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Les Miserables Tickets

Sondheim Theatre

Hear the people sing in the world's longest-running musical, which has been in the West End since 1985.

Dream The Dream With Les Mis Tickets

Les Miserables is the world’s longest-running musical, seen by over 120 million people globally. It flies its flag over London at the Sondheim Theatre.

The current production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic has been hailed as ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’ with new sets, costumes and video design. Its heart-wrenching, life-affirming story of redemption and revolution makes it one of the best musicals in the West End.

The show follows former convict Jean Valjean, who spent 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread. Revolution is in the air in France as Valjean breaks his parole to start a new life, while the merciless police inspector Javert hunts him down.

Adapted from French author Victor Hugo’s novel, there are many iconic songs in the Les Miserables musical including “One Day More”, “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home”.

Les Miserables tickets are some of the hottest in London, and this award-winning musical continues to rouse audiences to their feet for a storming ovation night after night.

What is Les Miserables about?

Based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables tells an epic story that covers almost two decades. Starting in a remote area of France in 1815, chain-gang convict Jean Valjean is granted parole by staunchly law-abiding prison guard Javert. Finding that nobody will treat him fairly as a convict, Valjean steals some precious silverware from a bishop who shelters him. When he is caught by police, the bishop tells them that the silverware was a gift and Valjean is free to go. The bishop tells him to take this gift and live a good life devoted to God.

Years later Valjean has become a successful factory owner and mayor. When single mother Fantine is harassed into leaving the factory, she is forced into prostitution, leaving her daughter Cosette in the keeping of the greedy and cunning innkeeper couple the Thénardiers. Valjean finds the child and takes her into his care. More years pass and Valjean and Cossette find themselves in the wake of rising trouble as the 1832 Paris Uprising is about to commence. Meanwhile, the vengeful Javert still hunts Valjean’s every move and wishes to see him back in chains.

Who wrote Les Miserables?

Claude-Michel Schönberg wrote the music and co-wrote the book with Alain Boublil. Boublil also co-wrote the original French lyrics with Jean-Marc Natel. Herbert Kretzmer adapted the lyrics for the English-language production.

The musical is based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, which is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of 19th-century literature.

When did Les Miserables open in London?

The London production, which was the first English-language version of the musical, first opened on 8th October 1985 at the Barbican Centre. The show transferred to the Palace Theatre later that year and in 2004 moved to the Queen’s Theatre, now called the Sondheim Theatre. It is the longest-running musical West End history and the 2nd longest-running show after The Mousetrap. It closed only briefly in 2019 while the Sondheim Theatre was refurbished but an All-Star Concert version played at the Gielgud Theatre during this time. The production re-opened with updated staging in December 2019.

The Les Miserables London Cast

The London cast currently features Katie Hall as Fantine, Milan van Waardenburg as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke as Javert, Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette, Will Callan as Marius, Emina El-Kindy as Éponine, Djavan van de Fliert as Enjolras and Luke Kempner and Claire Machin as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier respectively.

Les Miserables Tickets at Sondheim Theatre: An Unmissable Experience

This crowning glory of the West End is still captivating audiences after 38 years, and there is no show as resonant and emotionally stirring. From the highs of love to the lows of war, sacrifice and loss, Les Mis proves time and time again why it is one of the greatest musicals and greatest stories ever told.

Performance dates:
13 Jun 2024 - 29 Mar 2025
Running time:
2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 7+. Children under 5 not permitted. Please be advised that children under the age of 16 may be refused entry if they are not sitting next to an accompanying adult.

Les Miserables Reviews

4095 Reviews
  • 5 Stars90%
  • 4 Stars8%
  • 3 Stars2%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Stars1%

User Reviews


It was my first time seeing the show in London having seen it many times on tour in the US or in New York over the years. For a show nearing forty - it feels very modern and is in wonderful shape.

Performance date: 08 June 2024

Amazing show, phenomenal talent

Performance date: 04 June 2024

Singing was superb. Set design was spectacular — so creative in adding to the story (especially the sewer and bridge scenes). This is my fourth time seeing Les Mis over a 40 year span and I am so glad to have seen the London production once again.

Performance date: 23 May 2024

Show Times

How Long is Les Miserables?
Les Miserables running time is 2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.30pm and finish at 5.20pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.20pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are Les Misérables tickets?

Ticket prices typically range from around £24 up to £210, depending on date and availability.

What are the most expensive tickets for Les Misérables?

The top price tickets can be up to £210 and are for seats in the centre Stalls, rows F-J and the front row of the Dress Circle. While the Dress Circle option will give you an incredible view of the entire production, legroom can be tight. For the best experience, aim for the middle of rows G or H in the Stalls. G13 has been described by one user as an “Absolutely incredible view! Definitely one of the best seats in the theatre.” Stalls H17 is a very popular seat, with one user saying “There is loads of legroom and the view from this seat was outstanding.”

How can I get cheap Les Misérables tickets?

Discount tickets are rare, which makes the show a very popular feature of seasonal offers such as London Theatre Week and Winter Sales. These are often the best times to book tickets as you will find selected Stalls and Dress Circle tickets at lower prices than any other time in the year. If you are looking for great value, book for a weeknight rather than the popular weekend performances, and try to find a hidden gem seat that offers a better view than expected. For example, Grand Circle E1 is sold as restricted view, with prices starting under £25, but only misses a tiny, mostly unused amount of the stage. Meanwhile, the very back of the Dress Circle may seem undesirable, but seats such as M15 and M16 have received 5-star View scores from SeatPlan users.

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