X Factor 2018 tickets: Be in the audience for the live shows

How to get X Factor tickets for live shows

X Factor judges

The X Factor 2018 is here and it's going live but how do you get tickets for the live shows?

The X Factor goes live from 8:25PM this evening on ITV with an audience in the studio and millions watching at home.

This year The X Factor is filmed live from LH2 Studios in London, W3 a move from the previous studio at Fountain Studios in Wembley.

X Factor tickets are FREE and you can apply for them on the Applause Store website.

Naturally there is a lot of popularity and tickets are given out randomly to all those that have applied, so good luck!

As of writing, booking is now open for next weekend's shows on October 27.

Tickets for further dates, including the grand final will be released in due course.

If you don't manage to get tickets you can of course just tune in Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV each weekend.

Dermot O’Leary leads the proceedings, while judges and mentors Louis Tomlinson, Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Simon Cowell take their seats behind the judges’ desk to battle it out with their contestants.

Louis has the Boys, Ayda the Overs, Robbie the Groups and Simon the Girls, with drama and disagreements, conflict is sure to follow….

In the Boys category are Anthony Russell, Armstrong Martins, Brendan Murray and Dalton Andre Harris. The Overs are made up of Danny Tetley, Giovanni Spano, Janice Robinson, and Olatunji Yearwood.

The Girls are Bella Penfold, Molly Scott, Scarlett Lee, and Shan Ako. Finally, the Groups are duo Acacia and Aaliyah, LMA Choir, Misunderstood and boy band United Vibe.

The X Factor will be live tonight at 8:25PM and return Sunday at 8PM with the first weekend of live singing.

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