The best way to get free theatre tickets!
By Kelly Henderson (follow Kelly on Twitter @kellythekiwi)
One of my favourite things about London is the huge choice of theatre and live performances that I could potentially go to – there’s something really exciting about getting all dressed up and heading to see a live show. What I don’t like so much is the cost of a ticket. That’s why I have decided to become a member of My Box Office.
#1 What is My Box Office?
The idea for My Box Office came from the practice of paying professional actors to attend special performances, previews or press nights to ensure houses are as full as possible. It gives members the chance to attend new West End shows, one-off concerts, comedy gigs (and much more) for a highly discounted price or in many cases for free.
Word of mouth, especially in the age of social media, is probably the most effective form of advertising. Similar to the Showfilmfirst, My Box Office is given tickets to promote new shows by talking about them to their friends, family and workmates. Don’t expect to see already established West End musicals such as The Lion King, Les Miserables or Wicked, but if you’re a bit adventurous and keen to go and see something new then sign up for My Box Office.
#2 How do I become a member of My Box Office?
You can register online here.
#3 How do I get hold of these free tickets?
Once you are a member, they will keep you updated on all their special offers and highly discounted tickets for events and shows throughout the UK.
When you joined up, you would have been asked to provide as much information as possible so that they can tailor shows to suit you.
#4 What are the rules of My Box Office?
- Be discreet! Do not tell anyone at the venue, or on social media that you have free tickets. You must pick up your tickets from the Box Office at least 30 minutes before the show starts. When you get your tickets, you are not allowed to argue with the staff about the seats that you have been given.
- Turn up to the event! My Box Office relies on their members being reliable and turning up to all the events that they have tickets for. If you absolutely cannot go then you must let them know as soon as possible.
- Buy a programme or a drink from the bar. You must not bring in your own food or drink so show your support for the venue and the production by making these purchases.Cheer
If you would like any more information have a look at the website and get in touch with the people in the know. I’m now waiting for my membership invitation and am looking forward to seeing some great shows – even before the critics do!
If you love the theatre and cheap theatre tickets then take a look at our post on Cheap Theatre in London.