We run an exciting and varied programme of theatre visits, which are open to all members of Tonbridge u3a and advertised in the monthly Journal. Our trips are usually matinees, mostly in London and during the last twelve months we have seen Jersey Boys, To Kill a Mockingbird, Valley of Fear, Upstart Crow, Operation Mincemeat and The Great Gatsby – our first ballet. Moulin Rouge is booked for October and Witness for the Prosecution early next year.
We travel by train, either independently or as a group and often have lunch together. By booking through the u3a, we get great value tickets in the Stalls or Dress Circle. Our trips are generally very popular and often over-subscribed, so we hold a ballot in those instances (more details in the Journal adverts).
Revised Application Procedure
In this world of changing methods of communication and banking, we have listened to members' feedback and feel it is time to implement some alterations to the system.
Adverts for shows will appear in the Journal, as usual. If we get a special offer with a short turn around, we will send an email advertising Flash outings and people will be able to reply by email.In the event that any show is oversubscribed, we will hold a ballot, as we do now.
With regards to payment for performances, people can still send cheques. In addition, BACS payments will be accepted. On the application form, you will indicate if you are paying by BACS or cheque. If by cheque, send the cheque with your application form. In the event that you are not allocated a ticket, your cheque will be returned to you. If by BACS, we will email you with the Tonbridge u3a bank details, after the ballot, if you are allocated a ticket. Your ticket will be sent to you when the BACS payment has been received by the Treasurer. We believe that this system will be more convenient for those with internet banking. Otherwise, it's the status quo.
We are also aware that members would like an overview of what productions the Theatre team has to offer. Please see the following table for our forthcoming events. Adverts will be in the Journal closer to the dates of the outings.
We hope that these changes will be of benefit to all of our members and that we will see you on one of our outings.