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#1 Caz

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:11 AM

Do most theatre's do day seats and what sort of price. I go to the theatre probably twice a month and paying top price all the time is crippling my bank account. Thanks... Caz

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:59 AM

Theatremonkey has the answers. This page lists all London theatres, their day seat policies and prices, and also reports so you know when to start queuing.

http://www.theatremo...yseatfinder.htm
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

I never pay top price for theatre anymore, always go for day seats/lottery/preview prices, so yes most theatres do it. This link might be useful for you: http://www.theatremo...yseatfinder.htm

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:04 PM

Oh god, full price? I'd cry if I had to pay £100 for just two shows! I spend no more than £25 on a ticket and see something every week, 9 times out of 10 from a great stalls seat. All shows (except around 5 of them) have brilliant seats at great prices - you just need to know where to look and how to get them. Day seats are my absolute favourite as I like being front row (which many of them are), and as others have said, Theatre Monkey really help in this respect. There's always an offer to be had on most shows giving a reasonable discount, some offer discounts if you are under 25 still, and I've even been known to haggle at the box office before (usually for premium seats at a much more cost effective price, around 10 minutes before curtain up). TKTs in Leicester Square are worth a visit, and sometimes you the theatres themselves set a few great seats at a great price too (Wicked for example, have some extremely brilliant 'restricted view' seats that aren't even restricted IMO for under £20 in the stalls). You just need to do your research - any help needed, just ask :)
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 10:54 PM

I started a Day Seating page on facebook that has a list of the different shows that do day seating (Will need to update it soon though!)

https://www.facebook...04002819641453/

Hope it helps! :)

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:00 PM

May I point out this new site: www.londondayseats.com
It's on a trial run at the moment and if you are on twitter use the hashtag #dayseats and you can check out updated information from the website's live feed.
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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

oooo Thank you all so much for this information, should have come here first! been paying full price for seats for a couple of years. Many Thanks, Caz

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:26 PM

My two problems are that I live in Hampshire, who would have to get up very, very early to get the earliest means of transport, and I am 6.2 feet tall and am uneasy about trying circle seats unless they are aisle ones

Any advice on discount tickets?
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:21 AM

On TheatreMonkey, it says to get the hours before the box offices open. Is it really that bad? We day queued a lot in 2009/10 when we were in our first year of university. We saw Wicked, Lion King, La Cage aux Folles, Chicago, Sister Act (twice!) among others *can't think now!* and we arrived at around 3pm every time for the evening performance and never had any problems ;s


Maybe it's gotten extremely bad in the last 3 years? xD
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

@ David J for advance discounts I find this a good site:

http://bargaintheatreland.com/




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