Find out how to bag yourself the best and cheapest west end theatre tickets in London! There are so many platforms out there offering the best prices and seats, it can often be a little overwhelming leaving you unsure of a good reliable source. You don’t necessarily need to pay top whack for the best views, so let me help you with my little guide below for all your west end theatre tickets here in the capital.
Booking online for west end theatre tickets is the easiest and quickest way of getting the best deals. You can often get approximately 30 – 50 % off standard prices on some websites no matter the show. Take a look at XYZ they are a reliable source and my go too booking service.
Box Office Booking
If you don’t mind leaving it until the day of the performance, or if you fancy a last-minute matinee, you can head over the to small box offices around Leicester Square. They can offer discounted tickets on the day with a big chunk off. I would recommend the XYZ booth in Leicester Square for your west end theatre tickets.
Weekend Theatre Packages
If you fancy something a little different, there are offers that some of the big west end shows in London, have available. Shows like Phantom of the Opera and Wicked have partnerships with several London hotels and restaurants, that offer weekend theatre packages at a discounted price. If your’e on the lookout for a theatre and dining experience in London, take a look at this brilliant offer. My Mum loved it!
A highly recommended, brilliant app that offers up to 50% in discounted tickets at the best venues across London including musicals and plays. You can book for the same day for your west end theatre tickets and you can also enter in to a lottery, to be selected for free theatre tickets every single day. Easy!
The Globe sells a certain amount of standing tickets for each of their performances at the cost of just £5. You still get a brilliant stage view and yes, you are standing for possibly three hours (ish) but you are experiencing Shakespeare just as audiences would have in Shakespeare’s day.
Get a Group Together
Lots of venues offer west end theatre tickets at a discount when there are approximately ten or more of you. This is quite a large amount, but perfect if you’re a drama school student or if you just have a big family who all love the theatre!
Don’t knock smaller venues
Some of the best pieces of writing and performances I’ve ever seen have been at different fringe venues across London. These venues are also brilliant if you are interested in putting on your own work. Fringe venues are smaller theatres or pub theatres where lots of well-known names began their careers. The Pleasance in Islington, The Old Red Lion, Jacksons Lane and Tristan Bates are but a few great venues.
Don’t wait for the Weekend
This is tricky for a lot of people, but if you can set a date night during the week or even a matinee performance at 2:30 then you will be sure to get discounted prices for your west end theatre tickets.
Always check reviews of online sources or box offices before purchasing your west end theatre tickets, just so you have some comfort in the knowledge that you are getting the best deal from a reliable and safe source.