158 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Thompson St.
By MrMG on 12/21/2010
Any artist coming to New York and expecting their ticket sales to be handled professionally and sold at the box office when they are supposed to be, should consider a different venue. According to the venue website, "The (Le) Poisson Rouge box office is open daily from 5PM until close." This is a LIE. After getting there at 5pm, I found the doors locked. 5:30 came and went. 5:45. At 6, an hour after the box office was supposed to open, someone finally came. But not to open the box office. "We aren't opening it because this is the Holiday season". (It was 12/21). "But the website says 'open daily, 5pm until close'". I protested. "Do you only open when events happen?" Another prospective patron asked. "Yes, but there aren't any until the after the holidays." "What about tomorrow night, it's on the board?" I asked. "We aren't working door for that one." Again, NO signs, NO notice on website, NO indication at the phone number. Just a matter of fact tone stating that true box-office policy in no way resembles the advertised policy. Truly unprofessional, and utterly disappointing. And if you choose to perform at this venue, you now have a small taste of how to expect the ticket sales, and lord knows what else, to be handled by the "management" here. If your show fails to sell out, don't say you weren't warned.
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