Going to a theatre performance or to a musical is a fantastic way to put an end to a day (or week) of stressful work. Of course, when it comes to theatre plays nothing comes closer to watching a performance at the glitzy London West End. And since you are at it, why not turn an evening at the theatre into a luxurious weekend break? If you are watching your budget but don’t want to give up on this fantastic opportunity of enjoying a break in the West End, read on for some useful tips.
Book in advance
This is particularly applicable if you are interested in watching some of the most popular West End shows. But how far in advance should you book? Four months is what most bargain experts recommend. At reputable companies like Newmarket Holidays, London theatre packages are offered for top shows like The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Mamma Mia. You can book now for shows taking place in March to benefit from the best savings.
Book you tickets as part of a package
Many travel agents and tour operators offer West End packages that include tickets to the show, transportation to London, and accommodation. These companies are able to get better deals with the box offices of the top theatres, so by booking a package you could end up saving up to 50 per cent in the price of your tickets. Businesses like Newmarket Holidays will help you to find fantastic deals for London theatre breaks, and may even be able to offer you possibility of upgrading your seats.
Go to the previews
If you are in for a new experience and want to save money at the same time, consider booking tickets for the previews that take place just before the opening of a West End show. Because technically speaking, the production of the show will still be ongoing, theatres offer discounted tickets at bargain prices. As a bonus, you get to see the show before anyone else!
Avoid Fridays and Saturdays
Demands for theatre tickets are much higher on Friday and Saturday nights, so the prices rise accordingly. Instead, go for a mid-week theatre break and book your London theatre trip any day from Monday to Thursday. With reputable companies like Newmarket Holidays, you can choose which day you want to travel to London, so that you get more value for your money.