from the Daily Telegraph Monday 2nd January 2012
booking fees and transaction fees by going to the
box office in person.
Half-Price Ticket booth in Leicester Square, run
by the Society of London, offers major discount
deals, updated daily by 11am; it has a sister booth
in Brent Cross. You must visit in person but can
see the offers at www.tkts.co.uk.
number of West End shows release cheap day seats
in the morning, most notably at the moment Jerusalem
and One Man, Two Guvnors, which also has
a hefty tranche of 400 seats every night at £12-£15.
theatres offer loyalty schemes: ATG's costs £30
to join, but offers discounts, priority booking
and no transaction fee. Other trustworthy discount-based
initiatives include www.seetickets.com/seemoretheatre.
for family deals and also follow the annual August
initiative Kids Week on Twitter for offers. Some
shows offer discounted family tickets.
over 60s, unemployed and full-time students can
get reduced standby tickets an hour before the show
on visiting the box office.
- Given the plethora of
online ticket agents and also touts, it's best to
start via a show's official website. If you want to
check the credentials of an agent, visit the Society
of Ticket Agents & Retailers' site, www.star.org.uk,
which features a list of authorised members.
- As a rule, discounts
and cheaper price bands tend to crop up earlier in
- Theatremonkey has umpteen
other cost-saving tips: www.theatremonkey.com/buyingforless.htm.
- Put Charles Spencer
(& Daily Telegraph) on a Google alert; that way,
the moment an email link to a rave review hits your
inbox, you can get booking quick.
In addition to the above, readers
might also find SeatPlan useful when considering visiting
London theatres: www.seatplan.com/uk/london/her-majestys-theatre/