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TKTS Booth Leicester Square

History of TKTS

For more than 40 years, we ran an in-person ticket booth in Leicester Square. Originally known as ‘The Half Price Ticket Booth’. The first booth was a small, wooden hut painted in green and yellow stripes, which stood on the West side of Leicester Square. It, in 1980, was the first ticket booth of its kind in Leicester Square, and has subsequently spawned many imitations.

Following the installation of an electricity sub-station beneath the garden, Leicester Square was reopened by the Queen in 1992, and the booth was welcomed to its new home in the Clocktower Building by the Mayor of Westminster.

The Half Price Ticket Booth was renamed ‘TKTS’ in 2001, adopting the name of its Broadway counterpart in New York.

Unfortunately, in March of 2020 the booth was forced to close as a result of the global Coronavirus pandemic.

For now, we are committed to bringing you our last minute TKTS deals, which we will be offering online here. We hope you continue to buy on-the-day tickets from us online, which as a not-for-profit organisation helps us to continue the important work we do.

All on-the-day tickets will be offered under our TKTS name, just here on the Official London Theatre website. These will include great seats, great prices and often amazing discounts! You’ll find them on the TKTS page or by clicking the ‘On-The-Day TKTS’ button on our Theatre Tickets page.

We will continue to provide you with excellent customer service from our knowledgeable staff. Got a question, tweet us @TKTSLondon or DM us on the Official London Theatre Facebook and Instagram. If you have purchased tickets and have a query, email ticketing@officiallondontheatre.com or call 020 7087 7935 with your booking reference number and our colleagues at See Tickets (who help power our online ticketing technology) will be able to help.

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