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Jesus Christ Superstar

Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber

Gold image with a man in black vest top holding a microphone and throwing glitter.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, this ‘adrenaline-pumping’ (New York Times) production is back 

Following two sell-out seasons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical' (Guardian) returns to London for a limited season.

Originally written as a rock opera album, Jesus Christ Superstar made its explosive debut on the Broadway stage in 1971. The show transferred to the West End the following year where it ran for eight years and went on to become one of the most enduring musicals of its time.

Its rock musicians, contemporary design and thrilling choreography make this energetic and emotionally charged production unforgettable.

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Tagged with: Theatre & dance

Duration: 1 hour 55 mins Running times: Act 1: 50 minutes | Interval: 20 minutes | Act 2: 45 minutes 
Age Guidance: 10+ This sung-through musical (which contains loud music) centres on the final days of the life of Jesus. It contains some violence and an onstage depiction of the crucifixion.

Please note that Matt Cardle will not appear on Fri 12 Jul, Sat 13 Jul (evening), Tue 30 Jul or Wed 31 Jul.

All performances are at the Barbican Theatre.

Latecomers not admitted until interval. No re-admittance during performance

Media Partner:  Magic Radio 


‘Just see the show...a heavenly balance of everything that can make contemporary musicals so great‘
Broadway World
‘It looks incredible...It also sounds incredible‘
Time Out
‘A pertinent portrait of celebrity and fanatical fandom‘
Arts Desk
‘It isn't hard to see why the show was such a critical and audience success the first time around‘
‘A mass delirium of amplified agony and ecstasy‘
Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph
‘A hosanna-worthy production…the most millennial-friendly JCS ever‘
Chicago Tribune
‘The most thrilling revival yet‘
Simon Button, Attitude
‘an almighty revelation‘
The Daily Telegraph
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
‘Magnificent…vivid and compelling‘
Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
‘This cracking revival brings Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical to a new generation‘
Sarah Hemming, The Financial Times
‘Its score, careening from bombastic, grinding guitar freak-outs and lung-busting ballads to lilting melodies and rousing chorales, is thrilling‘
Sam Marlowe, The Times
‘Wit, lyricism and satirical bite abound in this dramatic revival‘
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail
‘The resurrection of the rock opera is cause for celebration‘
Maxie Szalwinska, The Sunday Times

Food and drink offers

When you book your tickets online you can add any of the following food/drink offers:

Burger slider and fries. Enjoy three mini burgers (meat and vegan option) with fries in Bonfire, our industrial-chic eatery on Level 1. In good weather bask in the afternoon sun on our roof terrace and treat yourself to an Aperol Spritz.
£10 each

Enjoy dinner in Osteria before your show.
Includes 2 courses from the pre-theatre menu of seasonal Italian classics and a complimentary glass of prosecco - offer available online only. Last orders 6.15 pm.
£26.50 each

Exclusive canapé reception in private stalls bar 30 minutes before the show and during the interval.
£40 each


Photo of the Jesus Christ Superstar cast having their picture taken by a photographer

Watch: Behind the Scenes at the Jesus Christ Superstar Shoot

Take a look behind the scenes at our photo shoot with the principal cast.

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