12 February 2024 - West End theatre tickets are getting increasingly expensive
‘It’s frustrating’: Fleabag star Andrew Scott urges West End to slash ticket prices
David Connett (The Guardian, 10/02/2024)
Actor Andrew Scott has suggested cheap theatre tickets should be put on a “sale rack” so that young people can see West End productions without having to spend £150.
Ralph Fiennes: West End theatre prices 'worryingly high'
Charlotte Gallagher (BBC News, 11/02/2024)
The actors Ralph Fiennes and Andrew Scott have warned about "worryingly high" ticket prices in the West End.
Tickets for Plaza Suite, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, are on sale for up to £300 each.
Theatre tickets should be expensive – but we need to know where the money goes
Ben Lawrence (The Telegraph, 09/08/2023)
If you’re planning to treat your family to a night out in the West End, you’ll need deep pockets. Look online, and at the time of writing, you’ll see that the cheapest ticket for Hamilton is £82.50 – or £195 for a “champagne package” – while tickets for The Crucible (forged in the subsidised National Theatre, but now transferred to the commercial Gielgud) start at £45 and go up to £150. Even if a family of four sat in the cheap seats at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, they would see little change from £200.
The top ticket price for Sarah Jessica Parker’s West End play is £395
Andrzel Lukowski (Time Out, 18/09/2023)
Okay, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick were never going to bring their smash Broadway comedy ‘Plaza Suite’ to the West End out of the simple goodness of their hearts. They are glamorous celebrities who undoubtedly deserve some compensation for setting up shop in London during January and February. They probably need paying at Broadway rates, which are about three times higher than what the West End pays. Nonetheless, eyebrows have been more than raised at the show’s top price tickets, which will set you back a walloping £395.