SIR - I fully endorse Bradford's bid to be City of Culture 2025 and sincerely hope we win.

But for me there is an elephant in the room that no one seems to have mentioned yet. Isn't our beautiful Alhambra theatre an important part of our city's culture? However, the price of tickets for many of the shows at the Alhambra are far beyond my pocket. And I'm sure I'm not alone in this.

I would very much like to see The Lion King but with tickets for a decent seat at £70-plus and £40-plus for an upper circle seat that's one delight I'll never enjoy.

I have an adequate enough income for my needs. I don't live in poverty but for that cost I can buy two weeks petrol or more than one week's groceries. What does this imply? That our city's theatre culture offering West End shows is only for the rich?

I do regularly attend other theatres in the Bradford district, particularly King's Hall in Ilkley, but, sadly, I'm not rich enough to enjoy many Alhambra productions.

Dorothy Pearce, Nab Wood Drive, Shipley