a scene from the musical Les Miserables being performed in Toronto

Cheap, Discount Tickets for Toronto Theatre Shows

Looking for cheap, discount tickets to live theatre shows while visiting Toronto? It’s possible.

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Next to New York and London, no other city in the world offers more live theatre options than Toronto. No wonder so many people include taking in a show as part of their itinerary when visiting the city and what can make the experience even sweeter is saving on tickets.

Big deals on big Toronto Theatre Shows. Is it possible?

If your desire is to see one of the big theatre productions that are on in Toronto than it’s less likely you’re going to be able to get a discounted ticket.

Tickets for many of the “big” shows sell out in advance. Unless you plan ahead and purchase your tickets before, you are probably going to have buy from a third-party ticket seller, like Stubhub, which means you could end up paying a little more than the original ticket price or a little less if you buy your ticket close to the show’s start time or just a few minutes after.

Depending on the day and time of the show you want to see you could catch a deal on tickets to a Toronto theatre production. Here’s how:

Our advice on how to save on Toronto Theatre Show tickets

Step A: Pick a Show

To see what’s playing in Toronto the best website to check out is NowPlayingToronto.com.

This website is your one-stop, online guide. It features shows, events, festivals and more.

NowPlayingToronto.com provides you with an overview of each production and a link to buy tickets. But, before you click that link and buy those tickets, do this:

Step B: Call the theatre and ask the following:

1. Do you have Rush Tickets?

Sometimes, on the day of the performance, discounted rush tickets are available for purchase at noon. The most likely days when this will occur are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

2. Do you have Pay-What-You-Can Tickets?
Sunday is usually the day when these types of discount theatre tickets are available. They are available on a first come, first serve basis and normally only at the box office.

3. Do you have Group Discount Tickets?
If you’re visiting Toronto as part of a group, you can probably get a break on the price of your ticket to a theatre show. The chances even greater if your group consists of 10 or more people.

Plus check Groupon for Deals on Toronto Theatre Shows

ad for Groupon, another way to save on cheap things to do in torontoAnother great way to score cheap, discount tickets to Toronto theatre shows is to check Groupon, the money-saving website that features local discounts in 150 cities.

Visit the “Toronto Things to Do” Groupon page and you’ll find savings of anywhere from 40-90% on Toronto theatre productions.

The Toronto Things to Do Groupon page is a smart place to check out when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Toronto visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.

Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.

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