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Poll: Would you use a ‘mortgage-style’ payment plan to spread the cost of your theatre tickets?

Caissie Levy in Frozen. Photo: Deen van Meer Disney's Frozen is one of the Broadway shows for which Ticketmaster is offering its 'book now, pay later' plan. Photo: Deen van Meer
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A scheme in which audiences can pay for their theatre tickets in installments, has recently been rolled out in the US, where Broadway seats can cost up to $850 each.

The Stage columnist Richard Jordan cast doubt over the scheme’s legitimacy for attracting audiences for whom the theatre may not otherwise be accessible, arguing that by charging additional interest on tickets prices the scheme “stands against against everything the arts should represent in appealing to a more diverse audience”.

This week we’re asking: Would you use a ‘mortgage-style’ payment plan to spread the cost of your theatre tickets?


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