Cultural Impact
480 There were 480 performances of 35 productions and 64 comedy and music acts
493,000 More than 493,000 people attended performances
7,349 7,349 Friends and Advantage members
28% 28% of our audiences were from Newcastle, 65% from other areas of the North East and 7% from other regions
44,291 44,291 people joined us as first time ticket buyers
1.48 On average our audiences came to our venues 1.48 times per year
8,194 8,194 people engaged with our learning programme
90,000 90,000 tubs of ice-cream were sold - the most popular flavour was vanilla
22,000 Minstrels were the sweet treat of choice for our audiences with the chocolate treat accounting for 30% of the 22,000 bags of confectionery sold
Economic Impact
£16m Total turnover £16 million
£13.8m We sold £13.8m worth of tickets
£0 We receive no funding
£380,278 We paid £380,278 back to the government in VAT, tax and National Insurance
86% We earned 86% of our income from ticket sales
£3.39m We spent £3.39m employing staff in the North East
121 We supported 121 full time equivalent jobs in the North East
£5.2 million Our total North East economic impact