‘Tis the season to take the whole family to watch plays and pantos in the West End — a trip to the theatre being far more memorable than the majority of last-minute Christmas prezzies. And one of the smartest ways to get London theatre tickets is by taking advantage of the special offers on over 100 shows that are available on our tickets site, powered by YPlan. Here’s a few of the best bargains:
Sure-fire family favourites
If you haven't yet seen the jaw-dropping giant puppetry of War Horse, why not? For slightly older kids the all-inclusive footballing fun of Bend It Like Beckham will inspire and educate. Or go for Wicked and its evergreen theatrical joy. Tickets from £15.
There are classic that you may have seen but just seem to get better every time you return. Like revolutionary rabble-rouser Les Miserables (from £12.50) or the spooky theatrics in Phantom Of The Opera (from £21.50). You can also get decent-priced seats without queueing in the street for The Book Of Mormon (from £27.50).
Terrific new work
Jump the queue for cutting edge plays like Martin McDonagh's Hangmen starring David Morrissey, about the second-best executioner in London (from £19.50), or get in early to see Gemma Arterton as the cheeky orange-seller and not-so-secret lover of the king in Nell Gwynn (from £15, starting in Feb).