Show Description

Presented by Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles at The Japanese Garden on

the West Los Angeles VA Campus, Henry IV is a new version of

Shakespeare’s “Henry IV Parts One and Two” by 

Tony Award® winning director Daniel Sullivan.


With a rebellion brewing, King Henry calls for his trouble-making son Hal to

abandon his seedy bars and criminal hangouts and come home. But Hal has

ideas of his own, having taken up with the lovable liar and thief Sir John Falstaff

and his crew of highway robbers. Is Hal really ready for the royal

responsibilities his father desperately needs him to handle? A story about fathers and

sons, growing up and growing old, honor and rascals, Henry IV is an evening of

Shakespeare's greatest comedy and most touching drama.


ANNOUNCED CAST (listed alphabetically) 

Anthony Mark Barrow, Raffi Barsoumian, Josh Clark, Benji Coelho, 

James Michael Cowan, Harry Groener, Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater, Jeff Marlow,

Joe Morton, Chris Myers, Chris O'Reilly, Alexander Pimentel, Ray Porter,

Rondi Reed, Chris Rivera, Emily Swallow, Peter Van Norden, Geoffrey Wade, Time Winters 

Performance Details

Ticketing

Don’t miss this highly anticipated, limited run show. Tickets are going quickly. Get your

tickets to one of the 24 performances of Henry IV today!

Performance FAQs

From show duration to policies, please review our FAQ section for show night information.  

Getting there

The Japanese Garden is an outdoor venue nestled in the VA West LA Campus.

Please click the link below for map and directions.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Pre-order Only Dinners $25

Ruth's Chris Steak House is offering three menu choices for pre-ordered meals. $25 each , dinners are available only by pre-ordering.

Free Stand-by Tickets for Veterans & Active Duty Members

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles has given out more than 2,200 tickets to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members to see HENRY IV and we can give away more! To get 2 free tickets to the show, join the Military Stand-by Line at the gate to the Japanese Garden on the West LA Campus starting at 6:30pm on the day of the performance. Bring your guest, your military ID, and dress warmly. Seating together is not guaranteed.


VETERAN WALK-UPS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED TICKETS, BASED ON AVAILABILITY, WILL TURN AWAY IF THE HOUSE FILLS UP PER FIRE MARSHALL RULES.

Donor's Circle

Want the VIP experience?

Want the best seats in the house?

Don't see the great seats you really want? 

Join the Donor’s Circle with a tax-deductible contribution of $1,500 or more.  Click below to see all the benefits and to donate.

TICKETING

Don’t miss this highly anticipated, limited run show. Tickets will go fast. Get your

tickets to one of the 24 performances of Henry IV today! 

For ticketing, pricing and seating chart, please click the Buy Tickets button below.

Pre-order Dinner $25 each

Ruth's Chris Steak House Dinners

Ruth's Chris is offering the following three menu choices for pre-ordered meals. 

Meals are $25 each, not available for on-site purchase, pre-order only.


  • Prime Roast Beef sandwich on a garlic bread with side of mix green salad and house vinaigrette on the side & sweet potato with pecan crust, and a mini-cheesecake dessert. 
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich slow cooked chicken salad on toasted brioche bread with a side of mix green salad and house vinaigrette on the side & sweet potato with pecan crust, and a mini-cheesecake dessert.
  • Seared Ahi Tuna Salad fresh field greens, red onions, crunchy vegetables, slices of seared ahi-tuna, honey-Thai sauce , and a mini-cheesecake dessert

All pre-orders for dinner boxes must be submitted by 9A.M. the day of your show. 

Pre-ordered Ruth’s Chris dinner boxes will be available to pick-up at The Japanese Garden on the day of your show 

at 6:30 P.M. when gates open for pre-show picnicking


Details: Non-alcoholic beverages and other snacks may be purchased separately at our refreshments table or you may bring non-alcoholic beverages with you. 

No alcohol is allowed on the VA Campus or in The Japanese Garden

Please note no vegan or vegetarian options are available.

Performance FAQ's

  • FREE PARKING for all. Patrons with a Disabled placard will be guided towards the VIP Parking lot by an attendant.       
  • Arrive by 7:30 because the VA is large place and easy to lose your way. Please see directions below. The play will start promptly at 8PM                                                         
  • Show Duration:  3 hours plus intermission
  •  Theatre seats are padded 
  • NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING IS PERMITTED ON THE VA CAMPUS
  • No photography or video recording is permitted during the performance.
  • Security measures will be in effect.
  • The Japanese Garden is an outdoor venue, so please dress warmly and please bring a blanket.
  • The Japanese Garden has a set of permanent restrooms with plumbing and we will supplementing with additional mobile restrooms 
  • Gates open at 6:30 PM and ticket holders may picnic in the designated area before showtime.
  • Advisory: The picnic area terrain is similar to a park, please wear comfortable, casual footwear and take caution walking around in the picnic area.
  • AGES 12+ 


  • ADA Access   The Japanese Garden has seats with the features of accessibility including wheelchair seating and companion locations available for sale in the very first row. Please call the Shakespeare Center Box Office at (213) 481-2273 X 18 to speak with a representative to confirm current availability and assist with your purchase. The Shakespeare Center is committed to offering accessible seats to patrons in every pricing section.


