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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 07:57 AM
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Queuing for Her Majesty's Theater

We have purchased our tickets online for The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theater. The show starts at 19:30 (7:30pm).

How early should we arrive with prepaid tickets ? Will there be long queuing lines ?

Also, will there be taxi's available near the theater ?

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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 08:04 AM
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I work across the road from the theatre. Generally there aren't big line ups at theatres in London. I would plan to be there 15 mins before the show starts.

Taxis are plentiful on Haymarket just outside the theatre.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 08:07 AM
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There's no queue if you have a ticket. If you are there at 7, you'll have plenty of time. You can order your interval drinks in advance, if you like.

There are usually taxis around, but with lots of people wanting taxis, it's usually best to walk away from the theatre to find one. Or order a car in advance from Atlas Car or another car service. Or take the underground back to your hotel.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 08:13 AM
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I always arrive about 20 mins early because I like to pre-order a drink for the interval.

Both theatres (the Haymarket and Theatre Royal across the road) get out at about the same time so taxis can be hard to hail. So I always walk around toward Trafalgar Square and am always able to hail a taxi there.

Depending on where you are staying -- walking up to Piccadilly circus and taking the tube could be just as easy.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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If you have tickets no need to wait on line - just walk in - unless you get there ridiculously early and the theater isn't open yet.

Where is your hotel versus the theater? You may be able to walk - but should be able to get a cab if you search a little.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 10:35 AM
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There will invariably be a long queue for the ladies' loos, so allow 10 minutes extra if one of your party intends to avail themselves of the facilities.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 11:13 AM
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That last is definitely so. It can be impossible to get to the loo during the interval. Use it before the show if you must . . . But right before curtain there can also be a queue so if there is a need - arriving a little early is better than just before you take your seats.
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 05:37 PM
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Great advice. Thanks !!
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Old Mar 17th, 2014, 11:18 PM
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The only queues are at the bars and the ladies.
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