Terms and Conditions

Important information relating to COVID-19

For guests wanting to make a booking:

If you’re already making plans for a Theatre Break this year, thats great to hear. You can book online via our websites at any time. We understand that many guests do like to speak to our Guest Experience Team before booking. If you need to get in touch with us please email us: contact-us@show-and-stay.co.uk and a member of our Guest Experience Team will be in touch.

As we all deal with the challenges of the coronavirus, we are asking our team to work from home, prioritising responding to guests with imminent Breaks and the most urgent enquiries. In order to help them do that, we’re temporarily closing our Show & Stay phone lines.

Guests who already have a booking:

As we all deal with the challenge of the coronavirus, we are asking our team to work from home, prioritising responding to guests with imminent Shortbreaks and the most urgent enquiries. In order to help them do that, we’re temporarily closing our Show & Stay phone lines. If you need to get in touch with us please use the above email and a member of our Guest Experience Team will be in touch.

Our response time:

If you have emailed us, we will aim to get back to you within 14 working days. Currently, we are prioritising guests who are due to stay up to and including the 28th June 2020.

Future breaks:

If you have a Theatre Break that is in the future and currently not affected by the closure dates we ask that you refrain from contacting us for the moment.

We will continue to closely monitor and follow government guidelines and are committed to keeping our guests updated through our website, so for further information and updates please check back regularly. If any future changes impact your break, we will get in touch. 

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

Theatre and Hotel Package Bookings

Holiday Extras Limited, Booking Conditions for Theatre and Hotel Packages.
We want to offer you the best products and the best service. We aim to consistently exceed your expectations, so that when you are booking with us, you can feel confident you're with the best team there is. This section aims to bring important points to your attention.

These booking conditions form the basis of your contract with Holiday Extras Limited. The web site address www.show-and-stay.co.uk is used by Holiday Extras Limited for the promotion of hotels with Theatre tickets.

All Show and Stay Theatre Breaks are booked and payable through Holiday Extras. Once your hotel package for Show and Stay has been confirmed we will accept responsibility for it in accordance with the following Booking Conditions as an 'organiser' under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018.

1. Making your booking

The party leader must be authorised to make the booking on the basis of these Booking Conditions by all persons named on the booking and by their parent or guardian for all party members who are under 18 when the booking is made. The party leader is responsible for making all payments due to us. The party leader must be at least 18 when the booking is made. Please be aware that one guest per room must be 18 years old or over.

All bookings must be made on line via the website (www.show-and-stay.co.uk), via our Call Centre or through one of our approved affiliates. At the end of the booking process, you are asked to confirm that you have read and agree with our Booking Conditions. Your booking will be confirmed by a booking reference, we will reconfirm this to you and provide you confirmation by email. Please print and keep this confirmation email as it must be exchanged for Theatre Tickets at your chosen Theatre Box Office.

Please check your Booking Confirmation carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the confirmation appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later.

If you make a booking for three or more people, we cannot guarantee that you will be seated together in the theatre.

2. Payment

Full payment is required at the time of booking. Credit card payments and debit card bookings do not accrue a surcharge.

Please note: Show & Stay uses the merchant ID "HX SHORT BREAKS". Once you have made your booking and payment has been taken from your account, "HX SHORT BREAKS" will appear on your bank account statement alongside the amount taken for your booking.

3. Your contract

A binding contract between us comes into existence when the final page of the booking confirmation procedure gives you a booking reference and/or our Call Centre give you a confirmation reference over the telephone. This contract and all matters arising out of it are governed by English law.

4. The cost of your Theatre break

Holiday Extras is committed to providing the highest standards and the best choice of product, at the best prices, so throughout the season we continually review our products and prices. There are likely to be some seasonal special offers and in some circumstances prices may go up. The price of your chosen package will be confirmed at the time of booking. The advertised 50% saving when including rail travel refers to the rail portion of your theatre break only.

We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices. We will do so as soon as we become aware of the error.
A total price of your chosen break will be given before you confirm your booking which you may accept or not.

All prices are for pre-booking and include VAT at the current rate of 20%.
Payment is always taken in Great British Pounds. Guide prices in US Dollars and Euros are only provided for the convenience of overseas customers. These are based on recent rates of exchange but the final price paid may differ depending on the exact exchange rate at the time of purchase.

5. Cancellation / Amendments by you

Unfortunately all of our packages are non-cancellable, non-refundable and non-amendable. However, we are able to change the names on your booking up until 3 days before your stay date. Just call our friendly Customer Experience team on 0800 0832 841.

6. Changes and cancellation by us

Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors on web sites / brochures and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings and we must reserve the right to do so.
Occasionally, we have to make a significant change. Significant changes include the following changes when made before departure:

  • A change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard
  • A change of accommodation area

If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options: (a) accepting the changed arrangements or (b) purchasing an alternative Theatre Break from us, of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. If the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original one, we will refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we will not ask you to pay any more

(c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us.
Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one.

