Now that London theatres are reopened find out how to get the cheapest tickets in this London Theatre lottery guide. Did you know that cheap theatre tickets in London are back for 2021? Here’s the best bit! lots of the big London theatres do lotteries and it really is possible to win. It’s also not just London! Broadway do lottery tickets too just check with each individual theatres box-offices.
London lottery theatre ticket systems for cheap tickets and same day tickets to your favourite shows 2021/22
Want to get access to London lottery theatre tickets for top musicals? Did you know can get cheap lottery tickets for shows and plays in London for as little as £10 to £25. You can even get same day last minute London cheap tickets too! Why not try one of the many London theatre lottery ticketing systems. These free to enter lottery ticket seats would normally be £50 to £100. Instead of sitting at the back or up in the gods you can purchase lottery tickets directly through an app or the booking office.
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Can you still get theatre lottery seats in 2021?
The stage is making a comeback after some very strange times. The theatres are opening back up and starting to offer some of their bargain seats again. The best theatre seats in the West-End London are still available by way of the theatre lottery. Saving you so much and even getting seats in the front row of the theatre for as little as £10 in the ticket lottery.
Learn how to get regular cheap theatre tickets in London here!
What is a theatre lottery ticket?
A theatre lottery is an online ticket system which distributes theatre show seats to random winners for a largely discounted price. Obtaining lottery tickets for one of your favourite West end shows in London really can be reality. Going to the the theatre in London can be really expensive especially if you do not live close by. So if you are flexible and willing to go at the last minute then bagging yourself a London lottery ticket may be just the thing for you.
How can I win a London theatre lottery ticket?
There are several ways to win a West-End Theatre lottery ticket.
- Check the website of the individual theatre
- Use an app like Todays Tix
- Try Todays Tix website
Find listings of all of the theatres that do front row Lottery tickets, rush tickets and last minute ticket releases here. You can enter by clicking on the appropriate musical and entering your email. You can enter most lotteries as many times as you like this will give you more chance of winning. Even though you win you will still have to pay but it will be a top price seat for a fraction of the price.
Where can I find a list of the theatre Lottery tickets available in London
In this list you will find the latest theatres that are doing lottery ticket seats in London. The theatres do often run their own and you sign up vis their website. If not you will find them on the Todays Tix app.
What do I need to do before I go to the theatre now after COVID?
Londons theatres are talking place in a See it safely code which is a developed industry-wide See it Safely mark. So you can feel confident and safe knowing that the venue is COVID-secure and will be following the latest government and performing arts guidance whenever you see the mark. You can see a full list of the latest approved venues taking part in the See it safely here.
Theatres are making it safer for audiences by;
- Permitted Entrance with COVID venue pass. Either vaccinated or lateral flow test negative.
- Issuing e-tickets or print-at-home tickets. This will allow you to enter venues more easily, minimise the amount of time you may have to queue, and reduce contact with the front of house team.
- Recommend use of face coverings.
- Pre ordering of your interval drinks and ice creams to minimise contact with others.
- Cashless Transactions
- Temperature checks
- Theatres will be ensuring that you have maximum flexibility by allowing tickets to be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to the performance
- Hand sanitising.
Check your individual theatre as some do differ.
How do I get cheap rush tickets on Today’s Tix?
Once signed up to Today’s Tix you can see which theatres are offering rush tickets. Apply to unlock the tickets by sharing on Facebook or twitter. It is very similar to that of on the day tickets available at the theatre but instead available to purchase online. You register your interest on the morning of the show via the app then at 10am you can go onto purchase two tickets on a first come first served basis.
At 10 am rush tickets will be available to purchase. Click on show of choice, click on get rush tickets. Sometimes there may only be one or two tickets available. If you are successful you will be shown where the seats are and you can purchase them there and then. Rush tickets are £25 and you purchase within the app. Tickets will received digitally.
