HomeMagazineListingsUpdateLinksContexts

 


 Ballet.co Postings Pages

 Some Special Threads:
  GPDTalk about George Piper Dances ! NEW !
  NBTTalk about Northern Ballet Theatre
  SBTalk about Scottish Ballet
  ENBTalk about English National Ballet
  BRBTalk about Birmingham Royal Ballet
  TodaysLinks - worldwide daily dance links
  Ballet.co GetTogethers - meetings and drinks...

  Help on New Postings


Subject: "R.O.H tickets" Archived thread - Read only
 
  Previous Topic | Next Topic
Printer-friendly copy     Email this topic to a friend    
Conferences What's Happening Topic #262
Reading Topic #262
Jim

27-09-99, 03:21 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Jim Click to send private message to Jim Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
"R.O.H tickets"
 
   Can anyone tell me if the gnu ROH intends to keep the system where a certain number of tickets (back row of amphitheatre) are retained for dawn purchase on the day? That has often been the only way I can see Sylvie.


  Printer-friendly page | Top

  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: R.O.H tickets Jane S 27-09-99 1
     RE: R.O.H tickets Jim 27-09-99 2
         RE: R.O.H tickets gerald dowler 28-09-99 3
             RE: R.O.H tickets Xenia 28-09-99 4
                 RE: R.O.H tickets Eugene Merrett 28-09-99 5
                     RE: R.O.H tickets Xenia 28-09-99 6
                     RE: R.O.H tickets Jane S 28-09-99 7
                         RE: R.O.H tickets Eugene Merrett 28-09-99 8
                             RE: R.O.H tickets eugene merrett 28-09-99 9
                             RE: R.O.H tickets Rachel 28-09-99 10
                             RE: R.O.H tickets Eugene Merrett 28-09-99 11
                             RE: R.O.H tickets Shirley 28-09-99 12
                             RE: R.O.H tickets Michael 29-09-99 13
                             RE: R.O.H tickets alison 29-09-99 14

Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic
Jane S

27-09-99, 07:10 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Jane%20S Click to send private message to Jane%20S Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
1. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #0
 
   Jim, I think I've read that they've withdrawn this system, arguing that the guaranteed 20% of tickets for the general public is a better deal. I don't see it as quite the same thing, myself.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Jim

27-09-99, 08:40 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Jim Click to send private message to Jim Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
2. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #1
 
   >the guaranteed 20% of tickets for the
>general public is a better deal.

Wah! Who the hell are they? I always thought I was one of them. Oh well, bang goes my "spur-of-the-moment" trips.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
gerald dowler

28-09-99, 08:13 AM (GMT)
Click to EMail gerald%20dowler Click to send private message to gerald%20dowler Click to add this user to your buddy list  
3. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #2
 
   I totally agree with the anger at the withdrawl of the day seats. The more of us who protest, the better as the Garden has said that its arrangements aren't set in stone.
A glimmer of hope: the standby prices are down.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Xenia

28-09-99, 01:28 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Xenia%20 Click to send private message to Xenia%20 Click to add this user to your buddy list  
4. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #3
 
   I noticed it was mentioned that the standby prices are coming down - have they been published? And who can apply for them? I hope that they area as generous as Sadler's Wells are for standbys.

I do think that prices going up to 150 for the opera are quite disgusting - especially considering the amount of money coming from public coffers!


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Eugene Merrett

28-09-99, 03:01 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Eugene%20Merrett Click to send private message to Eugene%20Merrett Click to add this user to your buddy list  
5. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #4
 
   If you want to go on the spur of the momemt try standing for 10 . You get a far better view as it is back of the stalls - a lot better then back of the ampthi-theatre. You also get to meet a lot of interesting people. Tickets go on sale at the box office at 6.00 pm and invariable there are plenty of tickets even for Sylvie. I came at 6.30 pm to see Sylvie in SB - There was no waiting at all! Regrettably I must say that I seriously did not like the performance but that is a matter of opinion. The only time people did not get in is when Bussell and Sylvie were starring togeather in La Bayadere - but most still got in.

I think that the young and those who are in the teaching profession who stand a lot should not find standing too onerous.

It has the best of all worlds - virtually guaranteed a seat, no advance bookings, and a great view.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Xenia

28-09-99, 03:26 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Xenia Click to send private message to Xenia Click to add this user to your buddy list  
6. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #5
 
   Eugene,

You mentioned that you are virtually guaranteed a seat - is this another form of standby? ie. can you get standby tickets for both standing and sitting? Sorry to ask again, it's just that as I'm in my 70s, standing really is not for me!!


