An essential part of a trip to London’s West End is checking out the thriving theatre scene.With huge productions and impeccable plays, you won’t want miss a chance of exploring West End theatre. Here’s how to make the most of your trip.
There are a few options when it comes to how and where to book your tickets for the theatre, the most common being online. First, look on the theatre’s website to see if you can book your ticket directly with them as if there are tickets available, it can be easier to find them on the theatre’s own site. You can also generally find tickets at leading ticket distributors, such as Ticket Master and See Tickets, or go to websites such as london theatre store and london box office. Alternatively, if you haven’t the time to buy online, you may be in with a chance of buying at the theatre box office, but be aware, tickets sell fast! You can also head to the London TKTS booth, which offers discounted tickets on the day of the show or a week in advance.
Theatre on a Budget
If you’re looking to save a bit of money, there a few ways you can get discount tickets for your favourite West End shows. You can get a London Pass, which can save you up to 40% on West End shows and also adds a discount to big London attractions, such as Westminster Abbey and Tower Bridge. You can also opt for a matinee performance. These take place earlier on in the day they tend to be priced down, giving you the chance of a more affordable trip to the theatre.
Theatres and Shows
One of the arguably most famous theatres in London is, The London Palladium; this theatre has hosted some of the best in musicals, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!, The Sound of Music and Cats. The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a Grade-II listed building, with its Art Deco design, and is currently the home to larger than life production, Wicked. The Lyceum Theatre, once home to a Victorian Circus and the original Madame Tussauds, now holds one of the biggests shows in London, The Lion King. Other shows worth seeing are, An Inspector Calls at The Playhouse Theatre, Les Miserables at The Queen’s Theatre and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at The Gielgud Theatre.