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hobbit123

14-03-02, 03:20 PM (GMT)
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"RB Giselle matinee?? "
 
   Hello there, I was wondering if it is worth going to the matinee performance of Giselle (Benjamin/Stiefel) on the 23rd of March? What are the chances of my getting day seats or a low-price standby ticket? Or any seats by going to the box office on the day itself for that matter. I know it is an extremely popular ballet, but are the matinees usually full? Just wondering...if anyone can help, please reply! Thank you very much!


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sylvia

14-03-02, 03:48 PM (GMT)
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   My experience is that matinees come very close to selling out so there definitely won't be any low-priced standbys (which are pretty rare, even if there were hundreds of seats still left.) And it will be much harder finding any decent seats this being Giselle and all.

Your best bet is to queue for the day seats before the box-office opens. I hope you manage to get a seat!


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sylvia

14-03-02, 03:51 PM (GMT)
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   BTW, I think Benjamin/Stiefel in Giselle are definitely worth going to see!


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David M

15-03-02, 10:45 PM (GMT)
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   LAST EDITED ON 15-03-02 AT 10:48 PM (GMT)

Hello Hobbit 123,


Only yesterday i queued for day seats for La Bayadere( Thursday 14th March 2002), being the first time ever I had put myself through this torture of getting up so early and queueing for day seats.

I arrived at 9.00am (later than i had intended ) and was 9th in the queue ,. After asking a few questions to the people in front on myself , I found out that the first arrivals( three Americans on holiday)had arrived at 7.30am, being two and a half hours before the day seats went on sale. At the opening of the box office at 10.00am there were approximatly 25/30 people in the queue.

To try and get as much info as possible from the box office staff about trying to get day seats I pumped them with questions and elicitated that for some days they still have tickets at 12.30pm for day seats , but obviously for the more popular performances the tickets are snapped up by early queuers( especially for Opera).


On the day there are 67 ? seats available for sale , some in the Amphi, with most seats being in the Stalls Circle at I think 33.00.

However their are 5 , repeat 5 seats available , in the stalls circle, stage right , restricred view at 6.00( Saturday prices) . If you manage to get the the two furthest seats from the stage , i think C 99 / C 98 , you can see a lot of the dancing , the closer you get the stage the more restricted the view is.

I suggest you get there early , and I hope you get the seats you want.

Take Care


David


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