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Jane S

28-09-99, 03:31 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Jane%20S Click to send private message to Jane%20S Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
7. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #5
 
   Don't be too sure, Eugene - the strong implication from the new booking brochure is that you can now book standing in advance - 8 Stalls Circle and Balcony, 6 amphi - with numbered places telling you where to stand. If I read the brochure correctly, the only tickets only available on the day will be standby.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Eugene Merrett

28-09-99, 04:25 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Eugene%20Merrett Click to send private message to Eugene%20Merrett Click to add this user to your buddy list  
8. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #7
 
   I think it would be a shame if standing room was bookable in advance! I think that there should always be some tickets available for the young, students, tourists etc who cannot really book in advance (and who may not be able to as they have not credit cards).

I think it is undesirable that for almost every seat you have to book well in advance with no scope for short term bookings.

I particularly liked standing tickets because it gave one so much freedom - to go or not to go. You could go on a whim! Almost like an unrestricted air ticket


  Printer-friendly page | Top
eugene merrett

28-09-99, 04:32 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail eugene%20merrett Click to send private message to eugene%20merrett Click to add this user to your buddy list  
9. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #8
 
   RE Xenia question

When I meant guaranteed a seat I really meant guaranteed a place!

Actually there are always seats avaiable as the ROH have a good returns policy and there is always somebody desperate to sell their tickets. But more often then not they are in more expensive areas. Not many people are going to have 150 in cash to buy the better opera tickets!


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Rachel

28-09-99, 06:26 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Rachel Click to send private message to Rachel Click to add this user to your buddy list  
10. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #8
 
   Eugene, I applied for standing on the friend's priority booking to see what happened, and I can tell you that standing tickets are indeed being allocated this way. The number on the ticket corresponds to the number on the wall (or wherever the number is placed.) I don't know whether they'll still be available on the day or not. I suppose it depends on availability etc. doesn't it.


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Eugene Merrett

28-09-99, 07:28 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Eugene%20Merrett Click to send private message to Eugene%20Merrett Click to add this user to your buddy list  
11. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #10
 
   The demise of non-bookable standing tickets is very sad. A major class of people have now been excluded from ballet - namely young tourists and those who want to explore a new art form. I remember standing next to a young American college student visiting London. He was walking past the box office and bought a ticket on impulse. He was stunned at what he saw. He said he had to see more of it back in the States! I am sorry to say but I think ballet has become a tad more exclusive now!

But the assigned standing position is very welcome. It will eliminate that very ungentlemanly dash for the best positions! It will be also interesting to stand at the back of the balconey. The importance of seeing ballet high up so the perpective can be seen cannot be underestimated!


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Shirley

28-09-99, 07:40 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail Shirley Click to send private message to Shirley Click to add this user to your buddy list  
12. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #11
 
   The mad rush was for good spots especially if you were short!! I've met some great friends standing and with allocated spots and improved sightlines (I have been assured even I should be able to see from any where) it will be easier!!

Shame you may not be able get them on the day but there may be some available as Rachel said!!


  Printer-friendly page | Top
Michael

29-09-99, 01:34 AM (GMT)
Click to EMail Michael Click to send private message to Michael Click to add this user to your buddy list  
13. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #12
 
   The box office told me today that the 65 seats on the day system was being withdrawn, but there might be standing. As I couldn't get to ROH in person I tried phoning which was a nightmare. Needless to say Dec 4 was sold out - it will be on BBC2 but of course I'll keep trying.....


  Printer-friendly page | Top
alison

29-09-99, 01:09 PM (GMT)
Click to EMail alison Click to send private message to alison Click to view user profileClick to add this user to your buddy list  
14. "RE: R.O.H tickets"
In response to message #13
 
   Unfortunately, the withdrawal of on-the-day tickets seems to be an increasing problem. First Sadler's Wells started it (and standing's not allowed under the new health and safety regulations) on the basis, so they claimed, that it was virtually always possible to turn up on the day and get seats (would people like to join in and say how many sold-out performances they've been to at the Wells since it re-opened?).
It is something greatly to be regretted - as people have said, it makes it impossible for tourists and people who just happen to be around that day to get tickets. In the past, if there was a last-minute cast change that you suddenly wanted to see, or if something got an unexpectedly good review, you knew you'd almost be guaranteed a chance to see it. Why do managements always seem to think that people can automatically arrange their cultural life months in advance?


  Printer-friendly page | Top

Conferences | Topics | Previous Topic | Next Topic

 
Questions or problems regarding this bulletin board should be directed to Bruce Marriott