If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will pay you compensation (up to a maximum of £20 per person) where appropriate, subject to the following exceptions:

Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care.

No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time)

In all cases, our liability for significant changes and cancellations is limited to offering you the above mentioned options and, where applicable, compensation. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation.

7. Force Majeure

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss (as more fully described in clause 9 (1) below) as a result of "force majeure".

In these Booking Conditions, "force majeure" means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity or actual threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.

8. Our Liability to you

(1) We promise to make sure that all parts of the break we have agreed to arrange, perform or provide as part of our contract with you are arranged, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. We will accept responsibility if any death, personal injury, failure or deficiency of your arrangements is caused by any fault of ours, or our agents or suppliers. When we talk about fault above, this means failure by ourselves or our agents or suppliers (as applicable) to use reasonable skill and care in performing or providing the service in question. Please note it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim.

(2) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (for example loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following:
the fault of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or the fault of a third party not connected with the provision of your break which we could not have predicted or avoided or an event or circumstance which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not have predicted or avoided even after taking all reasonable care (see clause 8) the fault of anyone who is not carrying out work for us (generally or in particular) at the time.

In addition, we will not be responsible where you do not enjoy your break or suffer any problems because of a reason you did not tell us about when you booked your break or where any problems you suffer did not result from any breach of our contract or other fault of ourselves or, if you have booked a package from us and we were responsible for them, our suppliers or agents or where any losses, expenses, costs or other sum you have suffered relate to any business.
We cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our brochure and we have not agreed to arrange them.

(3) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract - and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred if not the UK - will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those services been provided in the UK.

Where any claim or part of a claim concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and off the transport concerned) provided by any rail carrier or any stay in a hotel, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier or hotel keeper concerned would have to pay under the international convention which applies to the travel arrangements or hotel stay in question. Please note: Where a carrier or hotel would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable International Convention or Regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question.

(4) You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out in clause 10 below. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to cooperate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred.

9. Complaints and problems

In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your break whilst away, you must immediately inform the supplier of the service(s) in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to the supplier as soon as possible. If you are still dissatisfied, you must notify us at the earliest opportunity. Until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. If you remain dissatisfied, however, you must write to our Customer Relations Manager within 28 days of the end of the break you have purchased from us giving your booking reference and full details of your complaint.

For all complaints and claims which do not involve death, personal injury or illness, we regret we cannot accept liability if you fail to notify the complaint or claim entirely in accordance with this clause.

10. Your Responsibilities

Bookings are accepted on the understanding that all persons travelling are normally in good health and able to fulfil the physical demands of a theatre break.

11. Conditions of suppliers

Many of the services which make up your break are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier's liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions (see clause 9 (3)). Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from the supplier concerned.

12. Special requests and medical problems

If you have any special request, you must advise us at the time of booking. Although we will endeavour to pass any reasonable requests on to the relevant supplier, we regret we cannot guarantee any request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability.

13. Allergies and special dietary requirements

If you have chosen a pre-theatre meal as part of your package, it is your responsibility to let the restaurant know of any food allergies or other dietary requirements.

14. Disabilities and medical conditions

If you or any member of your party has any medical problem or disability which may affect your break, please tell us before you confirm your booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of the person concerned, we must reserve the right to decline their reservation or, if full details are not given at the time of booking, cancel when we become aware of these details.

15. Financial security

For all Theatre and hotel packages we operate a trust account. This arrangement means your money will be refunded in the unlikely event of our being unable to provide your break due to our insolvency.

16. Call Monitoring and Recording

As part of our continuing effort to ensure you receive the highest service standards, we may monitor and record your call for training purposes.

17. Directions/Ticket Collection

Ticket Postage: If you selected to have your tickets posted to you they will be dispatched within 14 days of you making your booking via Royal Mail. If your tickets have not arrived 14 days before you are due to leave on your theatre break please contact our Customer Experience team for assistance. 

Ticket collection: If you have not selected to have your tickets delivered before your break please ensure you leave plenty of time to collect your Theatre Tickets, we strongly recommend you arrive at the Theatre AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE. Tickets can be collected from your Theatre Box Office up to 1 hour before the show start time. Late arrivals may not be permitted access to the Theatre, we cannot accept any liability for you missing your show. Please ensure you have a print out of your confirmation voucher to exchange for your Theatre Tickets.

18. Cast members

We are unable to guarantee the appearance of individual cast members in any given performance.

19. Overnight parking

Please contact the hotel directly to be advised of the most suitable parking arrangements for your stay and the associated parking charges. Parking is not included in the cost of your Theatre Break. Please remember you may need to pay the London Congestion charge if you drive into Central London.

20. Holiday Extras star ratings

All hotel star ratings in Holiday Extras literature are Holiday Extras own ratings and are based on the following:
Any official rating awarded to the hotel, for example: AA Stars, RAC Stars and ETB Crowns will be considered, but they would not translate directly into the equivalent number of Holiday Extras stars.

