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Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Ended 2 Dec 2012 after 12 days

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The theatrical event of the decade

The Times

Closed 2 Dec 2012

Take a look here to see if War Horse is showing somewhere nearby

War Horse is on tour and hits the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA, Ended 2 Dec 2012.

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. he's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land.

But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

The National's new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the British Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.

Additional Information


Opening night: 20 November 2012

Closing night: 2 December 2012


War Horse is suitable for 10 year olds and above.

Run time

2 hours and 40 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

What You Say

15 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

Georgia: “War Horse: A Must-see Event”

Go to KERA TV Making War Horse and click on OFFICIAL WEBSITE for a glimpse ... more

Tom O.: “Theatrical Magic”

I'm only rating the show FIVE STARS because the scale doesn't allow for m... more

Anonymous: “Must See Theatre!”

We had the opportunity to see War Horse in London 2 years ago and my husban... more

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