Women Are Valentine's Day Big Spenders

Feb 06, 2013, 11:47 ET from TheatrePeople.com

LONDON, February 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

More than half of romantic West End theatre dates are paid for by women

Theatre visits are among the UK's most popular Valentine's dates. According to research carried out by leading theatre retailer TheatrePeople.com, 60% of West End theatre seats on Valentine's night will be booked by women.

With traditional expectations that men will pick up the Valentine's tab still embedded, the figures can't help but raise an eyebrow.

The ultimate romantic show for female buyers on 14 February is Mamma Mia!, followed by the musical classics of Wicked and The Lion King.

Super sexy dance spectacular Midnight Tango is the show of choice for men, clearly hoping to sweep their sweethearts off their feet.

Interestingly, both men and women are choosing to splurge on their romantic night out by treating their loved ones to the best seats in the house, bucking austerity trends.

But regardless of whose name is on the debit card, we applaud both sexes for caring enough to treat their loved ones to a very special Valentine's treat with an unforgettable night together at the theatre.

Traditionally one of the busiest nights in Theatreland, tickets are selling fast for the 14th February.

But fear not if you have not yet organised your Valentine's night out. TheatrePeople.com still has an excellent selection of shows on offer, as well as great value dinner and show packages and theatre hotels breaks. Visit http://www.theatrepeople.com to share the love.

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