SEATCHOICE FIND SAVINGS OF UP TO 60% ON CHRISTMAS THEATRE TICKETS SeatChoice.com gives top money saving tips for festive theatre goers. London, UK, December 12, 2011 -- Theatre and gig tickets make a great Christmas gift for friends and family but shopping around before you buy can save you money says SeatChoice.com. For example, one of the hottest tickets in the West End right now is 'Rock of Ages' starring Justin Lee Collins and Shayne Ward. Tickets can cost from £20.00 each to £57.50 depending on where you sit but booking fees can also add between £4.00 and £14.00 to the cost of your seat depending on the ticket agent. SeatChoice.com founder Robert Iles gives some top tips on how to get some great theatre and gig ticket deals this Christmas and avoid falling prey to the fake ticket websites. Tip One - Shop around! Whether you're buying car insurance or theatre tickets it pays to compare suppliers. Different ticket agents charge different prices and have different booking and handling fees all of which combine to make the total cost of your seats. When you search for tickets with SeatChoice.com the results show you the face value of the tickets available from the different ticket suppliers and the total price you'll pay including fees so it makes it really easy to compare availability on different dates and buy tickets from the supplier with the best deal. For example, running a search on SeatChoice.com for tickets to Chicago on Monday 16th of January 2012 revealed that you could pay between £26.00 and £66.00 for tickets. However, one ticket supplier is offering the £66.00 tickets for just £38.49 each including booking fees making a total of £76.98 for two tickets and an overall saving of £55.02. Tip Two - Avoid the con-men Unfortunately there's a serious problem of criminals setting up fake ticket websites, taking your money for tickets they don't have and then disappearing with the cash never to be seen again. The websites are often very professional looking and may even have glowing testimonials from existing customers which are of course completely made up. Search for 'Discount Theatre Tickets UK' using Google and you'll get nearly 60 million results so where do you start? It's extremely difficult to spot a fake ticket website so stick with the
names you know and trust. SeatChoice.com only deals with legitimate ticket agents which means when you find your theatre or gig seats through Seatchoice.com you can be sure of receiving the tickets you buy at the price you see. Tip Three - Tuesday night is the new Saturday night! Go earlier in the week. Most shows discount tickets earlier in the week when sales are harder to find. Even for very popular shows it’s worth searching for deals on Monday and Tuesday nights as you're far more likely to find discounted tickets available than you will for Friday and Saturday nights. Tip Four - Be flexible! Sometimes great discounts are offered on a "best available" basis. This means you may not know your seat numbers before you arrive at the theatre but the staff will seat you in the best seats that are not sold at full price. They can sometimes be pretty good seats too. Tip Five - Go a little higher! If you are on a really tight budget try for seats in the balcony and upper circle. The best seats in the theatre sell out first which often means that theatres struggle to sell the cheaper seats which are higher up or have a restricted view. If you don't mind sitting a bit further from the stage, and are really watching every penny, you can often find great discounts for these seats. For example Wicked, has seats at the back of the circle for just £15.00 each or £38.00 for two with booking fees. Tip Six - Add a meal! If you were thinking of getting a bite to eat after the show a 'meal deal' ticket may be just what you need. For example, at the moment you can get tickets with a face value of £39.99 to see Blood Brothers together with a 2 course meal at Spaghetti House, Leicester Square for just £32.99 per person. Bargain! SeatChoice.com founder Robert Iles said: “If you're a savvy shopper buying theatre tickets this Christmas could cost much less than you think. You can get tickets to top shows like Wicked for under £20.00 each if you know where to look and some ticket suppliers are discounting other shows like Chicago and We Will Rock You by nearly 50%. The problem for consumers is to know where to go for the best deals so thankfully SeatChoice.com does all of the detective work for them.” SeatChoice.com helps customers to find, compare and buy theatre, gig and event tickets across the UK. Visitors to the site can search for specific productions and gigs if they know exactly what tickets they want or browse types of shows and events before checking ticket availability
and pricing. Useful charts showing hot tickets, new tickets, show openings and closings and a minimum/maximum price table all help theatre and gig goers to get tickets for the show they want to see at the very best deal. Using SeatChoice.com to buy theatre, concert and event tickets will save you time and money. -EndsFor further information please contact: Jason at MAW Communications on 07824 818242 Gordon at MAW Communications on 01603 505845 If you would like to link to our website please use http://www.seatchoice.com. Notes to editors: Ticket searches were carried out on the 7th of November 2011 searching for tickets on the 16th of January 2012 using SeatChoice.com. Covering all genres and the whole of the UK, SeatChoice.com provides links to tickets, meal deals and theatre breaks from a wide range of reputable suppliers. In addition to providing links, SeatChoice.com conducts real-time searches of price and availability for many shows. Over thirteen million theatre tickets are sold each year in London alone with increasing numbers of people choosing to buy online. However, using search engines often returns overwhelming and confusing results. SeatChoice.com conducts real-time searches of theatre box offices and over 20 ticket outlets including leading ticket agents such as Encore, Ticketmaster and Keith Prowse as well as specialist theatre break agents and secondary ticket suppliers such as Seatwave, Getmein and Viagogo. SeatChoice.com displays the ticket face value, the available discount, any applicable booking fees and the total cost of the tickets for each ticket supplier as well as displaying which suppliers don't have tickets for that performance.