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London Theatre Guide

Going to the theatre for the first time can be an exciting and daunting experience. Before you even get to the theatre there will be a million questions running through your head, from what time do I arrive and what shall I wear to where should we eat?

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Theatre Etiquette

The Dos and Don'ts of Theatre

First time visiting the theatre? Have a look at our top tips to get the most from the experience.

  • When dressing for the theatre, top hat & tail's and ball gowns should probably be left at home. A simple dress to impress approach is more than enough for enjoying a night of sing-a-longs, tears and laughter.
  • Remember that most evening West End shows start at around 7:30 pm, so it's best to make sure you have plenty of time to get to the theatre. Always check the time on your ticket and arriving about half an hour before the show is best. That way you can find your seat and get comfy before the show starts.
  • West End shows are a very busy place to be, so pre-ordering drinks for the interval is a great idea. This is also the perfect way to avoid any pushing and shoving at the bar!
  • Flash photography and filming during shows is a huge no-no and can result in being asked to leave. On that note, talking loudly or forgetting to turn your phone off is also a theatre faux-pas, and try to keep the rustling of sweetie wrappers to a minimum.
  • Once the show is over you might be lucky enough to find one of the stars of the show signing autographs at the   stage door. But remember this isn't a given, so if you see them walking down the street it's probably because they are off home!

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