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To ask for charity donation for 4 Donmar warehouse tickets for Mon 30 May?

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lesstressy Sat 28-May-16 17:00:18

Not sure if I'm allowed to ask on here, or if this is the right place but it's such a shame to waste them.
I have 4 stalls seats (next to each other) for the Donmar warehouse this Monday 30 May (Elegy) we can no longer use and it's such a small theatre it will be a shame to have 4 empty seats.
The face value is £37.50 each but I'd be happy for a cheque payable to our local hospice for a £25 each.
If it's allowed, please PM me and I'll meet you at the box office before the performance on Monday.
If it's not allowed, how can I make sure these tickets don't go to waste? It's too late for ebay/ stubhub and we're not local so can't drop these off until late Monday afternoon. I've never had to waste tickets before so not sure how it works.

choccywoccywoowah Sat 28-May-16 17:06:36

If you are that desperate not to let these go to waste - I wouldn't be asking a donation of £100! I understand your sentiment though.

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Sat 28-May-16 17:08:01

Twitter is often good for this kind of thing.

BigGreenOlives Sat 28-May-16 17:09:49

Sell them back to the theatre - if it's sold out & they sell them you'll get the money back & you can donate it to charity.

lesstressy Sat 28-May-16 17:15:26

Thanks all-
I bought them through ATG and they told me yesterday they don't take returns. I can't find a direct phone number for the Donmar to contact them directly.
I'm not on twitter (luddite!) but how do you sell them on twitter- I could try it?

I suppose £100 sounds quite a lot - I thought it was a sensible suggestion as it would be nice for our hospice to benefit but a reasonable donation would be fine. I could split them into 2 lots of two if it helps.

lesstressy Sat 28-May-16 17:54:36

Update: I have now have just two left if anyone can use them.

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 10:17:00

Can anyone use these tickets for tonight's performance? It starts at 7.30. These are top price tickets but a donation of whatever you can is fine- I just don't want them to go to waste!
PM me for details.

Starspread Mon 30-May-16 10:17:44

Stubhub or similar?

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 10:17:52

I meant to say am back to 4 tickets again but can split as needed

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 10:20:11

Thanks but it's too late unfortunately

IceMaiden73 Mon 30-May-16 10:20:11

Try your local Facebook selling pages x

blackbirdmilkshake Mon 30-May-16 10:39:48

Why can't you just give them away...?

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 10:45:21

I guess I will once at the theatre as a last resort ( we're going anyway, these are extra spare tickets) but wanted our local hospice to benefit really

catkirk Mon 30-May-16 10:49:39

What's the donmars policy on bringing extremely loud toddlers?

Good luck finding a home for them, I would love to go but would not be welcome with my companions smile

SmallBee Mon 30-May-16 10:50:23

Once you get to the theatre go directly to the box office and tell them you have spare tickets, there are often people queuing waiting for returns.

traviata Mon 30-May-16 10:54:11

yes, I have in the past approached people as they head towards the box office to ask if they need tickets.

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 11:13:32

Thanks for the tip- I'll do that then.
It's the first time I've been in this position as you can probably tell!
Carlitos- not sure if you've been to the Donmar but your toddler would probably be part of the performance - it's tiny!
Well tonight is sold out so if anyone wants 1-4 tickets I'll be at the theatre from 7pm - Looking forward to it.

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 11:14:39

Sorry Catlink - stupid phone

nobilityobliges Mon 30-May-16 11:21:55

I would call the box office -

Ask them to resell them.

It says tickets are non-refundable but in my experience many theatres give you credit for the resale value of the tickets minus a fee to use against a future performance (if they manage to resell them). They might resell them for less than the face value though.

lesstressy Mon 30-May-16 11:30:57

Thanks nobility but the number they give on their website is actually ATG tickets and they don't take returns.
I can't find a direct number for the Donmar itself.

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Mon 30-May-16 12:34:10

If you're quick, you can set up a Twitter account. Tweet the artists and the venue, and hastag with their names.

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