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DAY SEAT INFORMATION
for current West End productions.

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

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

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

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


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

 

or feel free to email us on the usual address.

 

Theatre Name / Show Title Usual
Location
Likely Number of seats Price Notes / Reader Experiences
Add your experience - CONTACT US.
Adelphi
Kinky Boots
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £20 Maximum 2 per person, available from 10.30am (official box office time quoted by them to the monkey, one reader noted it was as early as 10.10am on the first day of previews, though). Usually stalls row A, (plus outermost pairs in B to E to 24th September 2016) are the seats allocated. Around 29 in A (split between counter sales and TodayTix - see below, plus extra as they choose.

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

Reader reports:
For earlier reports, click here.
2nd December 2015: 3rd in queue at 7.45am, 6 by 8am.
2nd December 2015: 2nd in queue at 7:15am. By 10:30am there were over 20 people, probably increased by the 2-show day!
4th December 2015. Arrived stupidly early 6.40am. 4 in queue at 10.30am. Got stalls A20 & A19.
19th December 2015. 10 people in front of me at 8.30am.
23rd December 2015. 7.30am, 3rd in line.
30th December 2015. 4 in the queue at 7:35am, 5 by 7.40am.
30th December 2015. 16th in line at 9.50am.
2nd January 2016. 7.30am, 6th in queue.
8th January 2016. 8.10am, third in queue.
9th January 2016. 7.17am and already 10 here.
9th January 2016. Showed up for day seats at 10.30am and got Row T stalls for the evening! 2 seats together with around 35 people in front of us too!
6th February 2016. 7.15am and 7th in queue. Getting on for 20 people at 8.40am.
Saturday 13th February 2016. 3rd and 4th at 7:45am. 3 more by 8am.
Thursday 25th February 2016. 7:50am, 1st two in line. 2 more people arrived 9:20am. We got 4 tickets right in the middle of the front row!
Thursday 10th March 2016. No one in line at 8:20am.
Friday 11th March 2016. 7:50am, and first one there. Next person arrived at 8:15am.
Friday 11th March 2016. 6 in at 8:40am.
Wednesday 16th March 2016. 3rd in line at 8.30am.
Saturday 26th March 2016. 6:10am, we're the first ones there, wohoo!
Saturday 9th April 2016. Second person at 7.30am.
Wednesday 20th April 2016: I arrived at 10.15am. Selling of day seats starts 10.30am. 6 people in the row. Got perfect seat first row 3 seats from the middle.
 

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.
Reader reports:
25th July 2015: Five of the day seats (mine included) were occupied at the matinee performance. I had no trouble buying one at 11am.
Wednesday 30th March 2016. Went to box office at 2.30pm. Ticket left in the front row as day seats. When I wasn't sure if I wanted it, he offered me a £70 pound ticket in front row of circle for the same price. Incredible view!!
 
Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue
Nell Gwynn
Stalls row A, plus stalls boxes. 20 £15
Available to personal callers at the box office from 10am. The theatre warn that box seats have a restricted view, missing action at the sides of the stage. Row A seats may look upwards and miss floor action.
Reader report:
Wednesday 10th February 2016. Well worth it. Front row, amazing view and £15 a piece. Very happy evening at an awesome play!
Saturday 13th February 2016. Just got a ticket for this evening, (none left for afternoon); turned up at 10:25am - no queue!
Wednesday 17th February 2016. Arrived at 12:30pm and was told they were sold out for the matinee, but offered me a Half-price Band A ticket in the stalls instead.
Wednesday 9th March 2016. 9.05am. 2 in the queue.
Wednesday 16th March 2016. I got to the box office at 10:30am, and they were sold out of both matinee and evening tickets.
Thursday 17th March 2016.  1st in line at 9.40am.
Thursday 17th March 2016. Exactly 2 day seats left in the front row at 10.45am, no one else in the box office.
Saturday 2nd April 2016. Arrived at 9.40am, seventh in the queue. No-one else arrived until 10am, when around eight people joined the queue. Fairly even split between evening and matinee requests.
Tuesday 12th April 2016. 9.30am, and I'm the only person here! Got front row centre.
Wednesday 20th April 2016. arrived at 9.30am, 13 people in front. We didn't get in, sadly (only one seat left when we got to box office for each performance).
Wednesday 27th April 2016.11th in line at 9.10am, got 2 tickets. 19 people in line at 9.40am, over 30 by 9.55am.
Friday 29th April 2016. 1st at 8:30,am 10 by 9:45am.
 
