Almost half of teenagers coming to annual free Shakespeare performances for schools have never been inside a theatre before, research suggests.
More than 150,000 teenagers have been brought to Shakespeare's Globe in London over the past decade.
But a study of the audience shows that for many of these youngsters this will be their first sight of a live play.
The Social Mobility Commission heard warnings last week of "entrenched" inequalities in opportunities.
There have also been warnings of social "segregation" in schools - with…