The Inheritance Part 2

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 London's 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 2


The running time of THE INHERITANCE PART 2 is 3 hours 20 mins, with 1 interval and a 5 minute pause. 

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)



4.8(27 reviews)
  • Danara

    Feb 5, 2019

    I said it before and I will say it again: please go and watch it. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, whatever gender you’re identifying as, whoever you love: this play is life changing in many ways.

  • Dennis

    Jan 12, 2019

    As a gay man of a certain age I can relate to this play so much , being around before HIV and AIDS reared its ugly head . I watched many a young man arrive on the scene and go down hill and die . This play brings it all back and puts it in perspective, well written and very well acted by all concerned, I have to admit I shed a tear or two.

  • AIDS survivor and loving life !

    Jan 12, 2019

    Loved the beginning of the Part 2, sharp, dynamic and well written and acted. However, by the second and third acts, the play needed skilful editing to keep me engaged, The ending could have had more impact, but by then it felt like torture as the conclusion of the entire piece was obvious and sooooo drawn out .

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