Apollo Victoria
Wicked
 
Stalls row A 24 £29.50 The most notorious day seat line in London. Battle the obsessive fans and you could get lucky. Read more here - including "day seat" reports going back to 2013. A reader feels that 8am is the latest you can arrive on most days. The most recent "day seat" reports are below:
30th July 2015: 8.15am. Just walked past the theatre, just 2 people queueing?? #woah #quiet #wicked.
22nd August 2015. 8.30am and there's 20 people in line.
24th October 2015. 6 of us at 7:10am. About 25 to 30 by 10am.
11th November 2015. 7.50am. Me and 1 other in queue.
13th November 2015. 4th in the queue at 9am. 4 more at 9:15am. Got A 20 to 23.
19th December 2015. 19 people at 9am. I got the penultimate pair of evening tickets (matinee sold out) and I arrived at 9.30am.
16th January 2016. 14th in line 8:25am today.
Tuesday 16th February 2016. Three people in queue at 7:50am.
Thursday 18th February 2016. 4th in line at 6.15am!!
Thursday 17th March 2016. I was the first at 07:15am. 07:50am still the only one in line.
Monday 21st March 2016. 4th in here at 8:40am.
Saturday 26th March 2016. 8 in queue at 8am.
Friday 8th April 2016. 8.30am and 9th in line. There are 16 in the line at 9am.
Wednesday 20th April 2016: Got the last day seats at 11am.
 
Arts
All That Fall
      No policy.
Cambridge
Matilda
 
Upper Circle rows G to K 16 £5 For those aged 16 to 25 ONLY. Limited to 1 per person, and may be paid for in cash or by credit card and PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED. The booking must be done by the person who will be using the ticket. Other seats may be substituted.
A reader advises arriving 3 hours before the box office opens.
For earlier reports, click here.
Reader report: 20th October 2015. Got there at 8.20am, 2 more people arrived at 8.30am.
Reader report: 27th October 2015. only 11 at 9 am, first ever day seat ticket!!
Reader report: 31st October 2015. 1st in line at 7:25am, 8 in line at 7:56am. Over 20 by 10am.
Reader report: 6th in line at 8:30am, 8 more by 10am.
Reader report: 25th November 2015. 8th in line at 8.45am.
Reader report: 29th November 2015. 12th in line at 9am. Not very busy.
Reader report: 17th January 2016. I turned up at the theatre at 8.30am and was fourth in line and was given seat G12 in the upper circle. There were 18 people in the queue when the box office opened at 10am.
Reader report: 24th January 2016. 7 in the queue at 8:20am, 15 at 8:30am and 18 and 8:45am.
Reader report: 17th February 2016. 6 in queue at 8.45am.
Thursday 25th February 2016. only 2 in line at 9.10am.
Saturday 27th February 2016. 10th and 11th the queue at 9am!
Sunday 20th March 2016. 3rd in line at 8.15am.
Wednesday 23rd March 2016. 10th in line at 9:05am.
Thursday 31st March 2016. Arrived at 8:20am (4th in line) - first one came at 7:15am). 16 of us when box office opened. :)
 
Criterion
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
      None.
Dominion
The War Of The Worlds
Box office choice. Box office choice. £25 Monday to Thursday ONLY, and NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE. The box office only find out on the morning of each day if they will be doing them or not.
Reader reports:
Monday 22nd February 2016: Queued at 9am, and was the only one till 10am. Got a perfect stalls Seat (6. Row middle).
 
Donmar Warehouse
Elegy
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
Doctor Faustus
Box office choice. Box office choice. £35 NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE. Number and allocation at box office discretion.
Reader reports:
Wednesday 20th April 2016: Was offered G4 in the stalls.
Thursday 21st April 2016. At 1.30pm got myself a Day Seat for the 2:30pm performance. £35 stalls middle! Amazing.
 
Fortune
The Woman In Black
 
      No policy.
Garrick
The Painkiller
 
Stalls row AA 12 £15
The front row of the stalls will be sold as "day seats" through a lottery at Today Tix.
http://qaweb.todaytix.com/announcements/kenneth-branagh-theatre-company/. It is possible to write to the comany to be entered into this draw, too.
A reader said, on 14th October 2015: Foyer looking like a building site but the box office was open and he confirmed that they were offering no day seats 'from here', only cancellations and returns.
2nd April 2016: I was told that their policy is "returns will be sold from 6.30pm" so I queued from about 6.20pm - and they sold them at about 6.45/6.50pm-ish. They only had two returns, which they sold me for cash at face value less booking fee, stalls seats T1 and T2.
 
