To be a theatre goer or not to be? Teachers’ role vital in engaging young people with arts

Young people who have a strong family tradition of going to the theatre are more likely to continue to attend performances, according to a study conducted in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Committed English and drama teachers play a crucial role in attracting others to the theatre.

Forty percent of young people attending live theatre were from non-Anglo Australian backgrounds and the majority of them attended with school. For many of these young people, live theatre attendance was not part of their regular cultural experiences.

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