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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.
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 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 and Delfont Mackintosh 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.

JUST TWEET "#dayseat"


Reader of this page, in line for "day seats."
A nice "fan piece" about her experiences is also available here: thriftytheatrethinker.
And another, by a Spanish visitor:


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Box office choice. Box office choice. £25
MONDAY TO FRIDAY performances ONLY. Limited to 2 per person.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 12th February 2019. 2nd in line at 8:10am... First person got here 6.30am. 3rd and 4th showed up 5 minutes later. Got stalls P 6 and 7.
Monday 18th February 2019. 8:04am and I am the 3rd one in line. Two more just arrived. It’s 5 of us in line now. At 08:54am it’s 14 of us already in the queue. We are more than 20 now at 9.10am. Still one hour left to go. 30+ when box office opened. Got T21 and T22 in the stalls.
Tuesday 19th February 2019. First London karaoke night. I was first in line at 7:40am, 20+ when B.O opened at 10:20am. they had 20 day seats available and I got G31+32 in dress circle!
Wednesday 20th February 2019. I arrived at about 8.30am and was 14th in the queue. By the time the box office opened the queue was 30+. Got K5 & 6 in the stalls for the evening performance.
Wednesday 20th February 2019. Arrived at 9am with around 17 people in front of us. Got tickets in the Dress Circle row J 11 and 12 for the evening. Great view and amazing performance! Definitely worth £25.
Monday 25th February 2019. Arrived just after 8am, it's now 8:32am and so far it's just me and a couple in front of me.
Monday 25th February 2019. 9.50am. Just walked by the Adelphi - 10 People in line for day seats.
Wednesday 27th February 2019. 9 people in the queue at 10am.
Monday 4th March 2019. I was there second at 7:45am with 5 of us by 8:30am. About 15 people at the end. I got 2 seats in J dress.
Tuesday 12th March 2019. Was the first one there at 7:50am, next person got there at 8:30am, and there were 8 people by 10am. Got T19+20 stalls. :)
Tuesday 12th March 2019. Got there at 8.50am with only 2 people in front of me, next person arrived about 10mins later, only 8 by the box office opened at 10am. The seats on offer weren't great to be honest, I got offered Restricted View (RV) B1 and B2 in the Boxes, or the very last row of the Stalls, or the RV seats in row A of the Dress Circle. I went for the seats in the boxes and the view was better than I thought it would be, was just expecting better than RV seats.
Tuesday 19th March 2019. First in line at 7am. Next person turned up not long after. I got C11 in the circle.
Tuesday 19th March 2019. Had a friend queue up for us this morning. 2nd at 7:18am, 7 at 9:30am, 10 at 10am. Got Dress Circle C12 and C13 for £25 each.
Wednesday 20th March 2019. Arrived at 8.45am; 8 people in line. Next person turned up at 9.10am. 10am; total 18 people in line. Got Seat Stalls A24 for the matinee.
Friday 22nd March 2019. First Friday of 'Waitress' day seats - I was number 3 in the line at 9.23am. 4 people at 9.30am, 6 at 9.45am. Was offered front row stalls or dress row C I went for the premiums! They wouldn't offer stalls premium (I asked).
Monday 1st April 2019. Second in line at 7:10a,. The next two arrived at 7:40am, then someone at 8:20am and another at 9:30am . . .Was given Dress Circle C8 and 9.
Tuesday 2nd April 2019. 3rd in the queue at 9:25am. The next person arrived at 9:35am. 7 of us in the queue when box office opened at 10am. Was offered front row or row L in the stalls for the evening performance.
Wednesday 10th April 2019. got to the Adelphi at about 9:30am and there’s about 28 in front.
Thursday 11th April 2019. First 2 in the queue at 7:50am. Got front row A12, A13 & A14.
Friday 12th April 2019. 8am, 3rd in line. 3rd row seating.
Wednesday 24th April 2019. 20 people in the queue at 9.50am.
Tuesday 30th April 2019. I arrived at 8:30am, 1st in the queue. By box office opening at 10am there were 4 people in the queue. Was offered either front row seats or row C - I chose row C, got two tickets C25 and C26. Very happy!
Monday 6th May 2019. Arrived just before 8am, 11 people in front of us. We got stalls D4 and 5 and E4 and 5.
Wednesday 15th May 2019. arrived at 9.25am, and there's 4 here already.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019. 7:45am and first in line!
Monday 3rd June 2019. 1st at 7.30am, 3 by 8.15am, 4 by 8.45am, 5 by 9.05am, 6 by 9.20am, 7 by 9.45am, 9 by 10am. Offered last single front row ticket:)
Wednesday 12th June 2019. 16 people in line at 9am. Usually go past around this time on my tour bus and never usually this many.
Wednesday 12th June 2019. 11 people at 9am this morning. 24 at 10am, 2 left when box office opened.
Got a seat in front row.
Monday 17th June 2019. Arrived at 9am, just 1 girl waiting already. Third come at 9.57am. At 10am, 4. Got Seat in Row B.
Tuesday 18th June 2019. I arrived at 9.55am and I was the only one there. Got AA22 for £25.
Wednesday 19th June 2019. 9am, only one here. 9.50am 5 more turned up. Got an evening ticket.
Thursday 20th June 2019. 7:40am - I'm the first one here. 8:20am - 2 more joined. 9:30am - 1 more joined. 9:57am - 2 more joined. Bought 2 tickets : D22, D23, each for £25!
Wednesday 26th June 2019. Arrived today at 9:00am. Four people in line before me. By 10am 16 people in queue. Got row C three end seats (There were two of us in line).
Tuesday 23rd July 2019. Quiet day, was first in line at 9am, second person got in line at 9:52am. I got stalls B28 and B29.
Friday 26th July 2019. Arrived 9am, first in queue.
Second arrived at about 9:15am, 2 more at about 9:30am, and 2 more at about 9:40am. Received 1 seat at C8 stalls for the evening show (second person received a seat somewhere in row P stalls).
Friday 2nd August 2019. first in queue at 8.55am. 5 in queue by 10am. Got middle of front row.
Wednesday 7th August 2019. 9:30am and 14 in the queue (including 3 kids).
Thursday 8th August 2019. Arrived at 8.45am, one person in line. 9am two more joined the line.
Friday 30th August 2019: 1st at 7.40am, next came at 7.45am.
Wednesday 2nd October 2019. Arrived at 8.25am and was the 4th in line, next one came 8.50am.
Around 10 we were 10 people. Got stalls D27, great seat!
Friday 18th October 2019. Arrived at 9:45am first in line got Stalls E32 (side view) for £25.
Wednesday 30th October 2019. I went up to the box office around 6pm for a 7:30pm performance that night to see if any tickets were available. Got 2 Upper Circle seats for £27 pounds each with a "limited view" that was not really limited at all.
Tuesday 19th November 2019. Got there at 8am. No one else till 9:30am then one other joined. Then 9:50am 3 others joined. I got stalls C6 and C7.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Box office:
Grand circle
Box office choice.
Box office: 4
Box office choice.
Box office: £10

In November 2019 a reader notes that the box office sell 4 tickets behind the lighting technician in the Upper (Grand) Circle on restricted view chairs.

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A reader says of Todaytix, in June 2019: " I bought via Today Tix for £25 a ticket in the grand circle, Row E, seat 7. The view was good but there was no legroom at all."

Reader reports:
Saturday 16th November 2019. Arrived at 9.25am. Third in the queue. 8 of us there by 10am.
They keep back two pairs in the Grand Circle. £10 each. Sitting on chairs behind the lighting technician. Slightly restricted view, but mostly fine if you lean forward onto the rail.


Ghost Stories
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Box office: £25

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Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
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Stalls row B
Box office discretion

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Reader reports:
Thursday 9th November 2017. Got seats G1 and 2 stalls for £25 at around 10:45am (3rd preview).
Tuesday 21st November 2017. first in line at 9:35am :) Got dress circle row F, as they said it was a busy day.
Thursday 30th November 2017. Got there at 10.25am, E5 in the stalls.
Saturday 2nd December 2017. 08.50am - first one here!
Monday 4th December 2017. 1st in line at 9:45am. Got front of stalls.
Tuesday 5th December 2017. 2 in line at 9.40am.
Friday 5th January 2018. 10:20am, and they did front rows on the end, B5 and B6, £20 each.
Thursday 11th January 2018. Arrived 8:50am first one there. 4 by the time doors open. Front row stalls.
Saturday 13th January 2018. we arrived at 9.30am to be 3rd in queue.
Saturday 20th January 2018. Got here at 8.55am, 2nd and 3rd in line. Around  15 people when the doors opened. We got Stalls B17 and 18 for the matinee.
Saturday 20th January 2018. Me 7:30am = Got Front Row Stalls Ends - B5+B6. 2-3- 8:55am (They Got Other End of Front Row). 4-5 - 9:00am, 6-7 - 9:15am. 8 - 9:20am, 15 - 9:45am, around 20 - 10am.
Thursday 25th January 2018. 10am, only me in the queue! I was offered centre of front row ( row b ) for £20 each, or any other available seats for £25 each. as I had heard there was a high stage for this show, I opted for the second choice and was given D 11 and 12.
Saturday 27th January 2018. Walked up Shaftesbury Avenue at 9.30am this morning. 4 in line.
Tuesday 30th January 2018. Arrived to theatre around 10.05am - 4 people in front of me at the box office. Overheard that day seats were gone but was offered seats in stalls - R14/15 for £25pp!
Thursday 8th February 2018. Arrived at 10.10am.
Offered last Day Seat in Dress Circle Row F for £25.
Saturday 10th February 2018. Arrived at 9am with 3 people waiting (First from 8.25am). 9.20am, six waiting for the Matinee, first couple arrived waiting for evening at 9.30am. 13 in line by then, and 18 at 10am. The guy start selling at 10.05am but just 3 Seats for Matinee - side of first row - for £20. Then he changed sell to people waiting for the evening and sold 4 seats Left and right in Row B for £20.
After that, day seats were gone and he offered reduced £25 seats to the waiting line.
So I got Row B in Dress Circle for £25.
There were a lot less than 14 day seats today.

