Relaunching the National Theatre Company Grants

Swing Seats

Giving the next generation of theatre professionals immediate access to live theatre.

In partnership with Show-Score, Swing Seats is a ticketing platform that allows theatre regulars to give their extra tickets to theatre students, interns and artists, expanding their theatre going experiences.

The moment a theatregoer realizes that they have an extra ticket is often the day of the show. If someone they know doesn’t claim the ticket, their options are limited. Secondary market ticketing sites are time intensive and scalping the ticket is illegal. Unable to donate the ticket back to the box office in time for it to be sold, the ticket goes unused. This is the case for thousands of theatre tickets every year. Swing Seats offers an effortless platform for theatregoers to donate their ticket to a young person hungry for live theatre.

Audience members looking to give away their tickets can visit

Students and early-career theater makers who wish to express interest in participating may contact the American Theatre Wing at


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