The organisers for the UK’s first StageCon have announced they are postponing the event until 2019.
Due to have taken place at the Shoreditch Town Hall on the 3rd and 4th November, it has been confirmed that the event is now being postponed until next year to sort out ticket pricing to ensure that younger theatre fans were not priced out of attending the event.
Talking about the news, James Yeoburn, the UK General Manager for StageCon, said, “StageCon is an event that offers a great opportunity for fans from across the UK and the rest of Europe to come together in London to celebrate the magic of theatre. All involved in the event continue to keep this community celebration at heart. We have listened to the feedback received in the weeks since launching and recognise that ticket prices and lead time have prohibited many of the most loyal fans from being able to attend. It is important that we acknowledge that feedback, and work with our industry partners to make the requisite changes to allow for greater accessibility. We are sorry to not have the chance to share the exciting programme of events and performances developed for November, but look forward to presenting this with ample notice for next year. United Theatrical are delighted to be leading the StageCon that everybody has waited for, including us!”
In addition to this, it has been confirmed that some of the previously announced contributors are now unavailable 3 & 4 November due to their being offered professional work which has taken priority.
All ticket holders have been contacted and offered a refund or the option to transfer their ticket to next year’s StageCon.