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Hamlet artwork


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Greg Hersov

Monday - Saturday: 7pm

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2pm

Socially Distanced performances:
Tue 19 Oct, 7pm 
Tue 2 Nov, 7pm
Wed 3 Nov, 2pm & 7pm
Thu 4 Nov, 7pm
Wed 10 Nov, 2pm & 7pm
Thu 11 Nov, 7pm

Press night: Mon 4 Oct, 7pm

£10, £20, £32, £43

Previews: (27 Sep - 2 Oct) £10, £15, £20, £25

Main House

‘Expect a hit, a very palpable hit’ – The Times  

The highly-anticipated production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, with Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) making her YV debut as a new kind of Hamlet. Jumbo reunites with her long-time collaborator, director  Greg  Hersov, to bring us this tale of power, politics and desire.  

Show Warnings

This show contains themes of death and bereavement, as well as acts of violence, self-harm and death on stage. There are references of suicide, drug use, and mental illness. The show features the sound effects of guns firing and use of weapons. There will be infrequent loud music and haze.

Show runtime

3 hours and 10 minutes including an interval

Hamlet Seat Map

Want to watch Hamlet at home? Tickets are available for our Best Seat In Your House broadcast! Click here for more information

Got an urgent question? 

Hamlet FAQs

  • I booked for Hamlet last year, and I can’t make the new Hamlet date I've been sent


    If you booked for Hamlet last year and are unable to attend your new date, please let us know by emailing the Box Office at at least 48 hours before the performance. Our Box Office will be able to help you with a credit voucher (valid for 6 months from the issue date), an exchange or donating the value of your tickets.

  • I haven’t received an email or letter with a new Hamlet date


    If you have not received an email or letter stating your new Hamlet date, it could have landed in your junk folder. If you can’t find it, please let us know by contacting the Box Office team at

  • Where is my ticket?


    Your e-ticket will be sent via email prior to the performance. Your ticket will have your entry time and entry door on it. You can print it out or save the environment and just show an usher your ticket on your phone.

  • Will this production be socially distanced?


    Hamlet performances are being sold at full capacity. For those who would prefer, we are offering a number of socially distanced performances: 

    Tue 19 Oct, 7pm 
    Tue 2 Nov, 7pm
    Wed 3 Nov, 2pm & 7pm
    Thu 4 Nov, 7pm
    Wed 10 Nov, 2pm & 7pm
    Thu 11 Nov, 7pm

If we haven’t answered your question then please drop us an email at

Image Credit: Cush Jumbo. Photo by Dean Chalkley. Concept by Émilie Chen. Production photography by Helen Murray


Transcript for Audio Introduction to Hamlet

Director Greg Hersov

Designer Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer Aideen Malone

Sound Designer Emma Laxton

Video Designer Nina Dunn

Movement Director Lucy Hind

Casting Director Sophie Holland CDG

Casting Assistants Faye Timby and Finnian Tweed

Voice & Text Barbara Houseman

Fight Director Kev McCurdy

Associate Director Zoe Templeman-Young

Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Kirk-Ann Roberts

Jerwood Assistant Designer Jida Akil

With Cush Jumbo, Jonathan Ajayi, Joana Borja, Adrian Dunbar, Tara Fitzgerald, Norah Lopez Holden, Jonathan Livingstone, Joseph Marcell, Adesuwa Oni, Taz Skylar, and Leo Wringer.

‘Expect a hit, a very palpable hit' – The Times 

Audio described performance Tue 19 Oct, 7pm

Captioned performance Thu 4 Nov, 7pm

Relaxed performance Tue 2 Nov, 7pm

Click here to visit our Access page.

Click here to listen to our audio introduction to Hamlet

We still have tickets for wheelchair users available across the run. Please call our Box Office to book on 020 7922 2922

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