Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris has unveiled a €10 (£8.60/$11.21) ticket initiative for under 25s in a move designed to make theatre more accessible.

The Parisian venue is offering 10,000 tickets for young people, donated by benefactors and industry professionals, across a number of different performances each season.

Artistic director Ruth Mackenzie and manager Thomas Lauriot launched the initiative to make theatre “a more accessible space for people from all backgrounds.”

The 2,500-seat theatre is one of two apparent twins constructed along the quays of the Seine. The other is the Théâtre de la Ville.

This season’s programme includes a musical adaptation of Albert Camus’ The Just Assassins, Pina Bausch’s The Seven Deadly Sins, presented for the first time in Paris, George Gershwin’s musical, An American in Paris and Meditations for Josephine.

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