Saturday 17th February 2018. 1st in line at 8.15am, next people came around 8.45am. We got E28 and 29 in the dress circle for £25.
Thursday 22nd February 2018. Got there 8:55am second in queue, bloke in front had been there about 10 minutes. 4 in queue by opening, although they only seemed to have 4 £20 days seats and then offered stalls seats for £25.
Friday 16th March 2018. 1 person at 9.40am. Still only person at 10am, got centre front row seats.
Saturday 24th March 2018. 3rd in line at 8.55am. Got B17, B18, one seat in dress circle box B and grand circle D7 for this evening. Apparently it’s a busy one tonight!
Thursday 12th April 2018. 9:10am, noticed one in line.
Tuesday 2nd May 2018. Third in line at 9:39am on Wednesday matinee day. Offered front row for £20 but took row G seats in the middle for £25 each. One more person joined the queue as the doors opened at 10am.
Tuesday 2nd May 2018. Second at 8:55am in light drizzle, 3rd at 9:30am – no one else till the box office opened. I was offered a choice between seats up front for £20 or £25 for Stalls F7. Luckily I chose F7 as the stage is very high and would have been quite a bit above eye level in front row. The view from F7 is near perfect.
Friday 15th June 2018. got there at 9.15am. Two more turned up at 9.45am. they were selling the 2 edge seats each side of front row as day tickets - and said that other stalls for £25 can only be sold once the front row day tickets have gone.
Tuesday 19th June 2018. I arrived at the theatre around 10.30am and they had one seat left - they said they only sell 4 day seats to callers each morning, nothing else. But when I failed in the @TodayTixUK lottery, I was offered 65 quid seats for 29.50 including booking fee.
Tuesday 10th July 2018. Popped in at 9.50am, no one else there. One other person when it opened ten minutes later. Was offered front row at £20 or end of row F for £25 - took row F for the full view!
Friday 24th August 2018. I arrived at about 8:10am, second one there. there were 6 of us by the time it opened (but 2 not buying for today). Got £25 dress circle seats instead of the £20 front row as I think it would have been a bit too restricted view for my height.
Tuesday 28th August 2018. I am the first person here at 8.36am. The next people arrived at 9.15am and a further couple at 9.40am. A further couple arrived shortly after 10am as I was leaving the box office. I was offered B5  and B6 day seats ( end of front row) for £20 each or seats in upper circle. Couple behind me purchased day seats for the end seats at the opposite end if the front row.
Saturday 15th September 2018. Arrived 8.15am. 5th in the queue. First two people buying for evening show. Offered 2 of the 4 day seats available but asked for £25 seats. Got row R2 & 3. Great seats.
Saturday 15th September 2018. 7:25am - 1st in line. 7:40am - second, 8:15am - 3rd came, 8:20am - 4, 8:45am - 5-6, 9:30am - 7-10 people, 10am - 15 people. I got B16 and 17 for £20 each.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018. 11am. Got day seats for matinee. Row B dress circle at the side, £20.
Monday 29th October 2018. We arrived at about 9am and were the only two people there until 9.30, when one more person arrived. A further two people arrived just as the box office opened at 10am. We wanted 3 seats, and were offered split seats at either end of the front row (the only front row seats were two at each end, I believe the rest are reserved for the lottery). We requested to sit further back due to other reports of the stage being quite high and managed to get K20-22 for £25 each. Normally £65 so we are pretty chuffed with that!
Saturday 3rd November 2018. 8am, 2 people. 7 people at 8:40am.
Monday 26th November 2018. Arrived at 10:05am and walked straight in. I was hanging around before and there were around 5 people queuing. All front row had gone but got seats F1-2 in stalls for £25, which I wanted instead of front row. Lady in box office very nice about it.
Friday 4th January 2019. 8.47am. Snuck over to check out Jamie, only 2-3 people there.
Saturday 5th January 2019. Arrived at 9.04am and there are 4 people already here waiting.
Tuesday 22nd January 2019. 3rd in line at 8:20am, only two more joined before it opened.
Saturday 26th January 2019. Went to the theatre at 11pm. 5 people in line at 2am.
Wednesday 30th January 2019. I arrived at 10am exactly and was 9th in line. Got front row B17!
Monday 11th March 2019. I walked past and there were 6 people queuing at 10am.
Wednesday 20th March 2019. Just got a day seat for Jamie. Was the only one there when box office opened. Got D6 for the matinee.
Wednesday 27th March 2019. Arrived 9.22am and only one guy before me who was here since 7am. No one else turned up after. Got Stalls B18. Also contrary to previous reports, was informed by box office that they do not sell £25 tickets for premium seats anymore as they’re getting fairly busy.
Saturday 6th April 2019. 6 people at 8:30am.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019. 2nd and 3rd at 9.37am this morning. First person got here at 6.30am. 4th Person joined at 9.42am.
Tuesday 4th June 2019. Arrived at 9:30am and was first in line. Two guys arrived at 9:55am.
Tuesday 18th June 2019. Arrived at 8:30am, one other who had got here a few minutes before. Two more at 8.55am. 2 more at 9:30am, another 2 at 9:45am. Was offered end of front row for day seat. But they are very restricted view. Asked if anything further back and got dress circle tickets normally £65 for £35.
Saturday 27th July 2019. Good amount of rain today. 3 people in queue already when I arrived at 9am. 2 more at 9:20am and finally 2 more at 9:45am. Received a matinee ticket for G22 (back centre of the dress circle) for 29.50£. Was initially offered a row B (front row) ticket but since it is a high stage, I asked for something further back.
Saturday 10th August 2019. Third person in the Jamie queue at 7:50am.
Wednesday 16th October 2019. I arrived at 8.30am and was the first one there. A few people arrived just before 10am. Got B5 in the Stalls.

Apollo Victoria
Box Office: Stalls row A


Todaytix: Box Office discretion

Box Office: 24


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Reader reports:

