How to get West End tickets from just £10

Cheap last minute West End tickets
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Here's how you can get your hands on top West End tickets from just £10.

And it can only take a matter of seconds.

While the price of tickets to West End musicals can easily exceed £150, many shows offer a much cheaper way of getting in.

£10 lottery tickets

Thanks to Ticket Lotteries, you can pick up West End tickets for as little as £10 each.

A number of West End musicals hold ticket lotteries, with free entry typically as simple as entering your email address online. Winners are picked from all the entries and offered discounted tickets for as little as £10 each.

Some shows will hold lotteries daily for that evening's or the next day's performance, while others operate a week or two in advance for all upcoming performances over the next 7 or 14 days.

Current West End musicals offering ticket lotteries and their prices include Hamilton (£10), Operation Mincemeat (£25) and Matilda (£25).

> Your guide to West End ticket lotteries for cheap seats

A few notes and tips!

£10 tickets to a West End show like Hamilton may sound too good to be true, and there are indeed some small catches.

Firstly, you need to be quick and ready to pay: You'll typically have 24 hours to purchase your discount tickets if you win before they go to someone else. Make sure you regularly check your email - including spam folder - to see if you've won and avoid missing out.

Another thing to note is that there is typically a limit on the amount of tickets you can purchase, often two per person.

Increase your chances by being flexible: The more performances you are free to attend, the more luck you'll have in scoring tickets.

Finally, be aware that some lottery tickets may be seated anywhere in the theatre - including partial or restricted view seats. On the other hand, sometimes you'll have the best seats in the house worth over £100.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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