The Southwell U3A concert trips scheme runs regular coaches from Southwell to the Nottingham Classics concert programme at the Royal Concert Hall in central Nottingham. Tickets are discounted significantly because we comprise a group and there is then a small charge added into the integrated Ticket/Coach price to cover the cost of coach hire. The organiser, Roger Bennett, pre-reserves blocks of seats in the concert hall each season for all concerts to cover all popular areas and prices and to reserve special seats for “regular” concertgoers. The scheme has been running since the start of the 2013 – 2014 season and is popular with virtually every concert now having a coach.
The coach leaves the Southwell Leisure Centre car park at 6:10pm and picks up further passengers in Thurgarton, Lowdham & Burton Joyce before arriving at the front of the Royal Centre at around 7:00pm in plenty of time for a 7:30pm concert programme. You are picked up at the end of the concert within a few hundred yards of the main entrance.
The price of ticket/coach for the 2023 season depends on the Band of ticket required:
Band A £XX Most of the front of Tier 1 from rows C to N. Band B £XX Centre front block of Stalls & the rear of Tier1 from rows O onwards. Band C £XX Sides and rear of Stalls, front of Tier 2 and a few seats at the far side of Tier 1.
There are other lower priced seats available but as no-one ever booked these they are not included in the pre-reserved blocks. Usually one concert per season is a specially high priced Gala concert and special pricing is applied for this concert.
Concert preferences are requested for the full season before it starts but this is not binding. Approximately 4 to 6 weeks before each concert the e-mail list is contacted to open booking and details also appear in Newsline. Cheques need to be made out to Southwell U3A. Joining Instructions are usually sent out by e-mail to passengers a few days prior to the concert. Unfortunately if there is a late cancellation after tickets have been purchased and the coach ordered there can be no refunds, if however an alternative attendee can be found that is fine.
If you are interested please contact Roger whose e-mail and full contact details are available in the Members' full version of Newsline
Click here to see the 2023 Concerts programme & to download a copy.
Click here to see a Concerts booking form & to download a copy