Because lots of young people don't enjoy it.
I personally love it, but I have very few friends who do.
this reminds me of a conversation i was having with a boy in my year yesterday, he told me that "only white people go to the theatre and read" lmfao
I LOVE the theatre! It's not even that expensive unless you get front row seats. And The Globe theatre, which has some of the best acting is only about a tenner, I think.
Cos it's ****,and could just watch tv.
The price is the main reason
I go to the adc here fairly often as it's just a £6 or so
I love the theatre, particularly musicals.
It is quite expensive to get tickets to the big touring productions - but university drama societies put on a fair number of plays and are definitely worth a look too. You can also get involved in performing, too.
I think some of the younger crowd are subjected to a real bad piece of theatre that they are unable to connect to. So they associate the theatre with being bored to tears. However, lots of playwrights are writing plays that really attract a predominantly younger crowd, that appeals to their sensibilities, instead of something they can not relate or connect to. (I.e. Classical texts or Shakespeare)
Went to see lord of the rings when i was 15 was pretty immense on stage.