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Here's everything you need to know about tickets to see the hit musical, which has extended into September 2019.

The cast of Hamilton chat about what makes starring in the hit West End musical so special, and the legacy of the show.

Hamilton has extended until the 28 September 2019, confirming a new booking period from 2 – 28 September. Tickets for the new performances will be on sale from midday on Monday 29 April 2019.

The extension means the release of thousands of more tickets for the recent WhatsOnStage Award winner, which claimed five wins at the star-studded event in March.

It cements the acclaim for the five star musical, which reopened the renovated Victoria Palace Theatre towards the end of 2017.

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and helped shape the very foundations of the America we know today. The score blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway – the story of America then, as told by America now.

The musical has book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and is directed by Thomas Kail.

Check out all of our Hamilton coverage on the blog, including more production shots, a quiz to test your lyric knowledge, our review of the show and much more.

Check out our behind the scenes tour with previous King George and Olivier Award winner Michael Jibson:

 

To stop these hugely popular tickets ending up in the wrong hands (we’re looking at you, touts), access to these newly announced performances will only be through Hamilton Paperless Ticketing. This makes sure they go to genuine fans at the right price.

We’ve got all the details you need below, from booking seats to how Hamilton Paperless Ticketing works.

When do these tickets go on sale?

The all-important question, this one.

Tickets for the new dates will be available from midday on Monday 29 April 2019. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and you’ll be guided through the booking process.

Is there a ticket limit?

There is a strict ticket limit of six tickets per person, per booking period in order to give as many people as possible a fair chance to buy tickets for Hamilton.

Please note that all transactions that detected as bot purchases or patrons attempting actions in order to purchase tickets in excess of the ticket limits will result in all transactions being cancelled without consideration.

Where to book those seats

There are three official websites. As well as Ticketmaster.co.uk, you can book seats through Hamiltonthemusical.co.uk and Delfontmackintosh.co.uk. And that’s it. Tickets bought on any other site will not be valid. This is really important – don’t go wasting that money.

As we’re doing Hamilton Paperless Ticketing on this one, you unfortunately can’t use the Ticketmaster app. It’s only through the full website this time.

Getting the best seats

The most important thing for is to have an account at Ticketmaster.co.uk. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

As ever, weekend shows are the most popular. If you’re able to be flexible, you’ll have a better chance getting seats at weekday performances. Seats at shows later on in the production’s run are easier to get hold of too.

And be quick. Tickets are expected to go very quickly. Keep an eye on our Twitter and the official Hamilton Twitter for updates as seats go on sale.

Hamilton Paperless Ticketing made simple

As Hamilton Paperless Ticketing suggests, there isn’t a physical ticket. The only way to get into Hamilton is by showing the credit or debit card you use when booking your seats.

As soon as you’ve booked your seat, you’ll be sent an e-mail as proof of purchase. Keep hold of this. On the day of the show, you’ll need to bring this receipt as well as your original credit or debit card, and an official-issued photo ID such as a driving license or passport.

The box office at the theatre will then swipe the card, confirm you are the person who bought the ticket, and give you a seat location slip. Show that as you enter the auditorium and be guided to your seat. All that’s left to do after that is enjoy the show.

Simple, right?

Absolutely. In short, just remember:

– Book your seat on Ticketmaster.co.uk
– Keep hold of your proof of purchase e-mail
– Take the e-mail, photo ID and the original credit or debit card to the theatre on the day and time of the performance
– The box office will swipe your card and issue a seat location slip
– Enter the auditorium and be guided to your seat
– Enjoy the show

We will need your up-to-date card details

Your credit or debit card is your way in. Try and use a card that doesn’t expire before the date of your show.

If that’s not possible, we should be in touch to get your new card details. As contact details can sometimes be out of date, if you haven’t heard anything you need to get in touch with Ticketmaster.

And remember to contact us if your card is lost or stolen.

The person booking the seats needs to be there on the day

As Hamilton Paperless Ticketing is designed to stop touts and unauthorised resale, the person booking the seats needs to be there on the day. If, for any reason, that’s not possible, tickets will need to be refunded.

As they are non-transferrable, they cannot be sold to a friend or given as a gift. Everybody on one booking needs to be at the theatre together too.

If your situation changes before or on the day, you can get in touch with Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Right, got it. So, what else do you need to know?

Performances will run at 19:30 on Monday to Saturday, with Thursday and Saturday matinee performances starting at 14:30. The show runs at 2 hours 45 minutes, including a 15-minute interval.

There’s some strong language in the show, so not appropriate for anybody under 10. Children under 4 are not permitted into the theatre.

The most important thing to remember is…

You’ll be seeing Hamilton!

On the day, bring your purchase confirmation, debit or credit card used to make the original purchase, and an officially issued ID. Job done. Remember to grab those tickets through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Have any more questions? Check out the FAQs on the official Hamilton website.