The Inheritance Part 1

The Inheritance is a two-part play and is intended to be seen sequentially. However, each part constitutes a complete theatre-going experience on its own.

Winner of 'Best Play' at the Evening Standard Awards 2018, The Inheritance is the play that has taken the West End by storm. Following a critically-acclaimed run at London’s Young Vic, Matthew Lopez’s play The Inheritance is transferring to London's Noel Coward Theatre from September 2018, for just fifteen weeks.
Directed by multi Olivier Award winner Stephen Daldry, this “monumental and transcendent” (Time Out) production questions how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us. You can read our review of The Inheritance here.

What Is The Inheritance About?

A tale that spans generations and links lives, The Inheritance asks what it’s like to be a young gay man living in New York a generation after the peak of the AIDs crisis. This “remarkably involving production” (Independent) from director Stephen Daldry explores the legacy left by previous generations and the debt we owe to the future – and to each other.
“An exquisitely truthful and funny modern classic” (Telegraph), The Inheritance is a brilliant take on E.M. Forster’s classic novel Howard’s End that sets the tale in our modern world and tells it through the eyes of a group of young, ambitious New Yorkers. By equal turns hilarious, turbulent, and profound, it’s an unmissable theatrical experience.

Book your tickets for The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre in London today!

★★★★★ “Perhaps the most important American play of the century” - The Telegraph
★★★★★ “Witty, outrageous and piercingly vivid.” - Evening Standard
★★★★★ “An extraordinary epic event” - Sunday Times

Booking Information

The Inheritance is a 2-part event - you are currently booking for Part 1


The running time of THE INHERITANCE - PART 1 is 3 hours 15 mins, with 2 intervals.

Good To Know

The Inheritance is a two-part play and is intended to be seen sequentially. However, each part constitutes a complete theatre-going experience on its own.


Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For information on accessibility please call 0344 482 5137.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after purchase.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email.

Please print the confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Suitable For Children

Recommended age: 14+

Children are welcome at all Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, but this may be subject to individual production age restrictions due to content. If any age restrictions for productions apply we shall advise you prior to the performance.

All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused.

All patrons, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the theatre. Please ensure that any children or infants for whom you are responsible also have a valid ticket. Your child should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat. We do not allow children to be seated on an adult’s lap or babes in arms. 

Where Do I Go

85-88 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4AP

Tube Leicester Square (approx.  100m)

Train Charring Cross (approx.  200m) 


4.7(50 reviews)
  • Danara

    Feb 5, 2019

    To be honest, I didn’t quite know what to expect from The Inheritance. But let me tell you, it’s everything you want from a play and even more. The audience was grinning, laughing and (more than once) sobbing - me included. The message of this play is so incredibly important and everyone who has the chance to see this should do so. I would give 10 stars if I could.

  • Mark

    Jan 21, 2019

    There aren’t words. There were tears though - many - and in the middle of the street after part 1. But there were also laughs a plenty. Beautiful writing, smartly directed, excellently delivered.

  • Janie Sams

    Jan 20, 2019

    The Inheritance Part 1 was the most incredible breathtaking work of theatre. I was blown away and would love to see Part 2 but have missed the opportunity. Please stage again very soon. Pure brilliance.

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