What You Say About
A Sample of Site Guests' Comments and Feedback
"Thanks for a great site - a true asset to the Internet".
"Just a random thank you note for making my life so much easier once again while searching for decent seats I can afford. x""Makes selecting performances, seats and tickets achievable for the theatre novice!"
"Thank you for keeping Theatremonkey going all these years as I never book a show without checking the seating reviews. Totally invaluable. :)"
"My wife and I are travelling to London for ten
days from the States and have found your website very helpful. We wish we had
something like this here that offers very explicit directions to theatres as
well as the most comprehensive seating advice I've ever seen. I hope there are
lots of people helping you because I can't imagine one person being able to do
all of what this site offers.
"Thank you for one of my most visited sites on the web. I’ve told everyone I know not to book anywhere until they’ve consulted ‘The Monkey’!!"
"Thank you so much for your website!!! saved me
so much £££ over the years :))"
"what would we do without you and your amazing website"
"I wanted to thank you for maintaining your website. I check it all the time. Without you I would not be able to see all these amazing plays for a fracture of a price. I am truly grateful for that."
"A chance for me to say what I've had in mind for a long time - which is, what a brilliant idea Theatre Monkey is, how incredibly helpful it is (I consult every time I book, which is often), how unbelievably meticulous over every detail and aspect on which one could want information, and how very readable it all is (it reads like a labour of love). It is quite extraordinary that so much minute detail should be available over things like seating, in particular - and kept up to date for particular shows! I don't know how you do it - but keep up the good work!"
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all
the hard work you must put into maintaining your website. My wife and I are
based in Cornwall and only manage to get to London 2 or 3 times a year, usually
trying to see a show whenever we visit. Every time we have seen a show over the
last few years (often on a pretty tight budget) we have you used your website
and it has been invaluable in helping us make our theatre experiences fantastic
and good value for money!"
"I love your site! Very useful if you're going to a theatre with which you're unfamiliar. (Or any theatre, for that matter.)...Thanks and keep up the good work!"
"Best theatre info site... especially the quality rating seating plans. #thanks"
"I have been using your site for years and years, initially when I lived outside London and came occasionally for specific shows, and during the last 18 months much more frequently as I've been living in town and going to the theatre most weeks. In all this time I've taken your and your readers' advice, and never once given back. However last week I saw The Jungle at the Playhouse, chose my seat on your recommendation, and had such an excellent experience that I have finally been spurred to share my thoughts. Thanks again for all your work on TheatreMonkey.com, you really have enhanced my theatre going experiences."
"Thank you for your site, which we find very useful - top banana!"
"Thank you for all you do! It's just thanks to you that I manage to see all this amazing shows here in London!"
"I just wanted to tell you that your site made an
already great week in London positively awesome! I was there with my missus,
celebrating her 50th birthday, and travelling from northern Sweden and staying
in a fairly expensive hotel, as much as I wanted to, I really couldn't afford
the £140 two tickets for The Phantom of the Opera would cost... And I really
wanted to take her to that.
"I really appreciate the effort you put into running this website - it’s become one of my most visited sites since moving to London and has helped me out many times when queuing for day seats and choosing which seats to book."
"What a wonderful website! Thank you. I absolutely always consult the guru theatremonkey before I buy a ticket. Stalls seats V22-24 were spot on. No pillars, nice rake, top and bottom of stage visible. £30 tickets worryingly cheap (for this show) but actually fantastic."
"Thanks again for all the seat and day seat info, I've seen four fantastic shows in the last month, all at discounted rates and from great seats thanks to the info on the site."
"Never has one primate done so much, for so many. Love @Theatremonkey1 obsessive knowledge of cheap theatre tickets and seat plans."
"Thank YOU for maintaining such a wonderful site. I visit London once or twice a year from New York. I usually take in anywhere from 6 to 8 shows depending on the length of stay and your site has been incredibly helpful to me in finding good value seats."
"I always use theatremonkey to check seats for view, comfort and general issues before I book for a show. I have found it invaluable when making decisions, so thanks very much for the great info."
