Extra 25% off top-secret theatre tickets from £4, including West End shows...

Welcome to the hush-hush world of last-minute seat-filling, where it's possible to watch a theatre show for around £4 to £6.50 – and what's more, we've a way for newbies to get an extra 25% off on top. Theatres do it because they quite literally need bums on seats to help create an atmosphere – but you must agree not to say what you get so you don't upset people who pay full whack.

Top theatre lotteries – how to grab £10 to £25 tickets for Streetcar, A Little Life, Cabaret, Moulin Rouge, Matilda and more West End shows (often the best seats)

What seat would £10 buy you at a big West End show nowadays? You might expect to be right up in the gods, at best. Yet a host of West End shows offer drastically reduced tickets via free-to-enter lotteries. From A Streetcar Named Desire to A Little Life and Hamilton to Matilda, theatre lotteries give you the chance to buy seats that can cost £100+ (depending on the show) for just £10 to £25.

Under 26? Nab theatrical bargains galore for a tenner or less

Hi. My name’s Rosie and I’m a theatre addict. There, I’ve said it. And while I love sitting in a dark room full of strangers watching people pretend to be other people, I’m not a fan of the hefty price tag that often comes with it. With premium tickets for West End shows sometimes topping £100 a...