The theatre is a part of cultural London that is essential to experience while visiting. The theatres are historical and beautiful and the talent is superb. The West End is the equivalent of Broadway, and shows are often swapping cities for international transfers. Some of you may not be interested in theatre, but there is a production for everyone: horror, comedy, musical, dance and even opera.
Although these shows tend to be expensive, there are multiple ways to take part without breaking the bank. Discount websites like lastminute.com and whatsonstage.com have tickets at reduced prices and every theatre offers group prices as well. The best suggestion, however, is to take advantage of student specials. Many theatres have a limited number of tickets set aside for students (ages 18-26) on the day of the show. It requires waking up at the crack of dawn, but a £5 admission is a deal unlike any other.
The theatre district spreads across Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Picadilly Circus, which are extra areas to explore before and after a show. I highly recommend roaming around Seven Dials, which houses endless restaurants and bars in a fun, young environment. Take advantage of what the city has to offer!