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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.
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 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...

*Remember: Box Office opening times may vary - one reader notes that Ambassador Theatre Group venues may not open until 12 noon on public holiday dates. Also, some box offices may not start selling day seats until 30 minutes or so after they open for business. Please be patient, as staff have a lot to do at the beginning of each day.

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, "Curious Incident" in June 2016, "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, "Richard III" in August 2016, "Curious Incident" August 2016, "Groundhog Day" August 2016, The Lion King, October 2016, No Man's Land, November 2016, "Wicked" December 2016, "Wicked" June 2017.
A nice "fan piece" about her experiences is also available here: thriftytheatrethinker.
And another, by a Spanish visitor:


or feel free to email us on the usual address.


Theatre Name / Show Title Usual
Likely Number of seats Price Notes / Reader Experiences
Add your experience - CONTACT US.
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 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 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.
Wednesday 16th November 2016. 3rd one in Kinky Boots at 8:40am today. 5 at 9.30am, 19 before 10.30am.
Thursday 17th November 2016. 1st in line at 8.30am and no one else here at 9.15am! Still the only one at 9.55am. Just 1 other showed up by 10.30am.
Friday 18th November 2016. 5th in line at 10.08am. They opened 10 minutes late. Got A24 and 25.
Monday 21st November 2016. Got here at 9:20am. 2nd in line. I got stalls A21!!
Thursday 24th November 2016. TodayTix was offering Band A tickets for £28 to lotto losers. Way better than winning - I got G26, stalls.
Thursday 15th December 2016. First in line at 7.50am. Still nobody else at 8.30am. 3, including me at 8.40am. 4 at 9.25am, 5 at 9.50am.
Saturday 17th December 2016. 3rd around 7.30am, 5 people by 8am. 7 by 9am. 6 at 10am.
Wednesday 21st December 2016. 5 at 8:45am, 10 at 9:45am, 20+ by 10:30am. I got Stalls A21 for matinee £20.
Friday 6th January 2017. 7 people in line at 9:38am, including me.
Tuesday 24th January 2017. First in queue at 9.20am. 8 in queue at 10am.
Thursday 26th January 2017. I was first in line at 9am. No one else showed up until 10am, which was a couple - quickly followed by a group of about 6 women.
Saturday 28th January 2017. 12 in line at 9.15am. Nearly 40 by 10.15am.
Monday 30th January 2017. 2 in line at 10.30am.
Tuesday 31st January 2017. 6 people at 10am.
Friday 3rd February 2017. Got there at 9:30am. 3 people ahead of me and I got seats 23/24 on front row.
Saturday 11th February 2017. 1st in line at 7:30am.
Saturday 25th February 2017. 5/02. Been here from 8am and 10th in queue. There are 13 people behind me at 9am.
Thursday 16th March 2017. 10.10am. 9th in line, got the last pair (one other single left) for the evening.
Saturday 18th March 2017. 3 queuing at 7:35am.
Saturday 18th March 2017. 13 at 9am.
Wednesday 5th April 2017. 7th in the queue at 8:40am. 15 at 10am. Got A 23 and 24.
Friday 7th April 2017. Friday 7th April, first in line at 8am, 4 at 9:10am, 8 at 10:30am.
Saturday 8th April 2017. 5 People in line at 8:10am. 22 people at 10:20am.
Monday 10th April 2017. First in queue at 7.48am. 9 people at 10am. 19 at 10.30am.
Wednesday 12th April 2017. Arrived at 8am, 1st and 2nd in line. 3rd and 4th arrived at 8.03am.
Saturday 15th April 2017. First at 7.05am, 12 by 9.40am.
Tuesday 25th April 2017. One person (me) at the Adelphi at 9:26am. 2 people at 10 am :).
Thursday 27th April 2017. Showed up at 10.20am, six people before me. Got Stalls B20 for £20.
Saturday 6th May 2017. First one here at 8:10am.
Friday 12th May 2017. Got there at 9:10am, one in front - who had been there from 8:45am. By opening I think there were 10 of us, but only 11 front row available.
Saturday 13th May 2017. 3rd in line at 7:20am. 16 people at 9:05am.
Monday 29th May 2017. 11 people in line at 9:52am.
Saturday 3rd June 2017. 3rd at 7.10am, then 4th and 5th came almost instantly and we're 11 by 8am. 20 at 10am.
Saturday 3rd June 2017. We were 9 and 10 at 7:45am. 20 at 9:30am, 26 at 10:30am. No front row left, we got evening stalls D27-30 for £20.
Wednesday 14th June 2017. I'm first (and the only one) as of 8:20am.
Wednesday 21st June 2017. 3 people in line at 9:20am.
Thursday 22nd June 2017. 4 people in line at 7:25am. 7 at 8.30am.
Saturday 1st July 2017. 2nd at 6.30am. 23 at 9.10am. 34 at 10.10am.
Saturday 1st July 2017. Was there at 7.30am and was 5th in the queue! Got 2 central front row tickets.
Thursday 6th July 2017. 7 people in line at 9.03am.
Saturday 8th July 2017. 4 people in line at 6:18am, 9 people at 7am, 14 people at 8:24am, 19 people at 8:54am. 35 at 9.35am.
Saturday 8th July 2017. 11th in line at 7.20am. Got dress circle row J for the evening.
Wednesday 12th July 2017. We were the first in line at 7:55am. Next person joined at 8:45am. 15 of us by 10:30am, but about 6 of those had arrived after 10am.
Saturday 22nd July 2017. 3rd at 7.30am, and still three of us at 8.20am.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Box office discretion Box office discretion £39.50 Reader reports:
Monday 18th July 2016. They started doing day seats a couple of weeks ago apparently. On a best available basis. I got second row for £39.50.
Tuesday 1st November 2016. 10.30am, got middle seat in first row for matinee.
Monday 5th June 2017. Got front row day seat at 11:45am.
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
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20
