Five ways to still see theatre when you're skint
It's January, no one has any money. But that doesn't mean you have to wait until the next payday to go to the theatre
The leftover turkey has finally been eaten, the last drop of Baileys has been sucked out of the bottle and all your decorations have been taken down. It's time for you to admit, Christmas is officially over.
All you are left with is a bigger belly, a mince pie addiction and a hefty credit card bill. To top it all off, the thought of not being able to afford a trip to the theatre until March sends shivers down your spine.
But do not fear, your trusty friends at WhatsOnStage thought we'd put together a list of PHB (Post-Holiday-Blues) busting ways for you to get your theatre fix on a shoestring.
1. Barclays Front Row - £10 tickets at the Donmar Warehouse
Every Monday at 10am the lovely people at the Donmar release front row tickets for the wallet-saving sum of £10. Tickets do go very quickly, so make sure you are on the site at 10am on the dot. Tickets are for performances two weeks later and you can only book one pair per production. For more information and to sign up for alerts click here.
2. Travelex scheme - £12 tickets at the National Theatre
Through their long-running partnership with Travelex, the South Bank venue release 95,000 tickets every year for just £12. Last year's season included Children of the Sun, The Amen Corner, Liolà and Edward II. Full information on the 2014 season will be released at the end of the month so keep your eyes peeled on their website.
3. Get Into London Theatre - London's top shows from £10
From Billy Elliot to The Bodyguard, War Horse to Wicked, this annual scheme run by Society of London Theatre provides savings on over 50 top London shows until 13 February. Check out which shows are on offer and book your tickets at getintolondontheatre.co.uk.
4. Lastminute.com 48 hour sale - Huge savings on London theatre
Spamalot from £10 and From Here To Eternity from £20 are just some of the deals on offer in this sale that lasts until 10am on 8 January. Head over to lastminute.com and grab yourself a bargain before it's too late!
5. WhatsOnStage Theatre Club - Discount tickets, priority booking and a £20 theatre voucher
Here at WhatsOnStage we believe that theatre discounts are for life, not just for January. That's why if you join our club this month we will not only give you a £20 theatre voucher to spend through tickets.whatsonstage.com, but pay by direct debit and you'll also get membership for £30 instead of £40, a massive 25% saving! Head over to the Club page now to find out more and join.
Do you have any other PHB-defying ways of going to the theatre? Let us know in the comments below!