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Reserved Seating Ticket Policy

Performances in venues with reserved seating require the advanced purchase of tickets. The "Reserved Seating Ticket Policy" details how we will handle ticket purchases for these events. This policy does not apply to any event with General Admission seating.

RSVP Deadlines

Since tickets must be purchased in advance, an RSVP deadline will be set when the Meetup is scheduled. Depending on the popularity of the event, this RSVP deadline may be a month or more in advance of the show, allowing us a better opportunity to obtain seats. Once the RSVP deadline has past, you are more than welcome to join us, however you will be responsible for purchasing your own ticket and will likely not be seated with or near the group.

Payment Options

There is currently only one payment option available for tickets that must be purchased in advance. The payment option is to receive a Paypal invoice via e-mail. This option will allow you to pay for your ticket securely using a credit card, a debit card, or direct debit from your checking account. The choice is yours. You do not need a Paypal account to pay by credit or debit card. Please note that Paypal charges the organizer a handling fee based on the amount collected. This fee will be factored into the cost of the ticket as shown on your Paypal invoice. Please note that all payment must be received prior to the ticket purchase date listed in the Meetup description.

Refund Policy

The full cost of your ticket will be refunded if you change your RSVP to "NO" prior to the ticket purchase date. This date will be listed in the Meetup Description.

Once tickets are purchased, there can be no refund. You are, however, encouraged to find someone else to take your place.

Ticket Prices and Convenience Charges

It has become popular with most of the theaters in RI to add several charges to the advertised cost of the ticket. As an example, Trinity typically adds a $5.00 handling fee at checkout. Some theaters also add a "Restoration Fee" on top of a handling fee. It is not uncommon for the actual price of the ticket to be as much as $10 higher than the advertised price. Finally, PayPal adds a service charge that is typically in the $1.50 to $2.00 range depending on the amount of the charge.

The Meetup description will itemize the various charges that comprise the actual price. Please understand that the Meetup event organizer does not make any profit on the purchase of these tickets. The price you see on the Meetup is what it costs us to purchase those tickets.

Seating Arrangements

The larger the group, the more difficult it is to obtain a block of tickets together. It may, therefore, be necessary to purchase the tickets in smaller blocks in order to obtain better seats or, in some cases, to obtain seats at all.

1) First preference is to obtain seats for everyone together. This may not always be possible.
2) If we must split the group, we will attempt to purchase tickets in even amounts. The goal is to avoid having anyone sit alone.
3) If the seats are split, then blocks will be purchased and dispersed in the order in which you RSVPed to the Meetup.
4) If the event is nearly sold out and we are only able to obtain a portion of the seats needed, those tickets will be distributed in the order in which you RSVPed to the Meetup. For example, if we have 10 people signed up, but there were only 6 tickets available, then those tickets will go to the first 6 people that RSVPed "YES".


Some venues have multiple tiers of ticket prices. The Meetup Description will list the ticket tier that we will attempt to obtain. If, however, that tier is sold out by the ticket purchase date, a lesser priced tier may be purchased. You will be refunded the difference between what you sent with your RSVP and what we actually paid for the ticket.

Table of Contents

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No Show Policy November 18, 2011 10:47 AM Ron C.
Reserved Seating Ticket Policy August 24, 2013 10:38 AM Ron C.
About Rhode Island Theater Meetup Group August 24, 2013 10:31 AM Ron C.

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