If you’re not a regular in London’s Theatreland, it can be easy to feel a little daunted. We don’t want that. We want your trip to see a show in London to be brilliant in every way.
To ensure this is the case we’ve compiled tips to cover buying London theatre tickets, traveling around the capital and even how to get the most out of your theatre trip. We’ve also come up with some ideas to help you get the best out of your trip to London with restaurant, shopping and hotel ideas, some seasonal suggestions and information about our fantastic Theatreland Walking Tours.
For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres - we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.
There are many ways to buy tickets for London shows, from buying in advance through Official London Theatre to finding a great deal at the TKTS booth or strolling into the theatre on the day. Let us help you find the most appropriate, secure and safe way to buy theatre tickets.
Do you need help travelling to see a show in London? We have a few tips that might help you travel around the capital. You can also plan your journey and find the quickest route whether it be on public transport or by foot using Transport for London's handy Journey Planner.
Why not make the most of your trip to see a London show and treat yourself to a meal out at the same time? Here’s our advice to help you choose from the host of fantastic restaurants near, or even in, London’s theatres.
Are you travelling to see a show in London? The capital has a wealth of places to stay to make your trip more enjoyable, more relaxing or just less of a rush. We have a few tips to help you find the perfect place to rest your head.
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Matthew: Very often you can pick up cheaper tickets during a show’s preview period. During this time, before the official opening night, the cast and creatives will still be fine-tuning the show, discovering what works brilliantly and what needs polishing. If you’re happy to take a chance, there are good deals to be had.
Charlotte: When a show opens there will often be interviews with cast members, the director or writer in the press. While I’d rather not know all the twists and turns of the plot itself, I find that reading features beforehand really enhances my enjoyment of the show and makes me even more excited to see the production. You’ll find lots of features about new and long-running shows in our Backstage Pass section.
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