Would you book restricted-view seats to see your fave band?

Restricted-view seats can be a curse or an unexpected delight, as this BBC article proves.

If you're willing to risk it, you can often make some serious savings. We talk about the savings potential of restricted seating in our How to get cheap theatre tickets guide.

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So we'd like to know your thoughts. If you were planning to go see your favourite band:
  • Would you take the risk and go for a restricted-view seat to save cash?
  • And if this is something you've tried before, was it worth the saving?


  • It depends on the options (seats, venue, level of restriction) and the relative pricing. 

  • For me it would depend how restricted my view was. If I am barely going to be able to see the act I would have to weigh up how much the seat was and how badly I want to see them. You might find that you get there and are underwhelmed by your lack of view.
  • baser999
    baser999 Posts: 1,075
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    Have you checked out just how restricted the view is? Might just be handrail running across the balcony - that would no doubt affect my shorter partner more than it would me. Have you tried aviewfrommyseat.com?
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