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Theatres are still aiming to keep contact in person to a minimum.
Plans for "in person" and "Online" day seating change all the time, and the monkey is updating as soon as information is available.

Please be assured all information will appear below, as soon as it becomes available.

 

DAY SEATS are normally limited to 1 or 2 per person.
REMEMBER: SITUATIONS VARY ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS, AND ADVICE GIVEN HERE COULD EASILY CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

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.

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.

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 try for day seats...

Be aware that todaytix.com has also now introduced "Theatre Roulette" on its app. You are allocated a random show for a set price, for those willing to gamble.

 

Theatre Name / Show Title Usual
Location
Likely Number of seats Price Notes / Reader Experiences
 

Adelphi
Back to the Future The Musical
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25


RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix

Reader reports:
27th November 2021: Decided to try my luck in person. Box office, said the "day seats" were Todaytix only & he couldn't help me at all. 

Aldwych
Tina The Musical
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 
Ambassadors
No current production

 

 

 

 


Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
The Upstart Crow
 
 

 

 

No policy announced.


Apollo Victoria
Wicked

 
With ATG Tickets: Stalls row A weekly, plus daily "box office discretion" release online.

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Todaytix: Box Office discretion

With ATG Tickets: 24 weekly AND a number at their discretion each day

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Todaytix: 12*

*May vary at their discretion.

All: £29.50

The most notorious day seat line in London is finished. DO NOT go to the theatre to buy day seats.

There are now three online methods to buy.

Weekly Rush: Enter online at www.atgtickets.com. Stalls front row A will be released each Wednesday at 10am for all performances for the following week. First come, first served, the first in line can buy up to 2 tickets for their chosen performance the following week. Tickets will be allocated on a "best available" basis.

Daily Day Seats: Buy online at www.atgtickets.com. A limited number of tickets - quantity and location at box office discretion are released at 10am for all performances that day. First come, first served, up to 4 tickets per person. You can sign up to receive a daily email alert at www.atgtickets.com for this.

App TodayTix are offering "Daily Dozen tickets" for all performances. 12 tickets released for the performance on that day, at 10am. Download the App from Todaytix, to allow you to access the sale.

Reader reports:
9th October 2021. I miss day seats live queue fun, bun online thing has its own pros. The online Wicked queue is intense! Entered 10:02am got A30, meaning the first ten day seats for Saturday matinee were already taken.

Wednesday 9th February 2022. The Most Notorious Queue (c) it is. Entered Wicked day seats online queue 10:01am — had 271 users in front of me 🤪 got A36 for Sunday matinee which is a miracle 🤪🤪🤪.


Arts
Bad Jews
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20

RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £20 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix.

Bridge
John Gabriel Borkman
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25

RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix


Charing Cross
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
 
   

 

No policy.


Criterion
2:22 A Ghost Story
 
     
No policy.
 
Dominion
Grease The Musical

Both: Box office discretion

Both: Box office discretion

Box Office: £29.50 or £45
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Todaytix: £25

BOX OFFICE: Day seats available to personal callers for £29.50 or £45 each. The higher price applies when availability is low or locations are better. Box Office is normally open from 12 noon until 7.45pm, but opening times may vary, you may wish to check before travelling if making a special journey.
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RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix

Donmar Warehouse
The Band's Visit

Box office discretion Box office discretion £60, £45, £23 £10 (£55, £41, £21, £10 previews)


For all performances EXCEPT on Press Night.
Every day at 10am, a number of tickets at all prices will be released for the corresponding day the following week, bookable by phone 020 3282 3808 or online www.donmarwarehouse.com.

£10 standing places also go on sale 7 days before each performance.

Reader reports
Thursday 11th August 2022. An experience I had this morning when trying to get a ticket for "The Trials":
I had been unsuccessful being able to grab any of the seats that are released at 10am for performances the following week. Today I decided to try continually refreshing the page from 9:55am, and the tickets actually appeared for sale at 9:58am! So it’s worth refreshing the page continually a few minutes BEFORE 10am in case they release them early! 

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Disney's Frozen
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25


Visit www.disneytickets.co.uk/disney-day-seats-tickets at 12 noon each Monday. £25 seats are available for all performances that week, first come, first served. Maximum of 2 per customer. 

Reader reports:
15th September 2021. First #dayseat in forever. First time buying one online while lying half asleep on the sofa at 11.27am. Not bad at all!!! 
9th October 2021: entered 10am, got U30 Stalls, a lovely place right next to the sound engineer.
9th October 2021: 10.03am I secured C14 stalls at right on 10am.
15th October 2021: All day seats sold out at 10:00am.
Reader reports:
May 2022:"Disney Magical Mondays": in general. I've found that logging in mid-morning ensures a good position in the queue when it opens at midday, and have been able to buy good seats for 'Frozen' and 'The Lion King' this way.


