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Cheap West End theatre tickets

Why pay full price? See the best of the West End for less with these day-seat offers and deals

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Unless the show is very hot or the run is short, you should be able to shop around and get discounted tickets to any West End show via third party sellers like our own Time Out theatre tickets service and TKTS

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Cheap seats aren't guaranteed to be great seats but the open secret of London theatre is that many big shows release excellent day tickets and day-seats on the day of performance, generally at a cheap rate, available in person from the box office only. See below for show-by-show info on day tickets and Time Out's best West End offers.

Ongoing West End theatre ticket offers

The Book of Mormon

Critics' choice

A daily lottery will offer the winners a chance to buy 20 best stalls seats at £20 each. Entries will be accepted in person at the box office only two and half hours before each performance, and drawn two hours before the performance.

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Prince of Wales Theatre , Piccadilly Circus Until Saturday April 30 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

There will be a daily ticket lottery to purchase a seat for that day’s performances – £30 in preview, £40 after (we’re not totally sure what the deal is on one play days). And every Friday at 1pm 20 tickets will go on sale on line for each of the following week’s performances at the same price.

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Palace Theatre , Soho Tuesday June 7 2016 - Saturday May 27 2017

Les Miserables

Critics' choice

A limited number of standing tickets can be bought for £12.50 on the day of performance from the box office.

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Queen's Theatre , Soho Until Saturday October 1 2016

Matilda the Musical

Critics' choice

Eight £5 tickets per performance are reserved for 16-25-year-olds. One per person is available on day of performance at box office, from 10am. Bring ID.

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Cambridge Theatre , Covent Garden Until Sunday May 29 2016
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By: Andrzej Lukowski


Tomas H
Tomas H

I hate the price of theatre tickets