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Explore Theatreland’s history and win Theatre Tokens!

First Published 24 March 2009, Last Updated 26 March 2009

To celebrate the launch of the Official London Theatre Guide online archives, we are offering you the chance to win one of five prizes of £50 in Theatre Tokens by entering our competition.

The printed Official London Theatre Guide has been published regularly since 1922. Distributed via national outlets every fortnight, it offers theatregoers a concise and exceedingly useful guide to what’s on in the West End and selected fringe theatres in the capital.  

Every printed edition of the OLTG has been archived by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) for posterity. Now, a selection of those archives is available for you to view online as part of Official London Theatre’s Stats & Facts section, which offers a veritable feast of interesting information about the history of Theatreland along with pertinent facts and figures relating to the current state of this recession-thwarting industry.

To be in with a chance of winning £50 in Theatre Tokens to spend on a theatre trip of your choosing, delve into our archived editions of the OLTG to find the answers to 10 questions relating to shows that have played in London since 1922. The deadline for entries is 24 April 2009. Full details available here.



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