About The Exorcist

“I’m telling you that ‘thing’ upstairs isn’t my daughter…”

Prepare for an unforgettable evening of terror inspired by true events, The Exorcist has arrived at the Phoenix Theatre. Experience this unsettling tale of demonic possession live, who knows what could happen in that room… This spectacular theatrical event will remain with you for many days (and nights) to come.

Based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, The Exorcist has been adapted for the stage by American playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier and directed by former Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Haymarket Sean Mathias. Voicing the demon will be Olivier Award-winner Ian McKellen.

In 1973, Blatty’s epic novel was transformed into what is often referred to as the greatest horror film ever made. ‘The Exorcist’ won two Academy Awards, took $193 million at the box office ($893.78 million adjusted for inflation) and remains an all-time favourite for horror film enthusiasts across the globe.


Six-time Olivier Award-winner and theatre favourite Ian McKellen voices the demon. 

Joining him are Jenny Seagrove playing Chris MacNeil, Peter Bowles as Father Lankester Merrin, Adam Garcia as Father Damien Karras, Clare Louise Connolly as Regan, Todd Boyce as Doctor Strong, Mitchell Mullen as Doctor Klein, Elliot Harper as Father Joe and Tristram Wymark as Burke.

What's the story?

After drugs, medical tests, psychiatrists and doctors are all unable to help, a desperate mother turns to two priests, Father Merrin and Father Karras, for advice about her daughter’s alarming behaviour. Abnormal strength, speaking in what seems to be a male voice and spider-walking are just a few of Regan’s many terrifying symptoms.

Father Merrin and Father Karras soon discover that Regan’s behaviour is the result of something beyond this world. As beds levitate, mysterious noises come from the family’s attic and the town’s church is found defaced and vandalised, both priests must overcome their shaken religious beliefs so that they can fight the fiend inside the young girl.

But, can they overcome their fears, and will anyone survive this demon? Most importantly, will you survive the show?


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The Exorcist Performance Dates & Times

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Who's it suitable for?

Recommended age guidance 18+

Important Information

This production contains material which may shock and offend. 

Phoenix Theatre

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

Where is The Exorcist?

Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JP
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
  • Parking: Chinatown (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
  • Nearest Tube: Central, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.

  • Nearest Station: Euston


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