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alison

06-07-99, 12:18 PM (GMT)
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"Half-price Bolshoi tickets!"
 
   I'm just back from the half-price ticket booth in Leicester Square, where, as expected, they are selling half-price ( admin fee) tickets for tonight's performance of La Bayadere. Unfortunately, that still puts the prices just the wrong side of 30 (and not much less than the top full price for the Royal Ballet), but still, it's a bargain.

Strangely enough, they don't have any half-price seats for the RB at Sadler's Wells. Wonder why ...

If you're interested, the booth is open from midday (I think) to 6.30 pm. Past experience indicates that the number of performances for which this offer is available will decrease greatly as the season continues, but if you fancy taking a risk, it could be worth it.


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  Concessions and special offers at the Coli and Sadlers Stuart Sweeney 06-07-99 1
     RE: Concessions and special offers at the Coli and Sadlers Eugene Merrett 06-07-99 2
         RE: Concessions and special offers at the Coli and Sadlers alison 08-07-99 3
             RE: Concessions and special offers at the Coli and Sadlers Eugene Merrett 08-07-99 4

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Stuart Sweeney

06-07-99, 03:00 PM (GMT)
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1. "Concessions and special offers at the Coli and Sadlers"
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   At the Coli, a similar arrangment is likely to apply as the one which was used with last year's RB season. Students, Seniors and unemployed with identification will have best seats available for 25, but a decision will only be reached each day at about 5.30, on previous experience. Signs are that tonight they will be available. I heard a rumour that this may be extended to a generally available stand-by offer, but I'm not betting on it.

The RB season is nearly sold out for this week, apparently, so it is unlikely that stand-by concesions will be available for the first few nights at least. However, as has been reported elsewhere on the site, there is a special offer for both the Triple bills. Ring and mention 'Special Triple Bill Offer' and you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1. I've tried it and it works.


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Eugene Merrett

06-07-99, 04:45 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Concessions and special offers at the Coli and Sadlers"
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   Unless VH has factored in a huge profit margin it looks if the Bolshoi is not going to do very well. The fact that the first night has unsold seats which have to be offered at half price is alarming. But somehow I suspected that VH has overpriced this one. I said that in a posting several months ago. Who knows - some rave reviews could really turn things around.

According to the Coli the seats are selling well. Definitely most of the cheaper seats were gone. But I am not sure how the very expensive stalls seats are doing!

According to the Independant the Bolshoi hope to be back in 2001 in Covent Garden if all goes well here.


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alison

08-07-99, 12:11 PM (GMT)
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   Eugene, this is not a new phenomenon. Someone told me today that you could get half-price tickets from Leics. Sq. as much as 10 years ago for the Kirov. Certainly they were available for their last couple of visits, and for the RB's Coliseum season last year (plus ENB's Christmas season).


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Eugene Merrett

08-07-99, 01:14 PM (GMT)
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   Actually the Bolshoi seems to be selling well! At last nights performance the Balcony was full and the the dress circle and stalls like wise. There were a few empty seats in the upper circle.


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