If you are a student that loves the theatre – we’ve got you! Here are the best discounts available in and around London!
* These are the offers I found when doing my research for this post, if you know of any others please let me know and I’ll add them to this guide!
WEST END – STUDENT THEATRE DISCOUNTS
Theatre Tickets offer unbeatable and exclusive student theatre discounts for the most popular musicals and shows in London’s West End.
All students of their exclusive partner universities can receive the following benefits:
- 5% discount on all online bookings.
- Exclusive discounts for student groups.
- Up to 50-60% discounts when you book at the Theatre Tickets box office in Leicester Square (subject to availability, Monday-Thursday)
DIRECTLY AT THE BOX OFFICE
Many West End Theatres have a standby rate which students can access – these are day seats / returns and you’ll need to go directly to the box office on the day to purchase them. You can always run around Theatreland and try to find the best deal!
Check the Student Beans website as they often have offers on theatre tickets for students.
OFF WEST END/ FRINGE – STUDENT THEATRE DISCOUNTS
Students can save up to £5 each on the price of tickets at the Arcola. Proof of eligibility is required.
Students can book a £25 ticket (£30 on selected performances) for seats that are normally £30 or £35 on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances.
If you’re under 26 or in full time education, you can enjoy a great night out for less by joining the free Bush Connect membership. Bush Connect membership get you £5 off standard price tickets (£20+) in the Holloway Theatre and £2.50 off standard price tickets (£15+) in the Studio. Please note, proof of age/student ID is required on collection of tickets. You’ll also get a 10% discount at the Library Bar.
If you are in full time education, you can get £5 off all shows at the Gate!
HAYES BECK THEATRE
Concessionary prices are available to students plus there are £5 student standby tickets for on the day!
Concessions tickets are available for most performances to students. You will be required to show proof of eligibility at the Box Office when you collect your ticket.
LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE
Concessionary prices may be available to those in Full Time Education – proof required. Concessions are not always available. Please check the performance you wish to attend for details
ORANGE TREE THEATRE
A limited number of tickets are available at all performances for £18 for students – tickets are usually priced at £22.50-25. Proof of eligibility is required.
Riverside Studios offers concessionary rates to: full-time students. Proof of identity and concession entitlement (e.g. valid ID showing age and/or student status) may be required before receiving your tickets and/or admission into the event.
ROYAL COURT THEATRE
Offer concessions for Students on previews and matinees. Concessions are £5 off selected bands in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Concessions must be booked in advance and are subject to availability. Please note that ID is required on collection of tickets. Concessions are not available for Monday performances or in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
Concessions are available on certain performances to full-time students. Concessions are subject to availability and must be mentioned at the time of booking.
SOUTH LONDON THEATRE
Concession tickets may be purchased for full-time students. Proof of eligibility may be requested for both concessions.
Concession rates are available Mon-Thurs and for all matinee performances for students – proof of eligibility may be required.
Discounts are available to students saving you around £4 per ticket.
WATERLOO EAST THEATRE
Concession rates are available to students – saving around £4 per ticket.
Offer a number of £10 tickets for every production for full time students and people aged 25 and under. This discount has a strictly limited availability, so booking in advance is recommended. You will be asked for proof of age or full-time student status when you enter the auditorium.