The most recent "day seat" reports are below:
Friday 2nd June 2017. I arrived at 6am, first one there.
At about 7:15am, an Apollo Victoria Theatre employee told me that the box office is on the other side. I got there to find one guy there, who had been since 6.15am. The next people arrived about 8:00am and 8:30am there were 10 people and 9:30am - 18 folks.
I got A22 and A23 - the guy in front had A24 and A25.
Thursday 8th June 2017. Was first at 6:50am! Nobody else arrived till 8am; 4 in the queue at 8:05am. About 17 in line at 10am.
Saturday 10th June 2017. arrived at 7:15am, 8th in line and got A22 and 23 for the matinee.
Saturday 10th June 2017. Arrived at 9:30am, and box office opened at 10am. We were 28/29 in the queue. 10.25 am, we got two front row seats A17/18 for £29.50 each for Matinee.
Friday 14th July 2017. First in line at 7.10am. One tip I picked up from a friend was to grab a free newspaper on the way out of Victoria - a slight buffer against the cold concrete. Second and third people arrived together at 7:40am, and there's about 16 at 9.05am. About 26 in line at 9.50am. 30 by 10am.
Saturday 15th July 2017. 5th in queue at 6:20am. Too many to count by 9am.
Thursday 10th August 2017. Arrived 9am and was 13th in line. Got seats A32 and 33.
Thursday 17th August 2017. Morning! Just passed by, and it looked like about 12 waiting at 8:25am!
Saturday 26th August 2017. 8:55am and 16 in the queue.
Tuesday 5th September 2017. 4th in line at 8:30am, 7 people here now at 9:15am.
Saturday 4th November 2017. 2nd in the queue at 7.10am. About 25 people here at 9.45am.
Wednesday 8th November 2017. Despite turning up at 9:40am there were only 8 or 9 people in front... gotta love a midweek not school holidays queue.
Saturday 25th November 2017.  8am and we're 5th in line. Got front row.
Saturday 9th December 2017. Arrived 8.30am, were about 18th in line, we got the second last set of 2 front row tickets (one was restricted view) on the side of the front row.
Friday 5th January 2018. I was the first to arrive at 07:45am. Two people arrived together at 07:47am. Two more people arrived together at 07:59am. It’s now 08:55am and there are a total of 16 people in the queue. 25 by the time I left.
Saturday 6th January 2018. I arrived around 7:30am and there was a group of 3 friends waiting already (since 6:30am, they told me), but I was right behind them (so 4th in line). After me, people kept coming slowly but constantly and by the time I left there were too many to count.
Saturday 13th January 2018. 1 other person at 7:45am, then 4 more arrived by 7:50am!
Saturday 20th January 2018.I joined the queue at around 8am, and I had 13 people in front of me.
Monday 22nd January 2018. 19 at 10am.
Wednesday 7th February 2018. (two show day)
Arrived 7:38am, 8 people already standing in line. 18 people at 10am. Got A26 A27 front row centre for matinee, £29.50 each and paid with card, but the card machine was broken.
Thursday 15th February 2018.  Pretty quiet. I’d say no more than 15 by the time the box office opened.
Wednesday 21st February 2018. 8:25am, just 8th.
Saturday 3rd March 2018. Arrived 9:50am, approx 18 already in line, got A26/27 for matinee.
Monday 5th March 2018. Got A29 and A30 after turning up at 10:10am this morning.
Thursday 8th March 2018. Arrived at 11:30am and got day seats row A 16 and 17.
Monday 9th April 2018. 7.50am and was 10th in line despite fact it was raining. Got A33 & A34 at £29.50 each.
Monday 7th May 2018. First in line at 9am, around 20 in the queue when I left the box office just after 10am.
Thursday 17th May 2018. 11:15am and I got A32, fresh from Gatwick!
 Saturday 26th May 2018: Arrived 9.35am, 22nd in the queue, got three tickets for the matinée, A32-34 (third-, fourth-, and fifth-most seats from the left on the front row).
Friday 15th June 2018. Got there at 9am, fourth in line - by 9.30am only about 10-15 in line. When we left, maybe 20 total in line. The gentleman at the box office also said that they only give out front row seats (Row A) and there are only 24.
Saturday 7th July 2018. 1st in line at 6:30am.
Wednesday 11th July 2018. arrived at 6.20am, first in line. Next person arrived at 6.50am.
Tuesday 7th August 2018. 9:10am, got A33 + A32.
Friday 17th August 2018. 6:05am - 1st - other than Homeless guy. 7am - 5 people total, 7:10am - 9 people total, 8:10am - 12 people total, 10am around 30 people.
Monday 27th August 2018. Second in line at 8.20am. Turns out we were at the wrong entrance. 16th in line at 8.42am.  We got lucky and got two seats in the front row! A15 and A16. Absolutely fantastic show.
Tuesday 4th September 2018. 2 at 8am, 6 at 10am.
Thursday 18th October 2018. 9:10am, 4th in line.
Wednesday 24th October 2018. 06.53am arrived. Third in line. 07.24am 1 more, 07.46am 2 more, 07.55am 1 more, 07.58am 1 more, 07.59am 4 more, 08.11am 2 more, 24 at 9am, 30+ at 10am. I asked for and got A18 & 19 as we like to be on an aisle.
Very friendly line, lots of chatting and offers of biscuits.
Thursday 22nd November 2018. 9 am, 3 people waiting.
Friday 8th February 2019. Came around 8:40am and was 14th, but became 20th by the opening time cos it seems that people think it’s ok to hold place in queue for all their friends and neighbours. Got the LAST day seat! A36.
Monday 18th February 2019. Arrived 7.45am (half-term week) - 2nd in line.  5 in the queue by 7.52am.  By 8.20am there were 11.  By 9.10am there were 30 and by the time the box office opened at 10am there were over 50 in the queue.
Tuesday 19th February 2019. Arrived around 9am. Round about 10 to 12 people in front of us. Ended up getting A 32 and 33.
Saturday 2nd March 2019. Arrived at 7.05am, was 3rd in the queue. First pair had arrived together at 6.30am. From then on: 7.15am - 4 people, 8am - 7 people, 8.30am - 20 people, 9am - 27 people, 9.30am - 32 people, 9.55am - 38 people.
Friday 29th March 2019. 6:40am arrived first. By 7am 2 people total, by 8am 5 people, by 8:30am 9 people,
by 9am 14 people, by 10am 23 people.
Thursday 18th April 2019. Easter holidays, 2 show day. 8.30am 20th in the queue, 9.30am 35 in queue 9.50am 45 in queue. We were lucky as were sold the last three seats in the centre block for the matinee which is just what we were after. Lucky for us that the people in front of us seemed to be going for the evening show! "
Saturday 20th April 2019. Checked online and saw that there were front row stalls seats for sale at full price at 11:30am. Went down to the theatre and picked one up at the day ticket price. Even though the line is normally enough at 10am to snap up all of the day tickets, it's worth a try later on if you can see front row stall tickets still available online.
Saturday 1st June 2019. Arrived at 7.30am and was third in line, which is lucky as you get to sit on the steps rather than the hard concrete floor if you're the first 3 or so. By opening time, I reckon there was around 20 - 30 in the queue. Managed to get 2 Row A seats for the matinee which was an amazing experience!
Saturday 15th June 2019: 6:42am arrived first. 6:45am - 2 total, 6:50am - 4, 7:13am - 6, 7:28am - 8, 7:44am - 10, 8:08am - 14, 8:45am - 18, 9:10am - 27, 9:20am - 35, 10am - 50. Some very poor line etiquette with people joining friends at the last minute. If you arrive at 9:30am you should join the end of the line and not the front of the line with your friends ahead of people who have been there since 7:30am.
Wednesday 24th July 2019. Arrived at 8am and I am 11th in the queue! Pretty busy! Got A29 in stalls so not bad.
Friday 23rd July 2019. 3rd in line at 7:55am.
Friday 20th September 2019. I got there at 7am and was first in line. Next person arrived 15 minutes later and third at 7.30am. 8am - around 8 people. By 9am there were over 15 people and by 10am - over 25 people. Got A 24!
Saturday 2nd November 2019. For both shows. I was first at 6.30am. 2 arrived at 7.15am, 10 by 8.10am, 34 by 10am. Got A2 and 25 front row centre.

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Barbican Theatre, Concert Hall, Pit

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he Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
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From 10am at the theatre box office, maximum 2 per person.
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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.

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A chance to win the right to buy two top non-premium price tickets for £25 each. Entries can be made at any time for any performances within a two-week period. Winners will be notified by email 3 to 5 days before the show date, and will have 24 hours from then to book the actual tickets.

For earlier reports, click here.
Sunday 2nd October 2016. For the 3pm show, I got stalls O22 reduced to £47.50 purchased at 2pm.
Friday 4th November 2016. 5th in queue. Arrived 9:10am.
Sunday 20th November 2016. 8:00am, first in line. 3 at 8.50am. 8 at 9.10am. 9 at 9.11am.
Friday 27th January 2017. 7th at 8:30am.
Sunday 29th January 2017. Arrived at 8am, 7th in line. Next 4 at 8:20am. Next 4 at 8:30am. 25 by opening. Got G12 in the upper circle.
Tuesday 31st January 2017. About 14 people at 9:45am.
Saturday 25th February 2017. got 2 for the matinee at 10.05am.
Thursday 9th March 2017. Walked past at 8:36am, and there were only 2 in line.
Sunday 19th March 2017. Arrived at 7.25am, 5th in line.
Friday 7th April 2017. 4 people waiting at 8:20am. 8 at 8.55am.
Thursday 20th April 2017. Only me waiting at 8.55am.
Sunday 23rd April 2017. three people in line at 9:09am. :)
Wednesday 26th April 2017. 4 people at 8:20am. At 9:51am there are 9 people in line:).
Sunday 30th April 2017. I arrived at 8:46am, and there was no one else in line so I guess I'm first! It's a little bit confusing as to where to line up because there are five entrances to the theatre that all seem viable, but it's the left gated entrance (right opposite the sign that says "Upper Circle") according to the man who came out and pointed us this way. I'll let you know if this turns out to be incorrect.
At 8:54am there are 7 people in line so it looks like everyone arrives around the same time!
Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Arrived at 9am, there was 1 person in the queue. At 9:15am there were 8 in line.
Tuesday 9th May 2017. First in line at 8.56am. 5 by opening time.
Wednesday 21st June 2017. About 15-20 people in line at 9:29am.
Sunday 9th July 2017. First in the queue at 8am today! 9 (us 5, and 4 others) in the queue at 8:42am.
Wednesday 16th August 2017. Arrived at 9am and were 15th and 16th in line. Not a lot of options for seats, restricted view only.
Saturday 9th September 2017. 1st in line at 8:10am.
Saturday 30th September 2017. Got there 6.45am. Was 6th in line.
Sunday 26th November 2017.  1st in line at 8:10am. Next person came at 8:40am.
Sunday 7th January 2018. 2nd and 3rd at 8.20am, next people arrived around 8.40am.
Sunday 21st January 2018. We were 1st & 2nd at 7.45am, 3rd arrived at 8.05am, 4th & 5th at 8.35am.
Saturday 10th February 2018. Got there at 9am, I was 8th in queue. 14 there by 9:45am and that was it until opening. Got H1 for matinee.
Saturday 24th February 2018. 9th in line at 9.15am.
Sunday 4th March 2018. Arrived 9:50am, approx 7 already in line, got Upper Circle J26/27/28.
Sunday 1st April 2018. 2nd and 3rd in line at 8.15am. about 10 by opening. Pretty sure we all got something.
Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Arrived at 8:45am, was 2nd in line. 6 people in line by opening. Got G12 for the evening.
Sunday 13th May 2018. Arrived at 8am, 4th in line. Next 1 at 8:05am. Next 1 at 8:40am. Next 2 at 8:50am. 11 by opening. Got seat G12 in the upper circle.
Sunday 20th May 2018. Got a great upgrade from the restricted view upper circle to row C25/26 in the Dress Circle.
Sunday 5th August 2018. early one for a change - only 8:05am and already 6 people queuing. Hasn't been this busy in ages and I've done the past 2/3/4 weekends in a row.
Sunday 16th September 2018. arrived at 9.05am, about 6th in line.
Tuesday 16th October 2018. First two people at 9am, only people still at 9:30am.
Thursday 1st November 2018. Arrived at 10:06am (box office opened at 10am) for the 5 pound student day seats. No line at the box office and received the last ticket which was in the Upper Circle.
Saturday 24th November 2018. Already a big queue at 8.45am.
Sunday 30th December 2018. 9am. First time at Matilda since cast change and it's a busy one for two show day.... counting now there's 18 in the queue.
Tuesday 29th January 2019. Arrived late at 10:10am, there was no longer a line and I got the very last day ticket, G12 Upper Circle.
Saturday 6th April 2019. 8:40am only 3 in the queue.
Friday 14th June 2019. First people arrived at 9.15 am, three people in queue at 10am. Seats G31, 32 (Upper Circle).
Sunday 24th August 2019: 1st at 8am, next came at 8.45am.
Sunday 20th October 2019. I was the 1st one there at 7.10am. The next person arrived at 8am. There were 13 people by 9am and 16 by 9.30am. I got G12 in the upper circle.
Tuesday 12th November 2019. Won online lottery, got Stalls A9 first row right in the middle for £25.

