Over the last year, I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you at our various theatre meetup events. Lately, there have been questions surrounding the price difference between the purchase price and the price printed on tickets distributed by Broadway San Diego (for Broadway Shows). So, I would like to clarify a few things.
I work for the Skinny Gene Project (www.skinnygeneproject.org), which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to preventing diabetes by helping others to live a healthy lifestyle. Our goal is to help others get out and live life. Attending theatre is a great way to do this!
Broadway San Diego supports our non-profit by giving us a non-profit rate on select shows. They also donate a portion of the ticket proceeds sold by our organization back to the Skinny Gene Project.
For each show, I try my best to use our non-profit rate and pass along some savings to you. At times, this means giving you a 10% (or more) savings on your tickets. Other times, the production company does not provide a non-profit rate, which means no savings.
The price that is printed on each ticket represents the ticket price BEFORE the following: -the facility fee (i.e. what is given to the Civic Theatre etc) -the online processing fee -the amount donated to the Skinny Gene (if any)
In addition to the savings, purchasing a ticket through our group (or directly with the Skinny Gene Project) has its benefits. Here are just a few:
- Our relationship with Broadway San Diego allows us to reserve a block of tickets in the best available sections. - For tickets that sell out quickly, we can give you the option to buy them before they go on sale to the public - You have the option to attend private cast parties (like Rent & Lion King) and private pre-show receptions (like Annie in January), that are not available to the public.
So? support the arts, help a charity, and have some fun!
If you have any question, please feel free to email me.
Live theatre is great! It's even better when you share it with friends! Talk about the show. Talk about great theatre you've seen. Plan the next show you want to see together. Do it all right there at the theatre Meetup. Check out our next meetup. If you're associated with a theatre group, why not invite us to your next show? Just contact Lorelei, the organizer. See you at the show!