Dome 2000- Buy tickets here or there?

Oct 16th, 2000, 09:21 AM
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Dome 2000- Buy tickets here or there?

My husband and I want to visit the Millennium Dome during our vist next month. The website (www.dome-200.co.uk) says that you can not buy tickets at the door.

Should I order them on-line now...or buy them in London?

Also, any recent reviews?
 
Oct 16th, 2000, 09:30 AM
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Can't offer advice on securing tickets however recent news articles, particularly in the New York Times, indicate that the Millennium Dome is an economic disaster, failing badly from a financial standpoint and much in need of a monetary transfusion that's not readily forthcoming since over a billion dollars has already been committed to what is generally believed to be a disaster, both economically and culturally. News implies that there aren't any waiting lines, since few seem to be visiting the site.
 
Oct 16th, 2000, 11:21 AM
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I think the fact that the Dome is such a disaster is probably a good reason to visit! You'd certainly be greeted with amazement and curiosity if you admit you've been there. I think you can buy tickets at most news agents in the UK (everywhere that sells lottery tickets anyway). I think there are a few tickets on sale at the dome - but it's probably unwise to rely on that. Maybe you could also check out www.lastminute.com - I know they've recently had a special offer selling tickets cheaper - it might still be on.
 
Oct 16th, 2000, 12:58 PM
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Thank you sss.
 
Oct 17th, 2000, 03:26 AM
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The Dome is getting about 17,000 people a day. The thing is an economic disaster because it needs to pull in about double that to break even. Having said this, when we went, 17,000 people seemed to be more than enough to fill the place and create a good atmosphere. While the hype was overblown, so has been the backlash. It is not nearly as bad as the press make out, with 80% of those visiting saying they would recommend it to others. Unfortunately, the popular mood never really swung behind the thing, or the concept: too preachy and patronising for the chattering classes, and a huge waste of money for others, who think such frivolity scandalous at the price when there are so many other priorities. Fair criticisms, spiced with a lot of cynicism and typical British skepticism towards anything visionary. All the same, the Dome was financed with proceeds from the National Lottery, and I personally don't see anything wrong with spending the profits of frivolity on frivolity. There is much there to inspire and amaze and my kids loved it. You can buy tickets from some newsagents, tube stations (I think), post-offices, and yes, also at the gate.
 
Oct 17th, 2000, 05:45 AM
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You should have no trouble getting tickets at The Dome. Don't listen to all the negative stories. This has just turned into a bandwagon for people who like to moan about anything innovative. Don't miss the Millenium show in the central arena. That, for me, was the highlight of the day. The Learning Zone is really good also but make sure you see the film which leads up to it. It will give you a real sense of wonder about the validity of education in a persons life. Go with an open mind and forget the negative remarks in the press etc. These people have their own agenda.

Brenda
 
Oct 20th, 2000, 08:06 AM
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Up please.
 
Oct 20th, 2000, 09:19 AM
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Julian
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It's crap. Don't go! And yes Brenda, we do have an agenda - an agenda against the hundreds of millions of pounds The Great Helmsman and his chum Charlie "Give me a job, Tony, I'm an old friend" Falconer have wasted on this turkey. And still nobody has resigned. It's a scandal.
 
Oct 21st, 2000, 09:57 AM
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Nigel Doran
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If you do go, try to get a cheaper ticket. It seems that they are selling of plenty of cheap tickets, so when you buy them here, ask whether there are these discounts.
Also try www.lastminute.com which is good for discounted Dome tickets. If it is 10 a ticket, go. If it is 20, think twice.
If you want to read up on the Dome, go to www.itn.co.uk or www.bbc.co.uk or www.thisislondonc.com and do a search.
 
Oct 22nd, 2000, 10:40 AM
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Thanks for the info. I am having trouble finding the Dome tickets listed on the lastminute.com website. Are they only occasionally available?
 
Oct 25th, 2000, 09:57 AM
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Just read in today's paper that the Dome will close for good Jan 1, 2001 due to poor attendance.
 
Oct 25th, 2000, 12:26 PM
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It was always intended that the Dome close at the end of the year. What is uncertain is what will happen to it afterwards. The Government tried to sell it to a Japanese investment bank, who subsequently pulled out. The most likely scenario now is that it will either be converted into a rock music stadium, or be demolished.
 
Nov 9th, 2000, 09:30 AM
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up please.
 
Nov 9th, 2000, 11:23 AM
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cj
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It seems that the Dome is currently *the* place to visit thanks to the failed diamond robbery earlier this week... I think power boat is the best way to get there,
 

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