Charing Cross
Soho Cinders

      No policy announced.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
      DISCOUNT: A limited number of top non-premium price seats are available in advance at for Tuesday and both Sunday performances reduced to £25 each (plus £1.25 per ticket booking fee and optional £2 per booking, not per ticket, postage fee if required and time allows. Choose your seats at full price, and use code "Tuesdays" or "Sundays" in the discount code box on the "checkout" page to claim this discount. May not be available on "peak" dates and is subject to a fixed quota. When that is sold, tickets are at normal prices.

One reader noted in 2018:
Stalls J18 - Great seat. I got this at a £25 "Day Rate", an offer apparently this offer is only available on Tuesdays and Sundays, about an hour before the Sunday matinee.

White Christmas

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Box Office: £30 or £45
Todaytix: £25

Box office: strictly subject to availability, either £30 or £45. A particular price may not be available at your chosen performance, or tickets may be unavailable.

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Donmar Warehouse
Rear circle standing 20 £10
For all performances EXCEPT on Press Night. From 10am online, by phone or to personal callers at the box office.
They advise booking online, though the same tickets are available through all sources.

Also, every day at 10am, a minimum of 40 tickets at all prices will be released for the corresponding day the following week, bookable by phone or online.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Closed for refurbishment
The Play That Goes Wrong
      No policy.
Duke Of York's
Touching The Void
Box Office: Stalls front row BB
Box office discretion
Box Office 10
Box office discretion
Box Office £15
Todaytix £20
 From 10am online, by phone or to personal callers at the box office. Maximum 2 per person.
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The Woman In Black
      No policy.

Noises Off
No policy.
Les Misérables: The All-Star Staged Concert
Rear stalls standing Box office discretion. £15
ONE ticket per person, to personal callers at he box office from 10am ONLY. NO actual "day seats."

Reader reports:
Saturday 14th September 2019. Really disappointed to have queued for nearly 2 hours this morning to get standing room for today’s matinee, to be told there's only 6 single tickets on the day and they’ve all gone. Apparently 6 of the standing tickets get released online beforehand, despite the website etc saying there’s 12 single tickets available on the day.


Gillian Lynne
(formerly New London)

School of Rock
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20 Available each morning from 10am - including Sundays. Limited to two tickets per person. Seats are allocated at the discretion of the Box Office Manager.
STUDENTS: Wednesday Evenings, can buy tickets for £10 from the box office at 6.30pm. I.D. required, cash only, and some performances will be excluded.
LOTTERY: Winners are allowed to buy up to 4 tickets, usually up to £77.50, for £20 each at selected performances. Enter once, with winners drawn each Friday for the following week. You have 24 hours to book if notified as a winner. See
for details.

Reader reports:
Latest ones are below. For earlier ones, click here.
Sunday 30th July 2017.  Spur of the moment decision at 2pm to see @SchoolOfRockUK at 3pm! Stall seats K55-57 for £25 each.
Sunday 13th August 2017. 8 people already there when I arrived at 9.15am. Next 4 people joined at 9.25am. 16 of us in the queue at 10am. Got F45 in the Stalls for £20.
Sunday 13th August 2017. got here at 9:27am, 9 people in front of us. Got N25 to N28 stalls - sounds like a deal :D.
Wednesday 16th August 2017. First in queue at 9:47am. Only 2 in queue when opened at 10am. Did not need credit card, paid in theatre tokens. Got C26 in stalls.
Wednesday 23rd August 2017. 3rd in queue at 9:35am, 8 in queue at 10am. Got E42 in stalls.
Saturday 28th October 2017. 5th in queue at 8:30am. 15 by 10am. Got stalls F27 for matinee.
Thursday 30th November 2017. 9.45am - One person was in line. 10am - 12 persons (including us) were in line. Got D 33 to 37 for the evening performance.
Sunday 10th December 2017. 5th in queue at 8:45am. 6 by opening. Got seat C32 in the stalls.
Wednesday 20th December 2017. First ones at 9am. Around 10 now, at 9.25am :)
Friday 12th January 2018. just me here, arrived at 9.30am.
Thursday 18th January 2018. Arrived at 11:30am. Still managed to bag a day seat - stalls row B.
Friday 16th February 2018. 9.45am, was fifth in line and got seats in the stalls row D for £20.
Saturday 3rd March 2018. 10:55am, got tickets for the evening.
Saturday 24th March 2018. 7:45am, 3rd in queue. Next arrived at 9.15am. 6 by opening.
Saturday 2nd June 2018. 1st in the queue at 8:15am. Still on my own at 8.40am too. Only two others (parent and child together) at 10am. Got row T.
Sunday 10th June 2018. 2nd in line at 8:55am. Next 1 at 9:15am. Next 2 at 9:20am. Still only the 5 of us by opening. Got C32 in the stalls.
Saturday 21st July 2018. Arrived at 8.45am, 3rd in line. About 10 people at opening. Got stalls J48-51 for this evening!
Friday 3rd August 2018. Second in queue at 9:10am. Queue was 7 by 10am. Got T31 stalls. Was able to use theatre tokens.
Thursday 16th August 2018. 2nd in queue at 8:55am. No one else joined. Box office keeping row T stalls for day seats (not available online).
Saturday 18th August 2018. I as first to arrive at 8.40am, next two at 9am. By 9.30am we were 10 in the queue and no more until doors opened. Box Office gave us seats in Stalls Row T for £20.
Monday 27th August 2018. Second, behind a family of four, at 9:30am. 6 more behind me now.
Saturday 29th September 2018. 10am, 16th in queue. Got an evening day seat. Matinee seats went to the first 10.
Saturday 9th February 2019. 9:50am, almost 20 waiting.
Saturday 23rd February 2019. 10.30am and I’ve got a ticket for the evening show.
Sunday 17th March 2019. Arrived at 11:15am, no queue, got day seats, 4 seats together row M centre stalls.
Saturday 6th April 2019. Nobody at 8.45am.
Sunday 16th June 2019. First in line at 9:30am. Next 4 about 30 seconds after me! Next 3 at 9:40am. Still only 8 of us by opening. Got J41 in the stalls (seems they gave everyone seats that are usually premiums today!).
Monday 29th July 2019. Arrived at 9:30am, 2nd in queue. 10.20am, just got 4 tickets in row P of the stalls for £20 each. We were all there in person so I can’t tell you if they have relaxed the 2 per person rule. Probably three groups behind us when the box office opened.

Harold Pinter
Ian McKellen On Stage

Stalls row A 19, split between both outlets. Box office and Todaytix £10
From 10am at the theatre box office, maximum 2 per person.
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Reader reports:
Friday 1st November 2019. I was first at 6:20am. 2 and 3 at 9.40am, 4 and 5 at 10am. Seat front row centre.
Friday 8th November 2019. I arrived at 7:30am and was the first one. Second person arrived at 8:45am. 2 more people showed up at 9am. By the time the box office opened we were 9 or 10 people.
Thursday 14th November 2019. Fed up with losing the lottery, a friend queued. 4 in queue at 8:30am, 6 at 9:20am, 7 at 10am. Got front row for £10. Was told there are 9 tickets for those in the queue, rest are TodayTix lottery.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Only Fools and Horses The Musical
Box Office discretion Box Office discretion £25
Released at 11am both at the theatre and

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.
4th August 2016. At 7.50am I was 7th in line. Got tickets in row P17/18. At 10am around 30/35 people in the queue.
Thursday 10th October 2016.
Arrived 9am, about 15 people in front. At least 30 people in the queue at 10am.
When I got to the box office, they offered 2 seats in row Q, to the side. I asked if they had anything better and they said, "they might do later".
I came back about 30minutes later, when all the queue had gone, and I asked what time would it be worth coming back later. He said, just wait a moment. At about 11am he called me forward and offered two seats at the end of row E and row B (front row). I took front row.
When we got there, two seats next to us were empty, so we moved two seats closer to the centre.
I feel bad for the people I'd seen queuing who were in worse seats further back! Maybe at off-peak times it's not worth queuing? NB not holiday or "peak" time.
Thursday 5th January 2017. About 18 people at 9:35am in line.
Thursday 30th March 2017. 10.35am, got row H.
Thursday 6th April 2017. First at 8am, about 25 by 10am. Got row M stalls.
Thursday 1st June 2017. 1pm, managed to get two days seats stalls Q11-12.
Thursday 28th September 2017. I noticed it had a line of a dozen still outside of the building when I left the Haymarket Box Office across the road at 10.15am.
Thursday 2nd November 2017. 7th in line at 8.45am. Around 16 by 9.30am and 25 when the box office opened. Got stalls F.
Thursday 9th November 2017. We were 9th in line at 9:30am. Got front row B6 and 7.
Thursday 30th November 2017. Got to the theatre at 8.45am and we were first in the queue. Another joined at 9am by 10 am there were probably 12 people in the queue. Beware there is no actual spot to queue and we waited at one of the door on Haymarket but when they opened at 10am they opened another door. Thankfully British queue etiquette prevailed and we were allowed in first. Got two seats in stalls Row C 9 and 10 for £25 each for that afternoon matinee.
Thursday 30th November 2017. I arrived at the theatre at approx 9:30am and there were 4 other people in the queue. We got C16 and C17, which were great. We walked past the theatre at around 12:30pm on the way to a restaurant and a couple were leaving saying that they were surprised to get tickets for the matinee, so it seemed that tickets were still available at that point also.
Thursday 5th July 2018. Previous postings suggested early queuing might not be necessary, but we are about 20th in line after arriving 8.30am for 10am opening ... Did get tickets, though.
Thursday 13th September 2018. 7:40am: 2nd in line, first girl said she got there around 7:30am. 8:15am - 6 in total waiting, 9:30am - 15 people, 10am - 20 people. I got 030 in Stalls for £25 - way under Balcony missing a few of the stuff like Phantom on a set-piece high and the chandelier going up. 1st in line got O3 which wasn't better.
Thursday 4th October 2018. Arrived at 8:03am and was 5th in line. 8:30am - 15 people; 9:00 - 20 people; at 10:00 around 30 people. Got Stalls Q15.
Thursday 21st March 2019. Was first line at 8am. Next person arrived at 8.10am. By 9.30 approx 20 people there. Got stalls Q15, Q16, Q17.
Thursday 30th May 2019. At 9.05am number 19 in queue. Got stalls seats Q18 and 19.
46 in queue at opening.

