Pay less at panto with money-saving tips from cheap tickets to cut-price snacks

GOING to the panto is all about getting involved . . . but there might be more booing than cheering about the price.

Tickets can be costly, especially if you take the whole family. But there are ways to see a show for less.

Panto tickets can be costly, especially if you take the whole family

Panto tickets can be costly, especially if you take the whole family

Think you can’t afford to take the little ones to watch the likes of Cinderella, Snow White or Sleeping Beauty? 

Oh yes you can . . . 

WE ARE FAMILY: Check if there are savings to be made buying a family ticket.

For example, with the “family saver” ticket to see Brian Conley in Cinderella at Southend, Essex, you get two full-price tickets and two concession tickets with a healthy saving on individual prices.

GO AS A GROUP: Most theatres offer discounts for groups of eight or more. You could get up to 50 per cent off. Be sure to book ahead.

CASH IN ON CASHBACK: You can get up to 15 per cent cashback if you get tickets through Groupon via

LOOK FOR CONCESSIONS: Many theatres offer age-related discounts. At the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, where Snow White, pictured, is showing, Sunday matinee tickets are £20.50. But they are £18.50 for under-18s and over-65s.

TAKE YOUR OWN SNACKS: Avoid unnecessary spending on food and drinks at the venue by stocking up in advance.

WEST END WINDS: Check out ticket platforms for cut-price deals. is offering tickets to Pantoland at The Palladium in London, featuring Donny Osmond and Julian Clary, starting from just £30.

BRING THE PANTO HOME: Opt for an online adventure instead. Puss In Moon Boots, a new interactive film from Sleeping Trees, is fun for all the family — and you can stream it for a month for £5. 


  • Prices here are correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

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