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Has anyone found a way of looking at past performances on the new ROH website? I was there last night for Berenice in the Linbury, 7pm start, and what ever was in the main house had a 6.30pm start so I heard the 10 minute call for it. I thought the announcement said Faust but now I've seen a post on the ROH's Instagram saying Faust opens 11th April. So I'm now wondering what was in the main house last night but the new website calendar won't let me look even 1 day back.

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Thanks. It lets me select April but if I try to select yesterday's date it just goes to the new Tickets & Events page. I must have mis-heard Forza as Faust!

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That’s why it’s best to use the full April display which then let’s you look at what’s on, what’s been on etc avoiding the unhelpful ‘Tickets & Events’.  Infuriating that we still don’t have a decent calendar on the new website.

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Sorry, John, how do we do that through the new website? The only calendar that I can get up is via tickets and events and all past April dates are then inaccessible.

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On ‎06‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 20:03, Scheherezade said:

Sorry, John, how do we do that through the new website? The only calendar that I can get up is via tickets and events and all past April dates are then inaccessible.

 

Hi Scheherazade - have you tried this link:

 

https://www.roh.org.uk/events?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInZjemJGV4QIVwiaGCh2S0AMaEAAYASABEgJhrPD_BwE

 

I think Richard found it some weeks ago and it still seems to work for me.

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When I went on earlier today, the picture accompanying the Romeo & Juliet blurb was, I think, for Berenice!

 

And trying to get the site to filter on opera and cinema broadcasts has just failed utterly.

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I remain appalled by this shoddy work by ROH. How many weeks has it been since many of us complained and were reassured with a tale of ongoing improvement?

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I have just found one improvement in that the "back" button now does take me back to the previous page rather than always to the "special events" page, hope it lasts!

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On 06/04/2019 at 22:58, alison said:

When I went on earlier today, the picture accompanying the Romeo & Juliet blurb was, I think, for Berenice!

 

And trying to get the site to filter on opera and cinema broadcasts has just failed utterly.

 

I suspect that the filters have been coded so that they select on the basis of OR rather than AND which I suspect many of us might prefer. So you get opera or cinema broadcasts ie masses of results, not Opera cinema broadcasts. You can't use the filters to narrow down what you are looking for. 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Lynette H said:

You can't use the filters to narrow down what you are looking for. 

 

I thought that was what filters were supposed to be for!

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17 minutes ago, alison said:

 

I thought that was what filters were supposed to be for!

 

What she means is you can't narrow the results further using the same category of filter. Checking multiple boxes brings up all results for all of those types chosen rather than just the results which fit all the boxes checked.

 

There's a type of search/filter called faceted search which allows you to filter search results - many online retailers use it - but it might not have been considered cost-effective or possible to implement on the chosen platform. (Apologies for the boring explanation.)

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I don't remember being able to select a list of opera cinema screenings only (for example) on the old website. However, the cinema page on the old website did allow you to search for forthcoming encore screenings of productions for which the live relay had already occurred. I can't see how to do this on the new website, where the cinema page appears to list the 'find a showing' link only for productions where the initial live screening has yet to happen. Any advice on this would be welcome!

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I think you may have to wait until the live screening is past?  Certainly I managed to find a number of Encore screenings for Forza afterwards.  Or possibly set the cinema filter to Recorded or Encore or whatever it says?  (They aren't the same: I think the Encore(?) one will only take you to the Sunday afternoon ones, whereas you need the other option for other showing times)

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11 hours ago, alison said:

I think you may have to wait until the live screening is past?  Certainly I managed to find a number of Encore screenings for Forza afterwards.  Or possibly set the cinema filter to Recorded or Encore or whatever it says?  (They aren't the same: I think the Encore(?) one will only take you to the Sunday afternoon ones, whereas you need the other option for other showing times)

 

Apologies, I did not distinguish between encore and recorded screenings in my earlier post. The cinema page on the new website seems to give links to information only about forthcoming live relays and associated encore screenings.

 

The new website cinema page does appear to imclude the 'Find a showing' link for La forza del destino, for which the live relay date has passed but was fairly recent. However, when I click on this link I get the 'Screening search' page for Faust (this live relay is yet to happen). I know from links via the old website cinema page that there is a UK recorded screening of La forza del destino in Littlehampton next Tuesday:
https://windmillcinema.co.uk/WindmillCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=2548328
A link to this information appears unobtainable via the new website cinema page.

 

As far as I can see, the new website cinema page currently omits productions for which live and encore screenings have already occurred but which still have forthcoming dates for mostly international recorded screenings. Setting the filters on the new website to, for example 'Type of event - cinema broadcasts' plus 'Booking season - Autumn 18/19' gives the result 'No events found', even though there are still some future dates for US recorded screenings of Mayerling and La Bayadère from last Autumn's ROH season.

 

The old website cinema page gave filter options for 'Live and encore' and 'Recorded'. The 'Recorded' option gave links to information about these later screenings after the encore dates. I found this filter useful, for example in finding a recorded screening of Swan Lake in Brighton last summer. At present I can't see any option for a similar search on the new website cinema page. But I'd be very pleased to know if there is a filter I haven't spotted!

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I was just having a nose around on the ROH website (looking for the Cinemas link, which doesn't appear as a separate item) when I discovered that the "Students" scheme has now been renamed "Young ROH".  This is disgustingly ageist of the ROH - have they never heard of mature students?!

