Everything You Need to Know About West End Day Seats

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Want to see some of London's best theatre shows without paying full price? Day seats are just the ticket (see what we did there)! 


What are day seats?

Day seats are tickets that are sold close to the performance date at a fraction of their usual cost. You'll either have to pay an in-person visit to the theatre's box office or join a virtual day seat queue online to purchase them. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and the seats are typically located in the front row of the stalls, though this varies from show to show.


Here're a few pointers on how to get your hands on some delicious day seats:

  • You'll need to be one of the first people in the physical or virtual queue to secure your day seats, so plan accordingly!
  • Some shows sell their day seats for performances occurring that day, others release day seats for their entire week's worth performances in on go - be sure to check your preferred show's policies!
  • Be mindful that day seats for weekend performances tend to be the most sought after - especially when certain cast members are set to take their final bow, or a show is about to close.
  • Be sure to check the maximum number of tickets available to purchase - most shows only allow you to buy 2 day seats per customer.
  • Be sure you're purchasing tickets for the right show title, date & time - especially on days where there are matinee (afternoon) and evening performances! Vendors usually cannot exchange or refund day seats once they have been purchased!


What West End and London theatre shows have day seats?

Here's a list of London theatre shows that offer day seats, and how to get them!


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& Juliet

Ends Sep 2022
& Juliet (London)
137 reviews
87
Overall Score

Type of Queue: In-person
Ticket Price: 
£25
Where: Shaftesbury Theatre Box Office
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 12PM (UK Time) on the day of the performance
How: Get to the Shaftesbury Theatre Box Office in plenty of time to be one of the first people in the queue to get your hands on day seats! 


Come From Away


Type of Queue: In-person
Ticket Price: 
£20
Where: Phoenix Theatre Box Office
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 10AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance
How: Get to the Phoenix Theatre Box Office in plenty of time to be one of the first people in the queue to get your hands on day seats - be prepared to wait!


Frozen

Ends Oct 2022
Frozen (London)
67 reviews
83
Overall Score

Type of Queue: Digital
Ticket Price: 
£25
Where: DisneyTickets Magical Mondays Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 12PM (UK Time) every Monday for that week's performances
How: Sign up for or log-in to an existing Disney account before 12PM on Monday, and follow the instructions on the Magical Mondays site to join the queue! 


Jerusalem

Ends Aug 2022
Jerusalem (London)
14 reviews
75
Overall Score

Type of Queue: In-person
Ticket Price: 
£15
Where: Apollo Theatre Box Office
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 10AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance
How: Get to the Apollo Theatre Box Office in plenty of time to be one of the first people in the queue to get your hands on day seats - be prepared to wait! 


Mary Poppins


Type of Queue: Digital
Ticket Price: 
£30
Where: Delfont Mackintosh Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 10:30AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance
How: Click the above link just before 10:30AM, and follow the instructions on the site to secure your day seats!


Matilda the Musical


Type of Queue: In-person
Ticket Price: 
£10
Where: Cambridge Theatre Box Office
Ticket Limit: 1 per customer
When: On sale from 10AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance
How: Only available for 16-25 year olds. Get to the Cambridge Theatre Box Office in plenty of time to be one of the first people in the queue. Individuals aged 16-25 must make the booking themselves. Proof of age ID will be required at the point of purchase.


The Lion King


Type of Queue: Digital
Ticket Price: 
£25
Where: DisneyTickets Magical Mondays Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 12PM (UK Time) every Monday for that week's performances
How: Sign up for or log-in to an existing Disney account before 12PM on Monday, and follow the instructions on the Magical Mondays site to join the queue! 


The Mousetrap


Type of Queue: In-person & Digital
Ticket Price: 
£19.52
Where: St. Martin's Theatre Box Office & The Mousetrap Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 10AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance, only for Tuesday-Sunday performances
How: Get to the St. Martin's Theatre Box Office in plenty of time to be one of the first people in the queue! Alternatively, check The Mousetrap Website from 10AM for available front row day seats! 

The Phantom of the Opera


Type of Queue: Digital
Ticket Price: 
£30
Where: The Phantom of the Opera Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 10AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance
How: Submit the form on the website before 10AM. Verify your email address and (quickly!) follow the link to secure your day seats!


Wicked

Ends May 2023
Wicked (London)
214 reviews
89
Overall Score

Type of Queue: Digital
Ticket Price: 
£29.50
Where: ATG Tickets Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: On sale from 10AM (UK Time) every Wednesday for the following week's performances
How: Click the above link just before 10AM on Wednesdays, and follow the instructions on the site to secure your day seats!


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