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Wicked in London: Tickets

The musical “Wicked” is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” Maguire borrows the characters, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North from L. Frank Baum’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

With intricate and endearing characters and and more than 180 unique costume wardrobe designs, “Wicked” musical in London is a must-see for musical theater fans!

You will find below all you need to know about the "Wicked" musical, one of the most bewitched options for shows in London.

What is the “Wicked” musical about?

Maguire imagines a rich backstory for two opposing witches – a good one, and a bad one. Though "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" novel is dark, Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz tell the story in a charming stage play that features beautiful sets and upbeat music.

A young Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North), meet as roommates at Shiz University. The two very different women strike up an unlikely friendship that is challenged by their opposing views but similar love interests.

As the two witches grow, they learn to use their powers both for good and bad. Near the end, Elphaba is disgraced by the Wizard, and her strained friendship with Glinda seems to reach its end. Ultimately, Glinda proves her loyalty to Elphaba by banishing the Wizard and allowing Elphaba to leave Oz safely to start a new life.

How much do “Wicked” musical tickets in London cost?

Ticket prices for “Wicked” in London start at £25 per person. Standard tickets provide a good view of the stage. For the best views of the stage or seats closest to the action, expect to pay between £100 to £200 per person, depending on the time of day, season and position of seats.

What theater in London is the “Wicked” musical playing at and how do I get there?

The “Wicked” musical is playing at London’s Apollo Victoria Theater, located next to Victoria train and metro station, which is near London town and just north of Vauxhall Bridge. You can reach Victoria Station from any other metro line in the city.

How is the seating map for the “Wicked” musical in London composed?

The Apollo Victoria Theater has two distinct seating areas: the stalls and the circle. There are standard and premium seats in each section, depending on placement and proximity to the stage.

The stalls are made up of more than 30 rows, with two additional sections of 12 seats extending beyond the center rows. The circle is a balcony consisting of 25 rows with premium seats in the front rows.

Both the stalls and the circle are arranged to make the best viewing in the center seats, with less-expensive tickets near the angled ends of the rows. Budget seats in the stalls are said to have better views than similarly-priced seats in the circle.

What are the “Wicked” performance schedules in London?

There are eight performances of the “Wicked” musical in London per week. Matinee shows are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM. Evening showings are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 PM, and there are no performances on Mondays.

There are no performances planned beyond the end of May 2023.

How long is the “Wicked” musical?

The musical “Wicked” is about 3 hours long, with a 15-minute intermission. Plan on arriving 15 to 20 minutes early to find your seat and check your coats if necessary.

In what language is the “Wicked” musical performed?

The “Wicked” musical in London is performed in English.

The “Wicked” musical is appropriate for children aged 7 and above. Infants aged 2 and under are not permitted inside the theater.

For children between the ages of 3 and 6, the theater recommends that parents use their best discretion for their youngsters. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What is the dress code to see the “Wicked” musical in London?

The Apollo Victoria Theater recommends wearing smart casual wear to see the “Wicked” musical. Although there is no official dress code, it’s better to avoid jeans, sneakers and casual attire.

What is the cancellation policy for the “Wicked” musical?

Tickets for the “Wicked” musical in London are non-refundable.

What other musicals are playing in London?

Travel tips

  • You may want to bring binoculars if your seats are at the ends of rows and far from the stage.
  • Bring a sweater or jacket in case of chilly indoor temperatures in summer due to air conditioning.
  • Bring cash or a credit card for any purchases at the bar.
  • Don’t forget to silence your phones during the performance.