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The War of the Worlds

CONNEXIN LIVE, Myton Street, Hull, HU1 2PS

5 Apr 2022


This show is rescheduled from April 13th, 2021. Original tickets remain valid.

Jeff Wayne’s multi-award-winning masterpiece, touring the major arenas of the UK and abroad since 2006, has had to postpone its previously announced 2021 UK and European Tour until March 2022.

Based on HG Wells’ dark Victorian tale, it remains a firm favourite to millions around the world, exciting audiences of all ages.

The arena shows will be well worth the wait.

In 2006 TWOTW was already considered a cutting edge production with six trucks filled to the brim. But in 2022, marking a momentous 16 years of live touring, the production will be up to 12, and with it, a host of ingredients and special effects that will challenge and excite the senses.

A stellar cast will also be announced very soon.


• Jeff Wayne conducting the Black Smoke Band and symphonic ULLAdubULLA strings.

• Liam Neeson in 3D holography as George Herbert, The Journalist.

• The iconic 3-tonne, 35-foot tall Martian Fighting Machine firing real flame Heat Rays at the audience.

• Leaf drops over the audience.

• Mixed live in Surround Sound.

• The incineration of a Cast member in full view of the audience.


• Giant arched bridge running from the lip of the stage out over the audience to the front-of-house desk.

• Three panoramic screens with 2 hours of cutting edge CGI and other content.

• Lighting and pyrotechnics

• Ground-breaking levitation effect.

NEW FOR 2022:

• Otherworldly special effects.

• The deadly black dust

plus ‘The War of The Worlds’ author, HG Wells – appearing in sight and sound.

Venue Details

Myton Street,

01482 456224

Over 400,000 visitors have experienced events here at the venue since 2018 including Bob Dylan, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ne-Yo, Paloma Faith, JLS, Sarah Millican, Blondie, Noel Gallagher and many more. The venue is a state-of-the-art music and events complex with a capacity of up to 4,000 people for concerts and live events, plus an array of bars, lounges, premium seating and hospitality suits including the Connexin Lounge. The venue is purpose built to offer significant flexibility for any conference, exhibition, dinner or event. With 1320 square metres of floor space, making it one of the biggest in the region, the Arena’s flexibility means we can host events of all shapes and sizes – from huge award ceremonies to smaller breakout meetings, including the University of Hull’s graduation ceremonies. The building is owned by Hull City Council and is managed by ASM Global.


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