Pricey panto

WHY IS the pantomime at the Riverfront so expensive? It costs £11 each, with no concessions for children, and that was the cheaper seats. The more expensive seats were £17.50. It costs £44 for two adults and two children, which works out a very dear outing. While in Monmouth their tickets are £9.50, £7.50 for concessions and £30 for a family of 4.

There are probably a lot of children who would love to go to the pantomime, but at those prices, there are some parents who cannot afford to take them.

Mrs E Price Ebenezer Drive Rogerstone

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6:20pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Bobevans says...

You can buy last minutes seats for some West End performances for not much more than that
You can buy last minutes seats for some West End performances for not much more than that Bobevans

5:08pm Sun 15 Dec 13

varteg1 says...

When a manufacturer or any other business man who actually makes an article to sell, one that lasts a fair time before becoming obsolete or broken beyond repair, and which he adds a 5 to 15% margin for profit, he may become as Mr Gates of Microsoft, even Dyson with his vacuum cleaners, then he deserves to become a millionaire.

When someone struts around before a camera, or on a stage, the residual effect is ephemeral,m which to me makes it a worthless exercise, there is no way they merit being millionaires.

By charging ridiculous entrance fees to what is nothing but a waste of time, anyone willing to visit these venues deserve to get rooked.

It took a lot of persuasion to stop my wife, a Country music fan, paying a stupid sum to go see Dolly Parton.

Same with football and Rugby fans, how does one think the Likes of Rooney or Beckham got so rich?
Communal lunacy.

Var better to teach your kids the value of retaining money, not persuading them to be profligate for a few minutes entertainment.
When a manufacturer or any other business man who actually makes an article to sell, one that lasts a fair time before becoming obsolete or broken beyond repair, and which he adds a 5 to 15% margin for profit, he may become as Mr Gates of Microsoft, even Dyson with his vacuum cleaners, then he deserves to become a millionaire. When someone struts around before a camera, or on a stage, the residual effect is ephemeral,m which to me makes it a worthless exercise, there is no way they merit being millionaires. By charging ridiculous entrance fees to what is nothing but a waste of time, anyone willing to visit these venues deserve to get rooked. It took a lot of persuasion to stop my wife, a Country music fan, paying a stupid sum to go see Dolly Parton. Same with football and Rugby fans, how does one think the Likes of Rooney or Beckham got so rich? Communal lunacy. Var better to teach your kids the value of retaining money, not persuading them to be profligate for a few minutes entertainment. varteg1

10:35pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Bobevans says...

The problem is the Riverside is not run efficiently it has to many staff and its overheads are to high so ticket prices are to high and that's with the £300,000 subsidy they get from Newport council and on top of that they get other subsidies. Top ticket price should be about £15 with cheapest tickets at about £8. Child tickets should be about 75% of adult ticket price . They should also offer group tickets
The problem is the Riverside is not run efficiently it has to many staff and its overheads are to high so ticket prices are to high and that's with the £300,000 subsidy they get from Newport council and on top of that they get other subsidies. Top ticket price should be about £15 with cheapest tickets at about £8. Child tickets should be about 75% of adult ticket price . They should also offer group tickets Bobevans

1:25pm Thu 19 Dec 13

TheRiverfront says...

To correct some factual mistakes about The Riverfront pantomime prices, there are two performances at the beginning of the run that offer £5 tickets for all ages. Although the top price per ticket for the peak performances are £17.50 there ARE discounts for children and a number of other concessions and there ARE family tickets available for all shows (apart from the £5 ticket shows). A family ticket (for up to 4 tickets) cost £44 or £50 for Off peak performances and £48 or £56 for Peak performances.

There are also a number of schools performances where children come with their schools for £8.50 each and within public shows there are groups discounts for groups of differing sizes.

The Riverfront prices are middle of the road in terms of professional pantomime productions in South Wales, more expensive than some smaller venues and much cheaper than larger venues, in fact we are at the lower end of price scale for professional productions.

The Riverfront has currently sold over 22,000 tickets for the pantomime so there do seem to be a lot of people who are happy with the prices and the feedback from the audiences are that they are really enjoying the experience.
To correct some factual mistakes about The Riverfront pantomime prices, there are two performances at the beginning of the run that offer £5 tickets for all ages. Although the top price per ticket for the peak performances are £17.50 there ARE discounts for children and a number of other concessions and there ARE family tickets available for all shows (apart from the £5 ticket shows). A family ticket (for up to 4 tickets) cost £44 or £50 for Off peak performances and £48 or £56 for Peak performances. There are also a number of schools performances where children come with their schools for £8.50 each and within public shows there are groups discounts for groups of differing sizes. The Riverfront prices are middle of the road in terms of professional pantomime productions in South Wales, more expensive than some smaller venues and much cheaper than larger venues, in fact we are at the lower end of price scale for professional productions. The Riverfront has currently sold over 22,000 tickets for the pantomime so there do seem to be a lot of people who are happy with the prices and the feedback from the audiences are that they are really enjoying the experience. TheRiverfront

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