Thank you all for taking part in our Theatreland Trail.
The competition (details further below) has now ended and the winner has been contacted, so check your e-mail inboxes!
If you've been waiting for the answers here they are but don't look if you missed it and still want to take part just for fun, pick up a clue sheet at the booth and head off around the West End!
Theatre Tokens are celebrating all month in September with their extra special theatre-themed online game with 30 Tokens prizes to be won.
The aim of the game is to correctly guess all the 30 show names they’ve hidden in the image by solving the cryptic clues to be in with a chance of winning one of 30 prizes of £100 in Theatre Tokens. Start playing the game now!
Make sure to keep up to date on their Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest information. Theatre Tokens are the perfect theatre gift vouchers that can be used at over 240 theatre nationwide including all of London's West End. You can buy and redeem Tokens at our booth.
Thanks to Digital Theatre from 18 September you can buy and watch online Richard Eyre’s five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners LESLEY MANVILLE and JACK LOWDEN.
Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of his father’s dissolute life.
This acclaimed production sold out at the Almeida before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios where it played to packed houses, extending its original run due to popular demand. On 26 June, for one night only, Ghosts was screened in over 275 cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland.
For more information about Digital Theatre head to www.DigitalTheatre.com.
Ever wondered what it’s like to work in box office? Well we’ve teamed up with TheatreCraft, the theatre careers fair, to give you the chance to do exactly that.
In this exclusive competition you could win the chance to join the TKTS team for a day and find out what it's like to be part of the team at London's most famous and popular theatre ticket shop.
From our award-winning outstanding customer service, you can learn from the experts what skills are involved working in a box office. Your time will involve work shadowing members of the TKTS team which will enable you to:
For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org and answer the question: ‘Where is the TKTS booth located?’
Include TKTS in the subject line and in the body of the email put your answer plus your full name and date of birth.
The winner will be selected from the correct entries and announced on the 17 October on the day of the TheatreCraft event. Terms and conditions apply - see www.theatrecraft.org/terms
TheatreCraft gives anyone aged 16-25 the chance to glimpse into careers ‘behind the scenes’ in theatre from direction to stage management, producing to marketing, lighting to designing offering you the chance to take part in Workshops, explore the vibrant Marketplace, Ask the Experts and Network.
The event is FREE and takes place on 17 October at the Royal Opera House, London. To find out more and book your place visit the website here: www.TheatreCraft.org
THE PATH TO PARENTHOOD ISN’T ALWAYS STRAIGHT
Andrea and her wife Caroline have it all: great jobs, a loving relationship and a new home. There’s just one thing missing: a baby.
Amidst the drink-sodden traditions of a family Christmas, they have an idea: if nature can’t give them a child that shares both their genes, perhaps Andrea’s under-achieving brother Jimmy can? When he and his girlfriend Sharon agree, the four are forced closer than any family expects to be. Will this be the perfect solution? Or a recipe for disaster?
This hilarious new comedy offers a fresh take on family, tradition and procreation, questioning not only why we have children, but how.
Written by Ben Ockrent and directed by Tamara Harvey. Starring Nicholas Burns, Angela Griffin, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jemima Rooper. Playing at the St James theatre from 3 September to 4 October 2014.
A new comedy part of Stage One’s One Stage Season.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of top price tickets to see Breeders just answer the question by 31 August. ENTER NOW
Terms and Conditions: Tickets are valid for performances until 19 September 2014 for Monday to Thursday evening performances at 7.30pm and Thursday matinee performances at 2.30pm, excluding performances on 8 September. Tickets are subject to availability. Travel is not included and prize is not transferable. Full T&Cs here: TKTS Breeders competition T&Cs
We’ve teamed up with Kids Week to bring you a Theatreland Trail that's fun for the whole family.
This August, come and see us in Leicester Square to collect your free clue sheet and Kids Week pencil to set off on an adventure around the West End! You'll have to keep an Official London Theatre Guide handy which you can also collect from the booth. When you’ve guessed the show, look up which theatre it’s playing at and you’re set to go to your location. When you’re at the theatre, there are handy hints to help you answer the questions.
Once you’re done, return your completed clue sheet to us at the booth to be in with a chance of winning £250 in Theatre Tokens and an overnight stay and breakfast at the award-winning Park Plaza County Hall London.
