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Friday 04 February 2011

The experience of being in London is never truly complete until you witness the grandeur and magnificence of the theatre scene at West End. Not only does this district feature actors from all over the world, but also awe-inspiring performances and best productions. From musicals to drama, from tragedies to comedies, take your pick out of the shows available to fit your preference. Take the following tips on getting the best deals, and don’t miss out on the best ways to buy London theatre tickets.

The quickest way to get tickets for your favourite play is undoubtedly online. Browse through the numerous sites that provide tickets and book at a click of the mouse. This is one of the most popular ways to score tickets. These sites provide information on all the shows playing at different venues. They sometimes even have blogs that can give you relevant information about the plays or theatre in general. Such websites also offer discounts, but what if even after the discount offered you cannot really afford it? Well, in that case cheap tickets can also be found straight at the ticket counter of the theatre. But if you like the luxury of booking your tickets from your office or home, then without a doubt online booking is the best choice.

For shows that are a must watch on your to do list, you can book your tickets well in advance, online or in person, and save a bundle of money. This trick works for new shows on the scene or popular plays as well. In case you have forgotten to buy tickets and still want to catch a show, get in line. Literally, go to the box office ticket counter and stand in line for the returns. People who are unable to attend and have already bought tickets ask the counters to resell them. This is your lucky break to catch that play you just have to see. Of course this isn’t really a sure shot method like booking confirmed tickets online.  Another way of getting some discount on play tickets is to buy them in bulk. Bulk discounts are very common. As they say, the more the merrier.

Lastly, for readily available and considerably cheaper tickets, opt for shows that are on weekdays. Even cheaper are matinee shows. Going to a play on a weekend can be a very expensive affair. Most of the shows are booked and tickets barely have any discounts. So, the best way out is to buy London Theatre tickets in advance through online booking.

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