Free Theatre Tickets

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 119 months ago
Free Theatre Tickets

Image of the Orange Tree Theatre courtesy of Jim Linwood under a Creative Commons licence
Are you under 26? Broke? Up for a bit of culture? You could be in luck. The Arts Council is launching a scheme to give away theatre tickets to people under 26 for the next two years.

We spotted thinking woman's crumpet Rupert Penry-Jones on BBC Breakfast this morning wondering where the next generation of audiences are going to come from. Numbers are healthy at the moment, but all too often you're in your seat, you look around and it's like being surrounded by your parents' friends. They hope the freebies will spark a passion for theatregoing in young people and keep them coming back.

The scheme starts on 16 February. Keep an eye on the website for more information and how to book tickets. A ton of London theatres are involved so there's no excuse for not going...

The Albany, Deptford


Arcola, Hackney

artsdepot, North Finchley


Battersea Arts Centre

Blue Elephant, Camberwell

Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush

Churchill, Bromley

Donmar Warehouse

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

Greenwich Theatre

Hackney Empire Studio Theatre

Half Moon, Limehouse

Hampstead Theatre

Harrow Arts Centre

Lyric, Hammersmith

Millfield Arts Centre, Edmonton

National Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Pleasance, Islington

Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

Rose Theatre, Kingston


Royal Court

Soho Theatre

TARA, Earlsfield

Trafalgar Studios

Tricycle, Kilburn

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Young Vic

Last Updated 10 February 2009