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19 minutes ago, Josephine said:

The old website cinema page gave filter options for 'Live and encore' and 'Recorded'. The 'Recorded' option gave links to information about these later screenings after the encore dates. I found this filter useful, for example in finding a recorded screening of Swan Lake in Brighton last summer. At present I can't see any option for a similar search on the new website cinema page. But I'd be very pleased to know if there is a filter I haven't spotted!

 

Josephine, since the "Cinema" link now just takes you to the details of each production which involves a live relay, you then need to click on the production you're interested in.  If you put in your location, there should be a filter immediately below which give you options for live, encore and recorded.  At least, that's how it works for Romeo & Juliet.

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16 minutes ago, Josephine said:

The new website cinema page does appear to imclude the 'Find a showing' link for La forza del destino, for which the live relay date has passed but was fairly recent. However, when I click on this link I get the 'Screening search' page for Faust (this live relay is yet to happen). I know from links via the old website cinema page that there is a UK recorded screening of La forza del destino in Littlehampton next Tuesday:
https://windmillcinema.co.uk/WindmillCinema.dll/WhatsOn?Programme=2548328
A link to this information appears unobtainable via the new website cinema page.

Another apology - I've just checked again the 'Find a showing' link for La forza del destino, and this time it did work, thankfully! Perhaps the new website cinema page will continue to give accurate links to recorded screenings for productions from now onwards, even though those for future recorded screenings of earlier productions currently remain concealed??

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If you go to the link below and click on 'recorded' at the top of the list, it gives the option to look for future screenings of  earlier productions (The Queen of Spades, Don Q, Mayerling...etc)

 

https://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

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8 minutes ago, alison said:

 

Josephine, since the "Cinema" link now just takes you to the details of each production which involves a live relay, you then need to click on the production you're interested in.  If you put in your location, there should be a filter immediately below which give you options for live, encore and recorded.  At least, that's how it works for Romeo & Juliet.

Thanks Alison  - my point remains that currently the new website cinema page seems to give the 'find a showing' option only for those productions for which the live relay has yet to happen, with the sole exception of La forza del destino, as stated in my post above.

 

Currently it is not possible, as far as I can see, to check for future recorded screenings of other productions once the live relay date has passed.

 

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6 minutes ago, Bluebird said:

If you go to the link below and click on 'recorded' at the top of the list, it gives the option to look for future screenings of  earlier productions (The Queen of Spades, Don Q, Mayerling...etc)

 

https://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas

Thank you - yes I do have this page bookmarked from earlier times. It is exactly the old website cinema page which I referred to in my long post above.

 

However, if the link to this page is disabled in the future then this helpful filter option will be lost, unless it can be transferred to the new website cinema page.

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38 minutes ago, alison said:

I was just having a nose around on the ROH website (looking for the Cinemas link, which doesn't appear as a separate item) when I discovered that the "Students" scheme has now been renamed "Young ROH".  This is disgustingly ageist of the ROH - have they never heard of mature students?!

There is a separate page link for Cinemas on the new website. It's the page  I've referred to in my posts above:

https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/all?event-type=cinema-broadcasts

 

But a further check on the 'Find a showing' link for La forza del destino is now taking me straight back to Faust again!!

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16 hours ago, alison said:

I was just having a nose around on the ROH website (looking for the Cinemas link, which doesn't appear as a separate item) when I discovered that the "Students" scheme has now been renamed "Young ROH".  This is disgustingly ageist of the ROH - have they never heard of mature students?!

It's only open to students up to the age of 28 I think. A friend was trying to join when doing a masters in thei 30s and couldn't join due to their ancientness.

 

I never understood why it's only aimed at students rather than young people, tbh. 

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Good point Coated. Is the scheme now open to all the young?

Of course students get a lot of discounts on the grounds they are not earning, but  many young people in work are not earning very much, and also have more outgoings-or they might be unemployed and broke; so if the idea is to encourage a young new audience it might be better to broaden the target.

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Coated said:

It's only open to students up to the age of 28 I think. A friend was trying to join when doing a masters in thei 30s and couldn't join due to their ancientness.

 

I think that I mentioned elsewhere that, having had a 'sneak peak' into an all student performance last year, there seemed to be a noticeable number of 'grey hairs' in the audience.

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Years ago ROH Friends included Junior Associates - any one under 26.  You used to get vouchers giving you money off tickets.  I think the vouchers meant that Upper Slips places were either free or 50p.  It certainly provided a fantastic introduction to the ROH, opening the door to a lifetime of performances (and where I’ve been fortunate to move from the Upper Slips to more favoured seats but still recall with great affection many of those early visits).

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I thought the ROH operated both a young persons' scheme and a student scheme?  Has that changed?  If they are excluding students based on age (and I'm aware that used not to be the case a couple of years ago, but I can't tell from simply looking at the T&Cs, and haven't tried doing a dummy run) then that would be ageism pure and simple.  Sorry that I seem to be derailing the thread - if this goes on much further I may split off a completely new thread for it.

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Is there some confusion here between the Young Friends scheme (and whatever it’s been called previously) and e.g. student standby lists and student only performances?

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I'm not sure. If you click on the "Students" link it now takes you to "Young ROH", I think.

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