Friday, May 29, 2015

How to get £10 tickets for Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet

Ben Hewis • London, Off-West End • 29 May 2015

When tickets for Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch went on sale earlier this year, many fans were left disappointed as the Barbican production sold out in record breaking time.

However theatre goers will be 'as merry as the day is long' as producer Sonia Friedman today announces 100 affordable seats, priced at £10, for every performance of the play's 12-week run.

There's two ways for you to get your hands on this year's hottest ticket:

1. Through an online ballot
60 seats for every performance will be sold in advance. Replicating the Donmar Warehouse's recent success with their ballot for The Vote, you will be able to sign up for the online ballot on the Barbican website from 10am today until June 16. Successful applicants will be notified by email on June 19.

2. Dayseats
30 tickets will be sold on the day of each performance. You'll need to queue up at the theatre and the tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We imagine the queue will start very early and we'd even go as far as to suggest that some fans will queue through the night to get their hands on a ticket to see Mr C.


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