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DAY SEAT INFORMATION
for current West End productions.

DAY SEATS are normally available ONLY to personal callers at the box office on the day of performance, from the time the box office opens at 10am.*
They are normally limited to 1 or 2 per person.
The monkey always advises taking both cards and cash in case one is preferred over the other. Check with the box office before travelling if this policy is still in operation.
REMEMBER: SITUATIONS VARY ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS, AND ADVICE GIVEN HERE COULD EASILY CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
Also remember that quite often, box offices will try to assist others in line once "day seats" are sold out, and if there is no official policy anyway, box office staff will also do plenty to sell you a ticket.
Unsold "day seats" sometimes turn up online at the venue's official website, or can be bought by telephone from the official box office too.
For other advice on how to get sold out tickets, click here.

The list is based on information known AND MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO ALL PERFORMANCES.
Also included are productions due to begin performances soon, but which may not yet have opened.

For the National Theatre and other venues that present productions in repertoire, please see their individual listings pages / websites.
ALL details are given in good faith, but Theatremonkey.com cannot accept responsibility for any changes or error, nor subsequent losses incurred.
Also, do note that it can't advise in advance about "the right time to get into line," on any specific day, as it can vary so much, so please use other readers' comments below as your guide!
As a rule, the nearer a show gets to its final performance, the earlier you have to arrive for day seats...

*Remember: Box Office opening times may vary - one reader notes that Ambassador Theatre Group venues may not open until 12 noon on public holiday dates. Also, some box offices may not start selling day seats until 30 minutes or so after they open for business. Please be patient, as staff have a lot to do at the beginning of each day.

IN LINE NOW? TELL US WHAT'S HAPPENING!
JUST TWEET "#dayseat"


 
Reader of this page, in line for "day seats" (top, left to right), "Fatal Attraction" in March 2014, "Scottsboro Boys" in November 2014, "Forming a perfect queue of 1 at 'Memphis' in June 2015, "Miss Saigon" in December 2014, "Mephis" in November 2014, "Made In Dagenham" in November 2014, "Curious Incident" in June 2016, "Nell Gwynn" in March 2016, The poster assures us that the person behind is a) not in line and b) ONLY sleeping... no violence was involved in obtaining that particular place in the queue..., "Curious Incident" in April 2016, "Wicked" April 2016.
A nice "fan piece" about her experiences is also available here: thriftytheatrethinker.
And another, by a Spanish visitor: musicalsaregreat.wordpress.com

 

or feel free to email us on the usual address.

 

Theatre Name / Show Title Usual
Location
Likely Number of seats Price Notes / Reader Experiences
Add your experience - CONTACT US.
Adelphi
Kinky Boots
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £20 Maximum 2 per person, available from 10.30am (official box office time quoted by them to the monkey, one reader noted it was as early as 10.10am on the first day of previews, though). Usually stalls row A are the seats allocated. Around 29 in A (split between counter sales and TodayTix - see below, plus extra as they choose.

Online Lottery: TodayTix offers users the chance to secure on-day tickets to that night’s performance. A lottery will run each day from midnight, via the TodayTix app at http://www.kinkybootsthemusical.co.uk/tickets.asp. If lucky enough to secure a pair of tickets, users are notified via push notifications or email and can then collect them from the theatre that night.

