The O2 Arena has announced they will donate free tickets to 1,000 local young people from Greenwich after live events were shown to improve their mental health.
Research done by the Greenwich-based entertainment venue showed that 83 per cent of young people aged 14-25 in the UK agree that attending live events has a positive impact on their mood and well-being.
Following this research and in time for World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October), The O2 has announced a new initiative to improve accessibility to live events for local youths in Greenwich.
From this December and throughout 2024, the venue has pledged to donate over 1,000 arena tickets to young people and their families as part of this initiative, working alongside local charitable youth organisation YoungGreenwich.
These tickets will span a range of event types taking place in the arena over the next year, including music, comedy, and sports – depending on what the young people are interested in.
The O2, which welcomes over 9 million visitors and hosts over 200 events every year, has already announced a line-up of world-class events for 2024, including four shows each for The 1975 and Olivia Rodrigo, six shows for Take That, the continuation of Peter’s Kay’s monthly residency, and much more.
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