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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!

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


 
Reader of this page, in line for "day seats" (clockwise), "Fatal Attraction" in March 2014, "Scottsboro Boys" in November 2014, "Forming a perfect queue of 1 at 'Memphis' in June 2015, "Made In Dagenham" in November 2014, "Mephis" in November 2014, "Miss Saigon" in December 2014.
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.

SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
HAMLET
Barbican Theatre
5th August to 31st October 2015.

This production is SOLD OUT, but there is a "Day Seat" policy:

30 tickets will be sold on the day for each performance from 10.30am at the advance ticket desk (Silk Street entrance), priced £10 each. Seat location at venue discretion. Limited to a maximum of 2 tickets per person. The monkey always advises taking both to be safe, in case one is preferred over the other. Returned or late release tickets may also be sold at that time. The Barbican building opens at 9am - before that, any line will begin outside.

Worth knowing too is that the official hotels operator Entsbreaks.com  may have hotel / ticket packages available to buy in advance.
 

 

Theatre Name / Show Title Usual
Location
Likely Number of seats Price Notes / Reader Experiences
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Adelphi
Kinky Boots
 
Box office choice. Box office choice. £25 (£15 previews to 14th September 2015) Maximum 2 per person, available from 10.30am at the theatre box office.

Online Lottery: TodayTix offers users the chance to secure on-day tickets to that night’s performance. A lottery will run each day 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.
 

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 report: 25th July 2015: Five of the day seats (mine included) were occupied at the matinee performance. I had no trouble buying one at 11am.
 
Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue
Dear Lupin
Stalls row A 14 £15 Maximum 2 per person.
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:
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: 31st January 2015: My friend slept(!!) in front of the theatre to get tickets. She got matinee Stalls A32 - 33 and Evening Stalls A30 - 31. This was Jennifer DiNoia's last performance.
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.
Reader report: 1st April 2015: A Wednesday.
I got there at 8am and there was no one! Two more people came at 9am but it only got busy around 9.30am - but I still think everyone in the queue got tickets.
Reader report: 13th April 2015: Arrived at 8:15am, and unusually the first person there. For some reason, the queue wasn't very busy today. The next people to arrive were at 9:15am, then 9:45am, then 9:55am. Not normally this quiet, even on a Monday. Got the two most central seats - A24 and A25.
Reader report: 30th July 2015: 8.15am. Just walked past the theatre, just 2 people queueing?? #woah #quiet #wicked.
 
Arts
American Idiot
 
      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.
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.
Reader report: 31st March 2015:  Arrived at 9.50am. About 20 people in front of me. Could not get £5 tickets as the girl right in front of me snagged the last one.
Reader report: 1st April 2015: (two shows today) Arrived at 9:07am. 25 people in the queue. Another 15 people behind us by 10am. By the time it got to our turn, afternoon tickets were sold out but we managed to get three separate tickets for the evening.
Reader report: 25th April 2015: 8.40am. Around 20 in the queue.
Reader report: 17th May 2015: Matinee. Got there around 8.15am, 5 people in front of me. Seats: Upper Circle Row G31 - 32. Restricted view but worth the 5 pounds.
Reader report: 24th July 2015: 9th in the queue arriving at 8.15am.
 
Criterion
39 Steps
 
      No policy.
Dominion
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
Box office discretion Box office discretion. £10 / £25 Reader report: 28th April 2015: £10 day seats rows A  to C and £25 rows D back, for what's not sold. Got a  £10 seat at 6.30pm.
Donmar Warehouse
Splendour
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
Hay Fever
      No policy.
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.
Reader report: 6th June 2015: Arrived at 8.23am, and 2 people in front of me.
Reader report: 16th June 2015: We arrived at 8:45am and there were just two of us. 4 at 9am, 6 at 9:45am,
8 at 9:55am and then 11 when the box office opened at 10am. It was quite a disorganised queue, a few discreet jumpers. I asked the box office and was told the current policy is 15 day seats, all £15, all situated in the front row. Issued from centre outwards. Plus, two people were given boxes at either side of the stage. So it's not just the front row they have but they're obviously keen to fill it before issuing box tickets.
 
Harold Pinter
Sunny Afternoon
      No policy at the moment.
Theatre Royal, Haymarket
The Elephant Man
      No policy.
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.
 
London Palladium
Sinatra
Box Office discretion. Box Office discretion. £24.50 Sold from 10am.
Reader report: 11th July 2015: 9.55am, second in the queue, got last row stalls seats for £24.50.
 
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.
Reader report: 31st March 2015: Arrived at 10.13am. No one was there. Got the day seat for B7 as I was the only one. From the website, that ticket originally cost £62.50.
Reader report: 25th June 2015: 10.25am, just got 2 tickets for matinee.
Reader report: 10th July 2015: 9.20am, second in queue.
 
Noel Coward
Impossible
      No policy.
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
High Society
Box office discretion Box office discretion £30 zone A and B / £20 zone C and D The box office will decide on a day to day basis whether it will be offering day seats or not.
If they are, then top non-premium or second price seats will be £30, third and fourth price seats £20.

