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 Post subject: Re: Crisis in London's Theatreland
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:55 pm 
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Arts initiatives across the country are wooing new audiences. Is it working, asks Peter Whittle for The Times


It’s now an unshakable article of modern faith that the performing arts need to be made accessible to more people than the white, middle-aged and middle-class crowds they supposedly traditionally attract. Recently, the rarefied air that usually surrounds opera, dance, theatre and classical music has been particularly thick with audience initiatives.

The National Theatre’s Travelex £10 Season is continuing, the Edinburgh Festival had its Gateway Weekend, and the RSC has just finished its £10 Shakespeare Prom week.

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Agencies 'hike ticket prices'
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Bombay Dreams is one of the most successful West End shows
Ticket agencies are adding up to 28% to the face value of a theatre ticket, according to a Which? report.
Some are also flouting industry rules by failing to tell callers about extra charges and small print, it says.

The report found four tickets to a West End show could differ from £108.45 to £127.40 depending on the agency used.

"Paying a 28% fee is equivalent to a family of four taking one of the agency staff along for free," said Which? editor Helen Parker.

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Most Britons 'want more culture'
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Most people want to see more ballet, says research
Britons want to be more cultured and attend more arts events next year, a survey suggests.
About 90% of the 1,000 respondents said they would aim to see more theatre, opera and exhibitions in 2004.

Only one in 10 went to the ballet or opera in 2003, despite research suggesting nearly 70% of UK citizens think they are "cultured".

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Quiet on the West End front
By Sheridan Morley for The Stage


No-one is standing up for Theatreland at the moment it is most under threat, argues Sheridan Morley, asking why theatre’s leaders seem to have slipped into anonymity

What is the difference between this coming weekend’s Oliviers and the Oscars which follow them next weekend, quite apart from the fact that one is British, one American, one about the theatre and one about the movies?

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West End ticket sales
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London’s big musicals still dominate the West End with takings at an all-time high. Box office revenue for London theatres in 2004 was £341 million, the highest in 25 years. Musicals accounted for nearly two-thirds of the tickets sold - 7.3 million of a total of 11.9 million.

Long-running hits such as The Lion King (Lyceum), Chicago (Adelphi) and Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales) are still keeping box office balances healthy and this should continue with the musical version of Billy Elliot, coming to the Victoria Palace soon.

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West End revamp threatened by ACE/HLF Lottery doubts
By Jeremy Austin for The Stage


Uncertainty over the future of Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund as distributors of National Lottery cash is undermining the culture department’s apparent commitment to find a solution to the West End theatre owners’ call for help in their £250 million refurbishment of the capital’s venues.

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