Gielgud
The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £15 Sold from 10am. Limited to 2 per person.
During the previous run at the Apollo Theatre, a reader advises arriving 2 hours before the box office opens. Saturdays in particular, those not there by 8.30am or so could well be disappointed.
For earlier reader reports: click here.
Reader report: 21st September 2015. 9.20am, Second in line at 9.20am.
Reader report: 10th October 2015.  4 of us in queue at 8:10am.
Reader report: 14th November 2015. 1st in queue at 8.40am, 8 queuing at 9.40am.
Reader report: 28th November 2015. 7th in the queue at 9:20am. At 10am, 11 people waiting.
Reader report: at 13th January 2016. 9am, I was 5th in line. We got 4 day seats, two front row and two in a box with a partially obstructed view.
Reader report: 2nd February 2016. 3 people at 9am, 7 at 10am.
Thursday 7th April 2016. 9am and 4th in line.
 
Harold Pinter
Sunny Afternoon
      No policy at the moment.
Theatre Royal, Haymarket
How The Other Half Loves
Stalls row A 12 £15 Sold from 10am to personal callers at the box office. If any are left, then they will be sold by phone from 10.30am on 020 7930 8800. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will apply to phone transactions.
Reader reports:
Saturday 2nd April 2016. Joined the queue at 9:20am and was second in line. About 15 of us by 10 am.
 
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.
Reader report: 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?)
Reader report: 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.
Reader report: 10th December 2015.  Arrived 7.15am - first in queue. Approx 10 people in queue at 10am. Got seat B9 in the stalls.
Reader report: 10th December 2015. Turned up at 1.40pm and got seat E15 for £25!!
Reader report: 31st March 2016. About 20 in queue around 9am, about 50 for 10am.
Reader report: 31st March 2016. arrived at 9:15am, 25th in the queue,  got row Q seats 8 and 9 of stalls!
Reader report: 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!
 
London Palladium
No current regular production.
       
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.
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.
 
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Thriller - Live
      No policy.
New London
Show Boat
Stalls row A 10 to 14 and 25 to 29 10 £19.50 (previews)
£25
(main run)
Amazing seats - nothing in front, tonne of legroom, monkey "green" rating!
Reader reports:
Saturday 16th April 2016.  Got to it for 10am and 8th in the queue. Given stalls A12 and 13.
Thursday 21st April 2016. First in line at 8.50am. Second Person arrived at 9.10am, one more at 9.55am! That's all for today. Got stalls A14!
 
Noel Coward
Mrs Henderson Presents
Box Office discretion. Box Office discretion. £25 Available in person at each day from 10.30am.
Reader reports:
Tuesday 9th February 2016: First in line at 8am. Another joined at 8:10am, 3 of us by 9.50am. Got stalls row H 24 and 25.
Friday 12th February 2016. Walked past this morning and there was one man queuing at 8:50am.
Thursday 18th February 2016. 5th in line at 8.40am... Most queuing for the matinee.
Wednesday 16th March 2016. I went to the Noel Coward for matinee seats at 9:55am. Only one lady waiting already. When day seats start selling at 10:30am, we're still 2. Both get first row middle seats.
Wednesday 30th March 2016. Got my day seat at 3pm! Stalls N 6 and 7.
Saturday 16th April 2016. 9:10am, first in line. 3 people at 10am, 10 when box office opened.
 
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
The Caretaker
Stalls Row A and Restricted View Upper Circle 15 stalls, box office discretion upper circle £30 (stalls) / £12 (upper circle) There is a choice of seats, see left.
The box office opens at 10am. If you arrive earlier, go into their cafe, "Penny" and take a numbered voucher. When the box office opens, you will be called to the desk in voucher order. 2 tickets maximum can be purchased per voucher holder. Pay at the time, show ID, then return 30 minutes before the show with ID to collect tickets. Seats will usually be in the top price area, or may have restricted views, then "face value" upper circle and standing places.
 
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Closed for winter.
Grass Banks variable   Now closed for the winter.
Palace
No current production.
       
Phoenix
Guys and Dolls
Box office discretion Box office discretion Box office discretion. There are NO DAY SEATS FOR THIS PRODUCTION. Occasionally, and totally at box office discretion, a price may be offered at the counter on the day, at around £25, IF there is availability to justify it.
Reader reports:
Sunday 20th March 2016. I got a £15 second row dress circle seat at 6pm. Bargain!
 
