Everything you need to know about West End ticket lotteries and day seats
January 8, 2019  //  By:   //  Blog  //  Comments are off

Going to the theatre in London can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be if you know where to look. Ticket lotteries are becoming increasingly more popular in the West End and so here is a look at which shows you can take a gamble on and maybe save yourself a fortune!

TINA – the Tina Turner Musical – Aldwych Theatre
Enter the online lottery at https://tinathemusical.com/lottery/ for a chance to purchase two seats at only £15 each for Monday – Thursday performances.

You can apply at any time for all performances within a two-week period.
Winners are drawn 3 to 5 days in advance of the performance.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Apollo Theatre
TodayTix Lottery – you can enter via the TodayTix app from midnight on the day of the performance and up to four hours before the show starts. If you’re a winner, you’ll receive a push notification and email to let you know you’ve got one hour to claim and pay for your tickets.

Matilda the Musical – Cambridge Theatre
Enter the online lottery https://uk.matildathemusical.com/lottery/ for the chance to purchase two Band A seats at only £25 each for every performance.

You can apply at any time for all performances within a two-week period.
Winners are drawn 3 to 5 days in advance of the performance.

Company – Gielgud Theatre
Every day a limited number of day seats are released, available in person at the Box Office at the Gielgud theatre, priced at £25 per ticket. Join the queue in the morning as these are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

TodayTix gives you a chance to win one of a limited number of £25 Rush tickets, released daily. These are bookable first-come-first-served via the TodayTix app, released every day at 10am.

School of Rock – Gillian Lynne Theatre
A limited number of £20 day seats are available for personal callers at the Gillian Lynne Theatre Box Office from 10am on the day of the performance.

Enter the online lottery https://uk.schoolofrockthemusical.com/lottery/ for a chance to purchase two great band A seats at only £15 each for every performance.

You can apply at any time for all performances within a two-week period.
Winners are drawn 3 to 5 days in advance of the performance.

Every Wednesday a limited number of £10 student theatre tickets will be released an hour before the performance (6.30pm) at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. These tickets can only be purchased with cash, and in order to qualify for our student discount a valid student ID must be presented at the box office. Two tickets per person max.

The Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre
A limited number of £25.00 day seats are available on Thursday Matinee performances. These can only be bought in person from Her Majesty’s Box Office from 10am on the day of the performance. A one ticket per person policy applies for busiest performances.

The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
A limited number of Day Seats priced at £20 per ticket are available to purchase each morning in person at the Lyceum Theatre Box Office.

Mamma Mia – Novello Theatre
Mamma Mia have an Early Bird pricing scheme that applies to all Monday to Thursday performances booked 16 weeks or more ahead of the performance date. By booking four months or more in advance, you will be able to save up to £20 on selected prices.

The Book Of Mormon – Prince of Wales Theatre
A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through an on-the-day lottery at the theatre for £20 each. Entries accepted 2½ hours prior to each performance. Names drawn at random with a limit of one entry per person and up to two tickets per winner. Tickets subject to availability. All entries checked for duplication. Winners must be present at the time of the draw and have valid ID.

One additional pair of seats for each performance will be made available at £20 per ticket via a weekly online lottery https://thebookofmormonmusical.com/london/. Entries accepted from 12 noon (GMT/BST) each Wednesday for performances the following week.

Hamilton
£10 Tickets are available for all performances of Hamilton through a digital lottery. You can enter the lottery through the app or online https://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery/.

Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre
A limited number of seats are released daily for £29.50 for that day’s performance(s) at 10:00AM, in person at the Box Office.

Students can also get best available seats for £29.50, on the day of the performance only, in person at the Box Office. Valid for all performances excluding Saturday evening performances and peak periods.

Aladdin – Prince Edward Theatre
You can enter the £20 ticket lottery on the Aladdin website https://www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk/lottery/

9 to 5 – Savoy Theatre
A day seat programme is due to be announced soon.

Motown the Musical – Shaftesbury Theatre
The Motown ticket lottery allows you to enter anytime for performances for the following two-week period. If you’re one of the lucky winners then you can purchase a pair of band A seats at just £15 per ticket http://motownthemusical.co.uk/lottery/ 

Try Today Tix Rush with a limited number of tickets available on the day for every performance for £25.

The Play That Goes Wrong – Duchess Theatre
Get a loyalty card and recieve a stamp every time you collect your tickets. Use a card with 3 stamps to book 1 free ticket!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Palace Theatre
Keep checking the website as returned tickets and other late-release tickets will become available daily via official ticketing partners. Seats will also become available through all performance dates due to customer returns and cancelled bookings made by touts, which we have identified on our system and returned to be purchased by our customers. These are not guaranteed, but any tickets that do become available will be sold on a first-come-first served basis, online or in person at the Palace Theatre box office at full price.

Every week, 40 tickets for every performance the following week will be released via TodayTix for some of the very best seats in the theatre at £40 (£20 per part). These tickets are known as ‘The Friday Forty’. https://www.harrypottertheplay.com/uk/the-friday-forty/

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