Reader reports:
For earlier reports, click here.
2nd December 2015: 3rd in queue at 7.45am, 6 by 8am.
2nd December 2015: 2nd in queue at 7:15am. By 10:30am there were over 20 people, probably increased by the 2-show day!
4th December 2015. Arrived stupidly early 6.40am. 4 in queue at 10.30am. Got stalls A20 & A19.
19th December 2015. 10 people in front of me at 8.30am.
23rd December 2015. 7.30am, 3rd in line.
30th December 2015. 4 in the queue at 7:35am, 5 by 7.40am.
30th December 2015. 16th in line at 9.50am.
2nd January 2016. 7.30am, 6th in queue.
8th January 2016. 8.10am, third in queue.
9th January 2016. 7.17am and already 10 here.
9th January 2016. Showed up for day seats at 10.30am and got Row T stalls for the evening! 2 seats together with around 35 people in front of us too!
6th February 2016. 7.15am and 7th in queue. Getting on for 20 people at 8.40am.
Saturday 13th February 2016. 3rd and 4th at 7:45am. 3 more by 8am.
Thursday 25th February 2016. 7:50am, 1st two in line. 2 more people arrived 9:20am. We got 4 tickets right in the middle of the front row!
Thursday 10th March 2016. No one in line at 8:20am.
Friday 11th March 2016. 7:50am, and first one there. Next person arrived at 8:15am.
Friday 11th March 2016. 6 in at 8:40am.
Wednesday 16th March 2016. 3rd in line at 8.30am.
Saturday 26th March 2016. 6:10am, we're the first ones there, wohoo!
Saturday 9th April 2016. Second person at 7.30am.
Wednesday 20th April 2016: I arrived at 10.15am. Selling of day seats starts 10.30am. 6 people in the row. Got perfect seat first row 3 seats from the middle.
Friday 6th May 2016. 8:10am, no queue.
Wednesday 25th May 2016. 6.30am. Sure I woke up at like 5:20am, for this privilege buy. I'M THE FIRST PERSON IN THE DAY SEAT QUEUE! Hell yeah, front and centre! Over 20 in line at 10.30am.
Saturday 28th May 2016. Arrived at 8.10am, two people queuing in front of us.
Thursday 2nd June 2016. First in line at 7.30am. 10 at 9.15am.
Thursday 2nd June 2016. Arrived at 8.10am, one person in front of me.
Saturday 4th June 2016. Arrived at 9:10am and there were 12 in front. Got three on the front row for the matinee. Most before us were going for the evening.
Thursday 9th June 2016. Second in queue at 8:30am!
Saturday 11th June 2016.  6th in the queue at 7.45am. 9 people by 7.55am.
Saturday 11th June 2016. 8.30am. 12 in queue. 40 people in the queue by 10am.
Friday 17th June 2016. 4 in the day seat queue at 8:18am.
Saturday 18th June 2016. There were 3 people in the queue.
Saturday 18th June 2016. 8 in the queue at 8:15am.
Wednesday 22nd June 2016. 1 in a queue.
Saturday 02nd July 2016. 8.30am. Maybe about 10 people in front of me.
 Thursday 21st July 2016. Arrived 8:15am, 1 person in queue - we were numbers 2 and 3. Numbers 4 and 5 turned up around 9:10/9:15am.
Saturday 23rd July 2016. 4 in day seat queue at 6:20am, increased to 30 by box office opening.
Tuesday 26th July 2016. Queuing at 8.30am, no one else until 9am. Still only three people in the queue including me at 9.05am. 10.15am, still super quiet here, tickets go out at 10.30am and there are only 5 people here other than me!
Wednesday 27th July 2016. 8 people in the queue at 8:15am.
 

Aldwych
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Box office discretion Box office discretion £39.50 Reader reports:
Monday 18th July 2016. They started doing day seats a couple of weeks ago apparently. On a best available basis. I got second row for £39.50.
 
Ambassadors
Stomp
 
Stalls row B 11 £26 Reader report: Sunday 24th August 2014: I got once day seat ticket in the front row at exactly 12 pm.
Reader reports:
25th July 2015: Five of the day seats (mine included) were occupied at the matinee performance. I had no trouble buying one at 11am.
Wednesday 30th March 2016. Went to box office at 2.30pm. Ticket left in the front row as day seats. When I wasn't sure if I wanted it, he offered me a £70 pound ticket in front row of circle for the same price. Incredible view!!
 
Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue
The Go-Between
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 Reader reports:
Tuesday 31st May 2016. At 4pm, day seats were still available.
Saturday 4th June 2016. walked up to the box office at 12.30pm and was offered front row stalls A15 and 16 as day seats (for the matinee).
 
Apollo Victoria
Wicked
 
Stalls row A 24 £29.50 The most notorious day seat line in London. Battle the obsessive fans and you could get lucky. Read more here - including "day seat" reports going back to 2013. A reader feels that 8am is the latest you can arrive on most days.
Tuesday 27th September 2016: Please note that there will be no Day Seats released for this performance.
The most recent "day seat" reports are below:
30th July 2015: 8.15am. Just walked past the theatre, just 2 people queueing?? #woah #quiet #wicked.
22nd August 2015. 8.30am and there's 20 people in line.
24th October 2015. 6 of us at 7:10am. About 25 to 30 by 10am.
11th November 2015. 7.50am. Me and 1 other in queue.
13th November 2015. 4th in the queue at 9am. 4 more at 9:15am. Got A 20 to 23.
19th December 2015. 19 people at 9am. I got the penultimate pair of evening tickets (matinee sold out) and I arrived at 9.30am.
16th January 2016. 14th in line 8:25am today.
Tuesday 16th February 2016. Three people in queue at 7:50am.
Thursday 18th February 2016. 4th in line at 6.15am!!
Thursday 17th March 2016. I was the first at 07:15am. 07:50am still the only one in line.
Monday 21st March 2016. 4th in here at 8:40am.
Saturday 26th March 2016. 8 in queue at 8am.
Friday 8th April 2016. 8.30am and 9th in line. There are 16 in the line at 9am.
Wednesday 20th April 2016: Got the last day seats at 11am.
Friday 20th May 2016. arrived at 7am, and was the first. No one else came until 8am, and there were 30 when the box office opened.
Monday 20th June 2016. 9th in queue for at 7.50am, 13 in queue at 8am, 24 in queue by 8.45am!
Wednesday 6th July 2016. I'm the 10th in the queue and I arrived at 8am. 9:20am, around 25 people in the queue. Got A 16 and 17.
Wednesday 13th July 2016. 10th in the queue at 8.35am.
Thursday 21st July 2016. 3 in day seat queue at 6:20am, 1 more at 8:04am, and now 7 at 8:29am. Over 20 at 9.50am.
Tuesday 26th July 2016. Arrived 7:45am, but sold out 1 place before me :(. 2 latecomers joined their friend ahead of me.
 
