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Poll: Is it elitist of English National Opera to implement a food ban solely on musical theatre audiences?

The London Coliseum, home of English National Opera. Photo: Mike Peel The London Coliseum, home of English National Opera. Photo: Mike Peel
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Last week, it emerged that English National Opera has implemented a ban on musical theatre audiences bringing their own food and drink into its London home, the Coliseum. The ban does not apply to opera or ballet audiences, ENO said. Its decision is based on research it has done, that revealed some musical theatre audiences had been bringing gin and vodka into the venue. But critics have labelled the move elitist. This week we’re asking: Is it elitist of English National Opera to implement a food ban solely on musical theatre audiences?


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