Wow, I was very impressed at the speed the National responded to my inquiry: Just under an hour!
Dear Mr. Goldbarth,
If you are interested in renewing the same seats you currently have for this year's subscription please mark this on your order form or advise our call centre representative if you are booking by phone. Please understand we are trying to accomodate everyone's seating requests so that everyone has the best possible experience in the new Four Seasons Centre. By marking "seat me as close as possible to my same seats" this indicates to us that you prefer your current seats but are ok, if we need to slightly shift your seats over or forward (thereby, giving us a bit of lee-way in slightly shifting seating in order to accomodate everyone).
If you absolutely love your seats and do not want to accept any other location simply, mark this on your form.
We hope this answers your question but if you need further explanation or have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at: 416 345-9595.
For some reason they chose to spell accommodate with only 1 m
So, if I absolutely love my seat, I can mark this on my form. Sorry Noreen but this means your seats are not guaranteed. Unless you make your intentions VERY clear you may be moved. It’s all about the GREEN! This is really unheard of in the entertainment and sports industry. Once you are reassigned a subscription seat, it is yours-Unless you happen to be a subscriber to the National Ballet of Canada. Below is my response to their response:
If I clearly indicate on my subscription form that I wish to renew the very same seat assigned to me, will I get that seat? Yes or No please. Thank you for your timely response of earlier.
The National Ballet of Canada should have provided an option for those who wanted to keep their seat if they truly wished to offer this option. They cannot afford to upset loyal subscribers. Apparently, they are willing to take that risk. No doubt many older subscribers are already upset with the more modern selections for next season. I say ‘BRAVO’
to the 2007/2008 program but PHOOEY
to the way they handled both the move to the Four Seasons along with their 2007/2008 subscription form.