This article from The Times is not strictly about ballet/dance tickets but interesting from the ticket price perspective generally: Dear old theatreland
By James Inverne
Ticket prices are going through the roof, something has got to change
ONLY TWO YEARS ago, at London’s Theatre 2001 conference, the former National Theatre boss, Sir Richard Eyre, pressed upon the assembled arts bigwigs the importance of lowering ticket prices. “To be asked to pay £25 or £30 to see a modestly successful production in the theatre,” he said, “when you can buy a hardback book or CD for half the price, or go to the cinema for a third of it, just doesn’t wash. On top of that, to be asked to pay £3 for a programme and £2 for a Coke might go some way to explaining why the young are reluctant to go to the theatre.” more...