May 7, 2008
Jay Degenovario posted 6 May 2008, 01:59 PM
I saw that the Rebel Alliance theatre company is doing their entire upcoming Auckland season The Orderly as Pay What You Like. In other words you see the play and then pay whatever you want afterwards. I have never heard about anyone doing something like that before and was wondering if any of you have had experience with this kind of approach to selling tickets? It’s a good play by the way. I saw it in Wellington during the fringe festival last year and it was one of the highlights for me.
Aaron Alexander posted 6 May 2008, 06:06 PM
I’d just like to say: Rebel Alliance is a choice name for a theatre company.
Kate Blackhurst posted 7 May 2008, 08:57 AM
I agree with Jay; I too saw this at the Wellington Fringe Festival over a year ago now and it still ranks as one of the best shows I have seen at BATS.
I would be very interested to see how its ‘Honesty Box’ system of payment works – will people take into consideration the lighting; sound; set and other production values and try to ensure that the show at least breaks even, or will they simply give a gold coin donation? We shall see…