UPDATE AS OF JUNE 2020: 'UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS' IS STILL VERY ACTIVE AS A MEETUP GROUP!
OUR GROUP OF ORGANISERS ARE NOW HOSTING MANY THEATRE EVENTS VIRTUALLY - WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT AN EVENT SOON.
Welcome to up-in-the-cheap-seats. This group aims to bring together people who share a common aim - to see theatre at reasonable prices.
All are welcome at our events - We've met so many lovely people and everyone has been so friendly and enthusiastic. Group sizes vary so we can meet up before and get a chance to talk to each other. We have a great group of organisers with varied tastes and interests; which keeps our calendar filled with mainstream and more eclectic events.
With over 1,800 events in the 7 + years we've been going, the variety of shows we've seen is immense. We see a mixture of musicals, plays, opera, ballet, music, comedians and films and are always open to new suggestions! A calender of our events can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Up-in-the-cheap-seats/events/calendar
There is a one-off joining fee of £2 to be a member of up-in-the-cheap-seats. These funds will be used to cover the meetup fees and cover expenses associated with running the group. To pay your joining fee, please go to https://www.meetup.com/Up-in-the-cheap-seats/dues/ You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay. If you wish to use a card then on the "Log in to PayPal" page you can select "Pay by Debit or Credit Card". If you need to pay by cash or BACS, please contact one of the group organisers.
Please note, if you are an inactive member for many months (i.e. if you don't log into the website or don't attend any events), you will be removed from the group as we encourage this group to be as active as possible.
So......how does it work?
We buy our own tickets. Your event organiser will add a link on the event invitation so you can buy your ticket at the same price that they enjoyed. Obviously the price is not guaranteed especially if the show is popular or you wait a few days before booking.
Please update your RSVP to confirm that you are joining us. The organiser will normally add a comment to the event page saying which seat they have purchased. This isn’t mandatory but helps others decide on their seat selection – it is always nice to be sat near or next to another member of the group! The group does not charge to attend individual events (just the one-off £2 joining fee). Therefore Meetup states that the event is free. This does not mean that your ticket is free however, you will need to purchase this yourself.
The event host will post the meet up details a day or two before the show.
We usually meet outside the theatre or in one of the theatre's bars around 30 minutes before the show.
If there is an interval we will meet up again in the bar at the interval so we can all share our opinion of what we have enjoyed (or not!) so far.
We will also usually meet up afterwards for a brief chat about the show but sometimes (depending on how late it is and the day of the week), we may go on somewhere for a drink and a longer chat.
If you are unable to make an event, please change your RSVP so that your host knows not to wait for you.
Hope to see you at an event soon,
Your UITCS Oraganisers
*Please note, this group does generate a lot of email, but the good news is these settings are customisable, and can easily be changed by going to 'My Profile', then 'Emails' and 'Notifications'.