Arts
American Idiot
Box office choice. Box office choice. £15 App TodayTix are offering £15 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released at 10am for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Maximum 2 per person.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.
Cambridge
Matilda
 
Upper Circle rows G to K 16 £5 For those aged 16 to 25 ONLY. Limited to 1 per person, and may be paid for in cash or by credit card and PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED. The booking must be done by the person who will be using the ticket. Other seats may be substituted.
A reader advises arriving 3 hours before the box office opens.
For earlier reports, click here.
20th October 2015. Got there at 8.20am, 2 more people arrived at 8.30am.
27th October 2015. only 11 at 9 am, first ever day seat ticket!!
31st October 2015. 1st in line at 7:25am, 8 in line at 7:56am. Over 20 by 10am.
25th November 2015. 8th in line at 8.45am.
29th November 2015. 12th in line at 9am. Not very busy.
December 2015 / February 2016. Have queued for Matilda twice at about 8am. Was 5th or 6th in line. Seats had obstructed view. The seats at the centre were good but the ones on the side are awful. You can hardly see what's going on.
Reader report: 17th January 2016. I turned up at the theatre at 8.30am and was fourth in line and was given seat G12 in the upper circle. There were 18 people in the queue when the box office opened at 10am.
Reader report: 24th January 2016. 7 in the queue at 8:20am, 15 at 8:30am and 18 and 8:45am.
Reader report: 17th February 2016. 6 in queue at 8.45am.
Thursday 25th February 2016. only 2 in line at 9.10am.
Saturday 27th February 2016. 10th and 11th the queue at 9am!
Sunday 20th March 2016. 3rd in line at 8.15am.
Wednesday 23rd March 2016. 10th in line at 9:05am.
Thursday 31st March 2016. Arrived at 8:20am (4th in line) - first one came at 7:15am). 16 of us when box office opened. :)
Saturday 14th May 2016.  Only one in the queue.
Thursday 26th May 2016. 8:40am at the Matilda line - I am number 14.
Friday 24th May 2016. 1st in queue at 8:20am.
Friday 8th July 2016. We got there at 8:50am, there were 3 people in front of us so we were 4th & 5th. By 10am there were 25 people in line. Got Rear Upper Circle seats J14 & 15.
 
Criterion
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
      None.
Dominion
The Bodyguard
Stalls row A 30 £25 Monday to Thursday / £27.50 Friday and Saturday Available from 10am to personal callers at the box office only.

Reader reports:
Saturday 23rd July 2016. 10.15am. Just got a day seat. Second in queue at 8.25am. Only 3 of us until 9.15am. only about 15 when box office opened

Donmar Warehouse
Faith Healer
Rear circle standing 20 £7.50 For all performances EXCEPT on Press Night. Occasionally if there is no demand, they may sell to telephone callers later in the day - but that is generally unlikely and visiting the theatre is far safer feels the monkey. Waiting varies from none to "camp overnight" depending on the production.
In advance, they have another scheme. See the show page for details.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
      No policy.

App TodayTix are offering £25 "Rush tickets" for all EVENING performances ONLY. Released at 10am for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.
 

Duchess
The Play That Goes Wrong
      No policy.
Duke Of York's
H
ow The Other Half Loves
Box office choice. Box office choice. £25 Maximum 2 per person.
Fortune
The Woman In Black
 
      No policy.
Garrick
Romeo and Juliet
 
Stalls row AA 12 £15
The front row of the stalls will be sold as "day seats" through a lottery at Today Tix.
http://qaweb.todaytix.com/announcements/kenneth-branagh-theatre-company/. It is possible to write to the company to be entered into this draw, too.
The box office only offers cancellations and returns, normally from 6.30pm onwards. Very few, if any, tickets are sold by this route.
 
