Posts Tagged ‘ticket prices’

In which the Whingers are bewildered by the economics of theatre

Monday 1 December 2008

So VAT on theatre tickets goes down today and in some cases the reduction is being passed on to the public. Mark Shenton reports that shows such as Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Sound of Music will be dropping their prices. To give you an example of the scale of this, here’s what it means for Grease:

Box office prices, previously scaled from £20 to £55, will now be re-priced from £19.50 to £53.50, representing savings of between 50p and £1.50 per ticket. The middle range of prices from £30-£45 will each see the prices reduced by £1.

So that should pack them in. Far better to take one’s chances on TKTS or or any of the myriad offers available. Read the rest of this entry »