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Ticket Agency and Other Useful Theatre Links

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Theatre Ticket Agencies.

Before booking with a London based theatre ticket agency, check that they are genuine by consulting the Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers S.T.A.R. website.

Genuine outlets include:

www.atgtickets.com Ambassador Theatre chain's site. They also act as ticket agents for many other West End shows, with low booking fees too. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.lovetheatre.com, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) - This company runs the theatremonkey ticketshop. Book online and save time. Free membership and many special offers, also hard to get tickets at short notice. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

Encore Tickets telephone 0207 400 1253 (0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom). Encore Theatre Ticket Agency site - noted for "meal and show" deals as well as ticket offers. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.ticketmaster.co.uk Ticketmaster Agency Ltd booking site.

www.seetickets.com General ticket agency.

Todaytix.com is app-based, offering a wide selection of theatre tickets, often discounted, up to 30 days ahead. They also handle "day seat" sales, either "rush" (first-come, first served) or lottery basis for a range of West End shows.

Theatreticketsdirect.co.uk. - Online Booking of Discounted Theatre Tickets for London Theatre. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

Shows In London or telephone 0203 5670 637. MDQ Tickets Website. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

Tickettree.com for great value "hotel and theatre ticket" packages. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

Londontheatredirect.com London Theatre direct Ticket Agency site - has "meal and show" deals as well as ticket offers. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.ticketsource.co.uk TicketSource lets event organisers create, promote, manage and sell tickets to their events, all for free. A small fee is charged to the customer when buying tickets.

www.yplanapp.com YPlan. Where technically possible, they sell live from the venue’s ticketing system, so offer a choice of seat prices and locations and stay on sale right up to performance time (with some shows offering Day Rates on our app). We also offer customers the ability pick their seat from an interactive seat map, both on our website  and on our iOS and Android apps. Registered users can book tickets in just a few taps, and get an e-ticket which can be exchanged for a traditional ticket at the venue. The Lion King now admit customers on our printed e-ticket, and other shows allow entry by scan of our in-app barcode, so no trees are harmed in the ticketing of their show!

www.albemarle-london.com Albemarle Agency Website. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.fromtheboxoffice.com Ingresso Ticket Agency Website.

www.groupline.com Group Line Agency booking site for parties of 10+. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.londontheatrebookings.com Incorporating Rakes Ticket Agency, and their discount site. This company also deal in group bookings of 10+ people too. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.lsbo.co.uk Leicester Square Box Office Ticket Agency website. This is NOT the Official Half Price Box Office. It is a S.T.A.R. member agency with a similar name! NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.ticketweb.co.uk Ticket Web Agency website. A division of Ticketmaster which also sell on behalf of the Society Of London Theatres website. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

www.lastminute.com discount and last minute theatre tickets for shows at London Theatres. Encore Ticket Agency provides the actual tickets.

www.theticketfactory.com A small selection of tickets for some theatre, pop concerts at the O2 Centre and other arena events.

www.eventim.co.uk - part of a European Ticketing conglomerate. Seats for theatre and concert events, with a nifty "select your seat" facility available for many performances, even 'arena' events.

www.seatlive.com. NO WEMBLEY / HAMMERSMITH / ALBERT HALL / O2 ARENA POP CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD BY THIS COMPANY.

 

Websites for those with particular access requirements

www.theatre-access.co.uk The website for Disabled Theatre visitor information

www.artsline.org.uk offers Disabled Theatre visitor information researched from recent site visits, and also offers access information on other London tourist attractions too.

access@artsline.org.uk Email address for Disabled Visitor Information

www.vocaleyes.co.uk  The website of the audio description service available for some shows.

www.stagetext.org STAGETEXT. A charity which works with over 80 theatres around the UK providing access to productions for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people through captioning (similar to television subtitles).

enquiries@solttma.co.uk  Email address for the Disabled Audience Project 

www.disabilitytravel.com organises holidays catering for special requirements.

www.accessibletravel.co.uk A unique directory of accessible leisure pursuits, holidays and travel, transport, mobility products, and daily living services for disabled people, their families and friends. Featuring London Theatre breaks for those needing particular adapted facilities.

www.shapearts.org.uk Charity "Shape Arts" is dedicated to helping elderly and disabled theatregoers attend events. They offer a service to help those either physically unable to attend alone, or who simply would like someone along with them for company. 

