How Long Should You Set Aside to See a Show?


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Generally set aside two to three hours for the show plus travel time. Live theater shows often provide information about run time of the show to customers purchasing tickets. In addition to that time, add the time it takes to travel to and from the theater and to find a parking place if driving, for the total time. Google Maps offers a fairly accurate service to calculate walking, bicycling, public transit and driving travel times.

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How Long Should You Set Aside to See a Show?
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Customers in need of exact run times of live theater shows should call the box office to inquire about the length of the show, including intermission. The box office can also provide information about the most efficient places to park or transit routes to take to maximize the efficiency of travel time to and from the show, despite the crowds.

The most unpredictable part of the total time is the travel time. Other resources for travel time include the local transit organization and the chamber of commerce. These organizations can offer information about the most efficient travel methods during particular times of day in particular locations. Another source for local travel information is local residents who frequently travel within the area. Show goers might access this information through personal connections or through Internet forums.

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