Thanks for your comment Emma. What do you think the way forward might be? More initiatives like the Old Vic funding discounted tickets for young people? http://teachingdramablog.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/old-vic-helps-to-make-theatre-affordable-to-younger-generations/
Some West End shows are just not accessible for school groups - if they put on special offers more regularly we could educate a whole new generation of theatre goers. Companies like Mousetrap do a great service for schools, but their allocation is always severely restricted. Getting young people to see quality theatre is vital for our great reputation in the Arts to continue.