These "companions" are all volunteers and the charity always needs more of them. As a volunteer, all expenses are paid - ticket, petrol, parking and congestion charges are all met AND you get to meet interesting new people too.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit www.shapearts.org.uk/ticketscheme.htm for more information. 

http://www.chect.org.uk/  Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, fighting Retinoblastoma. This disease causes blindness - learn how to spot the signs by visiting this site, and supporting the charity.

 

Official London Theatre Organisations

OfficialLondonTheatre.com: Get the scoop on the Olivier Awards with Mastercard and West End LIVE before anyone else. Buy tickets to top London shows either online or in person at the TKTS booth. Get great discounts with the New Year Sale and Kids Week promotions. And do it all with confidence because they are run by not-for-profit organisation, Society of London Theatre where all profits go back into the industry.

OfficialLondonTheatre.com/TKTS Visit the TKTS booth in the heart of Leicester Square for last minute and discount theatre tickets. Open 7 days a week, you can buy theatre tickets IN PERSON ONLY for performances today, tomorrow and the next day. Check what’s on sale and prices before you queue on the website.

Society of Ticket Agents & Retailers: S.T.A.R. website. Check that your London ticket agency is registered before booking.

 

Theatre News and Reviews

www.stagefaves.com Stage Faves is the UK’s only social media directory dedicated to musical theatre. It provides full Twitter listings for West End musicals casts, and collects all relevant social media feeds for shows and performers.

www.thestage.co.uk The website of 'The Stage', the newspaper of the British theatre industry.

www.whatsonstage.com The UK's leading performing arts website

www.londontheatre.co.uk for news stories West End and Fringe.

www.theatreguidelondon.co.uk An independent review site run by professional critics.

www.thepublicreviews.com The only dedicated non professional theatre review website. Reviewing shows in the UK and New York.

www.monkeymatterstheatre.com London reviews, mostly fringe, some West End, by a dedicated amateur.

www.culturewars.org.uk A forum for intelligent reviewing, both professional and amateur, with a focus on clarity, insight, and well-argued judgement.

www.broadwayabridged.com. Deadly sharp re-written versions of Broadway shows. 

www.londontheatrereview.com A fresh look at the London theatre scene from the best new writers

www.musicOMH.com Arts reviews by professionals.

http://westendwhingers.wordpress.com/ "West End Whingers" - about the best West End Theatregoers blog in the web, feels the monkey.

http://breakalegreviewblog.wordpress.com Regional theatre / concerts / gigs / events reviewed.

"Hoverfly: a life on the edge of the seat" at facebook.com/HoveringLife, twitter.com/hoveringlife or https://plus.google.com/103720238167228257499/posts reviews ballet and dance from the specific perspective of one seeking cheap seats, commenting on both the productions and what she thinks of where she sat for them. The blog covers the ROH, Linbury Studio and London Coliseum, among many others.

http://oneminutetheatrereviews.co.uk One Minute Theatre Reviews started as a You Tube channel and is now also a website which carries both the videos and written versions. I regularly review London and regional shows. Despite the title, I consistently fail to keep my reviews within one minute.

www.terripaddock.com Bringing you theatre connections and comment.

www.stagefaves.com Stage Faves is the UK’s only social media directory dedicated to musical theatre. It provides full Twitter listings for West End musicals casts, and collects all relevant social media feeds for shows and performers.

www.mytheatremates.com  Co-founded by Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock. In addition to hosting the Also Recognised Awards, it collates the best content from our individual websites and social channels – and additional content from other independent theatre voices.

http://www.theatreboard.co.uk Formerly the Whatsonstage.com Message Board, now a "stand alone" board - best in London!

 

 

Theatre Merchandise

www.dresscircle.com THE shop for musical show soundtracks, Sweatshirts, mugs and other souvenirs.

www.theatregifttokens.com  Tokens for London and Local theatre, theatre breaks vouchers and theatre and meal vouchers.

www.therecordalbum.com A fascinating outlet for Vinyl LP lovers - with around 500 UK and American original cast albums.

www.theatreprogrammes.co.uk London West End and Fringe programmes, 1949 onwards, for sale. 

www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk The site of Samuel French, THE theatre bookshop.

www.chrismorgan.topcities.com Artist offering his own drawings of well known actresses and comedians for sale.  

www.broadwaybest.com.au Australian company specialising in  musical theatre recordings, sheet music and DVD's. 

