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#282856 Single Seat Scandal - Going Alone Shouldn't Be A No-Go!

Posted wickedgrin on 03 November 2013 - 05:29 PM

I really do not understand why theatres do this - surely it is discrimination? If there are two single seat bookings in a row that negates the issue anyway surely. But although the online booking sites do not allow single seat booking I am amazed how many odd seats are left if you look at the plans for random evenings!

But of course the problem is more not going alone but wanting to book two tickets out of a possible three seats and the system not allowing you to leave a single seat. This is easily got round though if you are desperate enough to book by this stage, by opening 2 browser windows on the same site reserving one seat in one window and then before the time allocated runs out book the two remaining seats which you want in the other window and letting the single ticket expire! An absolute pain but it's your money you are spending and you are the customer - the theatre should be thankful for the business. Few shows are sell outs that they can happily turn business away.

#237604 Dress Circle (Londons Musical Theatre Shop) Closing For Good August 15Th

Posted freckles on 20 September 2012 - 06:44 AM

View PostZippy, on 19 September 2012 - 07:05 PM, said:

So they can just owe people £200k, shut up shop, change the name slightly and start trading again? I can understand how creditors are furious. It's outrageous really that they can get away with doing that. Surely there are laws against reckless trading, defrauding people out of money etc. If I was a supplier I'd be insisting on cash on delivery but really I wouldn't touch them with a bargepole! How is anyone crazy enough to supply them with stock in this new store knowing they'll most likely never be paid?

Unfortunately, there aren't (laws) and I agree it is shabby business practise.

I suppose the owners of DC think they should do whhatever it takes to preserve their "institution", but although I loved the shop & used it quite a bit, I feel a bit like having contributed to someones's leaving present & drunk their health at their leaving do, who then gets a promotion & decides to stay.

Surely something more effective could have been done to fund the ongoing business (in whatever form) ?

I have very mixed feelings about the contiuation of Dress Circle now, they have not handled the whole matter very professionally at all.

(And this is not negativity & bile; I see it a lot in the retail business & it's just not right!)