It’s tea time at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket, and guess who’s coming over - a tiger! Straight from the pages of Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Sophie, her mum, and a tiger come to life on stage. Known for its opulent Art Deco interiors, Piccadilly Theatre welcomes the beloved children’s classic to celebrate its tenth anniversary in a very special season.
Created especially for tiny theatre-goers, the Olivier Award-nominated show is an enchanting family entertainer with bright beautiful colours, catchy songs, a dollop of magic, and some comical clumsiness. Our guide below will help you get discounted West End tickets for this magical teatime mayhem. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for The Tiger Who Came to Tea West End on Headout.
About the Show
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is based on Kerr’s 1968 book of the same name, which continues to be among Britain’s best-loved picture book even after 50 years. The surprisingly delightful tale of Sophie and her mum’s tea-time guests returns to the West End after multiple successful runs at Lyric Theatre. The interactive storytelling engages audiences of all ages, and tickles their funny bones while taking them on a trip down the memory lane.
Adapted and directed by David Wood and choreographed by Emma Clayton, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is the perfect way to introduce theatre to youngsters. The mother-daughter duo is brought to life by skilled performers Stephanie Summer and Abbey Norman respectively, while Thomas O’Connell portrays four distinct characters (Sophie's father, the milkman, the postman, and the titular tiger) with an impeccable versatility. The Tiger Who Came to Tea breathes magic into a simple tale making it a must watch.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Story
Sophie and her mother are just sitting down for their afternoon tea, when they are visited by a most unusual and unexpected guest. Although the titular tiger is not the very first guest, a series of comically clumsy characters set the pace and the anticipation before the tiger steps onto the stage. The tiger wolfs down all there is to eat or drink - the tea, sandwiches, buns, biscuits, and even all the water in the tap. The million dollar question is what will Sophie’s Daddy say when he learns that it was a tiger who came to tea and snacked on all their food?
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Reviews
“The collective ahhh from the audience that greets the warm hug that Sophie gives the tiger indicates, the production has done its job in channeling the affection in which the story is held”
– The Telegraph
“Wood’s show extracts some neat humour from the tiger’s arrival...”
– The Guardian
The show is suitable for all ages.
The Theatre Royal Haymarket has a seating capacity of 893. You can find its seating plan here.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Discount Tickets
Looking out for discounts on The Tiger Who Came to Tea West End tickets?
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for The Tiger Who Came to Tea 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.
Theatre Royal Haymarket - The Tiger Who Came to Tea West End Ticket Prices
Stalls: £18 - £30
Dress Circle: £18 - £30
Grand Circle: £12 - £15
Theatre Royal Haymarket Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for The Tiger Who Came to Tea on West End.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting The Tiger Who Came to Tea tickets 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.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea 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. Based on how popular The Tiger Who Came to Tea is, TKTS tickets for the show are sometimes 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!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea LOTTERY
There is no lottery policy for The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea DAY SEATS
Currently, there is no The Tiger Who Came to Tea day tickets policy in place.
Q: Is there a way to purchase The Tiger Who Came to Tea London 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:What is the age limit for this show?
A: Please note that The Tiger Who Came to Tea is suitable for all ages.
Q: What time should I arrive at Theatre Royal Haymarket?
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: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discount tickets for The Tiger Who Came to Tea?
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.