Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Come From Away

Come From Away Tickets

4.9/5 - based on 267 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 18 December 2021
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About Come From Away

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Important Information

We hope you enjoy your trip to the theatre, but need to make sure you, our staff and the rest of the audience are safe. Upon arrival, as well as your eTickets, all members of your party over the age of 18 must demonstrate their Covid-19 status to gain entry in ONE of the following ways:

  • Full vaccination (first and second dose), and with the second dose administered at least 14 days before your visit; or
  • A negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of your visit; or
  • Proof of natural immunity (positive PCR test within the last six months, after self-isolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test).
Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 18 December 2021
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -

Come From Away description

Come From Away is a brand new musical, fresh from Broadway. It has already caused a stir. Now this epic multi-award-winner of a musical theatre masterpiece is transferring to the glittering West End, a show that has gathered so much critical acclaim on Broadway that it is fast achieving legendary status. This is a truly thrilling, uplifting story that sheds new light on one of the most terrifying events of the century, 9/11.

Welcome to a totally brilliant Canadian musical that's – bravely – based on the events of September 11th, when the World Trade Center's two towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks. The piece goes deep to the heart of a small community that was completely blown off its feet by the shocking events that took place.

The plot? Come From Away takes you far, far away to the little northern town of Gander, in Newfoundland, where the local people prepare to welcome seven thousand stranded air flight passengers. As the sense of threat and unease grows and the tension increases, new friendships are created, ultimately revealing the light behind the darkness. Nerves might be as tense as a wire, but as the people's gratitude for survival grows, new relationships are forged. And as the music soars, all the culture clashes and differences of opinion are finally set aside. We're all humans. And it feels magical.

The book, music and lyrics are by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, with songs including Welcome to the Rock, Me and the Sky and Something’s Missing, as well as a host more gorgeous Canadian folk songs. Tony Award-winner Christopher Ashley directs, a man with plenty of previous Broadway credits under his belt including Memphis, Xanadu and The Rocky Horror Show. Set design comes from Beowulf Boritt, costume design from Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Gareth Owen.

The musical has been awarded multiple Drama Desk Awards, including the award for Outstanding Musical. No wonder when it's such an extraordinary, breath-taking story. The entertainment kicks off in February 2019, when the production plays at the magnificent Phoenix Theatre following a run at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin between December 2018 and January 2019.

Who is this show for?
As long as you're aged ten or more, you'll find this exceptional musical absolutely fascinating.

Next Performances for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre

today26th Oct 2021 7:30pm
tomorrow27th Oct 2021 2:30pm
tomorrow27th Oct 2021 7:30pm
Thursday28th Oct 2021 7:30pm
Friday29th Oct 2021 7:30pm
Saturday30th Oct 2021 2:30pm

Come From Away reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 267 reviews

What to expect:


Recommended for:

Anyone (87%)
Families (89%)
Teenagers (91%)
Couples (94%)
Theatregoers (98%)
Latest customer reviews
Fantastic show! You must see it.

Reviewed on 25 October 2021 by , Peterhead, United Kingdom


Disgrace. Sat in the theatre for over an hour being told there was a technical problem and show would strart in 10 mins, and then after an hour cancelled whole show leaving an entire theatre of people extremely dissapointed. We had travelled from abroad to see the show. Just not good enough.

Reviewed on 15 October 2021 by , Dublin, Ireland

Lovely story

Amazing performance of a lovely story told from a tragic period of time.

Reviewed on 15 October 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

Great acting good show but just not my personal favourite

Reviewed on 14 October 2021 by , Codnor, United Kingdom

Highly entertaining.

Reviewed on 14 October 2021 by , Cork, United Kingdom

Great performance and story!

Reviewed on 12 October 2021 by , Prior Lake, United States Of America

Absolutely brilliant

Really good show đź‘Ź

Reviewed on 08 October 2021 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Great Story and would recommend

A very good show dont be put off by story line its superb

Reviewed on 06 October 2021 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Unexpectedly brilliant!!

Hadn’t heard too much about this show until I was looking for tickets for a wet Saturday matinee… so glad I chose it … very entertaining lots of great songs and humour… thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed on 04 October 2021 by , Diss, United Kingdom


The relationships were unbelievable. Wonderful company unisons. All cast have individual styles.

Reviewed on 01 October 2021 by , Liverpool, United Kingdom

Absolutely phenomenal!!

