Buying London Theatre Tickets

You can't come to London without enjoying a world class West End show!

Luckily, buying London theatre tickets is easy. We've even got the lowdown on where to find cheap London theatre tickets, and where to look for discounted seats for top West End shows.

The quickest and easiest way is to purchase with us, where you can get up to 60% off top West End shows. If you are looking to make a night of it we also have great value package deals, with a selection of top London hotels and restaurants.

The London tkts Booth and Theatre Box Offices

If you're looking to book last-minute London theatre tickets, visit the tkts booth in Leicester Square. The tkts booth offers half-price and discounted theatre tickets on the day of the show, and up to a week in advance. They also offer tickets in advance for rock and pop concerts, sport and other events.

If you want to see a specific production, you can also go directly to that theatre's box office for the chance to buy standby theatre tickets or returns.

Buying London Theatre Tickets From an Agent

Many reputable agents have websites offering online booking and this can be a good way to buy theatre tickets, but be careful as touts also operate over the internet. Make sure you buy your tickets from legitimate agents, such as STAR members (The Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers). Visit star.org.uk to find out more. 

London Theatre Tickets: Top Tips

Always ask to see the "face value" of the ticket – in other words, the price printed on the ticket – as ticket agents always charge a booking fee which should be no more than 25% of the face value.

Ask to see a seating plan and make sure you check whether the seats have a restricted view as these seats should be cheaper. This information should be made available to you before you buy, as these are your legal consumer rights. You should also read any forms carefully to ensure you don't sign away your legal rights.

London Theatre Tickets: Complaints

If you have any complaints or queries about tickets sold to you, contact the Society of London Theatre.

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