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Garrick Theatre opened in 1889, and has since hosted some brilliant shows. It is currently home to Young Frankenstein a on West End. Our guide below will get you information about Young Frankenstein West End, and will show you how to get discounted tickets.
About the Show
From the creative mind behind the hit productions, ‘The Producers’, ‘Blazing Saddles’ and ‘Spaceballs’, comes to life a classic - ‘Young Frankenstein’. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award winner, Mel Brooks is well known throughout the Hollywood and Broadway industry for his witty humor and comic parodies.
In this production, Mel Brooks works in collaboration with five-time Tony Award winner, Broadway director, and choreographer, Susan Stroman. Together, the two have bought this movie alive on stage, in an all-dancing, all-singing musical comedy. Considered by Mel Brooks himself as the best movie he ever made, you definitely do not want to miss this on-stage adaptation of one of the most popular fictional characters in the world.
This musical comedy is based on the 1974 film of the same name, which was written by Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, which in turn is a parody of Mary Shelley’s world famous novel, ‘Frankenstein’.
The story follows the doings and actions of a highly respected brain surgeon and professor in New York, Frederick Frankenstein, who inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his madcap but genius grandfather, Victor Von Frankenstein. Torn between deciding whether to stay back in New York and keep away from his family’s legacy or to go back to Transylvania and follow his grandfather’s footsteps of conducting ‘scientific experiments’, Frederick heads back home.
Back in Transylvania, armed with a hunchback lab assistant, Igor, and a bodacious blonde, Inga, Frederick decides to continue his grandfather’s experiments and tries to bring a dead man back to life. As expected, things go horribly wrong and hilarity ensues as the three try to salvage the situation.
West End Performance
The musical has been well received by audiences around the globe, winning a Broadway.com award for ‘Favorite New Broadway Musical’. The production has also received four and five star ratings from Whatsonstage, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard.
‘Young Frankenstein’ has been nominated for several awards including the Tony Award for ‘Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical’ and ‘Best Scenic Design of a Musical’. The show was also nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Musical Theater Album’ category. It won the Outer Critics Circle Award in 2008 for ‘Best Musical’.
“Monster of a show that promises howls of laughter”
– The Times
“The horror-movie spoof is gleefully reanimated for the stage with even more jokes, superb set-pieces and barnstorming parody songs that stick a pitchfork into good taste.”
– The Guardian
Young Frankenstein: Practical Information
Know Before You Go
2 hours and 20 mins, with 1 intermission
Suitable for ages 10 and up. Parental supervision is recommended.
Garrick Theatre has a seating capacity of 732.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Young Frankenstein West End Tickets
Looking out for discounts on Young Frankenstein West End tickets?
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Young Frankenstein 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.
Garrick Theatre - Young Frankenstein West End Ticket Prices
Stalls: £46 - £117
Dress Circle: £62 - £117
Grand Circle: £30 - £60
Young Frankenstein London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Young Frankenstein 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.
Young Frankenstein 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. Young Frankenstein 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!
Young Frankenstein LOTTERY
You can try your luck and win tickets for Young Frankenstein West End via TodayTix's online lottery.
You have the chance to win up to two front row tickets for £20. Download the app, and enter the lottery, and select the day of the performance that you want to see. Entry begins at midnight, and winners are announced 2-4 hours before the show via e-mail or push notification. Winners then have one hour to claim the tickets, and pay for them through the app.
Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Young Frankenstein DAY SEATS
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 Garrick Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Garrick Theatre are available for purchase as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM. Patrons can buy tickets for £25 each. Students can purchase tickets for £20, provided an ID is presented. Additionally, senior citizens can book tickets for the Wednesday afternoon show in advance for £35.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Young Frankenstein West End 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 Young Frankenstein London show?
A: No, but the show is suitable for those of age 10 and up.
Q: What time should I arrive at Garrick 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 Young Frankenstein 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.