Top theatre needn’t be expensive at Park Theatre.
Sadly, ticket pricing has always been a bit of a barrier to good theatre, especially for the cash-strapped millennials amongst us. But there’s no need to despair, for the lovely folks at London’s Park Theatre are remedying the situation with the launch of their new Park Up scheme, which begins today. Any theatre-loving Londoner aged 16-26 can get involved, and the perks are rather nifty.
The Park Up scheme is a welcome antidote to rising ticket prices, with those involved in the scheme able to grab £10 tickets during the first week of new shows. Meanwhile, rush tickets – available for shows that same night – are just £5 for Park Up members (on selected performances). The result is some of the cheapest theatre tickets in London, allowing you to see excellent new productions without breaking the bank.
Why not join Park Up and head to The Life I Lead (March 18-30th), a wonderfully comic look into the life of Mary Poppins actor David Tomlinson? Or for a searching examination of modern love in repressive societies, Cry Havoc (March 27-April 20th) might be more up your street. You can take advantage of Park Up throughout the summer, which welcomes a pair of riotous political comedies to the Park Theatre: Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough (April 24-May 18th) and The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (May 9-June 8th).
Great as the ticket discounts are, they aren’t the only boons to this scheme. Other perks include a 10% discount in Park Theatre’s cafe bar – with special food and drink offers on Tuesdays – discounted rehearsal space, and access to a range of great masterclasses. It’s entirely free to join Park Up, and you can sign up here.
One thing’s for sure: with no ticket price drama to worry about, all the drama at Park Theatre will be firmly confined to the stage!
Also published on Medium.