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  • Official London Theatre's New Year sale is back again, rounding off the year and taking us into 2020 with some jazz hand-worthy bargains.

    You're able to get £10-£40 tickets for more than 50 London shows, for performances between Wed 1 Jan and Thu 13 Feb 2020. As usual, Mastercard cardholders get first dibs on the tickets during an exclusive pre-sale, which started at 10am on Fri 6 Dec. Everyone else can book from this Fri 13 Dec.

    This year's 50+ participating shows include big-hitters such as Disney's The Lion King, Wicked and festive favourite The Snowman.

    Which performances can you get the deal on?

    Here are some of the top shows participating this year (see 'More info' below for a full list):

    • Disney's The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre)
    • Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre)
    • Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre)
    • The Snowman (Peacock Theatre)
    • A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic)
    • The Mousetrap (St Martin's Theatre)
    • The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre)
    • The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre)
    • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre) - pictured below
    • English National Ballet 70th Anniversary Gala (London Coliseum)
    • The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (Bridge Theatre)
    • Fame the Musical (Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre)
    • 9 to 5 the Musical (Savoy Theatre)
    • Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)

    Tickets for specific performances are limited, so it could be pot luck finding the show you want on a particular date.

    The cheaper tickets are likely to be snapped up first, so go quick if there's something you've got your eye on. Seats are discounted based on their price tier, so the amount of saving on the normal price will vary per show and per seat. £10 tickets will usually be the cheapest normal-priced seats in the theatre, and £40 tickets will be the top-priced (non-premium) seats.

    For other ingenious ways to bag cheap theatre tickets, see MSE Jenny's blog on The top theatre lotteries.

    If you're coming to London for the day, check out MSE's Cheap Train & Coach Deals to save on your journey.

    • Full list of shows and ticket prices available:

      & Juliet: £20, £30, £40
      9 To 5 The Musical: £30, £40
      Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt: £20, £30
      Amélie The Musical: £10, £20, £30
      An Act Of God: £10
      RSC: As You Like It: £10, £20, £30, £40
      A Christmas Carol: £20, £30, £40
      Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith): £20, £30
      Cinderella (The Vaults): £10
      Circus 1903: £20, £30, £40
      Come From Away: £20, £30, £40
      The Comedy About A Bank Robbery: £20, £30
      Coming Clean: £20, £30
      Le Corsaire (English National Ballet): £10, £20, £30, £40
      Dick Whittington: £20
      English National Ballet 70th Anniversary Gala: £10, £20, £30
      Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: £10, £20, £30, £40
      Fame: £10, £20, £30
      Faustus: That Damned Woman: £20, £30
      The Gift: £20
      Girl From The North Country: £30, £40
      Goldilocks And The Three Bears: £20, £40
      Kunene And The King: £20, £30, £40
      Disney’s The Lion King: £30, £40
      The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe: £20, £30, £40
      Mamma Mia!: £30, £40
      Matilda The Musical: £30, £40
      RSC: Measure For Measure: £10, £20, £30, £40
      A Midsummer Night’s Dream: £20
      The Mousetrap: £20, £40
      Opera Undone: Tosca & La Bohème: £20, £40
      The Play That Goes Wrong: £30, £40
      Potted Panto: £10, £20
      The Prince Of Egypt: £20, £30, £40
      Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes: £20, £40
      School Of Rock – The Musical: £20, £30, £40
      Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: £20
      The Snow Queen (Park Theatre): £20
      The Snow Queen (Rose Theatre Kingston): £20
      The Snowman: £20, £40
      RSC: The Taming Of The Shrew: £10, £20, £30, £40
      A Taste Of Honey: £20, £30, £40
      Three Sisters: £20, £30
      Thriller Live: £20, £40
      The Tiger Who Came To Tea: £10
      Tina – The Tina Turner Musical: £20, £30, £40
      Touching The Void: £10, £30, £40
      Uncle Vanya: £10, £20, £30, £40
      The Visit: £40
      Waitress: £30, £40
      The Welkin: £30, £40
      Wicked: £20, £30, £40
      Witness For The Prosecution: £40
      The Woman In Black: £20, £30

  • A host of West End shows offer free-to-enter theatre lotteries which give you the chance to buy seats that can cost £100+ (depending on the show) for just £10-£25 including Disney's AladdinHamiltonMatilda and more.

    See MSE Jenny's blog on the top theatre lotteries.

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  • The Lion King 2,000 FREE tickets up for grabs

    The Lion King 2,000 FREE tickets up for grabs

    Online giveaway 12pm this Sun (13 Oct). First come, first served

    The London production of Disney’s The Lion King turns 20 this year, and with this news comes the exceptionally rare opportunity to win totally free tickets – if you’re lucky. At 12 noon on Sun 13 Oct, the show’s giving away 2,000 FREE tickets and a limited number of standing positions to the 7.30pm performance of The Lion King at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre on Fri 18 Oct.

    For a chance to get some, at 12pm on Sunday you’ll need to be waiting on the special Free Lion King tickets booking page (keep refreshing the page until you see a ‘Book now’ button appear). You won’t be able to pick your own seats – these will be chosen for you. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and limited to two per person.

    We expect this to be a hugely popular deal so make sure you’ve got a decent internet connection, and be ready for the tickets to go almost instantly. Due to how many people are likely to be waiting on the page, it’s safe to assume you are more likely to miss out than to actually get some tickets, but you have to be in it to win it, as they say!

    If you manage to snag free tickets, they’ll be emailed to you about 48 hours before the show’s due to start. You’ll need to print them – it won’t be possible to show the tickets on a smartphone screen. If you miss out, we’ve other ways to save on your West End trip on our London theatre deals page.

    • The Lion King is recommended for children aged six and above. Children under three years old are not permitted.

  • 20% off Billionaire Boy theatre tickets

    20% off Billionaire Boy theatre tickets

    Via free family days out discount scheme LittleBird. Gets £19.50 tickets

    David Walliams' kids' theatre show Billionaire Boy opens in London this winter, and you can get 20% off most tickets when you sign up for free to family days out discount scheme LittleBird.

    With this deal, all standard seats are £19.50 (normally £24ish) for all performances (depending on availability) and there's no booking fee – when we checked, this made them the cheapest by at least a fiver. You’ll need to book by 11.59pm on Fri 11 Oct to get the discounted price.

    The show runs from Fri 13 Dec 2019 to Sun 5 Jan 2020 at Bloomsbury Theatre.

    How to get the cheap tickets

    • Sign up for free at LittleBird.
    • Select a date from the calendar and opt for standard seats – if £19.50 seats are available, these will be clearly marked.

    It’s important to note that your seats will be automatically allocated, so you won't be able to choose them yourself. You won't find out which seats have been selected for you until you pick them up from the box office. LittleBird has told us that they'll be the best available in the 'standard seat' price band and none of them are restricted view.

    In general, theatre prices can change day-to-day, so make sure to compare ticket prices online before making your purchase.

    Billionaire Boy is based on David Walliams' book of the same name. It tells the story of 12-year-old billionaire Joe, who has everything he could want, except a friend.

    We've other ways to save on theatre tickets… see MSE Jenny’s guide on how to grab £10-£25 tickets to big West End shows such as Hamilton and Matilda.

    • Billionaire Boy is suitable for children aged five and above.

      There's no difference between kids' and adult tickets - they're the same price.