I’d heard amazing things so was already excited to watch this show but I was still surprised by how good it actually was! The cast was fantastic and the musicians were insanely talented! An absolute must-see for everyone!

Reviewed on 01 October 2021 by , Ramsbotttom, United Kingdom

Creative a must see

Reviewed on 30 September 2021 by , Darwen, United Kingdom

Musically magnificent

Fantastic musical. Great music, great entertainment and emotional. A must see this year.

Reviewed on 23 September 2021 by , Southport, United Kingdom

Great night out

Reviewed on 23 September 2021 by , Yealmpton, United Kingdom

The best musical out there

Cannot recommend this musical enough. I’m a frequent west end fan, and this show surpasses any other. I’ve seen it 3 times and have already booked to see it a 4th in a few months time. You will NOT be disappointed

Reviewed on 13 September 2021 by , Hextable, United Kingdom


My first time seeing "Come From Away" and it completely mesmerized me. Recommend it to anyone! Such a beautiful musical wihh great acting, music and dancing!

Reviewed on 03 September 2021 by , Hildesheim, Germany

Not to be missed a truly creative stunning show

Brilliant choreography singing and story a moving experience on some many levels

Reviewed on 29 August 2021 by , Broadsatairs, United Kingdom

a must see

wasn't sure about it being based on 9/11 but was pleasently surprised

Reviewed on 17 August 2021 by , Sevenoaks, United Kingdom


We loved everything! The story, actors, music, staging were all just perfect. Thank you.

Reviewed on 13 March 2020 by , Lebanon, United States Of America

A great story of humanity of kindness and the collective spirit we can show when we chose !!!

Great show . Get there early as the theatre can be very busy if like ours, the show is a full house . Be warned there is NO intermission so be prepared to be sat for the full 100 minutes or so !!!!! This can be difficult with the normal restrictive size of theatre seats and the larger person. Songs and Music were electric and absorb the audience . Brilliant ......I would definitely see it again .

Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by , Northolt, United Kingdom

Pace !!

Great pace, very well directed!!

Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by , Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom

Relentless tempo

Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by , Belfast, United Kingdom

My top show, don’t miss it!

Can’t believe how good this production was. Seem-less momentum between roles, scenes and music. Fantastic musicianship, beautiful story sensitively portrayed. Highly recommended!

Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by , South Witham, United Kingdom

Funny, Moving, Uplifting.

Great show with super performances by everyone. It manages to take a horrific event and produce a funny and life affirming show while showing the sadness and horror of 9/11. A must see.

Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by , Long Melford, United Kingdom

A must see!!

It is worth noting that this runs straight through without an interval. This works particularly well as the story does not lose its incredible pace. Superb performances from the hardworking cast who took on the many roles. The instant set changes , harmonious singing and well drawn characters really made it stand out. Such a heartbreaking and true story told with great understanding, well done!

Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by , Farnham, United Kingdom

Ellen Maria
A poignant, uplifting story with very relevant humour

This was an amazing show based on the horrors of the 9/11 atrocity and it showed how acts of humanity can go some way to helping people in the face of adversity. The acting and music were superb

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Camberley, United Kingdom

A great evening’s entertainment

Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by , Droitwich, United Kingdom

Lively Performance

Excellent show. The storyline is a little thin but the performance by a talented cast brought the show to life in music song and voice.

Reviewed on 06 February 2020 by , Mount Waverley, Australia

Must see

Good story telling. Slick. Fabulous what more can I say

Reviewed on 04 February 2020 by , Sidcuo, United Kingdom

What a great shiw

Fantastic story, great songs and music. As someone who was working at Heathrow airport on 9/11 it was very poignant for me but would love to go and see it again.

Reviewed on 25 January 2020 by , Staines Upon Thames, United Kingdom

Maria Cristina
A must see!

I would highly recommend to watch this show! It is entertaining and educational. You will learn in an entertaining way. Their acting and voices were great!

Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by , Grand Saconnex, Switzerland

Must see!

Wonderful. So enjoyed this touching, humorous musical about a very tragic time. Acting was superb. I highly recommend that everyone given the opportunity see this show. I cannot say enough....fantastic!

Reviewed on 11 January 2020 by , Coeur D Alene, United States Of America

Funny, well written and musically superb.

Reviewed on 08 January 2020 by , Greystanes, Australia

Don’t miss this!

