About Hadestown

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway.

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust is put to a final test.

Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin have transformed Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album into a genre-defying new musical that mixes modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

Hadestown will be your next musical theatre obsession.’

Vogue

‘Inventive. Beguiling. Luminous. Spellbinding.’

New York Times

‘A stunning production.’
Variety

‘A sensory feast. Hadestown is something special.’
Time Out New York

Performance dates & times

Mon
  • 19:30
Tue
  • 14:00
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:00
  • 19:30
Sun
  • -

Important Information

NO PERFORMANCES between

21/11/18 - 25/11/18

30/11/18 - 11/12/18

17/12/18 – 20/12/18

24/12/18 – 25/12/18

28/12/18 – 03/01/19

09/01/19 – 21/01/19

Olivier Theatre, National

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible