RSC marketing assistant responsible for the scheme Lucy Dwyer said: “We’re delighted with the popularity of The RSC Key. It’s a great scheme for younger people who want to see our productions.

“There’s also a strong RSC Key community, with Facebook and Twitter accounts giving everyone the chance to interact and talk about what they’ve seen.

“We offer exclusive events for members, and discounts in local shops and attractions. And best of all The RSC Key is free to join.

We hope that those who take the plunge will enjoy coming here and develop a life-long love of going to the theatre. I’d like to congratulate Hannah on being the 10,000th member of the scheme.

Hannah Cammock said: “I joined because I think it’s a great opportunity to introduce more young people to the arts and especially the RSC. For myself it is an affordable way to see upcoming performances, and I’m hoping to try and see everything this year.”

Those interested in joining can sign up online: www.rsc.org.uk/key