Spotlight 17 August 2016

Cheap Theatre Tickets for Under-26s in London

17 August 2016

We know how expensive London can be and that’s why we rounded up 12 ways to get cheaper theatre tickets! Having seen performances of The Woman In Black, Cats, The 39-Steps, Guys and Dolls myself, the theatre really gives a performance like no other and that’s why you should defiantly nab a cheap ticket and go one evening this Summer!


  1. National Theatre Entry Pass gets you £5 ticket to every single show at the National Theatre as well as access to exclusive workshops and discounts at their cafes and in their book shops. You can also bring a plus one for only £7.50.
  2. Barbican FreeB offers FREE tickets if you’re under 26 to all sorts of creative arts like art, music, drama and film. So there’s no excuse to not go!
  3. RSC Key is a scheme for those wanting to see the Bard for less. You can get £5 tickets for shows in Stratford-upon-Avon and in London and if you see five you get a sixth one for free.
  4. The Open Air Theatre offers their BREEZE members £10 ticket deals on offer for special evenings, as well as selling preview tickets for the same price and giving you a discount at their bar and barbecue.
  5. The Young Vic offers £10 if you’re under 26 and they extend the offer to full time students too.
  6. On Monday’s at the Hampstead Theatre you can get £15 tickets if you’re under 26, a student or a jobseeker, or Tuesday to Saturday is £18. Even better is in their Downstairs space you can get tickets for just tenner!
  7. Masterclass is a charity that gives master classes, apprenticeships and other opportunities out to anyone from the ages of 14-30, they also have a range of ticket offers for members to use.
  8. Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a theatre education charity that aims to bring theatre to disadvantaged young people. They give two price deal schemes called- C145 for 15-18 year olds, with £5 tickets for a variety of shows and the WestEnd£10 runs for 19-23 year olds for tenners.
  9. Almeida Theatre offers under-30s for £18 every Monday for a run of any shows there, excluding the final week. The Islington Theatre also runs a Young Friends of the Almeida Scheme.
  10. Under-26s and students get £12 tickets for all Bush productions, which gp down £10 for previews and matinees. You also get 10% off at the bar as well as food and drink promotions.
  11. At the Kilburn Theatre you an get £10 tickets for yes, you guessed it under 26’s for a variety of shows, and it’s so easy to set up an account by using your date of birth and enter the promotional code on your booking.
  12. WhatsOnStage Theatre Club gives a great range of discounts across the West End and even a range of free tickets to Off-West End shows. With half price membership for under-26s with the promotional code UNDER26