If a hotel does not hold an official rating, we evaluate it on a similar basis to most official scheme operators.
In both of the above cases, when giving our rating we also consider: Feedback we have received from our customers.
Feedback from our own regular visits to the hotels, both on business & as customers.

21. Standard rooms

All rooms offer a private bathroom with shower and in some cases a bath (unless other wise stated).

22. Breakfast

Breakfast included at most hotels, please check when booking.

23. Leisure facilities

May be charged for and admission restricted for children.

24. Alarm calls

As hotels do not take responsibility for alarm calls we suggest you take a travel alarm.

26. Pre-authorisation at hotel

Please be aware that most hotels will ask you for a credit or debit card against which they can pre-authorise an amount in respect of any extras or other expenses charged to the room. The amount pre-authorised is at the discretion of the hotel and varies widely. In the event that any charges are payable you will be free to pay for these either with the pre-authorised card or by any other acceptable means.

25. Theatre Breaks by Rail

Rail travel to London is only available as a destination when issued as part of a hotel stay and theatre package.

Tickets are not valid for travel on trains arriving in London before 10am Monday-Friday. For East Coast routes, tickets are not valid for travel on Monday to Friday services timed to arrive on London before 11:00, or on services timed to depart from London King's Cross 15:27 to 18:59 inclusive (Monday to Thursday) or 15:27 to 19:01 inclusive (Friday). Standard Class tickets are not valid for travel from King's Cross or Edinburgh on any serves timed to depart 13:44 or later on Sundays.

If you travel during these barred periods, your ticket will have no value and you will have to purchase an appropriate new ticket for the entire journey. We are unable to reserve or guarantee seats for rail travel.

Infants and children under the age of 5 travel free of charge. Children aged 5-15 travel free with every full fare paying adult. There must be a minimum of 2 full-fare paying passengers per booking, traveling on a return journey (no one way fares available). All passengers must travel together. Single rooms with travel are not available unless booked with a twin/double.

Tickets are valid for 1 month.

Customers may be asked to show documentation relating to their theatre break package to Train Operating Company Staff.

Low Season excludes some holiday dates. If the outward or inward journey falls on a high season date, the high season price applies.

All tickets are subject to the standard conditions of the carrier.

Underground travel is not included with Rail tickets unless otherwise stated on your ticket or if you have purchased an Oyster Card from us.

If you choose to pay for the Royal Mail Special Delivery™ Next Day:

  • This service insures contents up to a value of £500 as standard for loss and damage.
  • Tickets will arrive by 1pm the day after they have been dispatched from our offices. We aim to dispatch all tickets within 24 hours of receiving your booking during normal office hours. Please note that due to our opening hours your tickets may take up to 1 week to arrive.
  • All tickets need to be signed for and it is the customers responsibility to make sure someone is available to sign for the tickets / collect from Post Office should you miss Royal Mail.
  • Should your rail tickets not arrive 7 days after your booking please contact Show & Stay's customer experience team on 0800 0832 841 and we will take up your claim with Royal Mail. This may not be resolved in time for your break and may require you to purchase additional tickets. Show & Stay will not be liable for any additional costs incurred.
  • - Should your rail tickets fail to arrive we will not issue replacement rail tickets, refund the original rail tickets or purchase new rail tickets on your behalf. Any monies paid will be recoverable by you from Royal Mail.

If you choose to NOT pay for the Royal Mail Special Delivery™ Next Day:

  • Show & Stay will accept no liability for any rail tickets that do not arrive.
  • We will not issue replacement rail tickets, refund the original rail tickets or purchase new rail tickets on your behalf.
  • All rail tickets will be posted first class within our normal working office hours.

For up to Date Information on Timetables and Journeys
Please call: National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 or visit www.railtrack.com

26. Seat Selection

Whilst the theatre will endeavour to honour your selection this may not always be possible, if this is the case you will be offered seats of the same or increased value.

27. Gift Vouchers

As of 28th May 2015, gift vouchers are no longer available to purchase. Vouchers issued before this date are subject to the following terms and conditions:

Gift Vouchers must be redeemed with Show & Stay within one year after the date they were purchased. The stay date of the package may fall after this one year period. Unused vouchers may not be redeemed after this period. Vouchers can only be redeemed in exchange for Show and Stay packages, that is to say packages including hotel stays and theatre tickets, or packages including hotel stays, theatre tickets and rail travel. Vouchers may not be redeemed against the costs of London Attractions available from Show & Stay.

You may redeem part of the value of your voucher - but any remaining credit must still be used within one year from the date on which the voucher was purchased.

Vouchers are strictly non-refundable. All packages purchased with vouchers are subject to our standard terms and conditions

28. Distances between products

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that all our distances between products are accurate and up to date we rely on this information from a third party. As a result we cannot be accountable for any inaccuracies in the information.

Holiday Extras Limited, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF Contact us regarding Theatre and Hotel Packages on Email: enquiries@show-and-stay.co.uk Telephone: 0800 0832 841 quoting WW059 (or from outside the UK on +44 1303 816125)