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by William Shakespeare

A shirtless man with a muscular build stands confidently between two stone columns. He has a defiant expression and has leather strapping wound around one hand and the wrist of his other arm. The background features a textured marble wall.

Booking and details

11 September — 9 November 2024
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The event location is

Olivier Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

Warrior. Hero. Traitor.

Unrivalled in the art of war, undefeated on the field of battle, Coriolanus is Rome’s greatest soldier.

When a legendary victory brings the opportunity of high office, he is persuaded to stand for election. But while populist politicians tell the people what they want to hear, Coriolanus refuses to play the game. As Rome’s most celebrated warrior becomes its most dangerous enemy, the future of the city and its hero hang in the balance.

David Oyelowo (Selma, Lawmen: Bass Reeves) makes his highly anticipated return to the London stage in the title role. Lyndsey Turner (Under Milk Wood, The Crucible) directs a thrilling new production of Shakespeare’s timeless political tragedy.


Please note: This production contains depictions of warfare, violence and death.


This production is supported by the Huo Family Foundation.

Cast includes

Production team


Lyndsey Turner

Set Designer

Es Devlin

Costume Designer

Annemarie Woods

Lighting Designer

Tim Lutkin

Sound Designer

Tom Gibbons

Video Designer

Ash J Woodward

Fight Director

Sam Lyon-Behan


Angus MacRae

Casting Director

Bryony Jarvis-Taylor

Voice Coach

Cathleen McCarron

Cathleen McCarron

Voice Coach

Shereen Ibrahim

Shereen Ibrahim

Associate Set Designer

Claudia Fragoso

Associate Costume Designer

Philip Engleheart

Staff Director

Júlia Levai

Ticket prices

Monday – Saturday evenings and matinees:
£20, £34, £49, £69, £89

Previews 11 – 17 September:
£20, £26, £35, £49, £64

For concessions and discounts, see Ways to save

Please note the 6.30pm start time on the following performances: Tue 15 Oct, Thur 17 Oct, Thur 24 Oct and Tue 29 Oct.

Visit our Ticketing FAQs for information on how to book, ticket exchanges and more.

Prices may change according to demand

Assisted performances


BSL Interpreted

Audio described

No Chilled performance available.

Relaxed performance

The interpreter for the BSL performance will be announced closer to the performance date.

Audio-described performances are preceded by a Touch Tour, 90 minutes before the performance start time. Call the Access line on 020 7452 3961 to book Touch Tours.

Audio description by Roz Chalmers and Tony McBride.

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our Access scheme and if any of the assisted performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to view all available tickets, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

Smart caption glasses

Are planned to be available for performances of Coriolanus from 7pm, Wednesday 2 October.



Photography (David Oyelowo) by Obidi Nzeribe.