The Queen’s Theatre opened on 8th October 1907, and was the seventh theatre in London to be designed by W. G. R. Sprague. Currently owned by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, the theatre is also believed to have a resident ghost who has never been seen, but has been known to pinch the backsides of male cast members!
Our guide below will give you all the information you need about the show, and will discuss the best ways to get Les Misérables London tickets.
About the Show
Based on the original epic novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is set in turbulent 19th-century France, and narrates a powerful and moving story of unrequited love, sacrifice, passion, redemption, and revolutionary spirit. Les Misérables London is the West End’s longest running production, having transferred to Queen’s Theatre from the Palace Theatre in April 2004. This musical theatre phenomenon first opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, and went on to win many accolades. Fans of the show continue to revisit this dazzling production that includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “Bring Him Home”, and “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”.
Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for Les Miserables West End on Headout.
The Story of Les Misérables
1815, France: Jean Valjean has just been released on parole after 19 years. His ticket to freedom quickly turns sour as he finds that he is condemned him to be a social outcast. Embittered by years of hardship and loneliness, he steals silver from a Bishop who lies to save his life in front of the police. Feeling the hand of Fate, and grateful for the kindness shown to him, Valjean swears to start his life anew, and breaks his parole in search of a better future, only to be followed relentlessly by Inspector Javert, who commits his life to tracking Valjean down.
After saving the sick Fantine from a life spent as a prostitute in Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, Valjean commits himself to looking after her daughter Cosette, and becomes a surrogate father to the child. As the pair move to Paris to once again escape Javert, they become caught up in the student uprising that threatens the peace in the city. Cosette falls in love with the dashing student Marius, and all the characters find themselves juggling their sense of loyalty with love, compassion and the need for redemption.
Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, the original London production celebrated its 30th anniversary on 8 October 2015, and is still breaking box office records everywhere. Les Misérables London has garnered numerous awards, including the Best West End Stage Show at the Whatsonstage Awards 2016 and the BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award in 2014 and 2015.
Les Misérables Reviews
“I was expecting to be amazed, and I was not disappointed... My only criticism of the performance is that it had to end. I was mesmerised from start to finish...”
– Megan Sutton, Huffington Post UK
“In all key respects, Les Misérables has stood the test of time well.”
– The Telegraph
About the Show
Know Before You Go
2 hours and 50 mins, with 1 intermission
Suitable for ages 7 and up. Kids under 5 are not allowed in the theatre.
The Queens’ Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,074.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Les Miserables West End Ticket Discounts
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Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Les Miserables on West End. In the interactive seat-map, select the date that you would like to watch the show and check out the seats available for that day. You can filter the seats as per your desired price range and purchase tickets directly.
Queen's Theatre - Les Miserables West End Ticket Prices
Stalls: £80 onwards
Dress Circle: £65 onwards
Upper Circle: £32 onwards
Queen's Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for Les Miserables on West End.
Les Miserables London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Les Misérables online, there are other ways to obtain West End tickets for cheap, such as:
TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap.
Les Miserables West End TKTS
TKTS booths offer discounted tickets for certain shows, and can only be collected in person. Unlike New York, there is only one TKTS booth in all of London. You can check the availability of tickets for the show of your choice at the official TKTS website.
The website displays availability of tickets for the current day, along with the following two days. Les Misérables TKTS tickets are usually available.
LOTTERY: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
Les Miserables West End Lottery
Currently, there is no policy for Les Misérables Lottery.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Les Misérables TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: Is there an age limit for the Les Misérables London show?
A: The show is suitable for those of ages 7 and up. However, the show has scenes of violent and/or sexual nature, hence, viewer discretion and parental guidance is advised.
Q: What time should I arrive at Queen's Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Les Misérables West End tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.