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5 reasons to buy Theatre Tokens

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 24 June 2020, Last Updated 26 April 2021

Many of London’s West End theatres are beginning to announce reopenings with social distancing from 17 May. Providing the roadmap goes ahead as planned, theatres hope to open at full capacity from 21 June and we can’t wait to welcome our audiences back! 

If you’re a theatre fan who would like to support the industry or you’d like to treat your loved ones to a trip to the theatre but are unsure what tickets or dates to book for, here are five reasons to buy Theatre Tokens.


1. They have no expiry date & can be used in a variety of places

The Prince Of Egypt. Photo by Matt Crockett.Leap straight into theatres once they reopen!

We understand that there’s nothing more annoying than buying a gift card and realising that it’s expired before you’ve had a chance to use it. To ensure this doesn’t happen, our Theatre Tokens have absolutely no expiry date. You can feel confident that you will be able to see a show at more than 260 venues across the country, including London’s West End, as soon as we reopen.

They can be topped up whenever you want and can be used to buy theatre tickets in a number of places including 260 venues across the country, online at Official London Theatre, and in London’s West End theatres.


2. They make the perfect gift  

Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)Celebrate special occasions with the gift of theatre

Whether you’re looking for a present to cheer up your theatre-loving best friend or an anniversary present for your parents who never have the time to organise a date night, Theatre Tokens can make the perfect gift. With theatres announcing reopenings, they’ll be well prepared to hit the book button for their fave West End musical or a production they’ve always dreamed of seeing. And…if you’ve got nobody to buy a present for, how about yourself? If there was ever a good time to treat yourself, it’s now!


3. You can make them extra stagey!

Preeya Kalidas, Layton Williams and ensemble in Everybody's Talking About JamieAdd a stagey sparkle to your Theatre Tokens

Theatre Tokens can be purchased as a gift card or eGift. If you opt for the latter, you can choose from a stagey selection of designs. From birthday prints and images from West End shows to exclusive #IMissTheatre branded designs, we’ve got something for everyone. Check it out!


4. It is quick and easy to buy them online

Lucie Jones in Waitress at the Adelphi TheatreBuying Theatre Tokens online is as easy as pie!

We understand it’s a tricky time for people with social distancing and shielding for health and safety reasons, but we have some good news! Theatre Tokens can be purchased from the comfort of your own home and they can be delivered to your loved ones straight to their inbox or to their front door! It’s quick, easy and safe!


5. It’s the gift that gives back

Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre (Photo: Matthew Murphy)We can’t wait to celebrate with you when the theatres reopen!

Society Of London Theatre and UK Theatre are not-for-profit organisations and we have run Theatre Tokens for 36 years. As theatre fans, you can rest reassured that every penny you spend with us is supporting the industry when we need it most both now and in the future – so thank you.



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Due to the current pandemic various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows. Please bear with us as we try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you find a mistake, please let us know by emailing enquiries@soltukt.co.uk. If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

For more than 40 years, TKTS was our on-the-day theatre ticket box office in Leicester Square. Currently closed due to the current situation, we are now selling our great last minute seats and prices online. Click here to learn more.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.