Gielgud
The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £15 Sold from 10am. Limited to 2 per person.
During the previous run at the Apollo Theatre, a reader advises arriving 2 hours before the box office opens. Saturdays in particular, those not there by 8.30am or so could well be disappointed.
For earlier reader reports: click here.
Reader report: 21st September 2015. 9.20am, Second in line at 9.20am.
Reader report: 10th October 2015.  4 of us in queue at 8:10am.
Reader report: 14th November 2015. 1st in queue at 8.40am, 8 queuing at 9.40am.
Reader report: 28th November 2015. 7th in the queue at 9:20am. At 10am, 11 people waiting.
Reader report: at 13th January 2016. 9am, I was 5th in line. We got 4 day seats, two front row and two in a box with a partially obstructed view.
Reader report: 2nd February 2016. 3 people at 9am, 7 at 10am.
Thursday 7th April 2016. 9am and 4th in line.
Saturday 7th May 2016. Only 4 of us in the queue at 9:20am! We got front row centre stalls.
Saturday 14th May 2016. 3rd in line at 8.30am. People pushed in. Got E21 and 22 stalls.
Monday 16th May 2016. Got there at 9:30am, was 7th in line and got a Stalls F7.
Tuesday 31st May 2016. 1st in line at 8:37am. Next arrived 8:50am. 8 people by 10am. Got stalls D9 to 12.
Saturday 11th June 2016. Arrived 8:45am. 3 in queue. We were 4 and 5. 9:15am: 11. 9:40am 12 in queue. Got dress circle C12 to 15, perfect. Box office said they give out 15 day seats per show.
Friday 17th June 2016. 8:15am, first in line. One more person at 8:45am. yes! Got Stalls B12 and 13. wanted to buy 3 tickets, they said no. But luckily they let the person behind me (who only needed one), buy 2, including the one next to me...
Monday 4th July 2016. Arrived at 9:30am, and was 7th in the queue. Got seats B16 and B17, and by the time the box office opened there were 12 people in the queue.
Wednesday 6th July 2016. Got there at 9:50am, with 9 people in front of us. By 10am, there were 11 people in total. Everyone got seats, we got G5-8 of the Stalls.
 
Harold Pinter
Sunny Afternoon
      No policy at the moment.
Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Stalls row A 12 £15 Sold from 10am to personal callers at the box office. If any are left, then they will be sold by phone from 10.30am on 020 7930 8800. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will apply to phone transactions.

App TodayTix are offering extra £25 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released at 10am for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

Reader reports:
Thursday 14th July 2016. 2 day seat purchased at 10:45am. No line. A4 and 5.
 

Her Majesty's
The Phantom Of The Opera
 
Box Office discretion Box Office discretion £25 FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES ONLY. Sold from 10am.

At other times, the box office do like to do what they can to help, though.
Reader reports
15th January 2015: Given row C seat 18 in the stalls for £25! 11.55am.
5th February 2015: 8:55, first in queue, given stalls B8. There were 12 persons in the queue when box office opened.
 12th February 2015: I arrived at 9.30am. There was already a large group waiting about 10 people who were together. Got R23.
19th March 2015: arrived at 8:30am, first in queue. 8 people when box office opened. Got stalls B11.
30th April 2015: Arrived 8.45am, no one there. Went to get coffee got back around 9am and there was 1 person waiting. Got B7 (or 8?)
9th July 2015 (tube strike day). Got a day seat last minute for matinee today. I asked at box office at 2.15pm. They said Q1 in stalls for £25 but they didn't accept Visa Electron, so they said they would hold the ticket whilst I went to the cash machine. Five minutes later at 2.22pm, I was given an even better seat in stalls, K11. Very central and great view. Normally £67! Cashier said sometimes very good seats can be available at the last minute for £25.
Reader report: 27th August 2015. 9.48am. About 25 or 30 people in queue (including me). Got F3 and F4 grand (upper) circle!! D: Would have cancelled it but I've sorted planned my whole day around it with my friend. Still cheaper than £36 full price and I can't come to a Thursday matinee in term time so... what can you do. I thought there'd be a queue but had no idea it'd be so busy! I feel I've had a run deal compared with the other reports on your site... #summerholidays.
10th December 2015.  Arrived 7.15am - first in queue. Approx 10 people in queue at 10am. Got seat B9 in the stalls.
10th December 2015. Turned up at 1.40pm and got seat E15 for £25!!
31st March 2016. About 20 in queue around 9am, about 50 for 10am.
31st March 2016. arrived at 9:15am, 25th in the queue,  got row Q seats 8 and 9 of stalls!
14th April 2016. 9.15am. We stood for all of 45 minutes outside Her Majesty's Theatre, and got ourselves two tickets for the matinee, in the 4th row (stalls!) for a total of only £50!
19th May 2016: Arrived at 8am - first in line, arrived too early perhaps. 2 in line by 8.30am, 4 in line by 8.45am, Around 10 in line by 9.15am, Around 20 in line by 9.30am, 20+ by 9.45am.
9th June 2016. First in queue at 8am, around 30 people by 10am. Got stalls seats D1 and 2.
 