Duke of York's
Gary Barlow: A Different Stage
 

 

 

 

No policy.


Fortune
The Woman In Black
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £20 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 

Garrick
The Drifters Girl
 
Both: Box office discretion Both: Box office discretion £25

Available online from 10am each day, price £25 each from www.nimaxtheatres.com.

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RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix

Reader reports:
27th November 2021: Bought a day seat for £25.


Gielgud
To Kill A Mockingbird
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £15

"ALL RISE" TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £15 "All Rise Tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released ONE MONTH ahead, for performances in the coming month, first-come, first-served.

Each release will be at 10am on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month, for the following month.

Either visit the Todaytix.com website or download the App from Todaytix. Find the "To Kill A Mockingbird" page and there will be a link which will allow you to buy tickets. 

Reader reports:
Tuesday 7th June 2022: 9am - logged on and there were plenty of £15 seats available for different dates - got Stalls row G. I actually think they must come online very early in the morning, as I've heard of others booking them at 4am! 

Gillian Lynne
The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

Both: Box office discretion Both: Box office discretion

Fantastic Fridays: £25
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Todaytix: £20

FANTASTIC FRIDAYS: Visit www.lionwitchonstage.com/fantastic-fridays any time to register. You will get an email link for 12 noon each Friday. A number of £25 seats will be available for selected performances for the coming week, first come, first served. Maximum of 6 per customer. 

RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £20 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix.


Harold Pinter
Good
 

 

 

 

No policy announced.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Only Fools and Horses The Musical
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25

RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix


Her Majesty's
The Phantom of the Opera
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £30

Visit https://uk.thephantomoftheopera.com/day-tickets/ from 10am on performance days. Seats are available, first come, first served. Maximum of 2 per customer. 

Reader reports:
Wednesday 17th November 2021: Got row L.


London Palladium
No regular production
 
       
Lyceum
Disney's The Lion King
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25


MAGICAL MONDAYS: Visit www.disneytickets.co.uk/disney-day-seats-tickets at 12 noon each Monday. £25 seats are available for all performances that week, first come, first served. Maximum of 2 per customer. 

Other offers may be also be made, at box office discretion, this includes standing room in the Upper Circle, priced £20, sold once the theatre is full.

Reader reports:
May 2022:"Disney Magical Mondays": in general. I've found that logging in mid-morning ensures a good position in the queue when it opens at midday, and have been able to buy good seats for 'Frozen' and 'The Lion King' this way.

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Get Up, Stand Up!
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 
National Theatre
Olivier, Lyttelton, Dorfman

NATIONAL THEATRE: There are NO "Day Seats" at the venue. The "Friday Rush Tickets" scheme is operating as usual. Every Friday at 1pm, a number of £10 seats are also released online and by phone for the following week's performances via the National Theatre's website www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
 

Noel Coward
Dear Evan Hansen
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £30
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £30 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 

Novello
Mamma Mia!
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 

Old Vic 
Eureka Day
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25

RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix


Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
 
     

Closed for the season.
Re-opens in May 2023


Other Palace 
Heathers The Musical
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 
Palace
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2
     

NO "DAY SEATS."
From 12.01am each Monday until 1pm each Friday, customers aged over 18 can enter a lottery to win the right to buy up to 2 of 40 tickets, located all over the theatre, for each performance in the following week which will be released for the following week.
Tickets cost £40 (£20 per per play).
To enter the lottery, you need to visit http://www.harrypottertheplay.com/ticket-information/ OR
Download the App from Todaytix.
At 1pm every Friday the lottery will close. Successful customers will be notified between 1pm and 5pm that same Friday. If selected, you can buy a maximum of two tickets for parts one and two in a single transaction.

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

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

From 10am, maximum 2 per person
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App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix.

Reader reports:
Saturday 24th July 2021. Came at 7.50am to be 4th, 8.30am — there’s 6 of us. 7 by 10am.
Saturday 21st August 2021. 8:45am two people in front of me.
Saturday 3rd October 2021. First in queue at 8.30am. Next person arrived 9.15am. Three of us there at 10am. As there were only three people queuing, I was allowed to buy THREE tickets, for the matinee performance for £20 each. Front row of stalls. High stage, so couldn't see actors feet/shins, but still wonderful  seats for this show.
Wednesday 30th March 2022: 11:15am, got Day Seat A6 for today's matinee.
Saturday 23rd April 2022. 2pm: spontaneously decided to see this. Still got 5 day seats (4 in the front row, 1 in the row behind).


Piccadilly
Moulin Rouge
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25

£25 Lottery: Enter online at: https://www.moulinrougemusical.co.uk/lottery/. A draw is made each Wednesday for the following week. Winners can buy up to 2 tickets for their chosen performance the following week. If you win, you will be contacted with a link to book the actual tickets and have 72 hours to do so. Winners are contacted via email. Entrants must be over 18.

