Theatre deals and discounts

Tickets aren’t cheap to see shows, but there are ways to save.

Looking for cheap deals and discounts for theatre tickets in the West End and elsewhere? I’ll post regular sales or decent offers here.

Don’t forget to read my guide to getting cheap theatre tickets and my cash hack to get seat upgrades!

The best Black Friday deals

Check out Andy’s picks of the best offers and discounts to save you even more money in the sales.

Flash promotions & sales

These offers are special deals that I’ve spotted

TodayTix: Black Friday sale from £15 per ticket

TodayTix tends to run sales throughout the year and the latest is offering tickets from £15 for Black Friday. There’s no end date published, but I’d expect it to be until late November, if not early December (though the actual performances can be after these dates).

Guardians of the Galaxy: £25 lottery & last minute tickets

Secret Cinema is amazing – but also ridiculously expensive. But each week you can enter a lottery via TodayTix to “win” access to reduced £25 tickets (rather than £100). There are also some last minute tickets that start at £30 depending on the date.

Theatre Tokens gift card discounts

There are occasionally discounts such as save 10% on Theatre Tokens – the official theatre gift card that’s valid at hundreds of locations nationwide and the TKTs Booth in the West End. I’ll add them here when I spot them.

Theatre Tokens: 50% off via O2

*This offer hasn’t run since August, though it’s not officially ended, so it’s worth keeping an eye out*

Most months O2 and Virgin Media customers can nab up to £80 of Theatre Tokens at half price via O2 Priority. You usually can buy either £80 or £40 of vouchers, though the most recent sale only offered £40 for £20.

Via the O2 Priority app you can claim a code which you enter into the checkout stage on the Theatre Tokens website. The vouchers have no expiraton date.

These tend to go very, very quickly so I’d set an alarm to get them as soon as the offer begins.

The promotion is meant to be on the first Monday of the month at 10am, but in May it ran on 23 May 2022 at 10am, and didn’t seem to run in June. However it was back on Monday 4 July, then mid August.

If you don’t already have O2 Priority or aren’t on O2 or Virgin Media, then this guide shows how anyone can get access for £10.

Annual sales and offers

These are offers that tend to come back each year, so keep an eye out.

Official London Theatre New Year sale 2022 (December to January)

Get Into London Theatre is a semi-regular offer which has some big shows with at least 20% off. Tickets are either £10, £20, £30 or £40, with no booking fees.

This year it returns on 6 December 2021, for performances in January and February.

Each year Mastercard customers get early access via Priceless.com. The 2022 pre-sale begins at 10am on 24 November 2022.

London Theatre Week

The website and app TodayTix is offering discounts at a decent number of West End shows over the next few months if you book between 22 August and 4 September 2022 11 September 2022 (extended by one week). Prices are either £15, £25, £35 or £45

The actual dates for these cheap tickets vary massively, but you can book for much of the autumn.

The offer will likely return in the spring too.

Kids Week 2022 (June to August)

Kids Week is back every summer, and tickets generally become available in early June for shows in August. Tickets went on sale 14 June 2022.

Usually you can get one free child’s ticket (and two more half-price) at a series of West End shows when you buy one full-paying adult ticket. It’s for shows throughout all of August, not just one week. A child is anyone 17 years old and under.

Tickets are limited with big shows like the Lion King and Matilda quickly selling out, but there are plenty of options. And keep an eye out as more seats might be released for those popular productions.

The only thing I’d say is the adult tickets are full price so you might be better off looking at other deals if more than one adult is attending.

Love Your Local Theatre 2-4-1 tickets offer (March)

Pick up a Lotto ticket or scratch card and you’ll be able to claim two for one tickets at regional theatre productions in March and April via the Love Your Local Theatre sale.

Enter your postcode to see which venues are participating near you. You can order up to 10 tickets (paying for half). You will need to bring proof of your Lotto ticket purchase to the production.

Tickets are limited and first come, first served.

4 thoughts on “Theatre deals and discounts

  1. What a great offer from O2 Priority on the Theatre Tokens! I’m going to set a reminder for Monday at 10am, thanks Andy! 🙂

  2. Great thanks for this info! Since I am new in London and to theatres, I am checking online info on discounts etc. Till now, I was able to book only half price tickets that too just once from a site called LSBO. But happy to find the Zeek site here along with info on kids week offer. Thanks a lot…!

    1. Be careful with Zeek for now. Transactions have been stopped as it’s in financial trouble though you shouldn’t be able to shop there for now.

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