App TodayTix are offering "Lottery tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, at midnight and with winners notified 2 to 4 hours before the show. Download the App from, to allow you to enter the draw.
Apollo Victoria
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:
Saturday 12th November 2016.  I was 3rd at 6:23am. Next person came at 6:30am. Then by 7:20am there were 8 in queue...13 by 7:30am.
Monday 5th December 2016. We're first in line! 8:30am, and only 6 in the queue.
Saturday 17th December 2016. Arrived 8am, 8th in queue.
Monday 26th December 2016. 8:30am - 10th in line! 8:40am 22 people.
Tuesday 27th December 2016. 16 people in the queue at 8:40am.
Monday 30th January 2017. 1st in line at 5am, 2nd came at 5:30am, now it's 4 people :)
Friday 3rd February 2017. Saw line of 30 at 9:30am.
Saturday 4th February 2017. 2 at 6.15am, 7 and 7am, 9 at 7.30am, 15 at 8am, 30 at 8.30am, 40 at 9am.
Saturday 18th February 2017. 11 people in the queue at 7.15am, still only 13 at 8am. 29 at 9.15am.
Monday 20th February 2017. I was the first one in the queue arriving at 8:35am, by around 9am there were about six people behind me.
Saturday 25th February 2017. I was first to arrive 06:40am. By 07:15am, 6 in queue. 08:15am, 8 in queue. 09:00am 14 in queue. 09:30am 18 in queue. 09:45am, 25 in queue. Box office opening at 10:00am 33 in queue.
Tuesday 28th February 2017. Arrived at 9:10am, third and fourth in line. About fifteen people by 10am.
Wednesday 1st March 2017. 8am and 2nd in line.
Thursday 2nd March 2017. Friend and I got to the Apollo Victoria at 10am. She's in, I think, A30 and there were 11 people in front of us.
Wednesday 8th March 2017. Got in line at 8:15am. 7th person. Front row. Seat 26. Dead centre!
Saturday 1st April 2017. arrived at 6.30am, 2 people before us. 22 by 9.30am.
Monday 10th April 2017. We were the first in line at 7:30am; now 15 people at 9:05am.
Tuesday 11th April 2017. sixth and seventh at 8:15am.
Wednesday 12th April 2017. Arrived at 7am, was 5th.
Monday 17th April 2017. 13 seats taken ahead of me at 8:15am.
Friday 28th April 2017. We arrived at 6am, first in queue, 2nd arrived at 6:30am, 3rd at 6:45am. 7 at 9.20am.
Friday 28th April 2017. I arrived at 7:20am and was 5th in line. No real crowd until 9:10am, when there's now 12 people at 9.30am.
Monday 1st May 2017. 3 people at 7 am.
Saturday 13th May 2017. First in line at 6.30am. Second one turned up at 6:50am. There were five of us around 7:30am, 20 at 9.15am.
Wednesday 17th May 2017. Turned up at 8:15am, only 3 people ahead of me! And they want evening! (I want matinee).
Wednesday 24th May 2017. 3rd and 4th in line at 7.00am.
Wednesday 31st May 2017. 8 people at 7.45am. First people said they arrived at 5am.
Friday 2nd June 2017. I arrived at 6am, first one there.
At about 7:15am, an Apollo Victoria Theatre employee told me that the box office is on the other side. I got there to find one guy there, who had been since 6.15am. The next people arrived about 8:00am and 8:30am there were 10 people and 9:30am - 18 folks.
I got A22 and A23 - the guy in front had A24 and A25.
Thursday 8th June 2017. Was first at 6:50am! Nobody else arrived till 8am; 4 in the queue at 8:05am. About 17 in line at 10am.
Saturday 10th June 2017. arrived at 7:15am, 8th in line and got A22 and 23 for the matinee.
Saturday 10th June 2017. Arrived at 9:30am, and box office opened at 10am. We were 28/29 in the queue. 10.25 am, we got two front row seats A17/18 for £29.50 each for Matinee.
Friday 14th July 2017. First in line at 7.10am. One tip I picked up from a friend was to grab a free newspaper on the way out of Victoria - a slight buffer against the cold concrete. Second and third people arrived together at 7:40am, and there's about 16 at 9.05am. About 26 in line at 9.50am. 30 by 10am.
Saturday 15th July 2017. 5th in queue at 6:20am. Too many to count by 9am.
I Loved Lucy
      No policy.
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.
Sunday 2nd October 2016. For the 3pm show, I got stalls O22 reduced to £47.50 purchased at 2pm.
Friday 4th November 2016. 5th in queue. Arrived 9:10am.
Sunday 20th November 2016. 8:00am, first in line. 3 at 8.50am. 8 at 9.10am. 9 at 9.11am.
Friday 27th January 2017. 7th at 8:30am.
Sunday 29th January 2017. Arrived at 8am, 7th in line. Next 4 at 8:20am. Next 4 at 8:30am. 25 by opening. Got G12 in the upper circle.
Tuesday 31st January 2017. About 14 people at 9:45am.
Saturday 25th February 2017. got 2 for the matinee at 10.05am.
Thursday 9th March 2017. Walked past at 8:36am, and there were only 2 in line.
Sunday 19th March 2017. Arrived at 7.25am, 5th in line.
Friday 7th April 2017. 4 people waiting at 8:20am. 8 at 8.55am.
Thursday 20th April 2017. Only me waiting at 8.55am.
Sunday 23rd April 2017. three people in line at 9:09am. :)
Wednesday 26th April 2017. 4 people at 8:20am. At 9:51am there are 9 people in line:).
Sunday 30th April 2017. I arrived at 8:46am, and there was no one else in line so I guess I'm first! It's a little bit confusing as to where to line up because there are five entrances to the theatre that all seem viable, but it's the left gated entrance (right opposite the sign that says "Upper Circle") according to the man who came out and pointed us this way. I'll let you know if this turns out to be incorrect.
At 8:54am there are 7 people in line so it looks like everyone arrives around the same time!
Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Arrived at 9am, there was 1 person in the queue. At 9:15am there were 8 in line.
Tuesday 9th May 2017. First in line at 8.56am. 5 by opening time.
Wednesday 21st June 2017. About 15-20 people in line at 9:29am.
Sunday 9th July 2017. First in the queue at 8am today! 9 (us 5, and 4 others) in the queue at 8:42am.
Charing Cross
      No policy announced.
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
An American In Paris
Box Office:
Box Office choice.

