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Kids Week 2015: how to improve your chances of getting the best tickets

Kids Week 2015 is coming! One of the biggest and best events on the theatre calendar is gearing up for another fantastic month of West End thrills.

All throughout August, kids can go free to a host of West End shows, including Bend It Like Beckham, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain 3, Jersey Boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Sunny Afternoon and Disney’s The Lion King, plus loads more.

So how do you bag the best tickets when they go on sale on Tuesday 16 June? We’ve got the best tips from the experts at Ticketmaster – check them out below.

1. Open you account and log in now

We’ve said it before but ensuring you have ALL the basics covered before tickets go on sale is essential. Log in at Ticketmaster.co.uk today, and check your account ahead of time. We recommend triple checking passwords, delivery address, and billing information now, reducing time when processing your order on the day.

2. Make a list of priority tickets

As you’ve probably noticed by now, there are LOADS of top West End shows taking part in Kids Week 2015. Some tickets can be limited and will fly fast, so make a list of a few shows that you’d like to attend before they go on sale. Head to kidsweek.co.uk and Ticketmaster.co.uk/kidsweek for a full list of participating shows and scheduling info.

3. Don’t refresh your screen

Ticketmaster will experience unprecedented traffic when Kids Week 2015 tickets go on sale, so patience really will pay. We advise you to stick to one window when you’re waiting in the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue. As frustrating as we know it can get, Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated software to ensure the whole ticket purchasing process runs as smoothly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

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4. Set a reminder for general sale times

Kids Week 2015 tickets go on general sale at 10:00 on Tuesday 16 June at Ticketmaster.co.uk/kidsweek. A child aged 16 or under can go free to any participating show when accompanied by an adult paying full price. Parents can also purchase up to two extra children’s tickets at half price.

5. Follow our social channels for real time updates

Keep up-to-date with the general sale by following us at Twitter.com/TicketmasterUK and Facebook.com/TicketmasterUK.

If anything changes with tickets, our social followers will be the first to hear about it. We send real time updates as the general sales happens, including any technical difficulties that might occur and alerts on when new tickets come available and directs fans to shows with best ticket availability.

6. Don’t miss the sale on Tuesday

Kids Week 2015 goes on general sale on Tuesday 16 June at 10:00. Tickets will b available at  Ticketmaster.co.uk/kidsweek

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