Spending cuts: Theatre tickets £1 levy

CALDERDALE theatregoers could be asked to pay a £1 levy on every ticket. The charge would apply to the Victoria Theatre, which has hosted Status Quo, above, several times.

A 50p increase in ticket prices at Hebden Bridge Picture House is also on the cards.

Councillors have been told the move – which could save 100,000 a year – may also lead to a 10 per cent drop in ticket sales. About 95,000 people use the Victoria every year.