West End theatre prices have risen by 21.3% since before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research from The Stage.
The theatre publication found that the average top ticket price currently falls at £140.85 ($172/€163), which is an increase on the £116.09 price in June 2019.
The most expensive show in the survey was Cabaret at the Playhouse, where tickets can cost up to £303.80.
A reason for the high ticket prices for Cabaret was the redesign of the theatre to accommodate the production, which saw several hundred seats removed and a lower capacity for the Playhouse.
Despite the price rise of the most expensive tickets, the survey found that the lowest-priced tickets have only risen by an average of 3.3% since 2019, up to £22.56.
The most expensive seats for West End musicals now cost around £154.36, an increase of 3.5% since 2019.
Average inflation over the past three years in the UK is roughly 12%.
Some theatre shows had a top ticket price of £114.69, which is a jump of 38% compared to 2019. The top musical ticket price was Cabaret at the Playhouse, while the top play price was To Kill a Mockingbird at Gielgud Theatre, £199.50.
The lowest musical price was Dear Evan Hansen at Noel Coward Theatre at £7.50 and the lowest play price was Jitney at Old Vic for £13.50.
The survey took prices for performances taking place on Saturday June 25.