"The traditional theatre audience member is well informed with a highly-critical standard of expectation. Attending theatre is part of their general culture, nothing unusual or especially exciting."
While theatre is still especially exciting, I think I fit that quote pretty well.
It's not too unusual to catch me in a theatre 2-3 times a week. It's actually pretty standard.
In other words - I see a lot of theatre.
There are a lot of people who aren't particular about their tickets or seating arrangements -
they are usually just happy enough to be seeing a show.
And while I completely agree with that, with how many shows I have seen,
I do get a bit fussy sometimes about making sure that I'm in a good spot to watch.
Especially if it's a show that I'm REALLY excited about.
Sure, you can ask the box office about seating and what they recommend, but they won't always have the same preference as you.
For example, I usually like to sit close, whereas some people assume the 'best' seats are a few rows back or wherever you can be in the center of the row.
Because of this, I prefer to do my own research and judgment on where I'd like to be in a theatre.
I've used things such as searching through random forums, Twitter, and TheatreMonkey to find others reviews of their experiences.
These have been great options, but they lack description with a word count, or don't provide a visual.
SeatPlan was created not only to diminish these issues, but to provide the best tool to find your perfect spot in the theatre.
And beyond that - you can review the seats that you have sat in to either recommend a great view, or steer people away from an unsatisfying spot.
The best part?
The more reviews you give on your theatre experiences, the more benefits you can get.
Once you reach a certain number of points through your reviews, you can get a voucher to use towards a future theatre ticket.
And if you keep reviewing and getting more vouchers, you can combine them together -
ULTIMATELY getting yourself a free ticket. Yes! FREE! That word we all love to hear.
(I used my vouchers to see Matilda for the first time - you can see my overly-obsessive review HERE)
On top of this, they've got some great competitions that you can be entered in just by posting reviews.
Recently, they've given away tickets to The Elephant Man, The Commitments, as well as their current competition to see Impossible.
So, not only can you get great perspectives from other theatre-goers,
and not only be able to give your own experiences throughout the West End,
but can also grab some great theatre benefits throughout!
I would say that it's too good to be true, but as someone who's already reaped the benefits,
I can tell you myself that it is not.
I feel like I have a bit of grounds to judge a site like this,
and I genuinely don't have anything critical to say about it.
SeatPlan is such a helpful tool - for every type of theatre-goer.
Find SeatPlan HERE
Create a profile, write a review, and start earning those points!