Winner of 5 Olivier Awards, including 'Best New Play', Life of Pi is based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – the smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Long after the curtain falls, “Life of Pi will make you believe in the power of theatre” (The Times).
The appearance of any performer is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt, please check with the Box Office before booking.
- Good To Know
Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.
Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
32 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0DA
Additional Details & FAQ
- Access Information
For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 0344 482 5137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher attached. Please show your voucher on your phone, or print this ticket, to gain entry to the event. The voucher will be checked and/or scanned upon entry.
- Suitable For Children
Age Recommendation: 8+
Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.
- Where Do I Go
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA
Take an immediate left down Duncannon Street and then turn right up St Martins Place. Continue past the Garrick Theatre as the road turns into Charing Cross Road. The theatre is next to Leicester Square tube station.
Jan 9, 2023
Just loved it. Brilliant everything!
Jan 8, 2023
Unlike the others in my party, I’d not seen the movie, and had given up several times for n reading the book. I had no idea what to expect, and with a lifetime of prejudice against magic realism and anything hinting at the supernatural, I wasn’t really looking forward to the show that much. It was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. The restructuring of the narrative, interspersing chunks of interview with the accident investigator, seemed to me a great improvement on the structure of the original book. The puppetry was amazing and believable and utterly charming. There wasn’t any aspect that was anything less than excellent, and the Pi character was perhaps the finest acting I’ve experienced. At the end, I shared his tears.
Jan 3, 2023
I booked this show as realised it finishes next week so was keen to see it. Really well acted and the animal puppetry was incredible. Magical experience.
Dec 20, 2022
Not great TBH. Performances were a little wooden. Expected a lot better given the reviews. Just my opinion. The cost of theatre productions in general is astronomical. Never value for money.
Dec 18, 2022
After struggling with traffic because of train strike and although we had booked parking was transferred to another parking lot, we eventually got to Theatre only to be told the 2.30 performance had been cancelled. Had we been advised earlier we would of had a leisurely lunch and made other arrangements. Technology is able to ask you to request interval drinks but not to advise you off cancelled shows.
Dec 18, 2022
Because there was a rail strike, I drove into the West End. I had a pre-booked parking space with Q-Park at Newport Place, but I just couldn’t find it! By 3.10pm I had to give up & drive home! Such a shame, as I loved Yann Martel’s book, & was looking forward to seeing the play. Who knows - I might yet get to return before it closes on January 25th 2023.
Dec 6, 2022
The effects of the boat on the ocean were amazing and the animals were so real life looking
Dec 3, 2022
We had amazing time and truly enjoyed this magic production.
Dec 2, 2022
Brilliant - simply brilliant. Absolutely loved it - so cleverly done and the set was fantastic. Thoroughly recommend seeing it.
Nov 17, 2022
A wonderful experience, so well played by the cast, and the story telling told in such a mabber as to make you think, and enjoy at the same time.
Nov 7, 2022
A truly wonderful one play. The best I’ve been to as of yet !
Nov 3, 2022
Highly recommend - one of the best shows I have seen in a long long time !!
Oct 27, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Really enjoyed it.Not an easy book to turn into a play,yet was always entertaining and gripping,Thought the special effects brilliant and puppetry realistic,specially Richard Parker!
Oct 14, 2022
This really was an incredible performance. I'll be booking again in a few months, I loved every second of it.
Oct 11, 2022
Fab production! Entertaining from start to finish! We had the front seats in the stalls which allowed us to feel very close to what was going on. 😁 this is one of the best productions I’ve ever seen. All of the actors did so well it was value for money!
Oct 7, 2022
Simply the best show I have ever seen.
Oct 6, 2022
It was fantastic and loved how the animal dolls were controled
Sep 30, 2022
One of the best experiences I've had at a theatre! Stunning special effects well done to all concerned!
Sep 29, 2022
This is one of the best plays I have ever seen. I was sad when it was over.
