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Over half a million free theatre tickets are to be given to under-26s across the UK in a bid to boost interest among the young.

The scheme – called ‘A Night Less Ordinary’ – is being run by the Arts Council and will offer seats from mid-February 2009 in small rural venues to big city theatres.

Check out what’s on offer at your local theatres as part of the scheme and canvass opinion among the under-26s.

Do they really care about such an initiative? Or maybe they’re already regular theatre-goers so by taking advantage of the free offer they’re defeating its purpose.