Enjoy one of Shakespeare’s greatest masterpieces at a historic venue with a grand tradition of English Theatre. In the Tempest, we see a magician struggle between weighing his desire for revenge and the love he has for his daughter.
Why Watch The Tempest
The Tempest is is the last play Shakespeare wrote by himself. This rendition, produced by Iris Theatre, a professional theatre company, is associated with St. Paul’s Church, one of London’s oldest churches with ties to the theatre community that dates back to the 1600s. The play is an immersive and interactive play, with the audience being a part of the set. So, put on your best Shakespearean outfits and prepare for an evening at the end of the world!
The Tempest tells the story of the magician Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter Ariel. Prospero tries to give his daughter what is rightfully hers, even if he has to resort to using ill-means to do so. He shipwrecks his usurpers and forces them to reveal their treachery and lowly natures. What follows is his internal struggle, as he is forced to choose between vengeance and the love for his daughter.
Fans of Shakespeare | Fans of Tragedy | Fans of Classical Theatre | Fans of Immersive theatre
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 8 and up.
The Iris Theater has a seating capacity of 1,200.
Food is allowed into the auditorium. Hot food is prohibited. Drinks purchased at the bar must be in plastic cups if being taken into the auditorium. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Vintage wear from the 1600s is recommended. Alternatively, smart and casual wear is recommended.
All West End show tickets are non-refundable.
You will get an email confirmation with your The Tempest voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
St Pauls Church, Covent Garden, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London