Gillian Lynne Theatre is one of the latest additions to the West End Theatre scene. It opened in 1973, although the site was always occupied by a music hall or theatre of sorts’ right from the Elizabethan times. The theatre is currently home to Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock, based on the 2003 movie of the same name, starring Jack Black.
Our guide below will help you get get information about School of Rock London, and help you find ways to get discounted School of Rock tickets.
About the Show
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s excellent music combined with Laurence Connor’s direction offer a lively time at the School of Rock in London. The heart-warming story of an out-of-work musician Dewey Finn helping young kids discover their hidden talent endears to theatregoers across generations. The live children’s band with fantastic performances is the highlight of the show and creates an electric energy unlike any other musical at the West End! A feel-good musical, School of Rock at West End promises great performances, tons of laughter, and music that will move your body and soul! Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for Aladdin West End on Headout.
Based on the 2003 movie of the same title, School of Rock, is the story of a hard-on-luck rockstar, Dewey Finn. Falling behind on his rent, with a broken band, his dream is to get one last chance at the ‘Battle of the Bands’. He assembles an unlikely motley crew of band members, the nerdy students at Horace Green, where he gets a job as a substitute teacher. The story explores various contemporary themes like talent, parent-child relationships, and perseverance for a creative ideal.
The students who have never been heard by their parents and whose life revolves around academics find themselves taking to rock music like fish to water! They unleash their inner rockstars and are fabulous on their instruments. Get School of Rock tickets to find out if they and Dewey win the Battle of Bands!
West End Performance
School of Rock made its West End debut in October 2016 to rave reviews. It won the Laurence Olivier ‘Outstanding Achievement in Music’ in 2017 for the children’s bands that performed in the musical, and was also nominated for Best Musical.
Know Before You Go
2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
In-house lounge, Coat check, Wheelchair accessible
Gillian Lynne Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,108.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
School of Rock West End Tickets
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Have a look at the real-time seat availability and prices of different sections for School of Rock 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.
Gillian Lynne Theatre - School Of Rock West End Ticket Prices
Gillian Lynne Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats for School Of Rock on West End.
School Of Rock London Lottery, TKTS and Day Seats
Apart from getting School of Rock discount 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.
- Lottery: The winner takes it all! You can try your luck to obtain tickets for a performance on the same day at discounted rates!
- Day Tickets: These are tickets that are made available at the theatre on the day of the show.
In this guide, we help you find the best way to obtain tickets at discounted rates, by giving you details about each, specifically for School of Rock at Gillian Lynne Theatre.
School of Rock on 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 School of Rock is, TKTS tickets for the show are sometimes available.
School of Rock Lottery
New London Theatre offers you the chance to try your luck and win School of Rock West End tickets through its digital lottery.
By clicking on this link, you can apply for performances over a two week period. The winners will be picked out 3-5 days prior to the day of the performance. Winners will be informed by e-mail, and will be able to buy a maximum of two tickets per person, for £15 each, within 24 hours.
School of Rock 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 Gillian Lynne Theatre, and may not be available for all shows.
Day Seats at the Gillian Lynne Theatre are available for purchase as soon as the Box Office opens at 10 AM throughout the week. Each person is only allowed to buy a maximum of two tickets.
As School of Rock is an extremely popular show, the earlier you join the line, the better your chances of securing tickets.
TIP: Currently, payment can only be made by credit or debit card. Please note that tickets will only be released to the actual card holder.
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: Is the ticket price for children different than the adult price?
A: No, children require a full-priced ticket as well.
Q: What time should I arrive at Gillian Lynne 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 School of Rock 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.