TICKETING TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. 
  • NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED ON THE VA CAMPUS. 
  • THE USE OF CAMERAS, RECORDING DEVICES, CELL PHONES, BEEPERS, AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING THE PERFORMANCE IS PROHIBITED. 
  • LATECOMERS WILL BE SEATED AT THE DISCRETION OF MANAGEMENT. 
  • Tickets purchased from unauthorized sources may be counterfeit or otherwise invalid; such purchases are made on your own risk. Your ticket may not be copied or reproduced in any form. Your ticket constitutes a revocable license and management reserves the right to refuse admission or revoke tickets at any time, for any reason. Accessible seating is intended for patrons with mobility disabilities only.
  • LATE SEATING: For the comfort of all patrons, latecomers will be seated at suitable breaks in the performance and in conveniently reachable seat locations. 
  • Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. 

VETERAN WALK UPS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED TICKETS, BASED ON AVAILABILITY, WILL TURN AWAY IF THE HOUSE FILLS UP PER FIRE MARSHALL RULES. 

Donor's Circle

Your tax-deductible donation is essential to Shakespeare Center’s continued success. Play a vital role—and take a front-row seat to the art of making theater. 

Your donation provides you with exclusive benefits that will enhance your Henry IV experience, including …

Producer's Circle

 For your donation of $5,000 you will receive 

  • 2 Best seating tickets close to the stage for Henry IV
  • 2 additional Best seating tickets for Henry IV (total of 4 tickets) 
  • Invitation for 4 to a portion of a dress rehearsal of the show with a backstage tour and an off-site Happy Hour at a West Los Angeles restaurant 
  • Invitation to Simply Shakespeare
  • Invitation to all Shakespeare Center of LA play readings in 2018
  • 4 SCLA blankets
  • 1 VIP parking pass (a second VIP pass can be available on request)
  • 4 picnic box dinners
  • 4 complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at the intermission
  • Access to VIP picnic site
  • Recognition on the website and program as a supporter  (if purchased in advance of print deadlines May 14)

Sponsor's Circle

For your donation of $2,500 you will receive 

  • Invitation for 2 to a portion of a dress rehearsal of the show with a backstage tour and an off-site Happy Hour at a West Los Angeles restaurant 
  • 2 Best seating tickets close to the stage for Henry IV
  • Invitation to Simply Shakespeare
  • 2 SCLA blankets
  • 1 VIP parking pass
  • 2 picnic box dinners
  • 2 complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at the intermission
  • Access to VIP picnic site
  • Recognition on the website and program as a supporter  (if purchased in advance of print deadlines May 14)

Patron's Circle

For your donation of $1,500 you will receive 

  • Invitation to Simply Shakespeare
  • 2 Best seating tickets close to the stage for Henry IV
  • 2 SCLA blankets
  • 1 VIP parking pass
  • 2 picnic box dinners
  • 2 complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at the intermission
  • Access to VIP picnic site
  • Recognition on the website and program as a supporter  (if purchased in advance of print deadlines May 14)

Call the Shakespeare Center Box Office to make your donation (213) 481-2273, extension 1


Donations are non-refundable. 

DIRECTIONS, Hours, & Map

Contact Us

Henry IV at The Japanese Garden in VA Campus

229 Patton Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90049, United States

For phone orders please call 1 (866) 710-8942 --- For Accessibility and VIP Experience Seats Call 213.481.2273 x 18

Contact Center and Shakespeare Center Box Office Hours

Directions to the Japanese Gardens on the West LA VA Campus

The address for The Japanese Garden is:

229 Patton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049*

*Take care to load the entire address including zip code in your GPS as similar addresses will take you to San Pedro or Downtown. The Japanese Garden is on the westside near the intersection of Wilshire and Sepulveda.


The address for the VA Campus* is:

11301 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90073

*If you use this address, please follow HENRY IV/Shakespeare Center signs from the VA Hospital to The Japanese Garden.



From the 405 Southbound

• Exit 405 freeway at Wilshire Blvd. WEST (the first Wilshire ramp)

• At the bottom of the offramp don't merge onto Wilshire.  Instead, stay in that lane which directs you right onto the VA grounds

• At the bottom of the hill, turn right at the stop sign (Bonsall Rd.)

• Follow Bonsall Road North until it ends and turn right past the athletic field until you get to the signs for the Japanese Gardens.


From the 405 Northbound

• Exit 405 freeway at Wilshire Blvd. WEST (the second Wilshire ramp)

• Just after you pass under the 405 overpass, merge right onto the VA grounds

• At the bottom of the hill, turn right at the stop sign (Bonsall Rd.)

• Follow Bonsall Road North until it ends and turn right past the athletic field until you get to the signs for the Japanese Gardens.


You might be routed onto Constitution Avenue - this will also lead you to Bonsall Drive.


Look for signs to the Golf Course or the Japanese Gardens.


 


Parking is available in 3 locations.


1) VIP Parking (requires a VIP Parking pass) is right outside The Japanese Garden gate. 


2) Parking  is available in Lot 38 just south of The Japanese Garden beside the Brentwood baseball diamond. Guests may walk up the paved road or guests may be dropped off at The Japanese Garden gate before the car is parked and the driver will walk up the short paved road to the gate of The Japanese Garden. A shuttle bus is also provided.


3) Parking is also available just south of The Japanese Garden beside the Brentwood baseball diamond. Guests may walk up the paved road or guests may be dropped off at The Japanese Garden gate before the car is parked and the driver will walk up the short paved road to the gate of The Japanese Garden. A shuttle is also available.

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