Box office choice in the stalls.

Box office choice.

Box office choice.

Box Office: £25

The box office MAY offer seats at £25, "VERY much at the box office’s discretion so cannot guarantee them at every performance."

App TodayTix are offering £20 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

Reader reports:
Saturday 25th March 2017. Got there at 11:15am – no day-seats advertised but asked on the off chance and got one, W 30 in the stalls, for £25.
Thursday 11th May 2017. I was the first at Dominion, 2nd came at 9.45am, 8 people at 10am (for both shows that day). Got row V for £25.
Wednesday 17th May 2017. 1st in queue at 8.50am. We were 8 at 10am for 2 shows. Got stalls row Q seats 47-48 for matinee.
Saturday 27th May 2017. At 10.40am they sold me stalls E for £35 for the evening show.
 Wednesday 31st May 2017. 11.50am. Got stalls W28 for £35 for matinee today.
Tuesday 11th July 2017. No one in line at 10:34 am. Two tix H36-7 in stalls for 25 pounds each.
Donmar Warehouse
Rear circle standing 20 £10 For all performances EXCEPT on Press Night. From 10am to personal  callers at the box office.
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.
Reader Reports:
14th January 2017. 9.15am and 2nd in the queue.
3rd April 2017. Arrived at Donmar Warehouse at 09:25am, first in queue. Second arrived 09:37am, third 09:47am. 5 in the queue by 10am. Two tickets in hand for standing places!
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
42nd Street
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, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

The Play That Goes Wrong
      No policy.
Duke Of York's
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
Box office discretion Box office discretion At the theatre £30 or £15
Todaytix £20
£20 National Theatre Friday Rush

Sold from 10am. Limited to 2 per person at the theatre in person. Prices are either £30 or £15 depending on seat location.
App TodayTix are offering £20 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.
The National Theatre also offer seats for £20 for all performances in the coming week. Visit at 1pm each Friday for your chance to book.

Reader reports:
Thursday 20th July 2017. 1 in line at 10am.


The Woman In Black
      No policy.
Gangsta Granny
       No policy announced.
The Ferryman
Stalls rows B and C 20 £12 Front two rows, from 10.30am at the box office.  Limited to 2 per person at the theatre in person.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 27th June 2017. 2nd at 8am, and there were 16 when the box office opened.
Wednesday 5th July 2017. Arrived at 7.55am, was 7th in the queue.  we were 25 to 30 people at 10.30am when box office opened. We got front row tickets B15 and B16 for the matinee, amazing view.
Saturday 8th July 2017. First in line at 6.50am, we're 3 people at the moment.
Wednesday 19th July 2017. We were 8 at 8am; It got busier around 8.50am. 30 by the time box office opened.
Wednesday 19th July 2017. I arrived at 8.35am and was the 10th person in line. There was a matinee and evening show on Wednesdays. I was lucky to get the last 2 tickets for the evening show - the guy at the box office said there were only 14 tickets for each show.
Wednesday 19th July 2017. I got a £12 day-seat. I joined the queue at 9:15am and got the penultimate matinee day seat, as the evening ones had gone.

Harold Pinter
Box Office: Stalls row C and boxes /
Box office discretion
9 stalls,
8 box seats /
£15 Sold from 10am at the box office. Limited to 2 per person at the theatre in person.
App TodayTix are offering £15 "Rush tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, first-come, first-served. Download the App from, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to buy tickets.

Reader reports:
Monday 13th June 2017. Arrived 8:55am and was 2nd in line. 3rd arrived at 9am. 5 people in line by 10am. Got seat C5 (front row) for £10 - Show is excellent!!
Saturday 24th June 2017. at the 2nd in line at 7:55am.
Saturday 15th July 2017. 5th at 9:12am :D.
Tuesday 25th July 2017. 2nd in line at 8.45am. 3 in the queue by 10am. Got a box.

Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Queen Anne
Box office discretion. Box office discretion. £10 Sold from 10am to personal callers at the box office.

Reader reports:
Saturday 15th July 2017. Saw 2 people in line at 9am-ish.
Monday 17th July 2017. Two tickets - B 3 and 4. 10:55am, no one in line:-) 10 pounds.

