Cheap Les Miserables tickets: a guide

Book your trip to the barricade in the West End. Read up on how you can get cheap Les Miserables tickets for just £20.

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Les Miserables

It is one of the most popular shows ever created and it’s the longest-running musical in the West End. Victor Hugo’s story of the French revolution still packs a punch after 30 years. Find out how you can get cheap Les Miserables tickets in this dedicated guide.

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Key information

TheatreSondheim Theatre
Running time2 hours 50 minutes, including interval
Age7+ recommended
Closes1 October 2023
PerformancesMon, Wed-Sat 7:30pm
Thu, Sat & Sun 2:30pm
Tickets from£20
Official website

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Selling points

  • Longest-running West End musical with over 14,000 performances since 1985
  • Currently stars Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean

Rochelle’s opinion

“There’s a reason this show holds the crown as the longest-running West End musical – it has the goods to back up the hype! The score is one of the best ever written, and I’ve never had a cast that doesn’t do it justice with their vocal ability. On top of that, the staging is clever and impressive. The story is a little relentless – it’s not one for those needing a light night at the theatre! But the storytelling is powerful and brings emotion in droves.”

How do I get cheap Les Miserables tickets?

As one of the most popular West End shows, cheap Les Miserables tickets aren’t as easy to come by. But it is possible to see the show for as little as £20.

Last-minute cheap tickets

Sadly Les Miserables doesn’t have any kind of day seat or rush scheme giving opportunities for cheap last-minute trips. However, there are chances to get heavily discounted tickets every day through TKTS. The booth in Leicester Square provides reduced-price tickets to West End shows on the same day. Discounts on Les Miserables vary, and are not always guaranteed particularly in peak periods, but I’ve seen discounts of up to X% with tickets from £X.

You can also try looking at the official tickets site on the day or a few days ahead of the performance you want to attend. I have seen £37.50 seats in the upper circle re-banded to £25, and even £47.50 seats reduced to £25 on midweek matinees just a few days away.

Cheap tickets for booking ahead

The cheapest seats in the house are £20 when booking in advance. These are situated in the upper circle. There are only a few available per performance and they cover the most restricted parts of the upper circle. Reviews for some are better than others, so it could be a good way of saving money if you pick the right seat. If you desperately want a better view, it’s probably not worth going for the £37.50 seats which are quite a jump in price considering they are still classed as restricted and right next to some of the £20 seats. I’d wait for the annual New Year Sale or other rare short-term offers where decent discounts are available for far better seats!

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