Whether or not you are already well-versed in your local theatre, chances are you could always go more. There are many reasons why you might want to do so. Not least is the fact that you will be supporting a local institution which relies on ticket sales in order to survive. It doesn’t matter where you live, chances are there is some kind of local venue which you can support by attending a few shows. What’s more, these can be a great way to spend an evening, whether it’s with your partner, your whole family, or even just by yourself. So, what are your best options for what to see at your local theatre? Let’s take a look at just a few here, and why you might want to consider them this year.

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Concerts

This has to be one of the most popular options of all, and for a very good reason. If you are a particular fan of any contemporary music, then one of the best ways to make the most of and enjoy that particular interest is to see your favorite musicians live. It doesn’t matter what genre or kind of music you are into – as long as you are keen to see them live, then chances are you can find somewhere where they are likely to be performing this year. Seeing your favorite bands and singers live is great because it is a fantastic opportunity to support those people who are creating music and art that you love, and that is one of the best things you can possibly do with your time. If you feel that your local area does not have much in the way of actual gigs of the bands you love, then you still have a few options available to you. For a start, you could try going to the performance of a band that you don’t know quite as well. If you never do this, then you never come across new tastes and styles, and your interest in music never expands. This is a powerful way to expand your interests, and it is definitely worthwhile. Alternatively, of course, you might consider following your favorites across the country, as many die-hard fans are keen to do. Whatever you decide on, there are always ways of ensuring that you get to see some of your favorite bands.

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Drama

If you have something of an interest in all things thespian, then one particularly enjoyable way to visit your local theatre is to go and see what dramas they might have on. Chances are, they have a number of plays on throughout the year, and if you are a fan of drama then this can be a great way to spend an evening out. If you don’t think that you do have much interest in this, then it is worth giving it a go anyway. You might be surprised at how much you actually enjoy yourself, even if you think you won’t. There is plenty to pay attention to here to make the most of it, whether it is the acting itself or even the way the production is put together. If you happen to have a particular interest in the way that plays are staged, then you can watch with that in mind, rather than getting absorbed into the play itself. It is the sheer number of ways in which you can watch any dramatic play that makes the experience so varied and fascinating. Just make sure that you are happy with your choice of play before you go, and you should find yourself enjoying it hugely.

Opera

Opera is one of those art forms which is often massively misrepresented by the culture of which it is a part. If you have never given opera a chance, the truth is that you might find it surprisingly accessible, enjoyable and easy to get along with. There are a huge number of operas to choose from, and no two are quite the same, so you should make sure to research the one you intend to see before you actually go. What’s more, make sure you are prepared to sit there for a long time, as even the short operas can run into the four hour mark. As long as you are prepared for this, however, you should find that it is fine. Hopefully, you will simply be too engrossed in the performance and the music to feel bored or restless.

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Musicals

When it comes to the likes of musicals, it takes a certain kind of person to really enjoy them. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give them a go, regardless of who you are. There are many that people of all walks of life will enjoy greatly, and it is worth giving them a go if you are keen to support your local theatre. One of the things you should bear in mind here is that musicals tend to be very popular, so if you want to get in there you need to book early, probably online as with Hamilton Pantages tickets. As long as you book far in advance, you should find that you are able to secure a decent seat – and this will go a long way towards improving the overall experience for you. Then it is just a matter of making sure that you are going to enough of them to fill your year up! With any luck, your local theatre will have plenty of musicals on throughout the year.

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Ballet

Similarly to the opera, many people avoid the ballet simply because of the image that they hold of it in their mind. However, this is not entirely fair. The ballet is a very old and enduring pastime, and it endures for the very good reason that many people enjoy it greatly. If you have never been to see the ballet, why not make this the year that you finally do so? You might be pleasantly surprised at just how enjoyable an experience it can be – and you might even find yourself wanting to go back for more later in the year.

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