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Some of the best ways to save money at the theatre this winter

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As we approach the end of the year, the cold weather is setting in and one of the best nights out you can have (without the need for getting dressed up and freezing in queues for a club) is at the theatre.

Obviously, for some, the theatre can seem out of reach financially but fear not; we’ve popped together a selection of the best offers on at the moment that you can take advantage of.

TodayTix

This nifty app gives you a huge variety of offers and discounted tickets starting from just £13. It shows all the best on West End and off West End shows available in your area.

Lotteries are also available on high demand shows such as Lazarus, The Entertainer, Kinky Boots and more. Not only that, but the app can give you notifications when certain tickets become available and when ‘Rush’ tickets are on offer (‘Rush’ tickets give you a discount on some shows; this is currently available on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

TodayTix also offer a referral programme - you give your code to a friend or family member and once they’ve made a purchase they get £10 off and you get £10 for yourself to spend on any show. Told you it was nifty.

TodayTix can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and on Android.

Travelex at The National Theatre

The National Theatre are always gracing us with brilliant seats at low costs, but if you find that a particular show is out of your budget you may want to check if it’s a part of the Travelex season. Each year a number of their productions will be included in the season and once you’ve signed up you’re entitled to tickets for just £15. The 2016 season is coming to an end but you can still grab tickets for Amadeus and once you’ve signed up your entitlement can continue into the new year.

Find out more about signing up here.

Lotteries

Some shows are currently offering discounts via a lottery draw. The Book of Mormon offers £20 stalls seats for each performance if you pop into the Prince of Wales Theatre Box Office. The highly in demand Harry Potter and the Cursed Child also runs a program called The Friday Forty. They release forty tickets each Friday at a discounted price.

More information on The Book of Mormon lottery can be found here, and more information on ‘The Friday Forty’ can be found here.

Stand at The Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe offers us beautiful classic theatre, and if you pop along and stand as a ‘groundling’ you can get tickets for just £5. It may sound slightly daunting to have to stand for that length of time, but it adds to the traditional nature of the theatre and with the high quality of theatre they have on offer, you can’t really complain at that price!

More information about what’s on at The Globe can be found here.

Don’t just go to the West End!

Or any of the big theatres in your city for that matter! The quality of the production isn’t always based on the size of the theatre. Have a look at what’s on in some pub theatres such as the Etcetera Theatre, or theatre’s that only showcase new work such as The New Diorama Theatre.

If you don’t live in London don’t just pop to your local big theatre that’s showing the latest tour - look at the smaller theatre’s in your area. For example, Manchester offers great theatre at The Royal Exchange and The Contact Theatre.

There's also a great theatre guide website which showcases what’s on everywhere from Liverpool to Birmingham. It’s still a work-in-progress but they are adding cities all the time!

Visit http://www.liverpooltheatres.com/ for information on what’s on in Liverpool - other cities are listed at the bottom of the page.




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