ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
The ENO extends a welcoming concession to students and
senior citizens alike.
On the day of performance, unsold tickets can be bought at
the special price of £18 (£12.50 for students).
Parties of senior citizens or students can book at between
15% to 35% discount throughout the season. A group is 10 or more individuals.
ENO Box Office 0207 632 8300
Or book online at www.eno.org
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN
No concessions. When asked why, a languid voice
explained a lot of the people who come to us are over 60 anyway !
THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP THEATRES
This group, which includes many London theatres such as The Lyric, The
Apollo, The Gielgud, The Queens, The Palace (all on Shaftesbury Avenue),The Duchess,
The Theatre Royal Drury lane, The Cambridge, The Garrick, the New London, Her
Majestys Theatre and The London Palladium offers group bookings for senior citizens
(a group can be between 8 or 15 minimum depending on the show ) and also discounts in the
hour before the performance, sometimes up to 50%, on showing proof of age and identity.
More details of the shows available, everything from Felicity Kendall in
Fallen Angels to Phantom of the Opera, can be found on their
OTHER WEST END THEATRES
Most offer matinee concessions. An
easy way to check and book is online : www.theatreland.co.uk
Another useful website, for browsing
and booking is that of the Society of London Theatres, www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
at Barbican Theatre, and Stratford on Avon
Every matinee and every Wednesday
evening , there are discounts for the over 60s, all tickets at £16 (instead of £20
for matinees or £27 for evenings)
Also standby tickets on the day of
the performance are sold to students and over 60s for £12 for any