Curve Theatre Announce Record Year of Success
CURVE THEATRE has increased its annual turnover to £7.8m whilst reducing its public subsidy from 58% in 009/2010 to 33% of turnover in 2014/2015.
The theatre’s 2014/15 Annual Review details how the organisation has continued to grow both its audience numbers and revenue whilst reinforcing its reputation as one of the UK’s leading producing theatres.
Curve Chief Executive Fiona Allan commented “As I look back over the last year – my last as Chief Executive – it’s worth considering how far we have come. I’m particularly proud that over the year we averaged 78% attendance, and that for Curve’s own produced work our audiences now really do reflect the diversity of this plural city – we estimate 46% of audiences to be from BME backgrounds. For the first time we had nearly as many visitors to the building as ticketed audiences in the theatre, and have been recognised formally as the major large visitor attraction for Leicester and Leicestershire”.
The annual review follows a raft of award nominations for both the theatre’s commercial and artistic projects including a finalist position in the Conference and Incentive Travel Awards and UK Theatre award nominations for Best Show for Children and Young People for The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾, The Musical as well as Best Performance in a Musical for Laura Pitt-Pulford in The Sound Of Music.