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Chess - The Musical in Concert Tickets

01 Aug 2022 - 02 Aug 2022
2 hr 0 min inc interval
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Why Watch Chess The Musical

  • Watch the revival of the popular musical production, Chess the musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London this summer.
  • Chess the musical is coming back to London for the first time after its 2018 showing in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
  • With melodious tunes from legendary musicians Björn Ulvaes and Benny Andersson from ABBA, the show is going to be fantastic. Get Chess The Musical London tickets now to reserve the best seats available!

About Show

Show Details

Top Songs

Age Suitability


Chess The Musical London tickets are available now. The show is directed and choreographed by the internationally acclaimed Nick Winston, known for his various works in film, opera, and theatre. He is supported both by Alexandra Sarmiento who is the associate director and choreographer. Duncan Mclean handles the video and projection design while Ruth Sutcliffe is the stage and costume designer and Ben Cracknell is in charge of lighting. Freddie Tapner is the musical director.

Sir Tim Rice, an exceptional artist, who has won multiple prestigious awards for lyrics, lends his words for this iconic show. Bjorn Ulvaes and Benny Andersson, members of one of the most popular bands in the world, ABBA, provide the music.

Samatha Barks, who plays the role of Florence, has previously acted in Les Miserables. Meanwhile, Hadley Fraser (The Phantom of the Opera, City of Angels) stars as Anatoly. Chess is going to be in London on the 1st and the 2nd of August, so book your Chess The Musical London tickets now to avoid missing out!

The Story

Chess The Musical is a highly charged musical drama centred on a chess tournament where two masters battle it out. The game which is hosted in Bangkok between the Americans and the Soviets is being shaped and manipulated by their individual governments for political ends during the heights of the Cold War. When a fascinating Hungarian refugee suddenly appears, she becomes a new player in their intense game. The struggle threatens to wreck their lives as they are no more than pawns caught in the political game of chess played by their governments. Buy your Chess The Musical London tickets to know what happens to the players in this emotionally fraught game.

Show Timings

  • 1 & 2 Aug at 7:30 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Samantha Barks as Florence , Hadley Fraser as Anatoly

Chess The Musical Top Songs

Some of the most popular songs in Chess The Musical London are One Night in Bangkok, I Know Him So Well, and Pity the Child, and Anthem.

  • The theater will not accommodate children below the age of 4.
  • Please keep in mind that theater does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Chess The Musical Tickets

Book online tickets for Chess The Musical in London.

Booking Period: From 1 & 2 August 2022

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check-in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Chess The Musical voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

A multi-arts venue, The Theatre Royal Drury Lane was designed by the renowned Theatre Architect, Frank Matcham. It opened in 1904 with the aspirations to become one of London's largest and most luxurious "family" variety theatres. Its original seating capacity is 2,939 people. English National Opera is a highly acclaimed opera company located at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. They are recognized internationally for their rich repertoire of innovative productions conducted by the world's greatest conductors and starring the best available singers.

Seating Capacity: 2,196

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest Underground stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines).

Bus: 1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 91, 139, 168, 171, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521.

Rail: Charing Cross and Waterloo are the closest railway stations.

Available Facilities: Assistive Listening System, Bar, Cloakroom

Accessibility: The Theatre Royal Drury Lane Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Outside Food: Please note that outside food is strictly prohibited inside the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chess The Musical Tickets.

How can I buy Chess The Musical Tickets at the West End?

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How much do Chess The Musical Tickets cost?

The cost of Chess The Musical Tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Chess The Musical Tickets ?

Booking Chess The Musical Tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Chess The Musical?

Chess The Musical opens on 1st August at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Where is Chess The Musical playing in London?

Chess The Musical is playing at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London

What is Chess The Musical about?

Chess The Musical is about love, political machinations, and the strategic game of chess.

Do I need to purchase a Chess The Musical ticket for my child?

If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase Chess The Musical ticket for your child

Are there discounted Chess The Musical Tickets available for kids?

Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a London theatre ticket. However, Kids Week, which is an annual event during the summer, lets you purchase theatre tickets for children under 16 at half price as long as they are accompanied by two adults.

What is the dress code while attending Chess The Musical?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi casuals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

How long does Chess The Musical run for?

The running time of Chess The Musical is yet to be confirmed.

Is outside food allowed while attending Chess The Musical?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Chess The Musical. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Theatre Royal Drury Lane?

Theatre Royal Drury Lane has multiple facilities including Assistive Listening System, Bar, Cloakroom available for the audiences during the show Chess The Musical.

Can I take pictures or videos of Chess The Musical inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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