London Souvenirs and Gifts - "Fancy That of London" available online or in their London stores.

London Souvenirs For London gifts and souvenirs online.

www.flarerecordslondon.com - Flare Records. Some great rare cast recordings and other unusual albums re-released.

http://www.danceenterprise.co.uk Manufacturers of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Ballroom dance shoes and also supply legwarmers and dance tights.

www.makingrecords.co.uk Specialise in Musical Theatre recordings. Special products and latest news on their site, CDs available via www.dresscircle.com.

www.theatrememorabilia.co.uk Second-hand programmes and other theatre items.

 

Theatre Skills and Specialisms

getintotheatre.org for young people seeing advice on ALL possible jobs in theatre.

www.thecircusspace.co.uk We aim to enable the creation of a breadth of excellent and innovative circus in Britain. Our showcase event is our annual festival of new work in April. Courses in circus skills like Clowning are also offered to the public. 

www.performingarts-auditionguide.com Author Jennifer Reischel's official website. Jennifer is author of
"So You Want to Tread The Boards," the invaluable guide for aspiring performers.

www.openauditions.uk. A free one-stop audition information service. Just enter your email address to gain instant access to current castings, open to all performers, whether represented or not.

soundiron.com/collections/drums-percussion/products/rhythmic-odyssey. Rhythmic Odyssey is a flexible and highly-customizable loop-based virtual percussion instrument for Kontakt Player and a huge open-format modular loop library for use with any software or hardware you wish. This deep and stylistically expansive collection focuses on dynamic live tuned and untuned percussion performances by British instrumentalist and media composer David Oliver.

https://fireinsidemusic.com/piano-keyboard/ A place where you can find free learning lessons and instructions for piano/keyboard beginners. Help people made a good decision when buying pianos and keyboards by sharing guides and reviews.

www.richmond.ac.uk Study a BA in Performance and Theatre Arts at Richmond University and receive practical acting experience as well as all-inclusive theatre theory.

www.londonarrangements.com As specialists in the production of professional music backing tracks, ranging from stage and screen, swing and jazz, to classical and easy listening genres, you can browse our online catalogue where you can listen to clips of all our mp3 backing tracks before then ordering your track in any key you require, at no extra charge. We also offer a production service of bespoke backing tracks, piano rehearsal tracks and piano/vocal sheet music transcriptions.

www.howtodotheatre.com Dedicated to creating content to help theatre makers better learn the craft.

www.saima-duhare.strikingly.com Palladini Productions is an Independent company hosting theatre, television and events for public and private sectors.

https://www.mtxengineering.co.uk MTX Electrical & Engineering. MTX are a manufacturer and supplier of electrical and engineering products for theatre and stage, including lighting equipment and audio equipment.

www.londontheatrevisits.com Patsy Trench's London Theatre Visits. A personal and bespoke London theatre tour service.

www.waitingforthecall.co.uk Creating and curating the best content on the web for Actors.

www.londondance.com For people who watch, perform or promote dance in London. 

www.finalcreation.co.uk Final Creation - Prop Makers and Model Makers.

www.creatingtheimpossible.co.uk For over 30 years Creating The Impossible have offered a range of bespoke scenery and props for the theatre, television and film industries. working alongside clients such as The BBC, Country Living Magazine and Thames TV. In conjunction with this we devise and build all manner of magical paraphernalia and stage illusions for professional magicians, whilst offering magic consultancy services for many other shows and events.

www.westendevents.co.uk Specialise in creating theatrical dinner events for corporate groups.

https://www.gopak.co.uk/products/ultralight/stage_planner/ Portable Stages.

www.pgstage.co.uk PG Stage provide stage and Theatre lighting services across the UK and the world. Providing a full service covering design, supply installation and maintenance.

