Stranger Things: The First Shadow


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.

By Kate Trefry, original story by the Duffer Brothers, Jack Thorne & Kate Trefry

Based on the Netflix Series, 'Stranger Things', created by the Duffer Brothers.

Directed by Stephen Daldry

Important Information

Recommended 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s not permitted.

Please be advised that flashing lights will be used in this production.

The play is set within the world and mythology of Stranger Things. A good guide would be to check if you and your party are comfortable with the level of content within the TV show.

Access performances:

10th Feb - Sat mat - audio description -  VocalEyes  

17th Feb - Sat mat - captioned - Stagetext

24th Feb - Sat Mat -  BSL - Theatresign

Age Restrictions

Recommended 12+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5s not permitted.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 17th November 2023 until Sun 25th August 2024.

Show times for each day are below.














Phoenix Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38

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London Underground Icon Tube lines: Central, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road

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(3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.

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Facilities at Phoenix Theatre

Air conditioned


Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Phoenix Theatre Location

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
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Stranger Things: The First Shadow

Phoenix Theatre, London

Running until: Sun 25th August 2024

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (incl interval)