"I only began flying over to the West End on a
regular basis ten years ago. I've seen hundred of shows/plays since and would
not have had a clue about any of the theatres without your incredible site. On
behalf of my little group of theatregoers, THANKS.
"A big thank you as I use your website religiously and have since I arrived from Australia 6 years ago. It's The Best!"
"I love your website not least because it always gives great, sometimes amusing advice, but it also makes me appear very knowledgeable to my friends!"
"I want to tell you I just love Theatre Monkey - it has helped me so much and I always recommend the site. The most helpful for theatre-goers on the Internet."
"Congrats on a fabulous website, a resource I rely on heavily when choosing where to sit at the many London productions I go to each year, and for information on available ticket deals. Wouldn't know what to do without it!"
"Theatre bookings will never be the same again since I've found you. I cannot praise your website or your company enough. Congratulations from a grateful theatre fan."
"Thank you for such an EXCELLENT website - my partner and I visit London 2-3 times a year for theatre breaks and we ALWAYS consult your site before booking tickets, what would we do without you!"
"Thank you for being there when I needed some real advice."
"Your site is utterly brilliant and I've recommended it to everyone I know who books tickets. I never book anything without having your site in front of me."
"I discovered your website about 5 years ago. It
has been a huge help to me! You have helped me discover day seats and cheaper
stall seats at a discount with restricted views, etc. I really can’t express how
invaluable your website is to me!!!"
"Would just like to say how brilliant a site this
is!! Off to the Albert Hall and I really do not know what I would have done
without your simple, honest and truthful opinion.
I'm from Australia and when I pop to London for
10 days every couple of years your website is my theatre bible ;)
"I don’t think I could live without Theatre
Monkey (or, certainly, live nearly as well). I go back and forth from LA and
layover in London every chance I get and always take in a show. I immensely rely
on Theatre Monkey, scour it for counsel, and I’ve linked to purchasing lots of
tickets using discounts featured there."
"Recently become addicted to your brilliantly informative website which makes the lottery of shelling out a lot of money of entertainment much less risky!"
"We don't get to go to the theatre in Town as
much as we would like, living out in the darkest Home Counties, but when we do,
it helps to have friendly and accurate advice about the best seats to try for.
You have guided us to excellent seats each time. And you once saved
us £60 on tickets to 'We will Rock You' by steering us to an offer."
"Many many thanks; will pass the word around on your very helpful and informative website."
"love the site, hugely informative, I know where I'm going now"
"Thank you for putting together such a completely brilliant website. It is soooooo useful and gives information impossible to find elsewhere...a happy monkeyess who is off to the theatre"
"I wish I had found your site a long time ago...Your information is superb"
"What a FABULOUS website, I chanced upon it and found it to be a treasure of information....allowing me to make up my mind about what seats I wanted to get."
"Intrigued and impressed by your thorough website"
"your site was the first one that seemed to be genuinely concerned about the theatre-goer"
"Hats off, this is a fantastic site. The content is everything I would want to know, quickly, easily and in one place."
"Just wanted to tell you how brilliant your site is -
"fabulous site, having never been to the theatre before this year, it is wonderful to have some independent advice on the shows themselves and the details of how to get the best value for money. You are to be congratulated on how well this site works"
"one of the UK's best theatre web sites"
"Thanks to your best seat info and all-encompassing details about
"Three Cheers for Theatre Monkey. Hip Hip, Hurrah; Hip Hip,
"I found Theatremonkey last year, just in time, Madonna had agreed to do a play "Up For Grabs" and I wanted to know what tickets to go for. Well, just before this, I'd found this fantastic website and it helped me to look at seating plans.
I'd been to the theatre a number of times before and just had to take 'pot luck' with seats. Now I have the use of what i would vote the Best web site of the year (every year)
With the seating plans, the details about each seat (the good, the bad and the ugly),
and all the other information that this website has, it's a 'must view' every time I want to see a show. And if
I fancy a few shows and am going to try TKTS office for half price tickets, I print out the seating plans
take them with me. That way, when they offer a seat, I can see if it's a true bargain or if
I should look at another show that time round. TheatreMonkey Rules!"