 
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
 
Grass Banks variable   Not currently available.
Palace
The Commitments
 
       No policy.
Phoenix
Bend It Like Beckham
 
Stalls row A 14 £15 Sold on the day of performance.
Reader report: 24th May 2015: went at 11am, no day seats but would sell a single in the dress circle for day seat rate.
Reader report: 27th May 2015: I got here at 9.20am and 12 in front! Others have joined their friends so 15 in front at 9.50am.
Reader report: 3rd June 2015. I arrived at the box office at 1.15pm. There was no one waiting and I managed to pick up a day seat for the front row. Two seats next to me were also empty so I presume they hadn't sold all of the day seats.
Reader report: 6th June 2015: 9.40am and only 6 people in queue!
Reader report: 24th July 2015: Only one in the queue at 9:07am.
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
1984
Stalls row BB 13 £10 Reader report: 27th June 2015: 4th in queue at 9.45am. 8 by 10am.
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 may be required - a reader noted in June 2015 that it no longer was. Monkey advice is to be safe...
Read more day seat reports, back to May 2014, here.
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.
Reader report: 2nd April 2015: Arrived at 8.40am. 14 people in line.
Reader report: 14th April 2015: First in the queue at 8am.
Reader report: 20th April 2015: four of us in the queue and it's 9:06am.
Reader report: 25th April 2015: 8.40am. 21 in the queue. 40 by 10am.
Reader report: 2nd May 2015: 19 people at 8am.
Reader report: 2nd May 2015: Close to 40 at 9.30am.
Reader report: 4th May 2015: Arrived at 8.15am, 6 people in front of me (but in the end there were 9??). Seats Stalls B24 -25.
Reader report: 6th May 2015: I think we're first in the queue, and we've been here since 8.30am! Only 6 of us by 10am.
Reader report: 7th May 2015: 8.10am - 11 people in front.
Reader report: 16th May 2015: 8.20am - currently nine in the day seat queue. 20 by 9.30am.
Reader report: 24th May 2015: Went around 12:30pm and they offered a heavy reduction in mid price upper circle tickets for the evening. Again, no day seats (far too late!) but worth enquiring at both later in the day!
Reader report: 4th July 2015: 8:35am and only 8 people in the day queue!
Reader report: 9th July 2015: very easy to get today because of tube strike - front row tickets. Hooray.
Reader report: 11th July 2015: Went at 12:30pm and there was still some left for the evening show. Front row A25! :).
 
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
 
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
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; should a particular performance be busy; this offer would be withdrawn."
Reader report: 25th April 2015: We snagged two day seats, centre grand circle (£25), as late as 4pm today!
Reader report: 6th May 2015: At 10.30am I got a £25 front row of grand circle seat for the matinee.
Reader report: 17th June 2015: There was one person in front of us when we arrived at 8:30am, the queue only reached 5 people at 9:45am. The person in front says you can ring the box office in advance and ask and they will tentatively confirm of deny the availability of day seats and let you know whether there are other unsold grand circle seats. We paid cash but box office seems to also accept card. The £25 day seats we got had a very clear view, though high, and the only action we missed was a couple of occasions where actors stepped over and around the orchestra pit.
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.
Reader report: 31st March 2015: Arrived at 8.45am and was 3rd in queue, by 9am about 7 people, 10am queue was about 15 people.
Reader report: 29th May 2015: Arrived at 8.15am, first in queue. Others arrived around 8.30am, by 10am 16 in queue.
Reader report: 4th June 2015: 9.30am. Formed a perfect queue of 1.
Reader report: 5th June 2015: Arrived at 8.30am and was first, last, and the only one at 10am.
Reader report: 6th June 2015: 6th June 2015. 11th in line at 8am. At 9am, queue is up to 24 people.
Reader report: 20th June 2015: 6th at 7:40am.
Reader report: 20th June 2015: 26 in line at 9.55am.
Reader report: 23rd June 2015: 7.43am. In the queue right now and no one else is here. 
Reader report: 23rd June 2015: Arrived at the Shaftesbury 8.15am. First in the queue. 12 in queue by 10am.
Reader report: 25th June 2015: Arrived at 8.15am. First in the queue.
Reader report: 2nd July 2015: arrived at 9:30am. 3rd in line. Only 4 of us by 10am.
Reader report: 9th July 2015: very easy to get today because of tube strike - front row tickets. Hooray.
Reader report: 30th July 2015: 3rd in line at 8:40am.
St James
Songs For A New World
      No policy.
St Martin's
The Mousetrap
 
Stalls row A 16 £26.50 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.
 

Trafalgar Studio 1
Constellations
      The previously advertised £15 deal seems to have gone. A reader reports on 22nd July 2015: "I was going to try tomorrow and I just popped by the Trafalgar Studio's box office today to enquire how many ticket's were allowed per person. The box office man told me that they never officially did day tickets for this play and what they have offered in the past was a day rate on the day of the performance, but he stated that as the play has sold very well now, they will no longer be offering this."
 
Trafalgar Studio 2
As Is
      No policy.
Vaudeville
The Importance of Being Earnest
      No policy.
Victoria Palace
Billy Elliot
 
Row A Stalls and Dress Circle Side Slips 20

£19.50 / £29.50

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."
Reader report: 2nd April 2015: Arrived at 9.30am, 8 people in front. By 10am there were 19 people behind us. The three of us bought six tickets in total.

 

Wyndhams
The Mentalists
(1hr 50m)
Box office discretion Box office discretion £10 / £19.50 / £29.50 On sale at 10am. 50 seats at £10, located at box office discretion, plus seats at £19.50 in the upper circle and £29.50 in the stalls once those have been sold.

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