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 reports
15th January 2015: Given row C seat 18 in the stalls for £25! 11.55am.
5th February 2015: 8:55, first in queue, given stalls B8. There were 12 persons in the queue when box office opened.
 12th February 2015: I arrived at 9.30am. There was already a large group waiting about 10 people who were together. Got R23.
19th March 2015: arrived at 8:30am, first in queue. 8 people when box office opened. Got stalls B11.
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?)
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.
10th December 2015.  Arrived 7.15am - first in queue. Approx 10 people in queue at 10am. Got seat B9 in the stalls.
10th December 2015. Turned up at 1.40pm and got seat E15 for £25!!
31st March 2016. About 20 in queue around 9am, about 50 for 10am.
31st March 2016. arrived at 9:15am, 25th in the queue,  got row Q seats 8 and 9 of stalls!
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!
19th May 2016: Arrived at 8am - first in line, arrived too early perhaps. 2 in line by 8.30am, 4 in line by 8.45am, Around 10 in line by 9.15am, Around 20 in line by 9.30am, 20+ by 9.45am.
9th June 2016. First in queue at 8am, around 30 people by 10am. Got stalls seats D1 and 2.
4th August 2016. At 7.50am I was 7th in line. Got tickets in row P17/18. At 10am around 30/35 people in the queue.
Thursday 10th October 2016.
Arrived 9am, about 15 people in front. At least 30 people in the queue at 10am.
When I got to the box office, they offered 2 seats in row Q, to the side. I asked if they had anything better and they said, "they might do later".
I came back about 30minutes later, when all the queue had gone, and I asked what time would it be worth coming back later. He said, just wait a moment. At about 11am he called me forward and offered two seats at the end of row E and row B (front row). I took front row.
When we got there, two seats next to us were empty, so we moved two seats closer to the centre.
I feel bad for the people I'd seen queuing who were in worse seats further back! Maybe at off-peak times it's not worth queuing? NB not holiday or "peak" time.
Thursday 5th January 2017. About 18 people at 9:35am in line.
Thursday 30th March 2017. 10.35am, got row H.
Thursday 6th April 2017. First at 8am, about 25 by 10am. Got row M stalls.
Thursday 1st June 2017. 1pm, managed to get two days seats stalls Q11-12.
London Palladium
The Wind In the Willows
      No policy.
The Lion King
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 "Day Seats" are available every morning to personal callers at the venue box office, only.
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:
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.
Thursday 2nd June 2016. 10th in line at 8.35am, 30 plus by 10am. Got stalls A16 and 17 for £25 each.
Sunday 11th September 2016. By the time the box office opened there was 40 of us, we were number 19 and 20.
Sunday 23rd October 2016. 8.30am. just arrived, and I'm 3rd in sign of the half-term mob of kids I was expecting!! 10.30am, about 15 in the line. About 20 in the queue when Box Office opened. Day Seats are usually reserved as the centre block of the front row, though these are sometimes dipped into for advance sales when it's busy. Today they only had 4 seats. They also sold the boxes and a few single seats at DS price, but other than that it was back to full price for all remaining seats!
Thursday 27th October 2016. Arrived 7:15am, we're second in line. Got busier - about 25 to 30 people in line when box office opened. We got front row tickets for the 2:30pm show.
Sunday 30th October 2016. I was 1st at 6:37am, 5 at 8am, 20 at 10am, 30 at 11am. I got Stalls A17. Took advantage of the clock change!
Sunday 30th October 2016. Arrived at 10:10am - about 15 people in the queue already - managed to get 2 tickets in the Royal Circle at £25 each. Those at front of queue got tickets in the stalls but were clearly there queuing earlier. Box office opened at 11am, around 25 in the queue.
Wednesday 14th December 2016. First in line at 8.40am.
Tuesday 27th December 2016. 10th in the queue at 8.13am.
Sunday 22nd January 2017. 1st in line at 8.20am, 2nd and 3rd arrived at 8.25am. Got front row A14!
Saturday 11th February: 9am and were 18th in line. Got 2 separate seats for £25 each in ZA/Y of the stalls! :)
Thursday 16th February 1017. 4th in line at 8:30am. Quite a few people arrived not long after with about 30 by the time the box office opened. All the seats they were selling today were single seats as it was a busy show in half term but they sold us one of the boxes for £25 each.
Friday 17th March 2017. 7:15am, 1 person in front of me. 7:50am, still only 2 people in the queue. About 7 at 10am.
Saturday 18th March 2017. 11th in line at 9.20am. We got the last 2 together in a box. Still a few singles after that.
Wednesday 5th March 2017. 35th in line at 9.30am. Got single ticket Royal Circle G15. Seems like everyone got a ticket.
Friday 7th April 2017. On arrival at 8.50am there were 5 people ahead of me in the queue. By 9.30am there were 14 people in the queue. When the doors opened at 10am there was approximately 20 people in the queue. I was told that there were no day seats available next to each other so we would have to sit one behind the other (or stand for £29.50). We went for the seats one behind the other which are stalls W4 and X4.
Saturday 8th April 2017. 7 people in line at 8:13am, 11 at 8.33am, 19 at 8.54am. Got row E and F stalls.
Friday 28th April 2017. 2nd in line at 6.43am. 3rd person arrived at 8.20am. About 20 at 10am. Got stalls A21-22.
Tuesday 30th May 2017. I arrived at 7:40am and was the first there, the next two came about 5 minutes after me. By 8:30am there were about 12 people in the queue. By 10am there were about 25 people in the queue. I got seats A25 and A26, and the women behind me in the queue got seats A20, 21 and 22.
Sunday 4th June 2017. 7am, I was first. 8:40am 2-4 came. 10:30am - about 10+ there. Sadly no seats as it was the day of the annual special "Autism Friendly" performance.
Sunday 18th June 2017. 1st in line at 7.45am. 2nd and 3rd just arrived at 8.15am.
Wednesday 5th July 2017. 13th in queue at 8:15am, behind student group...21 in queue by 8:30am...summer day. Got C5 Royal Circle, limited options, restricted view only for seats together, about 50 in queue by 10am...not sure all got tickets. Doorman performed security check of bags and said it was a busy morning for day seats.
Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Thriller - Live
      No policy.
New London
School of Rock
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20 Available each morning from 10am - including Sundays. Limited to two tickets per person. Seats are allocated at the discretion of the Box Office Manager.
It is now CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD ONLY, and tickets will be released to the ACTUAL CARD HOLDER ONLY, from thirty minutes before the show. Customers will be given a receipt to present along with the card used.
STUDENTS: Wednesday Evenings, can buy tickets for £10 from the box office at 6.30pm. I.D. required, cash only, and some performances will be excluded.
LOTTERY: Winners are allowed to buy up to 2 best stalls (ground level) seats for £15 each. Enter once for every 2 week period, with winners notified 4 days before the show. See
for details.

A reader noted in February 2017 "by presenting the confirmation sheet you got in the morning - and an ID. They told us 15 minutes before curtain up was the earliest, but I got mine already at 6.55pm."

