Entertainment deals. At MoneyMagpie we are always looking for the best ways to help you all save money. One thing we hear time and time again, is that when times are hard, we need fun more than ever. We have therefore made it our mission to help you, our readers access the best entertainment deals each month. Welcome to our brand new new Entertainment Magpie blog: where we endeavour to round-up as many incredible offers as possible. All to help you have an amazing time – on whatever budget.
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1: Grab a last-minute bargain
The famous TKTS ticket booth sits at the heart of Leicester Square, where it has been based for over 40 years. Open seven days a week, and with friendly staff on hand to offer their expert theatreknowledge, TKTS offers a wide range of last minute, on-the-day discounts for the biggest West End shows. You can now also grab the same last minute TKTS bargains online. Many shows also run regular ticket lotteries, or release ‘day seats’ at a great price, on a first come first served basis – so it’s worth visiting the theatre box office to see what’s on offer.
2: Treat the whole family for less
Kids aged 17 and under can go free to a huge range of West End shows throughout August when accompanied by a full paying adult, with the return of beloved annual promotion Kids Week. Snap up bargain tickets for your family – with two additional children able to go half-price as part of the same deal, and no booking fees. Kids Week tickets are available exclusively via OfficialLondonTheatre.com, and are on sale now.
3: Get more from your ticket
If you buy through OfficialLondonTheatre.com, you can take advantage of a huge range of restaurant and hotel deals. And for those travelling by car, Q-Park offers an amazing 50% off parking in the West End for theatre ticketholders.
4: Not sure what you want to see? Buy Theatre Tokens instead
Planning to come into London to see a show, but not sure when? Or looking for the perfect gift for your musicals-mad loved one? Theatre Tokens are the biggest nationwide theatre gift voucher scheme, redeemable at over 270 venues across the UK. With no expiry date, they are available to purchase at a variety of supermarkets and shops – including WHSmith, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S – as well as online via theatretokens.com.
Groupon offers a range of special deals for you and your friends and family to attend cinema screenings for some truly great deals, with half price and 2 for 1 tickets from Sue here.
Vitality Health and Life Insurance are offering a free cinema ticket to use any day of the week when you sign up as a member to lead a healthier, more active lifestyle: a great way to encourage you to and from the cinema: Link here.
Compare the market
We all know that Comparethemarket is something of a constant in this market. If you buy any insurance policy on there you will be eligible for 2for1 tickets on all Meercat Movies (the name of the promo – not a dependance on films featuring the little Mongoose pals). The cheapest deal way to do this is £1 for single trip travel insurance – this way it is almost worth getting, just for the film deals. So if you go several times a month, you’ll save a lot of spare popcorn money.
There are plenty of deals at this fantastic Scottish cinema chain throughout June, including two for one deals, and they show a wide range of classics and modern favourites in a luxurious location, so you’l be spoiled for choice. See here.
Tastecard offer a huge range of discounts when you sign up. However, the best option is that If you sign up for a Tastecard you can get a free trial for a month and will be able too take advantage of the forty percent off your cinema tickets during the summer holiday. See deal here.
Vodaphone are offering a two for one deal on cinema too, so you can take a pal or a date to a movie for half price:
How to get the deal
- Download or sign into the free My Vodafone App.
- Select the ‘VeryMe’ button to access a list of available offers and choose the Vue deal.
- Visit the Vue link within the deal and you’ll be able to claim a promo code for two tickets for £7.
- You’ll be emailed two e-codes which you can exchange at the box office or online (but not over the phone).
The offer refreshes each week at 00.01am on Mondays, so if you’ve had a code before, that’s when you can pick up a new code to go again.
FREE FILM FESTIVALS
Community-led free film festivals, that bring people together to enjoy free cinema and celebrate their local neighbourhood, are plentiful and include open-air cinema, rooftop cinema and various cinema events you can go to.
This website has details of all Free Film Festivals and their events here.
Central Tickets members pay only £4-6.50 for theatre, music, dance, opera, classical music, talks & movies by becoming a seat-filler. It’s free to join – sign up here.
From West End shows to the UK’s biggest festivals, must-see gigs to unique nights out: NHS workers have enjoyed spectacular cultural events for just the price of a cup of coffee. Sign up to to the Tickets For Good platform using your NHS email address for exclusive access to free and discounted live event tickets: https://ticketsforgood.org/nhs/
Live TV Audience
You can apply to be an audience member for various recorded shows, and it’s a great day or night out and a way to see shows way ahead of the general public.
You’ll be randomly selected from amongst those who apply. There are normally three types of ticket: Production tickets (allocated by the production company to friends & family of the team), Priority tickets (to people who have a priority note to use from SRO) and Regular tickets.
Fun and Recreation
If you’re looking for a fun activity that everyone can enjoy, look no further than Hollywood Bowl. With more than 50 bowl-tastic locations across the UK, you’re never too far from your local Hollywood Bowl, so grab a Hollywood Bowl promo code here today and get bowling for less: They offer everything from twenty per cent off to a huge fifty per cent saving for seniors.
There’s more bowling fun to be had at Tenpin (check the site to see where your nearest one is), who also have a laser tag arena called Sector 7 where you can battle it out against your friends or family. They also have plenty of pool tables, table tennis tables, and arcade machines to keep everyone entertained. There is a special offer here.
Whether you are looking for a company day out, an excuse to shoot your friends or perhaps a special birthday party, UK Paintball offers “the ultimate outdoor paintballing experience: and they say, “Although there are many websites out there offering cheap paintball, be warned, there is often a catch. If the price looks too good to be true it usually is. It’s more than likely that there will be hefty charges on top of the initial cheap paintball cost and you may well end up spending much more on the day.”
They do however offer a discount here.
Many streaming services offer a free monthly or weekly trial, so you can test them out before you buy. These include a week of free horror channel Shudder, which has exclusive new horror films and classics. Try here.
NowTV also offers a free 7-day trial, and with services like BritBox you can get a month for free here.
If audiobooks are more your thing, Audible offer a staggering number of great free titles when you sign up for a trial period, that can be cancelled whenever you like. Try that here.
If you are still looking for more bargains then look at our monthly Badlands blog. Where we round-up all the best free days out for kid’s each month. Click here to read.