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Wednesday 17 November 2010
If you are thinking about booking matinee theatre tickets in London, this is a perfect time to do it. There are some amazing new plays and some long-running musicals on offer but the availability of tickets is sometimes limited in the evenings, especially at the weekends.
Most of the top shows have matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays, some even on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Lion King still reigns supreme after 10 years! It is quite spectacular with familiar music and special lighting effects that will enchant children of all ages. With the school holidays next month, give the young ones a rare treat and come to London to see the Christmas lights and see a great show at the same time. Some of the productions, like Billy Elliot, have a minimum age limit so check that out before you book. Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables are still big favourites with the grown-ups too so if you haven’t seen them, take in a matinee or two.
Booking for London shows is really easy; it is just like shopping online. Secure online web-based agencies have matinee tickets for just about any musical or play that you want to see. They need to fill those seats so you can get deals right up to the last minute even for normally sold-out shows. There are even some extra discounts and special winter offers for some productions nearing the end of their run. Some of the shows are lined up to go on Broadway in New York in 2011, so take the opportunity and see them right now.
And what about seeing Priscilla Queen of the Desert? This successful production features a pink fun bus (Priscilla) that cost £1m to build and has the most outrageous costumes. The dance music is a big attraction, with real feet-tapping tunes. There are three matinees a week, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm and Sunday matinees at 3pm. This is a great opportunity to spend a day in London; shop in the morning, have a lazy lunch and take in an afternoon of relaxation at the theatre. Priscilla’s run has been extended until next May 2011 so book ahead if you have to, some people have seen it five times they love it so much.
When you book online, you have the peace of mind that you have bought the tickets, you have your chosen seat reserved and all you have to do is arrive on time. So no disappointments and no surprises, all prices include booking fees, any credit or debit card transaction fees, and VAT.
December is a good time to wind down and perhaps reward a friend or colleague with matinee theatre tickets in London. Everyone can take an afternoon off occasionally, so why not make an outing and book some matinee tickets in London this holiday season?
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