However, it is vital that we offer our young people the opportunity to enjoy live theatre. It is unrealistic to expect the average family to pay the average ticket price of over pounds 20. Lottery money might be better spent subsidising theatre tickets for school parties than pouring millions into opera houses for the elite.
My children have been enthralled by productions of Shakespeare, yet we are regarded by their peers as a "weird" family because we take them to the theatre. We need to make the theatre accessible and affordable for families to build up a tradition of indigenous theatre-going.
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