Saturday, 6 April 2013
Earl Spencer named in RAH ticketing row
Princess Diana's brother, Earl Spencer, has been named in the Times for 'touting' tickets in his debenture box at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets in his twelve seat box for the upcoming 3A promoted Eric Clapton concerts are being sold on Viagogo for £315 - the face value is £95. The tickets are outside of promoter's control and the position on re-selling tickets in boxes is complicated - debenture sellers can re-sell tickets they do not want to use, but as a charity the Royal Albert Hall has been warned that excessive profiteering may challenge it's charitable status. Sharon Hogson MP called for debenture holders to prevent the sale of tickets "above face value".