The winter theatre season is upon us, and companies and local groups are competing for our attention. If booking a show with your family every couple of months is a routine of yours, you might be already searching for the right musical or panto your kids and grown up family members would love and talk about for many years to come. Below you will find some tips on how to choose the family show to see this winter.
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The first thing you will have to consider is whether or not the show is suitable for your kids. You will be able to check the age recommendation on the programme or online. On the other hand, you might not be sure that your parents will enjoy a programme only designed for preschoolers. Find a show that can appeal to all ages, and will keep everyone engaged with what is happening on the stage.
Taking your whole family out for a show can be expensive business. If you would like to save your pennies, you might want to look for discount codes for theatres on some of the local sites and couponing pages. Sometimes you get an early bird offer or a preview of the show for a low cost. If you are not a member of one of your local groups, you might want to support them annually, in exchange for discount on tickets.
If you are going to see the show with kids, you will have to make sure they will not get too tired before you get there. Make it into a weekend break and book a hotel if needs be, but there is nothing worse than having kids falling asleep on a theatre show or being tired and causing havoc. Likewise, take into consideration the needs of your older relatives. They might not be OK walking into a theatre after being in the car for hours.
You can combine the theatre trip with a great family meal, too. If you are visiting a larger city, there will be plenty of great offers on, but chances are that you will have to make a reservation on time. Whether you are booking a matinee or an evening show, you can get great lunch and dinner offers at places that are suitable for kids and older generations, too.
Reputation of the Theatre Company
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If you want to make sure that you are choosing the right show, you will have to check the reviews of the theatre company online. Even TripAdvisor will feature them, but it is worth browsing through the social media pages, as well. Check out their site and find out whether or not they employed a professional theatre website production company or simply trusted a college kid with the design.
Choosing a winter show can be challenging when you want to please different generations in your family. Plan ahead, read reviews, and arrange accommodation, if needed.