Black Friday and Cyber Monday theatre deals for less than the price of…
Theatre sometimes gets a reputation for being expensive. While we at TodayTix aim to debunk that every day of the year, theatre is the most affordable during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are so many other things you could spend money on, but the price of a theatre ticket includes an unforgettable experience for you and loved ones, and we’ve got especially great deals on tickets in New York and London.
To prove it, we checked out the price of some show-inspired gifts and experiences and saw how it compares to a TodayTix theatre ticket. Spoiler alert: The tickets are your best bet, and they make great gifts for friends, family, or even just yourself.
Come From Away for less than the price of Tim Hortons
If you connect with others at Tim Hortons like Gander’s mayor Claude does in Come From Away, you can get Tim Hortons for the office for $55 in New York or £40 in London. A ticket to Come From Away, though, is only $49 in New York or £25 in London. That said, you could always get both — you’ll get to see a heartwarming musical about the Canadian town that welcomed global travelers after 9/11, and you can pass that same kindness forward with donuts and coffee for your colleagues. They’ll thank you.
The Book of Mormon for less than the price of a flight to Uganda
A flight from New York to Uganda is $751. From London, it’s £500. But with a ticket to The Book of Mormon for $59 or £25, you can travel there with Elders Price and Cunningham as your companions. Witness their irreverent, madcap mission to convert a Ugandan village to the Mormon faith. Hey, with such a great price, you can take a friend and go two by two!
Jersey Boys for less than the price of a trip to New Jersey
A plane ticket from London to New Jersey would cost you £500, but a ticket to Jersey Boys is only £25. If you ask us, spending a few hours rocking out to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ greatest hits is the much better choice — you won’t get that on an eight-hour flight across the Atlantic.
And in New York, yes, a train ticket from Manhattan to Newark is $8, while a Jersey Boys ticket is $49. But let us reiterate: You won’t get a rousing Four Seasons concert in Newark. And who wants to take NJ Transit anyway?
The Play That Goes Wrong for less than the price of a grandfather clock
The Play That Goes Wrong set displays a beautiful antique grandfather clock (that, like everything else in the show, becomes a source of distress for the actors just trying to get through their opening night). You can get one of your own for $5,000 in New York or £2,000 in London. Or, you can get a ticket to The Play That Goes Wrong for $49 off Broadway or £25 in the West End, and marvel at the grandfather clock more than 100 times for the price of that clock. The laughs you’ll get from the show are included.
Tina for less than the price of karaoke
In London, you could spend £240 on a two-hour karaoke session, or you could spend £25 on a ticket to Tina and rock out with the hits of Tina Turner. Who needs an off-key karaoke session when you’ve got rollicking, rock-and-roll theatre right nearby?
Cinderella for less than the price of a fairytale makeover
You can easily spend upwards of $500 for a full makeover — including hairstyling, makeup, and a ball gown — that would envy the Fairy Godmother. Going all out with diamond-covered heels would cost you another $79. But a ticket to see the Godmother work her magic on Cinderella live on stage is only $25 in New York. Pull out the best dress or suit you already own for a magical night out to see the classic fairytale come to life.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical for less than the price of a fancy French meal
You can spend $110 on dinner at one of the many French restaurants in New York, or you can spend $69 on a one-of-a-kind experience at Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway. Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre has been transformed into the titular nightclub for the musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s film, complete with spectacular sets, can-can dancers galore, and the iconic red windmill. You’ll feel more like a Bohemian Parisian than you ever will at a table on a Manhattan sidewalk.
Dear Evan Hansen for less than the price of a stationary set and fountain pen
If you want to take up letter-writing like Evan Hansen, you can invest in a fancy fountain pen and letter-writing stationery for $325. But if you’re content with notebook paper and a ballpoint pen, or you need some letter-writing inspiration first, put your money toward a ticket to Dear Evan Hansen at $69. Of course, Evan’s writing gets him caught up in a complicated lie when his letters fall into a grieving family’s hands. But you’ll have a great experience hearing songs for every emotion and maybe getting some writing prompt ideas like, “Today is going to be a good day, and here’s why.”
Heathers for less than the price of a croquet set
A croquet set, which would let you indulge in the Heathers’ favorite pastime, goes for £35 in London. But what if you don’t have a full squad of preppy, blazer-clad ‘80s mean girls to play with? Put your money toward a ticket to Heathers instead, which are only £25. Saving money is so very!
Girl From the North Country for less than the price of a night in Minnesota
A night at a hotel in Duluth, Minnesota is $144. A ticket to Girl From the North Country, however, is $39. And the ticket essentially lets you time-travel: The musical is set at a Duluth boarding house in the bygone 1930s, which you can immerse yourself in at the show without, er, actually having to share the characters’ Depression-era struggles there. And a gorgeous score of Bob Dylan music underscores your entire Broadway stint in Duluth.
Hadestown for less than the price of an acoustic guitar
As the classical myth goes, Orpheus is such a skilled lyre musician that he can charm any living creature and even a stone. Hadestown makes him into an equally skilled guitar player, but an acoustic guitar like his doesn’t come cheap — they go for anywhere from $100-$1,500, if you were hoping to pick up the skill yourself. But a ticket to Hadestown, which lets you hear Orpheus’s enchanting music (composed by Anaïs Mitchell), is $49.
Company for less than the price of a vodka stinger
It costs $75 for each bottle of premium vodka and crème de menthe to make Joanne’s signature vodka stingers. Even Bobbie’s signature drink, Maker’s Mark bourbon, can cost upwards of $50 for a bottle. But it’s only $59 for a ticket to Company, where you can grab a cocktail at the bar and toast in the presence of Patti LuPone as she sings “The Ladies Who Lunch,” which is worth the price of admission. We’ll drink to that!
Is There Still Sex In The City? for less than dinner at Il Cantinori
If your birthday’s coming up, you can have a night out Carrie Bradshaw-style with a dinner at Il Cantinori, where she spent her own 30th birthday, but it’ll cost you $320. But a ticket to Is There Still Sex In The City? is only $29. You’ll get to hear the real-life Carrie Bradshaw — Candace Bushnell, whose New York adventures Sex and the City is based on — share a whole new set of stories about love, fashion, friendship, and divorcing at 50. Grab a cosmopolitan and go!
Mrs. Doubtfire for less than a Dyson vacuum
Household chores are all part of a nanny’s job, as Mrs. Doubtfire knows all too well. You could try to make cleaning feel like a luxury experience by spending $399 on a Dyson vacuum. Or, you could spend about one-tenth of that, $39, on a ticket to Mrs. Doubtfire. You’ll get to watch the titular character do housework and grow closer with her — er, his, as Doubtfire is an alias for a dad named Daniel Hillard — kids. No cleaning on your part required.