You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that Lin Manuel Miranda’s rap musical Hamilton is coming to the West End this year. Based on the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and the American War of Independence, it has been a smash hit on Broadway, with nasty touts selling tickets for up to $10,000.  After 100,000 people signed up for pre-sale tickets on the 16 January, the pressure is on when general release goes on sale today at 12pm.

Here are our top tips to help you get tickets to the biggest show in town.

1.Ticketmaster account

The best way to prepare yourself is to make sure you have created your Ticketmaster account and have saved your card details on the site, this is going to save you so much time when you check out. There are no booking or delivery fees, so what you see is what you’re paying. Tickets range from £37.50 to premium seats at £137.50.

2. Pick your dates

Before the queuing starts you can go on to Ticketmaster and choose a couple of dates or months that you want to buy tickets for. This means when you get to the front of the queue you don’t have to panic about picking the right time. Dates and tickets were held back for general sale, but it does appear that the pre-sale has sold out the run until February 2018. As always the later you go in the run the more likely you are to be successful.

3. Know your limits

There is a strict limit on how many tickets you can buy, so don’t waste time trying to get more. Everyone can buy a total of six tickets, so if you bought your four seats during pre-sale then you can only get another two.

4. Get tweeting

If you run into trouble make sure you follow @HamiltonWESTEND. They will be on hand to answer any questions and will be tweeting availability as dates or months sell up.

5. Don’t panic

If you’re not successful, don’t worry, you haven’t thrown away your shot at tickets. Hamilton will be doing both a daily and weekly lottery. The daily one will be done outside the theatre, and if Broadway is anything to go by then they’ll be accompanied by a little showcase from cast members and tickets are only £20! The weekly one will be online and those tickets cost £37.50. Both are limited to two each.