Fringe box office crisis to be investigated

  • The List
  • 21 August 2008

This article is from 2008.

Fringe revellers

As the world's largest arts festival enters its final week, speculation is rife about the outcome of an inquiry into the failure of the Fringe Office's ticketing system. The Festival Fringe Society has ordered an independent inquiry into its own box office and the broader structure of the organisation. Arts promoters and venue managers have widely supported the inquiry, which will begin in September. Problems with a new box office system have meant some shows being oversold and customers being left without tickets. Fringe director Jon Morgan said the inquiry should offer vital information to help them prepare for next year's event, adding that systems are in place to deal with the final week of ticketing. A budget and timeline for the inquiry is yet to be put in place.

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