Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Booking until 16 February 2025

Return to Hawkins for a breathtaking adventure with Stranger Things play tickets 

Before everything turned Upside Down, Hawkins was an average town with average people… Stranger Things: The First Shadow is the breathtaking theatrical experience that invites fans of the show to travel back to where it all began, as secrets unravel and revelations come to light. This brand-new story, developed by the Duffer Brothers, celebrates its world premiere at the Phoenix Theatre

It’s 1959 and young Jim Hopper can’t get his car to start, Bob Newby’s sister thinks his radio show is a joke, and Joyce Maldonado can’t wait to skip town as soon as she graduates. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family realise that the fresh start they want might not be so easy, and the shadows of the past are never far behind.

Based on an original story by the Duffer Brothers and Kate Trefry, the Stranger Things play is the breathtaking prequel to Netflix’s juggernaut sci-fi series, brought to the stage by an award-winning creative team. Prepare to experience the world of Hawkins on a whole new dimension of storytelling, as groundbreaking stagecraft and theatrical effects transport audiences into this gripping new adventure. 

This phenomenal Stranger Things play is conceived by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things writer Kate Trefry, and playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and written by Trefry. Director Stephen Daldry (The Crown) and co-director Justin Martin lead a fantastic creative team into the dark corners, lurking surprises and gobsmacking magic of the production, which has set design by Miriam Buether, and illusions and visual effects by Jamie Harrison, Chris Fisher and 59 Productions.

Discover the secrets of Hawkins in London from November 2023. Look closely, and you may even find that the beginning of the Stranger Things story might even hold the key to the end… 

Child friendly?

The Stranger Things play is recommended for ages 12+. Under 5s are not permitted. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.