Reader reports:
Wednesday 26th October 2016. 2 and 3 in line at 8am. 4th just arrived at 8.15am. Got front row stalls side block. Look about 20 available front row.
Wednesday 26th October 2016. 6pm, 4th in line for student £10 Wednesday evening tickets.
Saturday 29th October 2016.  Only 10 in line at 10am.
Tuesday 1st November 2016. I was first in line this morning, alone from 9am to 9.30am. Then one lady came along, so we were 2 at opening time. Front Row for £20.
Sunday 13th November 2016. Box office opens at 10am on Sundays. First in line at 9.30am.
Sunday 13th November 2016. 11.25am, chanced my luck and managed to get 2 - A26, 27.
Thursday 17th November 2016. was first at 8am; there were about 10 when the box office opened.
Thursday 17th November 2016. 8:21am, 2 people. 6 at 8.54am.
Saturday 19th November 2016. Got to the box office at 10:30am on a whim, and they still had day seats for both shows!!
Thursday 8th December 2016. First in line at 8:30am.
Sunday 11th December 2016. 1st and 2nd in queue at 9am, 4 in queue at 10am.
Monday 19th December 2016. 9:15am and first in line.
Monday 2nd January 2017. My friend and I are 6th and 7th at 9:15am. 13 people in the queue by 10am.
Wednesday 11th January 2017. We were first in line today (2 of us) at 9:15am, another 1 arrived at 9:20am. No one else until box office opened. The day seats were located on the left hand side of the front row. Some restricted view moments with the school desks/chairs but otherwise it’s a great view. However the seats are unsuitable for anyone under 5ft 4inch (they checked we wouldn’t be bringing kids when purchasing and this is printed on the ticket).
Saturday 21st January 2017. 6th in the queue at 8:30am. 12 at 9.35am, but mostly wanted 1 ticket, so think we will all get in!
Saturday 28th January 2017. 25 in line at 10.20am.
Sunday 29th January 2017. 2 at 8.40am.
Wednesday 8th February 2017. 2 in line at 9:11am.
Sunday 6th February 2017.6th in line at 9.35am. About 12 at 10am. Got G1 stalls.
Sunday 6th February 2017. 6th in line at 10am. Got A 1 to 4.
Friday 24th February 2017. Arrived at about 9:15am and was 3rd in the queue.
Saturday 25th February 2017. I was 4th in line at 7.30am, 8 at 7.45am, 10 at 8.15 am, 13 at 8.30am, 15 at 8.45am, 16 at 8.50am, 18 at 9.00am, 19 at 9.10am, 22 at 9.20am, 23 at 9.30 until 10am. I got A7 for the Evening.
Sunday 26th February 2017. here at 8.30am, 4th in queue. Got A23-25, 11 in the queue at 10am, most buying 2, so think all the seats went today.
Tuesday 2nd March 2017. 9:15am and 3 people ahead of me.
Thursday 9th March 2017. Second person in line at 9am today. 1 further at 9:45am but that was it, at least until 10:10am. First person wanted matinee tickets, so I was first for evening and got stalls A8-A9.
Thursday 9th March 2017. Arrived at 10.20am, got A6 and 7 for tonight, I think there was plenty left and we were lucky as it is a 2 show day.
Wednesday 15th March 2017. Student tickets. 5.20pm, 3rd in line. They gave tickets out early - around 6:10pm. They have x10 student tickets - row B stalls on one side, and after that fill up edges of stalls seats if availability! I got B6.
Sunday 19th March 2017. 2nd at 8.05am. 3 at 9am.
Sunday 19th March 2017. Managed to get 2 day seats at 11am today, Circle C8 and 9!
Sunday 26th March 2017. In line at 7.30am
Sunday 2nd April 2017. Got there at 9am, 3rd in queue, no-one else turned up until 10am. Seats were mainly in circle, had a few singles in the stalls. No seats kept back as such, it seems Just had tickets that hadn't sold.
Sunday 16th April 2017. 8th at 9am.
Sunday 23rd April 2017. 2nd in line at 7.30am!
Wednesday 26th April 2017. Showed up at about 10:15am. Got Stalls L60 for £20.
 Wednesday 24th May 2017. Student Rush. Got there at approximately 5.25pm, were 6 and 7 in line, got B3 and 4. Approx 20 waiting by 6:30pm.
Monday 29th May 2017.Turned up at 9.59am and managed to get the last 2 day seats in Stalls L62 & L63 for £20.
Saturday 10th June 2017. 8.15am, 1 in queue, 9.15am group of 4 joined. No one else arrived by 10am.
Sunday 11th June 2017. 3rd and 4th at 8.20am.
Thursday 22nd June 2017. Got day seats at 10.40am for the matinee. H13 and 14 of stalls. £20 each. Bargain!
Noel Coward
Half A Sixpence
Front row D stalls 16 £20 Reader reports:
Tuesday 1st November 2016. Got F20 at 6pm.
Thursday 3rd November 2016. 5.20 pm, got the last day seat, first row.
Saturday 5th November 2016. 8 at 9.25am.
Monday 14th November 2016. D11 and 12, second row - day seats, bought at 12.10pm!
Thursday 17th November 2016. 1st person 7.40am, 2nd person 9.30am, 3rd person 9.40am, 4th person 9.50am, 5th person 10am.
Tuesday 3rd January 2017. 6th at 9:30am. Still 6 at 10am.
Friday 6th January 2017. 2nd in the queue at 9.30am. Got front row tickets!
Thursday 12th January 2017. 1st in the day seat queue at 8.40am.
Monday 16th January 2017. Two in line at 10am on a rainy Monday.
Saturday 21st January 2017. Joined queue at 9.40am. The person in front of me got the last seats for the matinee, but they had one left front row for the evening - view was great.
Saturday 28th January 2017. Got there at about 8:35am and was third in line (two couples in front of me one for matinee and one for evening. I got tickets 16/17 front row.
Tuesday 31st January 2017. Got there at 10:15am and got the last pair of tickets.
Thursday 9th February 2017. Arrived at 8:30am, first in line. 10am when box office opens, only then does a second person show up. Got tickets C14 and C15 in stalls (front row).
Tuesday 14th February 2017. Got there at 8:30am, 2 ahead. We got seats 16/17 front row.
Monday 21st February 2017. 3 tickets in row D and one in front in row C bought at 4pm for day seat prices.
Saturday 25th February 2017. 3rd line at 8:10am.
Saturday 25th February 2017. I was 17th (ish) in the queue at 9.35am. Got the last 3 seats in front row for this evening (C20-22).
Thursday 2nd March 2017. 3rd in line at 8:45am!
Saturday 4th March 2017. 5th in queue at 8.15am.
Thursday 9th March 2017. Was 2nd in line at 8:42am, 1st got there at about 8:30am. Nobody else came till opening!
Saturday 11th March 2017. 1 person in front at 8am. I am first for Evening tickets, though.
Saturday 11th March 2017. 3rd in line
at 8.02am.
Saturday 18th March 2017. 8.20am, 5 in queue for matinee 1 for evening.
Wednesday 22nd March 2017. 1st at 8am, 3 at 8:15am, 6 at 8:30am, 9 at 9:50am.
Wednesday 22nd March 2017. 5 at 8.35am. First person arrived at 8am.
Thursday 23rd March 2017. 8.10am and first here. Second at 9:20am, third at 9:45am, fourth at 9:50am, fifth at 9:59am. By 2.15pm they had only sold 3 for the Evening performance, they said.
Saturday 25th March 2017. 7th at 8.55am.
Thursday 30th March 2017. 7 at the box office at 9am. 10.30am, got C19.
Tuesday 4th April 2017. First in line at 8.55am. Nobody else arrived before the box office opened at 10am. About 3 seats empty on the night.
Thursday 6th April 2017. First in line at 9.05am. 5 by box office opening at 10am.
Wednesday 19th April 2017. Got there at 8:30am and at 10am was still the only person there when the box office opened!!!
Thursday 20th April 2017. Was offered grand circle row C for £12.50 about two hours before the show.
Friday 21st April 2017. 2 of us at 9am, 5 by 10am.
Saturday 22nd April 2017. 8 in line by 10am.
Saturday 22nd April 2017. Got a dayseat around 11:15am, in the front row.
Saturday 29th April 2017. Third at 8:50am, 10 at 10am. The Noel Coward is a good theatre to day seat, if you‘re early enough you can sit on stairs under a roof. Got Stalls C16.
Wednesday 31st May 2017. 4 people already in the queue when I arrived at 8.45am. 8 in line when box office opened at 10am.
Saturday 17th June 2017. 9th in line at 9.50am.
Mamma Mia
      No policy. Occasionally may do a deal on a VERY quiet performance, though. RARE - so don't count on it!
Reader reports:
Tuesday 19th November 2013. 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.
Thursday 29th September 2016. For the 3pm show we got three seats together in row K middleish (7-9 I think) for £35 each at 12:46 according to my receipt. Were offered row E to the side for the same, or rear stalls/mid dress for £25.
Old Vic
Girl From the North Country
Box office discretion Box office discretion £26 This offer is NOT available at all performances, ONLY when there is a quieter date with seats left to fill.
Seats could be located anywhere in the theatre, if they are available at all. Sales are from 10am "in person" at the venue box office only.
Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park
A Tale of Two Cities
      No Day Seats.
The Other Palace
No current production.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2

