Regional Theatres

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd March 2009.

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Photo of Barbara Follett Barbara Follett Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Culture), Department for Culture, Media & Sport 2:30 pm, 2nd March 2009

Audience development is a core objective of Arts Council England. That is why, earlier this month, it launched its "A Night Less Ordinary" scheme to give 618,000 free theatre tickets to people aged under 26 over the next two years. Arts Council England's projected spend on theatres is £318 million during this spending review period, an increase of 8 per cent. on the previous period.

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