London's West End is the place to go for theatre breaks in the UK. Not only do you get to enjoy a West End show, but you also get to spend a day sightseeing in London, before relaxing back at your hotel after the show. If you want to see world-class theatre but want a slower pace to your weekend break than you'd get in the capital, Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the answer. Whatever your taste, there are some fantastic theatre packages available.
London theatre breaks
At www.theatrebreaks.co.uk the focus is on London shows. They do however cover all types of theatre from West End shows and musicals to straight plays. Their website is user friendly and has a helpful section listing all the musicals playing and the amenities like tube stations and hotels that are close to the theatre.
So how much does a typical theatre break in London cost? A hotel and ticket package to see The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre on the 12th October is £108 per person with 1 night at the Queens Park Hotel (3-stars). If you want to stay at The Savoy it will set you back £341.75 per person.
Theatre breaks throughout the UK
www.superbreak.com have a whole section dedicated to theatre breaks. Super Break don't just focus on London. Currently they have packages to see Grease in Manchester, Legally Blonde in Edinburgh and Sister Act in Bristol. All you have to do is choose which musical or play you want to see, such as long running hits, Chicago, Les Miserables or The Phantom of the Opera, pick the date and you can see all the ticket and hotel breaks available.
A hotel and ticket package for Billy Elliot on the 16th September, staying at the Travelodge London Covent Garden costs £92 per person for 1 night's accommodation. If you want to splash out on 5-star luxury at The Connaught in Mayfair expect to pay £337.50 per person.
For theatre breaks in Stratford and Edinburgh visit www.theatrebreaks.com. To see Legally Blonde in Edinburgh with 1-night at the 4-star Macdonald Holyrood Hotel on the 17th September costs £164.50 per person. Or why not treat the whole family to a weekend away and take up the half price theatre breaks offer for kids when you stay at the Stratford Hotel.