Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper's car won't start, Bob Newby's sister won't take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds that a fresh start isn't so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very long reach. Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, this gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.

The Creatives Behind Stranger Things: The First Shadow

  • Direction by Stephen Daldry with co-director Justin Martin
  • Set design by Miriam Buether
  • Costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel
  • Lighting design by Jon Clark
  • Sound design by Paul Arditti.
  • Illusions design & visual effects by Jamie Harrison & Chris Fisher
  • Video design & visual effects by 59 Productions
  • Movement direction by Coral Messam
  • Wigs, hair and make-up design by Campbell Young Associates
  • Casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG & international casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan
  • Technical Direction by Gary Beestone for Gary Beestone Associates
  • ...with further creative team members to be announced!

Enjoy a stay in a top nearby hotel

Once you've escaped the Upside Down, spend the night at a top, nearby hotel for the perfect end to your evening.

Featured hotels:

  • The Rembrandt Hotel

    The Rembrandt

    South Kensington
    Free WiFi
    Breakfast included
    On-site restaurant
    Indoor Pool

    Situated in Knightsbridge, just a stone's throw away from some of Londons most iconic attractions and shopping hotspots, The Rembrandt hotel is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the city.

  • Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury

    Coram St, Bloomsbury
    Free WiFi
    Breakfast included

    Holiday Inn Bloomsbury offers well-appointed rooms equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Russell Square tube station, providing easy access to explore the city's top attractions.

  • Grange Clarendon Hotel

    Grange Clarendon Hotel

    Free WiFi
    Breakfast included

    The Clarendon is nestled in the renowned Bloomsbury area of London and sits just a few moments away from Russell Square and Holborn Tube stations. With its excellent location close to Covent Garden and the West End this townhouse hotel is perfect for a London theatre break.

  • The Gantry London Hotel

    The Gantry London

    40 Celebration Ave, East Village
    Free WiFi
    Breakfast included

    Relax and recharge in comfort and style with a stay at this contemporary 4-star hotel in East London, only 7-minutes from King's Cross St. Pancras. Boasting delicious food choices, the grocers, chefs, baristas and mixologists work closely together and use the same freshly and responsibly sourced ingredients throughout the hotel.

  • The Athenaeum

    The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

    116 Picadilly, London, W1J 7BJ
    Free WiFi
    Breakfast included

    The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences is a contemporary 5-star hotel located in the heart of Mayfair. The hotel boasts stylish Art Deco facilities and features an impressive 329 square meter Living Wall that reaches all the way to the 10th floor, purifying the air and making it an important haven of biodiversity for London.

  • Hilton Kensington

    Hilton Kensington

    Holland Park
    Free WiFi
    Breakfast included
    Fitness centre
    On-site restaurant

    A modern and stylish hotel located in the heart of one of London's most vibrant neighborhoods. With its comfortable rooms, on-site restaurant, and excellent amenities, it offers a convenient and enjoyable stay for both business and leisure travelers.

  • Grange Beauchamp

    Grange Beauchamp

    Bedford Pl, Bloomsbury
    Breakfast included
    Free WiFi
    On-site restaurant

    The Grange Beauchamp is a lovely 4-Star boutique hotel with 47 guest bedrooms that are beautifully furnished and fully en-suite, with views onto private gardens.

  • Conrad London st James

    Conrad London St James

    22-28 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BH
    Breakfast included
    Free WiFi
    On-site restaurant

    The Conrad London St James is an elegant, sumptuous hotel located inside the former Queene Anne's Chambers. Offering the perfect combination of modern amenities and historical touches, this hotel offers everything you need to enjoy a stylish short break.

  • Euston Square

    Euston Square

    North Gower Street, Bloomsbury
    Breakfast included
    Free WiFi

    The hotel has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, as well as stylish and modern rooms with all of the amenities you could need to ensure a comfortable stay.

  • Stranger Things: The First Shadow FAQs

    Where is Stranger Things being performed?

    Stranger Things: The First Shadow is being put on at the Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP.

    Can you tell me more about the premium tickets?

    Absolutely! We have secured premium tickets for Stranger Things: The First Shadow, which means when you book with us, you can be certain of some of the best views in the house. Our premium tickets are located in the Stalls, in rows E - O. So not only will you have the best vantage point of the Upside Down, but you'll enjoy incredible savings too when you book with Holiday Extras.

    Does the Phoenix Theatre offer accessible entrances?

    Yes, there is an accessible entrance around the side of the building, on Flitcroft Street, of which provides step-free access from street level to Row A in the Dress Circle, Box C, and an accessible toilet.

    How long is the runtime for Stranger Things: The First Shadow?

    The runtime has not yet been confirmed.

    How long is Stranger Things on stage for?

    Stranger Things: The First Shadow is on from the 17th November 2023, to the 25th August 2024.

    Are there captioned and audio assisted performances?

    Plans to implement captioned, audio described and BSL performances are currently being explored, and once implemented, the booking engine will be updated.

    Is there an age rating for Stranger Things on stage?

    Under 5's are not permitted into the theatre, and we highly recommend children are 12+. Under 16s also need to be accompanied by an adult. A good way to decide whether or not the content of this play is suitable for younger viewers, is to check the content of the Stranger Things Netflix show, as the play makes use of the same world and mythology.

    Is there anything else important I should know about the production?

    Flashing lights are used during Stranger Things on stage.