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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#1
Posted: 11/1/19 at 7:57pm

What is the balcony seating like at the Lyceum theatre please? I've heard varying things. some people say it's wicked steep and not good if you don't like heights, other people are saying it's fine. Is there a substantial difference from the rear mezzazine?

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#2
Posted: 11/1/19 at 8:08pm

I legitimately won't sit in the Lyceum balcony because it's terrifying. It's very steep and it also slopes at the sides, and it feels very far away. 

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#3
Posted: 11/1/19 at 8:08pm
Balcony is steep and you have the feeling that your on the roof looking down. I will not sit up there even for free. Twice in my younger years and never again. The mezz is a lot smaller and much closer to the playing area. Look for discounts on line or do tkts and why see a show from the oldest theatre on Broadway in a lousy seat. No elevator and stairs to a nose bleed height.
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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#4
Posted: 11/1/19 at 8:17pm
The mezz is definitely your best bet, especially for this production.
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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#5
Posted: 11/1/19 at 9:11pm

perfectlymarvelous said: "I legitimately won't sit in the Lyceum balcony because it's terrifying. It's very steep and it also slopes at the sides, and it feels very far away."

Agreed. Sat up there for the second time at Be More Chill very scary and I like heights, but it feels unsafe even though it is

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#6
Posted: 11/2/19 at 12:00am

Uh....I sat in the last row of the balcony for Be More Chill, The Visit, and View From The Bridge and thought it was an excellent view for the price. I don't have a fear of heights at all so maybe I didn't take that into account, but view-wise, it's MUCH better/closer/intimate than you will get at most other houses with a balcony. 

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Posted: 11/2/19 at 12:16am

I've sat up in the balcony for OH HELLO and Play that Goes Wrong and found it fine for the price (yes i'm cheap.) For both plays I felt engaged but then again both plays were comedies. I agree with others though that for a play like Christmas Carol sitting in front mezz or orch may be better.

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#8
Posted: 11/2/19 at 12:40pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. I am not great with heights so I think the balcony is out!

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Posted: 11/4/19 at 5:56pm
This show is baffling to me. Previews start on Thurs, nearly the entire theater is available and there are no discounts, no TDF, etc. I’d like to see it but not being able to get inside for under $100 unless you’re in the deathly balcony, no go for me.
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Posted: 11/4/19 at 5:59pm

GreasedLightning said: "This show is baffling to me. Previews start on Thurs, nearly the entire theater is available and there are no discounts, no TDF, etc. I’d like to see it but not being able to get inside for under $100 unless you’re in the deathly balcony, no go for me."

I know that feeling. i keep hoping for a discount code! 

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Posted: 11/5/19 at 4:01am
The balcony there is awful.

This production is best viewed from the Mezzanine for sure
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Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:53am

MollyB3 said: "GreasedLightning said: "This show is baffling to me. Previews start on Thurs, nearly the entire theater is available and there are no discounts, no TDF, etc. I’d like to see it but not being able to get inside for under $100 unless you’re in the deathly balcony, no go for me."

I know that feeling. i keep hoping for a discount code!
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There are $40 rush tickets. If it’s not selling well, as had been suggested, I imagine it wouldn’t be that difficult to score a pair of them. 

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#13
Posted: 11/5/19 at 4:27pm

trpguyy said: "MollyB3 said: "GreasedLightning said: "This show is baffling to me. Previews start on Thurs, nearly the entire theater is available and there are no discounts, no TDF, etc. I’d like to see it but not being able to get inside for under $100 unless you’re in the deathly balcony, no go for me."

I know that feeling. i keep hoping for a discount code!
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There are $40 rush tickets. If it’s not selling well, as had been suggested, I imagine it wouldn’t be that difficult to score a pair of them.
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Odd - I got an offer from Broadway Direct few weeks ago for the first couple weeks of the production... CCBWD925 is the code.

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#14
Posted: 11/5/19 at 4:51pm

Yeah. I also got that Broadway Direct offer. I was just looking for tickets for my family over Christmas though and dang the December weeks are already well sold. I'd wager there'll be a fair few offers going the next few weeks and then zilch after Thanksgiving (which let's be honest, makes sense with the title and content on this one).

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Lyceum Balcony for A Christmas Carol#15
Posted: 11/7/19 at 11:38am
Just saw a few pictures on Instagram and the show looks gorgeous! and looks like it extends into the audience.