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Ann Williams

25-09-01, 03:59 PM (GMT)
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"ROH's 'flexi discount scheme'"
 
   Does anyone know what the ROH's flexi discount scheme is? I received a Stop Press notice this morning showing a pricing structure apparently replacing one sent earlier with apologies for any inconvenience caused.

I presume that this was sent to me in error, and I certainly hope that the prices shown refer to group rather than individual bookings. (67.50 for amphi seats...)


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  RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme' Anneliese 25-09-01 1
     RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme' alison 26-09-01 3
         RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme' Anneliese 27-09-01 4
  RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme' Robert 26-09-01 2
     RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme' Robert 27-09-01 5

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Anneliese

25-09-01, 04:57 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme'"
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   Funnily enough, I looked at this piece of paper this morning (found it in my briefcase while looking for something else) and found to my delight the following information:

Onegin AND Cosi fan tutte 269.28
Cosi fan tutte AND Onegin 210.32

There were other notable errors and inconsistencies, but that was the one that made me laugh!!!

Basically, the deal is 10% off for 2 performances, 12% off for 3, 15% off for four, but the prices shown were incorrect. Why doesn't someone go down the road and pick up the ENO flexible discount scheme brochure and find out how to do it properly?


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alison

26-09-01, 10:37 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme'"
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   Quite. The reason was that there were some horrendous errors in the first letter - prices for 2 performances in the Front Amphi at 260-odd, if I remember rightly! Incidentally, do I understand that Friends didn't get this offer (it was on the 2nd page of the letter sent out with the mailing list)? I wondered last time around if it was merely a reaction to poorer bookings than expected for some productions.

The ROH has always seemed very reluctant to offer any subscriptions. I remember the odd limited subscription offer, but they were always for opera, so I wasn't interested. Judging by the limited seating available (stalls, front amphi and somewhere else), I would say that they're trying to flog the seats/productions that won't sell particularly well, to counteract the horrible price rises in some areas this year. After all, if you're forcing your amphitheatre regulars further back as you put the prices up, you won't bother offering discounts on the rear seats, will you?

The only time I remember ballet discounts being offered (apart from when the company was away from home) was for various RB summer seasons - 2 or 3 different programmes, and you'd get, I think, 25% off if you booked for all 3. Rather more generous than what they're offering now.

ENO's subscription scheme is, I agree, far better. I can't remember what the discounts are (except I'm sure they are more generous), but I seem to remember that once you've booked 3 performances in a season you automatically get 10% off any other performances that you book for later. Don't we wish ...


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Anneliese

27-09-01, 03:30 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme'"
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   ENO's discount scheme is 15% off for 3 performances, 20% for 4, 25% for 5 and 30% for 6 (not always available, this last) and 10% off any additional tickets bought if you go for one of the above offers. But the ROH has made a step in the right direction by making the % discount the same for all seats (not the case the last time I saw a subscription scheme!)


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Robert

26-09-01, 02:06 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme'"
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   The answer to your question is : A shambles.


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Robert

27-09-01, 05:17 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: ROH's 'flexi discount scheme'"
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   I do not think the ROH have a problem with poor bookings, certainly not with Opera. Some Operas are impossible to book for, and had hardly any seats available when public bookings opened. Ballet may be different as there is not much choice.


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