London Palladium
No regular production

      No policy.
The Lion King
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20 "Day Seats" are available every morning to personal callers at the venue box office, only.
Other offers may be also be made, at box office discretion, this includes standing room in the Upper Circle, priced £20, sold once the theatre is full.
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.
Sunday 11th September 2016. By the time the box office opened there was 40 of us, we were number 19 and 20.
Sunday 23rd October 2016. 8.30am. just arrived, and I'm 3rd in sign of the half-term mob of kids I was expecting!! 10.30am, about 15 in the line. About 20 in the queue when Box Office opened. Day Seats are usually reserved as the centre block of the front row, though these are sometimes dipped into for advance sales when it's busy. Today they only had 4 seats. They also sold the boxes and a few single seats at DS price, but other than that it was back to full price for all remaining seats!
Thursday 27th October 2016. Arrived 7:15am, we're second in line. Got busier - about 25 to 30 people in line when box office opened. We got front row tickets for the 2:30pm show.
Sunday 30th October 2016. I was 1st at 6:37am, 5 at 8am, 20 at 10am, 30 at 11am. I got Stalls A17. Took advantage of the clock change!
Sunday 30th October 2016. Arrived at 10:10am - about 15 people in the queue already - managed to get 2 tickets in the Royal Circle at £25 each. Those at front of queue got tickets in the stalls but were clearly there queuing earlier. Box office opened at 11am, around 25 in the queue.
Wednesday 14th December 2016. First in line at 8.40am.
Tuesday 27th December 2016. 10th in the queue at 8.13am.
Sunday 22nd January 2017. 1st in line at 8.20am, 2nd and 3rd arrived at 8.25am. Got front row A14!
Saturday 11th February: 9am and were 18th in line. Got 2 separate seats for £25 each in ZA/Y of the stalls! :)
Thursday 16th February 1017. 4th in line at 8:30am. Quite a few people arrived not long after with about 30 by the time the box office opened. All the seats they were selling today were single seats as it was a busy show in half term but they sold us one of the boxes for £25 each.
Friday 17th March 2017. 7:15am, 1 person in front of me. 7:50am, still only 2 people in the queue. About 7 at 10am.
Saturday 18th March 2017. 11th in line at 9.20am. We got the last 2 together in a box. Still a few singles after that.
Wednesday 5th March 2017. 35th in line at 9.30am. Got single ticket Royal Circle G15. Seems like everyone got a ticket.
Friday 7th April 2017. On arrival at 8.50am there were 5 people ahead of me in the queue. By 9.30am there were 14 people in the queue. When the doors opened at 10am there was approximately 20 people in the queue. I was told that there were no day seats available next to each other so we would have to sit one behind the other (or stand for £29.50). We went for the seats one behind the other which are stalls W4 and X4.
Saturday 8th April 2017. 7 people in line at 8:13am, 11 at 8.33am, 19 at 8.54am. Got row E and F stalls.
Friday 28th April 2017. 2nd in line at 6.43am. 3rd person arrived at 8.20am. About 20 at 10am. Got stalls A21-22.
Tuesday 30th May 2017. I arrived at 7:40am and was the first there, the next two came about 5 minutes after me. By 8:30am there were about 12 people in the queue. By 10am there were about 25 people in the queue. I got seats A25 and A26, and the women behind me in the queue got seats A20, 21 and 22.
Sunday 4th June 2017. 7am, I was first. 8:40am 2-4 came. 10:30am - about 10+ there. Sadly no seats as it was the day of the annual special "Autism Friendly" performance.
Sunday 18th June 2017. 1st in line at 7.45am. 2nd and 3rd just arrived at 8.15am.
Wednesday 5th July 2017. 13th in queue at 8:15am, behind student group...21 in queue by 8:30am...summer day. Got C5 Royal Circle, limited options, restricted view only for seats together, about 50 in queue by 10am...not sure all got tickets. Doorman performed security check of bags and said it was a busy morning for day seats.
Sunday 13th August 2017. 7:50am and we're the first in the queue. 2nd in line has just arrived at 7.57am.
Wednesday 30th August 2017. Arrived at 8:06am. 14 in front - there's one group of 10 together - 27 behind us at 9:40am. seats in stalls! Probably because there was a matinee and evening performance that day. I though it was very busy as more definitely turned up at 10am!!
Saturday 21st October 2017. Grabbed 2 good day seats for Lion King this morning at 10am. About 16th in the Queue! Good seats in the stalls.
Friday 10th November 2017. Arrived at 7.30am, first in line, 2nd person at 7.55am, about 30 people at box office opening. Got dead centre A21 and 22.
 26th November 2017. Arrived at 7am as first in line.
7:50am my friend arrived, 7:55am a girl arrived, by 8:40am - 5 people waiting; 12 Total waiting 9:30am; 15 Total waiting 10:45am and 30 by the time the box office opened. I got Front Row Centre A23+A24 for £25 each.
Wednesday 6th December 2017. 3rd in line at 9am.
Saturday 10th February 2018. 6th in line. No luck for either of today's shows, just 3 day seats were offered for the matinee.
Sunday 11th February 2018. Arrived at 6:50am, we were first, 30 min later another person arrived, we were 3 by 8am. 16 by 9:30am. Around 40 people when the doors opened. We got stalls but not paired
(E and H).
Saturday 3rd March 2018. 1st in line at 7.30am, 2 more by 8am.
Sunday 4th March 2018. "We arrived at 8:05AM on and we were first in line. We saw on Theatre Monkey that the queues normally start at about 7:30AM, however given the weather and snow in the last few days we thought that not many people would come out. 5 minutes after we arrived, two more people came. By 11AM when the doors opened, there were about 25 people in the queue. We managed to get three tickets right in front for £20 each. Two were together and one was 2 seats away. Well worth the early morning! (People sitting next to us paid £160 for their ticket!).
Sunday 1st April 2018. 4th in line at 8.15am. 24 people in line at 10.21am. The first people in line got first row tickets and I got the last 3 available.
Thursday 5th April 2018. Got there at 8:50am, C9 and F7 in the stalls for 7:30pm!
Sunday 24th June 2018. 7.30am, 3rd in line, about 20 people by box office opening. Got E25.
Tuesday 10th July 2018. Got there at 8:45am and around 20 in the line. 40 ish in line by box office opening. All the dayseats were individual seats and the guys in front of me took the final two. Typical on my first ever dayseat attempt!
Thursday 12th July 2018. 8am today, 1 person in front of me and maybe 30 by the time box office opened! I got N22 right in the middle! YAY.
Wednesday 8th August 2018. 22 people queuing at 7.30am today! Double that when box office opened. Got 2 for the evening performance.
Thursday 9th August 2018. Arrived Lyceum Theatre. 6.25am. 2nd in queue. Things you do for a 4 year old lion king fanatic... 3 seats, front row!
Sunday 19th August 2018. I was 1st at 6:30am. 2nd arrived 6:36am, 3+4 - 6:39am, 5+6 - 7am, 7-10- 8:05am, 16 - 10:15am. When box office opened, around 30 people. As first in line I got the only pair of day seats together - but extreme sides with limited view. F37+F38. Rest of Day Seats were singles and very far back and sides (Row N) and further. But my seats were actually good :)
Wednesday 3rd October 2018. 10.40am. Only single tickets left.
Friday 30th November 2018. We've been here since 6am - me and my friend. 8am, 3rd person just arrived. We got 4 tickets in the central front row.
Friday 21st December 2018. Around 40 people in the queue for Lion King at 9.58am.
Sunday 6th January 2019.2nd in line at 8.07am.
Thursday 10th January 2019. 7.25am 2nd in line. Got 2 tickets front row. All other tickets were individual.
Friday 15th February 2019. Got here at 7am. First in queue. Second person arrived at 7.15am, then 3 more at 7.30am. As of 9am there’s around 15 people.
Saturday 23rd February 2019. Got 2 front row tickets for today’s 2.30pm performance for £20 each! Arrived at 7.55am and were number 16 and 17 in line. Think we got the last 2 together. By 10am there were dozens more people behind us.
Saturday 23rd February 2019. I’ve been to the queue this morning at about 9am, quite late I know and was quite busy, about 40 people. Luckily I’ve got a ticket for the matinee seat A33 the view was really good it was AMAZING!
Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Arrived at 7.20am with my partner, we were 3rd and 4th person in line. Next person arrived at 7.21am and another at 7.36am. 19 people in line by 8am. Around 40 by 9am. Huge queue by 10am. Got 2 tickets next to each other front row. Amazing show!!
Sunday 10th March 2019. walked past at 9am and there were 6 people queuing.
Sunday 17th March 2019. Arrived at 9:50am. Were 16th in line. Didn't get day seats, as we had children and they didn't have any more 2 seats together. They gave row A to people in front of us.
Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Got there at 7:30am. I was the 4th person to arrive and at 8am there were already 10 people. By 10am there were around 30.  Got A19-22.
Saturday 6th April 2019. 9am, 25.
Saturday 6th April 2019. Arrived at 8.20am - 16 ahead of us. By 9am, 5 people behind us. By 9.30am another 9 people. By 10am the queue was at least 40 people long. We got two tickets beside eachother, A15-16 for evening show. Plenty of tickets left for evening when we got to the counter, most people were opting for matinee.
Saturday 20th April 2019. Easter weekend. I arrived at 6:55am to be what I thought was 9th in line. However people started to join their friends and it seemed I ended up being 13th in line by 10am.
We managed to get 2 seats £20 each in row A 23 and 24 literally behind the conductor who is raised so was in our sight the whole time. My advice: take something to sit on while in line, as the floor was hard!
Sunday 19th May 2019. Arrived at 9.35am, about 25 people already in line.
10 minutes later, a family of 4 lined up behind me.
By 11am the doors opened and there were about 40+ people. I got a centre stall seat (S30).
Wednesday 22nd May 2019. Arrived at 9.12am where we were 17th and 18th in line. At 10am box office opens, there were about 2 5people in line. We got 4 front row tickets (A29-A32) at £20 each.
Saturday 25th May 2019. arrived at 7.40am, and about 15th in queue. Quite a few people joining people at the front of the queue just before doors opened but we managed to get the last two together A28 and A29.
Wednesday 29th May 2019. Currently 39th in line. Arrived 8.15am. Hoping most of those people want matinee tickets! Yay! 2 box tickets for this evening's performance. Last 2 day seats! I was the first person queuing with a child, so don't think it was a half term thing. Think a tour group from Asia got to the line before I did. Spoke to a day seat regular at the front of the queue who said they'd all been there from about 7.30am.
Sunday 16th June 2019. Lyceum had opened at 11am, nobody there. Was in 11.30am, got the last Day Seat. Royal Circle at £25.
Wednesday 24th July 2019. In line this morning at 6.55am. 20 people in front of us already. 5 just arrived 2 minutes after us. Nightmarrrrre. 9.05am: 6 people joined the queue in front... and 40 people behind us and the queue is still growing. We got 2 tickets in the Royal circle. A44 & F something for the evening show. £20 each. Some seats left for the matinee.
The next 10 people at least got tickets. But it was +/- 60 behind us at 10am.
Saturday 10th August 2019. arrived at 7.30am and about 30 in the queue - seems to be a big group together.
Saturday 17th August 2019. Arrived at 6:15am. 2nd in the queue. 3rd and 4th turned up 30 seconds later. By 7:30am the queue was at 23. Then by 9am it was around 50. It got a bit territorial with people joining the queue with their friends. That happened a lot. I got seats A25 and 26.
Sunday 1st September 2019. Arrived at 6am today. Next person arrived at 7.40am. We had two options: 2 seats in row Z of the stalls or one seat stalls S16 and one in U15. We opted for the split seats and they were amazing!
Sunday 1st September 2019. At 7.10am maybe 10 people in front of me... 20 more by 9am. Got 4 tickets - 3 front row, one row C stalls.
Sunday 27th October 2019. I was the first to arrive at 7am, with a box office opening time of 11am. Had a few others join the line shortly after around 7:20am, and a crowd began around 9am. Got two seats together, A29 and A30, in the Stalls front row on the aisle. Definitely worth the £20 price and 4-hour wait!
Wednesday 30th October 2019. Half term, nice morning. Arrived 7.25am to be 4th in queue. First ones there at 7am. 10 in queue by 8am and approx 50 by 10am. Box office about 10 minutes late opening as system was down and cash payment required although payment didn't need to be immediate. Around 40-50 seats available for the 2.30pm matinee handwritten on a sheet and we were lucky enough to get front row of Stalls A25-A27. When we arrived at 2.15pm for the show there were some single and some double seats available but they were £60 each.
Saturday 16th November 2019. Go there at 7:10 am, 2 people had been there since 7am. 10 people by 7.30am. 40 people by 9.00. 65 people by doors at 10.00am. Got front row central tickets A18,A19. So worth it!