Sep 29, 2022
Excellent play very well adapted Superb
Sep 26, 2022
This was a last minute booking and so glad we bought the tickets. I have never seen a show that had such an impact on me and I’ve seen a lot! Every cast member was outstanding but the guy who played Pi was mesmerising he was so talented. The set was spectacular very cleverly thought out. The puppetry was out of this world I really sobbed at the end of the show I couldn’t believe what I’d seen. I would have gone straight back in (with tissues) and watched it again
Sep 8, 2022
I love the movie and that's why I want to watch the show. It doesn't let me down though I thought it was a musical. The stage effects were superb and the story was told in appropriate pace. I really love the ocean effects and animals' scene, especially the first time Richard Parker appeared in the zoo, showing its energy as a ferocious predator, and the last scene before the interval which ended with a powerful roar. The actors all did very well and the show was incredible.
Sep 6, 2022
Brilliant staging, high energy, gripping and emotionally engaging
Sep 5, 2022
was superb 😊
Aug 18, 2022
Love love loved it! 4 of us went 3 adults and 1 teen. Really all thoroughly enjoyed it. Totally recommend. A great night out.
Aug 6, 2022
Beautiful and breath taking performance. Puppeteers were fantastic and you really felt you were watching a live animal! Stage sets were so clever too with a boat appearing almost out of nowhere. Actor that played Pi was captivating.
Aug 5, 2022
Great story line. Very original animal puppetry, funny and sad at the same time. Money well spent.
Jul 30, 2022
Brilliant, Outstanding and truly a visual spectacle.
Jul 29, 2022
I had read the book and was unsure how this would be portrayed on stage. All I can say is it certainly didn’t disappoint! The special effects were so realistic & so clever how the animals manoeuvred. Their movements & habits had been closely monitored before the making of the play. A definite recommendation from me 😊
Jul 23, 2022
This production was of the highest quality. The actors were superb and the whole production left you totally absorbed and sitting on the edge of your sests
Jul 22, 2022
Jul 19, 2022
Great stagecraft. Excellent pupetteers and physicality of the actors and movement of props make this a great theatrical experience.
Jul 19, 2022
Funny., serious, great puppetry, brilliant sets
Jul 17, 2022
Nice play - loved the acting skills and the theatre set
Jul 17, 2022
Really enjoyed the show. The effects of sea etc were brilliant and also puppetry.
Jul 17, 2022
Absolutely fantastic cast and production - amazing set. I was spellbound from start to finish.
Jul 15, 2022
We loved the book and the movie …but this stage play does not match. Puppeteers were distracting and too many of them. Surely only 2 needed for Richard Walker? Apart from Pi the acting was mediocre. Overall disappointing.
Jul 15, 2022
Excellent show highly recommend it.
Jul 14, 2022
I had heard good reviews but like to make my own mind. So glad we went, it's absolutely brilliant. Really well done, special effects were great. Would definitely recommend
Jul 13, 2022
A philosophical story brilliantly brought to the stage. Theatrical production at its best!
Jul 11, 2022
Enjoyed the show immensely. The sets and effects were wonderful and was very impressed by the animation Would recommend the show to all theatregoers
Jul 7, 2022
The show was excellent! The effects were so clever! Beautifully done! The actors were amazing ! It really transforms you into the life of pi !!!
Jun 30, 2022
Incredible show! Stage design is very clever and awe inspiring. The actor who plays Pi is phenominal and the animals and scenery are beautiful. Perhaps the best thing I have ever seen in the west end. I cannot recommend it highly enough
Jun 19, 2022
All aspects of show .the cast were amazing. The sets and props were amazing. And pi himself was truly amazing
Jun 16, 2022
Wow! Just wow! The staging, the puppetry, and the acting were all outstanding. The audience was on its feet for the ovation with roars of approval thrown in. You will NOT be disappointed.
Jun 13, 2022
If you've read the book or not, this is one show you should make a priority. If you know the story or not, you will be dazzeled. 6 out of 5 stars.
Jun 10, 2022
Last minute booking. Hadn’t read the book or seen the film so went not knowing what to expect. Wonderful. Amazing effects, amazing acting. Husband came with me even though he is not a great theatre lover and he was spellbound.
Jun 10, 2022
The lead actor got into my soul. I believed in Pi totally. His take on the two versions of his journey, food for thought. Puppetry was amazing as expected from butterflies and fish, to the tiger. Turtle needs a special mention.
Jun 9, 2022
Great sea scenery and brilliant show.