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UK’s first theatre convention StageCon postponed after backlash against ticket prices | London Evening Standard

The organisers of StageCon, the UK’s first ever convention for theatre enthusiasts, has announced that the event will be postponed until next year after feedback from fans.

The convention, planned to run November 3-4 at Shoreditch Town Hall, was announced in August, but came up against immediate backlash due to the price of tickets – £85 per day and £160 for two days.

While some were excited, many took to Twitter to share their dismay that the pricing would make the event inaccessible to many theatre fans, particularly those younger.

In response, organisers say they will be postponing until 2019 and working to lower the price.

James Yeoburn, UK general manager for StageCon, said: “We have listened to the feedback received in the weeks since launching and recognise that ticket prices and lead time have prohibited many of the most loyal fans from being able to attend.  It is important that we acknowledge that feedback, and work with our industry partners to make the requisite changes to allow for greater accessibility.

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UK’s first theatre convention StageCon postponed after backlash against ticket prices | London Evening Standard.