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Thriller - Live
      No policy.
National Theatre
Olivier / Lyttelton / Dorfman
 If there is a production here that has popular "day seat" lines, details will be listed under EXTRA EVENTS below the main listings

Noel Coward
Dear Evan Hansen
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 UNTIL 19th November 2019:
During previews, "day seats" will be available from 10am at the box office to personal callers only. Limited to 1 ticket per person.

FROM 20th November 2019 onwards:
A weekly lottery will be held, with entries opening on 13th November 2019.
Every Wednesday at 11.45am (UK time) a lottery page will appear at The page is also accessible at, leading to the same place.
When you arrive on the page, you will be allocated a lottery number.
At noon, 15 minutes later, the lottery will close.
Random winning numbers will be drawn, and directed to a page where you can buy up to 2 tickets for a single performance in the following week.

Standing places will also be sold to personal callers at the box office. Details will follow soon.

Reader report:
Thursday 31st October 2019. just walked past at 9.50am, 10 people in line.
Thursday 31st October 2019. 6am (I was first), 2nd at 7am, 3rd and 4th at 7.25am. 10am there 10 people - but they might not have enough Day Seats we were told but Box Office would work with them on returns if possible. First 8 people got R20 (me) to R28.
Tuesday 5th November 2019. Arrived at 8.45am. Was 5th. By 10am there were 10. Got R20 and R21 in stalls (sold separately). Girl in front got offered Row D In the grand circle I think.
Wednesday 6th November 2019. Arrived at 7.30am and was 5th in the queue. By 8am there were seven of us. All seven were given seats in Row R. There was an announcement that standing room was also available and that there were £5 seats with a totally restricted view.
Thursday 7th November 2019. Arrived to the box office at 10:07am, nobody queuing so I asked if they had any Day Seats left. I was told that the eight £25 tickets- R20 to R27- were all gone, but I could have a standing ticket in the Grand Circle for £12.50, a regular Slip seat in the Grand Circle for £5, or Slip AA2 for £12.50. They explained that this seat was more expensive because it had a much better view than the other Slip seats, which are very restricted. This is due to shape of the curve.
I accepted AA2 and it was excellent. You need to lean forward but you see 95%of the stage and it's close enough to see the expressions in the actors' faces. Really good value for £12.50. It also has extra room on the right hand side which came very handy for my bag.
Saturday 9th November 2019. 6 here at 7am, 28 at 9:30am and 30+ on opening at 10am. I got R22 stalls for the evening performance.
Saturday 9th November 2019: I arrived at 7:20am, 14th in the queue (it's a two shows day). 30+ people in the queue by the time the box office opened. Didn't get a day seat (there were still plenty left for the matinee but I needed one for the evening) but got a cheap ticket that they had left instead.
Wednesday 13th November 2019. First in queue at 6:50 am. 3 people by 7:30am. Next person at 8am, another at 8:50am. 8 by 9:20am. 9 by 10am. We got row H.
Wednesday 13th November 2019.Was 3rd at 7:35am and about 9 of us at 10am. I got J25, for £25.
Saturday 16th November 2019. 6am - 1st and 2nd. 6:30am, 3. 7am, 4+5. 7:20am 6 + 7. By 10 am- 16 people. So with 8 seats per show on double show day, I think all got seats. Was R21-R28. I got R21.

Mamma Mia
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20

From 10am.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 19th November 2013. 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.
Thursday 29th September 2016. For the 3pm show we got three seats together in row K middleish (7-9 I think) for £35 each at 12:46 according to my receipt. Were offered row E to the side for the same, or rear stalls/mid dress for £25.

Old Vic
      No policy announced.
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Closed for the winter
      No current production.
The Other Palace
      No policy.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

From 12.01am each Monday until 1pm each Friday, customers aged over 18 can enter a lottery to win the right to buy up to 2 of 40 tickets, located all over the theatre, for each performance in the following week which will be released for the following week.
Tickets cost £40 (£20 per per play).
To enter the lottery, you need to visit OR
Download the App from Todaytix.
At 1pm every Friday the lottery will close. Successful customers will be notified between 1pm and 5pm that same Friday. If selected, you can buy a maximum of two tickets for parts one and two in a single transaction.

Returns Line: At the theatre.
Reader reports:
Saturday 11th February 2017. First in line at 7 am. Second person came at 8:30 am. 4 in line at 10 am. Got Stalls, Row M, Seat 1 at 10:30 am.

