*Update* Since I wrote this article if you apply for any disabled access tickets for theatres, concerts, or any major sporting event a lot of venues ask for proof of genuine disability by submitting your ID and any official paperwork stating your disability most venues didn’t wan’t to bring in this policy regarding tickets it can be a bit of a faff to do at times but it’s the only way to check if people are “playing the system” and making sure genuine disabled people get the tickets they want//need for their event….
In October 2013, I rang Manchester Arena to book my latest Il Divo ticket the special needs team are the best to deal with I buy my ticket (great price) I ask if my usual seats are available ” yes of course what numbers do you usually have?” I gave them the numbers I’m adding up the total cost for my friend who has kindly agreed to be my carer “your carer is free” he said “I’m sorry can you repeat that?” ” your carer goes free ” big mega watt smile! it’s a great initiative to get more disabled people to enjoy events at the arena.
So when I read this article I was annoyed as its unfair on genuinely disabled people………..
*climbs down from soapbox*