Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Survey Finds 80% Of Top Price Seats Now Priced Over £100

Average ticket prices have increased by 19% since 2019, according to The Stage

Survey Finds 80% Of Top Price Seats Now Priced Over £100

The average face value of top-price tickets in the West End has increased by a fifth since 2019, a survey by The Stage has revealed.

The survey found that in 2022, the average cost of the most expensive tickets available for West End productions is £140.85, up 21.3% on 2019.

In 2019, the top price of a ticket to a musical was £250 for Hamilton. In 2022, the most expensive musical is Cabaret at £303.80. In 2019, the cheapest play was The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at £11.25. In 2022, it is Jitney at £13.50.

The survey also shows that the top priced tickets of 28 of productions running at commercial venues are priced over £100: the first time since the survey began. This is 80% of the total number of productions running in commercial venues.

The Stage surveyed 50 theatre spaces eligible for main category Olivier Awards for their top- and bottom-price tickets on the evening of June 25.

To see the full survey data, click here.

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner




From This Author - Aliya Al-Hassan

Aliya Al-Hassan is UK Managing Editor of BroadwayWorld. A London-based theatre critic and journalist, she has a life-long passion for the arts, with a focus on theatre and opera. She is always... (read more about this author)


Seven UK Cities in the Running to Host Eurovision
August 12, 2022

The shortlist of seven UK cities that could host next year's Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed.

Review: BILL BAILEY: EN ROUTE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, Royal Opera House
August 12, 2022

Only Bailey could fit Polynesian tree snails, pulling a plastic bag from his dog’s bottom and singing Coldplay’s “Yellow” in Turkish into one show so seamlessly.

Save up to 43% on MY FAIR LADY at the London Coliseum
August 12, 2022

Exclusive: Tickets from £20 for My Fair Lady at London Coliseum. Don't miss you on the smash-hit musical.

Exclusive: Tickets for THE BLACK CAT CABARET PRESENTS HALCYON NIGHTS
August 11, 2022

Welcome to The Halcyon – a nightclub in the golden age, a darkly glittering jewel in the heart of the city.

Rematch to Recreate RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE as an Immersive Experience
August 10, 2022

Rematch, the sporting time machine, is to recreate Rumble In The Jungle as an immersive experience, coming in 2023.