THRILLER TICKETS LONDON - GROUP DISCOUNT RATES
Groups of 8+: Best available seats at £35.00, Tuesday-Thursday, Sunday evenings & matinees, £37.50 Saturday matinee
School groups of 8+: Best available Upper Circle or Balcony seats at £19.00 Tuesday-Friday, Sunday evenings & matinees.
Why Thriller - Live is more than just a musical concert
When the producers of Thriller - Live brought their show to the West End's Lyric Theatre in January 2009, they expected that it would be popular.
A jukebox musical celebrating the smash hits of megastar Michael Jackson, they felt it was sure to be a hit among his fans, most of whom had been following him since his days in The Jackson 5.
However, following Jackson's untimely death in June the same year, those behind Thriller - Live found that the show was evolving into a memorial to the singer and it has since become one of London's most moving and exciting theatre productions.
Creator Adrian Grant told the Northern Echo in May 2009 that he got the idea for Thriller - Live after running a fan magazine based on Jackson since the 1980s and holding a meeting upon its tenth anniversary.
"We had over 3,000 people there and it came into my mind that it would make a stage show in its own right," he explained.
Eventually, the musical was born, featuring songs like Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror and Beat It, and audiences loved it.
Jackson himself even sent a message of congratulations after its launch.
"We've had people as young as five and as old as 70 dancing in the aisles," Mr Grant said.
After June 2009, the atmosphere at the show in London became more sombre, but fans still flocked to see it and to sign a book of condolence in the Lyric Theatre's lobby, which turned into a shrine.
However, as the shock following Jackson's death dissipated and the wave of sudden sadness passed, a joyful atmosphere returned to the London theatre as people realised they should celebrate what the King of Pop brought to music and what a lasting legacy he will leave.
Ben Brantley of the New York Times called Thriller - Live a "sing-a-thon" and urged everyone to see it, while Michael Coveney from WhatsonStage.com said: "There's not a song you don't want to bask in as they roll off the stage in this wonderful show.."
Whether you were a die-hard Jackson fan or not, you're sure to be singing and dancing along by the finale if you buy Thriller - Live tickets
Access description: Access to the Box Office is by three foyer width steps and one small step at the main doors with handrails on either side. There are no steps between the ticketing entrance and the Dress Circle doors. Inside the Dress Circle level there are 5 steps leading to seats. There are 32 (26 from level access entrance) steps leading down into the Stalls level. There is a tall staircase leading to the Upper Circle and Balcony levels. All steps inside the auditorium are highlighted.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 5 headsets.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are welcome in the auditorium, although we recommend an end of row or box seat for their comfort. Staff available to dog-sit. We can take 2 dogs at any one time and advance booking is recommended.
Disabled Access: Entrance is through the left-hand double EXIT door (Royal Entrance) as you face the theatre. Level access to Boxes E, D and C. Boxes C and D can accomodate 1 scooter or wheelchair plus guest. Box E can accomodate 1 scooter or wheelchair plus 2 guests or 2 scooters or 2 wheelchairs.. Slightly restricted view. Transfer seating available to Dress Circle (up 6 steps from Royal Entrance). Wheelchairs stored in cloakroom or front of house store, on Dress Circle level. Venue suitable for scooters – please check when booking. Senior members of staff can assist further in the purchase of refreshments and programmes.
Toilets: Men’s and women’s off the Dress Circle Bar. Women’s 4 steps up from Stalls bar, men’s 11 steps up from Stalls bar. Women’s and men’s off rear Stalls and at Upper Circle and Balcony levels.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet on the left inside the Royal entrance in the Royal Retiring Room