We'll be picking the winner on 1 September so make sure you hand in your sheet before then at the booth. We're open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 19:00 and Sunday 11:00 to 16:30. If we're closed, don't worry, just pop the clue sheet in the letter box on left side of the booth.
Kids Week is the annual promotion where a child aged 16 or under can see a fantastic selection of shows for FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult. For more information and to book a show visit the website here: www.KidsWeek.co.uk
Park Plaza County Hall London is the award-winning hotel on London’s vibrant South Bank that treats children like VIPs and offers spacious family rooms with space to relax and unwind.
Get to know more about theatreland! Whether you live in London or are making a trip to the capital, your London theatre trip won’t be complete without exploring the history of some of London’s best loved theatres.
With Official London Theatre’s choice of two tours you can choose from History of Theatreland that explores the rich cultural history of London’s theatre district and Haunted Theatreland that will give you an insight into London entertainment’s dark and spooky past.
The tours are led by esteemed Blue Badge Guide Diane Burstein with Stephen Hudson, NRCPD Registered Sign Language Interpreter co-leading some of the tours. They run until December and are only £10 each.
Plus, they have a fantastic Special Offer on at the moment: book 3 or more places and you receive a £10 Theatre Token!
Buy tickets from Theatreland’s very own ticket booth and earn stamps towards FREE Digital Theatre productions with the TKTS Digital Theatre Card.
TKTS have partnered with Digital Theatre so you can enjoy the best of British Theatre whenever you want and wherever you are.
To earn you FREE online Digital Theatre productions, simply pick up a TKTS Digital Theatre Card at the TKTS booth and every time you book for a show you’ll receive a stamp.
3 stamps gets you a FREE Digital Theatre Rental worth up to £3.99
6 stamps gets you a FREE Digital Theatre Production worth up to £8.99
9 stamps gets you a FREE HD Digital Theatre Production worth up to £10.99
When you get your 3rd, 6th or 9th stamp the TKTS team member will give you a Digital Theatre postcard with a unique number that can be used to claim your free online production from a choice of 12 specially selected shows.
For more information about Digital Theatre's library of productions, how to claim your free online productions and for full terms and conditions please visit: www.DigitalTheatre.com/TKTS
Do you or someone you know have trouble seeing or hearing what's happening on stage? Many shows currently playing in London offer audio-described, captioned, signed and relaxed performances that could help change your experience of theatre.
To get all the latest news and information on assisted performances taking place in the capital sign up for Access London Theatre's monthly access e-newsletter here.
For more information about Access London Theatre visit: www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/access
We’re happy to say that two years running the TKTS team has WON the OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE Award! The award is voted by the public so it’s thanks to all of you for voting for us and making us winners in 2012 and 2013. A very big well done to the TKTS team!
Not to worry. The West End Theatre Series, brought to you by Digital Theatre and CinemaLive, is delighted to present Richard Eyre’s spell-binding adaptation of GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen, coming to cinemas in the UK & Ireland on Thursday 26th June for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Winner of three Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, GHOSTS is not to be missed.
Visit www.westendtheatreseries.com to find your local participating cinema, book tickets and watch the trailer.
For one weekend a year we open up a second TKTS ticket booth right in the heart of Trafalgar Square to bring all our fabulous ticket offers closer to you - our favourite theatre fans.
Positioned next to the West End LIVE stage, we'll make sure you have the chance to get tickets to the shows whose performances inspire you, without having to miss a thing.
Better still, not only will we be offering our famous ticket discounts - we’ll be giving anyone who buys from our special Trafalgar Square TKTS booth a free goodie bag*. So, why wait?
Just some of the fantastic freebies and offers you’ll find in your goodie bag have been kindly donated by:
Theatre Tokens | Hetty Feather Live | Kids Week | Rainforest Cafe | SuperBreak | Official London Theatre | Once | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Made In Dagenham | Spun Candy | Spaghetti House | Ghost Stories | Time Out London | Charlie And The Chocolate Factory | The View from The Shard | The Scottsboro Boys | Where London | Memphis | Musical Theatre Review
*Goodie bag contents are subject to change. Goodie bags will be given with every ticket purchased whilst stocks last.
Don't miss West End LIVE in association with MasterCard, the annual free festival taking over Trafalgar Square on 21 & 22 June. We're excited to announce that as usual we'll be opening a second booth in Trafalgar Square meaning you won't be too far from your fantastic ticket offers while enjoying the performances.
