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music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell
developed with Rachel Chavkin

2 November to 26 January
Running Time: tbc


Hadestown will be your next musical theatre obsession.’

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.

Click here to listen to the music from the show in the original cast recording. You can also purchase the CD from our Bookshop, online or instore at the NT.

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.


Produced in association with Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold and Tom Kirdahy. Co-conceived by Ben t Matchstick.


Talks and events

16 - 21: Musicals and Myths with Rachel Chavkin Thu 4 October, 6.30pm
Director Rachel Chavkin and Writer Anaïs Mitchell on Hadestown Mon 12 November, 6pm
Actors Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada on Hadestown Mon 19 November, 3pm
Histories of the American Musical Fri 30 November, 7pm
The Heroine's Descent with Marina Warner Fri 14 December, 6pm (Captioned)
Modern Myths: Orpheus, Eurydice, and Us Tue 22 January, 6pm

Inventive. Beguiling. Luminous. Spellbinding.

New York Times

A stunning production.


A sensory feast. Hadestown is something special.

Time Out New York

Hadestown ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£62, £54, £44, £31, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£67, £58, £48, £34, £18
Ways to save
Previews 2 - 9 November

£47 - £15

Access Performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Sat 5 January, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour
Mon 7 January, 7.30pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Thu 13 December, 7.30pm
Thu 27 December, 2pm
Wed 23 January, 7.30pm

Hadestown | Rehearsal gallery


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