Remaining time:

Due to high demand, your chosen tickets can only be held for a limited time and then removed automatically.

    Thrifty Theatre- Top 10 Tips On Getting Cheap Theatre Tickets!

    Often London theatre has a reputation of being on the pricey side, however I am of the belief that theatre should be accessible for everyone. A trip to watch the latest musical or play doesn’t have to break the bank and here are my tips for a budget friendly experience.

    1. Keep calm, there are always returns! When your favourite shows are sold out, don’t worry, you can often turn up at the box office and grab a returned ticket on the day of the performance- sometimes at a discounted rate. Check the theatre for times as these vary.

    2. Early bird. Many productions have ‘preview’ performances. These tickets are often cheaper and you’ll get to see the production before press!

    3. Last minute theatre tickets. Some theatres offer reduced priced tickets on the day of the performance if you’re able to turn up at the box office. Michael Grandage productions are great for doing this offering cheap stalls tickets on the day. If you can't make it to the box office, check London Theatre Direct's Last Minute tickets section where you can book tickets to shows up to the very day of the performance!

    4. Spot a promo. London's West End theatre shows are constantly putting out deals and discount tickets to get bums on seats. Even for the most popular shows, you're sure to see a great deal at some point if you stay sharp! Check out London Theatre Direct's Discount tickets section for discount theatre tickets and hot deals.

    5. Don’t be fussy. Everyone knows the cheaper seats are at the back. However there’s no need to worry for plays in smaller theatres. You get great views wherever you are. The Young Vic pride themselves on being able to see from every seat- not a single pillar or camera rigging in sight.

    6. Support local. Check out your local theatres, there are some great local companies out there producing some outstanding theatre and prices are a snippet of what you can pay in the West End.

    7. Become a friend. Everyone needs a friend, check out theatre websites for subscriptions and ‘Becoming a Friend’ they’ll often send out discounts to their upcoming shows. You’ll also get priority booking for most performances.

    8. Aged 16 – 25? Those lucky enough to fall into this age bracket can enjoy discounted tickets at most theatres. Check their websites for details.

    9. Invest in comfy shoes. Ok, so you may need to spend a little to begin with but investing in some great comfy shoes means you can take the standing tickets. These can be as little as £5. Just check the performance running times, a 3 hour performance may not be ideal.

    10. London Theatre Direct. Need I say more? Visit their site www.londontheatredirect.com for some of the best deals for the greatest shows.

    By Rebecca Usher
    @Rebecca_Usher 

    Click Here For Last Minute Theatre Tickets!
     

    Click Here For Discount Theatre Tickets!

     

     



    Related news

    #WestEndWishList Carousel

    Posted on | By Ephram Ryan

    As many theatre fans already know, you should never underestimate the power of hype. Take Wa... Read more

    Do you want to be a London Theatre Blogger?

    Posted on | By London Theatre Direct

    Are you as passionate about theatre as we are? Would you like the opportunity to attend a variety... Read more

    What’s on in London theatre this Christmas?

    Posted on | By Ephram Ryan

    Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to start decking those halls! You’v... Read more

    Follow us for instant updates and special offers

    Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!