The organisers of StageCon, the UK’s first convention for theatre fans throughout the UK and Europe, have announced they are postponing the event until 2019.
StageCon was originally planned to run over the weekend of 3 & 4 November at Shoreditch Town Hall in London. When StageCon was announced in August, the organisers were overwhelmed by the responses they received, but they've since realised that the ticket pricing necessary to cover the costs of the event was too high for some, particularly younger members of the community.
James Yeoburn, the UK General Manager for StageCon says: “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!”
All ticket holders have been contacted and offered a refund, or the option to transfer their ticket to next year’s StageCon.