Andrew Lloyd Webber rejected criticism about London theatre ticket prices
Asked whether he thought West End show prices were too high, Lord Lloyd-Webber, 69 – who wrote the music for such theatre hits as Phantom Of The Opera and also runs the theatre production company The Really Useful Group – said: “Theatre is highly labour intensive. The prices of West End theatre are incredibly reasonable considering the cost of putting something on.”
When the interviewer mentioned that he had recently paid more than £100 for tickets to each part of the two-part show Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Andrew claimed: “We don’t charge anything like that for School Of Rock.”
Theatre is highly labour intensive. The prices of West End theatre are incredibly reasonable considering the cost of putting something on
However, top price tickets for School Of Rock, which opened in last year, cost £129.50 for a stalls seat, while the lowest price is £15 for a restricted view circle seat.
Student tickets are priced at £10.
For The Phantom Of The Opera – now in its 31st year – top-price stalls seats are £128.50 while restricted legroom and view seats are available for £24.80.
According to the Society of London Theatre the average ticket price paid in the West End in 2016 was £44.99.
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