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Theatre in London - Tips & Comments
Member Name: charlieejv
Theatre in London - Tips & Comments
Date: 01/02/01, updated on 04/05/01 (1101 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap tickets
Disadvantages: Only accept cash at Half price ticket booth
Let's put it simply.
You want to go see something, and you want a good price. Can you do it?
First point of call is the half price ticket booth in middle of Leicester Square. This opens at lunchtime, and offers what it states, half price tickets for evening and matinee performances that day.
What about the queues?
Well if you go during mid-week and specially of season, the queues are tiny winy, I have seen Napolean, Art, Chicago, Inspector Calls, Blood Brothers, etc.
They were all top class tickets(STALLS) at around 17 pounds each(this including a few pounds charge by the booth.) and there a leaflets with maps that show you were the theatre is only problem is the both only accepts cash.
You get the picture it's a superb place to go.
WHAT ABOUT IF THEY DON'T HAVE WHAT I WANT TO SEE?
You want to see the Lion King or Les Mis, I supposed, you could try buying returns at the theatre before the performance, you can get them. I would welcome other peoples suggestions on this, not sure about other theatre agents, they offer tickets, but if you want to go to the theatre its worth getting decent ones.
THEY ONLY HAVE THEM AT FULL PRICE?
If you buy them through ticketmaster via web or phone, with an Alliance & Leicester cash back VISA card, you get 2%-4% cash back, which aint bad, but the fiends charge you a few quid per ticket for their own pocket
I'm in no rush to get tickets, any suggestions?
Log onto www.show-pairs.co.uk(address given on web page) If you work for a company with 20+ people in it, give them your company address and they'll give you 2 for 1 tickets, you have to book in advance but that isn't bad. Currently I have 2 for 1's for Notre Dame, Buddy, Beautiful Game. I found my 2 for 1 vouchers in Barnet Library, with all the other leaflets. I'm sure other libary's have them, or you can ask them t
o start getting them in
ANY OTHER HINTS?
If your taking your partner why not make it special order half a bottle of champagne before the performance starts, to drink at the intermission, the theatre will most likely provide you with seats by the bar to drink it down, while everyone else has to stand.
No, not anymore, wear something comfortable some of the seats are a bit cramped, so it is very important to feel lost, it's best not to eat to heavily beforehand, so no CURRY.
Iv'e found a ticket agent offering some tickets for Lion King for tonight are the tickets any good?
Ask where the tickets are located in theatre? You may find they're restrictive viewing, and that does mean what it says. You shouldn't pay more than 15 quid for a restrive viewing ticket, its a gamble, a real gamble.
Turn them off, and that digital watch that goes off every hour AGHHHHHHH, and those crunchy sweets.
Hope that helps, smile be happy
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