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Theater tickets to Wicked in London

Does anyone know the best way to get tickets to Wicked this fall?

Thanks!!

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You can either buy them in advance on the web, several sights will carry them - I like http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/

Or you can just buy them once you're in London by going to the theatre's box office (Apollo Victoria)

Ask about discounted tickets as they often have a few available the morning of the show.

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If this is a play your really have your heart set on seeing, I would book tickets in advance via www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk. It does cost more in service fees, but since your traveling all this way you don't want to risk going away empty handed. In general musicals, especially ones imported from Broadway, are very popular and seats sell fast. Dramas and comedies aren't as popular, so you can usually wait to get tickets once you arrive; unless it stars an A-List type celebrity.

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I was told I could go to Leicester Square by 10am and get tickets for a show that same night at the TKTS booth for 25-50% off.

I'm hoping to be able to see the Lion King while there, but Wicked is my 2nd choice. Maybe I could do both! :)

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For Wicked, I would suggest that you buy in advance using the link from Official London Theatre as mentioned before.
I saw Wicked in May and the theatre was completely full. I bought the ticket online in advance and picked up at the box office the evening of the performance.

Wicked was not available at the TKTS booth. The most popular musicals (e.g. Wicked, Billy Elliot, Lion King) are almost never available at the TKTS booth at a discount. If you want an idea of what shows might be available there, you can check this website. http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/tkts and click on the link that shows what is available today.

While the list of shows here is updated daily, it will give you an idea of what will probably be available and what will probably not be available.

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The Leicester Square ticket booth doesn't sell tickets to all plays/performance on any given day. The selection changes everyday depending what is on the push-list. So if you wait to get your tickets once your arrive, you may may able to save a lot of money by using the ticket booth, or there is a chance the performance will sold-out by the time you arrive and you will be out of luck.

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I agree with Michael. The discount tickets at the Square gives you tickets for many but not all plays/musicals. Wicked is still a hot ticket item, so chances are there won't be discounts.

Also try sites like londontown.com which offers a dinner and show package.

http://www.londontown.com/TheatreAndDinner/Home

PS: Skip Blood Brothers unless they have a celebrity cast. Its a good musical, but definitely not a great one.

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I agree with prior listers that the TKTS list changes daily and you can save a lot of money at the TKTS booth. It is a great deal when you find what you want. I used to live in London and bought many tickets here. However, some shows just are not available there. Look at the TKTS list on a weekday http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/tkts/today

You will see some of the shows that do not indicate a price, but rather indicate a code:
C = not available today, book at the theatre.
D = not sold at tkts, book at the theatre.

If you see a code 'D', it is very unlikely that you will be able to get it at the TKTS booth in the near future. If you really want to see one of these shows, then it is best to book in advance.

By the way, Wicked was a very fun show.

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Wicked is amazing! I'm so glad you posted this question! I saw this show when I was in Chicago last summer and thanks to you and everybody's advice I'll now be seeing it while I'm in London at the end of this coming October. Seriously...great question!!!

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If you are going to buy tickets at the Leicester Square booth, be warned: there is ONE and ONLY ONE official discount theater ticket booth. And that is the one right in the square. As you walk down the streets leading to the Square, you will find dozens of outlets with signs screaming "half price" but they are NOT. Yes, you pay half price, but then they tack on numerous charges, making those tickets quite pricey. The official booth is right in the square. Look for the illuminated sign listing their offerings. This booth is a clearing house for tickets that are not selling too well, so you'll be unlikely to find any there for the popular shows.

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What's the theatre dress standard (evening)for men and women in London?

Posted by
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As Michael said jeans are okay, but casual (Dockers) slacks would be a little better.

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We will see Wicked two weeks from next Thursday. Friends acquired the tickets for us some weeks ago. We have NEVER been successful in obtaining discount tickets for popular shows at the outlet on Leicester Square. I am sure they are available at some very off times. If you want a popular show you will have to pay the price.

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We were in London a few weeks ago on a Rick Steves tour. None of the hot shows were at the half price booth. I do know some in our group went to Wicked and bought tickets at their box office I believe the day of or before the show. This was for a midweek show. We went to Spamalot. We got tickets at the theater the day of the show. The seats were amazing. The theaters are so much smaller than what I was used to in the states that I think any seat would have been great.