Fabulous show telling the story of human kindness in the face of adversity. And a true story not widely known. Great acting and great voices with an element of sadness & humour. There is no interval so get your drinks and toilet breaks in before the start.

Reviewed on 07 January 2020 by , Sunninghill, United Kingdom

A must see!

If you have to go to one show I would recommend this one. It was an excellent performance which took me high and low.

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Upplands Väsby, Sweden

Excellent, amazing, a must see musical - standing ovation

This was an amazing musical.

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

Keeps you engaged throughout

Punchy songs with good singers throughout. Scenes mixed with hummer, personal stories and story telling, with just the right mix for a more mature audience. Over all a well directed cast with a continually moving story line with just the right mix of music, drama and comedy.

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Whitstable, United Kingdom

See it

Funny, well acted and sung, very entertaining. A huge surprise. See it

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

Slow start good finish

Show was slow to start but ended more positively. A good story...

Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by , Wimbledon, United Kingdom

Heartwarming, emotional, beautiful human story.

A beautiful reminder of generosity and humanity in times of darkness. Engaging, entertaining, funny, emotional, inspiring, heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once. Cast did an amazing job switching between characters and telling the story in a creative and connected way. I laughed and cried and was on the edge of my seat the entire time. A beautiful tribute to everyone involved in Gander and those who came from Away.

Reviewed on 23 December 2019 by , Ramat Gan, Israel

Loved it

Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Brilliantly entertaining. I have booked again to take my son.

Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by , Pinner, United Kingdom

Emotional and joyful

Great story, funny, tear jerking and refreshing.

Reviewed on 17 December 2019 by , Salford Quays, United Kingdom


Excellent show that sensitively tells an uplifting story out of the incredible sadness and devastation of 9/11

Reviewed on 14 December 2019 by , Glen Forrest, Australia

Lovely ! Touching & funny .

Reviewed on 13 December 2019 by , Wallington, United Kingdom

An enjoyable night out!

Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by , Warranwood, Australia

Uplifting wonderful shiw

Laughed, cried, totally engaged (even from second to back row) theatre is small so back rows are still great view (&cheap) highly recommend- felt uplifted ! (no intermission which was nice too as no break in the story for full immersion)

Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by , Streatham, United Kingdom

Creative and energetic

One act - no interval - with vetyively music kept the pace going adding to the business and upbeat attitude of the Newfoundland hosts, as they prepared for and welcomed their visitors. Very heart warming tale detailing the compassion and hospitality of theses people.

Reviewed on 12 December 2019 by , Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Really good acting and songs, a bit too rethorical

Reviewed on 10 December 2019 by , Martellago, Italy

Entertaining and poignant

Reviewed on 07 December 2019 by , Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Ode to Hope and Love

Reviewed on 04 December 2019 by , Swieqi, Malta


A high energy show, that will make you laugh, stamp your feet, clap your hands and even shed a few tears. Don’t miss it. Would see it AGAIN.!!! All cast members and musicians are highly talented. A pleasure to be in the audience. Thanks for entertaining us.

Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by , Duncan, Canada

Amazing entertainment

I could not picture how you fill 2 hours with a story like this. But this was such a treat - a beautiful, funny and very moving story that had me a little bit in tears in the end. Time flew by so quickly and I can recommend this musical to anyone! Amazing cast, catchy music... I want to and will see it again, that's for sure!

Reviewed on 03 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fantastic story told beautifully

Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by , Freshwater, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 29 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Fantastic.. must see

An absolutely amazing show.

Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by , Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

Debra Ann

Brilliant depiction of events that we all need to be aware of. The goodness of humanity is to be celebrated!!

Reviewed on 23 November 2019 by , Avalon, United States Of America


Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

The most uplifting story you will ever see

Reviewed on 18 November 2019 by , Winnellie, Australia

A fantastic show!

We didn’t know what to expect but it was brilliant! The story was told in a fantastic way with highs and lows as there only could be with a story based on these events. A fantastic production!

Reviewed on 03 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Excellent show, standing ovation.

We thoroughly enjoyed the show, we were in the Grand Circle and the seats were fine for comfort, view and sound. Standing ovation given.

Reviewed on 02 November 2019 by , Lincoln, United Kingdom

Careful with your seats

The show was fabulous. Avoid sitting in the first 4 rows; you will literally be below the stage and half of the view is cut off. Very frustrating because the show itself was outstanding.

