Nottingham Playhouse joins in the fight to support local theatre. Image credit (insert bottom right and top left): UK Theatre

Nottingham Playhouse has announced they have signed up to the Love Your Local Theatre initiative, a new National Lottery-funded campaign supporting the UK theatre scene.

The National Lottery is providing £2 million in funding, where they will offer 2-for-1 theatre tickets to encourage more people to attend shows.

Over 100 theatres nationwide have signed up to the campaign, as membership body UK Theatre continues to encourage people to support their local theatre scene after the impact of Covid-19.

 

Stephanie Sirr, President of UK Theatre, said: “We are delighted to be working with The National Lottery on Love Your Local Theatre, the first time UK Theatre members across the country have united for a ticket promotion of this scale.

“After such a turbulent two years, we want to shout about the fact that theatres are open and ready to reward audiences for their patience and loyalty – please visit your local theatre and help them continue to make brilliant creative work!‚ÄĚ

National Lottery players will be offered the chance to buy one ticket and then an additional free ticket for another show as a thank you for £30 million being raised for causes such as support for the performing arts.

Nigel Railton, CEO of National Lottery operator Camelot, added: “The UK’s entertainment industry is world-class thanks to the huge variety of venues and projects across the four nations.

“The National Lottery is proud to have teamed up with UK¬†Theatre¬†to launch the¬†Love¬†Your¬†Local¬†Theatre¬†campaign, giving local theatres the support they need to get on the road to recovery following the pandemic.”

Theatre lovers across Nottingham will no doubt support this campaign, as Nottingham is a city full of creative opportunities for residents of the city and beyond.

If you would like to support the Nottingham Playhouse, or find out what shows they will be showing in the next few months, you can find out here.