Under 26s Go Free!
11 Apr 2009
Roll up, roll up, roll up! The British Arts Council has teamed up with hundreds of venues to give away 618,000 free theatre tickets to under 26 year olds.
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Arts Council Give Away Theatre Tickets
Roll up, roll up, roll up! The British Arts Council has teamed up with hundreds of venues to give away 618,000 free theatre tickets to all those under the age of 26.
Traditionally, the attendance of young people at arts events has been significantly low. The Arts Council hopes to reach a whole new audience with this unique opportunity and thereby develop a new generation of arts attendees.
More than 200 venues across England will be taking part, including: Battersea Arts Centre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Royal Court, The National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Watford Palace Theatre, the Sunderland Empire and Nottingham Playhouse.
“Venues around the country have responded to this initiative with energy and imagination,” says Alan Davey, the Arts Council Chief Executive. “Through their creative commitment, many more young people will experience what the theatre can do: inspire, challenge and help make sense of the world — an engagement and inspiration that can last all their lives.”
The free theatre initiative, which will last two years, recently went live across the country and was supported by a week of special activities at each venue. On the dedicated website, you will find a list of all the participating theatres in your area and a direct link to where you can book your free tickets.
Contact: Arts Council England,
14 Great Peter Street, London, SW1P 3NQ
To get your tickets, go to dedicated website:
A member of Pure Funk Commercial Dance Company in Bournemouth, performing at Youth Dance England Photo: © Jim Wileman
Arts Council England South West
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