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ARRIVE EARLY to experience the company participating in the Shakespearean pre-show rituals of dressing and preparing their makeup on stage in front of the audience, accompanied by music played live on traditional instruments.

Please be sure to arrive on time, as the show starts promptly at the time printed on your ticket.

Richard III Broadway Play Tickets Mark Rylance

Richard III Tickets & Information

Belasco Theatre

111 West 44th Street

Between Broadway and 6th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

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Richard III Summary

Direct from a sold-out run in London’s West End, the critically-beloved, Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III come to Broadway for a 16-week limited engagement. Two of The Bard’s finest plays are performed in repertory by a remarkable cast featuring two-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing), Golden Globe nominee Stephen Fry (Wilde, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Tony Award nominee Samuel Barnett (The History Boys). 

These classics are presented in the custom of how Shakespeare's plays were originally staged, with an extraordinary all-male company playing male and female roles; actors participating in the pre-show ritual of dressing and preparing their make-up on stage, in front of the audience; music played live on traditional instruments; and lighting created almost exclusively by 100 on-stage candles, adding to the intimate and authentic atmosphere. This is delightfully funny, timeless Shakespeare at its absolute finest, and it is not to be missed!

Richard Duke of Gloucester (Mark Rylance) is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already dispatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stands in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs; the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him. Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, reveling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.

Richard III Special Information

Tickets for Twelfth Night are sold separately. For performance dates/times and to buy tickets, click here.

ARRIVE EARLY to experience the company participating in the Shakespearean pre-show rituals of dressing and preparing their makeup on stage in front of the audience, accompanied by music played live on traditional instruments.

Please be sure to arrive on time, as the show starts promptly at the time printed on your ticket.

Richard III Cast Members:

Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Kurt Egyiawan, Matt Harrington, Colin Hurley, Terry McGinity, Mark Rylance, Matthew Schechter, Hayden Signoretti, Jethro Skinner, Joseph Timms, Angus Wright, Dominic Brewer, Dylan Clark Marshall, Tony Ward

Richard III Creative Team

Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Tim Carroll
Designer: Jenny Tiramani
Original Music: Claire van Kampen
Producer: Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis, Roger Berlind
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

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Richard III Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 50 minutes, including one intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Appropriate 6 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
October 19, 2013 November 10, 2013

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm (When there is a late performance, open until curtain.)
Sunday: Closed (beginning May 4: Noon - 6pm (When there is a late performance, open until curtain.))

No Advance Sales 1/2 Hour Before a Performance.

Mail Order

Richard III
Telecharge Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.