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Theatres: Young People

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

9. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in implementing his Department’s scheme to provide young people with greater access to theatres; and if he will make a statement. (259235)

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made in its scheme offering young people access to theatre. (259243)

Arts Council England officially launched A Night Less Ordinary on 10 February. The scheme will provide approximately 618,000 free theatre tickets to under 26-year-olds over a two year period. Over 200 venues are involved in the scheme. My Department is supporting this initiative, which will help theatres fill their seats while building the audience of the future.