Are you planning at trip to Ireland to take in the rich heritage and culture that the island offers? Do you need to book tickets in advance for specific festivals and events? Are you able to find reasonably priced tickets? When planning a trip to any foreign country, there are always load of questions to be asked and answered.
This article will hopefully both pose questions and provide answer to these questions.
Belfast: the capital of Northern Ireland.
Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and is easily accessible from all major global cities via air or sea. It is also the tenth largest urban area in the United Kingdom. According to VisitBelfast.com, modern Belfast is “packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food, super shopping… you might even spot a ship or two. You’ll also find some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.”
This certainly inspires me to visit Ireland to take some of the major festivals. If this isn’t the first time that you will be visiting Ireland, and you have already booked for some of the events you want to see, it is still advisable to pre-book as many tickets as possible to more Belfast events rather than arriving on the day of the festival, hoping that there will still be available tickets.
Here is a list of ways that you can utilize to procure reasonably priced tickets to the events you would like to attend:
- Book tickets online.
It is the quickest and easiest way to save on theatre ticket bookings. Book your tickets online to avail discounts.
- Wait for standby tickets and returns.
Usually, there are unsold or returned tickets due to a number of reasons. Who knows? You might actually find tickets for the show you want.
- Be on the lookout for theatre packages.
Big theatre shows usually pair up with a variety of restaurants, hotels, and other establishments to offer big discounts to theatre-goers.
- Win tickets from lotteries and contests
Get a chance to win a ticket for your favourite show by joining the lottery or other online contests. Try your luck and get a chance to see your most wanted show.
- Go as a group.
The adage proves that the more people you are with, the merrier and memorable the event becomes. What’s more is that some theatres offer discounts for big groups. Let your friends and loved ones know about it, and watch the show together.
- Watch Matinees
Matinees are identical to the whole show, but these are just performed earlier. These tend to be cheaper than the late night shows.
The best things in life are not free. They might be on the costly side; however, with a little research and resourcefulness, you will be able to procure tickets to your favourite shows at a great prices. Feel the magic of the pulsing Belfast festivals and theatre events and you join the crowds for an experience of a lifetime.