“It was a dream of ours to get some kind of a ticket price scheme that would open up the opportunity for more people to come to the theatre, to take a risk,” says STC’s Artistic Director (and lbr luckiest man in the world), Andrew Upton.
“I think that the price point is a deterrent for some people, particularly people who aren’t in the habit of going to the theatre, and it’s a chance to knock that on the head.”
Called the ‘Suncorp Twenties’, the ticket scheme was made possible by corporate sponsorship. Suncorp CEO, Geoff Summerhayes, said that “the theatre, the arts, are an incredibly important part of having a vibrant community and they add to the vitality of the city.
“If through this initiative we can get access for more members of our community to the theatre, which they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to get, then we’re very proud to be associated with that.”
Actor Cate Blanchett recognises it’s a partnership that not all theatre companies could form. “It’s an incredibly optimistic initiative, and not every organisation has the same ambitions, so we’re just really lucky that we have aligned with a company with similar community engagement and interest in building audiences for the future”.
Cate, CEO of Suncorp Life Geoff Summerhayes, and Andrew Upton
Cate assures you the cheap seats are not behind poles at the source
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