26 September 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti
A number of regional theatres have partnered with the country's largest rail operator, Govia Thameslink Railway, to encourage audiences back into theatres.
The initiative has limited-edition discounted tickets for audiences who get to the theatre by train during October, November and December from one of their 339 stations.
Steve White, Govia Thameslink Railway chief operating officer, said, “we’re very lucky to have so many great theatres on our network. After being closed for over a year, this is the perfect time to get behind the arts and enjoy live theatre once again! We’ve partnered with venues that are easily accessible by train and we hope our customers feel inspired to visit somewhere new this autumn whilst enjoying a brilliant show.”
The #entertrainment partnership will be live from next month with information available on Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern web sites, though the theatres' own terms and conditions will be on their web sites.
The theatres involved are the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fairfield Halls Croydon, King’s Theatre Portsmouth, The Maltings Theatre St Albans and Theatre Royal Brighton.