Ticket sales on the Great White Way increased slightly through the week ending September 16 with the welcomed addition of a couple of new shows to the fall lineup and a significant sales increase among several productions. According to figures posted by The Broadway League, gross ticket sales increased... Read more
Similar to their Broadway counterparts, a growing number of theaters in London’s West End are turning to dynamic ticket pricing to help fill seats. Dynamic pricing, which allows for up or down price movement dependent on various factors, has been utilized in various industries for years and in professional... Read more
With the holidays approaching, ticket brokers are hoping to see an increase in ticket sales for some of the traditional end-of-the-year events. Some of the hottest Christmastime shows have already earned high spots in TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings for the week ending October 2, including rock symphony Trans-Siberian Orchestra... Read more
Theatre ticket prices along London’s West End continue to rise
Theatergoers visiting London’s West End are being asked to dig a bit deeper into their pockets if they want to see a show these days. The average high end ticket for a London show has risen in price from £55 ($87.70) five years ago to £63.25 ($100.80) today, with... Read more
Ambassador Theatre Group thrives with Live Nation UK theaters
The UK-based Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), which bought more than a dozen London-area theaters from Live Nation in 2009, has seen both its revenues and profits grow since the purchase. The company paid more than $140 million for the 17 Live Nation theaters, a move that was almost derailed... Read more
London theaters hope to capitalize on 2012 Olympics tourism
London’s West End is betting that attendees of next summer’s Olympic Games will be theatergoers as well. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT), an association of London-area theater owners and producers, has announced that a number of its shows will extend bookings into the period of the 2012 London... Read more
Following the lead of the sports, airline and hospitality industries, the performing arts world is finally, tentatively, embracing dynamic ticket pricing. Both for-profit and non-profit organizations are trying out this model of pricing, in which market demand drives prices up or down as the date of an event nears.... Read more
Led by a bustling hotel industry, and a continually resilient Broadway, New York City set a record with 48.7 million tourists visiting the city in 2010, an increase of 6.8 percent over totals for 2009, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who released figures this week. Of the 48.7 million... Read more
“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” which is the most expensive production in Broadway history at $65 million, could take at least four years to recoup its initial investment, according to the New York Times. The paper estimates that after the expenses of running the show, which could run about... Read more
Several theatergoers attending a performance of the “Lion King” in Norfolk, VA this month were denied entry when they discovered the Broadway Across America tickets they bought were duplicates. According to WAVY-TV, an undisclosed number of fake tickets to the popular musical were bought by unsuspecting fans, and at... Read more