Purchasing tickets to see a London West End show can be costly but it really doesn’t always have to be.
If you must travel into London there isn’t much that can be done about the expense of travel but if you are looking to keep the cost of your trip to the theatre to a minimum then have a look at the following on how to find cheap or free theatre tickets:
Advance Bookings: One way to purchase some of the lowest priced tickets for a show is to book in advance, particularly if there are a quantity of cheaper seats available for early bookings.
Buy On The Day: Okay, the principal issue with this, is that you can’t always guarantee that you will get to buy a ticket to see the show that you want to see.
Concessions: Issued three times a year, the Access London Theatre guide features audio-described, captioned and signed performance listings for London and is accessible in large print, Braille, audio tape and CD.
Discounted Tickets: All West End shows have tickets at different prices which usually includes a range of discounted tickets…
Face Value: The Face Value is the price published on a ticket which the event’s producer, venue or promoter has set before the add-on of any booking fees, service charges or other costs.
Group Bookings: Many theatre ticket websites will have an option to book for a group and the discounts available for group bookings will vary depending upon…
Mid-Week Matinees: Due to work commitments or travel arrangements, Most people will probably want to go to the theatre on a Friday night or at the weekend and this makes the ticket prices commonly higher at the weekends.
Off-West End: There are about 40-50 theatres in the theatreland of the West End of London with shows on each week.
Reviews: A number of websites that sell tickets also have reviews written for them. IF you have the ability to write a review then you could always propose yourself as being a reviewer.
Social Networks: Whether we like it or not Twitter and Facebook, together with other social networking sites are most probably here to stay.
Previews: Most London West End shows have a period for previews. This gives the opportunity for the producers to alter anything that may not be working as they would like and for them to view an audience’s response to the show.