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Ticket Price Increases From September, 2018

We haven’t put up our ticket prices in over a decade, apart from when we had to add VAT, but it won’t be a surprise to our members and audiences to know that the costs of putting on shows and running our building have risen, so we need to find ways of generating more income from ticket sales among other things. Those members who attended our AGM will be keenly aware of this.

Ticket prices for SLT members, concessionary members and family tickets will rise slightly to align with other non-professional groups in London, and we’re no longer able to absorb the booking fee charged by TicketSource for online booking by everyone, which we’ve been doing for over 2 years. The good news though is that TicketSource fees are now actually cheaper than before.

If you’d like to avoid paying the online booking fee, then you can of course buy tickets in person at the box office as a “walk-in” or in advance (recommended) as we normally have the upcoming shows on sale.

We’re also introducing two ticket price bands A and B, so that we may occasionally charge an extra £2 for plays or musicals with more expensive rights, costumes and props. Theatre Committee will agree on the price band for each show when they plan the season – the majority of our shows will continue to be band A, the cheaper tickets.

We’re very aware that this difficult decision won’t be universally popular, but we do hope that everyone understands the reasoning behind it. In order to be totally transparent about our new pricing, please see the tables below which show exactly how much you can expect to pay for a ticket.

And do rest assured that we’re also absolutely committed to continuing to bring you the best possible production and performance experience and entertainment. Your attendance, loyalty and understanding aren’t taken for granted, and are so much appreciated.

 

Members’ ticket prices Ticket price Online booking fee (5.75% + VAT) per ticket Total online price per ticket
Band A show
Member £8 55p £8.55
Member concession £6 41p £6.41
Member Family ticket* £28 £1.93 £29.93
Band B show
Member £10 69p £10.69
Member concession £8 55p £8.55
Member Family ticket* £32 £2.07 £32.07
Non-members’ ticket prices Ticket price Online booking fee (5.75% + VAT) per ticket Total online price per ticket
Band A show
Full £12 76p £12.76
Concession £9 62p £9.62
Family* £36 £2.48 £38.48
Band B show
Full £14 97p £14.97
Concession £11 76p £11.76
Family* £44 £3.04 £47.04

*Family tickets will be on sale for family-friendly shows and admit 4 people, 2 of whom must normally qualify as concessions. SLT members can buy family tickets as long as at least the lead booker is a member.