Are you stuck thinking about where to get theatre tickets? Come on in, shop online and check out our what we have on offer! The Society of London Theatre operates tkts, the only official half-price London theatre tickets booth in Leicester Square and can now also be found at Brent Cross Shopping Centre. Half Price and discounted tickets for a number of shows can be bought on the day of the performance, as well as up to 7 days in advance. Theatre tickets can only be purchased by personal callers — there is no telephone number. There is a service charge of £3.00 per ticket. Tkts Leicester Square is located in the clocktower building at the centre of the Square. It is open Monday to Saturday: 10:00-19:00 and Sundays: 11:00-16:00. tkts at Brent Cross Shopping Centre can be found on the Upper Mall next to M&S and is open Monday to Friday: 10:00-13:30 and 14:00-16:30, Saturdays: 10:00-19:00 and Sunday: 12 noon-13:30 and 14:00-16:30.
Once you have your theatre tickets, you will be on your way to an unforgettable experience. A seldom talked about subject is props. A theatrical property, commonly referred to as a prop, is any object held or used on stage by an actor for use in furthering the plot or story line of a theatrical production, as well as giving the scenery, actors, or performance space specific period, place or character. Smaller props are referred to as “hand props”. Larger props may also be set decoration, such as a chair or table. The difference between a set decoration and a prop is use. If the item is not touched by a performer for any reason it is simply a set decoration. If it is touched by the actor in accordance to script requirements or as deemed by the director, it is a prop.
The history of props began when small acting troupes were formed during the renaissance and travelled throughout Europe. These “companies,” functioning as cooperatives, pooled resources and divided any income. Many performers provided their own costumes, but special items: stage weapons, furniture or other hand-held devices were considered “company property,” thus the term “property,” which eventually was shortened to “prop.” The first known props were stylized hand held masks, called Onkoi, used by performers in “Greek Theatre” and have become symbols of theatre today, known as the “comedy and tragedy masks”.
The term has readily transferred to television and motion picture production, where they are commonly referred to by the phrase movie prop or film prop.
Once you have your theatre tickets, make sure you aren’t late, and enjoy your show!
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