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Buying theatre tickets (Lion King) + Best Seats

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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
Following on from my theatre trip planning thread, where is the best place to buy tickets for London musicals?

Ive got the Hotel booked, now i want to book the show, however when i go through the link provided on the theatre site it seems there is like a £10 booking fee per ticket! (face value and selling value prices)

can anyone recommend a better place?

Also what are the best seats to get? Ive been recommended to sit in the stalls, but where abouts? is this the best place to see the show from?

I can but seets in row X29-40 for 50 or W20-21 for 60 each. Is there that much difference?
(for those who have been and cant remember here is the seating plan: http://londontheatredirect.com/seatingplan/lyceum.gif)
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
When you get to london go to some place or other and they sell them cheap, I forget where it is sorry lol near covent garden. As a surprise though you're going to have to book now so not to disappoint, but you'll pay double easily.
1 Like #2
Jetpac,

this is booth in Leicester square that lumoruk is referring too

http://www.thisistheatre.com/halfpricetickets.html

Youll have to pay a higher price if you want to book in advance and guarantee yourself a place.

I also find lastminute.com are good
1 Like #3
I'd use lastminute or ticketmaster as I like to know what Im doing before I do it.. lol x

Have a lovely time in London hun xx
1 Like #4
I use see tickets but if you want tickets at a good price and short notice try theatre monkey :-)
1 Like #5
I always use Ticketmaster but I don't know if they do theatre tickets.
#6
Going to see the Lion King Ive been recommended to sit in the stalls by a member on here (srry i dont remember who), but where abouts? is this the best place to see the show from?

I can book seats in the stalls in row X29-40 for 50 or W20-21 for 60 each. Is there that much difference?
(for those who have been and cant remember here is the seating plan: http://londontheatredirect.com/seatingplan/lyceum.gif)
1 Like #7
When I went I got them from ticketmaster.....however it was before I was too fussed about gettin a decent deal....VERY good show though...enjoy it wherever you're sat :)

I sat on the 2nd row of the Royal Circle....very good view but cant really say about the stalls view
1 Like #8
You should try and get isle seating, esp if you're going with children. Some of the cast walk through the isles near the opening and it's a great sight.
Alternatively - there is a stand in Brent Cross shopping center and in Leicester Square where you can buy tickets with some discount on the day if you're prepared to take the risk. Have you checked lastminute.com - unfortunately not specific seat numbers, but often good deals and meal/ticket deals.
Also - you may be better getting seats in the first few rows of the Royal Circle - as after a certain point stalls aren't worth the price tag. I would opt for these over stalls when nearing the end of the alphabet.
#9
ther seats i can get from the booking site are:

Stalls W20 W21 £59.50
Stalls X39 X40 £49.50
Grand Circle G11 G12 £37.50
Royal Circle K15 K16 £69.50
Royal Circle L27 L28 £59.50
Royal Circle M42 M43 £49.50
Royal Circle N42 N43 £49.50
Grand Circle D38 D39 £49.50

I was eyeing up seats in the stalls (the top 2) do you reckon what you will see from the W seats will vary that much from the X seats? (enough to warrant an extra £20 (2 tickets) for a row back and 20 seats over?) Or do you recon maybe the royal circle seats would be worth it, the same would go for these seats but for the L and M tickets in the royal circle.

Not going with kids, just me and teh OH but thanks for the heads up Monkey :)
what does everyone reckon with regards to seats (combined with price) :P

i would be booking in advance as i really want to see that saturda evening show as i have other things planned for our time in london, unfortunatly last minute has only 1 ticket for that show left (24th october) and its round about the same price as on the london theatre direct site.
#10
Hi.... I went last month, sat in the stalls, front row and to be honest would have been happy to sit anywhere in the stalls as the seating plan is deceptive and you think that rows xyz etc really far back but the theatre is pretty small so you are closer that you would have thought (got my tickets from Ticketmaster. Paid approx 50 a ticket).

