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Chariots Of Fire

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom, NW3 3EU
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Award winning plawright Mike Bartlett brings one of the most thrilling Olympic stories to the stage in an immersive adrenalin pumping production of Chariots Of Fire.

Based on true events the classic story tells the inspiring tale of two athletes who overcome prejudice and personal strife to compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. A tale of hope, honour and the beautiful purity of running.

Miriam Buether, one of theatre's leading designers, will transform the Hampstead into its very own stadium, which along with music from the film's legendary score will thrillingly evoke the spirit of the 1924 Paris Olympics.

The production is directed by the Hampstead's Artistic Director Edward Hall, who's work outside the Hampstead includes award winning all-male productions of Shakespeare classics.


Cast & Creatives

James McArdle, Jack Lowden, Sam Archer, Joe Bannister, Antonia Bernath, Natasha Broomfield, Gareth Charlton, Henry Davis, Mark Edel-Hunt, Lloyd Everitt, Daniel Fraser, Nickolas Grace, Leemore Marrett jr., David Newman, Matthew Pearson, Simon Slater, Savannah Stevenson, Paul Tinto, Simon Williams, Tam Williams, Nicholas Woodeson
Mike Bartlett
Adapted by
Mike Bartlett
Edward Hall
Music by
Original music by Vangelis with additional music by Jason Carr
Hampstead Theatre
Scott Ambler
Lighting Designer
Rick Fisher
Paul Groothuis

Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom, NW3 3EU
020 7722 9301
Official site
Nearest tube
Swiss Cottage (outside theatre)
Nearest bus
C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268 (mobility buses)
Nearest train
South Hampstead (approx. 500m)

Car parking near theatre is free in the evenings. Taxis drop off and pick up right outside main entrance. Patrons welcome to use a private phone to arrange pick up.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7722 9301 Fax: 020 7449 4201
Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats in the centre stalls have slightly better leg room. Proviing there are no wheelchair users, seats G1, G2, G3, G4 have unlimited leg room - phone first to be certain of availability. Rows F, G and H are best.
Access description
Main entrance at ground floor level, with one door assisted and appropriately signed. Hard flooring for effective wheeled traffic, and the two glass doors and walls are marked for improved visibility. Low level Box Office/reception counter (0.95m) on the right, inside foyer. Lift with low level controls, Braille and voice announcements serving all 3 levels to the right beyond the bar in the foyer. Access to Stalls on ground level via a slight ramp (25 steps front to back) and 22 steps up to the upper foyer to access the Circle (9 steps up to back). Stairlift available.
Hearing impaired
Infra-red system in auditorium and induction loop at Box Office and bar.
Guide dogs policy
2 Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the foyer.
5 wheelchair spaces and 4 transfer seats are available in the Stalls.
Men's, women's on all levels, all with level access.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets on all 3 levels.
Cafébar in foyer with low level counter (0.95m), induction loop and moveable seating. Menu available in large print - please ask. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
Age suitability
Previews from
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