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Free shows at the Old Library Theatre

Posted onPosted on 26th Mar

The Old Library Theatre in Mansfield has announced its new spring/summer season of affordable shows.

Tickets to all the five professional productions are free to book and then you pay what you can on the night after you have seen the show.

A spokesman said: “With something for everyone and a licensed bar for the essential pre-show and interval refreshments, this is the perfect opportunity to try something new without the financial risk of buying a ticket up front.”

The shows are: The Man Without A Past on 9th May (7.30pm), A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) on 23rd May (7.30pm), States Of Independence, on 21st and 28th June (7pm and 2.15pm respectively) Couch Cast on 11th July (7.30pm) and My Big Break Up Story on 12th July (7.30pm).

The Affordable Theatre programme has been developed by the Inspire Youth Arts team and Sam Holgate-Davey, development coordinator working on the scheme, said: “We already use our theatre space for the youth programmes we run, and to be able to invite professional touring companies to perform here, and get more people to see the great facilities we have at the venue, is so exciting.

“We really hope that people will seize the opportunity to see some inspiring performances right on their doorstep.”
For details of all this season’s productions, and to book free tickets, visit

Based at The Old Library, the Inspire Youth Arts team offers opportunities for young people to take part in arts projects and programmes in dance, music and digital.

Alongside the 100-seat theatre space, the arts venue offers a professional recording studio, exhibition area, café-bar, Mac suite and meeting, teaching rehearsal and workshop spaces.

Inspire delivers culture, learning and libraries on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council.