Harold Pinter Theatre

Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU

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Show & Venue Information

Hailed as ‘the theatre event of the year’ by The Telegraph, listen to stories and watch Ian McKellen on stage as he recreates his most iconic roles at the Harold Pinter Theatre at Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU. From Gandalf to Macbeth, as well as anecdotes from a career stretching 60 years, join McKellen at his one-man show and gain unparalleled insight in all things Ian McKellen. Perfect for theatre aficionados, those looking to be a part of West End history and people who have never been to the West End before, you’ll want to book your tickets now to see Ian McKellen as he tells of Shakespeare, Tolkien and You!

Since childhood, McKellen always showed a love for the stage. Performing in the North of England, marvel at the stories and incredible life that he’s had performing in theatres across the world, as well as in world-famous film series including X-Men, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Ahead of his limited engagement in the West End, McKellen said: “Taking this new show to theatres around the country has been a joyful birthday present to myself.  I’ve played mainly in theatres I knew well as a young theatregoer and actor. On my birthday, I was in Bolton Town Hall where my dad used to work. Soon I will be back in London for a limited season in the West End.”

According to The Telegraph, McKellen is part of a canon of great British actors including John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier. With a wealth of theatre credits to his name, he has built himself into the fabric of West End theatre, so don’t miss out on your chance to hear him discuss his greatest stories on stage. Also raising money for West End theatres, you’ll want to book tickets for Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and YOU now.

Did you know?

Ian McKellen won his first Olivier Award in 1977, winning best actor in a revival for Pillars of the Community.

Notable performances by Ian McKellen include Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Lehnsherr / Magneto in the X-Men film series.

During his national tour, McKellen performed in 80 venues, with 15 performances across theatres in London.

Location & Travel

Address: 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN - Get directions


Nearest Tube
Piccadilly Circus

Tube Lines
Bakerloo, Piccadilly

Directions to theatre
(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.


Buses: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94

Night Buses: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22


Charing Cross


Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)

Show & Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street

Performance Times

Tue 7.30pm
Wed 7.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 12.00pm and 7.30pm
Sat 7.30pm
Sun 3.00pm

Booking From

Tuesday, 24th September 2019

Booking To

Sunday, 5th January 2020

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