War Horse

War Horse

A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, WAR HORSE tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, 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.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride. For the official website, visit warhorseonstage.com.

View a short video of "Joey" from the Straz Center's Broadway season kickoff.

Recommended for age 10 and up.

April 30 - May 5, 2013 Carol Morsani Hall
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Show Dates & Times

Tues. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 8 p.m.
Sat. 2 and 8 p.m.
Sun. 1 and 6:30 p.m.


Regularly priced tickets start at $44.50.

Groups of 10+: 10% off
Groups of 40+: 15% off
Please call 813.222.1016 or 813.222.1018 to speak with Group Sales.

Broadway Family Night! For the Wed., May 1, performance get ONE free child's ticket (ages 12 and under) with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket. Excludes Orchestra level seating. Come early for free pre-show, family friendly activities. Valid in Price Levels 1, 2 and 3 only. Not applicable to prior sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. May be discontinued at anytime.

Educator/Military/County/City Discount: 25% off for the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances in Price Levels Two and Three only. Limited to one ticket per I.D.

Student Discount (90 minutes to show time): $20 tickets with valid student I.D. excluding Saturday matinee and evening and Sunday matinee performances. Limited to one ticket per person. 

In celebration of 25 years of performances, entertainment, emotions and memories, the Straz Center will offer 25 tickets at $25 for select shows. This offer starts Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Community Open House event. Offer available by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) (outside Tampa Bay 800.955.1045) or by visiting the Straz Center Ticket Sales Office. All offers are first come, first served and limited to two tickets per show title per household. Some restrictions apply. Not applicable to prior sales. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Service charges apply.

What to Expect

Recommended for age 10 and up.

Run-time: 160 minutes including intermission