Sergio Vares and Charlotte Josephine

Fancy a night at the theatre for next to nothing?


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Sergio Vares and Charlotte Josephine in ‘Show 4’ at the Lyric Hammersmith. PICTURE: HELEN MAYBANKS

If you live or work in Hammersmith & Fulham, there are superb deals at the borough's theatres, with free and cut-price ticket offers to encourage local people to support drama and the performing arts on their doorstep.

The Lyric Hammersmith offers free tickets to the opening nights of its new shows, The Bush Theatre discounts tickets for local people and LAMDA has half-price ticket deals to its student productions.

“We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of these discounts and deals, to experience the wide variety of theatre in Hammersmith & Fulham without breaking the bank,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.

“H&F is a top destination for performing arts, and it's great that our local theatres are able to make theatre visits, especially family outings, so affordable.”

The affordable ticket offers coincide with the council’s Arts Strategy (pdf 627KB) which aims to give more residents from a wider range of backgrounds the opportunity to experience and participate in cultural activities in H&F.

The Lyric

If you live or work in Hammersmith & Fulham, you qualify for two Free First Night tickets for all shows in the main auditorium, and four free tickets for family shows.

Every month there is a two-week window to register, with successful applicants randomly selected and notified a week ahead.

Sign up for tickets for the next Free First Night

The Lyric also gives young people in H&F the opportunity to see live theatre at least once a year, with an invitation to schools for their entire Year 6/7 to see a show for nothing.

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The Bush Theatre in Hammersmith
The Bush Theatre

The Bush

The Bush Theatre in Uxbridge Road runs a free local membership scheme, Bush Local, which offers £2.50 discounts on tickets to anyone living or working within a two-mile radius of the building, and 10% off food and drink at the theatre bar.

Simply register for Bush Local and pick up your membership card on your first visit.

The scheme covers residents from the following postcodes:

  • W2
  • W3
  • W4
  • W6
  • W8
  • W9
  • W10
  • W11
  • W12
  • W14
  • SW5
  • SW6
  • SW7
  • SW13
  • NW10.


West London’s premier drama school LAMDA – the oldest in the UK – gives half-price tickets to Hammersmith & Fulham residents for a chance to see the stars of tomorrow at the college at 155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith.

Tickets are £7 for residents, instead of the £14 full price, with discounts also applying to U18s, over 65s and unemployed people. Book LAMDA tickets online or call the box office on 020 8834 0550.

LAMDA in Talgarth Road, Hammersmith

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