Great value dinner and show packages
This summer enjoy a free dinner at a host of top West End restaurants when booking tickets to see a show.
Many of the dinner packages in this special promotion include a free dinner AND money off the theatre ticket – making this a great-value way of dining out and enjoying the best of West End theatre.
The best restauants – on us!
Restaurants in the promotion include some of the best and tastiest places to eat in the city, including the Hampshire, Christopher’s, Chez Gerard at the Opera Terrace, Thia Square, Livebait, Ping Pong, The Langley, Salvador Amanda and Ascots.
Let us book your table
All our restaurants are guaranteed to be close to the theatre of your choice and we’ll even book the table for you to make sure your evening goes perfectly to plan.
Many of the packages include a choice of either pre or post theatre dining, allowing you to choose whether to eat before or after the show.
How to book
To book these special packages simply choose the show you wish to see and find out which restaurants we have on offer.
Free dinner at these great shows
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.”
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.
Save up to £21.50 on tickets to see Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre in London, starring Jerry Springer until 11 July and Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams from 13 July.
There are great savings to be made on Chicago – the award winning musical that is still packing them in at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End. Westendtheatre.com presents the ultimate offer – saving up to £21.50 on Monday to Friday evening performances plus matinees on Friday (5pm) and Saturday (3pm).
There are also some great value Chicago theatre and dinner packages available including only £27.50 for dinner at The Langley restaurant close to the theatre AND tickets to Chicago.
All this and the infamous Jerry Springer is now starring in the show until 11 July playing the slimey lawyer Billy Flynn. And from 13 July international music megastar Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child will star in the show as Roxie Hart.
Already the longest running American musical ever to play in London, this multi-award winning international production is filled with sexy, sassy and sensational choreography inspired by the legendary Bob Fosse, and a sizzling score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle.
The kiss-and-tell story of chorus girl Roxie Hart who kills her lover; Velma Kelly, the glamorous double-murderer and Billy Flynn, the slick and manipulative lawyer keeping them from death row while promising to make them stars, has all the topicality of our celebrity-seeking times. It also provides some of the most sensational roles in all musical theatre. Be razzled and dazzled by Chicago: a true Broadway and West End classic.
‘Still the hottest show in town’ The Independent.
‘A sleek package of sex, murder, great songs and arch wit’ Evening Standard.
‘The sharpest, slickest show on the block!’ The Times.
British musical Billy Elliot triumphed last night at the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
The show won 10 awards, taking the number of international awards Billy Elliot has won to an impressive 73. Its wins included best musical, best director (Stephen Daldry), featured actor in a musical (Gregory Jbara), and leading actor in a musical – which went to all three of the young actors playing Billy (David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish). Billy Elliot also won a slew of creative awards including best orchestrations (Martin Koch), best scenic (Ian MacNeil), lighting (Rick Fisher) and sound (Paul Arditti) design of a musical, best book (Lee Hall) and best choreography (Peter Darling).
Liza Minnelli presented Elton John, Stephen Daldry, Eric Fellner and Sally Greene with the Tony for Best Musical, joined on stage by the cast, production team and co-producers.
The original production of Billy Elliot is still playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London after celebrating its 4th anniversary last month and the show has played to over 3.5 million people worldwide.
Despite sound problems running throughout the awards ceremony, the star-studded gala for 6,000 people saw an 11 minute show-stopping opening that included the three Billy’s performing “Electricity” from the show accompanied by Elton John, songs from West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Next to Normal, Hair, Shrek, Dolly Parton singing 9 to 5 with the cast and Liza Minnelli singing “And the World Goes Round”.
Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, other shows profiled included Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde and Jersey Boys, with guest appearances from Lucie Arnaz, Jeff Daniels, Edie Falco, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Jane Fonda, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon and John Stamos.
Other British winners included Angela Lansbury, winning her fifth Tony Award for her performance as Madam Arcati in Blithe Spirit; Matthew Warchus for best direction of a play for God of Carnage – and his production of The Norman Conquests also won best revival of a play; Tim Hatley for best costume design of a musical for Shrek; and Anthony Ward winning best costume design of a play for Mary Stuart.
The life of British actress Natasha Richardson was also celebrated at the awards following her death in March.
Matt Lucas (Little Britain) stars in a brand new adaptation of John Lahr’s hilarious and touching book PRICK UP YOUR EARS. westendtheatre.com readers can save £20 on tickets to see the show at the Comedy Theatre in London.
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Matt Lucas is to play Kenneth Halliwell alongside Chris New as playwright Joe Orton in Daniel Kramer’s production of Prick Up Your Ears, a new play by Simon Bent.
Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton – RADA graduates, aspiring playwrights, and sometime lovers – plot their rightful place at the centre of London’s literary scene whilst engaged in a secret crusade to “improve” the local library books, all in the worst possible taste of course, and acting out their own versions of popular radio dramas… with an extra dash of innuendo. But after a short interlude at Her Majesty’s pleasure, Joe is about to become the greatest, and most notorious comic playwright since Oscar Wilde, whilst Ken stays indoors re-decorating, reduced to sharing Joe’s success with their neighbour, Mrs Corden, over tea and a slice of battenburg.
Prick Up Your Ears – a darkly funny and moving play imagines what really happened when, after years of creative collaboration, the door slammed shut and Kenneth was home alone. It tells the sensational story behind the domestic life of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, holed up in a tiny flat in Islington, trading well-trodden insults and hilarious put-downs like any old married couple.