Instead, there will be a "Weekly Ticket Lottery:"
At 1pm each Friday, 40 tickets, located all over the theatre, for each performance in the following week will be released. Tickets cost £40 (£20 per per play). To enter the lottery, you need to visit at 1pm every Friday. Customers will be placed in a queue, and selected at random to be allowed to buy tickets. 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.

      No policy announced.
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20 A limited number of tickets, quantity and location at Box Office Manager's discretion, MAY BE available to personal callers at the box office from 10am, priced £20 each. Limited to maximum of 2 per person in the queue. They are NOT available on all dates, so be prepared not to find any on busy weekends!

Reader reports:
Friday 2nd June 2017. At 6:50pm I got royal circle (ie, just above stalls) D11, £20. Obviously, still in previews so not necessarily indicative. NB also a single seat place only, as far as I can tell. Not sure what the double seat scenario would be.
I enquired another day and they said they do £15 standing at sold out performances.
Thursday 15th June 2017. Matinee. I was first at 8:30am. At 10am, only one other person. Got A16, front row centre, for £20.
Wednesday 21st June 2017. Around 11am I got 2 day seat. Front row apparently went at 10am but we got row J. Great seats!
Thursday 22nd June 2017. Got Row E at the side just before 11am for the matinee!
Wednesday 28th June 2017. 4pm, got stalls H11 for £20!!
Thursday 6th July 2017. In line at 9:25am, 3rd in line. Bought four tickets, £2 each, Royal Circle Row K. Show apparently was almost sold out.
The Kite Runner
Row AA stalls 13 £25 Reader reports:
Thursday 8th June 2017. Got the first day seat after coming to the box office at 9:55am. Someone else came just when it opened. They also told me they could do £25 in the stalls and not just front row if they're not very busy.
Prince Edward
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25 A limited number of tickets, quantity and location at Box Office Manager's discretion, are available to personal callers at the box office from 10am, priced £25 each. Limited to maximum of 2 per person in the queue.
NO "Day Seats" will be available for the performance on 29th August 2017.
A "lottery draw" is also held each week at From 11am on Monday until 11am on Tuesday, visitors can enter online. You can select either 1 or 2 tickets for up to 3 performances in the coming week. Winners can then buy up to two tickets for £25 each.
On 1st February 2017 a reader noted, "I’ve tried 5 times for the online Aladdin lottery and finally “won” the opportunity to buy this morning. The seats were at the side of the front row (A)."
On 3rd February 2017 a reader noted: "we won the Aladdin lottery after 5 attempts (2 entries per attempt), and were allocated seats F7 and 8 in the dress circle on a Tuesday night."

