About Henry IV Part One

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and the creative team that brought you the five star production of Richard II continue their exploration of Shakespeare’s History plays at the Barbican with Henry IV Parts I & II, an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil.

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father gets ready to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of war, Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

Henry IV Part One Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

17 December 1.30pm & 20 January 7.15pm Caption & Audio Described Performances

The Venue

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is Henry IV Part One?

Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271
  • Parking: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271
  • Nearest Tube: Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.

  • Nearest Station: Moorgate

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible