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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.

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Reader of this page, in line for "day seats" (clockwise), "Fatal Attraction" in March 2014, "Scottsboro Boys" in November 2014, "Made In Dagenham" in November 2014, "Mephis" in November 2014, "Miss Saigon" in December 2014.

 

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Theatre Name / Show Title Usual
Location
Likely Number of seats Price Notes / Reader Experiences
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Adelphi
Made In Dagenham
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £25 Maximum 2 per person, available from 10am at the theatre box office. Often seats are the outermost pairs (slightly restricted view row B back) in rows A to E of the stalls.
11th October 2014: 2 people waiting at 10am.
Reader report: 24th October 2014: First in queue and only one in queue at 08:20am. Total of 3 day seaters at 10am.
Reader report: 1st November 2014: It's 9.30am and I'm still the only one in the queue! Been here since 8am!
Reader report: 8th November 2014: For the matinee. Was first in the queue at 8.30am. No one else appeared until after 9am. 10 people all together when box office opened. Got row A stalls 9 and 10.
Reader report: 19th November 2014: 5 people waiting at 9:55am!
Reader report: 10th January 2015: 7 people at 10am this morning.
Reader report: 11th February 2015: Wanted a matinee ticket, arrived there at 11am and got row A seat 14.
Reader report: 18th February 2015: Picked up a day seat for the matinee B7. No queue around 10.45am.
Reader report: 20th February 2015: arrived at 8am, first in the queue. We were still the only ones at 10am.
Reader report: 28th February 2015: Arrived after 11am to no queue and got C7 and 8 at the day seat rate.
Aldwych
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
      No Policy.
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.
 
Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue
My Night With Reg
      No Policy. The "Barclays Front Row" Seats Scheme applies:
Stalls row A, and stalls boxes A and B will go on sale each Monday, for performances in the week beginning two weeks later EXCEPT for Press Night performances. Priced £10 each, they will be available online via nimaxtheatres.com, by telephone with the same company or in person at the box office. There is no booking fee by any method.
 
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. A reader feels that 8am is the latest you can arrive on most days.
Reader report: (24th April 2013) matinee. Got there at 1pm. I got seat A20 so I'm not sure if it was just a quiet day or because it was a matinee but I don't feel the queue is anywhere near as crazy as it used to be. In the end not even the whole of the front row was filled.
Reader report: "Tuesday 16th July 2013: 11.10 am - Missed the last day seat by ten minutes!"
Reader report: "Saturday 17th August 2013: arrived at 7:45am and was third in line. Both people ahead of us were buying tickets for the matinee so we managed to bag the centre seats for the evening performance.
Kept an eye on the queue as it grew and at 9am there was only 12 people. By the time the box office opened at 10am there was probably only 24 people. Given that there are two shows I would've thought that everybody would have at least got something for either of today's shows."
Reader report: "September 17th 2013. Got there at 8:30am ish and were 2nd in line."
Reader report: "10th January 2014. Pass the line most days around 9.30am - rarely more than few people."
Reader report: "1st January 2014 - went there in the cold at 8am. 5th person in the line. The first person came at 6am."
Reader report: "2nd April 2014. Arrived at 8.30am, 2nd in line."
Reader report: "12th April 2014: Just got a ticket for today's matinee, even at 11.30am lots of dayseats left!"
Reader report: April 2014. Over the last few weeks at 9.30am queue ranged from 3 to 30! Sometimes seats were even available into the afternoon. So, big variation."
Reader report: 21st June 2014. 5th in line at 7:45am. 9 at 8:00am, 15 at 8:20am, 17 at 8:40am, 20 at 9:00am, 29 at 9:20am. Over 40 when the box office opened at 10am.
Reader report: 23rd June 2014: 8am, 8 in the queue. 8:15am, 14 people. 8:19 am, 16 people.
Reader report: 12th July 2014: Arrived around 10:20am and got a ticket Saturday evening. Day seats price, row D.
Reader report: 16th July 2014: 4th in line at 7:30am, 24+ by 9am today.
Reader report: 30th July 2014: 6.50am, 7th in queue. At 8.50am, about 25 people in the queue.
Reader report: 18th August 2014: 09:24am, queue was 30 people in total.
Reader report: 29th August 2014: It's 7:30am and there are 17 people here.
Reader report: 30th August 2014. I arrived at the theatre just after 8.30am and there were at least 30 people in the queue and by 10am about 50. I managed to get the last two day seats for the matinee performance for £29.50 each. Once the box office opened I only had to wait about 10 minutes before I was served.
Reader report: 27th September 2014. 8th Anniversary of Wicked today, 7th in queue at 6.50am, 13 here at 7.50am.
Reader report: 18th October 2014: 16 people at 8:45am.
Reader report: 25th November 2014: Got there at 7am, nobody joined until 9.05am, 3 people in the queue at 9.15am.
Reader report: 11th December 2014: 5th in line at 9.00am.
Reader report: 20th December 2014: At 9:45am - about 25-30 people in line.
Reader report: 31st December 2014: 8.29am and I am 5th in the queue.
Reader report: 17th January 2015: There must be around 60 to 70 people in the day seat queue this morning!
Reader report: 23rd January 2015: Only 9 people in the day seat queue at 9.40am!
Reader report: 24th January 2015: 40 people at 10am.
Reader report: 26th January 2015: Only 10 people in the Wicked dayseat queue at 10am!
Reader report: 29th January 2015: Only 5 people at 9.15am.
Reader report: 21st February 2015: 50+ people in the queue at 9.50am.
Reader report: 11th March 2015: got seat A 18 for wicked matinee at 1pm, others were buying day seats for the evening next to me, quiet!
Reader report: 21st March 2015:  Arrived at 7:15am, 6 people in front of me (1 group of 4, 1 group of 2). Next group of 4 arrived at 7:30am.
Arts
Bad Jews
 
      No policy.
Cambridge
Matilda
 
Upper Circle rows J and 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. A reader advises arriving 3 hours before the box office opens.
Reader report: 19th November 2013: Our group of 6 arrived between 7.30am and 7.40am. 8 other people arrived at 7.45am, two more at 8.15am. We were lucky and got the tickets we wanted.
Reader report: 24th November 2013: 9.05am 17 people in line.
Reader report: 21st January 2014. Got in line at 7.40am and were 6/7th in the queue. At 9.15am there were 16 people waiting. Allocated seats G31 and G32 as it was quiet.
Reader report: 31st December 2013 - went there at 8:30am, ended up to be 17th person so left the line. Came back again on 24th January.2014 at 8.30am, 15th person in the line. got G12 upper circle. The first person in the line from both days said they came at 7am.
Reader report: 28th February 2014: At 9am there were 11 people waiting, first ones arrived at 7.30am. Got G12 upper circle.
Reader report: 13th March 2014: 8.20am. First in line.
Reader report: Sunday 23rd March 2014. Arrived at 9.40am, 12 people in queue, we made 14, no one joined after us. Got seats in the upper circle, G1 and G2.
Reader report: 26th April 2014. Arrived at 7.45am and about 8 people in front.
Reader report: 18th June 2014. arrived at 7:45am. 7 people ahead (started as 6 - one was keeping a place for another). 14 people queuing in all now at 8:20am.
Reader report: 19th July 2014: 8:03am on a Saturday morning and I'm the 11th in the queue.
Reader report: 20th August 2014: 6.40am:  5 in queue.
Reader report: Tuesday 26th August 2014: We got 2 16-25 tickets in the upper circle. We arrived at 7 am and were 8th & 9th in line.
Reader report: Wednesday 22nd October 2014: Arrived at 7.50am and were 12th and 13th in line. One person joined the queue about 20 minutes later and the next person after that joined at 9am. By the time the box office opened, there were only 19 of us in the queue, and we got upper circle seats J14 and J15 for the evening show as the matinee only had single seats left.
Reader report: 30th October 2014: Arrived at 7:30am. Didn't fill until 9am.
Reader report: 25th November 2014: Only 9 people queuing at 9.46am.
Reader report: 29th November 2014: 7:55am 10 people in queue.
Reader report: 7th January 2015: 2 at 7.30am.
Reader report: 5th February 2015: 5 people at 9am.
Reader report: 18th February 2015: 10 people at 7.30am.
Reader report: 24th March 2015: Only 10 in the queue by 10am.
 
Criterion
39 Steps
 
      No policy.
Dominion
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
      No policy.
Donmar Warehouse
Closer
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.
Duchess
The Play That Goes Wrong
      No policy.
Duke Of York's
The Nether

Stalls row BB
 
10 £10 Be aware that there is a table in front of central seats throughout the performance, that the front stage has been extended and that significant amounts of action takes place at a high level at the back of the stage.
Reader report: 14th February 2015: Only 4 people there when the box office opened today! Was the only person queuing until 9.30am.
Reader report: 26th February 2015: Got seat at 11.30am. Still available for both afternoon and evening.
Fortune
The Woman In Black
 
      No policy.
Garrick
Let It Be
     
No policy. The front row of the stalls is sold very cheaply in advance, though.
 
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.
Reader report: Thursday 27th June 2013. Arrived 8:40am for day seats on a matinee day and was 14th in line. Got the last two seats for the matinee.
Reader report: Saturday 13th July 2013: 8.40 am - got the last 2 seats on both ends of the first row for the evening.
Reader report: Tuesday 12th November 2013: 8:30am, 7th in line, 12 people in line at 10am.
Reader report: 19th July 2014. got here at 7:55am, 2 people in front of us. 14 people at 9:45am.
Reader report: 23rd July 2014. 7am. Just me waiting. No one else turned up until 9.15am, and I don't think the line was full by 10am. Maybe just about. Got middle front row - high stage, but worth it!
Reader report: 28th July 2014: Got there at 9:15am, only one person there. 4 people in line at 9:30am; 6 when box office opened at 10am.
Reader report: 31st July 2014. I was 4th in line at 8.15am.
Reader report: 12th August 2014. Sold out of day seats but I went around 2pm and they offered me a £37.50 seat for £25.
Reader report: 3rd September 2014. Second in day seat queue! Arrived 8.30am. There's a dog in the queue too.
Reader report: 22nd October 2014. I got to the box office at about 9.50am and was tenth in the queue and only one other person joined the queue by the time I got served at 10.15am. (2 people dropped out after they realised they were a the wrong theatre as they wanted tix for Les Miz). I got stalls seat L6.
Reader report: 12th January 2015: Arrived at 9am and was first in the queue. Second person arrived at about 9.20am and only 6 in the queue when ticket office opened at 10am. I got 2 tickets right in the middle of row Q (stalls), I then re-joined the queue and got another 2 tickets in the stage level box.
Reader report: 13th January 2015: First in queue at 9am, only two of us still at 9.25am.
Reader report: 21st January 2015: Arrived at 8.30am and was first there, next people didn't arrive until 9.30am! By box office opening at 10am there were about 10 people in total waiting. Suggest a freezing cold Wednesday in January is a good time to try with minimal wait!
Reader report: 22nd January 2015. Got the last day ticket (B17) available at 1.40pm.
Reader report: 3rd February 2015: First in line at 9am.
Reader report: 11th February 2015: Today at 9.20am, first in line. At 10am only 4 people waiting. Got row C seat 12.
Reader report: 21st February 2015: Arrived at 8am. One person already there and one arrived shortly after us. Around 13 people in the queue by 9.30am. There were 11 tickets available for the matinee and 11 for the evening.
Harold Pinter
Sunny Afternoon
      No traditional "Day Seats." Instead the policy is ‘Late Release Value Seats’ priced £15 each:
Every Friday, a number of these "best available" seats will be released, priced £15 each, for the following week's performances.
They are distributed throughout the theatre, depending on availability.
There is no limit to purchase per person, and the number available will vary per performance.
They can be purchased online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office.
Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Harvey
Stalls
row A
12 £21.50 Sold from 10am. 1 per person.
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 report: 15th January 2015: Given row C seat 18 in the stalls for £25! 11.55am.
Reader report: 5th February 2015: 8:55, first in queue, given stalls B8. There were 12 persons in the queue when box office opened.
Reader report: 12th February 2015: I arrived at 9.30am. There was already a large group waiting about 10 people who were together. Got R23.
Reader report: 19th March 2015: arrived at 8:30am, first in queue. 8 people when box office opened. Got stalls B11.
London Palladium
Cats
Box Office discretion Box Office discretion £25 Sold from 10am, limited to 2 per person maximum.
These are pairs of seats are normally located at the extreme ends of rows C to I in the stalls, plus upper circle boxes E1, F1, EE1 and FF1 (seating 2 in each box).
A number of readers have not been impressed with the view from stalls day seats - please be aware that these are the cheapest seats in the venue and priced according to sight lines... you do "get what you pay for" with them, the monkey feels.
Reader report: 6th December 2014. Arrived 7:15am, 3rd in queue. On opening at 10am easily 20+ people. Day seats were in the extreme left and right stalls rows C to I.
Reader report: 18th December 2014. Was offered stalls I1+2, the guy said that was the best option and I was first in the queue. I arrived at 9.10am and there was no queue! At 9.45am two more people joined so there were 3 people total at 10am.
Reader report: 24th December 2014. Was 3rd in line at 8:30am, 5 of us by 9am, then a bunch joined at 9:45am. Was give the end pair of row I.
Reader report: 10th January 2015: Arrived at 6.15am. First in the queue. Others joined around 7.30am. By 10am about 49 people in queue.
Reader report: 14th January 2015: first in line at 8:30am.
Reader report: 31st January 2015: 7:00am 5th in queue. 9:15am, 24 people and counting.
Reader report: 7th February 2015: Arrived 7am (on Nicole's last day) was 10th... by 9:45am there was 65 and adding...
Reader report: 18th February 2015: Arrived at 10:15am. There was no queue and I managed to get 2 day seats F1 and F2 for the evening performance.
Lyceum
The Lion King
 
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, at box office discretion.
No reader reports on when to arrive, though.
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Thriller - Live
      No policy.
New London
War Horse
 

Box Office discretion.

Box Office discretion. £15 Insider advice is that there aren't often folk queuing even at 10am, so 9.30am outside school holiday time should be fine. From 9am at "peak" times. Do remember there are some great £15 seats sold in advance too.
Reader report: 31st December 2013: Went there at 9:30am, 4th person in line, got the front row seat but the stage is quite low so the view was totally great.
Reader report: Took me two (or 1.5) attempts! Monday 20th January 2014, all gone when I arrived at 12pm (I was hoping I would hit reeeeally lucky but clearly this is still a popular show!). Wednesday 22nd January 2014 - arrived at 10am and got two £25 tickets. We were row AA right in the middle (AA19 and 20) which were probably the best seats in the house the the horses come right up to you! They had run out of the £15 tickets (10 per day) at that time but those were AA seats at the side so we were very happy with ours."
Reader report: 15 February 2014: Joined the day seat queue at 9am. There were 3 people before us but we easily got our 2 first row tickets!
Reader report: 9th August 2014. 10am. Got first row Day Seat to this evening's performance. Glad I was by the ticket office early. Sales opened at 9:15am instead of 10am.
Reader report: 30th August 2014: 7 people at 8:30am.
Reader report: 25th November 2014: Only 2 people queuing when I walked past at 9.20am.
Reader report: 5th February 2015. Was first in line at 8.30am, 6 waiting by 10am. Got stalls F 37.
Reader report: 20th February 2015: 8th in the queue at 9am.
Reader report: 3rd March 2015: Second in queue at 9.10am, 8 of us by 10am.
Reader report: 12th March 2015. Second in queue at 9.30am; about 10 of us by 10am. Got second row stalls for matinee for £15.
Reader report: 13th March 2015. 8 people in the queue for warhorse at 9:30am this morning. We arrived at 9am and were the first.
 
Noel Coward
Shakespeare In Love
 
Box office discretion. 16 £15 Reader report: 10th July 2014: 'I asked the box office about day seats for Shakespeare In love, and got the reply as "just turn up at 10am"'
Reader report: 12th July 2014: arrived at 10:15am, all front rows are gone. Got Circle C row for £15.
Reader report: 19th July 2014: Arrived 10am. 7 in queue. Got matinee day seats Dress Circle G22 and 23. Very good view.
Reader report: 17th September 2014: No problems getting tickets at 10.15am.
Reader report: 17th September 2014: arrived 10:10am and got the front row, no problem for the evening performance. I was told that the queues are quite different each day.
Reader report: 28th February 2015: I am second queuing at 9:30am. Got dress circle row C.
Reader report: 9th March 2015: I was first person at 9am.
Reader report: 23rd March 2015. Was first in line at 9:10am this morning, only 2 of us by 10am. Row S seats in the stalls for £15 each.
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
Clarence Darrow
 
Box office discretion 20 £10 Normally upper circle slip restricted view benches.
At the 2014 run, the monkey had reports that queues sometimes began at 10.30pm the night before, and that 4am was pretty usual.
Reader report: 19th March 2015. 6am, 4 people in front of us.
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
 
Grass Banks variable will be announced in 2015. Sold on the day of performance only from 5pm (Noon for afternoon performances), subject to weather and production design. Limited to 2 per person if sold.
Palace
The Commitments
 
       No policy.
Phoenix
Bend It Like Beckham
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £15 No location information available yet - the monkey will update when details are known.
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.
Playhouse
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Box Office Discretion. Box Office Discretion. £20 The number of seats and location will vary depending on overall ticket availability on the day of the performance.

Reader report: 17th December 2014: Got middle of row A for £20 each. 3 of us by 9:45am and 2 more by 10am.
Reader report: 20th December 2014: Got stalls G3 and 4 at 10.50am. No limit on the number of tickets I could have had today.
Reader report: 23rd December 2014: Not a soul here besides me at 09.54am.
Reader report: 24th January 2015: came at 9am, 2 people in front of me, first one came at 7am, second one at 8:10am. 14 at 10am.
Reader report: 9th February 2015: Only person there at 10am when box office opened, given stalls H9 and 10.
Reader report: 12th February 2015: Arrived at 10.20am. Got seat H9.
Reader report: 27th December 2015. Got day seat stalls D 14 at about 3 pm.
 
Prince Edward
Miss Saigon
Stalls row A plus Box Office discretion 17 in row A, plus Box Office discretion £20 Sold on the day of performance, from 10am when the box office opens. Maximum 2 per person. Photo ID required.
Reader report: Saturday 3rd May 2014 (first preview). 23 tickets - all front row. 20 pounds each. ID required plus signature. You get a voucher to bring back. Tickets to be handed out 15 minutes before show starts. Person who buys ticket must show up with ID and sign again. May be more tickets as seats are added.
At 8:15, I was number 9 in line. By 10:00 a.m., 25-30 people in line.
Reader report: Monday 5th May 2014: First in line at 7:45am, about 9 queuing at 9:30am.
Reader report: Saturday 10th May 2014. Arrived at 7.20am and was second in line; the queue quickly grew as we approached 8am. Got two seats - stalls centre front row for Saturday evening. A box office worker came out at 10am to remind everyone that photo ID is required, so luckily I had something with me.
Reader report: 5th June 2014. Got 2 tickets for the Thursday matinee at 11am. They had 6 seats left. Stalls row T. Good view.
Reader report: 11th June 2014. 7.20am. 4th in line. pic.twitter.com/CMI8dnyrZT
Reader report: 11th June 2014. Got a Day Seat for Evening performance at 11am today: just a single but pretty good!
Reader report: 12th June 2014. 9.12am. I have just passed by the queue of 25 for day seats.
Reader report: 19th June 2014. At 7:45am there were 9 people in the queue.
Reader report: 31st July 2014. Passed the theatre at 8.10am, around 15 to 20 people in line.
Reader report: 31st July 2014: 12.10pm. Row G stalls (side) at day seat price, no front row left.
Reader report: 9th August 2014: Arrived at 07:10am and I am 15th in queue - ouch! Got front row centre!
Reader report: 21st August 2014. Overslept, so joined back of queue at 10:15am. Was offered row D seats 29 and 30 for price of a day seat!
Reader report: 27th August 2014: I got 2 day seats in the front row. Was the 8th in line at 7:55 am. Next one came at 8:35 am.
Reader report: 27th August 2014: I waited until around 11:45am and got Loge 3, seat 1.
Reader report: 28th August 2014. 40 in queue by 10am, but 2 performances so got good front row seats.
Reader report: 17th September 2014: 8.45am. 4th in queue. No problems getting tickets.
Reader report: 20th September 2014: 6.15am. 4 people in line.
Reader report: 27th September 2014:
In the queue since about 8:10am. 20 people in front of me already! Got front row A12 and A13.
Reader report: 8th October 2014: First in the queue at 8:45am today! Think the rain must have put people off. Softies! Still only 5 people by 10am.
Reader report: 24th October 2014: 8.50am, 11th in line.
Reader report: 4th November 2014. 9am: 2 waiting.
Reader report: 5th November 2014: 9.10am: 2 waiting.
Reader report: 17th November 2014: 3 at 9am, 8 by 10am.
Reader report: 27th November 2014: 12th in line at 9.21am.
Reader report: 29th November 2014: 7:55am 5 people in queue.
Reader report: 12th December 2014: Arrived at 8.40am, third in line.. By 10am, there were 10 in queue.
Reader report: 2nd January 2015: 32nd person in the queue arriving at 9.50am. Got 2 dress circle seats for £20 each.
Reader report: 3rd January 2015: 14th in the queue at 9.25am.
Reader report: 5th January 2015. arrived at 11.30am and I got A14 and A15.
Reader report: 6th January 2015: First in line at 9.20am. 8 of us at 10am.
Reader report: 15th January 2015: 6 people in line at 8:40am.
Reader report: 22nd January 2015: Nobody at 9am. 12 people at 9:50am.
Reader report: 28th January 2015: 5th in the queue at 8.50am, 2 more people arrived at 9.05am, only 3 more had joined the queue by 10am.
Reader report: 6th February 2015: I was first in line at 8am, got stalls A18.  8.05am, 4 people waiting, including me; at 8.30am - 6, 8.45am - 7,  8.55am - 8, 9.15am - 9, 9.15am - 12, 9.20am - 13, 9.30am - 14, 10am - 15 waiting.
Reader report: 12th February 2015: 8.30am 6th in queue, 10 by 9.45am.
Reader report: 21st February 2015: I'm first and I got in at 7.05. About 10 by 8am. I got stalls A18 at 10am.
Reader report: 21st February 2015: 7:30am, 6 in the queue. 25 at 9.25am.
Reader report: 21st February 2015: 22 at 8.30am.
Reader report: 20th March 2015. Arrived at the theatre at approximately. 9:35am. There were 9 people in front of us. At 10am there were more than 20 people waiting. We got A16 and A17 which was surprising as I would have assumed the first ones in line to get middle seats. However, it seemed like they started to sell from the sides to middle. We heard that the guy behind us was told that he got the last day seats, no idea what happened to all the others waiting. We got vouchers and then the actual tickets before the show in the evening.
 
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, bring valid ID with them and pay by CASH ONLY. 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.
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
 
      No policy for current production "Who Cares."
Savoy
Gypsy
Upper Circle Box office discretion £25 "A small, limited, number may be available on the day at £25 each in the Grand Circle only; this is strictly subject to availability and may be in the restricted view seats: Two per person; in person; from 10.00am on the day from March 30th 2015; should a particular performance be busy; this offer would be withdrawn."
 
Shaftesbury
Memphis The Musical
Stalls row BB 17 £20 Reader report: 1st November 2014. 2 people 7.30am. 6 by 8.30am. 15 by 9.30am. 30 at 10am opening.
Reader report: 5th November 2014: 9.10am: 4 waiting.
Reader report: 6th November 2014: 8.55am. I'm second in the queue.
Reader report: 8th November 2014. 9:58am. 20 people ahead of me. Evening gone by 10:10am. I managed to get matinee. All gone by 10:16am!
Reader report: 18th November 2014: Only me waiting at 10am.
Reader report: 22nd November 2014: about 24 people in queue at 10am. Managed to get row T stalls.
Reader report: 29th November 2014: 7:45am and 3rd in queue. 5 people at 7.55am. 15 people at 8:45am, majority wanting the evening performance.
Reader report: 29th December 2014. Nobody waiting at 10am.
Reader report: 5th January 2015: 9:15am and 2nd in queue. Now 9:50am and 5 of us in line. Got BB19 and 20.
Reader report: 7th January 2015: Bought 2 at 10.08am.
Reader report: 10th January 2015: 5th in queue at 8am, about 30 by 10am.
Reader report: 16th January 2015: 3 people there at 9:20am, 6 by doors at 10am.
Reader report: 20th January 2015: 3rd in line at 9.30am this morning, 8 people when the box office opened.
Reader report: 30th January 2015: 3 in line before 9am, 7 in line at 9:10am.
Reader report: 4th February 2015: only the two of us at 8.45am, 3 more people by 9.30am, 2 more joined the queue just before 10am.
Reader report: 5th February 2015: 2 people at 9am.
Reader report: 13th March 2015: I arrived at about 10.05am and there were three people in front of me. I got a ticket without any problems in the front row of the stalls for £20. The front row was full so obviously all the day seats has been sold.
Reader report 19th March 2015: Passed by the theatre at approximately 10:30am and got two day seats in row BB.
 
St James
The Three Lions
      No policy.
St Martin's
The Mousetrap
 
From 29th June 2015: Stalls row A 16 £26.50 From 29th June 2015, stalls row A will be sold as "Day Seats" at all performances.
Trafalgar Studio 1
The Ruling Class
      No policy.
Trafalgar Studio 2
The Father
      No policy.
Vaudeville
Oppenheimer
Box office choice. Box office choice. £10 Sold from 10am, locations and number at box office discretion. Maximum 2 per customer.
 
Victoria Palace
Billy Elliot
 
Row A Stalls and Dress Circle Side Slips 20

£20.70 / £28.70

Sold from 10am. Credit / debit card required.

Arriving from 9am is normally OK, and do remember that you can also buy many cheap front row stalls seats in advance from the official website www.victoriapalacetheatre.co.uk

Reader report: "Wednesday 17th May 2013: 11am - My friend got a day seat in the 3rd row, still said she couldn't see the floor, but much better than the first row would have been. She is 163cm tall."
Reader report: "25th January 2014 - went there at 9:30am on a Saturday. 5th person in the line. Got the front row seat. Stage is quite high but I'm 181cm and don't really mind about actors’ feet."
 

Wyndhams
A View from The Bridge
Box office choice. Box office choice. £20 Sold from 10am, locations and number at box office discretion.
Reader report: 23rd March 2015. Got there at 7:15am and was 4th in the queue. Next person arrived at 8am ish.

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