Wigmore Hall and Classic FM launch £5 ticket scheme for under-35s9:29, 30th October 2018
Wigmore Hall and Classic FM have announced a new collaboration on a discount ticket scheme, which will provide 25,000 £5 tickets to concerts at Wigmore Hall for under-35s.
Classic FM will be the scheme’s media partner, offering a platform to maximise the number of young people experiencing concerts at the chamber music venue.
It is hoped that the scheme will attract younger and first-time concert-goers by breaking down barriers to entry. Special under-35s events will form part of the scheme, including pre-concert talks, Q&As with artists, receptions with guest artists and Classic FM presenters, and live-streamed events on Facebook.
Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, said: ‘Over the last few years, Classic FM’s audience of under-35-year-olds has dramatically increased.
‘Now, working with Wigmore Hall, we want to encourage those listeners to experience live music in one of the world’s finest chamber music venues.’
John Gilhooly, director of Wigmore Hall, said: ‘I am so grateful to Classic FM for supporting this vital strand of our work at a pivotal moment in its development. Collaborating with Classic FM on the under-35s scheme is tremendously exciting for Wigmore Hall, and allows us to further build relationships with younger audience members, and nurture the next generation of chamber music and song lovers.’
Concerts already available in the Wigmore Hall Classic FM under-35s ticket scheme for autumn 2018 are listed here.
New concerts are always being added at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-series/under-35