Come From Away
Box office stalls row AA /
Today Tix at box office discretion
Box office 12
Today Tix at box office discretion
Box office £20
Today Tix £25

From 10am, maximum 2 per person
App TodayTix are offering £25 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

Reader reports:
Monday 4th February 2019. First in the queue at 9:10am. We were 4 when Box Office opened. Got front row tickets (AA 7 and 8).
Saturday 9th February 2019. wandering past the Phoenix, already over a dozen in line at 8:30am.
Monday 11th February 2019. At 8:15am, 1st in line. Second person 8.20am.
Friday 15th February 2019. 8:10am and third in line (2 before me are together). just turned round and noticed there’s 3 more people behind me! It’s now 8:20am. Totalling 6 so far.
Friday 15th February 2019. Arrived at 8.15am. 6th in queue. Just 1 extra person turned up as the box office opened, giving a total of 7 at 10am. Got AA5-6.
Saturday 16th February 2019. 9th at 8:35am. Only 2 more have joined by 9:25am. Got the last two single tickets. Touch and go when you wait that long and then the 'friends' show up at 10am. And nobody wanted the matinee.
Wednesday 20th February 2019. 4th in line at 8:30am, and someone else showed up immediately after. There were around fifteen people in line at 10am. Managed to get AA 2 and 3 for £20 each.
Friday 22nd February 2019. First in queue at 7.30am, shortly joined by 1 at 7.45am.
Saturday 23rd February 2019. 8.40am... 11th in queue.
Wednesday 27th February 2019. Arrived at 8.40am, 6th in line. Approx 15 people there by 10am. Got 2x Row AA seats for matinee performance.
Tuesday 5th March 2019. 2 (including me) at 9am.
Monday 18th March 2019. 7:45am, two people in front of me.
Friday 22nd March 2019. 8am in line, 1 Person in front of me, who came a few seconds before me. Next person at 9am. 2 more at 9.30am. Toatal of 6 when theatre opened, Got AA 5 and 6.
Saturday 23rd March 2019. I got to the theatre around 10:15/10:20am. Still around 15 people in the queue. A girl told us the matinee was sold out. Luckily, I was there for the evening, and I got Stalls AA1 and D26.
Tuesday 26th March 2019. Went in at 12pm and we got AA11/12, said they won't give seats further back until the front row is full.
Wednesday 3rd April 2019. Arrived 7am. Next person arrived at 8:15am, and 5 people in line at 9am.
Wednesday 3rd April 2019. 10am. Managed to get 2 day seats!
Thursday 4th April 2019. got to the theatre at 9:06am and there are 5 in the queue.
Saturday 6th April 2019. first in the day seat queue at 6:58am. 3 more at 7.25am.
Saturday 6th April 2019. 8:20am and a queue of 10.
Monday 8th April 2019. 8:35am first in line.
Tuesday 9th April 2019. Arrived 8:01am, 3rd in line!
Wednesday 10th April 2019. 9:10am and was 11th in line. 17 by opening. Got the last evening dayseat in front row. Next person was offered £65 seats reduced to £35. So doing deals but not DS prices after front row sold.
Friday 12th April 2019. Around 11am, managed to get a Day Seat for tonight.
Saturday 20th April 2019. I got a day seat. I felt really lucky as I didn't even get there until 10am, by which time ticket sales were just starting but it was a short queue and if anything, the matinee seemed more popular from what I heard. Maybe the Easter weekend is untypically quiet.
27th April 2019. Arrived at around 9:30am and 15 people were in front. All front row dayseats had sold out by the time I was served but I got row H, seat 8 of the dress circle for £20. They were also offering row C of the dress circle for £35 to customers too, and other discounted seats. At least 6 people behind me by the time I was served.
Wednesday 1st May 2019. I arrived 8.50am, 2 people waiting. 9.40am we we're 8. At 10am (Two Shows today) we we're 9. Got Front Row Centre.
Friday 10th May 2019. 9.30am Two people in line.
Wednesday 15th May 2019. Arrived at box office at 7.30am where I was 3rd in line. The 4th person came an hour and a half after me. At 10am when the box office opened, there were about 20 people total. Scored front row centre seat AA6 for the matinee at £20.
Thursday 23rd May 2019. 8.50 am, first ones in line. Three people by the time box office opened. Got AA5 and 6.
Tuesday 4th June 2019. We arrived at noon and got two front row day seats.
Wednesday 5th June 2019. Thanks to the dayseater who reported the late availability of day seats on Tuesday 4th June 2019. I rocked up at 1.15 pm and got a day seat AA12 for £20. Staff confirmed they have 12 day seats all front row for each performance.
Wednesday 12th June 2019. 7 in line at 9:30am. And 8 more I think joined behind by 10am.
Thursday 13th June 2019. 9.50am, 8 people waiting. Friend was there. Got 3 day seats, first row for evening at £20 each.
Saturday 15th June 2019. Arrived at 8am, 2nd and 3rd people in the queue. First person had arrived at 7.45am. 5 people at 8.30am. 7 at 9am. 9 at 9.30am, 11 at 10am.
Saturday 15th June 2019. 4th in line at 8.25am.
Monday 17th June 2019. I got a Today Tix Seat. Grand circle C5 for £25.
Wednesday 19th June 2019. 10.55am, got a matinee ticket.
Thursday 20th June 2019. At 8.30am I was 4th in line (front 3 were all together). The 5th came at 9.30am and by 10am there were 7 of us.
Saturday 22nd June 2019. 9.40am. 12th or 13th in line.
Saturday 29th June 2019. 12 at 9:45am.
Saturday 29th June 2019. 1.45pm. I have just been into the Phoenix and scored D10 in the stalls for £35 for the matinee. The box office manager tells me it's their Standby rate.
Wednesday 10th July 2019. Arrived at 9:50am, 6th in line. We got three front row seats AA10 - AA12 for 7.30pm.
Saturday 20th July 2019. 3 in front at 9:30am.
Tuesday 23rd July 2019. Arrived today at 9:35am. Four People in Front of Me. By the time the Box Office Opened four more People Behind us. We got three tickets front row for 20 pounds each. As we left only one day seat left.
Wednesday 31st July 2019. Was 5th at 8:35am, 2 more 5 minutes later, by 10am there were probably 20 - 25 people. Got AA3 and AA4 for the matinee.
Wednesday 31st July 2019. Joined queue this morning at 8.40am. Was number 7, but the 2 people in front of me were after matinee and so I knew I would be ok for evening. By 10am there were 22 in queue.
Wednesday 28th August 2019: 4th at 8.15am.
Saturday 31st August 2019. 8:20am I was 6th in line. 5 minutes later one more joined. 16 in queue at 9.55am.
Thursday 5th September 2019. At 8:53am I was 2nd and the next joined around 9:30am - but she left at 10am as she'd bagged a rush ticket online. A couple more turned up at 10am.
Friday 6th September 2019: Got there at 7.40am and was first in line. No one queued up the entire time. Got 2 tickets centre front row AA5 and 6, £20 each. A minute after box office opened someone came in asking if there was any tickets left and was technically second in line! Staff said it was unusual for no one to queue.
Saturday 7th September 2019. Joined the queue at 9am and we’re 10 and 11 in line. There were no evening tickets by the time we got there unfortunately! One of the cast members is leaving tonight which is why it’s busy, I think!
Tuesday 1st October 2019. Got there at 8.30am and was first in line, 9.50am the next two showed up, at 10am there were suddenly 6 people standing behind me.
Thursday 3rd October 2019. 8.25am, first in line.
Saturday 26th October 2019. Numbers 6 and 7 at 8 am.
Friday 15th November 2019. 12.50pm Just acquired 2 day seats, AA10 and 11; so I am assuming there are still at least 2 left.

Death of a Salesman
Box office discretion Box office discretion
£25 From 10am at the box office in person.

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Cyrano De Bergerac
Every Monday, some tickets at £15 - location at venue discretion - will be released at noon for the following week for key workers, those aged under 30 and those on any government benefits. Tickets can be booked online at Ambassador Theatre Group, and proof of entitlement will be required when collecting.

Prince Edward
Mary Poppins
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
A weekly lottery is held.
Every Tuesday at 11.45am (UK time) a lottery page will appear at
When you arrive on the page, you will be allocated a lottery number.
At noon, 15 minutes later, the lottery will close.
Random winning numbers will be drawn, and directed to a page where you can buy up to 2 tickets for a single performance in the following week.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 19th November 2019.  Gave the lottery a go today for next Thursday. Very quick! Less than 5 minutes in the online queue. Got two tickets in the Circle G23-24 for £25 pounds each. Smooth!


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.
Saturday 7th January 2017. about 100 people for the lottery.
Friday 21st April 2017. Extra matinee - very lucky this wasn't well publicised. A Friday matinee! Won the lottery quite easily with only about 30-35 people present.
Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Did the lottery, unusually quiet almost everyone got seats including our party of 4.
Wednesday 14th June 2017. 14.06. Matinee. I teamed up with a Korean girl for the lottery (her 5th attempt, my 2nd), this time we both got lucky. Front row centre (A27) for £20.
Thursday 31st August 2017. Last day of summer so the lottery was CRAZY! Too many people to count, but the atmosphere was amazing. It was my first attempt and I won Stalls A16, I think more than half the seats in the front row was occupied by the lottery winners.
  Also a shout-out to a girl who offered one of the two tickets that she won to a guy who had tried 20 times and never won - it was his last chance to see the show and we were all touched when this girl offered to take him with her - London spirit at its best!
Saturday 2nd December 2017. Just won Book Of Mormon lottery (yay!) and they put me to D21 stalls. I spoke to a guy they put to the back of the stalls on Thursday, so sadly not always front row. Many people today and yesterday, was much more quiet on Wednesday when I was passing by.
Monday 19th March 2018. Was really well organised and approx. 30 people entered into the draw. I was lucky enough to get two tickets and fantastic view from the front row where I was sitting.
Saturday 18th August 2018. I tried the in-person Lottery at 12noon. At 12:30pm around 40 people were there and I didn't win. But still a very fun lottery drawing process. The staff have a lot of fun with it.
Saturday 9th February 2019. Probably 70-80 people there for the lottery for the Saturday matinee. Luckily drawn and given A19.
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.
Those aged under 25 can join a "young people's" scheme that gives them priority access on these days.
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.
Available via TodayTix: "Rush Tickets" for £20 are available every day for all performances EXCEPT Monday Evenings.
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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.
9 to 5 The Musical

Box office discretion
Box office discretion £25
A limited number of seats (minimum 4 per show) will be released at 10am each morning for Monday to Friday performances. These are priced at £25 and only available in person from the Box Office. Please be respectful to hotel guests and traffic whilst queuing. Please note that no day seats are currently available for Saturday performances.

