Going to the theatre can be expensive. A ticket to see a play or musical in London’s West End will cost 21% more than before the pandemic, according to a research by The Stage.

The average ticket price has risen since 2019 from £116 to £140, with the average top price for a ticket for a play jumping up by 38% to £114.

Seeing a show doesn’t have to be a bank-breaking endeavour though. According to cheaptheatretickets.com there are many factors to consider if you want to get a cheap theatre ticket in London.

1-     The time: preview, off-peak and last-minute tickets are usually cheaper

2-    Rush seats: these are cheap tickets released on the day of a performance, or in some cases a week before. Many shows offer rush tickets, and also the National Theatre and Disney.

3-    Where you buy a ticket: always check when booking theatre tickets on the official website. But sometimes agents have access to discounts.

4-    Returns: they are a great way to grab a last-minute bargain. If tickets are returned before a show, they will be available to buy either online or in person at the box office.


Read more ways to get cheap tickets here.