Piccadilly
Jersey Boys
 
Box Office discretion Minimum of 12 £25 Sold on the day of performance, from 10am when the box office opens. Tuesday to Thursday performances ONLY.
Reader report: 12th August 2014: Got a front row ticket valued at 67.50 at around 1pm.
Reader report: 4th November 2014. 9am: 1 person waiting.
 Reader report: 13th December 2014: First in the queue for Jersey Boys at 8.20am on a Saturday.
Reader report: 15th August 2015: 8.20am. First and Only Waiter till 10 am ... In August dayseats at sat. (35 pounds) (this was a limited offer in August 2015 only - editor).
Playhouse
The End of Longing
Box office discretion Box office discretion £15 From 10.30am.
Reader reports:
Tuesday 2nd February 2016. 6:30am and 1st in line. 4 by opening at 10am. 8 seats in rear stalls and 8 in upper all varied day to day.
Tuesday 9th February 2016. arrived at 8:30am and there was 1 other person. There were 4 at 10am. Got a rear stalls seat.
Friday 19th February 2016. Fourth in line at 9:10am.
Saturday 20th February 2016. 5th person in the queue at 9am, there were 12 by 10am. Got 2 stalls tickets row Q.
Wednesday 9th March 2016. Queue timeline: 09:10am 1st person arrived, 09:15am 2nd person (me) arrived, 09:45am 3rd person arrived, 09:50am 4th person arrived.
Number 1 bought tickets for the next day, so I was 1st for Day tickets and got Stalls P3 and 4 for £15 each.
The box office said they reserve around 16 day seats, typically Stalls Row P (on the sides) and Row Q (centre).
Today was over-cast with a chance of rain and around 7°C, so maybe that's why it wasn't too crowded today.
Wednesday 16th March 2016. At 9am, we were the first two. 9:20am, there were 4, at 9:30am there were 5, 9:40am there were 6 and then 7 by 9:50am. No one new came after and the seats were last two rows of stalls.
Tuesday 29th March 2016. Got to the box office at 10:30am this morning, and pleasantly surprised to find no queue. I had no problem getting 2 day seats at £15 each! The seats are in the stalls Row Q, Seats 12 & 13.
Saturday 23rd April 2016. I arrived at 9.35am and there were 6 people in the queue.
 
Prince Edward
Aladdin
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 For performances from 16th June 2016: A "lottery draw" is held before each performance. Two and a half hours before each performance, personal callers at the venue box office can enter their names.
Entries will close 30 minutes later, and a draw will take place at that time. Winners can then buy up to two £25 tickets with cash only to that day's performance.
The draw may not be offered at all performances.
 
Prince Of Wales
The Book Of Mormon
 
Stalls row A 21 £20  A 'lucky draw lottery' is held before each performance. At 5pm each evening / Noon for afternoon performances, personal callers at the venue box office can enter their names.
Entries will close at 5.30pm / 12.30pm and a draw will take place at that time. Winners must be present when results are announced and bring valid ID with them. A reader in 2016 says that they accepted card payment as well as cash, but still required name ID. This draw is subject to availability. Current odds: about 5 to 1, assuming 100 single people want 1 ticket each. Be prepared to "ditch" if you REALLY want to see the show...
Reader Report: 14th January 2014: Over 300 waiting for the lottery (crazy!), and only 1 returned ticket.
Reader Report: Saturday in April 2014. Tried my luck 3 times before actually winning it!! Saturday matinee seemed like a good time for this since there were obviously fewer people at the lottery. "
Reader report: 23rd August 2014: Crazy lottery today! When my boyfriend had already given up, they released 10 more tickets! We got two Stalls row L!
Reader report: 26th November 2014: I would estimate around 30-40 people had submitted an entry form. One nice touch from the guys handing out the forms was to look out for people only buying one ticket, pair them up with another 'lottery buddy' and get them both to change their requests to 2 tickets - this doubles your chances and gives you someone to chat to.
Reader report: 4th January 2015.  Have done Mormon lottery 5 times over the holidays and won twice, although I would say I was definitely more lucky than most. Number of people varied, maybe nearly on one of the days, always more than 50, although this was Christmas holidays so naturally a busier time.
Queen's
Les Misérables
 
      No policy, too busy at the moment. Upper Circle J1 and 2 for £20 are decent, or A2 and 28 allow you to see almost two thirds of the show at £10. Read more.
A reader also noted that once all other seats are sold, she got £12.50 standing room at 3pm for a Saturday 7.30pm show, but advises turning up far earlier for that.
Royal Court Theatre Downstairs
 
