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Phantom of the Opera in London: Tickets

If you're looking for a truly unforgettable musical theater experience, then look no further than the Phantom of the Opera in London. This classic tale of love, loss and obsession has been thrilling audiences for over 30 years.

The show features spectacular costumes, jaw-dropping special effects and some of the most heart-wrenching moments in musical theater history. Purchasing Phantom of the Opera musical tickets is a must for any theater fan.

You will find below all you need to know about The Phantom of the Opera, one of the best options for musical shows in London.

What is the Phantom of the Opera musical about?

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical based upon a French novel of the same name, originally written by Gaston Leroux in 1910.

The show follows the tale of a disfigured musical genius who lives under the Paris Opera House and becomes obsessed with a young soprano named Christine. As the new managers of the opera house, Firmin and André arrange a grand gala to showcase the musical "Hannibal.”

In a tactical effort to make Christine the star of the show, the phantom terrorizes the lead singer into leaving. From there, Christine is given the part and so begins a string of demands for the talented soprano to play the leading lady. The phantom tutors Christine, falling wildly in love with her, but the young girl's affections lay elsewhere.

As she swoons over Viscount Raoul de Chagny — a childhood friend — the phantom is driven mad by jealousy. Unable to watch the object of his desires in love with another, he falls deeper into despair, longing and fury. A proposal is the last straw for the phantom, who kidnaps Christine in a final attempt to win her heart.

The weight of rescuing the soprano falls to the viscount as he tries to pry her away from the hands of the phantom.

The Phantom of the Opera premiered in London in 1986 and today, is one of the most successful musicals of all time. Its world-famous music was created by Andrew Lloyd Webber — a mastermind in the musical show scene.

How much do Phantom of the Opera musical tickets in London cost?

Phantom of the Opera musical ticket prices vary, depending on where your seat is situated.

The most budget-friendly tickets are on the balcony, which range from £20 to £30 per person.

You can expect to pay between £40 and £70 for a ticket in the grand circle.

Moving further forward, Phantom of the Opera musical tickets in the royal circle cost between £70 and £130 per ticket.

For the best seat in the house, choose to sit in the stalls, in front of the stage. You can expect to pay between £70 and £170 per person. The majority of these seats cost approximately £90 per person, however, those in the optimal position for watching the show cost more.

There are also a limited number of tickets released at 10 AM every day for same-day performances. These tickets cost £30 per person, and are snapped up quickly by eager musical lovers. You can input your details prior to this time and gain access to the site where tickets become available.

When is the best time to see the Phantom of the Opera musical?

The Phantom of the Opera is a spectacular show that you can enjoy at any point in your London adventure. However, for the most magical atmosphere, you should consider choosing a nighttime showing.

Leaving the theater, you can catch an underground train until midnight or a night bus back to your accommodation. Alternatively, you can hail a taxi from outside the theater.

How is the seating map for the Phantom of the Opera musical in London composed?

There are four seating sections within the Phantom of the Opera musical seating chart — the stalls, the royal circle, the grand circle and the balcony.

You'll gain the best view of the show from the center of the stalls, where you can witness the musical up close. The further back you sit, the more you can expect your viewing experience to be affected.

When purchasing Phantom of the Opera musical seats, select those in the center of your chosen section. Seats in the left and right wings may have an impaired view, which may affect your overall experience.

Seat prices vary within each section, depending on whether you're in the front or back row, left or right wing, or the center. Those in a central location tend to be on the pricier side, whereas the left and right wings usually have more budget-friendly tickets available. It's worth selecting the best seats that your budget can stretch to, in order to enjoy the musical fully.

What theater in London is the Phantom of the Opera musical playing at and how do I get there?

The Phantom of the Opera musical is performed at Her Majesty's Theatre, in Haymarket.

The easiest way to reach the theater is by hopping on a tube and departing at Piccadilly Circus on the Piccadilly, and Bakerloo lines. From there, it's a 4-minute walk to Her Majesty's Theater.

Alternatively, Line 6,13, 15, 23, 139, 159 and 453 buses all stop nearby.

If you wish to drive through central London to the theater, you'll find the closest parking in St. Martin's Street and Trafalgar Square.

What are the Phantom of the Opera performance schedules in London?

The Phantom of the Opera is performed 6 days a week, with a break on Sundays. It begins at 7:30.PM nightly, with a second performance at 2:30 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

How long is the Phantom of the Opera?

The musical runs for 2.5 hours, which includes an interval in the middle. Shows that begin at 2:30 PM end at 5 PM, while those that start at 7:30 PM finish at 10 PM.

In what language is the Phantom of the Opera performed?

Despite its origins as a French novel, the Phantom of the Opera is performed in English. While the majority of the show is conducted in song, there is some spoken dialogue as well.

Those under the age of 4 are prohibited from watching the musical. However, it’s also inadvisable to purchase Phantom of the Opera musical tickets for those under the age of 8. This is because the performance contains adult themes that may be inappropriate for younger viewers.

What is the dress code to see the Phantom of the Opera in London?

There is no dress code to enter Her Majesty's Theatre and see a performance of the Phantom of the Opera. However, many guests like to dress up to see the musical. If you're among these, consider wearing a suit and tie or a cocktail dress.

What is the cancelation policy for the Phantom of the Opera?

Once you have purchased Phantom of the Opera musical tickets, you cannot claim a refund if you need to cancel for any reason.

However, if the theater cancels your performance, you will be contacted to reschedule.

What other musicals are playing in London?

Travel tips

  • Phantom of the Opera musical tickets sell out fast. For the best seats in the house, purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible.
  • To score same-day tickets, ensure you are on the website at exactly 10 AM.
  • The seats in the theater are relatively small, so check any coats and large bags in the cloakroom.