www.permabloom.co.uk Suppliers of a large range of artificial flowers for many theatres in the UK.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Express-Supplies?_rdc=1 Express Supplies: Boiler Suits, Workwear, Table linen, Sheets, Duvet Covers, Napkins and Chefs Wear. On a weekly basis we sell to theatre companies and film crews.

www.dramaclasses.biz A directory of UK Drama schools for children and adults. We offer advise on on all aspects of the performing arts and list over a 1000 schools nationwide.

www.onestopshowshop.com Have goods or services to hire out to performance groups? Struggling to find what you need for your production? We are now here to help you!

www.janenightwork.com a theatre company set up as an association of seasoned artists and newcomers who combine to perform pleasurable texts neglected by both commercial and ‘avant-garde’ theatre.

http://www.annafiorentini.com/drama/ The Anna Fiorentini Drama, Theatre and Film School runs dancing, singing,acting, design and film classes with professionals from theatre, film and television for children and young people from underprivileged backgrounds.

www.the-lambs.org The Lambs, Inc., is America's first professional theatrical club. It originated in London in 1868, then in the US in 1874.

www.artistsonthenet.com Directory of people who have theatre skills.

www.actors-inc.co.uk A site for actors, run by actors.

www.mediavolt.co.uk Media community site offering Auditions and Jobs for Models, Actors, Musicians and TV/Film production crew.

www.plays4theatre.com New Theatre Publications is run by playwrights, for playwrights, but also for theatre groups. Our catalogues of more than 300 one act and full length plays, pantos, musicals and youth plays are available in paper and electronic formats.

www.theatremusic.org The site offers downloads of new musicals (scripts, sheet music and recordings) which may be used for free by amateur groups.

AM Entertainments of Essex. DJ-AL, The sound Choice for your Personal DJ. Your Party, Your Choice. Music for Every Generation. Email AMentertainments.essex(insert @ symbol here)gmail.com.

 www.edward-alderton.ukf.net Edward Alderton Theatre, Bexleyheath

www.dmd-lighting.co.uk The website of freelance theatre technician David Digby. Articles include help notes on the operation of some popular lighting boards: SoftCUE, ETC Expression 3, Strand 550 and Zero 88 Fat Frog. 

www.vomasterclass.co.uk One of U.K. Channel 4's longest serving announcers invites you to try a free voice lesson in continuity announcing online (MUCH harder than it looks!) and find out more about the voice-over training workshops that he runs.

http://www.danceenterprise.co.uk Manufacturers of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Ballroom dance shoes and also supply legwarmers and dance tights.

The Mandy Network (formerly "Stage Jobs Pro") is an online directory of UK theatre professionals holding the CVs of several thousand professionals working in the fields of theatre management, set design, costume, lighting, sound, backstage or front of house.

http://gigzeo.proboards57.com For New Bands and Venues. Bands: Post your info for free. We'll talk, we'll chat, we'll find you a gig. Share your music on our network. Venues: Place a listing for your venue.

http://www.musicaltheatreaudition.com advice on everything from choosing a song to presentation for those preparing to audition. Also provides a place for tips to be shared and questions answered.

www.komedykollective.com An all-new musical comedy theatre company.

 Designs ABC Everything Designs, from 3d animated graphics to zodiac tattoo designs.

http://ofstageandscreen.net is a forum that deals exclusively with the technical side of stage and screen production.

www.props4shows.co.uk Stage and Theatre Props Suppliers

www.terralec.co.uk/stage_lighting/112_0c.html Stage Lighting Suppliers

RBA Events - Over 18 years of experience offering you the most unique, customized solution to themed events, corporate activities and team Building throughout the UK.

www.wythenshaweyouththeatre.piczo.com Wythenshawe Youth Theatre, Manchester.

Dance Classes Stagecoach training prepares children for life. Whatever their future role may be, youngsters could be rehearsing for it, while they enjoy themselves at Stagecoach.

www.msmusic.co.uk Party Bands for weddings, dinners and corporate events throughout England, Wales and Scotland. Also String Quartets, Jazz Bands, Ceilidh Bands and more...

www.mirrorsfortraining.co.uk Rent or buy mirrors for your training space.

www.MisterWhat.co.uk Easily find the services you are looking for in your local area, thanks to a comprehensive listing of more than 2 million businesses in the UK.