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Kate R

30-08-00, 11:06 AM (GMT)
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"ROH Booking"
 
   I have just had a conversation with the Box Office that leaves me wondering why I bother to pay my Friends membership for priority booking.

The tickets I booked in the side Amphi are row F to J. I was told that rows B to D have been kept back for the public.

Apparently the areas reserved for the public can change from performance to performance. You can find yourself in a situation, as I did where your whole second choice has been kept back for the public.

So I will be sitting behind someone who has paid 55 less for that privilege.

I suggest we start a campaign for the Friends to be told with their advance booking form which areas will be unavailable to them. At least then we will be making an informed decision as to where we sit, whether wego for the public ballot and whether we renew our membership.


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     RE: ROH Booking eugene 30-08-00 2
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Penny

30-08-00, 12:10 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: ROH Booking"
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   Kate,
I absolutely agree with you. I have often wondered whether there is any advantage in Friends'advance booking. I also agree that one should be informed on what is held back for the public otherwise the so called advance booking is a farce. I know from speaking to people that other Friends' organisations receive far greater benefits from membership. It's a pity that in trying to shake off their image of elitism by holding back seats for the public, ROH punish those genuine Friends who do not have a lot of money and join for dedication to their art. Not all of us Friends are wealthy champagne sipping patrons of the arts.


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eugene

30-08-00, 12:40 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: ROH Booking"
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   I am bit surprised at this. When I reserve I always get the best seats in the price category I choose. This one of things I like about being a Friend. More often the not I am in the front row of the amphitheatre.

But the suggestion that there are seat category within seat catagory and this is undisclosed is worrying.


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Kate R

30-08-00, 01:54 PM (GMT)
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   Eugene

Interestingly the only decent ticket I got was in the front row of the Amphi. Up until now I have generally got what I asked for in the best seats in that area, with the odd exception for a popular performance.

By taking out such a large chunk of one small section, and the best seats at that, they have unfairly prejudiced the Friends. What other organisation would think that they can get away with charging for prority booking and then give the best seats to people who have not paid for that. I am all in favour of greater public access but I draw the line at paying for the privilege of inferior tickets.

I suggest that anyone who has similar outraged sentiments writes to the powers that be and copy the Friends in. They may not want the 55 Friends but if they carry on like this they will not force us into forking out for enhanced membership, but into the public ballot.


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