Her Majesty's Theatre opened in 1705, and has since hosted some brilliant shows. The Phantom of the Opera on West End has been playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre for 32 years now and is the longest running show in the theatre’s history. Our guide below will get you information about Phantom of the Opera West End, and will show you how to get discounted tickets. 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
Musical genius Andrew Lloyd Webber brings to life the evocative story of The Phantom of the Opera at London’s West End. This moving saga has won hearts and accolades across the world, including Tony and Laurence Olivier Awards. More than a 100 million of The Phantom of the Opera tickets have been sold worldwide, making it the one of most successful musicals in history.
The mesmerising tunes and grand set design work together to narrate the moving and haunting story of the Phantom. The stellar star cast includes Ben Lewis and Kelly Mathieson directed by Harold Prince. The Phantom of the Opera will entertain you and leave you musing over the frailty of love.
Intrigue and unrequited love dominate the plot of The Phantom of the Opera West End. The musical has been adapted from Gaston Leroux’s book. A ‘phantom’ is known to haunt the Paris Opera House and he takes a young opera singer, Christine Daae, under his tutelage. He guides her and pulls strings in his sinister way to ensure she gets the lead in the play. He finds resistance from Raoul, the young lover of Christine and a mysterious opera guest, the Persian.
In a love story that is bound for tragedy, he reveals himself to Christine who sees his grotesque real self. What happens next is the basic upheaval of human emotions and drama. Set against the grand stage of the Paris Opera House, it provides the perfect backdrop for timeless songs like ‘The Music of the Night’, ‘All I Ask Of You’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. It’s a story that tugs at raw human emotion of simply wanting someone to be loved.
West End Performance
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the longest running musicals in history. It has been performed in almost 145 cities across 27 countries. More than 130 million people have watched it amassing over $5.6 billion in gross ticket revenue.
The Phantom of the Opera West End received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and Best Actor in Musical in 1986, and another for ‘Most Popular Show’ in 2002.
“The music is soaring and operatic. The characters are archetypes in a way that speaks to the timelessness of mythology. For example, the Phantom is flesh and blood and also "there, inside your mind". He is the angel of music, but he looks like the devil.”
– The Guardian
“The Phantom Of The Opera continues to play to packed houses and, in every way, is an example, perhaps a high water mark, of magical theatre of the ornate, musical kind. Harold Prince's direction is as effective, sharp and detailed as ever”
– British Theatre
Know Before You Go
2 hours, 35 minutes, with one intermission
Suitable for ages 10 and up.
Her Majesty's Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,216.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Phantom of the Opera London Discount Tickets
Looking out for discounts on Phantom of the Opera London tickets?
Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for Phantom of the Opera 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.
Her Majesty's Theatre - Phantom of the Opera West End Ticket Prices
Stalls: £96 - £210
Royal Circle: £72 - £150
Grand Circle: £72
Her Majesty's Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for Phantom of the Opera on West End.
Phantom of the Opera London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
Apart from getting tickets for Phantom of the Opera 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.
Phantom of the Opera 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 Phantom of the Opera is, TKTS tickets for the show are rarely 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!
Phantom of the Opera LOTTERY
Currently, there is no lottery policy for Phantom of the Opera at West End.
Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
Phantom of the Opera 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 Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at Her Majesty's Theatre are available for purchase ONLY for Thursday matinee performances as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM. Patrons can buy tickets for £25 each.
Q: Is there a way to purchase Phantom of the Opera 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 show?
A: No, but the show is suitable for those of age 10 and up.
Q: What time should I arrive at Her Majesty'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 discount tickets for Phantom of the Opera 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.