London Palladium
No current regular production.
       
Lyceum
The Lion King
FROM 19th JULY 2016
AND THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 A "lottery draw" is held before each performance. From 10am (11am on Sunday), personal callers at the venue box office can collect forms to enter their names, Two and a half hours before each performance, these forms can be placed in the ballot.
Entries will close 30 minutes later, and a draw will take place at that time. Winners can then buy up to two £25 tickets with cash or cards to that day's performance.
The draw may not be offered at all performances. Ticket location is at box office discretion.
Lyceum
The Lion King
POLICY OUTSIDE SUMMER MONTHS.
 
Upper Circle Standing 20 £20 Sold once the theatre is full. Thus available at most performances. Price may be £15 at some "off peak" performances, and other offers may be made, at box office discretion.
Reader reports:
8th October 2015. 2nd in line at 9.50am.
28th October 2015. Arrived around 9.05-9.10am. All four of us got seats.
13th November 2015: Arrived at 09.05am. There were just two people waiting. By the time the box office opened at 10am there were 16 people.
Friday 1st April 2016. 1st in queue at 8.15am, other people didn't arrive until 9am, only around 12 people now at 9.15am.
Saturday 2nd April 2016. 8:50am - 15th in line. Both of us got stall seats in row T for £25 each. At least 25 people in line by 10am.
Thursday 2nd June 2016. 10th in line at 8.35am, 30 plus by 10am. Got stalls A16 and 17 for £25 each.
 
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Thriller - Live
      No policy.
New London
Show Boat
Stalls row A 10 to 14 and 25 to 29 10 £25 Amazing seats - nothing in front, tonne of legroom, monkey "green" rating!
Reader reports:
Saturday 16th April 2016.  Got to it for 10am and 8th in the queue. Given stalls A12 and 13.
Thursday 21st April 2016. First in line at 8.50am. Second Person arrived at 9.10am, one more at 9.55am! That's all for today. Got stalls A14!
Thursday 5th May 2016. 9:33am, 3rd in line. The first person has been here since 7:30 am!
Saturday 7th May 2016. I joined the queue at 9:20 am and was number 7 in line. Got a day seat just off centre of stalls, but by the stage, so a superb view and good value for £25.
Wednesday 1st June 2016. Got day seats at 3pm today.
Saturday 18th June 2016. 9.40am, 2nd in the day seat queue.
Saturday 25th July 2016.  9:40am and 3rd in line.
 Tuesday 28th June 2016. Arrived at 9:10am, was first in line. Next two people came at 9:30am, and by 10am there were 6 people in line (including myself).
Saturday 2nd July 2016. 10am. 5th in line. Most wanted matinee so whoever wants evening probably still have a chance after 10.30am.
Wednesday 13th July 2016. just picked up A12 and 13 for tonight, arrived at box office 12.10pm!
Tuesday 26th July 2016. Got A25 and 26 at 12:10pm. Not all day seats sold for the performance that night.
 
Noel Coward
Impossible
Box office choice. Box office choice. £25 Maximum 2 per person.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 26th July 2016.  got G7 for the matinee - arrived at 12:30pm.
 

Novello
Mamma Mia
 
      No policy. Occasionally may do a deal on a VERY quiet performance, though. RARE - so don't count on it!
Reader report: Managed to get seats in row B in the dress circle for £20 (should have been £65) by asking at the box office on the day - this was about 2pm Tuesday 19th November 2013.
Old Vic
Groundhog Day
Upper Circle Box office choice. £30 and £21 There is a choice of seat prices, see left.
The box office opens at 10am. If you arrive earlier, go into their cafe, "Penny" and take a numbered voucher. When the box office opens, you will be called to the desk in voucher order. 2 tickets maximum can be purchased per voucher holder. Pay at the time, show ID, then return 30 minutes before the show with ID to collect tickets. Seats will usually be in the top price area, or may have restricted views, then "face value" upper circle and standing places.
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Jesus Christ Superstar
Grass Banks variable   Not on sale for this production.
Palace
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2
     

NO "DAY SEATS."
Instead, there will be a "Weekly Ticket Lottery:"
At 1pm each Friday, 40 tickets, located all over the theatre, for each performance in the following week will be released. Tickets will cost £40 (£20 per per play / £30 - £15 per play - during previews to 29th July 2016). To enter the lottery, you need to visit http://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ticket-information/ at 1pm every Friday. Customers will be placed in a queue, and selected at random to be allowed to buy tickets. If selected, you can buy a maximum of two tickets for parts one and two in a single transaction.
 

