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Unpopular ticket booking fee scrapped

Fri, 01 Apr 2011

Booking fees on tickets for the Villa Marina and Gaiety Theatre are to be scrapped.


The unpopular charge was brought in a year ago.


Minister David Cretney says it had already been planned when he got the job at the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure.


He says it's a 'crude' way of bringing in more money.


People wanting seats for shows have been charged an extra £1 per ticket for booking online.


Mr Cretney says if the fee can't be applied fairly, then it shouldn't be applied at all.[Play audio file below]



  • DCCL Minister David Cretney


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