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 17th May 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.
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.
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.
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.