Thursday 25 April 2013

Did you know there are over 18,000 theatrical performances in London each year? Or that 85 wigs are used during a performance of Les Miserables? Or even that it takes two hours to apply the Phantom’s make-up? 

In anticipation of this weekend’s Olivier Awards, which will celebrate some of the most exciting, new and innovative shows and stars in the capital, London Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional organisation for London, has launched a new a series of exclusive deals and promotions through the website

Londoners and visitors alike will be able to book discounted tickets and offers on hundreds of shows with up to 50% off tickets. The deals don’t end there, with a range of other offers on theatre dining and even acting courses for budding thespians!

From a range of musicals including Olivier nominees Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, The Bodyguard, as well as One Man Two Governors, Top Hat, and many more for visitors until the end of May.

With deals starting from just £12 per person until the end of May, there hasn’t been a better time to soak up some of London’s theatre, with the option of ‘going to town’ with an overnight theatre break.  

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented: “Visitors flock from all over the world to enjoy London’s top shows, dazzling musicals and unrivalled drama. Every night in the capital we boast some of the biggest names treading the boards and we want 2013 to be another excellent year for this important sector for our economy. As we celebrate outstanding talent at the Oliviers these unbeatable offers are a fabulous way for Londoners and visitors alike to experience the magic of London’s theatreland.”

To celebrate London’s unique theatre offering, London Partners has created an original infographic using fun facts and figures from across theatre land. Any visitors booking through until the end of May will also be entered into a draw to win their money back.

There are also plenty of shows to look forward to this summer with family favourites like Charlie The Chocolate Factory coming to the West End, as well as Pride Prejudice and The Winter’s Tale. For more details on forthcoming shows and to book in May see