      No policy. On Mondays around half the theatre is sold on the day, at 9am online / 10am if any are left, at the box office in person or by telephone on 020 7565 5000 to the general public. Note that there are rarely any tickets left by 10am for sale through the box office or by phone, so please be aware of this if travelling a long distance.
At "Sold Out" performances, an "in person" waiting list for tickets opens 1 hour before the performance time. Names are added to the list in order of arrival - earliest arrivals (even if arriving more than 1 hour before) will be put first. Worth knowing at busy performances.
EXTRA OFFER
For the play "X," TodayTix are offering £15 "Rush tickets" every Friday and Saturday. Released at 10am for performances on that day, first-come, first-served.
Download the App from www.todaytix.co.uk, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.
 
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs
 
Seat numbers not used in this venue. 20 £20 (£10 Mondays) 20 tickets, sold at the door. On Mondays the theatre is sold on the day, at 9am online. Anything left is sold at 10am to personal callers at the box office or by telephone. At "Sold Out" performances, an "in person" waiting list for tickets opens 1 hour before the performance time. Names are added to the list in order of arrival - earliest arrivals (even if arriving more than 1 hour before) will be put first. Worth knowing at busy performances.
Savoy
Funny Girl
Stalls row BB 15 £15 Maximum of 2 per person. Very limited number available.
Saturday 9th April 2016. First there. No one joined till 9am.
Saturday 9th April 2016. Expected crazy queues, but only about 15 people in queue by the time the Box Office opened.
Wednesday 20th April 2016. There at 8.15am. About ten people at 9am waiting.
 
Shaftesbury
Motown The Musical
      No Day Seats.
St James
My Mother Said I Never Should
      No policy.
St Martin's
The Mousetrap
 
Stalls row A 16  £27.50 (£28.50 Saturday) From 10.30am. Limited to 2 per person maximum. Credit or Debit cards only (not Solo or Electron).

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

Trafalgar Studio 1
The Maids
      No policy.
Trafalgar Studio 2
Boris: World King
      No policy.
Vaudeville
Hand To God
Stalls Row AY 10 £25  Buy in person at the venue box office on Mondays and Wednesday to Saturdays.
On Tuesdays, they are available online only, through the TodayTix app at www.todaytix.co.uk. This is a lottery held every Tuesday. Enter from Midnight until 3.30pm, draw taking place from 3.30pm until 6pm, with 1 hour to claim your tickets.
Reader reports:
Saturday 20th February 2016. Just got matinee day seats at 12.15pm.
Saturday 12th March 2016. Just bought 2 day seats for this evenings' show, stalls F13 and 14, £25 each at 1:45pm.
 
Victoria Palace
No current production.
      Theatre closed for refurbishment.
Wyndhams
People, Places and Things
Stalls row A 11 £25 From 10am to personal callers at the box office only.
A reader in April 2016 warned that they were taking Cash only because their computers were not working, so be prepared.
Reader reports:
Thursday 17th March 2016. 8.30am. Just me here!
Thursday 24th March 2016. Just got Day seats for today's matinee. Only 4 other people in line at 10am when Box Office opened! Easy!
Saturday 2nd April 2016. 9:58am. 19th in line, got two.
Thursday 7th April 2016. Second in line at 8am. 23 at 9.50am.
Thursday 7th April 2016. On this particular day they were only taking cash as the computer wasn't working. 15 in front of us just after 9am, queue was probably around 30 people by 10am.
Monday 18th April 2016. got here 9.10am and only 7 people in queue!
Monday 25th April 2016.  9.06am, I'm 11th. Got 2 tickets. 10 people joined queue at 10am as doors opened, they got tickets as well, around 20 people in all.

 

EXTRA EVENTS

Lyttelton Theatre
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
      Reader reports:
Monday 22nd February 2016. Got here at 8:40am, third in line. Only one more person by opening time 9:30am Got 2 in the front row for £15 each.
Tuesday 23rd February 2016. First in line at 8.15am, when box office opened at 9.30am there where 15 in the queue (mostly for Ma Rainey). Got front row seat 13, perfect for £15!


 
Sunset Boulevard
London Coliseum
      There are no discounted "day seats" for this production. Tickets at full price will be sold if available, and may not happen at every performance.

Reader reports:
Friday 1st April 2016. 5 people when box office opened. No discount, but box office hold some day ticket for every performance.

 

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