Theatre and the performing arts are slowly becoming a thing of the past, there are societies across the country that are trying ever more to change this and bring local theatre to the forefront in the entertainment industry once again. With the economy the way it is, the local theatre now has a chance to offer itself out, once again, to become a real answer to the question…” what are you doing this weekend?”
If you search for London show tickets, you’ll find numerous different sites offering all they can for you to buy your tickets from them. You’ll have heard of the big names out there such as ticket master or see tickets. The smaller names are what we’re interested in and getting people interested in local theatre again. There are blogs all over the internet for local theatre, which is great, in Birmingham, for instance, there is a small theatre called The Crescent, a wonderful theatre, run by the community and volunteers, but these guys are performers from across the Birmingham theatre scene, they will do shows here for exposure but you’re more than likely to see them performing at the REP or the Alex.
If you’re interested then I urge you to have a look around. When you visit London, one of the main options is to take in a show, this may even be the purpose of your trip to London. If you search for London Shows or London Theatre Tickets the results are in their thousands on what show is the best for you to see and why.
This is all well and good, and don’t get me wrong or misquote me in saying that theatre is anything less than world-class in the bigger cities – but I think what we miss when we miss going to our local theatre is a little more of a community atmosphere, sitting somewhere for 2 hours where you believe that you belong to be and being able to relax into a show. Rather than sitting in a stuffy London theatre for 2 hours surrounded by tourists.
Other cities across the country that are passionate about theatre come in the form of Liverpool, Leeds or of course, Edinburgh. Theatre is a hidden gem, something that we should embrace as a nation and yet we simply let it go to become history.
If theatre interests you and you want to go along to local theatre then search your local venues for smaller shows, you’ll be surprised as to the ticket offers you can get for local theatre