Scholar's ticket

Scholar's ticket

This ticket was probably issued in 1894 in Nelson or in 1895 in Blackburn, as these were the only two places when admission was fourpence. This 'Scholar's ticket' was one of Charlie Keith's attempts to offer lower admission prices to children. In later years children were offered half priced tickets to the Pit and Promenade at Keith's Circus. At the Day Performances on Thursdays and Saturdays, tickets to all parts of the circus were sold at half price to children. Wealthy patrons could buy a season ticket, which would admit them to all parts of the circus at every performance, while there was a range of prices for Boxes, Pit or Promenade. There were no seat numbers in the circus. Once you had bought a ticket for your chosen part of the circus you simply went in and found a seat.