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Cazzzzzy

Theatre tickets bought before diagnosis...

I booked tickets before my diagnosis and so didn't tick the disability box as was hoping I'd have something more treatable.... Anyway my tickets are here now & not sure what to do :/ .... I will call them tomorrow but just wondered if anyone here may have an idea of what I could do etc... Thanks xxx

Cazzzzzy

@Cazzzzzy

I will find a way to go by the way... Come hell or high water but just wondered if it can be made easier now....

Chris_DSouza

@Chris_DSouza

Am sure whatever theatre you bought tickets for would be understanding of any changes you need because of a disability. Remember having MS isn't a disability, so you can't use that as an excuse ;) xxx

JustJones

@JustJones

What would you need to make things easier to get to your show? If you contact the theatre directly letting them know your needs and access requirements I'm sure they'll do their best to help you. As a for instance i emailed a festival last summer who were offering a "Carer goes free" ticket for qualifying disabled folk. I let them know that i didn't need a carer, but could really do with maybe using their accessible parking as Walking miles with tents etc... is dubious. They emailed me a pass to staff/accessible parking/camping straight away and were only too happy to help. That made our weekend so much easier for me, we were on level ground, I was close to everything and didn't get too tired out. It didn't hurt to ask.

cameron

@cameron

The only time I've bought tickets to advantage was when a discount was offered. I got about a 20% reduction, I think. For that I had to tick a box. As you've already bought the tickets I don't think there's any chance of a refund and as it's the seats for disabled that are generally more accessible from the theatre's entrance, I don't suppose they'll offer you a different way in. It does no harm to ask but don't expect to get any money back. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

Cazzzzzy

@Cazzzzzy

Thanks Chris ... I guess I should say lessabled now maybe... I'll give them a call in the morn and see how they can help.. JustJones... Thanks... I guess to make things easier would be to have a seat at the end of an aisle as i can't walk unsupported now and won't be able to manage getting down a row of seated peoples! I have applied for a blue badge and waiting for that to process etc so at least I won't have to walk far.... I'm really hoping they can shift mine and my friends seats to the end of the aisle... But that would mean shifting everyone up, am hoping that's doable :/ Thanks xxx

Cazzzzzy

@Cazzzzzy

Cameron ~ Thank you! I wasn't expecting a refund and will still go even if it means climbing over everyone to get to my seat (amazing what an obsessive fan can achieve lol)... I'll call them tomorrow and hope they can just shift everyone up a bit so I don't have to climb over everyone and break bones :) Thanks xxx

JustJones

@JustJones

good luck... and let us know how you get on!

Dave-c

@Dave-c

I hope you can get it sorted. Venues always seem to be very good accomodating my needs when I go to gigs. What are you going to see btw? x

EmS

@EmS

Hey, I work in a theatre and deal with situations like this all the time. They should have an allocated accessible area, which, if available, they'll be able to move you to. I'm afrid they won't be able to shift other patrons along for you though. People are very specific when choosing seats and in my experience if they are seated on the end of a row it is for a reason. It would be impossible to move other people who have already paid for and chosen their seats. Of course, they may have seats available anyway if they're not sold out. Good luck. P.S. Just another thought - if you do sit on the end of a row you are far more likely to have to keep getting up and down for people who need to get along the row. In the middle of the row you can usually sit there undisturbed.

Cazzzzzy

@Cazzzzzy

Thanks guys!!! Dave c ~ I am going to see Derren Brown, I've a bit of a random obsessive streak about him for some reason... I've been mega slow this morning but will call theatre in a bit... Will see what they say... Thank you! xxx EmS... Thanks, I was kinda hoping someone might appear to answer my question that works in a theatre :) ... I'll give them a call & I know what you're saying about sitting at the end of the row and maybe being disturbed more but I also have a weak bladder issue so am expecting to have to leave my seat, was thinking it would be easier if I'm at the end of the row.... I will avoid drinking anything that day :) Thanks xxx

Stumbler

@Stumbler

<a href='https://shift.ms/community/people/cazzzzzy/' rel='nofollow'>@Cazzzzzy</a>, make sure you don't dehydrate. That could cause kidney issues. It's almost an obvious answer to continence issues, but it's not the right answer! Stop drinking an hour or two before you leave, but make up for not drinking when you return home with water. You can have a word with your GP as there are meds to assist an over-active bladder.

Cazzzzzy

@Cazzzzzy

Cheers Stumbler! ... I'll do what you recommend, last thing I need is kidney trouble too!... I don't seem to need to drink a drop for my bladder to go but guess that's all part of it, am seeing a nurse about it soon too!... Anyhoo - Good news on the ticket front! I called them and lovely lady on the phone has moved us a few rows forward at the end of a row so I'll have an aisle seat and won't trouble people falling in to them etc... Phew!!! Thanks xxx

Dave-c

@Dave-c

Glad you got it sorted :) Derren brown is cool. Watched all his tv specials, but never seen him live. A friend of mine has and said it was awesome. Have fun. xxx

Chris_DSouza

@Chris_DSouza

I've fortunately been to see Derren Brown....the guy is amazing live because you know the stunts he pulls are real.

Cazzzzzy

@Cazzzzzy

Yeah the guy is totally amazing! ... I saw him live with his last tour and am now even more hooked seeing him when ever I can :) Thanks xxx