a less ordinary night in England

This story should be of interest to those of you who are under 26 (or have friends/family under 26) and live in England.

Check out the web site A Night Less Ordinary, where you can sign up for free tickets for theatrical events throughout the country. It’s a joint initiative by Arts Council England and Metro.

The scheme offers thousands of free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 for all sorts of theatre events including comedy, tragedies, musical theatre, dance, modern mime, plays, circus and much more. There are more than 200 venues participating throughout England and you can search them all from the home page.

Theatre attendance is traditionally low among the under 26 age group, so this is a smart plan to encourage young people to experience this artform, and hopefully it will hook them into returning.

Ireland often copies British schemes, and this is one I would be happy to see our government blatantly rip off.