How to buy and compare UK theatre tickets

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Theatre productions in the UK are still very popular and tickets for the shows sell out very quickly for many of the larger ones. There are theatres all over the UK, both small and large, that put on events virtually every day. These range from comedy (including stand up and sketches by famous comedians), opera, ballet, musicals and other plays, such as Christmas stories. Some are aimed at children, some at families and others towards a more adult market, so there is something suited to everyone.

You can buy theatre tickets online or at the box office. It is easier and quicker to do it via the first option, as you don't even need to leave your home. This offers greater convenience and flexibility to consumers. All you need to complete your transaction is Internet access via a computer or mobile device and a credit or debit card. Most websites will talk you through the process and help you with any queries you may have.

Cheaper deals are often also found online, as it makes it easier for their businesses to run with little costs, due to not being in a box office and have lots of printing expenses. Many retailers now offer a self printing service where you can print off your own tickets at home with a special unique code integrated on them. Others can post them to you but an extra charge may incur, so be aware of these. A booking fee commission is often applied on top of the ticket prices, so you may have to pay extra than originally thought. Great group discounts are often available though, so it is well worth considering going to the event with family or friends to save even more money. Special deals during sale or festival periods are also very common, even up to 90% off.

You can compare tickets UK by using a search engine to find various different online retailers. This allows you to search for the show that you want to book for and find out which offers tickets at which price, and who charges more for booking fees or postage costs for example. It is great at saving you extra money, as you can choose which company you purchase from.

For popular shows or dates in particular, such as at Christmas, tickets may sell out quicker than usual. It is important to ensure you book as soon as you can after they are released to the public to secure the date and show that you want. If you are too slow then you may miss out on the best seats within the venue or miss out completely, so it is worth being prepared.

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