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#1 lesterf

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

I saw Cats on tour at Milton Keynes Theatre yesterday  .. nice modern theatre aircon and everything !!
I sat in stalls E12 - E being the extra legroom row :
Ticket price for Cats seat E12 was £32.50
If you want to see Ghost seat E12 is £45
If you want to see Wicked seat E12 £72.50 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


( these prices all go up £2.50 for weekend performances)

#2 jaqs

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:12 AM

Is it marked as a premium seat for wicked?
I guess different shows are going to have differing numbers of premium seats and different base prices for normal seats depending on the producers requirements.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:55 PM

This is normal - happens in the west end all the time.
If I stay awake, it must be good.

#4 craftymiss

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:07 PM

Isn't it also down to production costs too; if a show costs a lot the seats cost more?

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:25 PM

Stalls E12 for Dora The Explorer Live is a relative bargain at £19.

#6 Titan

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:01 PM

yeah im not quite understanding the issue. this has always been the case at every theatre including the west end. its down to producers what they charge for tickets

#7 sam22

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

I agree it does depend on the show, but the Wicked tour prices really are extortionate. Was looking at Birmingham and all the seats are expensive, especially when always offers under £20 for seats in London!

#8 wickedlover

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:26 AM

It's actually a pet hate of mine when people complain about the theatre charging extortionate prices for seats, when they are actually just going by what they are told by the shows producers.

In November it's only costing me about 15 extra to see Wicked in London than it is to see in Dublin...and that's including the flights and hotel I need to get there.
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#9 sam22

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:35 AM

That's why I always see shows in London and rarely see tours. Most tours I have seen, if I have seen the show already in London, I've been disappointed by and there is rarely offers. In London I only ever see a show if discounted. I suppose with London the competition does mean prices are more likely to be competitive whereas a one week tour can sell in the provinces. Obviously tours are fantastic for people that can't get to London but as the Midlands is really not that far away I have basically given up on seeing tours!

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

Plus when I go to London I can see a matinee and an evening show and usually for the price for the two is the same price as one tour!




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