Catching a show in West End London can certainly put a big dent into any holiday budget. Fortunately if you know where to look or what days to go, you should be able to shop around and find some discounted tickets for any West End Show. Cheaper seats are not always guaranteed to be the best seats in the house, but you will still be able to enjoy the experience and the performance. Searching through online third party vendors can be exhausting, but you can find some amazing deals if you are patient and persistent. If searching the internet is not appealing to you, there is also a reliable non-profit Leicester Square ticket booth (TKTS). Since the 1980s, it is run by the Society of London theatre and offers discount tickets using for day of showings.
Another option is to know the special tickets pricing of some of the biggest shows in the West End. Below are offers to some of the best shows on the stage today.
39 Steps: Adapted from the novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 Hitchcock film. The cast is performed by only four characters. The play is a serious spy story played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions and puns.
One hour before each performance best tickets still available can be purchased by students and jobseekers for £15.
Billy Elliot the Musical: Based on the 2000 film and with songs written by Elton John, the plot revolves around motherless Billy, who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. The story of his personal struggles is balanced against a counter-story of family and community strife caused by the UK miners’ strike.
There are a limited number of £19.50 and £27.50 daytickets available in person at the Victoria Palace Theatre box office every morning.
The Book of Mormon: A religious satire musical from the creators of South Park, The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population.
A daily lottery will offer the winners a chance to buy 20 best stalls seats at £20 each. Entries will be accepted two and half hours before each performance, and drawn two hours before the performance.
Cats: A musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, is coming back to London for its revival in October 2015.
A limited number of day seats will be available from the box office from 10am on the day of the performance, priced at £25 each and will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Day seats are limited to 2 per person and can only be purchased in person using a credit or debit card.
Jersey Boys: This musical is presented in a documentary-style that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group, The Four Seasons.
Front row tickets are £22.50 for every performance (restricted view)
Les Miserables: A musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail.
A limited number of standing tickets can be bought for £12.50 on the day of performance from the box office.
The Phantom of the Opera: A musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. Its central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano singer who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.
A limited number of day seats will be available at £25 each from 10am on the day of the performance for Thursday matinees, only in person at the box office
War Horse: The musical is based on the book by children’s writer Michael Morpurgo.
A limited number of £15 day seats can be bought from the box office from 10am on the day of performance.Under-18s get £10 off top price tickets for Mon-Thurs performances.
Wicked: The musical is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, tells an alternative story of the witches we all know from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic novel.
A limited number of front row stalls day seats are available at the box office every morning from 10.30am, priced £29.50 each.
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