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Best ways to buy before a show sells out

On Sales

Sometimes shows are so popular that they sell out quite quickly after they go on sale. To ensure you don't miss out on tickets, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter to never miss a new show announcement again!

Friends Priority Booking

The best way to guarantee tickets to our shows is to book as early as possible. We offer our Friends Priority Booking for most of our new productions, which is why becoming a Friend of the Young Vic is a great way to support our work and benefit from never missing another show again.

Lucky Dip Tickets

If all seated tickets have sold for a performance, we occasionally have Lucky Dip tickets still available. These are guaranteed standing tickets, however, the 'Lucky Dip' element means that at the performance you may be lucky enough to be upgraded into a seat - sometimes with the best views in the house - so they are worth buying as another way to guarantee you'll get to see the production. 

PLEASE NOTE: Lucky Dip tickets are not allocated positions. This means that you will not find out which area you will be watching the show from until just before the start of the performance. As Lucky Dip tickets may be standing, please do not book if you are unable to stand for the duration of the performance. Where you end up is at the discretion of the front-of-house team. We cannot guarantee you will get a seat rather than standing, or guarantee your party will be positioned together.

How to get your hands on tickets - even after an event is sold out

Just clicked 'Book now' on our website, only to be disappointed that an event is sold out? Fear not, at the Young Vic we will always do everything in our power to help as many people see our productions as possible, so read on to discover the best way to get tickets for all our shows - even after they appear to be sold out.

Check online for returned tickets

Occasionally we get tickets returned to us that we can put back on sale, so it is worth checking our website regularly throughout the day for availability, even after we've sold out.

Join the Returns Queue

If you're able to travel to the theatre, we operate a returns queue from one hour before each performance. If tickets become available just before the performance then we'll offer them to the queue at full price. 

Phone the Box Office

We also suggest to call the box office on 020 7922 2922 (Mon to Sat 10am-6pm) in case they have just had some tickets returned to them at the time of your call. This can be a lottery of luck and timing, but it does sometime pay off!