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sarah

02-07-01, 08:05 AM (GMT)
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"Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking form?"
 
   I just received my first Friends booking form and I have a few questions.

How many alternatives should I include? For example, I'm game for any Rojo-Kobborg night for Don Q, and any seat with unrestricted view, which amounts to 20 different choices. The form says put as many alternatives as possible, but is 20 too excessive? With so many nights available, is it likely they'll sell out?

I'm also putting my choices in order of preference, cheapest to most expensive, but I wonder if they'll just pick the most expensive.

Finally, I really want to see the Cojocaru-Corella wed matinee from a seat in the stalls or grand tier, but if I can't any seat will do. I'm guessing it's unlikely that the matinee will sell out and I'll probably get the seat I want. If I can't is it likely I'll be able to get one through public booking or telephone orders? Or if I include another alternative and get that, can I still go through public booking and hope to get an upgrade?

Thanks for any advice.


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  RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking for... alison 02-07-01 1
     RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking for... eugene merrett 02-07-01 2
         RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking for... jhanner 02-07-01 3
             RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking for... sarah 02-07-01 4
                 RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking for... sarah 02-07-01 5

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alison

02-07-01, 01:21 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking form?"
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   >How many alternatives should I include?
>For example, I'm game for
>any Rojo-Kobborg night for Don
>Q, and any seat with
>unrestricted view, which amounts to
>20 different choices. The form
>says put as many alternatives
>as possible, but is 20
>too excessive? With so many
>nights available, is it likely
>they'll sell out?
>
Yes, and no, I should have thought. Just go for whatever price/seats you feel like - after all, there are over 500 in the stalls, for example - and don't forget that if you tick (or don't tick?) the relevant box they'll allocate seats at a lower price if necessary. On the other hand, if you want advice on where to sit, that's another matter, in which case post again.

>I'm also putting my choices in
>order of preference, cheapest to
>most expensive, but I wonder
>if they'll just pick the
>most expensive.
>
They should do it in the order you put them, as far as I know.

>Finally, I really want to see
>the Cojocaru-Corella wed matinee from
>a seat in the stalls
>or grand tier, but if
>I can't any seat will
>do. I'm guessing it's unlikely
>that the matinee will sell
>out and I'll probably get
>the seat I want.

Weds matinee? I'd be most surprised if it sold out (probably even if it's a half-term, as I can't see any other reason why they'd put one on without it being a schools' matinee).

If
>I can't is it likely
>I'll be able to get
>one through public booking or
>telephone orders?

Probably. A minimum of 20% of tickets are supposed to be held back for the general public.

Or if I
>include another alternative and get
>that, can I still go
>through public booking and hope
>to get an upgrade?
>
Yes, but you'd have to pay an admin charge. I think you're probably worrying unnecessarily - I doubt that Don Q will sell out, given the number of performances, and certainly don't suppose the Friends' allocation will.


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eugene merrett

02-07-01, 01:27 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking form?"
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   I find the front of the amphitheatre a very good deal. But mid amphi is not too bad as well. More over if you book via Friends they tend to give you the best seats in a given area - ie first row.

Do not worry about tickets being sold out - ballet rarely sales except for Ms Gulliem and occasionally Swan Lake!


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jhanner

02-07-01, 02:17 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking form?"
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   Agreed - front of amphitheatre is v.good

And tickets rarely sell out (you may have to settle for slightly worse seats in the popular performances) -generally if you get your form in on time you are rarely disappointed.


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sarah

02-07-01, 03:36 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking form?"
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   Thanks so much for your help!


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sarah

02-07-01, 08:13 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Advice please? - choosing seats from Friends booking form?"
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   BTW, you're right, Corella-Cojocaru is a Saturday matinee, not wednesday.


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