Phoenix
Guys and Dolls
Box office discretion Box office discretion £15 (£20 Friday and Saturday Evenings and "Peak Weeks"). From 10am.
Reader reports:
Sunday 20th March 2016. I got a £15 second row dress circle seat at 6pm. Bargain!
Sunday 22nd May 2016. I got 2 tickets today for £15 each, back row of the stalls. Turned up 30 minutes before the curtain went up.
Sunday 22nd May 2016. Arrived at 2pm, got F13 stalls (premium seat) for £15. Not a busy performance at all.
Sunday 29th May 2016. Took a leisurely stroll to the box office at 10am. Was the first and only one. Front row was offered as day seats (£15).
Sunday 5th June 2016. I arrived at the Theatre at 10am (no-one else was there) and got A6 front row for £15. Exceptionally good value. No one else was in sight as I left the box office but the front row was full at the performance.
Saturday 11th June 2016. 9.20am. First in queue. Still nobody else at 9.50am.
Sunday 19th June 2016. Matinee. Went to box office at 10.15am, only ones there. At the show, no more than 5 of us in the front row!
Thursday 23rd June 2016. 10am. 1 in the queue.
Tuesday 5th July 2016. Got last two day seats at 10:30am. L20 and 21.
Thursday 7th July 2016.  The 9 am queue is only me and my baguette.
Thursday 7th July 2016. 3 in the line at 9.30am. Day seats were at £20 each for the front row instead of £15 (must be because of Rebel).
Saturday 9th July 2016. I'm in the day seat queue. Got there at 8am.
Saturday 9th July 2016. Got here at 8:30am, second in line!
Sunday 10th July 2016. 9.10am, 1st in line.
Thursday 14th July 2016. Just picked up the last 2 Day Seats for tonight, A3 and 4, £20 each at 11.35am. It's press night tonight hence why it's so busy!
Thursday 21st July 2016. Day seat queue for double show day, and only 7 in here at 9:50am.
Sunday 24th July 2016. loved it! One at 8:30am, then 6 at 9:20am and 13 by 10am.
 
Piccadilly
Jersey Boys
 
Box Office discretion Minimum of 12 £25 Sold on the day of performance, from 10am when the box office opens. Tuesday to Thursday performances ONLY.
Reader report: 12th August 2014: Got a front row ticket valued at 67.50 at around 1pm.
Reader report: 4th November 2014. 9am: 1 person waiting.
 Reader report: 13th December 2014: First in the queue for Jersey Boys at 8.20am on a Saturday.
Reader report: 15th August 2015: 8.20am. First and Only Waiter till 10 am ... In August dayseats at sat. (35 pounds) (this was a limited offer in August 2015 only - editor).
Playhouse
1984
Stalls row BB 13 £10 From 10am.
Reader reports:
Saturday 18th June 2016. First in line at 9am. 6 by 10am, got row BB 7 and 8 :).
Wednesday 22nd June 2016. 4 in the queue at 9.30am. 6 people when Box Office opened at 10am.
Monday 4th July 2016. Two day tickets in hand for 1984. 4 people in line by 9.45am, 8 by 10am.
Tuesday 5th July 2016. 9.07am, first in queue. BB7 and 8 seats. By 10 am only 4 people in queue.
 
Prince Edward
Aladdin
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 A "lottery draw" is held before each performance. From 10am, personal callers at the venue box office can collect forms to enter their names, Two and a half hours before each performance, these forms can be placed in the ballot.
Entries will close 30 minutes later, and a draw will take place at that time. Winners can then buy up to two £25 tickets with cash or cards to that day's performance.
The draw may not be offered at all performances. If it is, around 20 or so tickets - often front stalls, plus others - are normally available.
 
