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The Ferryman returns to London for its West End debut after a hit run at the Royal Court London in April 2017. Our guide below will help you get get information about the play, and help you find ways to get The Ferryman tickets.

Please note that this run of The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre, West End has ended.

About the Show

Political conflict creates ghosts that continue to haunt survivors and their families for a very, very long time. Just when you think it’s all behind you, the ghosts reappear. This theme has been tactfully explored in this tense thriller, about the IRA Troubles, written by the accomplished Jez Butterworth. His previous works at the Royal Court Theatre, like Mojo and Jerusalem, have been runaway hits. The Ferryman at West End, directed by Sam Mendes, promises the same brilliant storytelling. After selling out tickets for its entire run of 16 weeks in a day, it extended its run till the 19 May 2018. Running full house at every show, this is your chance to catch The Ferryman in London!

The Story

A contemporary history drama, The Ferryman is set in Ireland amidst The Troubles. The story plays out in the Carney Farmhouse in 1981 in Rural Derry on the eve of the annual harvest. The Carney family is looking forward to a hard day’s work followed by a night of celebration and gaiety. Yet, not is all as it seems, a visitor makes an entry and secrets start to tumble out! This tense thriller focuses on the Northern Ireland conflict following the death of IRA Hunger strikers. The taut storyline captures the emotional turmoil caused by the IRA conflict and its effect on families.

The Ferryman tickets


The Ferryman’s London run in the West End was meant to be only 16 weeks long. But it went on to become the fastest selling play in the Royal Court Theatre’s history and producers decided to transfer the play to Gielgud Theatre at West End. It has already won 3 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Best Play, Best Director and Emerging Talent.


“Magic runs through the evening... This is a cast without weak links... A transfer has already been announced to the West End. That baby will boom.”
The Guardian

“a triumphant show that fully justifies the hype... The Ferryman has its own distinct tang of humour and menace. A feast of intricate storytelling, it’s absorbing, soulful and ultimately shattering.”
Evening Standard

About the Show

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon - Sat: 7 PM
Wed & Sat: 1:30 PM

Leading Roles
Owen McDonell as Quinn Carney
Rosalie Craig as Caitlin Carney
Justin Edwards as Tom Kettle
Mark Lambert as Uncle Patrick Carney

Sam Mendes

Jez Butterworth

Know Before You Go

3.5 hours, with 1 intermission

Suitable for ages 14 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible

Gielgud Theatre has a seating capacity of 986.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. The theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

The Ferryman Tickets

Apart from getting The Ferryman tickets online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:

  • TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
  • Lottery: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
  • Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.

In this guide, we help you find the best way to obtain The Ferryman tickets at West End at discounted rates, by giving you details about each, specifically for The Ferryman at Gielgud Theatre.

The Ferryman Tickets - TKTS

TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.

The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Based on how popular The Ferryman is, TKTS tickets for the show are sometimes available.

The Ferryman Tickets - Rush

Using the TodayTix app, you can get rush tickets for The Ferryman.

Before every performance, some tickets are made available for £25 each on a first-come first-served basis.

The Ferryman Tickets - Day Seats

Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Lyceum Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.

20 seats in the front row of the Stalls are called "Day Seats" and are made available at Gielgud Theatre as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM. The Ferryman Day Seat Tickets are priced at £20/ticket, with each person only being allowed to buy a maximum of two tickets.

As The Ferryman is an extremely popular show, the earlier you join the line, the better your chances of securing tickets.


Q: Is there a way to purchase TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.

Q: Is the ticket price for children different than the adult price?
A: No, children require a full-priced ticket as well. Please note that The Ferryman is suitable for ages 14 and up.

Q: What time should I arrive at the theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.

Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.

Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discount tickets for The Ferryman
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win 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.