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London Theater Tickets

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London Theater Tickets

I'm coming to London beginning of February and palnning on seeing some shows. Should wait and buy them in London? Is there a web site for discounted tickets? Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance for your asistance.

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1. Re: London Theater Tickets

Hi Ralferr

You only need to book in advance for the most popular shows.

Otherwise you get half price tickets at the TKTS booths in Leicester Square and Canary Wharf. Details at http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/tkts

More useful sites for info, seating plans and discounts are:

http://www.theatremonkey.co.uk/

http://www.theatrenet.co.uk/

http://www.lastminute.com/

As you can imagine, this topic has been covered hundreds of times before on the forum, so it might be worth taking a few minutes to look back over previous postings, using the search facility.

Have a great time in London!

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2. Re: London Theater Tickets

IME the ticket booth in Leicester Sq is overhyped, for two reasons;

1) You arent going to be able to get tickets for popular shows unless you are very very very lucky.

2 You can get some serious queues there, you might not even get the less popular show you queued for by the time you get to the end of the queue.

Its fine if you want to go and see 'a show', without caring what the show is. And for every person who will say they got tickets to see Les Mis for half price, there will probably be 100 who didnt get to see the show they really wanted to, or the seats they wanted.

If I was going to London and planning to see specific shows as part of my vacation, I'd be buying the tickets now. And even now, for popular shows, chances are they are sold out already unless you want to pay big bucks to an agency.

Let us know what the shows are, that at least gives a start of whether its worth you even thinking about the booth.