Friday, 18 September 2009

Under 26s Free Theatre Tickets update...

After meeting a fair few young people at the Bolton Community College's Freshers Fayre, I thought I ought to post some info on the blog about how to claim your Free Tickets so here we go.

What is A Night Less Ordinary?
A Night Less Ordinary is an Arts Council England scheme in association with Metro, which will provide 618,000 free theatre tickets to anyone under 26 in more than 200 venues across England. For more information about the scheme visit
We'll be giving away 4000 free tickets to those under 26 over the next two years, as part of a groundbreaking national scheme to increase cultural opportunities for young people.

How do I get free tickets?
We have a limited amount of tickets available on each Monday night of the run in our Main Auditorium and we also have a limited amount of tickets for for our special events, including Children's Theatre Saturdays and theatre for young people. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and need to be booked via the Ticket Office on 01204 520661.

You will need to provide the name, address, postcode, email and date of birth of all ticket holders. You will also need to provide proof of age for each ticket holder when you collect your tickets. As you need to provide proof of age to claim your tickets, they will not be sent out in the post.

Can I come any other night of the week?
From September, if you are under 26 and a student of the University of Bolton, Bolton Community College or hold an NUS card you are entitled to a 'Student FTI' which allows you to watch our main auditorium shows on any weekday evening. Tickets are limited and subject to availability so early booking is advised.

To book your Student FTI contact Marie Irving-Murphy on 01204 529407 or email and quote 'Student FTI'. You will need to bring your student ID with you when you collect your tickets. PLEASE NOTE: Student free tickets are not available on our normal Ticket Office number or online.

You can read more about the scheme here.
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