If you’re aged 30 or under, then you can get to see Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre for just £25 for the next few weeks.

Celebrating the life and work of the great Stephen Sondheim, last year’s Gala performance of Old Friends won the Best Theatre Event at the 2023 WhatsOnStage Awards. It sold out within a couple of hours last year leaving thousands of disappointed fans unable to get tickets. Now by popular demand, audiences will have another chance to see the never to be forgotten and one of the most talked about theatrical events of the year.

For people aged 30 or under, and subject to availability, an allocation of Stalls and Dress Circle seats has been made available for all performances between Monday 23rd October 2023 and Saturday 16th December 2023.

Standard tickets in the Stalls and Dress Circle cost between £40 and £125 depending on location.

Tickets for the 30 and under offer of £25 per person though need to be booked from here.

Terms & Conditions

  • Stalls and dress circle seats available for under 30’s at every performance for £25
  • A maximum of 2 tickets per purchase;
  • Both attendees must be 30 years old or younger;
  • Proof of age is required upon entry

Cameron Mackintosh said today “One of the many joys I’ve experienced during the opening performances of Old Friends is to witness night-after-night the reaction of younger audiences, many of whom I believe are hearing Stephen Sondheim’s dazzling music and lyrics for the very first time. Steve made a provision under his will for the establishment of the Stephen Sondheim Foundation, of which I am a trustee, to support playwrights, theatre composers and lyricists in early stages of their career. He was passionate about supporting the new generation of theatre writers and I therefore want younger theatregoers to be able to experience Stephen’s genius in this Great Big Broadway Show from great seats at an accessible price.”


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