Cheap and last minute theatre tickets in London
Brilliant discount theatre tickets and how to get them
Terrified at the prices of theatre tickets in London? Worried that you can't get tickets to a sold out play or musical? Or just a fan of a good discount? The top prices in the West End can be daunting, but cheap tickets abound in London… if you know how to get them. Here are Time Out’s tips on where to find them, as well as the best ways to score last minute tickets to sold out shows.
How to get cheap London theatre tickets for...
London's biggest shows release excellent tickets on the day of performance
London's major theatres offer their own in house discounts
Off-West End theatres offer some of the most exciting theatre in London
Expect some very cheap tickets across London's vibrant fringe theatre scene
See Time Out's range of offers on tickets for the latest shows
Most popular theatre ticket offers
Where to buy cheap theatre tickets
• Discount websites like timeout.com/tickets and lastminute are a good start for finding substantial discounts to shows in the West End proper and a few larger theatres elsewhere.
• Also try the reliable non-profit Leicester Square ticket booth, aka tkts. Located since 1980 in Leicester Square's Clocktower Building, with a second outlet at Brent Cross, it's run by the Society of London Theatre and is several cuts above other, unofficial touts in the vicinity.
• Finally, remember that from the fringe to the West End, virtually every show will have reduced price previews prior to opening night. However, bear in mind that the production will technically still be a work-in-progress.