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#11 John_Rebus

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:29 AM

I usually go own my own. My friends are not interested in (musical) theatre at all, and as I'm avoiding visiting musicals here in Germany as much as I can (this year, it's Germany: 0, Austria: 1, UK: 29), I'll also have to pay flight and hotel on top, so even if some friends were interested in going once, they most centainly won't pay these costs.

But besides that, I'm fine with going alone. As others already mentioned, I can choose what shows to visit when (and how often - some people would call me crazy if they knew I was visiting some shows twice on a day (or even twice (or multiple tmes) at all)).
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

If I didn't go alone I would see a fraction of the theatre I do. I enjoy going with people but it can be a hassle to organise.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:52 PM

For a year or so I was going with friends a lot, but that turned into a chore where I sent emails asking what they want to see, got no replies and then ended up not booking. It got even more annoying when they started just booking without checking with me first and then informing me that I'm expected to go to a show I didn't necessarily want to see. I missed a few things I wanted to see, and sat through stuff I couldn't care less about.

Whilst I still book the occasional thing with people, I really prefer going by myself.

#14 theatreliker

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:59 PM

I do go on my own mainly for Steffi's reasons. You can go when and where and sit where you want.
However I am putting myself out there for a theatre buddy :-)
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#15 jean_hunt

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:02 PM

9 times out of 10 I go to the theatre alone. The "you mustn't leave a single seat" rule online drives me nuts. Why should I be forced to pay (almost) top price for a seat in Row N, say, when there's a much better one for the same price in Row F, but it just happens to be 1 of 2 rather than 1 of 6?

It's particularly annoying when you can tell they've designated a central block for premium pricing and just left 2 seats on the end of each row of that section for top price! Sometimes a call to the box office can persuade a human to overrule the machine - but it's not always possible.

It's not just the theatre, of course - my local cinema pulls exactly the same trick!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:29 AM

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

I really enjoy going to see Wicked alone, because im obsessed with it and people are not willing to see it as often as i want to see it, though i do enjoy people coming to see it with me for the first time, they are always amazed by it.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

I often go on my own to stuff because the majority of my friends either aren't really interested in musicals or can't afford the ticket prices.

Found a sneaky way round not leaving single tickets, well it works if there's more than 2 together in a row. I open more than 1 window and put the extra seats around it in a basket, then buy the 1 i want in a separate browser. Still annoying if there's only 2 and you just want 1.

So many people go on their own nowadays, they should really think about updating it.

#19 dannyboyjohnson

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:40 AM

The upside of being alone at the theatre, i got a single £95 for Viva Forever! for £10, the only seat left in the stalls

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:22 AM

View Postdannyboyjohnson, on 08 June 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

The upside of being alone at the theatre, i got a single 95 for Viva Forever! for 10, the only seat left in the stalls

Shows how desperate they are to sell tickets if try are willing to take 85 off...it must be eating the producers alive at how much money they are losing from discounts like this, aside from the lack of sales.
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