"voluntary" Donations When Booking Online
Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:03 AM
No doubt some of you will think I am being mean and I know every theatre is endlessly trying to raise funds, but I do donate to charity anyway, both regularly to some and on an ad hoc basis to others; in any case, I like to decide for myself which causes to support and this trend makes me feel I'm being badgered and is therefore an irritant rather than an incentive to support. And some theatres already write rather too often to make the same request - soon there will be no escaping it!
In a couple of cases I was even driven to contact the theatres concerned to ask not to receive any more mailshots asking for money. If theatres want to send these, maybe there should be a separate opt-in/out box when signing up to mailing lists, just as there is now for other types of marketing material.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:51 AM
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:42 PM
Sometimes, so that I don't have to worry about having the right change with me. But there's no real advantage, unlike the Barbican where you save something like 30% if you buy your programme (and ice cream) in advance.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:47 PM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:04 AM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 08:23 AM
When you give any donation and make a Gift Aid declaration, no VAT is collected and the theatre reclaims an additional quarter, as basic tax paid, from HMRC.
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