Winner of nine Tony Awards, including best musical, The Book of Mormon comes directly from Broadway to the West End of London. This musical, written by the creators of popular US animated series South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and co-creator of the musical Avenue Q, Robert Lopez, has become one of the most successful and hilarious theatre productions on the London billboards. And not without reason. Not only has The Book of Mormon scooped up the top critic awards, it’s also beaten all sales records, making it one of the most popular musicals currently being performed in the West End. The secret of its success? An obscenely funny script, flawless staging and Grammy-winning musical compositions.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Recommended age: Not suitable for children. This performance is for over 18s.
Elder Cunningham and Elder Price are two mismatched Mormon missionaries sent from Salt Lake City, Utah, to a remote hamlet in Uganda, to preach and convert the natives to Mormonism. This exploit is cut short when they discover the subhuman conditions the villagers are living in. These are owing to a murderous military overlord, who wreaks havoc among the locals and destroys the missionaries’ aspirations to spread their religious beliefs.
Performances are Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm. Tickets are currently on sale for performances until 2 February 2019, but this doesn’t mean the season will end on that date. You can also exchange your tickets for free, as long as you do it at least two weeks in advance.
Tickets for this musical are in high demand and so we recommend reserving yours at least a month in advance, to make sure you get the best seats.
Stalls: 679 seats available. In the stalls, you can find premium seats and cheaper ones. The cheaper ones are along the sides and in the back row.
Circle: with seating for 453 people. Located in the upper section of the theatre, the circle offers a clear panoramic view of the action on stage. The tickets for the front row of the circle are normally among the most expensive, but they give you an outstanding view of the show. On the other hand, if you want to get cheap Book of Mormon tickets, back-row seats in the stalls will cost you just £30.
How much are The Book of Mormon tickets?
Ticket prices for evening performances are between £80 and £200, while the cost of matinees goes from £30 to £97.50, depending on the seat.
Premium tickets: located in the middle of the stalls and the front row of the circle, premium seats will give you an excellent view of the stage. Prices here go from £97.50 to £200, depending on the day and zone you choose.
How to get Book of Mormon tickets cheap?
If you book at least eight weeks in advance, you won’t have to pay a service charge.
Two and a half hours before every performance, 21 tickets are offered in a draw and winners can buy two tickets, each priced at £20.
If you want to get the cheapest tickets, book seats along the sides and at the ends of the rows. The view from these seats isn’t too bad, though you may not be able to see a small part of the stage. These tickets are priced from £30 in the back row of the circle and stalls, and from £40 along the sides of both zones.
The Prince of Wales Theatre has been at the centre of musical theatre in London since 1937. Located in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, this West End theatre has hosted such popular musicals as Let It Be, Mamma Mia! and, since 2013, The Book of Mormon. The venue can hold an audience of 1,132 people distributed across just two levels: 679 seats in the stalls and 453 in the circle. The circular layout of the auditorium means the entire stage is visible from nearly every point in the stalls.
You can see the seating plan in our images section.
How do you get to Prince of Wales Theatre, London?
The address of Prince of Wales Theatre is Coventry St, London W1D 6AS.
The theatre is located in the heart of the city and its nearest tube stops are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. What’s more, if you catch the Charing Cross train, you’ll find yourself about a 10-minute walk from the venue. The nearest bus stops are Haymarket (lines 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88 and 139) and Charing Cross Road (lines 24, 29 and 176).
The Prince of Wales Theatre is a member of the Theatreland Parking Scheme, which means that if you go by car, you can save up to 50% on the price at Q-Park Chinatown car park.
Recommended age: this performance is for over 18s. In view of the adult content and offensive language The Book of Mormon isn’t suitable for children.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute interval.
You’re allowed to take any photographs you like during the performance, as long as you don't use flash. Recording videos of the performance is strictly prohibited.
Accessibility: there are three special seats for wheelchairs in the stalls area: S39, S45 and T39. For people with reduced mobility who are able to move into a seat, two seats are also available in row A. The theatre entrance is totally accessible and there are no architectural barriers that prevent people who use wheelchairs from accessing the stalls. If you’d like to request special assistance before making your reservation, please contact the theatre.
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