Celebrate the Royal Wedding by playing West End Pairs with Magic FM!

Find one of the nine West End Theatre couples including The Phantom and Christine, Elvis and Dyanne, or Cosette and Marius, and you could win a pair of tickets to one of nine top West End shows.

There are 135 pairs of tickets to be won in total, so play now for your chance to win! 

http://www.magic.co.uk/win/west-end-pairs/

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: ASK A QUESTION & WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS!

Following its sold-out run on Broadway, the explosive 2008 production of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is giving a chance to their Facebook Fans to win a pair of tickets.

ASK THE CAST A QUESTION & WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS FOR CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF!

They are running a Special Competition for their Facebook Fans and making a video using your questions with the cast!!!

Simply, send your question you’d like to ask to either James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Adrian Lester or Sanaa Lathan, and you’ll be entered into a PRIZE DRAW to win one of three pairs of tickets to see the show.

They will then upload and post the video with the cast directly answering your questions! Email them your question and the cast member you’d like to ask it too, to the below address.

Email to enter here – askthecatcast@live.co.uk

Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=399151890700

All entries must be submitted before 12:00pm on Tuesday 23rd March!

Carry Your Tesco Watermelon To Win a Pair of Dirty Dancing Tickets!

Tesco & Dirty Dancing Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Baby carried a watermelon to gain immediate access to the hottest dancing in town and now that’s exactly what Tesco and Dirty Dancing are asking you to do…

The first 100 people to carry a Tesco watermelon to the Aldwych Theatre by 10am on National Watermelon Day – Tuesday 4 August 2009 will win a pair of tickets to see the show that night.

THE RACE IS ON!

North Carolina Tourism has teamed up with Tesco and Dirty Dancing to give you the chance to win an unforgettable holiday for two to the original “Dirty Dancing” movie setting. This dream holiday for two includes return economy flights, car hire and six nights in art deco city Asheville, in the heart of the mountains of North Carolina.

Terms and conditions apply. Please visit the Tesco Dirty Dancing homepage for details of how to enter.

Book Tickets for Dirty Dancing!

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham reveals government-backed free ticket scheme

(BBC NEWS) Up to 95 publicly-funded theatres across England are to offer free tickets to young adults as part of a £2.5m government-funded scheme.

From next year until 2011, the theatres will offer free tickets – at least one day each week – to 18 to 26-year-olds on a first-come, first-served basis.

Theatres including London’s National Theatre and the Birmingham Rep will be eligible to apply for the scheme.

Culture secretary Andy Burnham denied the scheme was a “gimmick”.

The scheme follows recommendations made in a recent government review about engaging young people.

The Supporting Excellence in the Arts report, by former Edinburgh International Festival director Sir Brian McMaster, recommended a “free week” to engage young audiences by opening up publicly-funded arts organisations.

Arts and culture have the ability to enhance and change people’s lives. Government is committed to increasing access to the arts for everyone
DCMS spokeswoman

Would free tickets make you go to the theatre?

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said that, after consulting with venues, the idea had been translated into “a long-term and sustainable opportunity to engage young people and build a new audience over a period of time”.

A spokeswoman said: “Arts and culture have the ability to enhance and change people’s lives.

“Government is committed to increasing access to the arts for everyone.

“Free theatre follows on from free access to museums and, more recently, free swimming.”

During a visit to the Lowry arts centre in Salford on Wednesday, culture secretary Andy Burnham denied the scheme was “a gimmick”.

He said theatre “can change people’s lives, it can give them new insights, it can broaden their minds and help them achieve their potential”.

He added: “I think it’s entirely right the government should make all these good things available.”

His comments were supported by actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, who said theatre was “the greatest art form”.

“I think the magic of live theatre goes straight into the bloodstream,” he told the BBC News channel.

“Once you expose young people to it, you have to make sure they’re attracted to it again.”

Arts Council England has given its support to the scheme, calling it “an exciting new step”.

“We want young people to grow up with a strong sense of the possibilities the arts give them,” said its chief executive, Alan Davey.

“In order to have that happen, we must make it easy for young people to get access to excellent, inspiring art.”

Free Tickets for Credit Crunch Bankers!

Andrew Lloyd Webber is offering free tickets to two of his West End musicals
to bankers who have become unemployed in the credit crunch.

“Free tickets might offer some respite for some of those people who have sadly
lost their jobs.”

Former bank employees can claim a pair of free tickets to The Sound of Music and
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat until 15 October.

However, they will have to present a P45 issued after 1 September.

Tickets are also only available between Monday and Thursday and are subject to
availability.

All claims must be made in person at the appropriate box office, according to a
release issued by the Really Useful Company.

Lord Lloyd-Webber said he hoped his “feel-good shows” would cheer up those
affected by the current financial downtown, “albeit for a couple of hours”.

The Sound of Music is on at the London Palladium while Joseph continues at the
Adelphi Theatre.