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As all Benaddicts know – Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in Hamlet this year at the London Barbican from 5 August – 31 October.

As you will also know – tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch in this Shakespeare performance are impossible to get hold off. They sold out instantly when they went on sale a full year in advance.

It is testament to the proof that Benedict Cumberbatch is hot property and we all know why.

Well we have some good amazing news – up until 10am on Tuesday 16 June 2015 you have the opportunity to enter into a lottery to obtain £10 ‘Benedict Cumberbatch’ tickets by clicking here.

So what are you waiting for? £10 (+ booking fee) to see Benedict Cumberbatch – enter now!

What you need to know to enter and book your Benedict Cumberbatch tickets

You enter the “Benedict Cumberbatch Lottery” (as we call it) by submitting your e-mail and full name. Winners will be notified on Friday 19 Jun and booking will be open for one week only from 10am on Mon 22 June.

Other important Benedict Cumberbatch lottery information

There are some other rules and information you need to be aware / may be interested to know. The entry website lists the following:

How do I enter the ballot for £10 tickets?
All you need to do is fill in the form online at (please only do this once or you will not be included in the ballot). If you are successful, you will be notified on Fri 19 Jun.

If successful, you will then be able to book a maximum of two £10 tickets (online only) from 10am on Mon 22 Jun – 10am on Mon 29 Jun.

I wasn’t successful in the ballot for £10 tickets – can I still get a Hamlet ticket?
From time to time, small numbers of tickets may be returned or released for advance sale online. Check back here or visit for more details. Returned tickets may occasionally become available at the last minute on the day of the performance. Information about these will be available on the website in due course.

Thirty £10 day seats will also be available for each performance. Up to two day tickets per person, sold from the advance ticket desk from 10.30am, the Barbican Centre will open from 9am. There may also be returned or late release tickets available on the day of the performance.

Do I still need to pay a booking fee on £10 tickets?
Yes, you will need to pay the usual online booking fee of £3 per transaction.

Are you aware of tickets being sold on other websites at highly inflated prices?
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Barbican in 2015 and promise you a warm and friendly welcome. Sometimes we do have to get a bit firm, so here comes the stern bit.

To ensure fair access to tickets the Barbican have taken measures to help ensure that tickets are not resold on ticket resale websites and that you do not pay an inflated price for tickets.

We are continually monitoring the secondary market and will do so up to and including the performance date. Any tickets being offered for sale will be addressed.

We are currently carrying out rigorous post sale security, terms and conditions and verification checks. Any tickets found to have been purchased in breach of our terms and conditions will be declared void, cancelled and will not be valid for admission. Ticketholders will be contacted where necessary.

Only tickets sold through the Barbican and the production ticketing partners ATG, Encore (and their affiliates including Time Out and Telegraph box office) are valid for entry. We are also working with these ticketing partners to ensure ticket limits have not been exceeded.

We will be enforcing all conditions relating to ticket limits, ID and payment card requirements and the need to retain ID and cards at all times during the performance. We are also fully aware that some secondary market websites advise customers that they provide ‘walkers’ to circumvent the ID checks by meeting outside the venue and accompanying them. Security procedures will be in place on the day to deter people circumventing these checks.

You can also help us by reporting any incidents of secondary market activity to

Will there be a screening of Hamlet in cinemas?
Yes, Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thu 15 October. Due to unprecedented demand, we are screening this very special NT Live production of Hamlet in Cinemas 1, 2 and 3; giving you a chance to see this sold-out show live.

The screenings go on sale to the public on 17 March (on sale to members 16 March), please click here.

What if I have any other questions?
The best and quickest way to get the answer to any question is via our box office team, who will be happy to assist. They can be reached on +44 (0) 20 7638 8891 (10am-8pm UK time Mon-Sat and 11am-8pm Sun) or by email