The performance line-up in Trafalgar Square already looks amazing including all-time favourite West End shows and those yet to open its doors. Check out what’s on.
Celebrating the 10th birthday, this year a special pop up spiegeltent, the Theatre Emporium, will be in Leicester Square (right next to our booth) giving you exclusive behind the scenes access to what makes a theatre show including scripts, costumes and special effects.
Official London Theatre will also be hosting a series of In Conversations with… sessions in the Theatre Emporium including the casts of Olivier Award-winning show Handbagged and Shakespeare In Love, and director Jamie Lloyd. Full details on this can be found here. Tickets are free and how to book will be announced on the Official London Theatre website.
*Goodie bag contents is subject to availability. Goodie bags will be given with every ticket purchased at Trafalgar Square whilst stocks last.
This is your last chance to see the unmissable, hit play Good People, starring the Olivier Award-winning actress Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen, running at the Noël Coward Theatre until 14 June.
A hugely funny new play, Staunton plays Margie, a sharp-tongued single-mother on the edge who attempts to make good when she hears that an old boyfriend who has made good is in town.
Special offer tickets from the booth: £15 (usually £25), £25 (usually £37.50) and £35 (usually £52.50). Come and see us today!
Moira Buffini’s critically acclaimed comedy tells the story of two of the most influential women of the 20th century, the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, and speculates on what happened when the powerful duo spoke behind closed doors.
To be in with a chance of winning two tickets to see Handbagged and a commemorative tea towel to brighten up one’s kitchen just answer the question!
Terms & Conditions: Tickets are subject to availability for Monday to Thursday performances only at the Vaudeville theatre, London. Deadline for entry is 18 May 2014. TKTS Handbagged competition full terms and conditions.
Thank you for taking part in our Egg Hunt over the Easter weekend, we hope you enjoyed it! Did you guess all the clues? Here are the answers...
The winner be contacted on 22 April so make sure to keep an eye on your emails!
Thanks to our friends for helping out: Ripley's Believe It Or Not! | Radisson Blu Edwardian, Leicester Square | Scoff & Banter, Leicester Square | Rainforest Cafe | Muriel's Kitchen | Chinese Community Centre
The 38th Olivier Awards with MasterCard took place on Sunday 13 April at the Royal Opera House. A glittering event hosted by Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan, the incredible evening of celebration not only included prestigious prize-giving, but unbelievable live performances too. Don't panic if you missed the highlights on ITV you can catch up now on ITV Player.
For a full list of all the winners plus photo gallery and video footage from the night head to the Olivier Awards website. And if all the glamour of the awards gets you in the mood to see a show, check what we've got on sale.
Win tickets to see a show of your choice by sending us a picture of yourself at the TKTS booth. It’s up to you how creative you want to be, you can send a selfie, a group shot of your friends outside the booth, holding the show tickets you just bought or waiting in the queue. We look forward to them all (we just ask you keep it clean!). See our example on the right of Gavin, from the TKTS team.
The lucky winner will be picked at random and can choose a pair of tickets to any show available at TKTS during April 2014. You must either ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’ the TKTS London accounts for us to be able to notify you as the winner.
We’ve joined with some of our friends in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus to produce an extra special Easter Egg Hunt.
You’ll need to pick up a clue-sheet from the booth, available 16-21 April 2014, match the map references to the clues and journey around the local area to find our hidden eggs. Each egg has a letter and once you’ve found all the letters you’ll be able to fill in our mystery word. Completed clue sheets simply need to be dropped back to TKTS and you’ll be in with a chance of winning £250 of Theatre Tokens to treat the whole family with.
The hunt is fun for everyone, so you don’t have to have kids to take part. Finding all the letters should only take about 30mins, so it’s easy to fit into your day if you’re passing our way.
As of Friday 11 April 2014 at 18:00 we have a limited number of tickets available at TKTS to attend the Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard on Sunday 13 April. Tickets are £60 each and are in the rear Amphitheatre. Tickets are on a first come first served basis and can only be purchased in person at the booth with a MasterCard or cash.
Please read the terms and conditions below before purchase.
The prestigious ceremony will take place on Sunday 13 April at the Royal Opera House. Hosted by Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan, the incredible evening of celebration will not only include prestigious prize-giving, there will also be unbelievable live performances from some of this year's nominated shows.
