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Half-Tix Melbourne

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Published August 1st 2011
It's a wintery Wednesday afternoon. As you stare outside your office window watching people shuffling their way through the rain, the word dreary comes to mind. It's a gray, dull, cold day, which leads to another gray, dull, cold, boring weeknight. Suddenly you've got the blues. What can you possibly do in the city on a weeknight. You could do the usual of eating out and rushing home to see the season finale of Masterchef, or you could add a bit of mid-week excitement to your life.

For all of you who've been in the same situation, you'll be surprised to know that there's a lot more going on in the city than you'd think.

Half Tix is a little Melbourne secret that most people pass without noticing. Located on the corner of Collins and Swanston St, this underground secret is the best place to go to get the days cheapest tickets to gigs which aren't sold out for the night. As the name suggests, the tickets are half price, so not only do you get to see what's happening in town, but you get to do it for a cheap price, guaranteed.

Half tix sell tickets usually on the day of the performance, but only for weeknights. The only way to get the tickets is to go to their office, as they don't have a phone service. While you're quickly heading there after work or making an early visit at lunch, make sure you have cash on you, as they don't except any other method of payment.

You may think the variety wouldn't be broad or that they must sell the most unwanted tickets around, but you'll be surprised. Most people don't even know what wonderful gigs happen in Melbourne, so you can probably get your hands to some of the best shows in town, especially since they're on weeknights.

The tickets range from music concerts; opera shows, comedy shows, dance shows, tickets for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival; sporting events and even bus tours! You'll never know what you'll get. It's almost like a lucky dip for your weeknight entertainment, so surprise yourself.

If you can't decide what you want to see, the helpful staff at Half Tix will always help you out, so you're sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

So to add a bit of spontaneity to your weeknight, some color and to bring some life back into your boring week, why not give Half-Tix a go. With the Melbourne arts arena always being surprising and colorful, who knows what adventure you'll be on. You're sure to be the office envy the next day. Who knew you could have so much fun on a weeknight!
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Why? Cheapest tickets in town
When: Mon 10am-2pm, Tues-Thurs 11am-6pm, Fri 11am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Where: Melbourne Town Hall - Entrance off Swanston Street (cnr Collins st and Swanston st, Melbourne CBD)
Cost: Discounted tickets
I am surprised alot of people in Melbourne, don't know about Half-tix. I have been to some great events.
By Coffee Break With Belinda - senior reviewer
Friday, 28th of February @ 11:41 am
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