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Regional Theatres

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to support regional theatres. (269386)

Arts Council England plan to invest £318 million in theatre across England between 2008-09 and 2010-11.

The recently launched A Night Less Ordinary scheme will provide 618 000 free theatre tickets to under-26-year-olds over the next two years.

My Department is supporting this initiative, which will help theatres fill their seats while building the audience of the future.