There's no excuse to miss the celebrations with so many ways to stay tuned in:
- Join at London’s Covent Garden Piazza (just a short walk from the booth) where you can watch the entire ceremony live on a big screen from 18:15 as well as live performances from West End stars from 17:00
- If you’d prefer to stay in, you can enjoy the awards on your sofa by watching the highlights on ITV just minutes after the end of the ceremony from 22:15
- Listen on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Michael Ball including exclusive interviews from 18:00
- Folllow on social media usuing #Oliviers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
More details on how to follow the awards.
Please note: The following competition and events have closed.
WIN £200 of Theatre Tokens
Theatre Tokens have teamed up with the Olivier Awards to give away £200 of Theatre Tokens. Simply head to the Olivier Awards Facebook page by 9 April to take part and be in with a chance of winning.
Enter on Facebook here
Shop with the stars at Fenwick
To celebrate the Olivier Awards and in aid of the charity Acting for Others, Fenwick of Bond Street will be hosting a special shopping event taking over the whole store.
Stars of the stage and screen will take to the shop floor on Thursday 10 April 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 to raise funds and awareness for the charity, manning the tills, packing bags and even being personal shoppers! Stars already confirmed include Joanna Lumley, Sheila Hancock, Kara Tointon, Natalie Gumede, Maria Friedman, Emilia Fox, Jim Carter and Julian Fellowes (all names are subject to availability). Fenwick of Bond Street will be donating a percentage of all sales made during this period to the charity.
Acting for Others is the collective name for the 15 Combined Theatrical Charities that between them offer financial and emotional assistance and support to those in the entertainment profession of all ages who have fallen on hard times.
Customers are also offered the chance to join in two exclusive events:
In conversation with Dame Judi Dench - SOLD OUT
Dame Judi Dench, President of Acting for Others, multi Olivier Award winner and nominee for Best Actress for her performance in Peter And Alice.
This event will begin promptly at 19:15 at Fenwick of Bond Street in their Bond & Brook restaurant. Tickets are priced at £100 (including champagne and nibbles) with £100 from each ticket sold donated to Acting for Others.
In conversation with Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes, the lauded screenwriter behind international TV sensation Downton Abbey and Oscar-winning film Gosford Park will join Harper’s Bazaar for an informal question & answer session.
The evening begins at 18:15 at Fenwick of Bond Street in their Bond & Brook restaurant. Tickets for the evening are priced at £110 (including a subscription to Harper’s Bazaar, champagne, nibbles and a goody bag) with £100 from each ticket sold donated to Acting for Others. Book now
The fantastic team at TKTS are on a mission – a mission to get your nominations.
Have you bought tickets at the booth before? Were you dazzled by the customer service?
If you were then please nominate the team at TKTS to win the 2014 STAR/SOBOM Award for Outstanding Customer Service.
Head to www.star.org.uk/sobom before midday on 27 March.
How can you say no to these hopeful faces?
To be in with a chance of winning, simply hand in the coupon at the booth when you buy your tickets from TKTS before 28 February.
The following terms and conditions apply in addition to the prize draw rules available to download here: TKTS Valentine's prize draw full terms and conditions. You must buy a ticket at TKTS to be eligible to enter. The closing date for entries is 28 February 2014. Only completed coupons will be accepted. Prize is subject to individual terms and conditions.
The excitement of the Olivier Awards with MasterCard is building up and it’s time to vote for your favourite long-running London show in the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award. The award is the only category to be chosen entirely by you, the theatregoers.
Plus, by voting you'll also be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to each of the shortlisted Audience Award shows. Make sure to get your vote in by 4 March.
Official London Theatre are offering a theatregoer's dream prize. Not only will one lucky winner will be treated to a special TKTS service, the prize is full with:
If you missed Noël Coward’s West End hit Private Lives or want to see it again you can enjoy a screening in cinemas in London and across the UK from 6 February for a limited run.
Elyot Chase (Toby Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich, reckless...and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites in a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This explosive production proves Noël Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight.
Originally a Chichester Festival Theatre production, Private Lives was captured live in London at the Gielgud Theatre, a Delfont Mackintosh Theatre. Brought to you in cinemas by CinemaLive and Digital Theatre.
