A ticket to see a play or musical in London’s West Finish will price 21% greater than earlier than the pandemic, based on new analysis by theatre publication The Stage.
The common ticket worth has risen since 2019 from £116 ($142) to £140 ($172), it says, with the common prime worth for a ticket for a play leaping up by 38% to £114 ($140).
Cabaret – the award-winning reprise of Bob Fosse’s extravaganza starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley – is at present the highest-priced for a musical, with its prime tier costs set at greater than £300 ($368) – though its venue the Playhouse Theatre additionally makes a couple of £25 tickets out there for each efficiency.
Decrease-priced tickets have risen by simply 3.3% in that very same interval, with costs of round £22 ($27).
Components for the elevated costs embody inflation – round 12% within the UK – but additionally theatres together with the Playhouse having to strip seats out to accommodate pandemic restrictions.
A spokeswoman for the Society of London Theatre instructed the BBC that prime ticket costs change from yr to yr, plus they had been usually influenced “by a really small variety of high-profile exhibits.”