Theatre Day Seats line outside, reader reports:
Saturday 3rd September 2016. tried the lottery for the 2.30pm performance. Lucky enough to get tickets. At a guess I'd say 60% there got tickets.
Saturday 3rd September 2016. About 70 people there, and the three of us got two sets of them for the Evening show! Got dress circle F32 and 33. great view!
Saturday 1st October 2016. only 3 pairs of tickets on offer for this afternoon.
Saturday 22nd October 2016. 10 at 9.55am.
Thursday 26th October 2016. They had 1 seat for the matinee and a couple more for the evening.
Saturday 28th October 2016. Arrived at 9.24am and am 4th in the queue. Day seats today was 1 ticket for matinee and none for evening, could have queued elsewhere.
Thursday 3rd November 2016. Today I was the only one there until 9am, and until Box Office opened at 10am the were 10 in line for both shows today. Single seats only I think, but everyone gets one. I got D6.
Friday 25th November 2016. at 9:10am. 7th in line, and managed to get 2 seats E4 and N8.
Thursday 12th January 2017. 2nd in line at 8.55am. Got stalls G7. Lady in front got stalls row L.
Monday 30th January 2017. 3 in line at 8:40am. 20 at 10am, got stalls row G.
Saturday 4th February 2017. 8.45am, 5 people in front of me... Got a ticket for front of dress circle, evening performance, for £25. They only had single seats dotted about.
Friday 10th February 2017. 8:50am, 3 people waiting in front. Got given stalls C6 and H23.
Saturday 25th February 2017. 8.45am. 4th in queue. All day seats for Aladdin are singles, different levels, so didn't buy anything.
Saturday 1st April 2017. First in queue at 7:08am.
Friday 14th April 2017. 3rd at 9.05am, don't think more than 7 in the end. Got stalls R4.
Thursday 27th April 2017. (Matinee) Second at 08.30am, next 4 at 9.40am, 8 at 10am. Got Stalls F32.
Friday 26th May 2017. We were 3 friends who arrived at 9am. There were 5 people ahead of us in the queue. 15 people queuing at 10am. We couldn't be on the same row but got F33, H34 and H35 in stalls for £25.
Saturday 27th May 2017. Got afternoon show stalls row E at 11:30am.
Wednesday 31st May 2017. Around 10:10am I managed to get 3 tickets in O2, 3 and 4 for £25 each.
Thursday 6th July 2017. 6th in queue at 8:30am, all unsure of correct box office door.
Friday 14th July 2017. 4th in queue at 8.50am grabbed 2 stalls in row M.
Wednesday 19th July 2017. Got 2 single tickets, rows D and F of stalls. I was 1st in queue at 8.20am, 11 by 9.20am.
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.
Saturday 7th January 2017. about 100 people for the lottery.
Friday 21st April 2017. Extra matinee - very lucky this wasn't well publicised. A Friday matinee! Won the lottery quite easily with only about 30-35 people present.
Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Did the lottery, unusually quiet almost everyone got seats including our party of 4.
Wednesday 14th June 2017. 14.06. Matinee. I teamed up with a Korean girl for the lottery (her 5th attempt, my 2nd), this time we both got lucky. Front row centre (A27) for £20.
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.
At the theatre: Box office discretion.
By TodayTix Online Lottery:
Stalls row BB
At the theatre:
Box office discretion.
By TodayTix Online Lottery:
At the theatre:
By TodayTix Online Lottery:
At the box office from 10am at MONDAY TO FRIDAY performances only.

Available via TodayTix: an online lottery runs every day for all performances.
Download the App from, unlock the "Rush Ticketing" feature by sharing on Facebook or Twitter, and that will allow you to enter the daily draw to be allowed to buy tickets.

Reader reports:
Wednesday 15th February 2017. Queued up at 8:50am, four people ahead. Was given M18 and N12 (stalls) for the matinee. When I left at 10:15am it looked like there were about 35 in the queue, but this is a two show day, half term and around Valentine's Day, so may not be indicative of an off-peak day.
Online there are still "premium" double seats available to buy for the same performance but unsurprisingly weren't selling these as day seats.
I paid half in theatre tokens and half in cash.
Friday 17th February 2017. Arrived at 8am and there were 4 people already waiting. Everyone after us arrived quite late about 9am. There were about 35 people waiting at 10am when they opened. Guy came out straight away and said they only had single seats. Managed to get 2 in the dress circle. The guy behind us asked for 2 and they said they only had 1 left. So we worked out overall they had 11 tickets today for day seats! A lot of disappointed people!
Monday 20th February 2017. I arrived there at around 9:25am and I was fourth in the queue. I ended up getting two seats towards the back of the stalls - T20 and T21 for £20 each.
Thursday 23rd February 2017. 4 people ahead of me in the queue at 8am.
Tuesday 28th February 2017. Got there at 8am and was 2nd in the queue. The 3rd person arrived at 8:45am, 4th+5th at 9:10am, 6+7th 9:25am, and then no more until 10am. I overheard the box office lady saying there's usually only 10 tickets. I got offered back of stalls or back of dress circle. The seats in stalls were separate but on the same row, and due to the fact today's show was going to have a visual description in the dress circle, I decided to go for stalls, as apparently they drop down a screen with a visual description in the dress circle, and I thought I would find it annoying."
Thursday 2nd March 2017. No day tickets available today.
Tuesday 7th March 2017.
3rd in line just after 9am, got seats!
Wednesday 29th March 2017.
4th in line at 9:14am, 8 when box office opened. Got stalls O25 and O26 for the matinee!
Wednesday 5th April 2017. Matinee. Went to box office 20minuts before start, and got 2 premium seats in row D 14 and 15 for £30 each!
Wednesday 12th April 2017. Arrived at 8am, fourth in queue, 15 by 10am. Got four seats stalls centre of row M.
Saturday 22nd April 2017. For the matinee, got J1 dress circle for £20 at around 11am.
Wednesday 10th May 2017. 8:35am, 2nd in line (next one arrived 9:35am). Got Dress Circle L for Evening Show.
Thursday 11th May 2017. Only one till opening of box office at 10am. Got Dress circle row E for just £20.
Friday 12th May 2017. Third in line for day seats at 9:45am, and got two singles, dress circle.
Monday 15th May 2017. Got Stalls N27 and N29 today, arrived at 9:45am.
Wednesday 17th May 2017. got matinee seats at 10:20am - stalls row L 14 and 15 - dead centre.
Wednesday 7th June 2017. 5th  at 9:18am, 6th arrived 9:25am, 9th 9:35am, 10 at 9:46am, with no more until the box office opened.
Tuesday 28th June 2017. We got there at 7.30am. No one else arrived until 9.15am, then a 3rd person at 9.30am. No one else appeared before the doors opened. Got stalls seats P23 and 24.
Friday 7th July 2017. My partner and I arrived at 9:05am and there were two people here who had arrived at 8:20am. We got two tickets each at 10am. No one else arrived by the time we left! The theatre accepted card and cash. They said sometimes it can be extremely busy so I guess we were lucky this time!

