Are you up for a top West End show?
London’s West End theatres are spectacularly beautiful places, many built in the late 1800s and early 1900s with another flurry of building taking place in the 1930s. They’re lusciously decorated, gilded and tarted up, magical places to spend an evening spellbound by a top class drama, musical or comedy.
Because the West End’s theatres are almost all purpose built you’d imagine you’d get the same great views of the stage from every seat. But some seats are blocked by pillars and safety rails and others have tiny amounts of legroom, dreadfully uncomfortable for anyone over five foot eight. In others dress circle, grand circle and balcony seats feel a long way from the stage action and when the stage is high, some seats in the stalls can give you serious neck-ache! Then there are the boxes, many of which look great fun but come with oblique or obstructed views of the stage.
How do you get the best value seats with the best views?
How to pick the best theatre tickets for your money
Every good London theatre tickets website includes a seating plan, some clearer than others, some with written descriptions and others colour-coded. Seats are priced according to the stage view and levels of comfort, with expensive seats almost always the best in the house…but not always!
If you can’t immediately tell which seats will suit you best, you can call the box office of the venue in question and ask their advice. Or you can buy a copy of the Theatremonkey Guide to London’s West End by Steve Rich, which is packed with theatregoers’ reviews and seat ratings complete with detailed commentary about which are the best and worst seats in the house.
Then you can use our Get Me In discount codes to cut the cost of your big night out to the bone. Here’s what’s on offer right now:
- theatre tickets from just £16.50 ’til 28th Feb
- comedy tickets from £22 until 28th Feb
- or, if you’d rather enjoy live sport, you can get sporting event tickets from just £27.50 until February 28th