Mamma Mia! London is hosted by the Novello Theatre, a large West End venue on Aldwych in the city of Westminster, which is usually home to musicals. It was designed by W. G. R. Sprague and has a capacity of 1105. The theatre has had many names over the years, and took its current name in 2005, in honor of Ivor Novello, a popular Welsh composer and actor. Notable productions at this venue include Rhinoceros starring Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, Frankie Howard in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and the Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Adrian Lester and James Earl Jones.
Our guide below will give you all the information you need about the show, and will discuss the best ways to get Mamma Mia London tickets.
About the Show
This lovable and sunny musical first opened in London in 1999 at Prince Edward Theatre before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004, and finally moving to the Novello Theatre in 2012. Based on the songs of the pop sensation ABBA, Mamma Mia! London has stolen the hearts of audiences worldwide – after all, who hasn’t grooved to ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘SOS’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Waterloo’? Set on a Greek island, this enchanting tale of love, comedy and friendship unfolds as on the eve of her wedding, the protagonist Sophie delves deeper into her past and that of her mother’s. The story has been adapted on Broadway, and as a movie starring Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep. This ultimate feel-good musical is bound to be an enjoyable experience for children and adults alike!
Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for Mamma Mia West End on Headout.
The Story of Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! is set on a colorful and idyllic Greek island where 20-year-old Sophie Sheridan is getting married. Sophie’s focus, however, is not on her wedding, but on finding her real father, so that he may walk her down the aisle, and give her away on her special day. After secretly delving into her mother Donna’s past via a diary she wrote the year that Sophie was born, Sophie invites three possible candidates to the island in the hopes of learning the identity of her father – though she has little faith in their actually showing up.
But on the eve of the wedding, when all three men – Harry, Sam, and Bill – arrive, Sophie has no idea how to go about finding her real father. Donna, too, must face her free-loving past when the three men appear. Which man will walk Sophie down the aisle? And after 20 years, will any of them want to rekindle a romance with Donna? Find out in this delightful story of romance and friendship!
Mamma Mia! London has been seen by nearly 8 million people, played over 7,500 performances and has broken box office records in all three of its London homes. The original West End production has won many accolades, including a Laurence Olivier.
Mamma Mia! Reviews
“quite apart from having some of the finest pop songs ever written, Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good tale of love conquering all. It is completely uncynical and consistently compelling – it's the perfect show for someone who says they don't like theatre, or who "doesn't do musicals". ”
– The Guardian
“One of the most successful musicals ever.”
– The Evening Standard
About the Show
Know Before You Go
2 hours, 35 minutes including one intermission
Suitable for ages 12 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted.
The Novello Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,105..
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Mamma Mia West End Ticket Discounts
Looking out for discount on Mamma Mia tickets !
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Mamma Mia 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.
Novello Theatre - Mamma Mia West End Ticket Prices
Stalls: £53 - £118
Dress Circle: £47 - £118
Upper Circle: £29 - £50
Balcony: £29 onwards
Novello Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for Mamma Mia on West End.
Mamma Mia London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Mamma Mia! 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.
Mamma Mia 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. Mamma Mia! TKTS tickets are frequently 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!
Mamma Mia West End Lottery
Currently, there is no policy for Mamma Mia Lottery.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Mamma Mia West End Day Tickets
Day Seats are discounted tickets that are available for purchase, and to be used, on the same day at the theatre. Please note that the availability of tickets is based on the discretion of the Novello Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Mamma Mia! Day Seats are rarely available for purchase as soon as the Box Office opens. Tickets cost £20 - £25 and are usually sold only on days where there are very quiet performances.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Mamma Mia! 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 Mamma Mia London show?
A: The show is suitable for those of ages 12 and up.
Q: What time should I arrive at Novello 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 Mamma Mia! 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.