Reviewed on 31 October 2019 by , Cenon, France

Wonderfully funny, poignant musical

Booked on recommendation of my daughter. Impressed by how excellent, polished, hilarious but also poignant and serious this show is. The actors are all excellent with beautiful voices and versatile acting skills. Musicianship of the band was also excellent. A very slick production and I think deserving of a long London run. My husband was a bit u sure about how good the show would be as we secured excellent seats in front stalls only 2 days before we watched it. He was blown away by how excellent it was. The company deserve a sell out audience every night. Will definitely watch it again!

Reviewed on 30 October 2019 by , Northwich, United Kingdom

William E
Heartwarming yet sad story

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Scottsdale, United States Of America


In respect of the twin towers we tend to only see the live events and forget the planes that were still in the air and needed somewhere to go. This show exposed all the heart ache around and the kindness of people.

Reviewed on 23 October 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Must see

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great evening

Wonderfull, moving, funny, heartwarming, lovely, sad, mindblowing

Reviewed on 11 October 2019 by , Kriftel, United Kingdom


Enthusiastic cast delivered an excellent must see show. I will recommend it widely. Music was relevant and atmospheric to story. Cast did a wonderful job playing all the characters. Stage movement and set was well thought out and moved seemlessly into different settings. Very clever

Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by , Preston, United Kingdom

MarĂ­a Dolores
Marvelous Voices beautiful songs

Better than I though. Wonderful story told by a bunch of marvelous voices. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on 09 October 2019 by , Valencia, Spain

Lots of fun, everyone wants to be a Newfoundlander!

Reviewed on 08 October 2019 by , Carp, Canada

Really great show.

Reviewed on 07 October 2019 by , North Vancouver, Canada


Reviewed on 30 September 2019 by , Victoria, Canada

Ture and Fabulos Story

This is a ture story set to music and finds goodness in a terrible and sad terrorsit attack. As a Canadian I was very proud watching this and the cast were wonderful especially getting the Newfoundland Accent down. This same story happended in Many Canadian cities and towns accross the country and brings out the inherint good in people all over when challanges with something bigger than themlselves. A Must See

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by , Hamilton, Canada

Fabulous show!

Only one small reservation. It is a 10+ show in age terms. Some adult material is not appropriate for young children.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


We luv the Newfies. A great interpretation of a great people.

Reviewed on 27 September 2019 by , Kansas City, United States Of America

A must see

Reviewed on 26 September 2019 by , Sydney, Australia

Great show

We weren’t sure of what we were going to see. The subject is a sad one. However the show and the way it tells the story is exceptional. Great entertainment. Wonderful blend of humour music and story. Well done. Wish it every success. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed on 18 September 2019 by , Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Whatever you do don’t miss this show

I had read the reviews that said it was an excellent show but never imagined it would be this good!

Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by , Cobham, United Kingdom

Energy, vitality and optimism

A fantastic show- every member of the cast was excellent, moving easily between different characters, with great acting, dancing and singing along the way. The different stories of the individuals concerned developed very clearly, with both humour and pathos. At the end of the show, I felt uplifted and energised. Just one small criticism- the musicians were great, but the balance between them and the cast was sometimes awry, so that I could not hear the words of each song.

Reviewed on 16 September 2019 by , Dyrham, United Kingdom


Excellent show, brilliant acting and singing.

Reviewed on 09 September 2019 by , St. Albans, United Kingdom


Loved this show. We are from Ottawa, Canada and it made us proud that the people of Gander gave people that were grounded such a warm reception. The actors were amazing. And so were the musicians. Loved, loved, loved the show.

Reviewed on 07 September 2019 by , Ottawa, Canada

If you see nothing else this year...

Energetic and well-acted; having recently been in Gander and read "The Day the World Came to Town" really set the atmosphere and contributed greatly to my appreciation of the story.

Reviewed on 05 September 2019 by , Wahroonga, Australia

High Energy

As Canadians we thoroughly enjoyed the entire production from the acting, singing, dancing to the story. It had comedy, emotion and was totally entertaining! Loved it !

