The RSC - Facts and Figures
In the last ten years, the Royal Shakespeare Company has mounted 171 new productions,
given 19,000 performances, sold 11 million tickets, and played in 100
towns and cities in the UK and 50 towns and cities around the globe.
Other interesting statistics are:
- The RSC's turnover is £32 million.
- The RSC's Stratford wage bill is £10.53 million.
- The RSC's most recent London season (October 2000- May 2001) saw:
- 25 productions across the capital
- £7.7m taken at the Box Office
- 370,000 attenders saw an RSC production in London, of whom 50%
visited the Barbican, while 50% visited RSC productions at other
- The RSC brings an estimated £31.75 million worth of investment to the Stratford/West Midlands area each year.
- The RSC brings an estimated £18 million worth of direct income into the Stratford area, including £11.8 million of self-generated income.
- Estimated visitor spending outside the theatre, directly attributable
to the RSC, is between £12.8 and £14.7 million each year.
- 61% of the RSC's income is self-generated, with over £15 million of tickets sold in 1999/2000.
- The RSC received £10.5 million in subsidy from the Arts Council of England in 1999/2000 (33.5% of income).
- The RSC received £1.73 million in grants from the Corporation of London, for the provision of theatre at the Barbican in 1999/2000 (5.66% of income).
- The RSC's total annual audience is around 1 million people
- 85% of the British population is within an hour's drivetime of an RSC production within a year.
- The RSC performed over 40 weeks of UK touring in year 2000/1.
- The RSC stages on average over 1,900 performances each year
- 69% of the RSC's performances in the UK take place at theatres outside of London.
- In 1998, the RSC launched a policy of programming for family audiences with a new stage version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. This production alone attracted 40,000 first-time attenders to the RSC.
- Over 250,000 people in the UK under the age of 25 see the RSC's work each year.