Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A million free theatre tickets for young people

From the Department for Culture Media and Sport:
A new scheme to encourage young people to experience live theatre was unveiled today by Culture Secretary Andy Burnham. A £2.5 million programme – funded by Arts Council England, who will manage the scheme – will be focused on some 95 venues all over England. Each will offer a proportion of the tickets for arts productions on the same night every week – free – to anyone under 26 years old.

The scheme will start in February 2009 with an initial goal of providing a million free tickets by March 2011. Theatres taking part will have to guarantee free seats for young people across the whole two-year period.

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