theater tickets during Easter holidays

My 15-year-old and I will be in London the week before Easter and plan to go to the theater every night, mostly for musicals. I have several questions: are there student discounts for theater tickets? How do they compare with showing up at the TKTS booth or getting the day sales [which seem to run 20 GBP for the shows that offer them]? And any ideas how early we should arrive at the TKTS booth during that week? I believe a lot of UK schools are out then, and not sure if London will be full of eager [and poor] theatergoers.
Thanks for any suggestions-

Posted by Robin Z
Troy, Oh, USA
1634 posts

You could go to the TKTS booth, but you could also go the the theater itself and get the tickets. You should go to see The Lion King. We have seen it 3 times in London and absolutely love it.

Posted by Toni
Charlotte, NC, USA
2846 posts

I highly recommend that you go to see We Will Rock You, Mama Mia, and Sound of Music! If you want to get ticket beforehand, try Albemarle's of London online. You could use this service just to check availablilty of seats at certain shows, also.

Posted by Michelle
Anaheim, CA, USA
1394 posts

If you are not pickey about the show, the TKTS is the best value. Last March I went and got tickets to see Blood Brothers... a rather... intersting musical. I am glad it cost 1/2 of what the retail is, as I would not see it again.

If you want a specific show, then go directly to the theatre or even check places like londontown.com and go get the show/dinner package.

Remember, the hotter the show, the lower the chance you can get it through TKTS... although my husband lucked out and got 3rd row Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.