"The information on your site is first class. Your site is SIMPLE and VERY effective. Your reviews I have found to be the most accurate. The seating information on your site is worth the visit alone".
"Thanks to theatremonkey's wonderful directions from the tube, I was able to actually find the theatre in plenty of time to collect my tickets. I am an American who visits London to see theatre and I never leave home without printing out my instructions on how to get there from the monkey".
"I still think this is the best site for theatre goers. I wish you every success".
"Your web site was such a big help in selecting, and buying, theater tickets. It was so nice to be able to look at the seating chart and choose the seat I wanted while speaking with the box office."
"I stumbled across it by accident, and it is simply brilliant, especially in terms of highlighting ‘good’ and ‘bad’ seats."
"have just had a great two week holiday in London an have spent a lot of it
in and around the West End.
"I cannot possibly tell you what a help your site was
to me when I needed to make bookings for two shows for
our upcoming visit to London. I had the 'scoop' on the
best view, best prices, even tidbits such as which row
had a bit more legroom!... I'd printed out seating charts of both venues, and
marked up the pages as to where the prime seats were located. I felt like a pro
when talking to the staff at the box office and I got exactly what I wanted.
Thank you so much!!"
"It really is the bible of theatre."
"As very regular theatre goers we NEVER book seats without consulting the monkey first for offers, seating plans etc. It is a wonderful resource which I tell everyone about who is interested in theatre."
"It really helped me with everything associated with getting tickets, seating plans AND advice/recommendations regarding whether they were restricted-view/leg-room etc, reputable places to purchase my tickets at, dress code, when not to take my own refreshments, and tons of other stuff about the ‘west end’ and theatres etc, etc. It’s a great site and you should be proud."
"I just wanted to let you know Theatremonkey may
well be the greatest site on the web ever. As a first time visitor to London,
I'm sure the guidance I got from your site will make the 15 shows I'm seeing
over 12 days even more enjoyable than they would have been otherwise."
I would like to say THANK YOU for your most
informative website! I’ve just been on it to find out about some seats at the
Royal Albert Hall and as usual found the information I required – not the best
seats but probably the best of what was left for sale. I then thought “Wow, this
website has helped me a number of times in the past and I’m truly grateful for
Press and Website Reviewers write:
"A leading West End theatre ticket expert
has shared some of his secrets on how to bag a bargain – or at least not pay
massively over the odds."
"So, if The Spyinthestalls did awards, which we
don’t... the 2015 ones would go to: Best West End Theatre Information Source –
"Get the only independent advice on
theatre tickets, where to sit, discount seats and real reviews."
"GHI TIP: Check how good the seats are
before you buy at theatremonkey.com"
"A really useful website for London Theatregoers.
It provides amazing detail on seats in all the major venues"
"Once you know the box office prices, you can
search for better offers at websites such as... Theatremonkey." "You can often
save a lot by going for cheaper category seats. The Theatremonkey site has frank
reviews of seating."
“The king of bargainous London theatre tickets is
undoubtedly Theatremonkey. There's always a vast number of plays on offer, and
usually some cracking discounts on musicals too… All hail the monkey!”
Use a website such as Theatre Monkey to assess
just how restricted the view from a particular seat is in advance.
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the latest inside information and deals."
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"it certainly tells you a lot about the theatres which doesn't appear on
"You have a good concept for your site"
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"Quirky guide run by a smart-alecky London Theater buff"
forget to check out the brilliant theatremonkey site if you're planning a trip
"For an offbeat look at London Theater...consult theatremonkey.com"
Maria Smith - "Dallas Morning News" / "Dallas News.com"
"Decent and independent theatre websites are few and far between. Theatremonkey.com is one of those rare exceptions."
The Arts Online Column - The Times, February 2006
Jennifer Reischel - "So you want to tread the boards" (JR Books, 2007)
"Lists dozens of special offers as well as tips to get cheap tickets"
Emma Lunn - The Telegraph, March 2008
"Love, love, love your website. As a lifestyle
editor and frequent West End visitor I´ve even recommended your page to our
readers :) . Keep up the great work, team Theatremonkey, you are the best in
what you do!"