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AmandaG

09-07-02, 08:53 PM (GMT)
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"The cost of being a Friend..."
 
   Just received my Friends renewal notice. Does anyone have any ideas how the ROH justify a price increase of almost 20%? I love the RB but 64 a year seems a lot to pay just for a chance of getting a reasonable seat.


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  RE: The cost of being a Friend... jhanner 10-07-02 1
     RE: The cost of being a Friend... Paul A 10-07-02 2
         RE: The cost of being a Friend... jhanner 10-07-02 3
         RE: The cost of being a Friend... AmandaG 11-07-02 5
  RE: The cost of being a Friend... alison 10-07-02 4

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jhanner

10-07-02, 10:42 AM (GMT)
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   is that how much it is now? I agree - its an awful lot for basically being given advance booking rights


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Paul A

10-07-02, 12:28 PM (GMT)
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   Hadn't realised it had gone up another 4. It was 55 at the reopening I think but we did get that year free.

It's a cash cow for them given there are so many Friends. Do you find you get the tickets you want with the advance booking? I'm using the form increasingly less (ticket prices mainly) and don't feel I want to continue it as a goodwill donation (as I do with other organistaions who I like to support but don't usually attend).


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jhanner

10-07-02, 01:14 PM (GMT)
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   Yes - I dont get particularly great seats and the deadline is getting so tight that sometimes its not worth it -you may as well wait until the public booking opens

I didnt even get teh friends events tickets I wanted either


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AmandaG

11-07-02, 11:17 PM (GMT)
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   Usually get at least second choice of seats or dates for ballet - never get anything for the popular operas (not enough of an opera lover to try the others!). But I can only afford to go in the "good" seats once per booking period. I get what I can nearer the time for the rest of the performances I go to. And I'm afraid I could not plan ahead enough to book Christmas performances in May!!


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alison

10-07-02, 01:25 PM (GMT)
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   It *was* 60 when I looked at it last Christmas, which quite surprised me that it was so much. I know it's gone up an awful lot in recent years, and we won't even get entitlement to standbys from next season. BTW, I've been meaning to ask - does anyone ever ring the Friends' special offer line, and if so, have you got any offers from them recently? I've rung several times recently when I know there have been offers going out to other groups, and haven't found anything. And that reminds me to start another thread ...


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