If you live in London, you’ve probably seen TodayTix advertised all over the tube network for the last few months. They were even ‘app of the day’ on the App Store a couple of weeks back – they’re really changing things up in the Theatre and Ticket Selling world. They only sell tickets 30 days in advance, so it’s not for the very organised planners among you, but you
1. They run cheap ticket lotteries
You can get £20 tickets for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Dreamgirls, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Young Frankenstein, and Kinky Boots. You can enter as many as you want, and if you win you will get a notification from the app and also an email – you have an hour to pay. You find out around 4pm on the day, and they’re usually very good seats which are allocated – some of them even state that they are for the front row.
2. They are very up front with their fees
3. They have an excellent referral scheme
Everyone with a TodayTix account has a 5 letter code under the ‘Refer and Save’ section of their app. You can give your code to anyone (as long as they’ve not used a code before), and they’ll get £10 off their order. Once they’ve seen their show, you will get £10 credit which can be used toward your next order. [Psssst, there’s a code at the bottom of this page]
4. They often run Flash Sales
And currently have the Spring Ticket Event
There are a whole host of £15 (And £25 and £35) tickets available right now for lots of big west end productions. They also have had flash sales over 24 or 48 hours for specific shows, as well as Cyber Monday deals, and loads of other offers. They email you about them – but being signed up to their email list is fine because they only email you with new offers and it’s not too regular, so you won’t be spammed.
5. Avoid the cold ‘day seat’ queues with Rush Tickets
Rush Tickets are similar to day seats but rather than having to be in a queue when the box office opens at 10am, it’s just fastest finger first on the TodayTix app. There are a range of prices, currently there are:
£15 tickets for Julius Ceasar,
£20 tickets for Brief Encounter,
£25 tickets for The Girl From The North Country, 42nd Street (though their day seats are £10 cheaper), The Birthday Party, The Ferryman, Mary Stuart, and Motown the Musical.
So – that code. ‘TUNWE’ will get you £10 off if you enter it at checkout, even on already discounted tickets – but then go wild, and refer as many friends as possible with your own code!
TodayTix sell tickets for most shows – not 100% of them are heavily discounted. Generally it’s quite simple to work out – the ones which don’t have a percentage discount advertised on the app or website, might be cheaper at the box office. It might only be a couple of pounds cheaper though, so if you have a code, it could still be worth using TodayTix.