Free theatre tickets to overcome loneliness

Bec Horner

Bec Horner

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Free theatre tickets to overcome loneliness

York Theatre Royal are offering charities and community group free theatre tickets for the people that they work with, to enable them to go and see the play Quality Street in June 2020.

As part of their ‘Community Drive’ initiative, they have funded tickets available for the matinee performances of the show on Thursday 11 June at 1.30pm and Saturday 13 June at 2.30pm.

They can arrange transportation to and from the theatre ensuring that the theatre is welcoming and accessible for all.

Friendly members of York Theatre Royal will be welcoming participants when they arrive and offer free refreshments after the show.

The theatre believe an activity like attending a show can help people overcome feelings of isolation and that it provides an opportunity for them to reconnect with their community.

Last year they launched the first ‘Community Drive’ for their production of Driving Miss Daisy.

It was a huge success.

51 older people from York who would not otherwise have been able to come to the theatre, enjoyed a memorable afternoon out, talking to staff about past visits to the Theatre Royal, enjoying the show and taking away a programme, as a memento of their visit.

Theatre Royal worked with a local taxi company to transport participants to and from the venue. For some, this was the first time in years they had been able to return to the theatre. Everyone really valued the opportunity to come back to a place they had once visited frequently.

Do you think this might be something your group might be interested in coming to see?

The theatre has staff available who would be happy to come in and speak a little bit more about the show and the Community Drive.

Alternatively, to book tickets and discuss any transportation needs your group may have, please contact Maisie Pearson, Development & Communications Assistant, by calling 01904 550148 or emailing



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