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Getting Cheap and Discount Priced Tickets
Avoiding Booking Fees, Half Price Ticket Booth TKTS, Getting the best seats over the telephone,  Previews, ShowPairs, Groups, Local Coach Trips,, Become a teacher, Restricted View Seats


Getting that SOLD OUT ticket
Be first in the Know, Be first in the line, Beat the 'Line Busy' tone, Mailing lists, Ask for the least, Crusaid, Pay for the VIP treatment, Scale the peaks, Extra Performances, STAR Agencies, Local Coach Trips, Overseas Agents, Packages, Boxes and Restricted Views, Try the Returns line, Hang around, Online Auctions


Avoiding Touts and Scalpers
STAR Agencies, Spotting Legitimate Shops, Thoughts on Online Auctions
also see the good ticket outlet walking trail too!


Making your visit FUN
Car Parking, Integrated Tickets, Read the play, Help the Box Office Clerk, That Single Ticket Online, Ticket Insurance, Pay for the VIP treatment, Guarantee Your Favourite Star Will actually perform that night, Entering the theatre, Leaving the Theatre, Souvenirs, Cast Recordings and Programmes, Coats, Order your interval drink in advance, Opera Glasses, Other Interval Tips, Children, Remember the slump, Watch the Background, Annoy the Actors, Start a "spontaneous" standing ovation, See a final matinee, Impersonate a Star / Critic, Attend an Opening Night, Invest in the show, Stage Door Autographs, Special Access Services, Backstage Tours, Young Single and Sociable?, Gift Vouchers


When things go wrong
General Complaints about London Theatre and Tickets, I cannot use my ticket, Forgot my ticket, Someone in my seat, A Featured Actor is Not Appearing, Cancelled Performance, Arrived Late, Too Loud, Getting ill during the show, Negligence and Theft, General Moans, The complaint chain for problems with tickets


Notes for First Time and Overseas Visitors
Help the Box Office Clerk, Accepted Credit and Debit Cards - and getting them accepted, Ticket Insurance, Dress at the theatre, Tipping, Taking Photographs and Recordings, Other Noise, Sound, That Ringing Bell, Applause, Car Parking, English Theatre terms translated and explained, Programmes, Opera Glasses, Read the play, Foreign Language Assistance, Gift Vouchers, Lighting in Fringe Venues

A Guide to Audience Behaviour
A lighthearted guide to your less welcome fellow audience members, including:
, Actor Switch Off, Long run Blues, Pits of a Pit Orchestra, Desk Jockey traumas and reader suggestions like those who are too cool to read the signs, and those who arrive early and block the rows!

For the larger Theatregoer
A few tips that might help locate suitable seats...and avoid an uncomfortable night out

Theatremonkey Bookshelf
Find out more about books, CDs and DVDs the monkey has enjoyed.

Star Signs
A list of West End cast members who have willingly signed autographs...or not!


The Theatremonkey TOP FIVE Charts
Top Plays Currently Running, Top Musicals Currently Running, Theatremonkey Readers Top Five. 



Terms Used in Theatremonkey Pages
Words defined include: Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle, Balcony, Gallery, House Seats, Matinee, Programme, Souvenir Brochure, Usher/ette, Touts, House, Rake, Prices, Auditorium Comfort, Average Comfort, Auditorium View, Proscenium, Outside the proscenium arch, Bars and Refreshments, Air conditioning, Toilets and Restrooms


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