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#51 craftymiss

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

I book ticket then tell my friends, if they can fit in with joining me then that's fine, if not then that's fine too. I just get to see what I want when I want without compromising (I know it's selfish)

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

I do the same thing, and if someone else tags along, lovely and hassle free. They need to cancel last minute - no problem, it's their own ticket. Also takes care of the annoying issue of collecting money of friends who thought tickets are acquired by the magic fairy. Hated having to chase down people for money, especially if it goes into the hundreds because they haven't paid for months and months.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:53 PM

View PostCoated peanut, on 14 July 2013 - 08:49 PM, said:

I do the same thing, and if someone else tags along, lovely and hassle free. They need to cancel last minute - no problem, it's their own ticket. Also takes care of the annoying issue of collecting money of friends who thought tickets are acquired by the magic fairy. Hated having to chase down people for money, especially if it goes into the hundreds because they haven't paid for months and months.

Oh I agree. You only need 4 people & decent seats and that over £200. If I ever do it now I use Paypal. Money put in then I book tickets. If not put in by a certain day then they don't get a seat. If you book 10+ the theatre usually give you a few days to get the money to them, always helps

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Oh I agree I'm so sick of playing 'Mother' and attempting to organise people to the theatre....and then waiting an age for money. Then there's the politics of who gets invited to what-or even worse when you organise some people to go and someone else takes it upon themselves to invite someone you don't know or like! I had that happen once and I was also expected to book tickets for them!
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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:03 AM

View Postmusicaladdict, on 07 June 2013 - 12:37 AM, said:

I go to the theatre regularly on my own and know that there must be many others who do the same. Do any of you have an issue that it's difficult to book single tickets (Ticketmaster etc), this has always bugged me, what are you views- is finding a theatre buddy the answer?
Yes ATG indulge in this stupidity - and sometimes if there is a block of three you're not even allowed to book two of them (as it leaves a singleton) so a theatre buddy would not help. As noted above you can open up multiple booking windows and reserve assorted combinations until the seats you want become possible to book - then you just let the other reservations expire, I've done it a few times.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

I'm in London every week and generally get to see whatever I want as SIngle Tickets are usually available, particularly towards the day of the show.

I am aware of the ticket selling antics of ATG however. It's tiresome and rather inevitable I think.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

View PostEpicoene, on 15 July 2013 - 09:03 AM, said:

Yes ATG indulge in this stupidity - and sometimes if there is a block of three you're not even allowed to book two of them (as it leaves a singleton) so a theatre buddy would not help. As noted above you can open up multiple booking windows and reserve assorted combinations until the seats you want become possible to book - then you just let the other reservations expire, I've done it a few times.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

View PostCoggit, on 24 July 2013 - 11:44 AM, said:

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:31 AM

I sometimes go on my own to the theatre for the reasons people have outlined on this thread but I often miss not having a person to chat to about the production.  On various occasions I have had interesting conversations with other audience members but a few times I have been stuck between family groups, who understandably didn't want to socialise with any one else.  Have any theatres had a system of a singles table/section in the foyer during the interval - and possibly after - whereby single theatre goers could met up with others and have a chat about the production?  At the back of my  mind I seem to remember reading about some theatres that have done this.   Anyone got any thoughts on this?

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

Came across this on the ATG blog, not impressed. I've never done any of these things and am perfectly comfortable at the theatre on my own, as are dozens of others that are there doing the same. I enjoy it, pure escapism.

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