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Victoria, Canada

Must see

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Palo Alto, United States Of America

Great show - uplifting and moving

Reviewed on 04 September 2019 by , Perivale, United Kingdom

Completely amazing, original and fully of energy’

Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Billericay, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 31 August 2019 by , Maldon, United Kingdom


Fast moving, moving, tears and laughter. Fabulous

Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by , Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Uplifting, energetic, heartwarming theatrical experience

Reviewed on 27 August 2019 by , Palmbeachgardens, United States Of America

Julian K
Fun and inspiration

A feel-good musical about a tragic event bringing out the best in a small town’s inhabitants. The show was inspiring, entertaining and fun. A foot-stomping evening, suitable for anyone to enjoy.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by , Vancouver, Canada

Was not expecting something this good

A modern classic. Simple plot, no fancy set, just full on start to finish action. Great.

Reviewed on 24 August 2019 by , Mount Eliza, Australia

See it

Reviewed on 22 August 2019 by , Boca Raton,, United States Of America

Fabulous story acting and singing

This is a must see show It may not be a well known one but it is a true story Full of great music and movement - it just didn’t stop Also great story full of emotion Brilliant

Reviewed on 16 August 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Amazing musical. Be careful which seats you choose!

Show is fantastic. Stage is quite high so the first few rows give very poor view of the stage but are charged at premium prices. Very disappointing!

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , East Horsley, United Kingdom

Great Portrayal of a Difficult Time

The compassion, angst and humor of the people of Gander and the passengers stranded there while US airspace was closed in the aftermath of 911... The cast and musicians did a wonderful job of conveying the fears and resiliencies of the townsfolk and the travelers.

Reviewed on 10 August 2019 by , Houston, United States Of America

A real life event, brilliant told. An emotional rollercoaster for everyone.

We went to the Wednesday matinee show and were surprised by the range of age groups at this show - young to elderly. This show is for everyone young and elderly. The show ran for 100 minutes, no internal - credit to the actors here. Thinking how the story unfolds, it is appropriate that there is no interval. If you want great stage costumes, moving scenery, special effects; this show is not for you. If you want brilliant acting, super tunes and a rollercoaster of emotions then this is for you.

Reviewed on 08 August 2019 by , Stockport, United Kingdom

Funny and thoughtful

A brilliant piece of acting and script on an alternate view to the events of 9:/11 that has been overlooked. The cast and musicians especially good at providing a view on the events from Gander Newfoundland. Everybody should watch this show to see the humane side of individuals and communities pulled together from Gander when “all these planes turned up with strangers from around the world on that day and stayed for a few days”

Reviewed on 06 August 2019 by , Hinstock, United Kingdom

Uplifting night at the Phoenix

Wanted to catch a show as part of our family’s first visit to London and we absolutely picked the right one. Great venue... great show. The story is poignant but ultimately uplifting... we laughed, we cried, it was way better than Cats. A must.

Reviewed on 03 August 2019 by , Decatur, United States Of America


Must see. Better tha I expected

Reviewed on 29 July 2019 by , Boca Raton,, United States Of America

A wonderful portrayal of a small community coming together in a time of crisis

My husband was born in Newfoundland so we loved this show. The speaking parts of the Newfies were spot-on. The musicians were amazing. Loved the finale

Reviewed on 28 July 2019 by , Auckland, New Zealand

01 Jul
London Box Office

Full company announced for COME FROM AWAY

by London Box Office | Thursday, July 1 2021, 14:57

Update for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre

The multi award-winning musical smash hit Come From Away is getting ready to welcome audiences back to the West End's Phoenix Theatre, and we've just heard about two exciting new London cast members. Now the full Come From Away UK cast is complete, and the line-up is looking brilliant! If you want to find out what happened when, during the 9/11 attack, flights were diverted to a small town where they caused an unexpected outbreak of human warmth, this one's for you.

Full company announced for COME FROM AWAY
11 Dec
London Box Office

Come From Away Concert to open for a limited run in February 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre

by London Box Office | Friday, December 11 2020, 15:51

Come From Away The Phoenix Theatre is proud to announce a new Come From Away concert plus an extension of the next booking season for Come From Away The Musical. It has won Oliviers, Critics Circle, What's On Stage awards and many more. The Financial Times calls it “Uplifting, irresistible, and a reminder of what matters.” Now it's back in town with two exceptional productions for you.

Come From Away Concert to open for a limited run in February 2021 at the Phoenix Theatre
13 Jan
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

COME FROM AWAY Enters Its Second Year On The West End

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Monday, January 13 2020, 20:39

Come From Away As the multi-award-winning musical Come From Away enters its second year on London's West End, new cast members are announced along with other exciting developments. 

COME FROM AWAY Enters Its Second Year On The West End
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