Love Your Local Theatre initiative launched today!

Here’s a great chance for you to support your local theatre while saving money too.

The National Lottery has teamed up with UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre to produce LOVE YOUR LOCAL THEATRE. It’s an initiative running from now until the end of March which gives National Lottery players access to buy discounted tickets at theatres in their part of the UK.

The promotion is for performances from 1-31 March, and when you buy one full-price ticket, you get another one free.

Booking is now open and you’re advised to check back regularly as new theatres and shows are being added each week.

SOLT/UKT said “Today we’re announcing that we have joined forces with The National Lottery and over 100 theatres UK-wide for #LoveYorLocalTheatre. This promotion, run by Society of London Theatre / UK Theatre, offers 2-for-1 tickets throughout the month of March for participating productions. Join your local theatre this March in celebrating local theatres and the important role they play in communities across the UK, and support us as we continue our pandemic recovery.

A big thank you to The National Lottery for supporting this incredible initiative, by providing up to £2 million to subsidise over 150,000 tickets across the UK, giving Lottery players the chance to get their hands on great value tickets for top-class live entertainment.”

Find out which theatre near you is taking part here:

Find out more about #LoveYourLocalTheatre here:

Visit for more details and to find participating theatres near you.

10 days left to vote for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019

The 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards is the annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects and people. Take a look through the shortlists and you can vote for a Lottery-funded project in your area, or anywhere across the UK.

There are five categories of nominees, and the winner of each category will receive £10,000. The categories are:

Art, Culture and Film



Community and Charity

Sporting Legend

All you have to do is visit and click on a category to find out more about each finalist

In the Arts, Culture and Film section, the shortlisted 10 projects you can vote for are

V&A Dundee

Sage Gateshead

Campbeltown Picture House

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Imaginarium Arts and Story Centre

OHMI Music Makers

Behind The Label

Bold Tendencies

European Youth Music Refugee Choir

Brightsparks Comedy Asylum

So come on folks! All you have to do is visit and click on a category, and vote! You may have helped your favourite to an unexpected £10,000 bonus!