Today, Tuesday 26 November, we're supporting 'STAR Day'!
STAR – the The Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers - is a membership organisation that ensures ticket agencies sell secure tickets by adhering to their Code of Practice, which requires agencies to treat customers fairly and make all transactions clear and straightforward. Click on the STAR logo on the right hand side column to see our membership verification.
Here at the TKTS booth we recommend that you purchase tickets only from members of STAR - like us, the award-winning OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE team (see details below about our awards voted by you.)
More information about safe ticket buying can be found on the About TKTS tab above.
We brought so much cheer to Leicester Square last year we thought we’d do it again! Our carol singing is back on 20 December from 16:00 with stars of the stage led by the West End Gospel Choir.
This year’s sing-a-long is held in aid of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, a charity committed to helping young people find employment and caring for elderly Westminster residents.
Read more about the event here.
This winter we’re offering the ultimate Christmas prize, where you could WIN £200 of Theatre Tokens, a VIP tour of M&M’s World London and dinner at Scoff & Banter, Leicester Square! What more fun can you ask for?!
To be in with a chance of winning, simply pick up one of our Official London Theatre Guides or download the coupon via the link below, fill in the coupon and hand in before 31 December when buying your tickets from the booth.
The following terms and conditions apply in addition to the prize draw rules available to download here: TKTS Christmas competition 2013 - Full terms and conditions. You must buy a ticket at TKTS to be eligible to enter. The closing date for entries is 31 December 2013. Only completed coupons will be accepted. Each prize is subject to individual terms and conditions.
Congratulations to our winner who won £250 of Theatre Tokens in our Theatreland Hunt with Kids Week! We can now reveal the answers for you in this picture. Thank you all for taking part and we hope you enjoyed the adventure! Let us know what you think on our Facebook page.
We’ve teamed up with TheatreCraft to give one lucky 16 to 25-year-old the chance to WIN an exclusive opportunity to work shadow us at the booth and find out what it's like to be part of the TKTS team! Find out details and how to enter here.
TheatreCraft takes place on 22 Nov at the Royal Opera House giving 16 to 25-year-olds the chance to explore a career behind the scenes of the theatre industry. This free event offers the chance to take part in workshops run by theatre professionals, explore the vibrant marketplace packed with theatres, arts organisations and education providers, plus to book into Ask The Experts for one-to-one advice and interact with others in the networking hubs. Book your place now at www.TheatreCraft.org
To take part simply head to the TKTS booth to collect your clue sheet and Kids Week pencil (subject to availability) and then you're all set for your adventure around theatreland. When you're done, hand your answers back in at the booth before 4 November and the TKTS team will pick one lucky winner who will receive the £250 in Theatre Tokens. Good luck and have fun!
Kids Week is all about encouraging young people to get involved in theatre. During the month of August, a child aged 16 or under can go free to a participating London show when accompanied by an adult paying full price. www.KidsWeek.co.uk
he Family Arts Festival is the first ever UK-wide festival aimed at encouraging families to engage in the arts together with exciting theatre, dance, music and visual arts events. www.FamilyArtsFestival.com
If you missed this summer’s most critically acclaimed musical, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, you can check out the filmed production in cinemas across the UK. Brought to you by CinemaLive and Digital Theatre, catch it for ‘One Night Only’ from 24th October. For a list of venues click here.
Set over three decades in the entertainment business 'Merrily We Roll Along' charts the relationship between three friends Franklin, Mary and Charley. Travelling backwards in time, this powerful and moving story features some of Stephen Sondheim's most beautiful songs including 'Good Thing Going', 'Not a Day Goes By' and 'Old Friends'.
"This production of Merrily We Roll Along is not only the best I've seen, but one of those rare instances where casting, direction and show come together in perfect combination, resulting in the classic ideal of the sum being greater than the parts." Stephen Sondheim
Although the curtain came down on TKTS Brent Cross, you can still buy Theatre Tokens in Brent Cross shopping centre from WHSmith on the Lower Mall. Alternatively you can buy online at www.TheatreTokens.com, over the phone through Tokeline on 0844 887 7878 and at participating theatres.
Theatre Tokens are the perfect present vouchers for any occasion. With no expiry date the recipient can pick exactly when and where to exchange them from over 240 theatres nationwide including all of London's West End. The perfect gift because... There's A Little Theatre In Us All!