Banksy’s Dismaland visitors asked for IDs amid ticket tout clampdown
Tickets for the exhibition, which opened last Saturday in Weston-super-Mare, only went on sale Tuesday after the website crashed due to high demand.
The first batch of tickets, which included a £2 booking fee, sold out within 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, attendees have had to queue outside the seafront exhibition to gain entry.
Originally, tickets were being sold for £3, but due to the overwhelming demand, online touts started auctioning tickets for as much as £1,000.
Tickets have been on sale for between £30 and £1,000 on eBay and about £40 on StubHub.
Banksy’s spokesman has advised fans not to buy any auctioned tickets and to only purchase them on the official website.
A spokesperson for Seetickets told the Independent: “Clearly a lot of people want to go, and as a result of that some people are using that to try and make money. It’s a shame.”
The park, advertised ironically as the UK’s “most disappointing new visitor attraction,” will run for another five weeks with more batches of tickets being released on the website.