London’s West End shows are recognised worldwide as the leading light in theatre. Each year, millions of audience members enjoy spectacular performances of musicals, plays, operas, comedies and dance productions in the heart of the West End. As one of the major attractions for residents and visitors, London theatre tickets are always in hot demand.
Why buy your London theatre tickets with us?
Not only are we quick and easy to use, we’re reliable and safe, too. Official London Theatre is run by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), the official body representing London’s theatrical industry. Booking your theatre tickets through us means you’re buying from a trustworthy source.
SOLT is a not-for-profit organisation that champions and supports the industry through a number of campaigns and theatrical initiatives. All profits from OfficialLondonTheatre.com go back into the industry, meaning London’s West End can continue to grow and keep providing world-famous experiences that people around the world love and enjoy.
SOLT is a member of STAR – the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers – whose members comply with a code of practice designed to help protect customers. For over two decades, STAR has worked as a champion for ticket buyers, ensuring its members are a secure and authorised place to buy tickets, which means you can feel comfortable and secure while booking tickets to London shows.
What’s on in London theatre?
There’s so much to see in the West End. With critically-acclaimed and world-renowned productions of shows everywhere, there’s no better place to find entertainment. With such an incredible mix of amazing shows, there’s something for everyone. Musical, play, comedy, dance or opera – you can see it all in the infamous London theatre district.
Although there are dozens of well-loved and long-running shows on in London, there are also phenomenal stage productions with short runs – many with celebrity appearances, so you can see your favourite stars in the flesh. These are just a few of the many reasons you should take a trip to Theatreland.
What’s great about West End shows?
London theatre is famous for a reason. Some of the biggest, best and longest-running shows in the world can be found here.
In addition to well-known and beloved London musicals like Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s The Lion King, and Wicked, there are plenty more productions and plays in London to see. Murder mysteries, horror shows, comedies, opera, dance – the West End has it all. You can also see some of the biggest stars of stage and screen perform live – as many times you want, we might add – in some of the best scripts ever written.
How do I buy London theatre tickets?
You can buy tickets right here with us, Official London Theatre. We have loads of top London shows to choose from and buying methods to suit everyone. We also have prices to suit every budget, making seeing a show even easier.
Our online booking system is quick and easy to use. Alternatively, if you prefer to buy your tickets in person, you can visit our TKTS booth in Leicester Square where our friendly and informed staff will be more than happy to help you decide which show to see.
Or, if you’re looking to treat someone, buy Theatre Tokens. Tokens are a great gift and can be used at more than 240 venues nationwide including all of London’s West End. Even better, they don’t have an expiry date, so that lucky someone can really use them to see any play or musical they want.
For more information on booking and the things to look out for, visit our How To Buy London Theatre Tickets guide. It’ll tell you about everything there is to know – from dynamic pricing, to catching show previews – so you can have all the knowledge you need to make the right choice, every time.
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How do I book for the best London theatre shows?
There is so much choice in the West End that London’s best theatre shows are really up to you.
To find tickets to top productions, you have to stay up-to-date with West End news. Find tickets to the best London shows for you by browsing our listing pages – we have up-to-date information on all the current productions in the capital so you can make an informed decision.
For new and exciting London theatre shows, keep an eye on our news and events section. We’ll keep you in the know about all the latest theatre ticket releases, exciting openings and new booking periods you need to know about.
As the best London shows can be extremely popular, we recommend you book your seats well in advance and that you have a few dates available. You don’t want to miss the hottest tickets in the West End because you couldn’t do a Tuesday now, do you?
Where can I buy last minute theatre tickets?
Booking in advance is all well and good, but sometimes you need tickets at short notice. For last minute and discount theatre tickets, visit our TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
We offer tickets to top plays and musicals for that day, or the two following days. It’s a quick and easy way to see a show at late notice, and a great way to bag a bargain theatre ticket. Tickets can only be purchased in person, but you can see what’s available by visiting our TKTS page.
And if you’re finding it difficult to decide, our team at the TKTS booth know everything there is to know about London’s Theatreland. They’ll be more than happy to help you choose the right show for you.
How do I get cheap theatre tickets?
In addition to our daily offers at the TKTS booth, you can get great deals using our annual ticket promotions. SOLT and Official London Theatre run Kids Week in the summer, and the Official London Theatre Sale in the Winter. Both are designed to make seeing London theatre shows more accessible.
Kids Week gives you the opportunity to entertain the little ones during the summer holidays. It’s our way of encouraging families to see London shows more frequently and start loving theatre. For the whole of August, children aged 5-16 can go to participating shows for free as long they’re accompanied by a full-paying adult. Additional discounts and promotions on London theatre tickets can be found during Kids Week, too.
Every January, our Sale offers £10, £20, £30 and £40 tickets to top West End shows. It’s a great way to kick the new year off to a cultural start and to get into the habit of going to see a show in the West End. This year saw dozens of top London shows take part.
How can I keep up-to-date with shows in London?
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