This enables users to enjoy discounts of up to half price at 38 venues in Londons West End and across Britain as well as participate in priority booking.
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Richard Lloyd, executive director at Which?, says: Major players in the ticketing industry do not provide an adequate response to our concerns and are ignoring consumers who are angry about being hit with rip-off fees.
It has found that big players such as Ticketmaster and See Tickets may charge a 3 delivery fee even if you decide to pick up your theatre tickets in person at a box office.Associate membership is 18 a year but only provides priority booking.But they require purchasers to check the small print before buying.Fortunately, there are still some great alternative theatre gift voucher options.
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This seemed nothing but a scam.
And despite offering an opportunity to purchase hard-to-find tickets, buyers can end up paying prices more than ten times the official asking price.
School nurse Amanda Hawkes, 51, from Wandsworth, South West London, recommended her parents go and see a theatre production of Twelve Angry Men in the West End this year using 80 of Ticketmaster tokens previously given as a present.
Instead I had to go through booking company Ticketmaster which demanded.50 for each seat booked.Traders it has researched include ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster, See Tickets, Ticketline, Eventim, Gigantic, BH Live and Stargreen.It is particularly popular for sell-out shows though tickets nearly always go for more than their face value.Anthony McNeill, a spokesman for solt, says: The primary goal of our theatre tokens is to encourage greater theatre attendance and attract a wider audience.These sites have been criticised for enabling ticket touts to operate legally as it is hard to prove whether it is always genuine fans selling the tickets.These offer fan-to-fan ticket exchanges that allow people to pass on and buy spare tickets.The staff were friendly but then told me I was unable to buy the tickets at the box office.