The Show has Closed
The Phoenix Theatre opened in 1930, and has since hosted some brilliant shows. The theatre is currently playing host to 'Chicago', and will see Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. make his West End debut. Our guide below will get you information about Chicago West End, and will show you how to get discounted tickets.
About the Show
From the seedy lanes of crime laden Chicago, comes a story that has captivated audiences for decades. Spawned out of real life events, Chicago talks about vaudeville women who ruled Chicago’s front pages and public memories. Brought to life by scintillating performances, Chicago is a riveting tale of history that sees standing ovations every show. The West End revival of Chicago is the longest running American musical in West End history.
Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for Chicago West End on Headout.
Chicago is a riveting tale of women brought to the limelight by the press, even though they were criminals. The story follows the life of Velma, who murders her husband, whom she finds cheating on her with her sister. Roxie, a nightclub dancer, also gets arrested for the murder of her lover. These two women meet each other in a jail cell. Velma finds her limelight stolen by the latest celebrity, Roxie. As Roxie’s trial date approaches, she tries every trick in the book to grab the press’s attention. She even steals Velma’s ideas leaving Velma feeling betrayed. The musical is a take on the fickle nature of the limelight and how the press makes criminals celebrities.
The first Chicago West End production premiered in Cambridge Theatre and ran for 600 shows. The musical earned 3 nominations in the Olivier Awards. The show was welcomed back in 1997 to critical acclaim and ran for nearly 15 years in Adelphi Theatre for 9 years, Cambridge Theatre for 5 and Garrick Theatre for 1 year, till it was closed in September 2012. The London revival in 1997 won 2 Olivier Awards for Outstanding Musical Production and Best Actress in a Musical. It was nominated in 7 categories.
To celebrate 21 years of the West End revival, Chicago is running at Phoenix Theatre from March 2018 till October 2018.
About the Show
Know Before You Go
2 hours and 30 mins, with 1 intermission
Suitable for ages 16 and up.
In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible
The Phoenix Theatre has a seating capacity of 1008.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Chicago West End Ticket Discounts
Looking out for discount on Chicago tickets !
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Chicago 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.
Phoenix Theatre - Chicago West End Ticket Prices
Dress Circle: £73-£148
Upper Circle: £50-£62
Phoenix Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for Chicago on West End.
Chicago London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Chicago 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.
Chicago 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. Based on how popular Chicago 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!
Chicago West End Lottery
Currently, there are no lotteries available for Chicago West End.
DAY TICKETS: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Chicago 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 Phoenix Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at the Phoenix Theatre are available for purchase as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM throughout the week, and are available at the discrepancy of the theatre.
As Chicago is an extremely popular show, the earlier you join the line, the better your chances of securing tickets.
Q: Is there a way to purchase 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 recommended age limit for the show?
A: Chicago West End is suitable for those of age 16 and up.
Q: What time should I arrive at Phoenix 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 discount tickets for Chicago West End?
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.