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Tickets for Good launch the first nationwide Ticket Bank!

‘Life’s best moments shouldn’t be reserved for those that can afford it.’

Tickets for Good have launched a brand-new programme to give free and heavily discounted tickets for festivals, live music, sport, comedy, and theatre events to millions of households affected by the cost-of-living crisis.


The crisis has increased pressure on families and individuals across the UK. A recent survey by mental health charity, Mind, revealed that nearly 8 in 10 Britons had experienced a negative impact on their mental health due to the cost-of-living. Tickets For Good aims to provide some respite where possible.


Tickets for Good - the company on a mission to give NHS and charity workers free and heavily discounted tickets to festivals, music, sport, comedy, and theatre - has launched a new programme: ‘The Ticket Bank’, to give tickets directly to the 8 million people affected by the cost-of-living crisis. Anyone who has received UK Government cost of living payments is eligible to sign up to the platform immediately.


Steve Rimmer - Tickets for Good CEO and co-founder said, “The cost-of-living crisis is having a profound effect on millions of people. Buying tickets for events is just not possible for them as they struggle to balance financial commitments. We’re delighted to help our events partners give back to the nation at large scale through free and discounted tickets.”


Jack Neville - Tickets For Good Director of Ticketing & Growth added, “Life’s best moments shouldn’t be reserved for those that can afford it. Our mission is to make amazing, shared experiences accessible to everyone, from hilarious comedy shows and mesmerising music gigs to the thrill of taking the family to a match day, we’re launching our Ticket Bank to help democratise the arts.”


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We live in a city with incredible events on our doorsteps but, as venue rents rise and funding is slashed, ticket prices are skyrocketing. Part of living in Sheffield is partaking in the arts and culture sewn into its very fabric, but the cost-of-living crisis is pricing people out on being part of their own city. Tickets for Good are on a mission to remove these boundaries and make sure cities’ events are accessible to their own citizens. It’s an incredible cause that we’re so excited to promote.


Our very own Tramlines and Sheffield Theatres makeup some of the major UK promoters already on board. But there’s more nationwide: Truck Festival (Oxford), Bath Festivals, and Deer Shed (North Yorks) are also offering tickets on the platform. Renowned venues including The Stand Comedy Club, The Clapham Grand, The National Theatre, Harrogate Theatre, and many more are providing tickets for comedy, cabaret, plays, and theatrical events, with the Roman Baths becoming the first high-profile heritage organisation to pledge involvement. The London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, and Regents Opera are helping to ensure that people squeezed by the current economic crisis can still enjoy classical music and the arts. High-profile sports organisations are also working with Tickets for Good, such as Newcastle Thunder and Newcastle Falcons providing rugby tickets, or Durham County Cricket Club offering tickets for their T20 games.


To date, Tickets for Good has registered over 250,000 NHS and general medical staff, charity workers, and volunteers, who have saved over £10 million in face-value ticket costs! Free to sign up, members pay just £3.95 booking fee for free or heavily discounted tickets, and have enjoyed a wide range of events, with a lucky few even attending gigs from Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, and Idles, as well as major festivals like Parklife. Parklife’s co-founder Sacha Lord (Nighttime Economy Advisor for Manchester) is one of many who endorses and supports this great cause.


After becoming the biggest investor in Tickets for Good, music superstar Robbie Williams said, “Access to the arts is a cause close to my heart - the magic of live entertainment is something everyone should be able to benefit from. So, I’m thrilled to be working with Tickets for Good as they launch the first UK-wide project to help people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis to access a fantastic range of events.”


Activities like spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying live music/the arts, are proven to be vital factors in stress relief and positive mental health - the cost-of-living crisis has made these activities unaffordable for many. The Ticket Bank will provide an essential break for people across the UK who are going through a tough time.


Eligibility for Tickets for Good’s Ticket Bank is simple: anyone who has received UK Government cost-of-living payments can sign up to the platform immediately. The platform is free to join, and members pay a maximum £3.95 booking fee for free or heavily discounted tickets.


Sign up for ticket bank here.

For details on who is able to receive UK Government Cost of Living payments, click here.


Tramlines 2023, image by CFaruolo


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