 App TodayTix are also offering £25 "Rush tickets" for all Monday to Friday performances ONLY. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets. 

Reader reports:
Friday 1st February 2019. 2 people in front of me at 9.30am, 4 people here total at 10am, got front row tickets.
Wednesday 6th February 2019.  First in line at 8:10am. The next person arrived at 9:03am, then 9:25am then 9:45am. Got front row 1 and 2. Only two pairs of front row seats available today on either side of the stage.
Thursday 7th February 2019. 1st in line at 8:15am. 8 in the queue when the box office opened.
Thursday 7th February 2019. Was sold a front row day seat at 3.40pm, BB12.
Thursday 14th February 2019. 7.30am and I’m third in the queue! The first 2 people got two each. By me only single seats left so couldn’t go, as I needed a pair :(
Friday 15th February 2019. arrived 7.30am, second in line.
Friday 15th February 2019. 9 to 5: Arrived at 9.45am, 5th in line. Only 4 day seats, 2 at either end of the front row, but when they were gone they offered other single tickets for day seat price. I got B7 which is a better view than the actual day seats so woohoo for solo theatregoers!
Tuesday 19th February 2019.  got here at 6.55am and happy to report upon third attempt to day seat we are first here!
Thursday 7th March 2019.
2 of us since 9:25am.
Friday 15th March 2019. Arrived at about 10.05am. I was sold B12 in the dress circle at £25. No queue.
Friday 15th March 2019. I was the first to arrive at 8:45am. Next one arrived at 9:30am and nobody else came when the box office opened. I got Dress Circle A5 and B3, as they only had single seats that day.
Monday 6th May 2019. I got to the theatre around 11:30am (box office opened at 12pm due to bank holiday) and nobody else there. Nobody else here by time box office opened either. The show was virtually sold out they said but got two seats row R of stalls for £25 each. A couple arrived as I was booking asking for day seats too.
Wednesday 8th May 2019. Arrived 8:05am 1st in queue. By 10am there was 3 of us. They no longer do the front row side seats as day seats. Got good stalls seats.
Friday 14th June 2019. 9am first in line. 1 came at 9.15am. That's is, nobody else, when they opened at 10am. Got stalls M, great seat.
Wednesday 19th June 2019. Arrived at 5 to 9 and was the second person in line. Got a day seat for the matinee (Stalls M8) and am very happy about it.
Wednesday 7th August 2019. 9:30am, 6 in the queue.

& Juliet
Stalls row B (front row) 20 £20
From 10am at the theatre box office, maximum 2 per person.

Reader reports:
Wednesday 13th November 2019. Popped up to the Box Office at 10:45am. I was lucky and, despite selling loads of them, got B10 in the Stalls for only £20.
Friday 15th November 2019. I popped in around 12.45pm, and they had 1 day seat left.
Friday 15th November 2019. I got to the box office at 9.50am and I was the 5th in the queue. The first one got there at 8.15am. Just after I paid for 2 x £20 tickets, another 3 people turned up. The stage is high but the view is good, not restricted. I was happy with the seats.
Tuesday 19th November 2019. 10:07am got B15 and B16 (front row) for £20 each.


Closed for refurbishment.
      Formerly the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
St Martin's
The Mousetrap
Stalls row A 16 (10 Friday and Saturday)  £29.50 From 10.30am. Limited to 2 per person maximum. Credit or Debit cards only (not Solo or Electron).
May be sold from the Ambassadors Theatre box office next door. See signs on the theatre on arrival.

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.
Wednesday 16th November 2016. No queue at 10:15am. They're sold from Ambassador's Theatre next door - £27.50, got A9 and 10 stalls.
Friday 3rd February 2017. Was 1st fat 10am. Got A9. They sold it at the Stomp box office (in the Ambassadors Theatre, next door).
Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Arrived at 2pm and got a seat one in from the end (A15)! The man in front of me also purchased a day seat and received A2, so now there are two tickets left :)
Thursday 1st June 2017. Arrived at 9:55am. No one else waiting. Sign directed me next door to Stomp Box Office. 10:00am. Box office opened and for £55 together I could buy 2x Tickets - stalls A9 and 10. Next lady, behind me, arrived at 10:01am.
Monday 8th of April, 2019. No one else was in line when I arrived at 10:26am, and I got seat A12 for £29.50.
Monday 22nd April 2019. Got day seat A9. Arrived at the theatre at 10.20am.
Monday 24th June 2019, got there at 10.20am and got A11 & A12 for £19.50 each.

Trafalgar Studio 1
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

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Trafalgar Studio 2
The Girl Who Fell

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Groan Ups

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Victoria Palace
Box office choice. Box office choice. £10 (draw) / £200 (premium release) £10 Lottery: Enter using the official HAMILTON app from, or online at
Draws open at 4pm and close 2pm the following day (Saturday for Monday performances).
Winners are contacted within an hour, via app or email. Maximum 2 tickets per application.

Limited premium tickets will be released each Monday at 12 noon for the following week's performances, at

IF all seats have been sold, standing places at the back of the upper circle may be sold at £12.50 each to the "returns" ("cancellations" for Broadway folk) queue waiting in line at the theatre. Photo ID and a Credit Card are required.

Reader reports:
Thursday 3rd May 2018. I participated in the ticket lottery via the official Hamilton app. Very easy to use. A big plus is that you find out the day before the show whether or not you‘ve won, so you can plan accordingly. I got lucky on my 2nd attempt. Called box office with the verification code I received, paid £10 with credit card, then asked, rather timidly, where my seat might be, only to learn it would be Stalls A37, that‘s front row, almost in the middle. Whoa!
Monday 24th September 2018. Got there at 9:50am, fourth in line. Only another 3 by 10am. First two wanted seats, they only had four seats at £200 available. I asked for a standing ticket and was given one at £12.50.
Thursday 11th October 2018.  Got to the box office at about 9:55am and we were the first people there. Scored 2 standing room tickets up in the Grand Circle £12.50 for the matinee. The theatre's small so we had excellent views. Price is incredible value for money.
Thursday 22nd November 2018. 9 am, 4 people waiting (for evening show) so I was first for matinee. At 9.15am we were 7. 3 came at 9.58am. Little drama:
2 cashiers. The man was much faster, so the 3 people second in line got their standing tickets for the evening performance. The girl that was first in line could just have one ticket (needed 2). They had only 4 in total! Matinee, they had more standing tickets, so I got what I needed.
Thursday 29th November 2018.  3 people, including myself at 8:55am :).
Saturday 1st December 2018. Lovely bunch of 6 this morning at 7:50am. We arrived at 5:45am, 2nd person showed up at 6am.
Monday 3rd June 2019. Arrived at 8:30am and was second in line. First one arrived at 7:45am and other people started to arrive by 9am. Only two standing tickets available so if the first lady wanted those two I'd be dead! LOL. Fortunately she only needed one so we both got the only two standing tickets!
Monday 10th June 2019. Arrived around 7:30am, first in line. 2 others arrived by 8am, 2 more by 8:30am, and 10 in line by opening. They had 6 day seats available at £12.50 that are standing room only. The location to stand is at the back of the theatre but the view is still fantastic as the theatre is quite small. There is a lot of room around the top and there is a padded rail in front of you that you can lean against. You are not allowed to sit. I was nervous about having the tenacity to stand but the show is so enjoyable that it was not a problem
in fact it was sort of nice to have some room and freedom to move to the music.
Saturday 3rd August 2019. I was the first at 6.45am, the next few arrived approximately every 15minutes until 8.30am-ish and a few more just before 10am. 9 people total. There were no standing tickets for the matinee, however I got one for the evening show. They said the cast members are using them for friends.. same thing happened during the cast change week I believe.
Monday 19th August 2019. I arrived there at 7am, was the first one in line. Two people arrived around 9am. There was only one standing room available (which I got) and no seats.
Monday 26th August 2019. Strategised for Bank Holiday Monday: arrived from hotel at 7am, only one person in line ahead of me, two more gals came by 9am. Just before opening, the box office let us know 4 standing seats – exactly as we needed!!
Thursday 5th September 2019. Arrived at 10:30am. Both matinee and that evening's performance available, so got the evening performance no problem.
Probably 15 people standing that night.
Saturday 19th October 2019, the matinee show. We arrived at the theatre just at 11am and thought to just try our luck. Standing tickets were available for both matinee and evening. We got 2 tickets for the matinee and were told there are max. 10 people standing at each show. 8-9 people were standing at the show and we had excellent view!

The Man In The White Suit
Stalls row A
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Box Office discretion via both outlets. Box office and Todaytix £20
From 10am at the theatre box office, maximum 2 per person.
App TodayTix are offering £20 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

Reader reports:
Wednesday 2nd October 2019. 2pm from box office, 2 x £20 tickets for Friday. Apparently they don't have many asking for day seats just now and they release a few in advance.
Monday 18th November 2019. Arrived at 9am. No-one else joined the queue at all! Got seats C11 and C12 in the stalls. Fabulous seats, £20 each.


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