I go the the theatre quite a lot! I’d chose the theatre over the cinema or watching TV at home anytime. The theatre forces me to switch off and pay attention in a way I struggle to at home and I just love watching live performances. The reaction I get when I talk about going to the theatre is often one of shock at how it can be affordable. Theatre has this reputation of being an expensive night out when in reality it is rare I pay more than £20 for any show, no matter if it’s the fringe or a West End headliner. Here are a few methods I use to make sure I get the best deal.
Don’t be afraid of the restricted view seats
Download all the apps
There are theatre specific apps like TodayTix and Seatgeek that offer deals on a whole range of ticket deals but there are also city specific apps such as Timeout and Yplan which might not be the first place you think to look but often have some amazing offers. If you want great deals on good seats these are great, but direct with the theatre is often cheaper for restricted view seats, so check both.
Embrace solo theatre life
Go in the week
Student? Under 25? Unemployed? There’s probably a deal for you.