Different ways to buy theatre break packages.
There are several ways to buy theatre break packages. You can do it through various sites on the internet, on your phone, or even in person. The one thing you cannot do is use a price comparison site to find the best deal. How you decide to buy your theatre break packages will depend partly on how highly you value your time and how much time you are prepared to spend comparing the various options. You might even decide you enjoy the process enough to put together your own theatre break package.
Specialist Sites for Theatre Break Packages.
These are sites that just sell theatre break packages. They often specialise in one main kind of break. For example some sell mostly breaks for couples or small groups, others are happy to cater for larger parties. Some offer great deals for coach based breaks, others offer mainly rail breaks. Each site has its own way of helping you personalise your package. That is what they are, really, think of your theatre break package as being like mini package holidays.
With some deals you get almost everything thrown in, like an all inclusive package holiday. This will often mean your tickets, travel, hotel, breakfasts and sometimes one or more dinners, maybe even entertainment on a second night, are covered by the package.
Others have a much cheaper headline price but lots of optional extras which push the final price up. It is hard to compare across deals like this because they are so different. Each company has its own way of putting together the break and its own rules for what is and is not included. It would be great if there were a price comparison site for theatre breaks in some ways but it is hard to see how it could be made to work with there being so many variables.
Alternative Ways of Buying your Theatre Break Packages
In addition to the specialist theatre breaks sites there are other ways to buy your theatre break on line. The rail companies sell theatre breaks, you can buy breaks through local or national newspapers, and sometimes individual hotels do breaks too. The thing about all of these is that they are almost always actually run by one of the specialist theatre breaks companies.They pay an ‘affiliate fee’ to the company you are booking through. Now this is not as such a bad thing. Oddly enough you are not paying any more for your break than you would if you book it direct with the specialist company. The theatre break agencies find it worth their while to pay for access to the other company’s customers. This is exactly how our Readers Offers site works.
Booking your theatre breaks packages off line
You can usually book your theatre break package by phone if you do not want to do it on the internet. All the agencies have contact numbers if you’d rather talk to a human being. Just remember to quote the reference number on the web page. This helps the agent know where you found their number and if you use our Readers Offer site means we do actually get our small (but very welcome) fee.
Another way to buy a theatre break package is to do it through a traditional high street travel agent. This is probably the most expensive way of doing it as they take a commission fee on top of the cost of the holiday. Not all high street travel agent actually offer theatre breaks and often they will be booking your break through one of the specialist companies anyway.
Finally you can put together your own theatre break. This is a bit more work but it can be worthwhile. Military precision in the planning stage will reap big rewards. Decide how you want to travel well before your preferred date. Decide whether you are comfortable being flexible about what you see or you have a particular show in mind. Think about where you want to stay, inner London or out of town. Once you’ve got it all sorted out get on line and track down the best deals for each element. Just don’t forget that your time has value too. If it takes you many hours to sort it all out that is actually quite expensive! Still you can bask in the warm glow of achievement if it all pans out according to plan.