Everything you need to know about buying theatre tickets

What is a day seat and how do you get one? Which theatres have the best accessibility?

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As the UK's leading source of theatre-related news, features and more, we are often asked the same questions about attending a show. Below we round up the five most asked questions and point you towards where you can find out more.

1. Where is the best place to get cheap tickets?

With tickets to see some shows costing more than a mini-break to the Costa del Sol it's understandable that this is our most asked questions. In this article, we round up the best options for getting the best price. From day seats to ticket lotteries, membership schemes to shopping around – before you buy a ticket, give this a read.

2. What are previews?

Ever bought a ticket to the opening night, chuffed that you're going to be the first to see the hot new West End show, only to find out your mate is seeing the show two weeks before you? Here we try to dissect the often confusing nature of previews.

3. I have accessibility issues, which shows cater for me?

For some people, booking tickets is the easy part, but actually getting into the theatre and being able to actually enjoy the show is when they come up against the odds. If you need extra assistance getting into a venue or watching the show, whether that's captioned performances or wheelchair access, then check out our theatre accessibility article here.

4. What are relaxed performances?

If you or your companion have needs that mean you would benefit from a less formal occasion, then our guide to relaxed performances might help.

5. Where's the best place to eat and drink before the show?

There's not much better than a night at theatre, apart from a night at the theatre with dinner and drinks beforehand. Check out our favourite theatre bars in the capital.