Tips to Buy Cheap Theatre Tickets in London
Tickets to West End theatre can be very expensive. For some people, buying premium seats to a top London theatre show is just a figment of their wildest dreams – but all is not lost.
There are numerous ways to see the hottest productions without paying top dollar; it is all about knowing where to look and being prepared to be flexible with what show and at what time.
Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to come back to the theatre time and time again without breaking the bank. Here, we spill the secrets of cheap theatre tickets ...
Previews – Being the first to see a show is always exciting, but what’s even better is that the tickets for preview performances can often be a lot cheaper than after it has ‘officially’ opened. The theatre producers are counting on your word of mouth to tell people how good the show is – take advantage of that and get theatre tickets at amazing value-for-money prices.
Matinees and Mid-week Performances - Discount Theatre Tickets – Going to the theatre mid-week can be a well-deserved treat in the middle of a hard-working week and, what’s more, you can save bucket-loads of cash compared to going on a weekend. Even going in the afternoon for a matinee performance will be much, much cheaper.
If you’re able to throw caution to the wind and book a ticket on the day of the performance, you could save a lot of money. Even standing in a returns queue is worth it for extra cheap theatre tickets!
Cheap Seats –The best-kept secret in cheap theatre tickets. If you don’t care about sitting in the best seats in the house or standing up for the duration of the show, then finding a ticket with a restricted view or standing room or in the front row could be your answer to theatrical heaven and at a very low price.
Group Booking – Theatre producers have finally cottoned on to the group-booking market and are now nearly all offering fantastic group rates. What’s more fun than going to the theatre to see a show? Going with a large group of friends, of course!
If you are fortunate enough to fall into the bracket of the ‘under 26’ or a student, then there are a whole host of different schemes and tips out there to get your hands on cheap theatre tickets. If you’re savvy, you could find yourself seeing every show in London and still find the dough to have a night out after!
Concessions – Whether you are a NHS nurse, senior citizen or soldier, there are hundreds of discount theatre tickets for people working in specific sectors or members of certain organisations – All you have to do is ask!
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