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Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5LA 0330 333 4810

  • Synopsis
  • Theatremonkey show opinion
  • Theatremonkey seat opinion
  • Reader reviews
  • Performance schedule
  • Ticket prices

Previews from 18th May, opens 20th May 2021. Ends 13th June 2021.

29th February 1988. Michael spends his last night on earth in Soho, saying goodbye. AIDS will claim him the next day, as it already has his partner. Their estate has been settled, nothing more to do except the final blowout...


Michael is still here on 1st March.

Jack Holden performs his own celebration of queer culture in music and spoken word in a funny, nostalgic and uplifting evening.



Not available.

Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.

Some notes for this extra event appear below. For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).

On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.

Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.

Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

To enable "social distancing," available locations may vary.

Duchess Theatre value seating plan

Most of the stalls are a single top non-premium price. Go as far forward as you wish - rows A to D centre are fine, or you could go behind / beside the premium seats in rows G to J. The very ends of all rows don't have the greatest angle to the stage for the cash, B to E particularly. Bargains in L, M and O though at bottom price make up for the lack of view. Central rows M and O at top non-premium price are looking expensive.

In the dress circle, central rows E to G are top price - skip them, but go for F 17, 18, 4, 3 in that order, or central H behind and save a few pounds. You could even skip central H at second price and go for J at third. Same view, cheaper. Those on the end of J have the extra legroom as well.

Boxes at bottom price are fair value.

Legacy reader reviews

Can appear here.

The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

Tuesday to Friday at 8pm.
Saturday at 3pm and 8pm
Sunday at 3pm and 6pm

Runs 1 hour 30 minutes approximately, with NO interval.

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

To enable "social distancing," locations may vary.

Duchess Theatre prices seating plan


When the box office does not have what you require, the Theatremonkey Ticketshop telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), offers an extra selection of seats with a £14.30 on £65, £8.80 on £40, £6.60 on £30, £4.40 on £20 per ticket booking fee. Slightly higher than the box office, but lower than most agencies. Worth checking if the box office cannot provide the exact tickets you might require. Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases. offer £12.75 on £65, £8 on £40, £6 on £30, £4 on £20 per ticket booking fee. The site also allows you to select your own seats from those it has available. offers seats with a £13 on £65, £5 on £40, £3.75 on £30, £2.50 on £20 per ticket booking fee. There is a £1 per booking, not per ticket, transaction fee for collecting tickets from the box office before your performance. Alternatively, if time allows, there is a postage to your home option, costing £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available. 

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