Spanish Theatre Trades in Tickets for Carrots
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by BWW News Desk
The Spanish government recently put a 21% tax on theater tickets, and Spanish theatres are fighting back to keep sales up. According to the NPR, the theatre owner in a small Spanish town is avoiding the tax by selling carrots instead of tickets, then allowing his carrot customers to attend a performance for free.
He told NPR “We said, ‘This is the end of our theater, and many others.’ But then the next morning, I thought, we’ve got to do something, so that we don’t pay this 21 percent, and we pay something more fair.”
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