Note that the £99 table seats can be purchased, first come, first served every Friday at 12 noon for the coming week's performances at www.londontheatre.co.uk.


Playhouse
Cabaret
 
Box office discretion but will include stalls tables. 6 £25

 

Via app Todaytix at https://www.todaytix.com/london/shows/23939-cabaret. Entries open at 0.01am on the day of the show, with the draw closing 4 hours before performance time. Winners are contacted by email and have 30 minutes to accept their tickets. Maximum 2 tickets per winner.
 


Prince Edward
Mary Poppins
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £30


DAY SEATS: The theatre are offering £30 "day seats," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served at 10.30am on the theatre's website at www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk. Maximum 2 tickets per customer.

Reader reports:
Friday 12th November 2021: Got stalls row K.

Prince of Wales
The Book of Mormon
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25

App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix.

Royal Court Theatre
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs and Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
 
      If the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs is sold out, standing places are available at 10p per ticket on the day of performance.

If a show in either theatre is sold out in advance, a waiting list is opened. Join it by phone on 020 7565 5000 and the box office will contact you if tickets become available.

Returned tickets on the day are sold first-come, first-served to anyone waiting at the box office.
 
Savoy
Pretty Woman the Musical

Box office: box office discretion

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Todaytix: Box office discretion

Box office: box office discretion

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Todaytix: Box office discretion

Box office: £25

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Todaytix: £25

Box office: An "on the day discount" used at box office discretion, depending on availability. Tickets will be "best available."
The box office is currently open from 12pm daily Tuesday-Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. 

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RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix

Shaftesbury
& Juliet

Box office: Stalls or Dress (Royal) Circle

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Todaytix: Box office discretion

Box office: 10

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Todaytix: Box office discretion

Both: £25


Sold from the box office to personal callers from 12 noon on performance days. Seats are dotted all over the stalls and dress circle levels, sold on a first come, first served basis. Maximum of 2 per customer. 

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RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day at 10am, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix.

Reader reports:
5th October 2021: Got Stalls Y12 at 10:00am.
Thursday 21st April 2022. Our ticket buying experience (5 people). 1.15pm. We got 5 day seats for the 7:30pm show in stalls rows L and P. 


Sondheim
Les Misérables
 
     
No policy.
 
St Martin's
The Mousetrap

Box office: Box office discretion

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Todaytix: Box office discretion

Box office: Box office discretion

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Todaytix: Box office discretion

Box office: £19.52

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Todaytix: £20

Available online 24 hours in advance from www.the-mousetrap.co.uk. Available by phone on 020 7836 1443 during box office hours 10am to 7.30pm only. Outside these times, or when busy, they may not be sold by the ticket agency who answer.

To book, select the performance date and tick the "Day Seat" price in the list.

ALSO
App TodayTix offer £20 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix

Reader reports:

Wednesday 11th August 2021: Checked online at 7:15pm and day seats for the following evening hadn’t been released yet. Checked at 8pm and the front row had been made available for sale at the day seat price, however 4 seats had been sold. I booked stalls A10 for £19.52. Checked at 10pm and all seats had been sold except for 2.
Sunday 25th July 2021. Picked up a day ticket at 7pm the night before. Offered the stalls or side dress circle. B22 had enough leg room to be comfortable. Rake could have been better as my view of half the stage was obscured by the man in the row in front. Thankfully b23 was empty, so I moved along.


Trafalgar
Jersey Boys
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 
Vaudeville
Six The Musical
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering  £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 

Victoria Palace
Hamilton
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £10
£10 Lottery: Enter using App Todaytix - download it, find the show's name in the list and click the button.
Tickets are for the following week's performances.
The draw opens at 12:01am each Friday and close at 1pm the next Thursday. 
If you share that you have entered on social media, you get a second entry chance.
All entrants will be told "winner" or "not a winner" every Thursday between 1pm and 6pm via email and mobile push. 
Winners have 1 hour from the time they are notified to claim, before tickets go to another entrant.
Maximum 2 tickets per application.
 

Wyndhams
Life of Pi
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 
OTHER EVENTS

County Hall Theatre
Witness for the Prosecution
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
RUSH TICKETS: App Todaytix are offering £25 "Rush tickets," located at venue discretion, for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from Todaytix
 

Wonderville, Haymarket
Wonderville Magic and Cabaret
 
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20

DAY SEATS: UNTIL 30th October 2022.
At 10am each day, the TKTS Booth in Leicester Square and the TKTS website https://officiallondontheatre.com/tkts/ will release a limited number of tickets for the show. First come, first served. Maximum 2 per customer.