriller Theatre, and held performances by the wartime organisation the Entertainments National Service Association, which provided theatre entertainment for military personnel.

This venue is conveniently located close to the famous shops and market stalls of Covent Garden, and is in walking distance to several Underground stations with fast, regular Tube to the rest of the capital.

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The Woman in Black performance times

  • Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 20.00
    Matinees Tuesday & Thursday at 15.00 and Saturday at 16.00

The Woman in Black ticket prices

Tuesday to Friday performances until July 25

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Third price upper circle seat £31 £15
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Saturday evenings performances until July 25

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Top price stalls/dress circle seat £53 £37.50
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All other performances

Seat type lastminute.com standard price*
Top price stalls/dress circle seat £53
Second price stalls/dress circle £42.50
Third price upper circle seat £31
Fourth price upper circle seat £21.50
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Maximum of eight (8) tickets per person - please adhere to published ticket limits. Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled without notice by lastminute.com at its discretion. This includes duplicate orders having the same name, billing address or credit card.

Seat numbers

    At present, we are unable to tell you your seat numbers when booking tickets. However, seats are allocated by the theatre from best available within our allocation. All seats booked in the same price group will, of course, be together or at the very least be in front or behind each other in the theatre. In the very unlikely event of this not being possible we will call you and give you the option of cancelling your booking. However if booking in two or more price bands, you will not be sat together.

Ticket delivery

    For any bookings made more than five days from performance date, your tickets will be sent to you via First Class Post. For any bookings made within days of your performance date, you will need to collect your tickets at the box office one hour before the performance. Please ensure you take your confirmation email as proof of purchase when collecting your tickets.

Event information

  • Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 20.00
    Matinees Tuesday & Thursday at 15.00 and Saturday at 16.00
  • Top price stalls/dress circle, top price upper circle seats
  • No dress code
  • Running time: 2 hours (including interval)
  • Please note: There is a possibility of large numbers of school groups being present at the show. This is important for performances Monday to Thursday, but they do book for the weekends as well.
  • Christmas Schedule
    • No performance on December 25, 26 and January 1
    • No evening performance on December 24 and January 31

Venue information

Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH
  • Underground: Covent Garden (200m)
  • Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 68, 76, 171, 276 and 188
  • This venue has disabled access - please contact the venue directly for specific details

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How to get to the Venue

The Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH

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seating guide for The Fortune Theatre

The Fortune Theatre, Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HH

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