Motown The Musical
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20 Monday to Thursday / £25 Friday and Saturday

A reader in January 2017 also noted that they sold him standing room at the back of the dress circle at a 'sold out' performance, about 40 minutes before the show.

Reader reports:
Monday 26th June 2017. I arrived at the theatre at 8:30am and was first in line. Second in line arrived at about 9:45am then the third and final arrived at 9:55am. I got 2 day seats in the front row, £20 each.


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).
May be sold from the Ambassadors Theatre box office next door. See signs on the theatre on arrival.

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.
Wednesday 16th November 2016. No queue at 10:15am. They're sold from Ambassador's Theatre next door - £27.50, got A9 and 10 stalls.
Friday 3rd February 2017. Was 1st fat 10am. Got A9. They sold it at the Stomp box office (in the Ambassadors Theatre, next door).
Tuesday 2nd May 2017. Arrived at 2pm and got a seat one in from the end (A15)! The man in front of me also purchased a day seat and received A2, so now there are two tickets left :)
Thursday 1st June 2017. Arrived at 9:55am. No one else waiting. Sign directed me next door to Stomp Box Office. 10:00am. Box office opened and for £55 together I could buy 2x Tickets - stalls A9 and 10. Next lady, behind me, arrived at 10:01am.

Trafalgar Studio 1
      No policy announced.
Trafalgar Studio 2
Disco Pigs
      No policy.
The Mentor
Box office discretion Box office discretion £20  
Victoria Palace
No current production.
      Theatre closed for refurbishment.
Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill
Box office discretion 6 bar stools on stage.

9 seats at tables on stage in the "Todaytix Lottery"

£20 At the box office from 10am.

App TodayTix are offering £20 "Lottery tickets" for all performances. Released for the performance on that day, at midnight and with winners notified 2 to 4 hours before the show. Download the App from, to allow you to enter the draw.

Reader reports:
Thursday 20th July 2017. 7 in line at 10am.
Saturday 22nd July 2017. 1st and 2nd in line at 6.45am. 3rd person came at 8.20am.


Angels In America


Stalls Row A, and Circle Slips 20 £15 each on single show days, £33 / £30 on "two show" days - cannot be split.  
 20 seats are available to personal callers at the box office before the performance on the day from 10am, priced £18 and £15 each on single show days, £33 / £30 on "two show" days - tickets on those dates cannot be split. May be limited to 1 or 2 tickets per person. Note: If you have previously bought 2 tickets for either part at any time, you will NOT be able to buy day seats on a "double show" day. You will also NOT be able to buy tickets on a single show day, if you already have 2 tickets booked for that particular part.
Illustrated information from a reader, showing where and when to queue.

Reader reports:
Wednesday 24th May 2017. I came at 4.30am for a 2 play day, and was 4th in line. First guy came at 3am.
I got the row A end seats, as those in front of me all bought 2 tickets each. And there were only 20 tickets available, though at around 6.15am there were already 20+ queuing!
Saturday 3rd June 2017. 2:45am - 1st person said they arrived. 2:50am, 2+3. 3am, I arrived - 3 others already in front of me - said they had been there 15 minutes. 4am, total 8people in line. 4:25am, 9+10 arrived. 4:38am, - 11. 4:47am 12+13 arrived and counted. They learned that the first 11 people wanted 19 tickets so 13 left. 7am - 36 people. 7:45am. I went to the loo at a nearby coffee shop (at this point many people had been going and returning to their place in line with no one complaining). 8:20am - 46 people standing in line.
Friday 16th June 2017. Part One. Arrived at 6.40am and was 3rd in the queue. We were 12 at 9.30am when box office opened. Got 2 tickets front row (A12 and A13) for £18 each.
Wednesday 28th June 2017.  just got to the NT and there are only five people in front of me at 5.55am.
Thursday 29th June 2017. Part 2: I arrived at 6.50am and was 8th in the queue. We were 15 at 9.30am. Got 2 Upper Slips tickets (SL 29 & 30).
Tuesday 18th July 2017. A two show day. 11th in line at 3:30am. 2nd got here at 2:30am. 6.11am and 25 in line. Over 35 at 8am. 50 at 8.55am.
Tuesday 18th July 2017. Arrived at 5.45am - only standing tickets left once I got to the box office. Waited till 11.30am for the returns queue and got two seats!

Barbican Theatre
The Tempest
Box office discretion Box office discretion £10 From 10.30am at the venue box office. £10 per ticket.
App TodayTix are offering £10 "Rush tickets" for all performances.Download the App from, to allow you to apply.
London Coliseum
Bat Out of Hell
Box office discretion Box office discretion £25
From 10am at Monday to Thursday performances ONLY.
It unlikely there will be even full-price tickets left for Friday and Saturday performances... book early for these, is the advice.

Reader reports:
Tuesday 4th July 2017. 5.30pm. I just picked up G15 in the Stalls for £25.
Thursday 6th July 2017. Last night got a day seat at 7:10pm. Centre Stalls N8 for £25. They let me upgrade my £15 balcony seat!
Thursday 20th July 2017. 9 in line at 10am.



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