TKTS Leicester Square is the original and only official Discount Theatre ticket booth run by Society of London Theatre. Originally founded in 1980 as The Half Price Ticket booth, TKTS is located at the centre of Leicester Square in the Clocktower building and provides a one-stop ticket shop for West End Theatre. It is easy to find as it's the only building actually standing within the Square, rather than around the edge. The nearest Underground stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Hundreds of discount and half price theatre tickets are available on the day of performance and often up to a week in advance.
A limited number of full price tickets are also available for some shows.
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Tickets can only be bought in person from the windows.
We're open as usual during the May 2014 Bank Holiday weekends.
Beware our many imitators around the Square! TKTS is run by Society of London Theatre, the organisation that represents and re-invests in London theatre. Other outlets that promise cheap London theatre tickets have no association to SOLT and their sales and business practices are not regulated by the Society. Buy your tickets from the TKTS building and you will not only save money, but also help support the Theatre industry.
TKTS Leicester Square does not accept payment by American Express, bank or travellers cheques.
Most theatres and ticket agents now add fees to their ticket prices to cover everything from postage and restoration to service and ordering. Here at TKTS we want to offer the most secure and convenient option for all your theatre ticket needs and to continue to do this we also need to add some small booking fees. These fees contribute towards the cost of running the booth and the essential activity that goes on behind the scenes every day.
The fees have been set at £3 on discounted tickets and £1 on full price tickets by our organisation, the Society of London Theatre, in consultation with our theatre members. The fees are always included in the advertised price.
With your ticket-buying support, we will be able to continue to offer tickets to the best shows in London on-the-day and up to a week in advance, with many at a discount. Also, as a not-for-profit business you can feel safe in the knowledge that any money we make will go straight back into supporting the theatre industry.
The nearest London Underground stations to TKTS are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. From Leicester Square Underground station: Exit onto Charing Cross Road. Head West along Cranbourn Street. At the end of Cranbourn Street, you will enter Leicester Square. Turn left and head to the South of the Square. TKTS is the building next to the Park, diagonally opposite the Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel.
From Piccadilly Circus Underground station: Exit onto Coventry Street. Head East until you cross Wardour Street and approach Leicester Square. Once in the Square, turn right and head to the South of the Square. TKTS is the building next to the Park, diagonally opposite the Odeon cinema.
If you decide to drive into London to see a show, take advantage of the half-price Theatreland Parking Scheme offered by Q-Park. You may park for up to 24 hours and receive a 50% discount off the standard daily rate at participating theatres.
This offer is valid seven days a week at several Central London Q-Park car parks. For more information visit www.q-park.co.uk/theatreland