Prince Of Wales
The Book Of Mormon
 
Stalls row A 21 £20  A 'lucky draw lottery' is held before each performance. At 5pm each evening / Noon for afternoon performances, personal callers at the venue box office can enter their names.
Entries will close at 5.30pm / 12.30pm and a draw will take place at that time. Winners must be present when results are announced and bring valid ID with them. A reader in 2016 says that they accepted card payment as well as cash, but still required name ID. This draw is subject to availability. Current odds: about 5 to 1, assuming 100 single people want 1 ticket each. Be prepared to "ditch" if you REALLY want to see the show...
Reader Report: 14th January 2014: Over 300 waiting for the lottery (crazy!), and only 1 returned ticket.
Reader Report: Saturday in April 2014. Tried my luck 3 times before actually winning it!! Saturday matinee seemed like a good time for this since there were obviously fewer people at the lottery. "
Reader report: 23rd August 2014: Crazy lottery today! When my boyfriend had already given up, they released 10 more tickets! We got two Stalls row L!
Reader report: 26th November 2014: I would estimate around 30-40 people had submitted an entry form. One nice touch from the guys handing out the forms was to look out for people only buying one ticket, pair them up with another 'lottery buddy' and get them both to change their requests to 2 tickets - this doubles your chances and gives you someone to chat to.
Reader report: 4th January 2015.  Have done Mormon lottery 5 times over the holidays and won twice, although I would say I was definitely more lucky than most. Number of people varied, maybe nearly on one of the days, always more than 50, although this was Christmas holidays so naturally a busier time.
Queen's
Les Misérables
 
      No policy, too busy at the moment. Upper Circle J1 and 2 for £20 are decent, or A2 and 28 allow you to see almost two thirds of the show at £10. Read more.
A reader also noted that once all other seats are sold, she got £12.50 standing room at 3pm for a Saturday 7.30pm show, but advises turning up far earlier for that.
Royal Court Theatre Downstairs
 
      No policy. On Mondays around half the theatre is sold on the day, at 9am online / 10am if any are left, at the box office in person or by telephone on 020 7565 5000 to the general public. Note that there are rarely any tickets left by 10am for sale through the box office or by phone, so please be aware of this if travelling a long distance.
At "Sold Out" performances, an "in person" waiting list for tickets opens 1 hour before the performance time. Names are added to the list in order of arrival - earliest arrivals (even if arriving more than 1 hour before) will be put first. Worth knowing at busy performances.
EXTRA OFFER
For the play "Unreachable," TodayTix are offering £15 "Rush tickets" every Friday and Saturday. Released at 10am for performances on that day, first-come, first-served.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.
 
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
 
Seat numbers not used in this venue. 20 £20 (£10 Mondays) 20 tickets, sold at the door. On Mondays the theatre is sold on the day, at 9am online. Anything left is sold at 10am to personal callers at the box office or by telephone. At "Sold Out" performances, an "in person" waiting list for tickets opens 1 hour before the performance time. Names are added to the list in order of arrival - earliest arrivals (even if arriving more than 1 hour before) will be put first. Worth knowing at busy performances.
Savoy
Funny Girl
Stalls row BB 15 £15 Maximum of 2 per person. Very limited number available. A reader noted in May 2016 that he arrived very early and was eating outside the theatre. The Savoy Hotel, who own the street there, told him to go away. So, if arriving early, look smart and don't eat / drink / mess around if you want to keep your place...
Saturday 9th April 2016. First there. No one joined till 9am.
Saturday 9th April 2016. Expected crazy queues, but only about 15 people in queue by the time the Box Office opened.
Wednesday 20th April 2016. There at 8.15am. About ten people at 9am waiting.
Monday 2nd May 2016. 7th in linel at 8am. Only wish I'd known the box office opened at 12pm on Public Holidays... but would've missed out if I had!
Tuesday 3rd May 2016. Arrived 9am and was 8th in line! Two tickets on the front row for tonight - so excited!!
Friday 6th May 2016. 8:10am, and only 2 in front of me. Around 15 when the box office opened.
Saturday 7th May 2016. 7th in line at 7:45am. 18 in line at 9am.
 Saturday 7th May 2016. I passed the Savoy Theatre at 9:15am, with 15 people in line.
Tuesday 10th May 2016. Got there at 9.30am today, I was around 15th in line and didn't get tickets.
Saturday 14th May 2016. Got here at 9 o'clock (am) and I was the 5th in line.
Saturday 21st May 2016. Got to the theatre at 9 am, and was 15th in the queue. There were 25 in the queue by 10am, and as everyone could buy two seats, that may have been too late for the latecomers.
When box office opened at 10 am, I got the matinee seat I wanted, in the front row of stalls.
Monday 23rd May 2016. I didn’t queue for day seats today, so can’t comment on the numbers there, but I did go on the ATG website at around 11.30am, and discovered that there were 4 front row (BB) stalls tickets available, as they obviously hadn’t sold all the day seats. These were priced at £25 each, instead of the advertised £15, so slugabeds can still see the show affordably without having to get up and queue at the crack of dawn... providing there are still unsold seats.
Monday 23rd May 2016. I was first in line at 8.50am, two more followed at 9am, then nobody until 10am, when 5 more joined. Everybody got tickets.
Wednesday 25th May 2016. 8am, 4th in line. Got tickets for the evening show.
Thursday 26th May 2016. First in the queue at 8.35am. 5 by 9.30am, 9 by 10am.
Thursday 26th May 2016. A very solitary first at 7:30am. Apparently the Savoy Hotel is rather posh and they frown upon German tourists having a healthy breakfast in front of the box office, so they (very politely) sent me away. Came back at 9am, two guys in front of me. At 10 o’clock we were 9. Got front row BB7 for £15."
Thursday 26th May 2016. Was 8th in the queue at 9:50am, got last 3 row BB seats.
Tuesday 14th June 2016. Got to the Savoy at 9 am, was second in the queue, 5 by 10 am. Gent before me was there since 7:45am!
Saturday 18th June 2016. 6 people in day seat queue at 7:15am.
Saturday 18th June 2016. 7th in queue at 8am. 20 by 10am.
Wednesday 22nd June 2016. 2 in the queue.
Thursday 23rd June 2016. 9:30am, 4th in line. Got 2 seats.
Friday 24th June 2016. Got there at 10.30am, no one there. Got 2 tickets front row middle for £15 each.
Wednesday 5th July 2016. about 10 in queue for day seats by 9.20am.
Friday 8th July 2016. First in the queue at 08.10am. Early bird catches the worm...
Friday 8th July 2016. 10.30am, a great seat in the middle of row M.
Saturday 16th July 2016. 5.30am. 3 of us in queue already.
Wednesday 20th July 2016. 12.10pm. Just got front row day seats for Funny Girl tonight. Apparently people had queued since 7:30am this morning.
 
