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Seniors rush for concert tickets

7 February 2012

Tickets for next month’s Seniors Week Premier’s Gala Concerts were snapped up within hours of their release this morning.

Minister for Ageing, Andrew Constance, said the concerts are traditionally very popular with people aged 60 years and over but even more so this year.

“Up to 30,000 free tickets were booked by 11.30 this morning,” Mr Constance said.

“Our seniors are very excited about our ‘On Broadway’ theme particularly because a number of Australia’s musical theatre stars are expected to take part.

“We had people from Newcastle leaving on the first train for Sydney this morning, in order to book tickets for themselves and their friends.”

The Minister said if people were not successful in booking a ticket, all is not lost.

“There is a standby list operated by Ticketmaster (1300 855 501) for returned tickets which will be available on Thursday, 8 March 2012,” Mr Constance said.

“These last minute tickets are usually single tickets and upper gallery seats returned by people unable to attend due to illness or other circumstances.”

This year’s three Premier’s Seniors Gala Concerts will be held at the Sydney Entertainment Centre with two on Monday, 19 March at 10.30am and 2.30pm, and the third for registered groups on Tuesday, 20 March at 11am.

The concerts are funded by the NSW Government as a thank you to seniors for the contribution they make to the community and are one of the highlights of Seniors Week.

Around 900 events will also be held in communities throughout the State from 18-25 March 2012.

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