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Major new London “Dine for Free” promotion at West End shows

Summer theatre offers for visitors to London

June 2009, London: London theatre website westendtheatre.com has launched a major new summer “Dine for Free” promotion, offering thousands of free meals in West End restaurants when booking tickets to a show.

As well as free dining, many of the packages in the promotion also include money off the theatre ticket – making this a great-value way of dining out and enjoying the best of the West End.

Shows featured in the promotion include major musical HAIRSPRAY, with ticket and meal deals costing from only £28.50, Michael Jackson tribute show THRILLER LIVE (meal and ticket £24.95), brand new rock ‘n’ roll musical DREAMBOATS AND PETTITCOATS (meal and ticket from £24.99) and Chicago – currently starring Jerry Springer and featuring Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams from 17 July (meal and ticket from £27.50). Other big-name shows include Sister Act, Wicked, We Will Rock You, Calendar Girls, La Cage Aux Folles and Les Miserables.

Restaurants in the promotion include some of the tastiest places to eat in the city, including the Hampshire, Christopher’s, Chez Gerard at the Opera Terrace, Thai Square, Livebait, Ping Pong, The Langley, Salvador Amanda and Ascots.

All the restaurants are guaranteed to be close to their corresponding theatre, and a table reservation is automatically made on booking to ensure that the evening goes perfectly to plan. Many of the packages include a choice of either pre or post theatre dining, allowing customers to choose whether to eat before or after the show.

Marketing Director Mark Temple-Brown said: “Summer is a great time for London theatre with an influx of both domestic and international visitors into the capital. When you are a visitor you want to make life easy – so we hope that our Dine for Free promotion will combine value for money with help in organising your theatrical night out.”

Visit: www.westendtheatre.com

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Notes for editors:

Westendtheatre.com is one of the fastest growing theatre ticketing sites on the web, offering discounts of up to 50% on a wealth of London musicals and plays. The site also offers a range of Hotel & Theatre and Dinner & Theatre packages – including free dinners at exclusive West End restaurants for the price of tickets to a show.

There are no booking fees on discounted tickets or theatre dinner promotions, and seat numbers are always confirmed before payment. The website’s functionality includes an INSPIRATION search engine that helps theatregoers browse shows by both traditional genres and by a list of “occasions” – including tourist’s “Must See” shows, camp nights out and shows ideal for your mum or dad.

The site is powered by Encore Tickets, one of the UK’s largest theatre ticket wholesalers, providing significant allocations of tickets to sold-out West End shows.