Some other current musicals shows in London offering £25 daily rush tickets and front row lotteries via TodayTix are;
- Pretty Woman at the Savoy
- Tina the Musical
- Come from away musical
- & Juliet
- Dirty Dancing
- Book of Morman
- Back to the Future
- Dear Evan Hanson
- Mamma Mia
- Life of Pi
- Jersey Boys
- Get Up Stand Up
- Les Miserables in concert
- The Heathers
- Saturday Night Fever
- Choir of Man
- Six the Musical
- Heathers the MusicaL
How to get cheap tickets for Hamilton in the lottery
Hamilton the musical operate a fabulous lottery tickets system. You can purchase a pair of Hamilton seats for just £10 each if you win their daily lottery. The Lottery opens each day at 4 pm with a 22 hour entry window. You can enter the hamilton Lottery via the Hamilton website or the Hamilton app.
Winners will be notified via email shortly after the lottery closes with a link to purchase the tickets. Winners will have until to pay for their tickets with a credit card online within a timeframe. The seats are normally good views and can include front row.
Only Fools and Horses live day tickets
Only Fools and Horses live at the Theatre Royal Haymarket has a limited amount of tickets for Only Fools and Horses live. They will be available at £10 & £25 on the day of the performance and released at 11am.
Available on selected performances, subject to availability – book online via this website or via Ticketmaster.
Mary Poppins the Musical
Step in Time for Marys Online Day Seats! Mary Poppins operates a weekly digital lottery. 20 tickets are available for every performance at £30 each.
A limited number of £30 Day Tickets are released each morning at 10.30am for performances that same day. Patrons will be able to purchase a maximum of 2 tickets via a button on the website when it becomes available. When they’re gone, they’re gone! There will be a timer on the bottom of the page.
How to get tickets for Moulin Rouge the Musical in London
A limited number of tickets for Moulin Rouge ticket lottery are available via their online. Sign up and you will automatically be entered EVERY WEEK to the lottery and notified via email if you have won. If you win you will have the chance to unlock two spectacular £25 seats for performances the following week! You can unsubscribe at any time.
Get Up Stand Up Bob Marley the musical tickets!
You can get Cheap tickets at the Bob Marley musical Get Up Stand Up through the app Today’s Tix. Read my Musical theatre review of Get up Stand Up here.
Cinderella the musical Lottery tickets!
Get lottery tickets to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella the musical for just £25. The much-anticipated World Premiere of Cinderella is being performed at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, a new romantic musical comedy featuring an original story and book. Enter online and choose your performance dates and wait to be notified before purchse.
How to get cheap tickets for Disney’s Frozen the Musical
Disney day seats for Frozen the Musical and the lion king! Want to find cheap tickets for Frozen the musical or the Lion King? Disney Day Seats are back for on the day last minute tickets!
Magical Mondays have now replaced Disney Day Seats, offering you the chance to purchase seats for participating Disney Shows for £25. Every Monday at noon, a number of tickets for that week’s performances will be available for £25, through the DisneyTickets website. The tickets sell quickly so log in early.
To gain access to Magical Mondays tickets, you must create an account or log in with your existing Disney account
You can get tickets for Frozen the Musical or the Lion King. The Magical Monday seats cost just £25 and you will get pretty good seats for this saving lots of money.
There is a Limit of 2 tickets per person when using Disney Day Seats booked via their website.
Frozen The Musical is currently running at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and booking up until June 2022.
Check out this post on where to eat near the Lion king musical
Pretty Woman musical theatre tickets
I got tickets for todays Tix for Pretty Woman and saw it recently. You can see my review of Pretty Woman the musical here.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child lottery tickets
Every week Harry Potter and the Cursed child the musical operate a Friday Forty lottery. 40 lottery tickets for every performance the following week will be released via TodayTix for some of the very best theatre seats at £40 (£20 per part).
You can enter The Friday Forty at any time from Monday at 12.01am until 1.00pm every Friday These tickets are valid for performances the following week. At 1pm every Friday the lottery will close, and the winners will be notified between 1.00pm and 5.00pm the same day.
