Cheap Theatre Tickets in London
Whether you're drawn to the revolutionary barricades at the Queens Theatre or would rather defy gravity at the Apollo Victoria, it's fair to say that most of us love a good trip to the theatre. And in truth, we're spoiled for choice; there are plenty of theatre shows in London for us to enjoy. Usually, the only thing holding us back is our tight purse-string. But despite what you might think, you really don't have to pay an arm and a leg to see some of Britain's biggest musicals and plays. Theatre fans can now grab a seat in some of London's most prestigious venues for only a fraction of the price. To help you out, we've compiled a stellar list of the cheapest theatre tickets and most budget-friendly shows in London.
Last updated on 15th March 2017
Mesmerising and with plenty of charm, Mamma Mia has achieved legendary status in London's theatre circles, stunning audiences for over 15 years. The play is set in a Greek paradise island and revolves around a young girl's quest to find her long-lost father. Critically acclaimed and based in London's Novello Theatre, this musical is surprisingly budget-friendly and promises to amaze everyone that walks into the stalls. Believe it or not, there are a handful of cheap tickets in London on offer every day, starting at £18.
Perfect for any theatre fans on a budget, Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest venture, School of Rock, takes over the New London Theatre every day and inspires the audience with its cast of talented children. Inspired by the hit 2003 film, the play enchants everyone that sees it, telling the story of how a failed rock star turns his life around by teaching kids. Brilliantly uplifting and with prices starting at only £15, this play offers some of the cheapest theatre tickets in London.
Rolling back the clocks to the days of cafe shop revolutions and street barricades, Les Miserables has enjoyed year after year of success but still offers some of the most affordable theatre tickets in London. The play is set in Revolutionary France and focuses on the lives of a handful of Parisians who are all faced with defining challenges on a daily basis. Better still, you can enjoy all the wonder of this theatre performance in London without breaking the bank, courtesy of the cheap ticket prices that start at £15.
David Tennant stars in the modern day adaption of Don Juan at the Wyndhams Theatre in London. Written and directed by Patrick Marber, the filthy yet funny play follows the life of Don Juan, a debaucherous seducer who's solely driven by pleasure. Taking place between March and June, each performance will have a handful of affordable and cheap tickets for guests to enjoy, starting at only £12.
Harking back to the romantic 1920s, An American in Paris is a Toni-award winning musical that's already established itself as one of Broadway's hottest tickets. The play follows the life of Jerry Mulligan, an American GI whose life is completely transformed when he meets a talented, young dancer named Lise. With Paris as his backdrop, Mulligan sets out to make it as an artist. Hopefully and framed by the usual romanticism that flowed through the 1920s, guests can enjoy cheap theatre tickets in London that start at just £19.75.
Heading to the Gielgud Theatre after a sell-out run at the Royal Court and offering some of London's cheapest theatre tickets, The Ferryman tells the story of the Carney farmhouse in Derry in the early 19th Century. Preparations for the harvest are interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious visitor. Directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, each performance will have a few cheap theatre tickets that start as low as £18.75.
The Gin Chronicles have dazzled crowds everywhere they've performed. Now heading to the RAAC in Richmond, the play is set as a 1940s radio-style comedy adventure sees amateur detective John Jobling enlist his own housemaid, Doris Golightly, to help him solve the disappearance of missing gin magnate Cornelius Juniper. Both hilarious and charming, and costing only £10, these cheap theatre tickets in London is perfect for anyone on a budget.
The Bread and Rose Theatre in Clapham is no stranger to hosting huge theatrical plays and performances. Constantly boasting a full line-up of plays, the venue is a strong advocate of the theory that everyone should be able to enjoy the theatre, and not just those with a bit of extra cash. From comedy plays to thrillers, tickets to their events are cheap and priced at no more than £15. Grab you mates, head down and enjoy the best budget-friendly theatre event in London.
The world famous actor, writer, presenter, comedian and two-time Olivier award-winner Griff Rhys Jones returns to the stage in the latest comedy play to grace the stage of the Garrick Theatre in Charing Cross. Jones plays a character dedicated solely to protecting his fortune and wealth. Full of side-splitting jokes, this play is directed by Sean Foley and offers affordable theatre tickets in London starting at a reasonable £18.
Harking back to the dream days of Hollywood, 42nd Street is a glitzy American musical featuring wonderful songs and impressive dance numbers. Taking over the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, the play includes a cast of over 50 performers and will feature some of the best costumes in any West End productions. With cheap theatre tickets starting at just £18, this is certainly a budget-friendly theatre event in London.
Taking place in various stunning locations across London, Pop-Up Opera aims to make the classic art approachable and enjoyable to a new generation. This year they are telling the story of Il Matrimonio Segreto, one of the 1800s' most popular operas, about a young Italian woman who is meant to be married off to an eccentric British gentleman.
Change the course of history as the Montagues and Capulets battle it out in 1990s, rave culture Britain. You will be welcomed into either side of the family and it’ll be up to you to get them to make the right decision. Will you be able to save the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet from their inevitable fate?