Eastbourne theatre’s disgraceful pricing policy to pensioners

From: Tony RixSouthfields Road, Eastbourne

It is great to see that Eastbourne theatres are reopening after their long lockdown.

The programme booklet has just been published.

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But it is disgraceful that pensioners should be misled and charged extra for seats in the Congress Theatre.

Opening of the Visitor Centre in Eastbourne, 7/9/20 Photo shows the new Visitor Centre on the right and the Congress Theatre. SUS-200709-122017001

Adults booking the London Symphony Orchestra series are charged £25 per seat, which reduces to £19 for the series – a 25 per cent discount.

Pensioners are charged £24 per seat (a measly four per cent concession – less than half the cost of an interval ice cream!) and denied any concession from booking the series.

They have to pay £5 more than earning adults – and get no discount for booking the series, despite the offer being featured in Congress publicity!

Come on Congress, end this gross discrimination now!

Us pensioners – your customers – in Eastbourne are angry at this predatory pricing for profit, and the sneaky way you have done it.