To enter the Harry Potter lottery the Friday Forty, click here or the download the TodaysTix app.
Lottery Tip- You can also increase your chances of winning by sharing your entry on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
How do I enter the Matilda lottery?
Matilda will be back on the stage September the 16th 2021.
Matilda the Musical London lottery ticket system gives you the chance to win two £25 band A tickets. To enter the London Matilda lottery simply apply online and choose your availble performance dates. These stage tickets if won will be within a two week time frame. You will be notified by email if you win and will have 24 hours to purchase your tickets for the show.
Winners are drawn 3 to 5 days in advance of the performance giving you plenty of time to get organised
How can I get cheap tickets to Tina the musical?
You can get cheap tickets to Tina The musical in London by entering the online lottery ticket system on the Today Tix app. Tina the musical operate this lottery ticket system for the chance to get discount tickets for the show for as cheap as £25. So if you want tickets to Tina the musical in London enter now via the rush ticket lottery.
Magic Mike Live at the Hippodrome
Get some hot tickets for Magic Mike live at the Hippodrome daily for only £25 with rush tickets on the Todays Tix app.
Where else can I get cheap London musical tickets?
The best place to get London musical tickets other than lottery to rush tickets is still the Official London theatre for their on the day tickets! What was once the TKTS booth in Londons Leicester Square is now the online version!
Day seats for cheap tickets in the London Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera
A limited number of Phantom of the Opera £30.00 day seats are available on Thursday Matinee performances. These can be bought online from 10am on the day of the performance.
A limited number of great £30 DAY SEATS are released at 10am for the performance that same day.
Simply add in your details Online and they will email you to verify your email address. Once you’re verified, you will receive a link to book up to two tickets.
On the day cheap tickets at the TKTS booth
The Official london TKTS booth in Londons Leicester Square is the onlu officaol theatre ticket booth. You can also purchase tickets on the day online and in person. You can sometimes save up to 61% on a ticket price and they do them every day! All of the theatre shows are listed and what is available for that day with the discounts shown!
You can check by looking at the price for the day and the seats available then go in and check the same seats on todays tix general sale for instance. TKTS day seats will always be the best offer.
Musical tickets at The Savoy.
This is temporarily cancelled.
A limited number of seats (minimum 4 per show) will be released at 10 am each morning for Monday – Friday performances. These are priced at £25 and only available in person from the Box Office. There are no day seats currently available for Saturday performances. But you can get Pretty Woman now offer rush tickets on the Todays Tix app for £25. There is a limit of two tickets per person, tickets sold on a first come first served basis and subject to availability.
Disney lottery theatre tickets!
From time to time Disney offer lottery tickets for their London Musicals. Get the chance too see Frozen at the Theatre Royal Drury lane or Mary Poppins which is coming soon. Also look out for the Lion King tickets or last minute standing tickets.
Disney Musical tickets can be purchased here
Wicked the Musical how to get day seats.
There are a limited number of seats for Wicked released daily for £29.50 for that day’s performance at 10 AM, in person at the Box Office.
Students can also get best available seats for £29.50, on the day of the performance only, in person at the Box Office. This does not include Saturday evening performances and peak periods.
The royal opera house
Although technically not a lottery the Royal Opera House operate a Friday rush ticket service too. This for people wishing to get last minute tickets for sold out Operas.
For more information buying cheap theatre tickets take look at my post on how to get cheap theatre tickets in london.
Top tips for winning a London Theatre lottery ticket.
- To increase your chances of winning a London Theatre lottery you can share your entry on social media such as twitter and facebook.
- Answer any questionnaires the theatre offer to increase your chances.
- Apply as much as the theatre will allow you to. Some lotteries can be entered daily or you can apply again as soon as your chance as has run out.
- Apply for as many days as possible, tick all the boxes for each day. It doesn’t matter which day you go does it?
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