Which tickets would you get?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which tickets should I get?
    Yard tickets. : (29 votes)
    45 %
    Gallery seats. : (35 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would go for yard tickets. I usually stand at concerts anyhow.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Would you really want to stand all the way through King Lear? Or sit and really get to enjoy the play? I don’t think I would want to stand and risk missing half of it because someone’s always moving in front of you.

     

    They really stand on the green there? 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1952 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    For a play, I’d pick gallery. For a concert, I’d pick yard.

    Post # 6
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    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @renwoman:  For any other theatre I’d pick seated for Shakespeare, HOWEVER I do understand that at the Globe they do it properly in the style it was performed at the time, by which I mean you have the actors walking through the audience and some of the action taking place off-stage. That seems like it would be a great thing to experience whilst in the yard; but I guess it could mean you could miss bits, and you’d be able to see it better from the gallery.

     

    When I went to see King Lear I don’t remember it being one of Shakespeare’s longer plays though (although that could entirely depend on how many twiddly bits the director adds in), so I don’t think it would be AS painful as some of the others to be stood through!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @tksjewelry:  The Globe has been rebuilt to be as accurate to the Globe that Shakespeare used when he was alive as possible. In those days, only the rich were seated in the gallery, and the general public would stand – it’s to try and authentically as possible recreate how it would have been to see a Shakespeare play when it was written.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    15072 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @chronicwhimsy:  oh, that would be cool to see all redone. I’m going to go find the website for the place and add it to my “someday UK” pinterest.

    Post # 9
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    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @renwoman:  Are either of you short?  If so, pick gallery.  I never want to stand during concerts simply because I can’t see anything surrounded by all the tall people.  It’s a waste for me.

    Post # 10
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    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’d pick gallery, because I hate standing for long periods of time.

    Post # 11
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely yard! Unless you’re super short.

    Post # 13
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    2893 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @renwoman:  I would totally go with yard tickets at the Globe if I went again.  I had seated tickets the last time, and was seated behind a pole, which is quite common at the Globe.  I think you will have a better view and more fun in the yard. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @renwoman:  I’d personally prefer gallery seats just because mosquitos tend to find me in grassy areas. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    3721 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @renwoman:  Yard tickets. Plus remember the Gallery tickets are hard wooden benches without backs. Yes, you can rent a cushion/back, but that is more money as well.

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    8726 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    What is the price difference and how long is the show? If it’s a long show – gallery. If its not that much different in price – gallery!  I would rather sit and enjoy it rather than being in a sea of people. BUT if the price is really high, then I’d just suck it up and get in the action! Also, I’m not short (5′ 8″), and it’s still hard to see over people at concerts!

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