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Theatre: Young People

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to use the (a) free theatre tickets available under the A Night Less Ordinary Scheme and (b) the National Theatre Entry Pass. (320524)

The Department provided Arts Council England with £2.5 million to deliver the A Night Less Ordinary scheme. This included a budget for the promotion of the scheme, including the creation of the website:

www.anightlessordinary.org.uk

Individual theatres were also assessed on their plans to market the scheme in their local area during the application process.

The National Theatre Entry Pass scheme is administered solely by the theatre. The Department does not centrally promote either scheme.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people have registered for the National Theatre Entry Pass to date. (320660)