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Theatre convention StageCon postponed due to ‘high ticket prices’

Shoreditch Town Hall StageCon was due to take place at Shoreditch Town Hall
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Theatre convention StageCon has been postponed until 2019 amid concerns over ticket prices for the event.

StageCon was due to take place on November 3 and 4 at Shoreditch Town Hall in London.

However organisers have said they have been “overwhelmed” with feedback from theatre fans since launching the event in August, and have realised that ticket pricing “was too high for some”.

A day ticket for the event, which was set to feature performances and discussions with performers including Sharon D Clarke, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Alice Fearn, cost £85, while a weekend ticket cost £160.

UK general manager for StageCon James Yeoburn, who is producer and executive director of organisers United Theatrical, 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.”

He added: “We are sorry to not have the chance to share the exciting programme of events and performances developed for November, but look forward to presenting this with ample notice for next year.

“United Theatrical are delighted to be leading the StageCon that everybody has waited for, including us.”

StageCon was previously being presented in partnership with WhatsOnStage. United Theatrical will be now the sole organiser of the event.

All ticket holders have been contacted and offered a refund or the option to transfer their ticket to next year’s StageCon.

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