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The Sydney Theatre Company Is Offering $20 Tickets Throughout 2015

Grand nights of theatre for less than the price of a 3D movie.
By Sean Robertson
March 31, 2015
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By Sean Robertson
March 31, 2015
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Unfortunately for many Sydneysiders, the defining aspect of theatre is not the spellbinding performances but the daunting price tag. With tickets for Sydney's big theatre venues sometimes costing towards the three-figure mark, Sydney theatre, unlike its more government-subsidised European counterparts, can be derided as a middle-class luxury. What is the beleaguered theatre buff to do? Why, ring the Sydney Theatre Company first thing on Tuesday morning and get a ticket for $20, of course.

Launched in mid-2013, the Suncorp Twenties initiative has been a great success, and thanks to the renewal of the STC's partnership with Suncorp, it's been confirmed to continue until at least the end of 2015. Even better, you can now buy the $20 tickets online, as well as using the existing methods of phone/stampeding the box office.

What might you take this cheap-as-fancy-chips ticketing opportunity for? See Geoffrey Rush as King Lear, Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in The Present (it's not sold out if you go through Suncorp Twenties!), and the chilling South American thriller Death and the Maiden, and you'll come away with change from a $100.

Suncorp Twenties was a labour of love for STC's former co-artistic directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, who spent their joint tenure searching for a sponsor to make theatre tickets more affordable. The partnership has now been extended beyond the initial two years, with the Suncorp Twenties tickets going on sale each Tuesday at 9am for the following week's performances. There is no transaction fee and tickets are sold in twos.

Image: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh in The Present after Anton Chekhov’s Platanov, by Andrew Upton. Directed by John Crowley. 4 Aug – 19 Sep 2015 at Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay.

Published on March 31, 2015 by Sean Robertson

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