Love Your Local Theatre, launched by UK Theatre, is a new campaign encouraging the public to support their local theatres. The industry is still recovering from COVID and audience members might still need a bit of persuading to get back out there and enjoy live entertainment again.
Over 100 theatres UK-wide are offering 2-for-1 tickets to National Lottery players who attend a show during March 2022.
The campaign, run by leading theatre membership body UK Theatre and made possible by the support of The National Lottery, is providing up to £2 million to subsidise over 150,000 tickets across the UK. National Lottery players are being offered the chance to buy one ticket and get another free for participating shows as a thank you for the £30 million they raise every week for Good Causes, including support for the performing arts and theatres during the pandemic.
Whether you’re a musical lover, a fan of live comedy or want to take the opportunity to try something different, you’re sure to find something you’ll adore at your local theatre. Leeds Grand Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Harrogate Theatre, Grand Opera House York, Leeds Playhouse and SO MANY MORE are all taking part in the promotion. Simply visit loveyourlocaltheatre.com for more information.
Stephanie Sirr, President of UK Theatre, said: “We are delighted to be working with The National Lottery on Love Your Local Theatre, the first time UK Theatre members across the country have united for a ticket promotion of this scale. We should be hugely proud in this country to have such an extensive, vibrant and diverse range of regional theatres, all of which play a vital role in the theatre landscape of the UK and beyond. After such a turbulent two years, we want to shout about the fact that theatres are open and ready to reward audiences for their patience and loyalty – please visit your local theatre and help them continue to make brilliant creative work!”
The Love Your Local Theatre promotion is available to anyone who is a National Lottery player and possesses a National Lottery ticket. From Tuesday 1 February, players can purchase tickets at available performances taking place during the month of March. As always, Terms and Conditions apply so make sure you have a little check before booking your tickets.