London Theatre: Blue Man Group

May 6th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Huh? Have you ever been there?
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many, many times. no need to be provoking. i didn't say it was a bad way to get tickets, just that given a choice, i would prefer to plan ahead and purchase tickets on-line. have you ever used LM? have you ever had terrible seats from them?
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May 6th, 2006, 10:43 AM
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The reason I asked if you had ever been there was that you indicated there was no way to know what they had till you got to the window, which frankly just doesn't make any sense. It seemed no one who had ever been there could be aware that the daily list isn't clearly posted out front before you get in the line.

To your questions about using TM and getting bad seats, the answers are "yes" and "yes". Literally against the wall and well under the balcony for a show that had lots of seats down front. We moved to the second row at the interval and sat next to people who had just bought those tickets at TKTS. The show was Comic Potential. I wanted to see this show and booked about 10 days ahead of going to London as I was afraid it wouldn't be available at TKTS -- it had just opened. That's why I never ordered from them again.

On the other hand if you are going to be out for the day and can't make it to TKTS, it is still a good way to book, although if possible I prefer getting half price tickets from the box office in advance using discount codes from Playbill.com, London theatre offers, Covent Garden Life or anywhere else I can find them. At least then I know where I'm sitting -- which is important to me.
 
May 6th, 2006, 12:38 PM
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you indicated there was no way to know what they had till you got to the window, which frankly just doesn't make any sense.
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what i actually said was>>>>
you generally have little idea what is available until you reach the window
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i did not say that there was "no way to know what they had". i am well aware that they put up little signs to tell you of the POSSIBLE choices for the day. it is my experience that they have not been very helpful to me for various reasons. even if the postings on the building were more reflective of the tickets they had, i would still much rather buy tickets in advance from the comfort of my home....just my preference.


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It seemed no one who had ever been there could be aware that the daily list isn't clearly posted out front before you get in the line.
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are you still implying that i have never been there? why would i lie about buying tickets at TKTS?
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May 6th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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Now you're just being absurd and picky.

OK, so I didn't go back and quote you exactly, but I still say it makes no sense to say:
"you generally have little idea what is available until you reach the window" -- since every show available is listed on the board in full view. That's why they post them -- so you'll know before you get to the window what they have available at that exact minute.

There is NEVER any show on the board for that day UNLESS they have tickets for it. If they happen to sell them out, then they IMMEDIATELY remove it from the list. This is why they don't put the show signs up UNTIL they have gotten an OK from each theatre that they have tickets available to sell.

I don't care if you've been there or not, but your comments simply don't make any sense. If you can read, then you know what they have available. If you can't read, then indeed you wouldn't know until you get to the window and ask them.

And your statement "even if the postings on the building were more reflective of the tickets they had" just shows that you clearly don't know what you are talking about. They change those signs frequently, removing or adding -- if it's on the board they have tickets. If it's not, they don't.

No wonder they aren't very helpful to you. The whole idea of the list is so people can get to the window and tell them what show from the board they want to buy. If you wait to get to the window and then ask them what's available (which is what you seem to indicate by saying that you don't know until you get to the window) then they have good reason to be rude to you for not taking the time to read the postings and decide what you want BEFORE you get to the window. Period. End of story.

By the way, this isn't a contest about what is the best way to get your tickets. As I said above I understand perfectly if you prefer to order your tickets from the comfort of your home. But that's no reason to report to the general readers statements about the TKTS booth which are totally wrong and misleading.


 
May 10th, 2006, 01:57 AM
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I suppose for each show the best way to get tickets is different. You can probably get best prices at shows that have been longer than the new ones and so on...
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