Everything You Need to Know About West End Ticket Lotteries

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Feeling lucky? Ticket lotteries are an amazing way to see some of London's hottest theatre shows for a fraction of the usual price!


What are ticket lotteries?

They're exactly what you think they are! You'll enter a draw and winners will be randomly selected to receive amazing clear-view seats. Ticket lotteries are free to enter, and you will only have to pay if you have been selected as a winner and you want to secure your seats!

Here're a few pointers on how to become a lucky lotto winner:

  • Enter into the draw by providing some personal info, the number of tickets you'd like to win, and the performance you'd like to win tickets for. For daily draws, you will only be eligible to win tickets for performances happening that day. 
  • Once you've entered, you'll have to wait until the draw to find out if you've been lucky!
  • If you're not drawn as a winner, don't fret. Either wait for the next draw or see if the show has rush tickets or day seats available!
  • If you've been selected as a winner - woohoo! You'll be notified about your win by email (and maybe a push notification). You'll have a limited time from the point you're notified to pay for & secure your tickets - if you don't pay in time, the tickets will be redistributed to an entrant on the waiting list. 
  • Be sure to check the maximum number of tickets available to purchase - most shows only allow you to buy 2 lottery tickets 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 lottery tickets once they have been purchased!


What West End and London theatre shows offer ticket lotteries?

Here's a list of London theatre shows that offer ticket lotteries, and how to enter them!


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Cabaret

Ticket Price: £25
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: Enter from 12:01AM (UK Time) on the day of the performance. Entries will close 4 hours before the showtime.
If you win: You will be notified by email & push notification, and have 30 minutes to purchase your tickets. Once purchased, tickets will be emailed to you.
Please note: Upon arrival at the theatre, you must present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccinations or documentation of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance.


Hamilton


Ticket Price: £10
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: Enter from 12:01AM (UK Time) every Friday. Entries will close at 1PM (UK Time) the following Thursday, for applicable performances for the following week.
If you win: You will be notified by email & push notification between 1PM - 6PM on Thursday, and have 30 minutes to purchase your tickets. Once purchased, tickets will be emailed to you.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts 1 & 2)


Ticket Price: £40 (£20 per part)
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: Enter from 12:01AM (UK Time) every Monday. Entries will close at 1PM (UK Time) on Friday, for applicable performances for the following week.
If you win: You will be notified by email & push notification between 1PM - 5PM (UK Time) on Friday, and have 30 minutes to purchase your tickets. Once purchased, tickets will be emailed to you.


Moulin Rouge! The Musical


Ticket Price: £25
Where: Moulin Rouge Website
Ticket Limit: 2 per customer
When: Enter from Thursday. Entries will close on Wednesday, for applicable performances for the following week.
If you win: You will be notified by email & push on Wednesday, and have up to 72 hours to purchase your tickets. Once purchased, tickets will be emailed to you.