Information about Subscribers
The Subscriber Ballot for the 2013/14 season will be held on Wednesday 3 July 2013 in Huddersfield Town Hall. For further information please contact Julie Hale (details below)
Q What is a Subscriber?
A A Subscriber buys a seat or seats (maximum 4) for our three concert season in Huddersfield Town Hall. There is an autumn concert on a Friday evening towards the end of October/early November; a performance of Handel’s Messiah a week to 10 days before Christmas each year; and a spring concert on a Friday evening towards the end of March/early April. The ticket is valid for all three concerts.
Q How much does a ticket cost?
A A ticket for the three concert season starts at £26 for the side stalls. The most expensive seats are in the centre balcony and were £107 for the 2012/13 season. This represents excellent value as a public Messiah ticket in the side stalls cost £17 in 2013 with a centre balcony seat costing £44.
Q What if I am unable to attend a concert?
A If you are unable to attend a concert, the season ticket can be returned to the Subscribers’ Secretary who will attempt to resell the seat for that concert. In the event that the seats are sold a refund of one third of the subscription price less a £2.50 administration fee is payable to you. We ask that you send in a stamped addressed envelope with your returned tickets to assist us.
Q How do I become a Subscriber?
A If you would like to become a Subscriber please contact the Subscribers’ Secretary (contact details below) who will add your name and the number of tickets applied for to the waiting list. Seats usually become available in August of each year for the following season.
Q What if the seats I am offered are not in my preferred area of the Town Hall?
A If you wish to transfer to another section you can notify the Subscribers’ Secretary who will note your wishes and transfer you as soon as seats in your preferred section become available.
Q Do I keep the same seats every season?
A No. A ballot is held towards the end of June each year in the Town Hall. All existing Subscribers are invited to attend. Those attending place their individual ballot card in a drum prior to the ballot. The cards for each seating area are drawn at random by the President and the names are called out. When your name is called you collect your card and proceed to the relevant table for your seating area. You can then choose your seat(s) for the following season from those left on the seating plan. This ensures that all Subscribers have a fair chance of securing their preferred seat(s) each year.
Those Subscribers not attending the ballot are allocated seats by Committee members after the ballot.
There are a limited number of Subscribers who are entitled to have their chosen seats allocated prior to the ballot. They are:- Life Members; Past Presidents; current Committee members; and certain people with mobility difficulties.
Q Can my season ticket(s) be used by someone else?
A You can pass your season ticket(s) to someone else to use for an individual concert but it is your responsibility to ensure you retrieve it after the concert for use for the remainder of the season.
Q Can I pass my Subscription on to someone else?
A The Subscription is yours personally. However, arrangements can be made to transfer it to a member of your family at the Subscribers’ Secretary’s discretion.
Q Are there any other benefits to becoming a Subscriber?
A Other benefits include:
booking for public concerts at the Town Hall
*Regular Newsletters covering the life of the Society
Subscribers’ Secretary Contact Details
28 Pike Law Lane,
Tel: 07989 395066