A police pilot scheme could have implications on the West End’s efforts to attract younger audiences. Scotland Yard are working with Westminster City Council to enforce the 2003 Anti-Social Behaviour Act in areas including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. That means that, if any under-16s are found there unaccompanied by adults between the hours of 9.00pm and 6.00am, police will have the power to remove them and return them to their homes. Richard Pulford, the chief executive of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), the marketing body for West End theatres and producers, has described the curfew as “appalling”. He told The Stage newspaper, “We do everything we can to encourage young people to come to the theatre and there is no reason why they should not do so without an adult…. If a young person comes to watch a performance, they cannot avoid being on the streets after 9.00pm.”