The Gillioz theater is hosting an event for the Springfield-Greene County Library system featuring David Sedaris, and are warning people about purchasing tickets for what was a free show.
The tickets for the “sold out” event were given away by the Friends of the Library, through the Gillioz box office or online. None of the tickets for the event for sold.
The Gillioz is warning residents of the area that some of the tickets could be in the hands of ticket resellers, who are not authorized to sell tickets to this or any other Gillioz event.
“While the vast majority of the tickets distributed for this event were distributed to well-intentioned patrons, the live event industry has an ongoing challenge with third party brokers who pick up tickets and attempt to sell them and make a profit,” Geoff Steele with the Gillioz posted on social media.
“The Gillioz has a strict policy in place to address these resellers. Our policy is posted online and states, ‘We reserve the right to revoke tickets sold to a broker or unauthorized third party. If you are holding a revoked ticket, you will not be admitted and will not receive a refund.'”
Steele noted that any money made from the sale of these tickets will not go to Sedaris, the Gillioz, or the library system. They encourage people to not purchase the tickets and to report unauthorized resellers to the Gillioz.