Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends announces £25 tickets for under 30s

Here's how to get them

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends has announced a £25 ticket scheme for those aged 30 and under.

5,000 tickets available at just £25 each will be made available for theatregoers to have the chance to discover the genius talent of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

Subject to availability, an allocation of Stalls and Dress Circle seats has been made available for all performances between Monday 23 October 2023 and Saturday 16 December 2023.

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Cameron Mackintosh said: “One of the many joys I’ve experienced during the opening performances of Old Friends is to witness night-after-night the reaction of younger audiences, many of whom I believe are hearing Stephen Sondheim’s dazzling music and lyrics for the very first time.

“Steve made a provision under his will for the establishment of the Stephen Sondheim Foundation, of which I am a trustee, to support playwrights, theatre composers and lyricists in early stages of their career.

“He was passionate about supporting the new generation of theatre writers and I therefore want younger theatregoers to be able to experience Stephen’s genius in this Great Big Broadway Show from great seats at an accessible price.”

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends is led by Broadway Legends Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga. They are joined by Christine Allado, Clare Burt, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley, Bradley Jaden, Bonnie Langford, Gavin Lee, Jason Pennycooke, Joanna Riding, Jeremy Secomb, Jac Yarrow, Marley Fenton and Beatrice Penny-Touré.

Celebrating the life and work of the great Stephen Sondheim, the concert runs at the Gielgud Theatre to 6 January 2024.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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