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Kids Week - London theatre

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1969Sarah Thu 30-May-13 17:28:14

Has anyone utilised kids week in previous years? I understand tickets go on sale 18 June and the period for free kids tickets is whole of August. What I'd like to know is how to find out which dates of the desired show have discounted kids week tickets? Or is it all performances of the listed shows?

I want to be ready with a 1st & 2nd choice at least before tickets are released!

stickortwist Thu 30-May-13 17:30:27

Marking my place. Id like yo know too

1969Sarah Thu 30-May-13 17:37:32

Just found a section called Culture Vultures on MN which seems to be about theatre. Should I re-post this or is there a way to get it moved to correct place?

Nerfmother Thu 30-May-13 17:49:45

I had flexible dates and shows. The ones with activities attached go first. You just have to decide what to try first and be ready to sit on your computer for ages. Btw I think the tickets are put earlier than 18 June.

1969Sarah Thu 30-May-13 18:05:14

But how do you know before the "on sale day" which dates have activities etc and which performances have kids week tickets? So I can see which dates we can make.

What date did you think they went on sale please?

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 30-May-13 18:10:41

It's all put out onto the kidsweek website prior to thexobsake date.

We've been for the last 3 years but have missed out on activities a couple of times.

When the tickets go on sake it's a mad dash at 10am for the popular shows. Last year we went to see Matilda (sold out in 8 mins) & Les Mis with workshop. The year before Rsikwsy Children with backstage tour and Mamma Mia (we tried for Les Mis but couldn't get them as it was the year Alfie Boe was in the show ). The year before that Wicked.

LIZS Thu 30-May-13 18:10:49

Done it a couple of times. They release tickets in batches , not all shows and/or all performances at the same time. There is a list of participating shows and you have to go into each one which then lists the performances and ticket prices available.

1969Sarah Thu 30-May-13 18:19:09

Thank all.I know the show I want & would love a linked activity if possible if there is one. Just need to know dates so I can work out which dates we can make it :-)

I will just keep checking the kids week website then.

LIZS Thu 30-May-13 18:22:17

you can register to be notified

1969Sarah Thu 30-May-13 18:30:55

Have registered for the e mail newsletter at London Theatre Guide & liked the kids week page on FB. Can't see any other way to register? Sorry if I am being really dizzy here:-)

LIZS Thu 30-May-13 18:35:00

It's the London Theatre one

Nerfmother Thu 30-May-13 19:34:34

You can't find out what dates are available until they go on sale iirc.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 30-May-13 21:07:34

You can Neefmother as they appear on the Tickemaster website before they go onsale. Also activity dates are published.

Nerfmother Thu 30-May-13 22:06:54

Oh okay, that's different to how I remembered it; much easier. grin

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 30-May-13 22:33:31

Last year I made a list of first & 2nd choice dates and activities and dates and was ready to go at 10am.

That reminds me. My pc is really really flow at the moment. I need to do something about that ready for next month.

1969Sarah Thu 30-May-13 23:26:11

Ticketmaster - ok thanks picturesinthefirelight I will look on there. Is it days, hours or minutes before 10am on "sale" day I should be able to see the info on Ticketmaster?!

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 30-May-13 23:48:06

I think I looked on there the day before but the buy now button wasn't there.

Picturesinthefirelight Thu 30-May-13 23:48:42

But register on the Facebook group and for emails and you'll be sent updates and links over the next few weeks.

1969Sarah Fri 31-May-13 09:30:21

Thank you very much.

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