Affordable theatre programme launched at Old Library in Mansfield

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A new programme of theatre shows has been announced for The Old Library in Mansfield, with all productions having either a low ticket price or priced on a Pay What You Can basis where the tickets are free to book and you pay after you have seen the show.

The friendly 100-seat venue, located on Leeming Street (next door to the Palace Theatre and Mansfield Museum) will play host to eight professional productions over the autumn and winter, with many stopping off in Mansfield as part of nationwide tours.

There is something for everyone from shows bursting with comedy to dancing and live music, heart-warming storytelling to historical classics and even a spot of rugby. There’s also a licensed bar for the essential pre-show and interval refreshments.

The Affordable Theatre programme has been developed by the Inspire Youth Arts team and Sam Holgate-Davey, development co-ordinator working on the scheme said: “We already use our theatre space for the youth programmes we run, and to be able to invite professional touring companies to perform here, and get more people to see the great facilities we have at the venue, is so exciting.”

Peter Gaw, Inspire’s chief executive commented: “The quality of the productions we have coming up at the venue really is fantastic so I hope that people will seize this opportunity to see some inspiring performances right on their doorstep.”

Tickets to many of the productions are free to book online at www.inspireculture.org.uk/theatre and then you pay what you can at the end of the show.

Based at The Old Library, the Inspire Youth Arts team offer exciting opportunities for young people to take part in arts projects and programmes in dance, music and digital. Alongside the 100-seat theatre space, the arts venue offers a professional recording studio, exhibition area, café-bar, Mac suite and a number of meeting, teaching rehearsal and workshop spaces.

They are part of Inspire who deliver culture, learning and libraries on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.

For more information visit www.inspireculutre.org.uk/iya