Cheap Cabaret tickets: a guide

In here, life is beautiful! But you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds to see it. Get cheap Cabaret tickets with my top tips.


The iconic Kander and Ebb musical is back in the West End, this time with the full Kit Kat Club experience to go with it. There’s a huge amount of hype surrounding the secretive revival of this classic story about Berlin in the interwar period. But there are still opportunities to get cheap Cabaret tickets for this award-winning production.

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Key information

TheatrePlayhouse Theatre (Kit Kat Club)
Running time2 hours 45 minutes, including interval
Age13+ recommended
Booking until16 December 2023
PerformancesMon-Sat 7:30pm
Wed & Sat 2pm
Tickets from£30
Official website

Why should I see it?

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Selling points

  • Winner of seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival
  • Currently features It’s a Sin star Callum Scott Howells as the Emcee and Madeline Brewer as Sally Bowles

Rochelle’s opinion

“If you want that little bit more from your West End experience then book a ticket to Cabaret. The show starts the moment you step inside the door, with a prologue company performing around the theatre’s bars before the musical starts. The show itself is staged in the round and the new direction of the classic show has been highly praised. There are brilliant performances, seemingly no matter which stars are taking on the leading two roles. With a poignant message of hidden wrongdoings that still strikes a chord today, this production certainly has the goods to back up the hype.”

How do I get cheap Cabaret tickets?

The front row table seats may set you back a few hundred pounds, but you don’t need to remortgage your house to get inside the Kit Kat Club. Check out my top tips for cheap Cabaret tickets below.

Last-minute cheap tickets

As one of London’s most popular shows, cheaper tickets are a bit harder to get your hands on. But it’s not impossible! Cabaret runs a daily lottery and winners can purchase tickets at just £25. Only a handful are available although they can include those mega-pricy table seats! It is massively oversubscribed, but you have to be in it to win it as they say. It has been known on quieter days for lottery ‘losers’ to be offered other reduced-price tickets for that day’s performances. They cost a bit more at £55 but can be another good way to secure discounted seats without forking out hundreds of pounds.

Cheap tickets for booking ahead

The cheapest seats in the theatre are priced at £30 and are found at the back of the upper circle. I must say though, they are some of the best upper circle seats I’ve ever sat in! The Playhouse Theatre is small at the best of times and this level has never felt too far from the stage, but with the modifications made to turn it into the Kit Kat Club it is now offers probably an even better view. Each row (there are only four) is raised high above the one in front and has a padded section in front of the seats to make any leaning much more comfortable. If you stay as central as possible, hardly anything is missed on the circular stage, but even on the sides the restriction is small for the main action. These seats offer great value for what can be an expensive show. As a popular cheap alternative, they do sell out quickly. But more £30 seats are released all the time for dates a few weeks or months ahead. Just keep checking back until your date becomes available.

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