Richard II Tickets

Richard II Tickets

Charisma meets chaos in Jonathan Bailey's gripping portrayal.
Richard II: What to expect - 1
Richard II Tickets

About Richard II

Critic Choice Award-winning actor Jonathan Bailey (Fellow Travelers, Bridgerton) returns to the London stage in an exciting revival of Shakespeare's Richard II. Book Richard II tickets on London Theatre.

Richard II in London is the classic Shakespearean tale of the infamous King Richard II, the charismatic king is notorious for making poor political decisions and surrounding himself with unwise counsel. There's only so much his subjects will take as his dishonesty and poor decisions harm the country he's supposed to be leading.

The play is based on the real-life King Richard II, who ruled England from 1377 to 1399. Shakespeare's primary source for the story was Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande. Richard II is the first in a tetralogy of historical plays, followed by Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V.

Richard II is a play that had its first recorded performance on 9 December 1595 at the house of Edward Hoby in Canon Row. Through the centuries, the classic play has been staged numerous times worldwide. John Gieguld's portrayal of Richard II at the Old Vic Theatre in 1929 is considered one of the most notable performances of the role, and it helped bring Richard II back into the spotlight after it had seen a lack of popularity at the beginning of the twentieth century. Since then, the role of Richard II has been played by many exceptional actors, including Maurice Evans, Mark Rylance, Ian McKellen, and now Jonathan Bailey.

This revival at the Bridge Theatre has an exceptional creative team, including Tony and Olivier-winning director Nicholas Hytner (The History of Boys, Carousel), Tony and Olivier-winning designer Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins, An American in Paris), and Olivier-winning lighting designer Bruno Poet (Frankenstein).

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl 1 interval.

Start date

10th February, 2025

End date

10th May, 2025


Ages 12+.

Stars on stage


3 Potters Fields Park, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2SG


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge or Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Tower Bridge - Stop L) 42, 78, 343

More information about Richard II

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday-7:30 PM
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday-7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is Richard II about?

Shakespeare’s Richard II returns to the stage starring Critic Choice Award-winning actor Jonathan Bailey (Fellow Travelers, Bridgerton).

How long is Richard II?

The running time of Richard II is 2hr 30min. Incl 1 interval.

Where is Richard II playing?

Richard II is playing at Bridge Theatre. The theatre is located at 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG.

How do you book tickets for Richard II?

Book tickets for Richard II on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for Richard II?

The recommended age for Richard II is Ages 12+..

How much do tickets cost for Richard II?

Tickets for Richard II start at £25.

Who wrote Richard II?

William Shakespeare wrote the play.

Who directed Richard II?

Tony and Olivier winning director Nicholas Hytner (The History of Boys, Carousel) stages the show.

Is Richard II appropriate for kids?

This play is best for children ages 12 and above as there is some violence that may not be suitable for young children.

Is Richard II good?

Richard II is a fantastic Shakespearean play that has stood the test of time and been staged throughout the centuries. This play stars the exceptional Jonathan Bailey (Fellow Travelers, Bridgerton) and has an incredibly talented, award-winning creative team.

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