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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 of Mon 6 Jan, there are still almost 76,000 New Year sale tickets up for grabs.
This year's 50+ participating shows originally included big-hitters such as Disney's The Lion King, Wicked and festive favourite The Snowman, though some of these have now sold out.
Don't assume that Official London Theatre will be the cheapest around - you should always make sure to price match with sites like From The Box Office, ATG, TodayTix, Ticketmaster and London Theatre Direct to make sure you're getting the best deal.
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)
- 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
- The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (Bridge 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 (a strike-through denotes that there are no more tickets left in that price band):
& 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 SOLD OUT
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: £10, £20, £30, £40
Fame: £10, £20, £30 OVER
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 OVER
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
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West End theatre lotteries - how to grab £10-£25 tickets
Including Disney's Aladdin, Hamilton, Matilda & moreOngoing
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 Aladdin, Hamilton, Matilda and more.
See MSE Jenny's blog on the top theatre lotteries.
Latest Expired Deals
TodayTix West End theatre for £20
London shows incl Everybody's Talking About Jamie, A Christmas Carol
Theatre ticket seller TodayTix* is offering £20 tickets to a range of top West End shows as part of its 'Boxing Day' sale, which has already started and will run until 11.59pm on Thu 26 Dec. Book via its website or free app for theatrical favourites like The Snowman, Everybody's Talking About Jamie and The Woman in Black. Date availability varies by show but some can be booked as far forward as May/June.
It will only be certain seats and performances and TodayTix isn't able to tell us how many £20 tickets are available, so go quick if there's something you've got your eye on, and remain flexible with your dates and seats if you can.
What shows will be included?
Here are some of the top West End shows which can be booked for £20, depending on availability. See 'More info' below for a full list along with seating bands.
- Everybody's Talking about Jamie (Apollo Theatre)
- The Snowman (Peacock Theatre)
- &Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)
- Magic Mike (London Hippodrome)
- Uncle Vanya (Harold Pinter Theatre)
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (Bridge Theatre)
- White Christmas (Dominion Theatre)
- A Christmas Carol (The Old Vic)
- Girl From the North Country (Gielgud Theatre)
- Waitress (Adelphi Theatre)
- 9 to 5 (Savoy Theatre)
- The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre)
The £20 includes booking fees, so there'll be no extras to pay.
If you're after something else in the sales, visit our Boxing Day sales for a list of what's on.
Full list of shows participating and the types of seating available for £20:
Uncle Vanya - Band D during the main run, Band C during previews
Leopoldstadt - Band C
The Watsons - Band D
The Snowman - TBC
Le Corsaire - TBC
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - Bands B and C
Touching the Void - Band C
A Taste of Honey - Band C
City of Angels - TBC
White Christmas - TBC
A Christmas Carol - TBC
A Number - Bands A and B
Curtains - Band C
Lexicon - TBC
Girl From the North Country - Band C
Dick Whittington - Bands A and B
Everybody's Talking about Jamie - Bands B and C
Magic Mike - TBC
La Clique - Booth seats
&Juliet - TBC
Waitress - TBC
9 to 5 - TBC
The Woman in Black - Band B
A Kind of People -TBC
Poet in Da Corner - TBC
Thriller Live - TBC
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.