Based on Joe Simpson’s international best-selling memoir, which was later adapted into a BAFTA winning film, the critically acclaimed play Touching the Void follows the gripping and remarkable story of Simpson’s struggle for survival in the Pervuvian Andes. A thrilling and nail-biting adventure, Touching the Void will leave you speechless!
Touching the Void is brought to you by the Director of the Bristol Vic and Associate Director of the National Theatre, Tom Morris, who is also the name behind the critically acclaimed production of War Horse. After enjoying huge success at the Bristol Vic, Touching the Void is expected to be in high demand, so book your tickets now!
Recommended age: 12+
Running time: 2 hours 25 mins (including interval)
It is 1985 in the stormy pervian Andes mountains and Joe Simpson can see no way out. Teetering on the brink of death, Simpson has fallen down an ice cliff and injured his leg. His friend, Simon Yates, also finds himself in an impossible situation. Stuck on the edge of a windy and icy cliff, he cannot pull Simpson back up using the rope, meaning he is faced with an unbearably difficult dilemma. Deciding to cut the rope, Simpson falls and finds himself trapped, both mentally and physically, in a snowy crevasse. Will he reach safety and find a way out?
Tickets for Touching the Void range from £18 to £100. The theatre is split into The Stalls, The Royal Circle and The Upper Circle.
The Stalls: located at street level, the stalls is the section of the theatre which is closest to the stage and has some of the best seats in the house. Cheaper tickets can be found slightly further back.
The Royal circle: located just above the stalls, the Royal Circle provides amazing views of the stage and some of the most expensive seats are at the front of the Royal Circle.
The Upper Circle: furthest away from the stage , the Upper Circle has some of the cheapest tickets. However, still enjoy an amazing theatrical experience!
If you are looking for Touching the Void cheap tickets, these can be found in the Upper Circle or the back of the stalls.
For bookings of over 10, please contact group teams below:
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email email@example.com
Situated close to Leicester Square and Covent Garden, the Duke of York Theatre is easily accessible by public transport and we recommend this as the best mode of transport. If you have access to Google maps, it would be useful to enter the address, which is here: The address of the Duke of York’s Theatre is:
104 St Martin's Ln
Tube: the theatre is a short walk from Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road tube stations.
Bus: you can take the 24, 29 or 176 to Leicester Square.
The Duke Of York’s Theatre has a dedicated Access Officer. If you have any concerns or queries before visiting, you are welcome to contact her via email firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also contact:
Access Booking Line: 0800 912 6971
Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971
Audio Description showing: Tuesday 19th Nov 2019 7.30pm
Captioned performance: Tuesday 26th November 2019 7.30pm
In captioning, the words appear on a screen at the same time they are being sung or spoken. The captioning show also includes sound effects and offstage noises. These sessions provide people with hearing loss access to the event.
Getting to the theatre: The Duke of York’s theatre entrance, which includes the box office, main foyer area and access toilet, is located on street level.
Seating plan: there are two wheelchair spaces in the Royal circle, which is at level access, with an accompanying companion seat. There is also the possibility of transfers; Patrons can transfer into the designated transfer seat in the Royal Circle. You are welcome to leave the wheelchair with the front of house staff. Please consider that the wheelchair spaces have slightly restricted views and there are only two in the auditorium. The transfer seats have full, clear views.
Mobile Connect: The Duke of York’s Theatre uses a sound amplification system called mobile connect which operates via wifi signal or can be downloaded using an application. This system can function with hearing aid. Please ask a member of staff on arrival.
Access toilet: this is located to the right side of the main foyer, which has level access, and opposite the auditorium right entrance to the Royal Circle. The dimensions of this toilet are 87.5cm wide and 135cm deep
Guide Dogs: Only two dogs can be in the theatre per performance for patrons who have booked an aisle seat. However, you are also welcome to leave your guide dogs with the front of house staff.
Touching the Void will show from the 9th of November - 29th February 2020.
Mon- Sat 7.30pm
Wed-Sat 2.30 and 7.30pm
These Touching the Void showtimes might vary during the christmas period .
Recommended age: 12 + (the show contains strong language throughout)
Running time: 2 hours 25 mins (including interval)
A cloak room in available at the Duke of York’s Theatre .