Queen’s Theatre’s under 26s £8 ticket scheme kicks off with DNA

Young people listen up! Everyone loves a night out for less than a tenner right? If you’re lucky enough to be 25 years old or younger you can bag yourself a cheeky bargain with £8 tickets to see a range of exciting Queen’s Theatre productions. Thanks to the Theatre’s new ticket scheme to attract younger audiences, under 26s can enjoy a night out at the Theatre without breaking the bank. The scheme kicks off this spring with the modern day black comedy DNA, which runs from 7 – 14 February. This explosive story is written especially for young audiences by Dennis Kelly, who was a co-writer on BBC Three's sitcom Pulling, Matilda the Musical with comedian Tim Minchin, and the Channel 4 conspiracy thriller Utopia. Lovers of Strictly Come Dancing can immerse themselves in the dazzling world of ballroom dancing in Amanda Whittington’s sequin studded drama Kiss Me Quickstep. Playing from 22 February – 9 March, under 26s can grab a ticket for just £8 (Tue – Thu & previews only). Other productions this spring under 26s can get their teeth into for just £8 are In Basildon (14 – 30 March), the sharply funny play about Essex family life by Romford playwright David Eldridge as well a stirring revival of the British musical The Hired Man (27 April – 18 May), by Melvyn Bragg, with music and lyrics by Howard Goodall (Bend It Like Beckham). James Watson, Head of Learning & Participation for the Queen’s Theatre says, ‘We are passionate about getting young audiences to experience really great theatre, and by reducing cost as a barrier are making our work more accessible for them. We want young people to be moved, inspired, challenged and engaged. I hope this scheme will encourage more young people to see theatre for the first time or try something new that they might not be familiar with.’  More information about the Theatre’s under 26s £8 ticket initiative can be found online at and how these tickets can be purchased. The Theatre has also selected a range of season highlights that would appeal to young people.

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