If you love your musicals (think Technicoloured, Les Mis or Cats!) then read our guide to find out how you source tickets that you either book online, or pick up, to get the best seats on the days you want to go.
There are few better nights out than going to see a spectacular musical. With shows across the UK that will entertain the whole family you can always find a musical near you that you can enjoy. Reserve tickets online now to guarantee you get the best view possible and possibly take advantage of some attractive online offers, such as discounts and the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public.
It's a world apart from buying the DVD to go home to the comfort of your armchair!
By using a range of websites that are tailored to ticket hunting you can usually find what you're looking for pretty quickly - even when it's called a 'sell out'. Using lifestyle.co.uk you can find a range of sites and articles on how to find those elusive tickets for a range of musicals across the UK.
We always recommend you look at a number of reviews before you buy, meaning you can book tickets online in the knowledge your money is well spent. Don't forget that there are also sites dedicated to a range of amateur dramatic productions.
There are hundreds of excellent theatres spanning the length and breadth of the UK, so don't always go for the places you know because it's easy.
With so many great musicals you can choose from, it can be difficult to find one you know you’re going to really enjoy. There are a hole host of review sites on the web that can provide impartial opinions of the newest musicals to hit both stage and screen. You can also find detailed information on all of your favourite stars including biographies and details of upcoming roles in the IMDB database (see IMDB.org).
Don't forget that reviews are designed to help you decide based on things like the quality of performances, the lighting, stage sets and of course the actors and actresses. Everyone's a critic has never been truer, so remember to read a few before making your mind up for sure.
By booking online you will save time, hassle and maybe even some money. Stick to either the venues own website or a well known ticket site like Ticketmaster or stubhub if you can. Buying from Gumtree.com or ebay.co.uk is fraught with danger if you don't know what the tickets look like to check and verify they are real.
Online booking makes complete sense for everyone. Without the overheads like an office, multiple staff and rates, booking company sites are able to pass on some of the savings - or at very least not add more costs to the face value of the ticket.