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Terms & Conditions

National Theatre - Enter our Summer Text Raffle - with photo of Katherin Parkinson in evening dress costume

Terms & Conditions

  1. The prize draw will  open at 14:00 on 14 July 2022 and close at 23:59 on 19 August 2022. 

  1. Entry to the prize draw is by texting LOBSTER to 70215. Text messages cost your standard network message charge (please check rates with your service provider). You will then receive a free bounce-back message from 70215 providing you with instructions to enter the competition and the option to make a donation to National Theatre. 

  1. Opting out of the optional donation will not affect your entry into the prize draw. 

  1. The prize draw is open to all residents of the UK (please note the text service to enter the prize draw does not include Channel Islands or Isle of Man mobile networks). The prize draw is open to those aged 18 or over, except Employees of the Promoter and their associated companies and contractors and their immediate family members. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested.  

  1. A maximum of 10 entries can be made per mobile phone number. If you enter more than 10 times, each text will be charged at your standard network message charge, but your entry will not count. 

  1. Please ensure you spell the Keyword correctly and send your text message to the correct Short Code within the time period that the prize draw is specified as being open. If your short code is invalid, or your text message is received outside the specified time period you will not receive a bounce-back message but may still be charged your standard network message charge. You will not be donating to the National Theatre nor will you have entered the prize draw. If you enter the Keyword incorrectly but we, acting reasonably, believe that you are trying to find out more information about the prize draw, you will be sent the free bounce-back message, as described above. 

  1. If you’re a UK taxpayer, the National Theatre can claim an equal share of an additional £2.50 in Gift Aid from the Government for every £10 donation you make. If you elect to make an optional donation, we’ll send a follow up text to ask if you want us to claim Gift Aid on your donation. If you follow the link in our follow up text, you’ll be taken to a Gift Aid declaration - please read it carefully. Find out more about Gift Aid here

  1. The first prize will be a VIP experience at the National Theatre including: 

  • Dinner and drinks at Bob’s Lobster at the National Theatre up to a value of £120 

  • Two top priced tickets (worth £86 each) to our brand-new show, Much Ado About Nothing, subject to availability 

  • A Young Patron membership for one year 

  • and more!

The second prize will be one of fifty Young Patron memberships for one year. A Priority Membership can be offered as an alternative.

  1. The winner will be selected at random and contacted on Tuesday 23 August by the National Theatre by telephone. If the winner does not respond in order to claim the prize by the end of the next working day, the National Theatre reserves the right to contact the next eligible winner (and in this case the original winner forfeits their claim to the prize), and so on until a winner is found. 

  1. The prize is as stated. There is no cash alternative and the elements of the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances. For the avoidance of doubt, unless specified above, no other costs or expenses will be covered by the National Theatre or any of the prize providers. 

  1. The National Theatre and its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any text not being properly received. 

  1. All decisions relating to the winners of the prize draw are final. The National Theatre has the right to cancel, amend, terminate, or suspend this prize draw if forced to do so due to circumstances outside our control. 

  2. The prize draw and text donation service is provided by Donr on behalf of the National Theatre. If you have any queries regarding the service, please contact Donr at the following email address: [email protected] or call on the following Helpline Number: 0333 4444 111 (Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:30). 

  3. This raffle is not associated with Instagram.

Support our work

Every ticket sold will help produce ground-breaking work of the highest quality both on and off stages. By entering our raffle today, you will be playing a vital role in ensuring we can create and share unforgettable stories with audiences in London, across the UK, and around the world.  Find out more

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