Going in large groups to see a production by getting the office or a group of friends together could pay off at many large theatres. For example at The Lion King, you can save up to 22 pounds a ticket in a group of 15 or more.
Daily papers will often publish promotions and deals on productions, so don’t skip The Arts section when reading the Evening Standard or the Metro to help you get the best price for theatre in the future.
In many theatres, before a show’s official opening night, it often runs previews for about 1-2 weeks to get the word out about it and to allow time for reviews. Many theatres such as The Southwark Playhouse and The Young Vic run preview shows for 10 pounds.
Standing room theatre tickets are often sold at a discounted price, they can also give you the best views! Shakespeare’s Globe in London famously sells standing room tickets for 5 pounds for all performances, letting you get close to the stage and watch Shakespearian theatre traditionally!
Don’t stop your search for theatre in London at the West End as London Theatre doesn’t stop there. There are over 80 off West End and Fringe Venues throughout the city producing high quality plays.
Check prices directly from the theatre as it can save you from paying booking and finders’ fees from third party ticketing agencies.
Book theatre tickets on a Wednesday, it’s cheaper.