This was my first trip to a theatre and loved it. Hope you have a good time.
#11
ok so it looks like im going to go for either Stalls:

Stalls W20 W21 £59.50 or Stalls X39 X40 £49.50

Royal Circle

Royal Circle L27 L28 £59.50 or Royal Circle M42 M43 £49.50

which pair out of the 4 should i go for?
#12
bump for final decision :P
#13
always found this website really useful for seat opinions
Theatre Monkey

some relevent comments here
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Circle
The central block offers clear views and fair value back to row H. From row J back the view is affected by the overhang of the Circle above. Row P suffers especially from this. If you are a purist who likes to see the very top of the proscenium arch, avoid. Some also feel that rows M to P feel a long way from the stage. Choose rear stalls over these.

A reader comments,
"The seats in row L are comfortable and there is sufficient leg room for even me at 6' 2" but we were so far from the stage we couldn't see faces or expressions and the public involvement with the action is only for those in the stalls so you feel deprived in the circle. When you are quite close in the stalls you can make yourself look at the characters heads and believe in them. From the back of the circle you are mainly aware of the actor working the character which is not the same."

Against this, someone else says,
"Seats M23 and 24. I took the advice of the Monkey's seating plan and once again it didn't let me down! When we got there it seemed that the overhang might be an issue with regards of what we were able to see but I was wrong! They were perfect. In fact, I think it is better to be sat a little way back then you see less of the actors in the costumes. All you see is the animals!"

Stalls

Row W is second price and much more worthwhile than the more expensive row in front, feels the monkey. The view is average here, but the ambience is miserable.

At third price, row X away from the sound desk looks a better deal. Row X seats 23 to 33, row Y 22 and 23, Z 20 and 21 and ZA 18 and 19 should be avoided as they are around the sound control desk and so have distractions during the production. If you are willing to put up with this, though, the price is fairly attractively reduced by up to £10 savings at all performances in these seats - a welcome move, notes the monkey.


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£10 fee per ticket is just silly.
try here or ticketmaster are good
#14
Otay tickets bought!

2 nights in London and a show for 2 people for 190. pretty happy with that :)
#15
Oops......just saw this. I recommended stalls hun, we sat in row X by the aisle where the animals enter in a procession. Great view.

Giraffes my fave :thumbsup:

Have a fab time
#16
Need some help guys, taking my fiance to this in april and booking tickets through ticket master but where should i sit? quite alot of seats available but cannot spend more than £50 a ticket.. there are seats in the middle of the front row of the stalls... would these be good??
banned#17
chrisharry12345
Need some help guys, taking my fiance to this in april and booking tickets through ticket master but where should i sit? quite alot of seats available but cannot spend more than £50 a ticket.. there are seats in the middle of the front row of the stalls... would these be good??


i sat there and saw the orchestra below... it was good seats but would have been better a few rows back.

awesome show btw
#18
chrisharry12345;7381696
Need some help guys, taking my fiance to this in april and booking tickets through ticket master but where should i sit? quite alot of seats available but cannot spend more than £50 a ticket.. there are seats in the middle of the front row of the stalls... would these be good??


you need to sit a bit back as right at the front in stalls your view would be restricted

try for aisle seats if possible
#19
any ideas where abouts in the stalls the animals come out?
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chrisharry12345;7382618
any ideas where abouts in the stalls the animals come out?


along the central aisles from the back foyer so its crucial you get there in time
#21
hmm i can go row c or row t... row c still too close?
#22
row t, row c too close
#23
i recommend sitting on the aisle seat about 5 to 10 rows back from the front of the stage which gives you the most perfect view.
#24
chrisharry12345
hmm i can go row c or row t... row c still too close?

Still too close, read my above post ;)
#25
cheers, booked row the only ones free 5 - 10 rows back were the £88 ones and i couldnt afford that.. went for the £62 ones which is still pretty crazy! £125 to watch some men women and children jump around in suits :)
#26
chrisharry12345
cheers, booked row the only ones free 5 - 10 rows back were the £88 ones and i couldnt afford that.. went for the £62 ones which is still pretty crazy! £125 to watch some men women and children jump around in suits :)

It is frekin' amazing though, i would love to see if again. Savour every minute you are there :P
#27
ill try :) lol
#28
Just got tickets seating royal, k15 and 16...67 pounds each.... Hope that was a good choice.

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