Shaftesbury
Motown The Musical
      No Day Seats.
St James
Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens
      No policy announced.
St Martin's
The Mousetrap
 
Stalls row A 16  £27.50 (£28.50 Saturday) From 10.30am. Limited to 2 per person maximum. Credit or Debit cards only (not Solo or Electron).

Those aged 16 to 18 without cards may provide proof of age and other Photo I.D. instead. Everybody else is required to use a card, to prevent unauthorised ticket re-selling.
Reader reports:
23rd September 2015. Got the last day seat at 6.20pm. Apparently it's a quiet day.
30th January 2016.  10:30am and the first ones to get day seats for the 7:30pm show. We got A9 and 10.

Trafalgar Studio 1
The Spoils
      No policy.

App TodayTix are offering £29 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released at 10am for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.
 

Trafalgar Studio 2
Rotterdam
      No policy.
Vaudeville
Hobson's Choice
Stalls row AY 10 £20 Sold from 10am each day.
Reader reports:
Thursday 30th June 2016. Got last 2 day seats at 11.30am for the matinee.
 
Victoria Palace
No current production.
      Theatre closed for refurbishment.
Wyndhams
The Truth
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 Maximum 2 per person.
Reader reports:
Monday 27th June 2016. First in line 10:06am. Two people in line when box office opened 10:32am. Don't do day seats on press night, but sold me two nice dress circle seats for same price, 25 pounds..
 

EXTRA EVENTS

Almeida Theatre
Richard III
     
A reader notes that "the theatre tells me that day seats will be available to buy at the Box Office in person, sold from 11am. They tell him that the seats are "usually" situated towards the side and back of the circle and will be at prices ranging from £10 to £34. On the Almeida site I think they say any day seats not sold in person will be released on to the website though I'm guessing with this production that's pretty unlikely."

App TodayTix are offering £20 "lottery tickets" for all performances. Enter using the app from midnight each day, for the performance on that day. Winners are notified 2 to 4 hours before the show, and are allowed to buy up to 2 tickets.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 19th July 2016. We were lucky to get two £30 tickets. (2nd price category) All the seats are on the side of the Circle of the 2nd Level.
We got there around 07:15am and were 3rd and 4th in line. There were 7 people around 09:15am and 9 around 09:45am. The ladies at the box office started giving away the tickets at 11 o'clock sharp.
They told us there are at least 15 day seats each performance.
Friday 29th July 2016. First in line at 8.15am. 4 people in the queue at 9.30am.
 

 

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