Lara Waterfield

Theatre tickets are renowned for being expensive but WestEnd4£10 is an affordable way to see and experience live theatre without spending to much money.

Mousetrap Theatre Projects is a charity that aims to bring the magical experience of theatre to young people by providing reasonably prices tickets. It has many different schemes to achieve this, one of which is WestEnd4£10. This offers £10 tickets to anyone aged 19 to 23 for many outstanding theatre productions in central London, with a minimum of 1 show a month provided.

Shows that have previously been available to members include The Play That Goes Wrong, Urinetown, Singin’ in the Rain, Wicked, Memphis, A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Chorus Line and many more, including Jamie Lloyd's productions at the Trafalgar Studios with A listed stars such as James McAvoy, John Simm and Martin Freeman.

There is always a wide variety of theatre genres on offer from the popular Musicals and Plays, to Ballet, Opera and Shakespeare, offering a chance to experience new theatrical styles.

Another perk, as well as the amazingly valued tickets are the post show Question and Answer sessions run after each show by Mousetrap volunteers, with cast and production crew.

Every year WestEnd4£10 and TheatreLive4£5 host an award ceremony, giving awards for outstanding theatre voted by members of the club. This small scale Olivier Award Ceremony gives a chance to say thank you to all productions that have supported and provided Mousetrap with cheap tickets throughout the year. It is a fun event and tickets are only £3. This year it is taking place on Sunday 22nd March from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Charing Cross Theatre. Other ways to get involved include becoming a Mousetrap Representative or a member of its Youth Forum,

WestEnd4£10 is completely FREE to join via the Mousetrap Theatre Projects website (www.mousetrap.org.uk) and tickets can be purchased online or by phone. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis.

WestEnd4£10 is a fantastic way for students to sample some of London’s best shows in the West End, so don’t miss the opportunity to get involved.