Chess tickets

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The first West End production of Chess since 1986 starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson.

Written by Tim Rice and ABBA songwriters Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus, Chess is a story of love and political intrigue set against the background of the Cold War. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, superpowers try to manipulate an international chess championship for political gain.

What is Chess about? 

The world’s two greatest chess masters – one American and one Russian – risk becoming pawns for each of their governments as they battle for the world title. Meanwhile, a remarkable woman and Hungarian refugee throws the two chess masters’ lives into further confusion by becoming the centre of their turbulent triangle. The three characters’ heightened passions mirror those of the political struggles around them: threatening to destroy lives and loves.

This epic musical love story, will open on Thursday 26 April 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season. Book your tickets for Chess at the London Coliseum today!

Chess includes international hit singles like “One Night In Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well.” It also features well-known songs like “Anthem,” “Pity the Child,” “Heaven Help My Heart,” and “Someone Else’s Story.” Other musicals by Tim Rice include Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, and Evita.


33 St Martin's Lane




Cancellation Policy

No refunds or cancellations after purchase.


This new West End production, featuring English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra and Chorus, will be directed by Laurence Connor, whose recent credits include School of Rock and Miss Saigon on Broadway and in the West End, Les Misérables on Broadway, and the international Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour. Choreography is by Stephen Mear. 

Good To Know

The appearance of any given artist is not guaranteed and no refunds or exchanges will be available should changes be made from the advertised cast

How Does It Work

You will receive a voucher after purchase - please print and present on arrival.

When Can I Go

26 Apr - 02 Jun 2018

London Coliseum

33 St Martin's Lane