Didn't see a thread for this.
This is nuts. I had no idea that taxpayers were subsidizing $30 a ticket to keep the Playhouse open. How much are we paying for the Royal?
These venues need to be able to fund themselves. We either need to consolidate venues or let economic theory play out. I am all for a thriving arts community but the people of Victoria are clearly not interested in supporting this type of entertainment on the scale needed to have it viable here.